Proximity to parents, in-laws, brothers, sisters, cousins and other family members is not a high priority for home buyers, according to a study commissioned by the real estate website Trulia. Instead, buyers are more focused on crime rates, school districts and length of commute rather than how close their relatives are. And the number one criteria for home buyers was the size of the home.
A Rutgers professor quoted in the attached article put it best when she said that "family members want intimacy at a distance."
Family Proximity is Lower Priority for Buyers