In addition to considering home size, style, additional amenities, and location, you may want to consider adding a “good school district” to your home search criteria. If you have kids or are planning to, this may already be on your list. But, even if you are not planning on starting a family it may still be worth considering.
Buying a home in a good school district will not only make it easier to send your child to a good school, according to CBS MoneyWatch, but it can also help increase the value of your home, or during tough economic times, help fight depreciation.
Where Do You Want Your Kids To Go To School?
If you are planning to have children, or do have children, you may want to lookup more than just the school district, but the local elementary, middle and high schools in your area. While Colorado does offer a charter program, you can make it easier on yourself by choosing to live within the boundaries of the school you want your kids to go to. You may also want to consider distance to the school if you would like your kids to be able to walk.
Good School Districts Add Value To Your Home
Good school districts tend to reflect both the amount of funding and the amount of involvement by the community. For that reason, good schools tend to be (and notice, the use of the word tend and not always. These are general patterns and certainly there are always exceptions to the rule!) in established neighborhoods rather than brand new communities or communities that experience a lot of turn-over. Also, generally, it can be more expensive to live in communities that have the top school districts and top schools.
Living in close proximity to good schools, and in a good school district, adds value to your home. It is worth considering when you are purchasing your house, whether or not you have children.
How To Get Info On Colorado Schools & School Districts … coming up!
In our next blog, we’ll take a look at online resources that are available for checking out the schools and school districts in Colorado. As with any home search criteria, it’s important to discuss your feelings on the school district and proximity to schools with your buyer’s agent so that they can help you find the right home.