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Vote Yes For Our Schools & Our Homes

03/07/2013 04:17PM ● By Anonymous

My name is Elaine Seals and I’m writing regarding the vote scheduled for Tuesday, April 16. My husband and I support the Midland Park school budget and proposed building improvements and plan to vote yes for both questions. We plan to vote yes because we value public education, we value a school with quality academics and extra-curricular activities, we value a safe and well-maintained facility, and finally, because we value the teachers and administrators of Midland Park public schools.

We also want our home to maintain and increase in value. We cannot change the economic climate that has impacted our home. However, we can get involved in the community and support the Midland Park public schools. Supporting and improving our school system will positively affect the value of all our homes!

Did you know that quality of schools is one of the key factors buyers look at when purchasing a home? The National Association of Realtors says that of all local neighborhood amenities that can influence a buyer's decision to purchase a home, proximity to good quality schools is one of the most influential.  Friend and local Weichert, Realtors’ sales associate Christine Odell said that she is proud to sell Midland Park homes. “This is such a great community to live in, which makes it easy to sell real estate here. People buy more than a home…they buy into a community.”

Online real estate site, Red Hot Atlanta Homes, confirms, “We think schools are ALWAYS an important consideration when looking for a home. Why? Because the success or failure of schools will, over time, affect whether property values rise or fall.”

When asked, “What town do you live in?” I want my family to answer with pride.  My husband and I firmly believe that community pride begins in our schools.  Support the 2013-14 school budget and proposed building improvements – for our children and for Midland Park community pride.


Elaine and Judd Seals

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