Home buyers cite school proximity and quality as key deciding factors in home purchase
WASHINGTON, August 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Housefax, a leader in residential property history information, continues to enhance its property history report for consumers and industry professionals. Recently, Housefax added local school data including proximity, enrollment size, total expenses and advanced placement opportunities to its flagship report. View a sample report here.
The quality and proximity of schools is consistently ranked as one of the most important factors in parents’ decisions about where to buy a home. School quality is also important for home buyers who have no children, since it has a significant impact on housing value and can ease the selling of a home in the future.
According to the National Association of Realtors®, of all the local neighborhood amenities that can influence a buyer’s decision to purchase a home, proximity to good quality schools is one of the most influential.
“We understand the importance of local school information to home buyers around the country,” said Hassib Amiryar, Housefax CTO. “This highly relevant information complements our comprehensive property history report, which home buyers and real estate professionals have come to rely on as a trusted, independent resource to learn more about a property.”
The 2014 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, stated that 29% of home buyers listed school quality and 22% listed proximity to schools as deciding factors in their home purchase.
In addition to school data, Housefax Property History Reports include incidents, voluntary liens, natural hazards, permit history, utilities, and more. This information is not typically found on other listing sites and complements the MLS system, helping consumers to know before they buy and agents to know before they list. For a FREE Housefax Report visit Housefax.com.
Founded in 2012, Housefax is a leading provider of residential property history reports for real estate consumers and industry professionals. Housefax offers instant access to property details, voluntary liens, building permit history, local schools, emergency incidents and natural hazards. Housefax PRO is a subscription service designed to give industry professionals access to customized Housefax Property History Reports at preferred pricing. For more information and to view a sample report, visit housefax.com.