Good Schools Remain A Priority For Home Buyers - Says New Report (Midlands)

Moving into or living in the catchment area of a good school is becoming more and more important for homebuyers, according to a national report.

So important in fact that a small percentage of parents (10 per cent) are willing to pay more than £50,000 for the privilege, and others an average of £19,000 latest research from a leading price comparison website has revealed.

Some parents will go to extreme lengths to secure a place at what they believe is a top performing school – with 29 per cent admitting that they have moved house specifically to be in the catchment area.

While the schools have only just returned to start the new term, home hunters who are looking to secure a place for next September’s intake – or who are looking to move during the current academic year to be closer to their favoured school – can begin their homework with Linden Homes Midlands.

With existing and coming soon developments across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, in areas with excellent educational facilities, more and more parents are putting schooling as a key priority when it comes to their new home wish list.

Linden Homes Midlands sales director Chris Roads said: “We recognise the huge importance parents place on education and choosing the right school for their child, and this accounts for a high volume of our inquiries – evidence that the positioning of our developments are carefully thought out with our customers’ their families’ needs in mind.”

A new report says parents are willing to pay over the odds to live in their preferred school catchment area. Pictured is a typical Linden Homes street scene.
A new report says parents are willing to pay over the
odds to live in their preferred school catchment area.
Pictured is a typical Linden Homes street scene.

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For further press information please contact Cetti Long at Media Matters on 01733 371363 or email cetti@mediamatters-pr.co.uk

30 September 2014

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