Monday, April 26, 2010

Welcome

We are happy to announce that we have a signed lease and the home is no longer available at this time.




We've loved living here and were sad to leave. It's a great house in a great neighborhood. 


The neighborhood has several playgrounds, jogging trails around a private lake, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, and of course a pool. It is the home of the Waves of Westlake Swim team.
http://www.wavesofwestlake.info/





We've tried to post as many pictures and as much info here as possible. 

The Basics:
6444 Leopard Court
Waldorf, MD 20603

4 Bedroom 2.5 bath about 2100 sq feet


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$2300/ month rent. (less for multi-year leases)


Family Room (19 feet 11 in x 11 feet 4 in)



This room features a wood burning stove, which will seriously reduce your winter energy bills.

Bathroom #2

It features a tile floor and neutral walls.

Bedroom #3 (11 feet 7 in x 12 feet 3 in)



This bedroom is just slightly smaller than bedroom #2. It also has huge double closets.

Bedroom #2 (11 feet 11 in x 12 ft 11 in)














This is the second largest room in the house. It features double connecting closets. It is currently painted in blues and purples


Not pictured: The 4th bedroom is 9 feet 9 inches by 9 feet 8 inches. 

Screened in porch-12 feet 2 in x 24 feet 8 inches








We love our huge screened in porch. It has both lights and ceiling fans and so we have spent countless hours enoying the back yard bug-free.


Backyard





This is one of the largest backyards in the neighborhood and our kids have loved it. We have great trees, but the best part is the tree house. We also have a large storage shed.

Master Bedroom 19 feet 8 inches x 14 ft 9 inches

Huge Master bedroom with vaulted ceilings.


Huge double closets that actually extend the entire length of the room. There are shelves, but it's impossible to take a pic.



The size of the master bedroom was a real selling point for us. It's large enough to fit 2 dressers, exercise equipment, a desk, and even guitar stuff w out looking cramped.


Kitchen 13 feet 7 in x 10 feet 7 in

Bay window with great veiw of playhouse





I love my kitchen, because it is bright, modern, and fun and doesn't look like every other kitchen in the neighborhood. It has plenty or drawers, cabinets, and counter space. It features all new stainless appliances, new counters, and modern fixtures. I love it b/c it is in the center of our home.




Saturday, April 24, 2010

Playroom (Formal Dinning Room) 14 feet x 13 feet 4 in

Crown molding
other wood trim

French doors leading to front porch


Large bay window








I think most people would use this as a formal dinning room. It has great wood details and well as a large bay window that looks into the back yard. It also has french doors that lead out to the front porch.


Living Room 15ft 10 inches x 11 ft 8 inches







This is the room that is directly off our entry way. It features 3 large windows that look out into the front yard. It has gorgeous crown molding. 



1/2 Bath 4 ft 5 in x 4 ft 2 in


It has neutral colored tile and walls. It also has chair-railing and an updated mirror and light fixture.

Schools


Finding good schools for my kids is always my #1 priority when finding a house. In the DC metro it is tricky finding a place that you can afford with good schools and a decent commute.

Our home is within walking distance of William B. Wade Elementary. It is a great school and the only one in the county I'd would send them too. (I would also consider Craik. The have good test scores, but the building doesn't have actual walls, only dividers between the classrooms and I thought it would be too difficult for my kids to concentrate). The teachers have both taught and challenged my kids in a nurturing environment. I have also always felt that my kids were safe and they didn't have to deal with a lot of the nonsense that goes on in other nearby schools. Here's some assesment info: http://www.edline.net/files/_bFKny_/2368f1ae9c1efe6d3745a49013852ec4/Wade_2011ReportCard.pdf

We are also zoned for Theodore Davis Middle School. This is also the best middle school in the area. My child has thrived and I couldn't be happier. I really like that they each subject is taught to a student's abilities, where most schools only offer various levels for reading and math. They offer more gifted subjects than any other school I've ever heard of. It has the best school cafeteria food anywhere. Testing info: http://www.mdreportcard.org/Assessments.aspx?K=080625

We are zoned for Westlake High School. I have no personal experience with the school, but I would not feel comfortable sending my children there. Students in the area can apply to attend North Point High School, which is a much better school. If my children were older, that's what I would do.

Waldorf

We have really enjoyed the past 3 years living in Waldorf. First we thought we'd live on base, but the schools were horrific and I don't think homeschooling is for us. We also looked in VA and in Calvert County, but it just seemed like we could get more for our money here. Click here to see some statistics: http://www.city-data.com/zips/20603.html

It's a decent commute into DC. Due to traffic it's actually a lot quicker commute then down to the Woodbridge area. There are many public transportation possibilities along with car and van pools. Many employers actually even pay for it. My husband worked on Boiling AFB and he can use a van pool for free.

Our home is is a very convenient location. We are with in minutes of a large shopping mall and several strip malls that contain just about any store you can think of. I think every major chain has at least one restaurant here as well. I never have to drive more than a few miles when I need to run errands.


Friday, April 23, 2010

About Us


We try to be as fair and honest as landlords and are looking for fair and honest tenants that we truly hope will be as happy living in our home as we were.  


This is not an investment property for us. We are a military family, who bought our home at the peak of the housing market (2007)and are unable to sell it when we moved in 2010.  We plan on renting it for at least the next 10 years when we should finally owe less on our loan that what it is worth. 


We live out of state but do our best to make sure that any needed repairs are done promptly. 

We love animals, but didn't have anything but fish and hermit crabs while living in this house.  Neither did the current renters.

We'd consider allowing pets if you have good credit and letters of recommendations from former property managers and clearance from your vet.  I'm sure your dogs are well-behaved, but we'd probably need a larger security deposit to protect ourselves (If there is no damage we would love nothing more than to return all of it to you). We don't have a problem with any breed of dog, However, our insurance policy will not allow large snakes and certain breeds of dog: rottweiler, pitbull, german shepherd, akita, or any wolf breed  -even if they are only part, so we'd have to rule those out. 


Feel free to ask us any questions: lilbirdz1@yahoo.com

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Want to live here?




To apply:
1.  Please send an e-mail to lilbirdz1@yahoo.com to let us know you're interested.

2.  Complete the application (Here) and email it to lilbirdz1@yahoo.com.

3. We will send you an e-mail inviting you to do a credit and criminal background through smart moveIt will cost you $12.

4. Complete the lease (Here): https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_J_hh4fjSkhdm9IUUJRbUx3ZTg/edit?usp=sharing

5.  Send us a check for $4600 (first month's rent + deposit) 
We require a deposit to protect our house. The deposit will be kept  in an interest bearing account. Nothing would make us happier than than returning the entire deposit when it is time for you to move.  FYI we will use the following checklist when tenants move out.

6.Pet's-Allowing pet's makes us very nervous. We love animals, we just don't know anything about yours and prefer not to take any risks. If you have a good credit, stable work history and plan on living in our house for a while, we may consider pets based on age, size, and breed.  We will also require additional pet deposit.  If when it is time for you to move out and no one could tell that pet's lived there, we will fully refund your deposit. We haven't made one of our own up yet, but I think this one is a reasonable pet policy. http://www.totalrealestatesolutions.com/realestateforms/html/RentalPetAddendum2.html


Preference will be given to applicants that are interested in multi-year leases.

As long as you are not a dangerous criminal and your credit score checks out and we receive your deposit and signed lease, we will stop accepting other applications.