How School Districts Can Impact Home Prices

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School districts can have a huge impact on home prices.

There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. The quality of nearby schools has a definite impacts home prices. While this has always been a solid fact in the real estate industry, not every single potential first time homebuyer is aware of this fact. Current statistic illustrate just how important this factor is when it comes to determining home prices. In fact, many homebuyers are willing to pay the price for good schools and will even choose smaller homes if they are near guaranteed high quality school systems. Read on to learn how schools affect home prices.

Homebuyers Will Pay More For Better School Districts

According to a recent survey, people will make significant sacrifices in order to have a home with access to a better school district. One fifth of buyers would give up things such as a garage or extra bedroom if it ensured better schools. One third of buyers would choose a smaller home if it meant a better school for their children, and over half of those surveyed would sacrifice convenient shopping options. Homes in good school districts are desirable, people will pay more for them, and that has a profound effect on home prices.

Quality Schools Protect Home Prices

A survey of 1000 participants showed that 91% of those surveyed include the boundaries of quality school districts in their decision making when it comes to purchasing a home. Homes with good schools near by do much better in even falling markets than those near mediocre or poor schools. For those looking to start a family, a home in a good school district is worth sacrificing for, spending on, and investing in across the board.

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