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From I-495: Take exit 29-B/University Blvd inside the beltway towards Langley Park. The 2nd traffic light is Buckingham Drive. Turn left on Buckingham Drive, and the house is 2.5 blocks down the street on the left at 804 Buckingham. (Click on the small map on the left to see a larger version)
When can I see the house?
Please feel free to drive by at any time to inspect the exterior. The final interior rennovations are still under way, so you will have to wait until they are done before inspecting the inside of the house. We expect to have our first open house on Sunday, May 7th between the hours of 12:00 noon and 5:00PM.
How is the house laid out?
There is a living room, a table-space kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a full bath on the first floor. All of the first floor has hardwood floors except for the bathroom and the cooking area of the kitchen. On the second floor, there are 2 more bedrooms and another full bathroom. The upstairs has new wall-to-wall carpeting. The basement is partially finished with wood paneling and new wall-to-wall carpet. The laundry room with a new (Summer 1999) washer and dryer is in the basement as well.(Click on the small drawing on the left to see a larger version of the first floor)
What school district are you in?
We are in the acclaimed Montgomery Blair High School district. The school building is brand new and state of the art. Blair is the home of science, mathematics and computer science magnet programs. The kids start out at Montgomery Knolls Elementary for K-2nd grade. One of the nice things about Montgomery Knolls is that they offer full-day kindergarten, and it is only 2 blocks from the house. For 3rd to 5th grade, the kids go to Pine Crest ES, then Eastern for the middle school. The house is within 1.5 miles of all the schools.
What does "owner financing" mean, and why is that good for me?
Owner financing makes it easier to buy your home. Instead of going to a bank or mortgage company for a loan, you buy the house and make your mortgage payments to the seller. You also avoid most of the closing costs, document preparation, points and other "junk" fees a traditional lender sticks you with. That means less money out of your pocket! It's also a great way to buy a home if you have less than perfect credit, or don't have a big pile of cash for a downpayment.
Is that the same as "rent-to-own"?
Almost. If you have almost no money for a downpayment, or have had some really bad credit problems (divorce, bankruptcy, etc) in the recent past you will probably end up in a rent-to-own situation. The difference is that the seller typically retains the title to the property while you rebuild your credit or save up a downpayment. Part or all of your monthly payment can be credited towards the downpayment or purchase price. The exact amount depends on your situation, so please call or speak with me at the open house and we will work out a solution that's comfortable for both of us.
Is the price negotiable?
Feel free to make an offer of what you think is a fair price for the home after you have seen the inside. We will consider all offers seriously.
Will you "co-op" with our agent?
Not at this time. We have several interested parties that have already seen the house from the outside, and are waiting for our open house to see the inside before they make an offer.
Last Updated: 4/25/2000
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