Hernan, Home Buyer in Huntington Park, CA

Hi, I am about to buy a house right opposite to the future primary school in construction on Saturn st, Huntintong Park. Is anything wrong?

Asked by Hernan, Huntington Park, CA Sun Dec 26, 2010

I love the house, I love the area, but It is across the front of future primary school now a construction site
and the school will be brand new...and I like that ( I won't be there during the school noisy & traffic hours anyway). Please let me know what is the bad about it...am I missing some advice ? What about the resale price? Thanks in advance!

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Dorene Slavitz’s answer
Dear Hernan,
Do you have elementary school age children? If you do, you will probably love the convenience of being so close to the school. Elementary age kids are cute, a bit noisy but there will be no issues with them. Seems that there are many who drive their kids to school, that might annoy you if there is a traffic jam at 8:00 and 3:00. If you're working though, you won't ever see it.
My home is across from a park, and walking distance to the local schools. We bought this house precisely for that reason. So if I saw it as a value, others will too.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 10, 2011

Living in the proximity of any school becomes an issue only if you allow it to. Yes, as you have pointed out, there may be school noises and traffic issues but these can be anticipated and/or minor in nature.

On the positive side, you will benefit from a higher police presence, use of the outdoor facilities, and community school programs & activities. In the real estate business, when buyers with children are looking for an ideal home they often request being located near the school.

The appeal of a home in the proximity of a school will likely depend on the individual's personal needs but don't expect it to be a totally negative feature because there are buyers that will seek this location.

Best wishes with your new home,

1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 27, 2010
Hola Hernan,

The presence of school and other commercial structures nearby tend to have negative effect on the resale value. But ultimately, the resale value will be dictated by buyer's preference as some will be looking for specific amenities, location, and of course schools.

Most important is that you love the house, the area and ultimately provide more benefits.

Best wishes,

Daniel Choi
Broker Associate
Nextage Capital Advisors
1521 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017

http://www.michantli.com Spanish website for homebuyers and sellers
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 21, 2011
You have asked about resale value. Generally, being across from a school has a negative effect on values.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 27, 2010
I think it might become an issue when you are ready to retire. Kids are noisy by nature and there’s nothing wrong with that, but if you are elderly or ill—the noise may become an issue. If you don’t plan on making that your retirement home, I wouldn’t consider it an issue, like my colleague below said, it might be a good thing when it comes to selling.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 27, 2010
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