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A Well-Schooled Decision


     The quality of the school district is an important determinant of the market value of a house.  For buyers with children, the quality and reputation of the local school system may be as critical to their decision as the appeal of the house. 

     The desire for a quality education usually causes parents who are in the market for a home to ask questions about the local school district.  What is the annual expenditure per pupil and the average class size?  How do the district's standardized test scores compare with the national mean? Are special educational programs available?  What percentage of high school graduates go on to college?  What is the physical condition of the schools and the district's record in handling school bond proposals?  Parents may also want to know the school board's educational philosophy.

     A professional Realtor has the experience and knowledge to help you choose the right community and schools for your family.