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Top Local Schools & How Ratings Impact Home Prices

A neighbourhood's school ratings has become a very important factor for home buyers.  Parents have increasingly made this a top search criteria item.  There is a lot of research that shows that there is a strong correlation between home values and school ratings.


Buyers are Willing to Pay More for Good Schools


A large study completed by realtor.com showed that 91% of buyers said school boundaries were important in their search.  The study also showed that buyers were also willing to sacrifice features of a home to get into a better school district.  Oh the things we do for kids. 

Good Schools Increase & Protect Home Values


An interesting study in the US analyzed home prices between 2006 and 2009.  The researcher's major finding was that great schools tended to stabilize values during the national decline, much better than those with only mediocre schools nearby.  

Burlington, Oakville, and Hamilton School Ratings


At the Urban Group, we've done our homework (ha!) and compiled lists that show provincial rankings of each school in Burlington, Oakville, and Hamilton, also charting the neighbourhoods and links to homes in the area.


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Ryan Urban is a team leader, and Sales Representative at the Urban Group, one of Canada's fastest growing real estate teams.  Ryan is a graduate of the Ivey Business School, and B.A Economics, University of Western Ontario.  He specializes in Residential and Commercial real estate. Feel free to contact him at ryan@urbangroup.com

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