Buying a house isn't just about location. It's also about politics.
New research says about 40 percent of homebuyers and sellers are hesitant to live in a neighborhood with people that have different politics. That's about the same number Redfin found in 2016 and 2017. Lone Star College economist Hank Lewis tells KTRH it's not a new phenomenon at all.
"Back in the day you used to one to have to live with the 'right kind of people.' Sometimes it had to do with similar religion, similar ethnic background, or similar income level. Now it's similar politics," Lewis said.
Only sixteen percent said they'd okay with moving to a place that would expose them to different political views. That number was eight percent in 2016.