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  1. #1
    May 2004
    Albany, OR

    Walmart research?

    I'm new. Trying to find actual research that has been done on the effect of Walmarts on residential property values. Can someone please help? Thanks. Steve

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
    Aug 2001
    South Milwaukee
    I doubt you'll find anything significant that is focused on Wal-Mart. Perhaps you need to be looking at big box in general.

    I strongly suspect there is a spurious relationship, nothing you'll tie consistently from one community to the next due to broad differences in development standards and design practives.

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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
    Aug 2001
    The Cheese State
    Wal-mart will typically locate new stores in fringe areas experiencing development. This development would have the efferct of raising property values. I would be immediately suspect of any research that did not control for this. Like Chet says, I doubt you will find much specific to Wal-mart.
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