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Old 09-14-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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Hi, my husband, 2 year old and I relocated to MD a few months ago. We are renting someplace temporary near Columbia and are looking to buy a place soon (prefer a house, duplex, or something similar with no HOA)

I really want someplace where we're not TOO dependent on driving, but also want good schools. We also don't want to commute for >45 minutes (near 100 and 295) Another complication is we want to stay close to DC in case we end up switching jobs to there in a few years. Any suggestions?

We've been looking at Severna park, it doesn't seem very walkable but schools are outweighing walkability there. We're also looking at Historic Ellicott City, Columbia, maybe Linthicum Heights, Olney, and then Silver Spring or someplace accessible by Metro if there are good schools. Any suggestions?

If its an area where we can rent out a mother-in-law suite easily, we can up our budget to 400-500K. If not, we're down to below 430K.

Is it easy to rent out basement apartments in Severna park? Ellicott City? Linthicum? Columbia? Silver Spring? Olney?

What about Bethesda or someplace further? Would the commute be horrible?

Thanks for your feedback
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg
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HOA'S/CO-OPS/Community Association's are everywhere. Good luck with that one!
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