School dis­tricts af­fect buy­ing de­ci­sion

The Dallas Morning News - - DFW REAL ESTATE FINDER -

More than 75 per­cent of home­buy­ers con­sider their child’s ed­u­ca­tion as an im­por­tant fac­tor in their home search, and 53 per­cent say they would buy a new home specif­i­cally to get their child into a bet­ter school. This is ac­cord­ing to a new sur­vey con­ducted by Bank of Amer­ica, which also re­ported that more than 25 per­cent of those polled said they would plan their move around school breaks, mak­ing sum­mer an ideal time to find a new home.

The weight of ed­u­ca­tion in the de­ci­sion-mak­ing process is not likely to di­min­ish. Re­cent data from re­al­tor.com shows that mil­len­ni­als are less likely than other gen­er­a­tions to com­pro­mise on schools when se­lect­ing a home, with 52 per­cent re­port­ing school dis­tricts as a deal breaker in their home search.

The ex­pert agents at Briggs Free­man Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Re­alty rep­re­sent homes in school dis­tricts across D-FW, like the

ones be­low. See more at briggs free­man.com.

2204 Plan­ta­tion Lane, Plano: A cov­ered arbor con­nects the main house and guest home, cre­at­ing a fully-equipped out­door liv­ing room with a stain­less-steel kitchen, ve­randa heaters and stone pa­tios. The large lazy river with a stone waterfall flows into a coun­try club-sized swim­ming pool. Listed by Dona Timm for $2,850,000.

4080 Hanover St., Uni­ver­sity Park: Clean lines, hard­ware and hard­wood floors grace this new con­struc­tion in Uni­ver­sity Park. The den over­looks the back­yard and con­tains beamed ceil­ings, a wood­burn­ing fire­place, a wine room and a wet bar. Listed by Tom Hughes and Seth Po­goloff for $2,195,000.

4545 S Ver­sailles Ave., High­land Park: This chic and com­pletely re­mod­eled Tu­dor in the heart of High­land Park boasts hard­wood floors through­out. The gourmet kitchen opens to a large fam­ily room that over­looks a cov­ered pa­tio, an out­door kitchen, a ca­bana and a salt­wa­ter pool and spa. Listed by Lisa Besserer for $1,699,000.

5414 Bur­kett Drive, Frisco: Green­belt views add to the seren­ity of this five-bed­room cus­tom home by Shel­ley Reynolds, which fea­tures a pool, a spa, a large pa­tio space and an ex­pan­sive yard. Listed by Mau­reen Stei­tle and Patti Winch­ester for $1,250,000.

Pres­i­dent and CEO Rob­bie Briggs in­de­pen­dently owns and op­er­ates Briggs Free­man Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Re­alty. For de­tails, see brig­gs­free­man.com.

The new-con­struc­tion home at 4080 Hanover St. is listed by Tom Hughes and Seth Po­goloff for $2,195,000.

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