In Los Angeles - buying my first home. Should I care about what school district the home is assigned? I’m a single guy - and My budget is up to $850k.

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It matters if you intend to live there when you have kids. Also factors into future ability to sell the house (easier if in a good school district) and how the house may appreciate.

Yea, I don’t intend to live there when I have kids. But I do realise the next buyer will likely take it into account. This would be a townhome, semi close to the new stadium, and it seems like it’s really up and coming.

Don’t pay premium for something you’re not going to benefit from. What is the guarantee that your next buyer would not be a single guy like you and would not care about school district? Of course, factor in the potential future appreciation and don’t necessarily buy in a shitty school district. This is more of a weighting decision; rank school district lower that the other factors

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