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Mary Ann, Both Buyer and Seller in Volusia County, FL

WE are planning to move to Port Orange- I just put a contract on a house and I am surprised to hear about the

Asked by Mary Ann, Volusia County, FL Sun Aug 3, 2008

problem in the schools HelP!! I have one day to stop the contract- I found out last week that me daughter would have no bus service for Gr, 6 and have to walk 11/2 miles! Then there are the teacher cutbacks- I quess I am not going to get what I expected- I am debating on postponing the move- Your description iof Deland sounds more appealing. What is your advice I have a 6th and 11thgrader?

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You will absolutely love the Volusia County School District. There is bus service and you can find the zoning and other information at their websites.. this is the government website

and this is the school districts website -- go to DEPARTMENTS -- then all the way at the bottom right is school maps...and other on the links at the bottom right of the departments page and you'll see various schools zoning maps....which will bring you to the school and the areas to search for homes. If you need any help, don't hesitate to call! A Realtor should be able to find what school district, the school zones, and the bus service routes for you on homes you are interested in making offers on. I hope it all worked out for you! Terri…
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I am not sure what description of Deland your received, but Deland is in the same Volusia county school system as Port Orange. Port Orange has long been the standard of all Volusia County schools. It has one of the best high school in the country in Spurce Creek, and Creekside Middle is rated at the top in the county. The bus service is the same for all of Volusia county, as well as the teacher cut backs. My wife is a teacher in the school system so we keep up on the issues. Right now the School Board and the Superintendent are trying to scare the public so we won't vote for more tax cuts. Rather than cutting the management force and or their pay, (the board just gave them self's another pay raise) they would rather cut that which effect the average person the most, the teachers and bus service.
I think you will be happy in Port Orange, but I recommend you visit the schools for yourself, and see the hard work our teachers put forth.
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You are correct about the bus service and the cutbacks. Although I would suggest that you look at the overall school ratings for the middle and high schools that your children will be attending. This is a trade off of having the children either walk to school or the parents drive them. It is a sacrifice that we make for a good education. Volusia County Schools may be having some major cutbacks, but your children will not get a better education than they will in Volusia County. I suggest you visiting each of the schools also to get a better feel for the school system. Do not make a rash judgement from what you are reading in the papers and hearing on the news. Visit the websites and do your homework first.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 8, 2008
I would suggest you contact your Realtor immediately to determine what options are available to you based on your contract. If you are not working with a Realtor, contact a real estate attorney. If you made an offer on a home and a counter offer was made and you have NOT accepted the counter offer, you are under no obligation to accept the counter offer. If, on the other hand, you accepted the counter you may still be able to back out of the contract but expose yourself to the possibility of losing any escrow deposits made at the time of the offer.

Regarding schools, and excellent source of information is: http://
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 4, 2008
You need to adhere to whatever you put in the contract. If you have only one day, I would suggest that you act immediately. If you don't, there won't be any options for you. If you need more time to consider other effects of this move, you need to take the time now. The seller has no responsibility to allow for such things as school quality. They only have to disclose to you facts that materially affect the value of the property. It is up to you to do that type of research and make decisions based on your individual needs. Talk to your realtor and see what they suggest. I do hope that you are working with a realtor. If you aren't, you might want to consult an attorney.
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