Do schools impact home values? In a recent study, 78% of buyers said that schools were very important to their home searches. We all know that the top three rules of real estate are location, location, location, but to many buyers, that might sound more like schools, schools, schools. Because of this, schools can impact your home value, and we’re blessed to have plenty of great schools in Lancaster County.
That earlier study also mentioned that many buyers were willing to give up an updated kitchen, garage, and even a bedroom to be in their desired school district. Being located near a good school district can increase your resale value and stabilize the price of surrounding homes. No matter what’s happening in the market, parents will always care about their kids’ futures and look for the best possible school district.
There are a lot of resources out there to help you find great schools. Many people know about this site already, but GreatSchools.org can help you find fantastic schools. Niche.com is another great site.
They both operate similarly to Yelp. Schools will have a rating from one to 10 and plenty of reviews. You’ll have to take these reviews with a grain of salt, but they can give you some good information.
We have also worked with clients all over the county. If you’re interested in learning more about a school district, reach out to us, and we can probably put you in contact with the right people to talk to.
If you have any other questions about real estate, feel free to call or email us. We’d love to hear from you.