After much consideration, you are ready to buy a new home. Imagine you have eagerly been awaiting the moment when you could finally buy a home. You have dissected how many bedrooms would be needed, the ideal acreage of the yard, and debated whether a finished basement is a “deal breaker” or not. The most important factor in buying a home, however, is the location. Why? Because the condition and appearance of a house can change over time, but the location will always remain the same. The community and surrounding area of a potential location is what will make a house a home. In particular, future homeowners should really be looking at the quality of local school districts, and the community as a whole. Whether you are a family with children or first-time homebuyers, shopping for a home in a location with close proximity to strong local school districts is key to quality living, as well as an increasing home value.
Families with school-age children looking to buy a new home tend to consider a quality school district over anything else during their search. In fact, most parents are even willing to sacrifice highly regarded factors such as square footage, number of garages and even amenities.
At Homewood Homes, we understand the importance of quality school systems, which is why we build our homes in some of Central Ohio’s best school districts. Check out the following top accredited local school districts to see which Homewood Homes community would be the perfect fit for you and your family.
While it is understandable to disregard the school district as a major factor in your home buying decision if you do not have or plan to have kids, or if they have already left home, it should remain an important aspect of your search. While the physical structure of your new home will depreciate over time, thus losing value, a home with a great location with quality schools will only continue to appreciate in value over time. According to research conducted by Realtor.com, home values inside highly rated school districts were 49% higher than the national median home price. Thus, investing in a property with great local school districts can significantly increase the resale value of the home—even in a down market.
A high quality school district can provide for your family by offering a strong sense of community, an outstanding education, and protecting your biggest investment—the value of your home. Contact Homewood Homes today to find your next home.
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