Tips For Buying A New Home In A Better School District

As your family grows, your priorities often change, especially when it comes to your children's education. Not all school districts are created equal, and some offer a more comprehensive range of classes. For example, you may be dissatisfied with your current district's test scores, or want to provide your children with the option to take STEM* or other non-traditional classes.
If you decided that it was time to move early this year, the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic might have forced you to postpone your move. If you're now thinking it's too late for that move, here's some good news.  
When you choose KBHS Home Loans to finance your home purchase, we'll help you make your move in time for the new school year. Not only are we prioritizing purchase home loans, but KB Home has completed new construction homes available to buy in many cities.

Find the ideal school district quickly

If you're still searching for a new school, here are two sites that can help you quickly narrow down your shortlist of preferred districts.
Great Schools is a national nonprofit dedicated to assisting families with their education options. Here, you can view thousands of schools' ratings for Academic Progress, Test Scores, College Readiness, Student Demographics, Attendance Records, and even COVID-19 response. If you won't settle for anything less than a school with a perfect score, click on a state to see which schools scored 10 out of 10.
If you've already prepared a shortlist of preferred districts and neighborhoods, Zillow's Zendesk enables you to view school data for each area. You'll need to download the Zillow app to use this search. 

Financing the move to your chosen district

When you have found a home to buy, KBHS Home Loans has a digital app that will simplify the process of managing your mortgage application while you also manage your move. You'll be able to submit your mortgage application, upload and review documents wherever you are living. We'll even arrange for you safely close your home loan. We underwrite and fund 80% of home loans in less than 28 days, which means you can confidently enroll your children in their new schools once your loan starts processing. You can feel confident that we'll be here for you every step of the way.
Contact us today to speak with a loan officer to get your home buying process started!
* Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics
- Jul 06, 2020