July 26, 2018 | by: Bill Bradley

SURPRISING THINGS THAT CAN AFFECT THE RESALE PRICE OF YOUR HOME:

Proximity to a Starbucks: Between 1997 and 2014, homes within a quarter-mile of a Starbucks increased in value by 96 percent on average, compared to 65 percent for all homes.

Trendy features: Things like barn doors and farmhouse sinks sell faster and for a premium. In 2016, listings with “barn door” in the description sold for 13.4 percent more than expected — and 57 days faster than comparable homes without the keyword.

Blue kitchens and blue bathrooms: Homes with blue kitchens sold for a $1,809 premium, compared to similar homes with white kitchens.