Say it aint so...Something homebuyers care about more than schools
June 3, 2015 – A neighborhood's cell phone reception quality is very important to Americans looking to purchase a home.
RootMetrics surveyed 2,000 U.S. adults and found that 76 percent ranked mobile service as important. By comparison, 60 percent identified good schools as important.
U.S. adults in all age groups ranked mobile phone service higher than schools. Hospitals ranked as high as cell phone service when averaging all age groups, but healthcare was overwhelming favored by older adults.
Overall, most Americans looking for homes care about the crime rate (96 percent); local taxes (90 percent); and amenities like shops, parks and restaurants (84 percent), according to RootMetrics.