People walk out of Whole Foods Market in the Brooklyn borough on May 7, 2014 in New York City. Whole Foods Market.
 People walk out of Whole Foods Market in the Brooklyn borough on May 7, 2014 in New York City. Whole Foods Market. - 
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Another data point about the all-important American housing market.

Zillow, the real estate guesstimate people, are out with some new research that shows homes within a mile of a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods are worth twice as much as the median home in the rest of the country.

If you own a home and a Trader Joe's opens nearby, look for a 10 percent bump the first two years its open.

Of course, there's a whole lot of other things that go into the value of a home near a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods -- do I need to lay that out? No. 

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