How to Start Your Search for Your Dream Home

Do you feel lost with all the options when looking for a home?

Have the ups and downs of the market made you a little nervous about buying a home?

Buying a home is a big deal. With everything that has happened in the market over the last 10 years, it is understandable why so many people feel a little tense when it comes to purchasing a home. In addition, there are a multitude of options that are available these days on the Internet, and you may not even know where to start.

We wanted to share with you a great way to start your search for your dream home. We will explain why it is great and how to do it.

How to Start Your Dream Home Search

A great way to start your dream housing search is by narrowing the search down to a specific area. We suggest that you start with the highest rated school districts in the areas where you would like to live. You will want to do this whether you have children or not.

It is an obvious choice why parents or those planning to have a family in the future would look for a home in a good school district. What parent wouldn’t want to send their little Einstein to the best school in the area and give them a world of opportunity?

What does this mean for those of us who are not having children? Why would we pay more for a good school district?

Here are a few reasons why paying more to be in a good school district is worth it.

  1. A Good School District Could Protect You From the Market’s Ups and Downs
    Zillow calls buying in a good school district a “safer bet”. As mentioned earlier, we all know the harsh reality of the housing market’s fickle nature. Buying in a good school district is a “safer bet” because a good school district can be what lifts prices of all the nearby homes out of a down market.
  1. The Resale Factor
    Here is what Forbes had to say about the importance of good schools, 

    “Even though you might not have children, buying a home in a good school district is always smart. If the schools are desirable, homes tend to hold their value.”

    It is always important to consider the home’s potential resale value when you purchase it. Homes in good school districts are more likely to hang on to their value even through tough economic times.

The Downside

The main downside of purchasing your home in a good school district is most likely the home will be more desirable and pricier.

Bringing It Home

A great place to start your housing search is in an area with great public schools. While you may pay more upfront, your home’s value will be “safer” during economic downturns. When it is time to sell, your home will more likely retain its value.

How to Get Started

To get started, you may like to read Top 10 Best Small Cities for Education in America and Novi, Michigan Scores 2nd Best Schools In Small Town America. The next step is to partner with an experienced real estate agent that will work diligently on your behalf. We would be honored to help you find your dream home in the school district of your choice. When you are ready, please give our office a call.