Do Politics Matter when Buying a Home?

Do Politics Matter when Buying a Home?

Would you believe it if we told you that the political majority of your neighborhood might drive away home-seekers more than racial or religious preferences?

It may seem odd, but according to recent surveys -political home-buying is a thing. In fact, 1/3rd of homeowners and buyers would prefer to live in a place where they are the religious, ethnic or even racial minority rather than the political one?  Yes, the political leanings of many have become so explosive that 38% of homeowners and sellers would prefer to live in a place where they may not fit in religiously or ethnically as compared to living in a place where their politics don’t fit.

Ironically, this number has gone down in the last few years. As of 2016 42% of people were searching for homes in neighborhoods and event cities that supported their political views. However, the numbers may ramp up again as the 2020 election cycle comes into play.  During the past decade, the political climate as a nation has become increasingly divided and volatile.

While our politics may create a small stumbling block when it comes to finding the perfect neighborhood for your family, the idea that race, religion and ethnic differences aren’t the hold up any longer is a positive sign.  Families are seeking neighborhoods where their children can grow up  and play with like-minded families and friends – regardless of race, ethnicity or religious views.

For more information on home-buying and selling check out our other posts on these topics.

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