Walkable Towns Boosting Housing Market


0  Updated at 10:04 am, June 3rd, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(DRIGGS, ID) – Having a walkable downtown area in communities throughout the Intermountain West is a major selling point for people looking to buy a home. Researchers with the Sonoran Institute say homeowners are willing to pay up to 18 percent more for a house in towns like Driggs and Victor because of their proximity to shops and restaurants. Officials say these towns present an “untapped market opportunity,” which could help further develop resort-oriented mountain areas.

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