Location matters so much. How do you choose to house hunt in a town or city where you don’t live now? It is no simple matter. I generally advise would-be house hunters to test drive the town. By doing what you normally do in an evening or on a weekend, you will find out if
The big factors that parents consider when they house hunt is the schools. 2020 update: How can parents help their children integrate into a new school system in the fall of 2020? What would normally happen is that your child would go to school, meet children, and figure out who they want to be friends
Housing is all about the schools. This created the situation that springtime house hunters face in most areas around Boston. A little perspective: In the book The Two Income Trap, one of the ongoing tropes is that the pressure to send one’s children to “good” schools underlies the competition for houses in well-regarded schools systems.
So, what do you do to get the best education you can afford for your children? Public information: The Department of Education publishes district profiles. To open a report card, write the town or district into the box for “Search for your Report Card.” Then use the hyperlinks below that to see the information. Within
Some houses only sell in seller’s markets. That is when buyers are willing to do their deepest compromises. Buyers who are considering entering the market need to know that we are still in a seller’s market. When buyers get desperate, they look at seriously location-impaired houses. I am talking really impaired! Stuff like a house