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Are School Districts Important?

Updated: May 25, 2023

When you're ready to buy a home, you usually have a list of must haves to present to your realtor. Often these "must haves" are things like the size of the home, the number of rooms, the layout, and even garage spaces. Some may even have their favorite cities and towns listed, and for parents, school districts. However, what many people don't realize is even households without children can be effected by what school district their home is located in.

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So why are school districts important to homebuyers? Here is a run down of why you should consider school districts when buying a home and additional resources to help you research the districts in Texas so you are prepared for the decision making process.

The Best Education

Let's face it, the most important reason to consider school districts when you're looking for a home is to provide high quality education for your children. This is especially important if you have children with unique learning needs. Some districts are more accommodating to children who need additional enrichment and some districts offer more learning opportunities and class options because they have more funding.

Home Value

You may not be aware of this, but the school district you live in effects your home's value. Even if you don't have children, are done having children or don't plan on having children, the better the school district you live in can increase your home's value over time. Homes will go up and down in value for many reasons but living in a neighborhood with higher school ratings tend to always have higher home values no matter what the market is like.

Selling Your Home

Having a home that is located in a great school district may be enticing to homebuyers but it is also a smart investment for Sellers as well. A home that is in a reputable school district may have been a pricier investment at first but will increase in resale value over time. A great school district is enticing to homebuyers which in turn makes it higher in demand. Not only will your resale value be higher, but your home could be on the market for less time.

Resource Links

When buying a home school districts are a very important consideration so we have compiled some resource links you can use to do your research and help you narrow down your decision.

Many of our staff at Willow Bend Title have lived in Texas their whole lives and being realtor founded we are familiar with many of the school districts in the area. If you still have questions feel free to reach out to us. With 30+ years of Texas real estate experience under our belts we can lead you in the right direction so you can find your dream home and meet us at our closing table!


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