During this pandemic, you might be looking for a home like several of us are! But the big question is, where should you buy? Let us tell you why Rockville is an amazing place to live. As a first-time home buyer, several things might be at the top of your mind like budget, location, amenities, and closeness to stores and parks.
First, we recommend getting pre-approved. Being pre-approved shows the seller that you are a serious buyer and gives you a better understanding of what you can afford. Once you’re pre-approved and you have a better idea of your budget, then you can consider the home styles that might fit within your budget.
There are two basic home styles from you to choose from: detached and attached. With a detached home, you are likely to have a larger yard (your dog will love you even more!), and more privacy compared to an attached home. With an attached home, you can easily say hi to your neighbor (maybe you will be friends with them!), they may be a little more low–maintenance, and you’re more likely to be closer to town.
Some of the great features of this quiet, secluded community include, the opportunity to live on or near an amazing small lake, near great walking paths and bus stops, and access to the community pool. New Mark Commons is about one mile from downtown Rockville, where there are several stores and restaurants. The crime rate is relatively low around New Mark Commons. This community includes 384 residences, half are detached single family homes and the other half are townhomes.
This fabulous new community has several great features and is great for any lifestyle! if you like to bike, hike, or walk trails there are plenty of options like Cabin John Trail, and Rock Creek Trail. Tower Oaks also has homes available with lofts which is great for the telecommuter looking for the space to create a fun, home office. Or, if you are a commuter, this homey neighborhood is close to the MARC train and METRO. Tower Oaks is also near several stores and restaurants including Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge.
This community includes both townhomes and single-family homes. Close by you can find Woottons Mill Park, which is a great park for first-time homebuyers that love the outdoors and nature! There is also an amazing community pool that includes 6 swimming lanes, a diving board, and a basketball hoop. There are several playgrounds located at Rockshire, making this a must-see neighborhood for first-time homebuyers with children. Lastly, if you like to play tennis there are two tennis courts in this community!
Whether you’re looking to be closer to town in a smaller home, or for a house with a backyard for your kids and to hiking trails, there are many great neighborhoods in Rockville for first-time homebuyers to choose from. Connect with a local member of the Apex Home Loans team to get started!