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In My Neighborhood in Silver Spring : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 3, 2013
jimmy augustin answered:
Hi Clarissa,
You should definitely contact the local police department on Philadelphia avenue next to the Takoma Park Library. As someone who has spent the better part of 20 plus years in that area with family who live there, I can tell you the neighborhood is pretty friendly. It has become safer and safer over the years. I have never had an issue personally. I would love to help you further with any housing questions should you have any.
Jimm
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Your Solar Realtor answered:
Hi, Meridith. Take a look at the market trends for 20903. Review the schools , community, and compare one zip code with another.
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Mon Jul 23, 2012
Lichelle Lawson answered:
I suggest checking out Montgomery County's education site. Their site gives all of the vital info you'll need in deciding on a school, i.e., test scores, student-teacher ratios, etc. http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/regulatoryaccountability/glance/
I live in Takoma Park and love it!
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Wed May 23, 2012
Takomaparkresident answered:
Its a pretty area. Nice parks and beautiful views.
The cons are too many speed bumps (they literally have the 5mph ones every 50 feet down entire roadways), the roads need paving, they have too many potholes that tear up my car, too many overgrown and unpruned trees (if the wind gets up over 30 mph, expect your power to go out for at least a few hours, at worst a few days), too many dead trees that fall during storms (more power outtages).
I live in Sligo Station. Some of the neighbors there are really nice and friendly but there are a few that are very mean and miserable. When I lived in the ghetto (for most of my life) I've never had anyone treat me so badly.
There aren't a whole lot of places to shop and eat. I usually have to drive out of the neighborhood to get what I need.
Its kind of like the old saying "Beauty is pain".
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Mon Nov 16, 2009
Mario Blautzik answered:
I live in Nortwood. It's a nice community. Bruce Limiex has some good advice. Now about your approval, were you automated Approved based on income reveiwed and verified? Is your interest rate competitive?
Perhaps you can squeeze out a little more purchasing power by comparing with another lender.
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