Checking the email inbox got yours truly across a letter coming from a 37-year old male from Florida. The subject of his email was quite usual asking for an advice on whether he should buy a house that is far from school. Even without opening the body of the letter, the closest answer that was being weaved by the mind was a big No.
In its most common sense, schooling is mostly dedicated to kids and teens. Thus, proximity of the house to the school should be one of the utmost concerns. Many home buyers gained benefits when they chose a house conveniently located near schools - public or private. Fetching them to and from the school will be more convenient.
But this was very far from the scenario which the author was expecting. Not his kids need the house to be near the school. Instead it was him who needs to go to a vocational, college, or university. He said that after much thinking, he needs to continue his studies in order to be at par with the very competitive employment sector.
Thus, the answer to his question needs different considerations. According to him, he is still working. It depends whether or not he will stop from his current work. If he'll stop, then it will be easier to give him answer. If he will be a working student, that will be another case.
Going to and from his work, school, and home will also need consideration in terms of gas mileage. Does he own a car, or perhaps his current work gives him the privilege to have one? Or is he among the millions of daily commuters? It will be safer to suggest that the house he should be eyeing to buy should at least be halfway to his work and intended school.
Is he alone or is he living with a partner or family? According to the letter sender, he is alone - a bachelor at that age but has a very active social life. It is however vague whether he currently has a regular partner which he needs to bring home at least for intimacy. If he's alone, it would be better at this time to give him the idea of renting a small apartment near the school until such time he finishes his educational endeavor. If he has a partner, a bigger house would be better - a rental type, or even one which he will purchase.
The exact answer to the question if a house should be near the school or not depends on personal circumstances - because every home buyer has different needs.
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