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Liz, Home Buyer in Baltimore, MD

Questions about which neighborhood we would fit into the best? We are a married women couple with two kids. Will be working at St. Agnes hospital.

Asked by Liz, Baltimore, MD Sun Sep 29, 2013

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Hi, You can visit http://www.HomeFair.com and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and complete area demographics. They have a great side by side zip code comparison feature as well. For schools you can visit http://www.SchoolDigger.com, http://www.SchoolMatters.com, and http://www.GreatSchools.org.

Chris
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 30, 2013
Hi Liz - Welcome to the area!

St Agnes puts you into an interesting area because you can choose to be close to Baltimore proper, or head towards Columbia or Ellicott City - which both have great reputations for schools, community and quality of life. They are also the mid-point between Baltimore & DC. So you get the best of both worlds :)

Here are two articles that might help you delve into the areas a bit:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2006/snapshot…
http://www.roadpickle.com/2013/07/ellicott-city-md-best-plac…

Of course, as many of the other folks who responded reiterated - it always comes down to your affordability, what you are looking to spend each month on a mortgage or rent, size and type of house, # of br's and ba's, etc. If you are new to the area, I would absolutely recommend scheduling an appointment with a local realtor to have a consultation about your specific needs and hopefully identify the areas that will work best for you.

Good luck to you and your search! Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss any of this further!

Ashira Barbosa
Prudential PenFed Realty
Roland Park Office
410-530-8390
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 30, 2013
Hi Liz!

That will depend on what you are looking for! There are many areas convenient to St. Agnes! How far away do you want to live (or how close do you want to be?) What home types are you interested in? What is your price range? Are you looking to buy or rent? There are so many factors that come in to buying a home, and all of them will affect where you can/will be able to/may choose to live.

Please let me know if I can help you further. Feel free to contact me!

Thank you!

Sincerely,
Marney Kirk

Keller Williams Excellence Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 30, 2013
There are so many great neighborhoods in and around Baltimore. The first thing you will want to do is define your price range as that will determine areas that are open to you. Then connect with a great LOCAL agent to assist you. Best of luck on your home search!

Regards,

Laura Roskelly, Realtor® & Accredited Staging Professional
The Roskelly Team
RE/MAX Leading Edge
Hall of Fame member
410-721-6694 ~ Office
443-926-0090 ~ Fax
410-507-2495 ~ Mobile

Visit us on-line at:
http://www.FortMeadeHomes.com

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 30, 2013
Hi Liz,

If you visit my site at http://www.findbaltimoreareahomes.com I have neighborhood overviews that you can review as well as see pre-established searches based on price ranges for those areas. When considering areas you also want to explore the school systems. If you are considering Baltimore County then I recommend you visit http://www.bcps.org. If you would like to discuss areas please feel free to call me on my cell at 443 564 0952.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 30, 2013
Good evening,

Baltimore has a lot of nice areas. It really depends on what you are looking for. How close to work do you want to live? Type of commute? Downtown setting or more suburban? I would be happy to assist you in your search. Feel free to call, email or text me and we can discuss how it can help you.

Shawn Kerr
skerr.exit@gmail.com
(443) 686-9750
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 29, 2013
I would put Catonsville near the top of the list. it has a wide selection of homes in all price ranges, a real "downtown", a sense of community, good schools and reasonable Baltimore County taxes.

Bob McGee
Advance Realty Inc.
http://www.advancemls.com
Direct; 410-560-4574
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