A recent survey found that 55% of U.S. homeowners with a child under age 18 when they bought a home said their child’s opinion was a factor in their home-buying decision, reports Washington Post writer Michele Lerner.
Millennial parents are even more likely to be influenced by their kids: Seventy-four percent of millennial homeowners (ages 18 to 36) with a child said their kids’ opinions were a factor in their choice. Renters who plan to buy in the future are also likely to be swayed by their kids: Eighty-three percent said their children’s opinion will be a factor in what home they buy.
The survey asked parents what their kids lobby for when the family is house hunting. The top request is that each kid has his or her own bedroom (57 percent). No surprise there or among the other top requests: a big back yard (34 percent), proximity to a park (25 percent), close to schools (24 percent), near friends (24 percent) and near a swimming pool (21 percent).Read More