How to Choose the Right Home Near the Right School
May 11, 2016
How can you find the home near the schools that are best for you and your kids? Here are a few tips:
Your search for schools should begin with researching schools online. Almost all states and local municipalities will have online resources. When starting your research, make sure to plan out what’s important to you in a school. Also, keep in mind that some of the contributors to these sites may be biased, so take all rankings with a grain of salt.
If you have specific schools in mind, call the school and ask to set up an in-person visit. Most schools welcome visitors who are looking to relocate and will be helpful in that regard. To get the most out of your visit, ask to sit in on a couple of classes. If you have a child who is interested in a certain area—such as art or band—ask to see those particular classes.
One important part of searching for schools is to know the boundaries of each school district. Often, school districts aren’t drawn strictly according to neighborhoods and may overlap into an area which you may not have considered—and may have homes that are a better fit for you or less expensive. For more information about school district boundaries, make sure to talk to your real estate agent.
Finally, make sure you put the proper weight on schools. This means that you should be looking for the schools that are the right fit. Even if a school or school system is highly-ranked or considered to be one of the best, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the right one for you and your children. Make sure you consider all factors before deciding on the right school.
In the end, schools are more than just about where your kids go and the quality of education they’ll get. The schools will also play a big part in the value—and “resaleability”—of your home.
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