If you are a young family buying a new home, one of your first questions is likely to be about the local public schools. If you are different type of buyer, say a single or older couple, you may think it doesn't matter to you. You would be wrong.
Let's face it, everyone will sell their house at some time. A lot can change between the time you buy and the time you sell. Besides the obvious changes in your property, one of the lesser noticed changes can be to the quality of the schools in your area. If taxes are cut, particularly those that contribute directly to education, local governments often have no choice but to reduce funding to schools. This can leave
your house in a school district or area with a school that is not as sought after as other schools. This will directly affect the value of your house.
When you go to look for you next house, be sure to check the schools--whether you personally care or not. Pay attention to how the local government funds them and what types of awards and honors they are earning. When you go to sell, this can make the difference between a house that sells quickly and for a good price, and one that languishes on the market.
Be an advocate for your local public schools. Even if you will not directly benefit from the education that they offer, they are important to you as a home owner protecting the value of your property.
You can find out more information about local schools by going to my company website www.momentumrealtyva.com and clicking on the Schools tab on the left side of the page.
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