Dear Monica: This year our town will vote on a parcel tax that directly supports the schools here. What is your opinion on this as it affects real estate values? Valerie L.
Dear Valerie: What I have learned in the years I have been a real estate broker is that nothing affects real estate values more than schools. People will pay more to live in a good school district. When a parcel tax is on the ballot, I do some research to confirm the details, and then I vote “Yes”. Support for schools is one of the best ways to support the value of your community and of your property. If you have school-aged children, there are even more reasons to support a parcel tax. It simply makes good sense.