The Dallas Morning News
School districts affect buying decision
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.