What a great and creative analysis done by RealtyTrac!
Of course, it helps that I grew up with Trader Joe’s (Pasadena CA is where they began) and love Whole Foods so this study immediately got my attention. But, my guess was that Whole Foods, being more expensive, would win over Trader Joe’s which is known for its great values in cool foods, wines and flowers. After all, here in Lake Norman we just recently got a Whole Foods but the closest Trader Joe’s is down in the University area where there are more rental and lower priced properties. Wrong!
In home appreciation, home values, and property taxes Trader Joe’s came out on top. Hey Trader Joe’s, when are you coming to Lake Norman?