Trulia: Where schools matter and where they don’t in homebuying

3 charts show what homebuyers are looking for and where

Either schools are of critical importance to a homebuyer, or they matter not at all.

There’s very little middle ground because either homebuyers have kids or they don’t.

Trulia’s recent survey found that when searching for a home, the quality of the local schools is an important factor for families with children.

According to a recent Trulia survey, 19% of Americans indicated that their dream home is located in a great school district. But among parents of children under 18, the percentage of Americans who want to live in a great school district jumps to 35%, in contrast to 12% of those without kids.

Also, the survey also revealed that a great school district is almost twice as important to those who search online for their dream home on a weekly or monthly basis than those who only search annually.

Here’s what they found.

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(Source: Trulia)


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(Source: Trulia)


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(Source: Trulia)

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