Parents Say Their Kid's Opinion On What House To Buy Matters
Harris Poll recently released a study by Sun Trust Mortgage reporting that "55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their child played a significant part in their decision to buy."
Diving further into the report by parent's age, millennials (18-36 year olds) lead the pack with 74% of home-owners stating that the opinion of their child was a big contributing factor in choosing the home they purchased.
With That In Mind - What Features Do Kids Look for?
Ranking in at 57%, the top most desirable feature to kids is getting their own bedroom. Next on the list, coming in at 34%, was a large back yard to run around and play in with friends.
Todd Chamberlain, Sun Trust's Head of Mortgage Banking stated the reasoning behind the study, "As a parent of two kids, I know from experience that including children in the home-buying process is not only fun for the whole family, but also educational for our home-buyers of tomorrow."
If you are considering selling your home this year, be sure to highlight all the kid-friendly features found in your home in order to to attract the attention of the real "decision makers".
If you are ready to begin the home-buying process, start your search below in the Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods and contact us to schedule a time to view properties!
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