Two articles appeared in the news about Select Schools (Canada) in April, 2007: These are highlighted below.
The National Post - Post Homes, April 2007
Select Schools (Canada) was featured in The National Post's magazine Post Homes, April, 2007 in a feature article entitled: Well Schooled. A few quotes follow:
"Buying in the right neighbourhood is a priority for many, but, increasingly, the focus is shifting to buying in the right school district."
"Dennis Paradis compiles data on good schools, and says North York has more "sweet spots" than any other part of the city.
"Dennis Paradis, a sales representative with Re/Max Hallmark Realty Limited, Brokerage, helped the Rajaratnams (his home buyer clients) not only find a new home, but also guided them in their quest for a good school district.
Motivated by the large number of clients with schools as a top priority, Mr. Paradis has researched the link between education and home prices and found US data pointing to a 25% to 30% increase in resale value for homes in good school districts.
Mr Paradis decided to create his own set of school reports, which he says are "a Reader's Digest" version of the Fraser Report Card".
His charts show how schools perform over five years, where "sweet spots" with high performing elementary, middle and high schools are found, and they're grouped into real estate boundaries so that purchasers can see exactly how schools in a particular neighbourhood compare with other areas. Overall, Mr. Paradis says that only one in every ten neighbourhoods in the GTA has a sweet spot."
* Emphasis in red added by Select Schools (Canada)
Ming Pao Daily News (Toronto/GTA's largest Cantonese Daily Newspaper)
Select Schools (Canada) was featured in Ming Pao Daily News, April, 2007 in their feature (front page) article: