Here are two scenarios to think about
Rarely in life do we get exactly what we want. This is usually most evident when buying something. When shopping for clothes, how often have you discovered a great outfit only to find they don’t have it in your size? Or perhaps you had your heart set on a pastrami sandwich for lunch, but when you get to the deli, they’re all out?
More often than not when making a purchase, we have to compromise. You buy the smaller size or you eat salami. As long as you mostly get what you’re after, isn’t that the most important thing? Well, yes and no.
If you are planning to buy a house – and kids are part of the picture – you, of course, want to find a home in a good school district. But what happens when your real estate agent says he’s located an amazing home that checks off everything on your list and is even within your price range, but the nearby school isn’t great? Here are your choices:
Buy it anyway
It can be very difficult giving up on your dream home, especially if you have been looking for a while. And if you just can’t say no, don’t. It’s possible that the local school isn’t as bad as what you have been led to believe. When you do a little research to get more information, you may discover that there are new teachers coming in or perhaps the principal is being replaced. If you can, talk to some parents in the area to see what they have to say about the school.
And if you’re still not crazy about the school, it’s time to explore other options, and you have quite a few including:
- Home schooling
- Private school
- A transfer to a school outside the district
Wait to find a home with a better local school
The other choice you have is to just keep looking. Education is obviously important, and you only want the best for your kids, so it may be wise to continue your search. The downside, however, is that you never find a home that equals that first one and you end up compromising quite a bit on the one you eventually decide to buy. It’s also possible you’ll pay more and have a larger mortgage.
Choosing between a great home and a great school can be very difficult, but the good news is that you may not have to. One of the best things about Naples is that it possesses a number of fantastic educational options, as reflected in the ratings at Great! Schools. And Dante Disabato will help you find the home you’ve always wanted that’s located in an excellent community – complete with quality schools. To get started, you can contact us by phone at 239.537.5351 or through our online form.