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Ah! That helps so much!
I am more of a Mountain View sorta Campbell kinda girl My DREAM would be to live in Berkeley or Santa Cruz. I don't think there is an equivalent for that out there, but who knows?
I need to visit!
If I do my math right, a $1500 a month mortgage (PITI) payment would be on a loan of about $225 (we are in a condo in Ellicott City now and our loan is 209 and we pay just short of 1500).
This makes me a bit concerned about the recs you are getting for SS and Takoma Park. I don't think you'll find any kind of decent single family home in a safe neighborhood for this price. I think a townhouse would be hard to find at that price.
Of course, if you DO want to spend 225, we are listing our newly renovated 2 BR/2 Ba condo this week for 229k. Might be a bit of a commute for your DH though (hour or so )
On the other hand, 100k a year should get you a little more house than 225 (obviously this depends on how much of your paycheck you are willing to spend). But even conservative ratios would get you into the low to mid 300s. Something to think about at least.
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