It's not always as good as it looks

It's not always as it appearsYou may have seen this report in the Nashville Business Journal today. 

Here is the link:

On the surface, it looks like a great article.  They wanted to give you a measure of school performance with the local cost for housing.  In other words, what educational “bang for your buck” are you getting in several counties in Metro Nashville.

They used the State of Tennessee’s school report card to measure things like graduation rate, promotion rate and standardized test scores.  

According to the Nashville Business Journal, Rutherford County had the best combination of school performance and low housing prices.  I thought it was interesting until l looked into the sources of information for housing prices.  

The home values came from the US Census Bureau’s median home values from 2011 - 2015.  

2011 - 2015…what a joke. 

The market in these counties has changed drastically since 2011.  We were in the middle of the mortgage crisis in 2011.  And 2015 is not much better.  

I hope no one is making a home buying decision based on this information.  

Unfortunately, this is what passes for professional news and information today.  In addition to poor quality, we are inundated with so much info that it’s difficult to know what to believe.  

If you feel that way, I can help.

One thing that I can do is send you a market report on an area of town that includes the latest information on local schools.  Or, if you want to see how the public views your home, I can send a market report on your home.  

Another option, is to provide you with links to independent sources of information on our local schools. So you can see what the state, organizations and your neighbors have to say. 

Or, I can do both.

It’s a good way to get an overall view of the health of each school and system.

If school information is important to you, then hit reply and tell us what you need. 

Talk to you soon.

The Daily Deal in Nashville is a 5 bedroom home on almost 1 acre and overlooking a small lake in Hendersonville.  This home is listed for less than $500,000.

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