The Studios That $150K Buys You in the DC Area

by UrbanTurf Staff

In What X Buys You this week, UrbanTurf takes a look at how much studio $150,000 buys you these days in the DC area.

Short Sale Studio on the Southeastern Edge of Logan Circle


If location is at the top of the criteria list for a buyer out there interested in a studio, this unit a couple blocks to the southeast of Thomas Circle could be a good option. However, the sixth-floor studio is a short sale, needs some work to spruce it up, and only cash buyers and those with renovation loans are permitted to submit offers. All that said, it has a very convenient location, low condo fees ($194/month), and the building it is located in has bike storage, laundry, and allows pets.

  • Full Listing: 1115 12th Street NW, #603 (map)
  • Price: $159,000
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 432
  • Listing Agent: Michael Dillon, Keller Williams

Studio in New Building Near the Southwest Waterfront


This studio located near the Southwest Waterfront is the largest of the three featured today. The renovated unit has a newish kitchen with GE appliances, a good deal of closet space and gets natural light from a wall of windows. The building is FHA and VA-approved, and has amenities including a fitness center, a 24-hour concierge, an outdoor pool, convenience store and an entertainment lounge. Parking is not included with the unit, but is available for sale.

  • Full Listing: 800 4th Street SW, #S315 (map)
  • Price: $151,000
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 463
  • Listing Agent: Yovav Sever, Capital Residential Properties

Remodeled Rosslyn Co-op With Garage Parking


This studio co-op not far from the Rosslyn Metro station is touted in the listing description as an “amazing investment opportunity with great rental income.” Given that the unit has been remodeled and comes with garage parking, that could prove to be true. However, it is also the smallest unit featured today at 383 square feet, but frankly at $149,900, it is tough to complain about the listing’s size.

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  1. David said at 2:34 pm on Thursday June 9, 2011:

    I live in a 400 sq ft studio now and I’m very happy with the amount space I have and the simplicity of the setup.  But I really can’t see myself owning a studio. 

    The only way I could see myself buy a studio is if I got a really good deal on it and could design the interior layout myself.

  1. Gray said at 3:27 pm on Thursday June 9, 2011:

    I own a 415 square foot studio and love it. I bought it because I loved the neighborhood but have found that it is plenty of space. Also my friends pay way more in rent than my mortgage which makes them jealous!

  1. East H said at 5:17 pm on Thursday June 9, 2011:

    Or, you could buy a 1 bedroom on Bladensburg road across from the Capitol City diner. I can’t remember the name of the building, but that is a helluva deal. Add 30K and you can have a two bedroom, if memory serves.

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