Everyone who owns a home or aspires to own a home has a vested interest in the quality of education being delivered at their neighborhood school. We hear so much today about staging and making your home memorable; doing everything possible to make sure it stands out in a crowd so that it will sell.
Truth be known, we can have the most appealing home on the market, but if the perception or the reality is that the children can achieve a better education somewhere else property values could be negatively affected. Homes associated with top-notch schools typically sell faster, in good and not-so-good market conditions. If and when a market goes south, areas with excellent school systems are still sought after areas to live. As a result, these regions usually retain their values better than the overall market. Continue reading