Let’s Talk About Schools and Your Home
What does your happy place look like? You have probably thought about the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and all the other fun things you want in a home. Have you thought about this one? Schools!!!
Why think about Schools?
If you have children, or plan to have children someday – Schools are important to think about. Even if you don’t plan on having children, knowing what schools are nearby can help your home buying decisions. It will be a selling feature if you plan on selling your home someday. There is a correlation between schools and property values, and often people are willing to spend a little more to be in the right school catchment area. They are even willing to sacrifice other important home features to be in the right school zone. Did you know that people will sacrifice things like square footage, backyard space, and more?
Private & Specialized Schools
Some buyers are looking for a home that falls in the catchment area of a specific private school, or a school with a specialized program for their children. Examples of private schools could include religious affiliations, or specialized curriculum based education. Some public schools can also have specialized programs such as High Performance Athletics.
How can my REALTOR® help?
Here at LIFE Reg, we can help you find a home that meets all of your needs and also factor in the intangible benefits, like neighbourhood, school catchment, resale value and more. We have lots of information that can help you when you are looking to make a move, and can tell you about all the amenities that are available surrounding your home, or future home.
Where do I start?
If you are looking for information on schools in Ottawa, check out the School Locator tools for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Ottawa Catholic School Board.If you want to learn more about a specific school and the school’s ranking within the schools of Ontario, you can find that here.
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