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Figuring Out the School Zone for Home Purchases

April 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

School District Zoning is one of first questions most home buyers ask when looking for a new home, yet the Mid Florida Regional MLS does not require agents to include it on home listings.

Personally, I think it should be a requirement. After all, school districts do have a significant impact on a home’s value. I’d say more than half of all home listings here do not have the school zoning included. There is a feature in our MLS that allows us to search for homes by school zones but currently it’s useless because many of the listings don’t have the school zone section filled out.

For now you’ll have to check with the school board to find out the zoning for a particular property. They do make it easy though. All you have to do is put an address in and viola, you get the elementary, middle, and high school. Here are the links for the local counties in Central Florida.

Once you’ve figured out which schools a property is zoned for, you can figure out if it’s good or not and compare them to each other at greatschools.net. It’s a wonderful independent resource.

Tags: Real Estate Tips · Schools

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  • 1 Figuring Out the School Zone for Home Purchases // Apr 10, 2008 at 10:03 am

    […] Zoys WordPress Web Directory wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt School District Zoning is one of first questions most home buyers ask when looking for a new home, yet the Mid Florida Regional MLS does not require agents to include it on home listings. Personally, I think it should be a requirement. After all, school districts do have a significant impact on a home’s value. I’d say more than half of all home listings here do not have the school zoning included. There is a feature in our MLS that allows us to search for homes by school zones but currently it […]

  • 2 The Upfront Mortgage Broker // Apr 13, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Hojin,

    Great information that every buyer should have. I agree with you about the required inclusion of the school districts/zones in the MLS.

    Have a great week!
    The Upfront Mortgage Broker
    Joe Bartolotta