Does the School District Matter if You are Buying a Parkland Home and Don't Have Kids?
There are many things to consider when you are purchasing a home in Parkland or anywhere for that matter. From the layout of the home, the neighborhood, what is nearby, the condition, the landscaping, and more. Often a priority at the top of the list of home buyers with small children is checking out the local schools and finding homes that are within the assigned parameters for the absolute best schools in the area. But if a homeowner does not have kids it is not uncommon for a buyer to dismiss what the schools are like around a home.
I mean if you don't have any children it seems pretty logical not to make this another worry or a priority in your home search, doesn't it? To the contrary even if you do not have kids or plan to have kids the local school district ratings can still be important to a Parkland property. Here is why a school district matters even when you don't have kids.
The type of community
Good school districts and highly rated schools do not become this way for no reason. Great school districts and good schools become this way because of the communities that feed into them and support them. Often you will find that homes within the boundaries of the most desirable schools in an area have some of the most friendly and community-driven neighborhoods. In addition to this, it is often easy to find well kept clean, and neat properties in these areas.
You may actually need those schools in the future
One thing not often thought about by several Parkland homebuyers is how long they may actually be in a property and what life plans and changes may come as they are living within that home. Sometimes this can mean that you are within your current home and kids come into the picture. Whether planned or not it is hard to determine exactly where life is going to take you but it may be a good idea to consider that kids coming into your life could be a possibility while you are within your next Parkland home.
Homes in great school boundaries retain better value
If you ever need or want to sell your home in the future being within the boundaries of the most desirable schools in an area is only a major benefit to a home seller. No matter the status of the real estate market, homes within the best school districts and within the boundaries of the most desirable schools in those districts will retain a higher resale value because they will always be in the highest demand. An area's schools can definitely help to sell a home. It is one of the key factors of location that help a home to demand a higher sticker price.
It Would Be Easier to Rent
Some homeowners decide to rent a home they have lived in when they are ready to move on to their next house instead of selling it. If you should decide to do this a home in a great school district will be much easier to turn into a long-term rental.
Some families hoping to move into the boundaries of the most desirable schools are not able to purchase a home whether it be they just aren't in a position to pay the downpayment on a home purchase, would love to live in the school's zoning boundaries but can't afford the fair market value of homes in that area, or just are not ready to make the long term commitment that home ownership requires. Or a myriad of other reasons.
Rentals are highly desirable in locations that have the most desirable schools in the city. There is never a family that is not hoping to move to the neighborhood with the best educational opportunities for their kids, and a home within walking distance of those schools is even easier to rent.
So no matter, if you have kids or not and are shopping for a home in Parkland, a home within the boundaries of the most desirable schools, will still play an important role in your Parkland home purchase.
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