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New Home for a New School Year in Great North Texas Neighborhoods

The home at 3620 Princeton Avenue is in Highland Park, blocks from HPISD’s Armstrong Elementary. Listed for $2,625,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

In just about a month, the back-to-school excitement will be in full swing. Buyers looking for a new home in time for the new school year are already out in force, searching for great homes with plenty of room for growing families.

5612 Champions Drive | Plano ISD/Plano | Listed for $3,899,000

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“Buyers are definitely out looking in for homes in neighborhoods where they’ll have access to great schools,” says one top-producing agent with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “And on those blocks where kids can walk to school, homes are selling almost as quickly as they come on the market.”

A new analysis of Census data by the real-estate services company Trulia Inc. shows that the quality of schools remains a crucial factor in where parents choose to buy homes. Of course, schools have always been closely tied to real-estate sales, but Trulia’s findings indicate that education is sometimes even more important than factors such as price, commute time and nearby amenities.

6603 Lakewood Boulevard | Lakewood Elementary/Lakewood | Listed for $1,549,000

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There’s also an economic reason for buyers to choose homes in areas with attractive school districts: They tend to hold their value over time.

“Seller considering listing their home should know that right now is the best time to offer a home for sale,” said another agent with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “Many buyers are foregoing big vacations this summer to spend time searching for a new home. The timing is also perfect for sellers who’d rather go on vacation and leave the showings in the hands of their agent.”

705 Bryson Way | Carroll ISD/Southlake | Listed for $559,000

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For more luxury homes throughout the Metroplex, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake

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