Intangibles important to home hunters with kids

October 06, 2008 04:57PM

There are more two- and three-bedroom apartments on the market these days, which is good news for parents hunting for child-friendly apartments. But size is only one factor in an apartment’s “family friendliness,” and parents must often assess the child friendliness of an apartment themselves because fair-housing laws make it illegal to label a building as “family friendly.” Physical factors such as closet space and a washer and dryer in the unit are important, as are less tangible elements such as whether the other residents of a building will welcome children.

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