#388. Independent We Stand

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Independent We Stand
We recently learned about an organization called Independent We Stand, and a new tool the group launched to help homeowners discover how supporting locally owned, independent businesses directly improves their home values.

First about the group – Independent We Stand is a movement of independent business owners across the country to inform their communities about the importance of “Buying Local” and how these efforts bolster their local economy. This movement supports all local and national causes committed to boosting local economic development projects.

Based on a recent study by American Express OPEN, home values in neighborhoods with strong independent retail districts grew at a much faster rate over a 14-year period than those without. Independent We Stand’s Home Value Calculator gives homeowners an easy tool to determine how supporting their locally owned, independent businesses – and encouraging more to open in their areas – affects the value of their home.

We encourage you to buy local as much as possible. You will not only be helping your neighbors and friends, but you may even be increasing your home’s value!