What X Buys In the DC Area: The Singles Edition

by Shilpi Paul

In What X Buys You this week, UrbanTurf takes a look at properties on the market that are in the $289,000 to $350,000 range and are particularly well suited to a single buyer.


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Brand New in Mount Vernon Square

Located in a row house conversion in Mount Vernon Square, this one-bedroom condo is the last unit for sale in a seven-unit building that was redeveloped last year. The unit is comfortably sized for a single person, with a small but stylish open living area and kitchen, and a bedroom with access to an outdoor area. The HOA are also on the low side, at $150 per month.

  • Full Listing: 430 M Street NW, #6 (map)
  • Price: $349,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Listing Agent: Trent Heminger, Beasley Real Estate

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Quiet Rambler in Silver Spring

For singles interested in a quieter, leafier lifestyle, this three-bedroom home in Silver Spring is an affordable (and spacious) option. On a large lot, the gated, woodsy property has many private nooks. The 1,533-square-foot home offers much more room than what you would find at a similar price point in DC, and a buyer could offset the mortgage with roommates.


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Corner Unit in Woodley Park

In addition to having the lowest price point of the three homes featured today, the asking price of this 650-square-foot co-op recently dropped another $10,000. The property has a charming vibe, with arched doorways and extensive built-ins. A corner unit, the space seems to be quite brightly lit, though the lack of photos make that hard to verify. The monthly fees of $388 per month include utilities as well as property taxes.

  • Full Listing: 2802 Devonshire Place NW #207 (map)
  • Price: $289,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 650
  • Listing Agent: Adam Isaacson, Long and Foster

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_x_buys_in_the_dc_area_the_singles_edition/6494

3 Comments

  1. China said at 3:26 pm on Wednesday January 9, 2013:

    This article is great for a young, single, recent graduate seeking to own a house or condo. Thank you so much for this article and I hope this is a regular contribution to your website. I plan to repost this to my Twitter and Facebook because I know so many people that would need the type of advice this article provides!

  1. Lindsey said at 3:31 pm on Wednesday January 9, 2013:

    I’d also recommend the condos in Takoma Overlook. After searching for something at the $300K price point in Silver Spring and getting outbid or finding homes with too many repairs to be affordable, we ended up buying a 3 bed 2 bath condo for well under $300K. Just my two cents!

  1. Nick said at 11:36 am on Thursday January 10, 2013:

    The Takoma Overlook is a soulless, car dependent building. I just got a row house in Takoma DC near the Lamond Rec Center for just under this price range. The homes there cost about $100k less than those in Brightwood but they still have the classic rowhouse charm and are a short walk to downtown Takoma Park and the metro. Also, stay away from the Takoma Phoenix. The condo fees are $700 per month and they have high delinquency rates.

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