What's it like to have a home in two different counties like Baltimore City and Baltimore County. There are properties that part is in the city and the other in the county. Over the years, I have sold more than a handful of these listings. And it is always interesting. The topic, brought up on this past week's radio show, created a discussion from the listening audience. Questions came up
What about schools?
Where do you pay taxes?
When is trash day?
How about a neighborhood pool?
A senior center?
For the school situation, my experience has been that there is a choice. Since you are paying two tax bills and have two tax IDs, you have a choice, just like voting. I have always taken these "on the line" properties as a positive. Maybe your job requires you to live in the city, but the special needs school you want is in the county.
The map above shows Baltimore County surrounding Baltimore City
But more than a couple of my radio callers gave a different explanation.
Here is one:
And that it is where you sleep in the house. Where your bed is located.
Where you lay your head at night determines the schools?
Sorry but I find that hard to believe.
What if the property line has two bedrooms in the city and the other in the county?
What if you move your bed?
What if you hang a hammock outside?
Who checks? Who makes the decision?
If you own property in the city and the county, do you use the services of both?
Who can give us the RIGHT answer?
Thinking about buying a home
Call Margaret Rome