Real estate Americano

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Have you ever stood at Starbucks and asked yourself how they managed to take a 60-cent cup of flavored water and sell it for four dollars?

I have. Usually after I ask myself how real estate decided to devalue itself during the greatest economic upswing in American history.

Tall drip to go

The coffee-shop business is worth dissecting. Like real estate, its core ingredient, coffee, comes from outside sources.