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7/18/2016

The Surprising Thing Home Buyers Care About More than Schools

http://time.com/money/3904761/buy-home-good-cell-mobile-reception/

Reference to Money Magazine article dated June 2 2015.

Americans in every age group ranked this as more important.

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A new study from RootMetrics has revealed that U.S. adults seem to care more about cell phone reception than the quality of neighborhood schools when buying a home.
The survey of 2,000 Americans found that 60% rank good school districts as important, compared to 76% who called out mobile service—the same proportion that ranked hospitals as essential.

Even more important? Ninety-six percent listed crime rate, 90% local taxes, and 84% amenities like shops, parks and restaurants.

Though respondents in all age groups (even those most likely to include parents of young kids) said cell service was more important than school district, older adults unsurprisingly tended to rank hospitals as increasingly more important.