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Old 08-11-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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I'll tell you straight up, if your not a doctor, an attorney, independently wealthy or have a trust fund the DC area is not worth it anymore. Back in the 80s ...it just isn't that way anymore. The DC area has become extremely expensive in the past 10 years I do not see any benefit of moving there unless you are making very good money. Just my two cents.
Job opportunity is more abundant here though.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:17 AM
 
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Do yourself a HUGE favor if you decide to make this move and rent first. Learn the area!!! I am just being honest from own experience from living in the area.
I always give people the same advise. Never rush into buying a house in this area....
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:55 AM
 
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How about renting a townhome in Rockville/Gaithersburg or a single family in Aspen Hill/Silver Spring/Wheaton instead?

Sounds more realistic than buying for 325K and "needing to get to Union Station in 45 minutes".
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I am not from the area, so I won't comment on that, but it sounds as though you are a bit fearful of the move itself. You guys are young and upwardly mobile financially. As long as you remain open to the adventure, it will enrich your lives. Even if you wind up hating the area, you will still have grown from the experience. Renting sounds like a super idea. Explore the area for a few years and decide on a school system for your little chick.
After a few years, you will know if your husband's job is a keeper, he'll be making more money and so will you, and you both will have been able to get a feel for if or where you want to buy.
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Waukegan,il. Approx 40 miles north of Chicago.
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I live in Chicago area now. 13 yrs and loving it. I grew up in Va. Lived in D.C for 12 yrs when it was bad. Lived outside of Baltimore. You ask these people that says it bad, ask them if they have spent anytime their. Its not bad. It is expensive. Especially D.C 3 bdr row house will be 700.000 and higher in the N.W side. Even in the bad area. Aferican American. 350.000. Anything that is worth living in. In between Baltimore and D.C Close to Baltimore you can get a run down house for 100.000Piece of lllllllllllll Baltimore city. Good area good house. Usually row house 200.000. Maybe less.20 mmiles south of Baltimore 250.000 to 400.000. The crime is like any other place. Its here and their. Look at Chicago. 10 shootings minimum ever other night. Thank goodness Im not around that. Summer time I never close my doors. Pretty safe. Dont let people scare you. Baltimore is the city. Its not going to be like PA. You proablay kknow most people. It will be different. Wish you the best of luck. Call Century 21. Talk to them about some special sites you can chk out. They will help. RRenting. 2 bdr aparts 1000.00 a month on average. Baltimore that is. D.C you can forget it..
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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id say dont live in montgomery county simply because lately, every time a storm comes through they lose power for days!!! the good news is, at least your electric bill would be low.....
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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Why are people from PA concerned about safety in Maryland? Particularly if they're from Philadelphia which I've read the crime rate is through the roof.
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