They are preassigned but most areas have a choice magnet school close by that you can transfer into. You can also transfer into some of the other school districts until a certain age and then the preassigned zones began to take affect. Just know your areas and pay attention to statistics or reports online and you'll be fine with school choices.... more
Key factors in a home appreciating: Location, Schools and then the condition of the property.
If you are looking to update your home and want to know how far to go, ask a realtor for a CMA of homes that are not updated and then a seperate CMA for updated homes. That will give you an idea of the margins available to you for the updates.... more