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Get an Ivey League Education for Free

April 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

There’s always been a strong correlation between price appreciation for residential real estate and quality of the school district, but perhaps this relationship will weaken in the future. Why do you say that you ask…. I say this because I ran across this new site called YouTube EDU where you can watch lectures from schools […]

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Tags: Market Statistics · Schools

Finding the School That’s Just Right

December 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Finding the School That’s Just Right

I just had a conversation with some prospective home buyers for Windermere today and they reminded me how important schools are in deciding where to live. Heaven knows you don’t want to end up in a school with buses like the one pictured here. I’m in the real estate business and not education, but there […]

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Which Schools in Southwest Orlando Did The Best On The FCAT in 2008?

June 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The FCAT scores were recently released for 2008 and you may be wondering which schools in SW Orlando ranked the highest. Among elementary schools, Windermere Elementary ranked the highest with 77%. Hunters Creek Middle ranked the highest among middle schools with 67%. Dr. Phillips and Olympia High Schools beat the competition by a pretty healthy […]

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FCAT Scores Affect Home Prices

May 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on FCAT Scores Affect Home Prices

One of the most common concerns for home buyers is the quality of schools in a particular area and the most accepted measure of that quality in Florida is the FCAT score. The FCAT test is administered to students in grades 3-11 and measures 2 basic components: criterion reference test (CRT), which measures benchmarks in […]

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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. […]

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Tags: Real Estate Tips · Schools