Moving to the University area offers an extremely diverse array of options. While that has many advantages, it can also make choosing where to live an overwhelming process. The information on this page offers some suggestions about where to start. Click the headers below to show or hide information.
ApartmentList.com, Move.com, Apartment Showcase, Apartment Guide, and abodo.com offer on-line searching of most area apartment complexes. They enable users to search based on desired facilities, services, etc. and provide floor plans, rental rates, and community features for matching complexes. Apartment Ratings provides reviews by current or past tenants. (Bear in mind that it seems likely that those who submit reviews are individuals with particularly strong opinions.)
In some cases, searching for townhouses, condos and single family homes is best done by using the services of a real estate agent. Please contact Faculty Affairs, at (301) 405-0658, for a referral to an appropriate agent.
The Faculty Affairs Office can provide realtor referrals.
The web search services listed below will give you an idea of the type and cost of housing in various communities.
This isn't intended to be a comprehensive list of the web search services available, nor is it intended to be any sort of recommendation.
A quick Google search for "home buying advice" will bring you almost a billion hits in the blink of an eye, and almost all of them have something to offer. The important thing to remember, especially if this is your first time buying a house, is to take the time to look at that information.
Unfortunately, the University does not offer short-term housing on campus. However, there are many other possibilities for different forms of short-term housing.