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V.A. Russell, Renter in Washington, DC
V.A. Russell asked:
What floor is apartment on? How many square feet is this apartment? Has it any windows facing either North or East, and if so, what room are they in. This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3165774310-8207-Houston-Ct-T-Takoma-Park-MD-20912?ecampaign=con_day_rentalpropertycomp_bk&eurl=www.trulia.com%2Frental%2F316577…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 31, 2014 Market Conditions in Takoma Park
Daniel Odess, Home Buyer in 20020
Daniel Odess answered:
Rentals in Tacoma Park
Hi Sanjay,

I'm not sure I would characterize them as not being landlord friendly. They set out to protect the interests of the landlord, the tenant, and the community as a whole. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 17, 2014 Home Buying in Takoma Park
DOMINIC DYSON, Home Buyer in Washington, DC
DOMINIC DYSON answered:
A question for renters, Why are you still renting??
Not sure about everyone else, but I've been (desperately) trying to fine a SFH that isn't falling apart or need $30k renovations, or a condo that has fees less than I'm paying rent now! ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 3, 2013 Home Buying in Takoma Park
melbamc, Home Owner in Washington, DC
melbamc answered:
How far away is the Takoma Metro stop?
My daughter lives at this address and she says it is a little over a mile. Takes her 25 minutes to walk to the metro (mostly up hill) and there are bus stops in front and across the st ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 11, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Takoma Park
Tfmurphy2, Home Buyer in Kensington, MD
Tfmurphy2 answered:
Any furnished two-month rentals in the Takoma Park or College Park areas?
You appear to be looking for a 2-week rental rather than a two-month one.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 15, 2013 For Rent in Takoma Park
Rocsheen Hol…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Rocsheen Holston answered:
more earnest money?
Paul,

This is not unusual, they request more because they want to be sure that you are serious about purchasing a home. Yes it does go towards the home purchase
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Buying in Takoma Park
Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Bowie, MD
Akil Walker answered:
Hello. seeking homeowner,or investor that can assist me? I am looking for a 4 br home with an assumable mortgage in the
Hi Tim,

Is there a certain price range you want to keep it in Silver Spring, TP or DC? You will still need some cash if you want to assume a mortgage.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in Takoma Park
David Maples…, Real Estate Pro in 20912
David Maplesden answered:
I'd like to camp on a lot in Montgomery County MD since prices are so high only wealthy people can possibly afford homes. Is this legal?
It depends on the zoning. It may be allowed by an owner occupant or their designee temporarily, but you could not run a campground unless you are in a certain type Rural type of zonin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Takoma Park
Karen Onizuka, Renter in Silver Spring, MD
Karen Onizuka answered:
Are Takoma Park houses in Carole Highlands in the PG County School district? Where is the boundary between county school districts?
I am wanting to send my child to montgomery knolls elementary school. Where is a good area to live in the montgomery knolls area?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 4, 2012 Home Buying in Takoma Park
Tony McMahon, Real Estate Pro in 20601
Tony McMahon answered:
Seeking a 1BR (with den) or 2BR unit in a garden style building in Takoma Park. Looking to move in September and pay less than $1450.
I found a possibility for you, contact me directly to discuss .
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 16, 2012 For Rent in Takoma Park
Andrea Bedard, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Andrea Bedard answered:
Young married couple seeking affordable 2BR apt (or 1BR with study/den) in SMALL, quiet building in Takoma Park. $1200/mo or less. Help?
Hi Rose, there are currently just 2 rentals actively listed in the MLS in Takoma Park, neither of them match your criteria exactly. There's a 3 bedroom Cape Cod for $1,500 and a 1 bedro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 For Rent in Takoma Park
Nico Hohman, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Nico Hohman answered:
Can I remove an interior non-load bearing wall without a building permit in Montgomery County, Maryland?
The long answer: it depends. Usually, work like that would not require a building permit. However, if other work is going on besides this demo work, you might need a permit. It is be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 6, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Takoma Park
Martin H. Th…, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
Martin H. Thomas answered:
I am interested in finding a studio or one bedroom apartment in the Montgomery County section of Takoma Park at the end of this summer.
Hello Margery,

Glad your taking your time to find your new place. Let's talk and put our heads together to find the right place for you.

Look forward to speaking with you.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 27, 2011 Rentals in Takoma Park
Ania Miller, Real Estate Pro in 21108
Ania Miller answered:
I am looking to move to a community that does not allow cars or does so on a very restricted basis. Hot climate a must. I wish to live at slower pace
Dear Buyer/Seller;

I for one would like to know a little bit more about you, I find it intriguing and believe me, there are days that I too would feel better when away from this fast ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 8, 2011 Quality of Life in Takoma Park
Sarah Toppins, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Sarah Toppins answered:
Turn a 1/2 bath into a full...worth it or not?
If you only have one full bath, I would say it's a definite "yes". Most of my buyers begin only looking at houses that have more than one full bath. But I echo my colle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 27, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Takoma Park
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
We have an appro. 6000 SF lot adjacent to the lot our house is on; Is there an easy way to estimate the worth of this property?
Yes, and your local expert can help you determine it.

You should know that, generally, the value of lots has sunk a lot farther than the value of homes did during the recent crash, b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 12, 2010 In My Neighborhood in Takoma Park
Industry Obs…, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
Industry Observer answered:
Are there any downpayment assistance programs available ?
Takoma Park is split between P.G. county and Montgomery County.
P.G. County has the NSP program http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/dream/
Montgomery County ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 17, 2009 Financing in Takoma Park
Theresa Immo…, Real Estate Pro in Takoma Park, MD
Theresa Immordino, RPCV, LCSW-C answered:
How are prices in Takoma Park behaving? I have a very good job prospect in DC, but the housing market there
Hi Tim

I live in Takoma Park and have been doing real estate here for 20 years now. The prices are good and have held up well. There have been some foreclosures but not as many as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 27, 2009 Market Conditions in Takoma Park
No Longer In…, Both Buyer and Seller in 20601
No Longer In Business answered:
What was the selling price and sf of this condo @7209 flowers Avenue #6 Takoma Park,MD?
This unit went to settlement on 12 Jun 2007. The list price was $215K, sold for $220K, $5K seller subsidy. The size is not available in the tax database.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 29, 2007 Using Trulia in Takoma Park
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