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Laurel: City Data

Link from kismet09.

City Data from Laurel, MD

I don't know if Real Estate has really skyrocketed that much since 2000, but I can't find many houses under $200K, sorry.

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snidegrrl
Feb. 20th, 2004 02:36 pm (UTC)
I guess they are probably counting townhouses and junk.
captain_boots
Feb. 20th, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC)
$220K seemed roughly the starting point for Silver Spring. The houses I looked at ranged from $220K to $240K
snidegrrl
Feb. 21st, 2004 04:48 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I don't wanna move to Mont. county at all. I am hoping for

1. Historic Laurel
2. Riverdale Park
3. College Park

I think that's pretty much my ranking thus far... montgomery county is too bourgeois for me... :)
omphaloskepsis
Feb. 23rd, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
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When I was looking with Erin, I was seeing several choices in historic laurel for around 210-225. The issue with the house she almmost bought was crime right near the house, so that's always a balancing factor.

*sigh* Riverdale, I still lust after the house I almost rented in Riverdale when I was in college. I love those old homes.
snidegrrl
Feb. 24th, 2004 07:58 am (UTC)
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Well... if I want to be this close to the beltway apparently I'm just going to have to put up with more crime. :-/
omphaloskepsis
Feb. 24th, 2004 08:08 am (UTC)
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Some real estate sites will give you a neighborhood profile - the one I used for it was dc.erealty.com - you have to register, but it tends to be a nice site with alot of information about the houses.

The local profile like will give you crime rates, broken down into personal crime and property crime. I'm willing to deal with higher property crime rates, but personal crime worries me a fair amount. It will also show you the average for MD, and the average for the county you are looking in, so you have a sense of comparison. Now the one cavet is that they don't tell you how they gather their statistics, nor how big of a neighborhood section they are using, so it's data to be used with a grain of salt, but it can be useful.

I showed Erin the high personal crime rates in her prospective neighborhood and she ended up discovering that the laurel drunk tank was literally across the street from the house she was thinking about buying. Another idea is before settling on a house you love, stop by the closest police station and see what they have to say about the street or the immediately surrounding neighborhood. Cause if nothing else, it's good to know in advance what you're getting into.
snidegrrl
Feb. 24th, 2004 08:48 am (UTC)
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I've been using erealty - oh man they keep sending me emails now that I signed up even though I asked them NOT TO SEND ME EMAILs grr... the idea of going to the police station nearby is very good!
omphaloskepsis
Feb. 24th, 2004 08:50 am (UTC)
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ah, yeah - what I found is that every time you create a search, it automatically sets it to "email me with new houses or photographs for this search" so you have to go into the settings for all of your searches and turn it off - I forgot about that annoying aspect of the site - sorry.
snidegrrl
Feb. 24th, 2004 09:08 am (UTC)
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oh it's certainly not your fault... thank you for letting me know how to turn it off! :)
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