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Buyers Overwhelmingly Choose School District over Home Features

School Children

Like the old saying goes, when it comes to home ownership, what's the most important thing? Location, location, location.

According to a recent report from, getting their kids into the right school was the top priority for a huge portion of buyers. And those buyers were more than willing to give up other features in order to buy a home in their desired school district.

  • 78 percent of buyers in their preferred school district gave up home features to get there

  • Most common compromises include a garage, large backyard, and updated kitchen

  • Nearly three-quarters of respondents say good schools were important to their search

According to the report, a whopping 91% of buyers with children (and 73% of buyers total) said that school boundaries were “important” or “very important” to their search. And of the buyers that purchased a home in their desired school district, 78% willingly gave up desired home features—like a garage, large backyard, or updated kitchen—in order to make sure they got their children into their school of choice.

That's why we are so fortunate in Oxford and Lafayette County! We have great schools no matter where in this area you choose to buy!

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