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Old 01-03-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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Default Townhouses in Quiet, Safe Area

I moved here a couple of years ago and have been renting an apartment in White Oak. I work in Rockville but I've been working from home more and more often - I go into the office 2 days a week now and it will probably decrease to 1 day over the next couple of years.

I've been getting frustrated with renting and I'm thinking of buying, but I'd prefer something with limited maintenance, like a townhouse or condo. I'm in my 40's and single. I'd like to find something around $200K, which I know is low for the area. I need at least 2 bedrooms. But because of my job situation, I can move a bit further out. I'm just not sure where to start looking. I've looked at the map but I'm just not familiar with the towns once I get beyond the Rockville / Silver Spring area, and it's hard to search when you don't know where to start.

I'm mostly looking for someplace quiet and safe. I'm a homebody and I don't care about being close to restaurants/shops/bars. Someplace away from all the noise and traffic would be great. Any suggestions for where to start looking?
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I'm mostly looking for someplace quiet and safe. I'm a homebody and I don't care about being close to restaurants/shops/bars. Someplace away from all the noise and traffic would be great. Any suggestions for where to start looking?
Try Olney, Ashton, and Derwood. There are condos, and small townhouses in your price range. If you're willing to commute from Howard County, the Clarksville area has some nice condos. The zip code 20906 in Silver Spring has places like Longmead, but you also have to filter out the age-restricted places in Leisure World.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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I've heard that it's extremely difficult to get a loan for condos.

Forget about condos. Focus on townhouses in Germantown and Gaithersburg.
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