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The information in this report comes from NAR's Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and is about the characteristics of families with children who are buying or selling a home.

Highlights:

  • Fifty percent of buyers with children in the home under the age of 18 years said the quality of the school districts is an important factor when purchasing a home and 45 percent said convenience to schools.
  • For buyers with children under the age of 18 years in the home, they purchased larger homes at 2,100 square feet in size with 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.
  • For 27 percent of buyers with children, child care expenses delayed the home buying process.
  • Compromises that were made by buyers with child care expenses include the size of the home, followed by price, distance from job, condition, and style of home.

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