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Old 07-16-2008, 09:26 AM
 
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Hi,

We are trying to buy a house. We surely prefer Naperville, Aurora, Boling brook, Woodridge. This selection is because of our work location.

Of these places, which one of those has the best schools for the kids?

Please help.

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Old 07-16-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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Going by pretty much any yardstick Naperville schools are going to come out ahead of the others in that pack.

I'm sure there are other factors that you will need to weigh, but for the schools this is easy.

Price range is going to vary a lot in that pack, and your money will almost certainly get more house for the money in other towns, but you probably already found that out.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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Thankyou Chet Everett. How can i find which school is best before selecting a house for purchase? For e.g one of the houses that we saw is near #204 school district.How about buying houses that are 15-20 years old? are they safe enough for purchase?
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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To gather the raw data on the schools the State has an OK site: Interactive Illinois Report Card


Your agent should be able to help with more about specific attendance areas.

As to the "safety" of a house that is 15-20 years old that would not be concern for most homes from the 80-90s. Code enforcement is pretty good in those towns and nothing funky should come up. Of course you ought to make any offer contingent upon a thorough and professional home inspection. Your agent should have referrals.

If you mean "safe" in terms of "they will hold their value" that is another can of worms, and personally I feel that the odds of losing money if you plan to live in the place for 5-7 years are quite low, much has to do with being sure you thoroughly investigate the right price to pay for the home, again something that your agent ought to be focused on.

Good Luck!
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