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Nona Fontnel, Home Buyer in Hempstead, NY

How much of an effect does a middle school (right next door to a house) have on the potential sale of a house? If it does, to what extent?

Asked by Nona Fontnel, Hempstead, NY Thu Aug 25, 2011

Located in Huntington, NY on a main road

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Thank you for all of your responses... Is it safe to say that if we actually purchase a home with this
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I agree with Dan. Most buyers will not be interested in buying a home next to, across the street from or even behind a school. The main issues my buyer clients find with a home close to a school is the noise and the traffic (during school hours).

Trang Beuschlein
San Jose CA Real Estate Broker
CA DRE License #01453711
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 25, 2011
Nona,
It's a factor to consider. Some buyers with kids may find it a benefit, but more will likely prefer not to be right next door. When buying a home with a location issue which may reduce its marketability or price, consider that you may get a better deal on the house due to the location issue. On the other hand, you will also need to provide your buyer, when you sell someday, a similar deal relative to the market then.
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