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Old 09-17-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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Ok, I've been looking at Baltimore County. The apts seem pretty reasonable there, however, I don't know anything about the county, schools, safety, etc. Can anyone give more insight? I have high school and elementary school age children.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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Hi, me and my fiance have been thinking about moving out to the east coast from MInnesota He has children that live here in Minnesota but i have none. And, like your self we decided on Maryland. From the research i have done it seems to be a beautiful place. I am about 4 months away from completing my Associates degree in Business Administration and will be ready to go after that. However, again like your self i have no connections in Maryland i have no clue about where to search for housing or employment. But i am positive that i will be moving to Maryland atleast by Feb. 2010 as long as i can find some resources or someone in Maryland that would be willing to help me out with the kind of information and resources i will need to make the move a smooth one. What iam saying i guess is that i am in need of some information on Maryland also and if you are able to gain good leads on housing or employment it would be greatly appreciated if you would share that info with me. I appreciate your time and hope to hear from you or someone with info soon.

Thank you
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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Downtown baltimore isnt the safest place. Where will you be working? Thats probably the biggest factor as to where you should look to live. THe traffic is horrible in the Baltimore/metro DC area, so you really want to at least be on the same side of town where you will work.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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I was a single mother of two boys and the best I found was $870.00 plus gas and electric.. it was a nice apartment complex, they took care of it very well.. but that was over two years ago.... I agree what that one person said, about moving to Baltimore Counties, Ellicot City.. places like that, north of Columbia... But good luck!
Daycare can be a headache depending on the kids ages... Just remember where ever you start looking at, do a night drive by over the week-end... maybe a friday and a saturday. you can tell a lot about a place by doing that. What you may expect. Also check out Apartmentratings.com... they were really helpful in me deciding what I wanted to do.

GOOD LUCK!
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:05 PM
 
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I'm falling in love with Randallstown. Hope I spelled that right. It seems like its close enough to the "city" without actually being there. And the cost of living doesn't seem too bad. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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Hi, I also looking forward to relocationg to MD. I don't know much about the area but I'm also a single mom. If you are looking into buying I found a great program that may interest you. It's called NACA not sure if you heard about it, if not check out the website naca.com. I'm researching the Waldorf area. I will keep you posted Good luck
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:25 PM
 
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Thanks, I hadn't heard about it but I'll check it out...
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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I'm falling in love with Randallstown. Hope I spelled that right. It seems like its close enough to the "city" without actually being there. And the cost of living doesn't seem too bad. Any thoughts?
Have you posted this question in the Baltimore forum? Some parts of Randallstown may have a significant crime problem. From what I have heard, much of Owings Mills and Pikesville are nice and quiet.
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:41 AM
 
Location: California, MD
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lol. omg these threads are getting funnier. lol. ok im sorry.
but seriously unless you want to live in the hood there is no place that has apartment in that range you speak of. Idk what to tell you.

People don't know man, unless you tell them... Growing up in MD I just thought thats what apartments cost, until I started to look around and found out that there are actually places that are affordable to live...

I'm sure it works the other way around too where people just can't fathom why MD would have such a ridiculous cost of living...
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:55 AM
 
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Hi, I also looking forward to relocationg to MD. I don't know much about the area but I'm also a single mom. If you are looking into buying I found a great program that may interest you. It's called NACA not sure if you heard about it, if not check out the website naca.com. I'm researching the Waldorf area. I will keep you posted Good luck
A word of caution about NACA. They have received federal funds to assist with the "Making Homes Affordable" program. They receive $1,500.00 for every application that is completed by a participant, and I believe because of that "easy money" they have become a little slack. A relative of mine works in the Making Homes Affordable Program with a bank, and she said that NACA is notorious for being unresponsive to requests for the necessary paperwork. She said that they are focused on getting as many applications in as they can, and they don't follow up. As a result people are waiting long time periods only to be told their paperwork was never received from NACA, and they have to back to the end of the line. Also as a result, they are focused on this "quick" money and have not been as diligent with actual home purchasing.

Just stay on them, if you use that way (although they can get rude if you try to be persistent; just don't take it personally).

Do they still have that monthly fee that you have to pay for somewhere around 5 to 7 years? If so, be sure you do the math to make sure it's worth it.
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