Online school data and ratings fueling residential segregation

school With websites from all different backgrounds giving you up-to-minute information on the exact neighborhoods you’re looking to live in(i.e. school ratings, crime rates, sex offenders, etc.) its no wonder that these neighborhoods are becoming segregated due to all this data.  A town in California says that house hunters a paying a premium of $200,000 or more for areas where schools score slightly better than those other schools in the same district.

With all the data you can find online, this trend is going to continue to have an effect on the housing markets that was not this prevalent as it is now becoming.

Andi Kimbrough began her search for a home in Grapevine, Texas, in 2012 by using the popular school ratings site GreatSchools to flag the one poor-performing elementary school in the otherwise excellent school district that covers Grapevine.

Shunning listings served by that school, she then used the site’s listing search feature to hone in on a single-family rental served by a more desirable school, moving into the home in 2012.

“I didn’t go to GreatSchools initially thinking that I was going to look for houses through that website … but when I saw that button, I thought, ‘Hey, that’s brilliant!’ ” said Kimbrough, a mother of five and TV producer at DayStar Television.

– See more at: http://www.inman.com/2014/04/28/online-school-data-and-ratings-fueling-residential-segregation/?utm_source=20140428&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailyheadlinespm#sthash.XmohkExC.dpuf

Andi Kimbrough began her search for a home in Grapevine, Texas, in 2012 by using the popular school ratings site GreatSchools to flag the one poor-performing elementary school in the otherwise excellent school district that covers Grapevine.

Shunning listings served by that school, she then used the site’s listing search feature to hone in on a single-family rental served by a more desirable school, moving into the home in 2012.

“I didn’t go to GreatSchools initially thinking that I was going to look for houses through that website … but when I saw that button, I thought, ‘Hey, that’s brilliant!’ ” said Kimbrough, a mother of five and TV producer at DayStar Television.

– See more at: http://www.inman.com/2014/04/28/online-school-data-and-ratings-fueling-residential-segregation/?utm_source=20140428&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailyheadlinespm#sthash.XmohkExC.dpuf

 

Andi Kimbrough began her search for a home in Grapevine, Texas, in 2012 by using the popular school ratings site GreatSchools to flag the one poor-performing elementary school in the otherwise excellent school district that covers Grapevine.

Shunning listings served by that school, she then used the site’s listing search feature to hone in on a single-family rental served by a more desirable school, moving into the home in 2012.

– See more at: http://www.inman.com/2014/04/28/online-school-data-and-ratings-fueling-residential-segregation/?utm_source=20140428&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailyheadlinespm#sthash.XmohkExC.dpuf

Andi Kimbrough began her search for a home in Grapevine, Texas, in 2012 by using the popular school ratings site GreatSchools to flag the one poor-performing elementary school in the otherwise excellent school district that covers Grapevine.

Shunning listings served by that school, she then used the site’s listing search feature to hone in on a single-family rental served by a more desirable school, moving into the home in 2012.

“I didn’t go to GreatSchools initially thinking that I was going to look for houses through that website … but when I saw that button, I thought, ‘Hey, that’s brilliant!’ ” said Kimbrough, a mother of five and TV producer at DayStar Television.

– See more at: http://www.inman.com/2014/04/28/online-school-data-and-ratings-fueling-residential-segregation/?utm_source=20140428&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailyheadlinespm#sthash.XmohkExC.dpuf

 

Read the whole ARTICLE from Inman.com

Let me know what apps and search tools you use when searching your local neighborhoods… just comment below or email me…. Sam Logan

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