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What $200K Buys You in the DC Area

  • August 17th 2011

by Mark Wellborn

In What X Buys You this week, UrbanTurf takes a look at properties on the market in the $200,000 range to give readers an idea of what type of homes are available at this price point in the DC area.


What $200K Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 1

Studio Tucked Away Off Connecticut Avenue in Van Ness

Van Ness is one of those DC neighborhoods that most city residents associate with the University of the District of Columbia, and little else. But tucked away off of Connecticut Avenue are some large residential buildings that few ever see. One of those buildings is where this 7th floor studio is located. The unit is predictably small given its price point and location, but it gets a good amount of light and offers little amenities like a new dishwasher and a large walk-in closet. The listing’s bigger amenities should also not be overlooked: it comes with an underground parking space and the building has a pool.

  • Full Listing: 2939 Van Ness Street NW, #735 (map)
  • Price: $199,999
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 495
  • Listing Agent: Rachel Valentino, Keller Williams


What $200K Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 2

701 Square-Foot Silver Spring One-Bedroom

Like the Van Ness listing above, this Silver Spring one-bedroom is located close to, but tucked away from, a major thoroughfare in the region. The 701 square-foot unit sits near East-West Highway in a low-rise development that wouldn’t be out of place in Parkfairfax. While it is light on bells and whistles, the listing has more square footage than pretty much anything comparably priced in DC, and for those buyers that can’t live without it, the development comes with a pool.


What $200K Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 3
The red house. Image courtesy of Google Maps.

A Morse Street Carbon Copy

A month ago, UrbanTurf featured a home on Morse Street that seems like a carbon copy of the home on the same block that we are featuring today: same number of bedrooms, similar square footage and same price. Hard to say if this house will be scooped up in a month like that one was, but for the buyer that can put in some work and was already looking in the Trinidad neighborhood, it could be a good option. The row house has a deep backyard, but a look at the photos reveals that the home needs some work (not surprising since it is being sold “as-is”). It is not a short sale, though, nor did its price strangely hop up by $68,000 shortly after it was listed.

  • Full Listing: 1259 Morse Street NE (map)
  • Price: $198,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 1,694
  • Listing Agent: Hayward Hodges, Century 21 Trademark Realty

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_200k_buys_you_in_the_dc_area/4000.

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