Back away from the Realtor.com, guys. Scroll away from the school rankings on that adorable, completely updated cottage you’ve been loving from afar, but won’t go look at because of its GreatSchools rating, because we’re about to upend your faith in those numbers.
I’ve had this column in my back pocket, waiting to be written, since Candy hired me several years ago. And I say this with all the love in my heart, but if you’ve been holding back on purchasing a home in this neighborhood or that neighborhood because the school ratings are low, you’re using less-than-complete data. (more…)