Recently, Harris Poll conducted a survey that was released by SunTrust Mortgage. It stated that the kids’ opinions under the age of 18 played a large roll in their home buying decision.
When looked at in detail, the results showed that 74% of homeowners, parents ages 18-36 said that when buying a home, their kids’ opinions paid a very large role in choosing which house they bought. Eighty-three percent of renters said their children’s input would be taken strongly into consideration when buying a home in the future.
Here are some of the most important features that matter to a kid when parents are buying a home
Kids’ most important-desirable part of any new home is that they will have their own bedrooms. A large backyard came in right behind. This is so true when selling homes in North Park, South Park, and other San Diego Metro neighborhoods as well. We are able to witness it first hand when we do our open houses on the weekends. Kids are very vocal when they like the house. When they don’t, they also are vocal and want to be heard.
The train of thought behind the survey was explained by Todd Chamberlain, Head of Mortgage Banking at SunTrust.
“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 homebuyers of tomorrow.”
If you have a home that you are thinking of selling, do remember to emphasize the kid-friendly features that come with your house that kids will love. After all, they will have a huge impact on whether their parents are buying the home or not.
Lastly, contact the McT Real Estate Group at 619-818-8122 for expert Real Estate advice. We will assist and guide you through every detail that will help you receive the highest dollar amount for your investment.