posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 12:03 PM
I'm from near that area. Silver Spring has good areas and bad areas but overall it's not a super high crime region. The past decade has seen a rise
in hispanic gang related crime, as there is a growing immigrant population there, and most are good people but some have formed or brought in gangs.
And they get some "spillover crime" related to the drug violence from the neighboring District of Columbia and Prince George's County's drug
trade. That particular street is okay. The second man basically invited Maryland's endemic problems right into his home unfortunately.
As for the price, that is what a lot of houses of that style are attempting to go for, even in this awful market. I'm doubtful they will get it, but
$500k for a colonial style house in suburban Maryland is not a shocking asking price. Don't forget the neighborhoods bordering the federal
government and its contractors and their many high paying jobs are the few in the entire country that are still healthy and strong in this economy,
compared to the rest of the nation.
From a paranormal perspective, these older brick homes each give off their own vibe. One house can feel fine and another right next to it just seems
to carry a negative or hungry atmosphere to it. I grew up in such a home, though not in Silver Spring, but nearby. My family still lives in that
house and we periodically conduct a cleansing on it. I think a lot of the energies will be found to ultimately trace back to the original native
American tribes who once populated the area. If I'm not mistaken the house that was the scene of the events in the movie The Exorcist was also in
suburban Maryland, somewhere near where I grew up in fact.
To answer the original question, no I would not buy that house. I have enough issues with my own, thanks. I don't need to be looking for trouble.
I'm not sure what I believe, but I will err on the side of caution.