The opinion of homebuyers’ children has a big sway in real estate decisions, a new survey finds. 55% of homeowners surveyed say that their children under the age of 18 have an opinion on which home to buy, according to a new Harris Poll Survey commissioned by SunTrust Mortgage of more than 2,000 adults.
74% of millennial parents between the ages of 18 and 36 report their children have even more of an influence. And 83% of renters said the opinion of their children will be a factor in which home to buy, the survey finds.
The top requests of children include their own bedrooms (57%); a large backyard (34%); proximity to parks and activities (25%), close to schools (24%), close to friends (24%), and a swimming pool (21%).