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What $250,000 Buys You in Washington DC

If you are considering a move to Washington DC, then you are probably aware of house pricing associated with some of America’s most coveted zip codes. The neighborhoods range from beautiful to beyond imaginable, as the houses are filled predominately with those involved in politics or art. From phenomenal school districts to an abundance of five-star restaurants, there is a lot to get excited about here. However, you likely also know that with this desirable reputation comes a hefty price tag. Do not let that scare you away though. Although there are a lot of homes priced extremely high, you may be surprised at what you can find for $250,000.

You might think you will be stuck with an older home that needs a lot of renovations, but you could not be more wrong. Built in 2006, this three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, colonial-style home has a garage, fully finished basement, and all appliances. It is located in the neighborhood of Congress Heights, an area that started undergoing $455 million in renovations in 2010.

Oversized windows, an abundance of sunlight, and walk-in closets are hard to pass up, especially when the condominium is in Bloomingdale. This neighborhood is in the heart of the city and boasts numerous community groups. This studio apartment has hardwood floors, granite counters, and all appliances. The community fee includes security gate, water, trash removal, and lawn care.

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium is in the perfect location to access public transportation. It is 573 square feet, and has exterior cameras, appliances, and central air. It is in Columbia Heights, arguably the most economically diverse neighborhoods in DC. Since 2008, a large shopping complex and several business and restaurants have opened. In 2012, the area was named one of America’s fastest gentrifying neighborhoods.

This 930-square-foot, three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom has central air, double-pane windows, and all appliances except a washer and dryer. It is in Fort Dupont Point, which is a historic site and a popular place for nature walks, picnics, ranger-led Civil War programs, and gardening. Free concerts are held rain or shine all summer long and the recreation facility has tennis and basketball courts and an ice arena.

This charming three-bedroom, one-bathroom, and 1,386-square-foot house is perfect for a first-time buyer or small family. It has a breakfast nook, fireplace, hardwood floors, large backyard, and finished basement. It is in Woodridge and considering the median house price in this neighborhood is $365,176, this house is a really good deal. Approximately 33 percent of households have children.

Newly renovated in 2013, this 980-square-foot, two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home is perfect for anyone who has ever dreamed of a white picket fence. It sits on a corner lot, so you only have neighbors on one side. The home is in Deanwood, one of the area’s most charismatic neighborhoods. Dense trees line the streets of small brick houses, so finding a two-story home with aluminum siding like this one is quite rare in this neighborhood.

 

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