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While homeowners probably spend more time than they intend to in big box stores like Target and Walmart, buying property near one of those stores could have an impact on your home value and your property taxes.

RealtyTrac recently dug into its data on the two retailers. Nope, not to see which store offers the best prices on hoses, snow shovels or bath towels. Instead, RealtyTrac compared home values, price appreciation and property taxes in Zip codes with either store to see which one provides the best financial return.

Overall, RealtyTrac determined that while homeowners near a Target have experienced better home value appreciation since their purchase, they also pay more for the home and have higher property taxes on average.

Here are some details of the study:

 Among homeowners who sold in 2015, those near a Target saw an average 27 percent increase in home price since they purchased their home, which equates to an average price gain of $65,569, compared to 16 percent appreciation and an average price gain of $24,900 for homeowners near a Walmart.  Average appreciation for all Zip codes nationwide is 22 percent, while the average price gain is $40,626.

 Homes near a Target also have a higher value on average: $307,286, 72 percent more than the $178,249 average value for homes near a Walmart. The average value of homes was $215,921 across all Zip codes nationwide.

 Homeowners near a Target paid an average of $7,001 in property taxes, 123 percent more than the $3,146 average for homeowners near a Walmart. The average property tax across all Zip codes nationwide was $4,283.

  The average value of homes was $215,921 across all Zip codes nationwide.

  Homeowners near a Target paid an average of $7,001 in property taxes, 123 percent more than the $3,146 average for homeowners near a Walmart.

  The average property tax across all Zip codes nationwide was $4,283.

An infographic of the study can be found here.

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