Should You Consider School District When Buying Home

Real Estate Agent with BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors REALTOR


If you’re thinking of buying a home in Delaware, you may have been advised that it’s always wise to purchase a home in the best school district, even if you have no children. The reason is resale value. “Everyone” with children wants them to attend the best schools.


What you should do depends upon a number of factors.


Your housing budget, of course, is the first consideration. It’s never wise to commit to paying more on a house payment than you can comfortably afford without eliminating all the activities that add spice to your life. Property taxes in that “best” school district could add hundreds of dollars per month to your house payment.


Next are your plans. Are you buying for the short term or the long term? If you have no children and plan to stay for the next ten or twenty years, the school district really shouldn’t be a consideration. After all, in that much time things may have changed drastically. Remember that a school district, like any other organization, is as good as its leadership.


Backing up for a moment, consider what makes a school “the best.” Before you take someone else’s word for it, go to the school district’s website and see what they offer. You might also talk to some of the parents and students in different school districts.


Find out if things are “as advertised”. Find out if what someone else considers the best is what you want for your children.


Your opinion of good, better, or best might be different from someone else’s, so form your own opinion.


You may prefer to send your children to private schools. If so, then the only reason to consider the school district is resale value. If you spend $10,000 per year on private schools and save $10,000 per year on property taxes, you’ll come out far ahead once your children are out of school.


If you’re getting ready to buy, call me. I can show you the school district boundaries and give you links to their websites. Then I can help you find a home in Delaware that suits you and your loved ones, no matter which school district you choose.



Seesan Ed, Realtor

Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors, bear Office


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SEESAN has been a real estate investor, a columnist and a REALTOR, currently associated with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors as a sales associate,  and previously at Keller Williams Realty. His passion for helping others in all aspect of investing, buying and selling real estate flows through in the expert and customer friendly services he provides to anyone he gets in contact with.

He has been a real estate investor since 1993 and currently a licensed realtor since 2013. SEESAN is an industry expert dedicated to providing service and expertise that makes each transaction as seamless and successful as possible. He is committed to offering the highest quality representation and service. 

Seesan and his spouse are the parents of two grown sons. He finds time to spend quality interaction with his family, and in his extra free time SEESAN is busy reading, surfing in the Net and exercising.

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Pat Champion
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Families with school children do consider school districts when purchasing a home. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 21, 2019 09:23 AM #1
Seesan Ed
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thank you Pat....

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