During the current pandemic, you might find yourself “just looking” for your first future home. As a first-time homebuyer finding the perfect home can be stressful, since several things are on your mind such as location, type of home (attached vs. detached), condition of home (fixer-upper, move in ready, or new home).
Before you continue your search for you first home, your first step should be getting pre-approved. Being pre-approved has several perks such as it allows you to stand out more if there is a bidding war, and you will have a better understanding of what you can afford before you start shopping.
Living in Olney has tons of amazing perks such as living close to Onley Town Center, closeness to Lake Hallowell Loop Trail, highly rated schools, and a very diverse town. Lucky for you, we’ve done some research. Below are our recommendations for first-time homebuyers in Olney.
This fabulous neighborhood is perfect for any lifestyle as a first-time homebuyer, it includes townhomes, condos and single-family homes. An amazing perk of living at Homeland Village is most stores are within walking/biking distance or a short drive away, since it’s located close to Onley town center. Also, Homeland Village has a pool in the neighborhood for all residents to enjoy during the summer!
This amazing community located in Olney has several different home styles such as townhomes and single-family homes. The most common are mid-sized family homes, which feature a great yard, your children have the opportunity to attend amazing schools, and walking distance to a bus stop that goes into Silver Spring. Fortunately, Fair Hill Farm, is located centrally to Olney Town Center, and several stores are within walking distance!
The majority of homes in this neighborhood are colonial style single-family homes. These homes feature larger backyards, with the option to have a garage, and highly rated schools. However, if you’re looking for a little less space as a first-time homebuyer, The Highlands of Olney does have a small neighborhood of townhomes. If you decide to move to The Highlands of Olney, you will be within walking distance from Southeast Olney Park, where you can take a peaceful walk with (or without) Fido!
There are several other great neighborhoods in Olney for first-time homebuyers! Whether you’re looking for a home within walking distance to several restaurants and shops or a home with a large yard, Olney is the perfect spot for a first-time homebuyer. Connect with a local lender at Apex Home Loans today, to get started.