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Are You Choosy about Your School District?

Do you have school age children? Are you thinking about starting a family? If your answer is yes, then choosing the right school district may be the primary focus of your home search.

When people search for a new home, there are many factors to consider during the decision making process: price, amenities, neighborhood, size, new vs. old. Don’t make the mistake of overlooking a school district. Even if you don’t have, or never plan to have school-age children, school districts can still have quite an impact on your neighborhood and home value. Explore why the quality of school districts is something that you need to keep in mind when you buy your next home.
  • A good school district means a good education

As a parent, this topic is near and dear to my heart. We want the best for our children. Our goal is to make them more successful than ourselves, and to try to pave an easier road for them to grow. While what we teach them at home is fundamental, the reality is that our children will spend more time in an educational institution than they do within our four walls. So don’t rely on word-of-mouth when looking into schools, dig deep. I have found that GreatSchools.org is a great place to do your research. This site allows you to explore both public and private schools throughout the United States. They consider a broad scope of data when ranking the schools.

  • A good school district means stable value and growth in your home equity

Home prices can fluctuate in a volatile housing market. While there are many factors out of your control, living in the right district can be a life preserver. Neighborhoods with higher school ratings tend to have higher home values. More and more buyers make school district one of the top considerations when deciding on where to buy. A recent survey by Realtor.com found that 73 percent of home buyers prioritized school districts in their home search. The survey found that home buyers were willing to compromise two of the top most desirable home features — a garage or an updated kitchen, to buy a home in their desired school district.

So take your time and do your research…Your home value and your children are depending on you! At Maronda Homes, we believe that quality is never a destination – it is a requirement. Explore our communities throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida. We just might have the perfect home in the perfect school district waiting for you.

About Meg Webb

Meg is a Real Estate professional with over 15 years of experience. Her passion for real estate is demonstrated through her success in both new home construction and residential resale. She resides in Upper St. Clair near Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two children where she enjoys training for marathons and volunteering in the community.

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