Real Estate Watch – Berkshire Hathaway
Community and Schools Matter to Buyers
With our summer coming to an end and schools starting around the county it has us wondering: How important are schools and the community involvement when looking to purchase a home?
According to CAR, 78% of potential home buyers who plan to buy within the next five years care about the community they plan to become a part of. Once they become part of the community they plan to do more to help the community. There is a vested interest. Also, 76% of current home owners feel a deeper sense of community where they are currently living. So, community matters!
When it comes to schools, more than 75% of parents say their child’s education is an important part of the search for a home. And 53% of those buyers will buy a new home in a specific neighborhood to get their child into a better school, according to CAR. It also looks as though the ranking of the school is more important than the proximity to the school. More than 25% of those parents will make the move during the school breaks.
We would suggest that potential buyers do their homework before deciding where they want to live. Check out the area, read about potential development, talk to people who live in the area and also talk with the school that your child may be attending to make sure this is the right choice for you and your family. This is a big decision and you should have as much information as possible.
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