Recently, Harris Poll conducted a survey that SunTrust Mortgage released. It stated that the kids’ opinions under 18 played a large role in their home buying decision.
When looked at in detail, the results showed that 74% of homeowners, parents ages 18-36 said their kids’ opinions paid a huge role in choosing which house they bought when buying a home. 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 nice backyard came in right behind. This is so true when selling houses in North Park, South Park, and other San Diego urban neighborhoods. We can witness it 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.
Todd Chamberlain, Head of Mortgage Banking at SunTrust, explained the train of thought behind the survey.
“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, 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 619-736-7003 for expert Real Estate advice. We will assist and guide you through every detail to help you receive the highest dollar amount for your investment.