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Is It Better To Own Near Whole Foods Or Trader Joe's?

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) fetches healthy prices for its natural and organic food offerings. But the halo effect surrounding the grocer's upscale image doesn't extend to property values, according to a home price analysis out Tuesday from RealtyTrac.

When it comes to home value appreciation, bargain-priced grocery chain Trader Joe's has more of a halo effect than Whole Foods Market.

RealtyTrac looked at home values, appreciation and property taxes in U.S. ZIP codes with a Whole Foods or a Trader Joe's to determine the best combination of food and...