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Homebuyers researching schools most interested in elementary schools

Realtor.com finds millennials more likely to say school district can be a deal breaker

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Homebuyers researching schools on realtor.com are zeroing in on elementary schools -- indicating that the "majority of people who research schools either have young children or expect to start a family when they buy their next home." That's according to a realtor.com study released today, which also found that 52 percent of millennials born between 1980 and 2000 said the wrong school district could be a deal breaker, compared with 31 percent of all buyers. The study found eight of the top 10 most popular schools viewed on realtor.com served children attending kindergarten through fifth grade. Most of top 10 cities where people researched the most school information on realtor.com were located "in affordable, suburban communities outside of larger urban areas," realtor.com said in summarizing the study. "Generally, the suburbs attract younger buyers because of their close proximity to urban job markets and less expensive housing." Realtor.com used the study to publicize the ...