How to Sell Your Condo and Buy a House: SCHOOLS
Most of my condo clients don’t even know what school district their condo belongs to. However, when it comes time to sell the condo and buy a house, it’s often because a baby is coming and suddenly what school district your home belongs to is VERY important.
Whether you have kids or not, school district definitely affects the value of a house. The best neighbourhoods of Toronto have the best schools.
How good a school is usually determined by how well the students perform on average. Test scores can be easily viewed online on various websites.
When buying a home in Toronto, always find out what school district the home belongs to and what the school’s test scores are like – even if you don’t have any children or don’t plan on having any children, the school district your potential home belongs to will affect your home’s value now and in the future.
Besides doing research online, talk to the parents on the street of the house you are thinking about buying. Ask them what they think of the school and its reputation.
I’m here at Jackman Avenue Public School near Broadview and Danforth. This school is one of the most coveted public schools in Toronto. Homes in the catchment area routinely fetch a premium of $100K or more. Parents have been known to forge addresses or even buy fakes ones to ensure their children get a spot in this school. Students at the school boast very high test scores, the school has a green roof, a french immersion program, day care, arts programs, community tutoring, and more.
If youÂ are thinking about selling your condo and buying a house this year, I’dÂ love to help. For more informationÂ contact me.