Don’t have kids in school? You should still consider buying a home in a great school district to help keep your resale value high. Recently, Realtor.com® released the results of a new study which identifies the price premium homebuyers are willing to pay for a home in a strong public school district.
In their study, Realtor.com® compared homes located in school districts which held ratings of 9 or 10 on the GreatSchools.org 10 point scale to homes located in districts which rated 6 or less. Not surprisingly, the results showed that homes located in the higher rated districts brought a higher sale price, but I was surprised to see just how significant that difference could be – on average, 49 percent more expensive – at $400,000 – than the national median of $269,000 and 77 percent more expensive than schools located within the boundaries of the lower ranked districts with a median of $225,000. In addition, home located in the better school districts sell more quickly.
We are fortunate that the Forsyth County school districts rate high on the scale which help keep our property values at a premium. Of course, even in our area, some schools do better than others. Here’s an easy way to see how your Forsyth County schools compare.
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