Vote "yes" for your local school district's budget. A new study identifies nine lucky suburbs (click on map) around the country whose top-notch school districts have managed to keep the towns' home prices high even as the rest of the world was engulfed by darkness. The lesson here, according to Trulia.com, is:
"...purchasing a home with excellent local schools helps buffer the home from industry downturns."And once you own the home, be sure to join the PTA.