NAEA: Good schools key in family homes sector
School catchment areas will always be a key concern to any family
looking to buy a property, the National Association of Estate
Agents (NAEA) has said.
Research released in November by the Nationwide Building Society
found that parents often placed a lot of emphasis on their child's
education when selecting a new home.
Commenting on the survey, Peter Bolton King, chief executive
officer of the NAEA, stated: "The same old mantra has come through
within this research - location is extremely important to the
He added that investors should also consider proximity to good
educational establishments when purchasing new properties, as it
could impact on their value further down the line.
The Nationwide report found that the proportion of 11-year-olds
achieving level four in their key stage two Sats tests had an
effect on property prices.
According to the research, a ten per cent increase to the Sats pass
rate at the nearest school will add an average of 3.3 per cent to
the value of a typical house.