If you replace the tub with a shower only, you will lose a portion of the buying pool when it comes back to sell. There is a portion of the population -- no one knows how large -- that is comprised of "soakers." Without a place to laze in the bath after a long hard day, they will move on to the next property.... more
Check out http://www.greatschools.net/ to see what other parents have to say. Also check out http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/ and http://www.k12.dc.us/ for school stats. As agents we aren't allowed to comment on schools and what is best, good, worst, etc. It is just too subjective. What one person thinks is good another thinks is bad. I will say that have have moved families (several times) right over the Western line to Mont. Co. to be in those schools.
Best of luck,