What $330,000 Buys You in DC

by Shilpi Paul

In What X Buys You this week, UrbanTurf takes a look at properties on the market in the $325,000 to $335,000 range to give readers an idea of what type of homes are available in this price point in the DC area.

What $330,000 Buys You in DC: Figure 1

Modern One-Bedroom Near Logan Circle

This 752 square-foot unit is in The Rutherford, an eight-story building that went up in 2005 a couple blocks south of Logan Circle. The one-bedroom is modern, with floor-to-ceiling windows, an open floor plan and a kitchen equipped with a very large kitchen island. The bedroom is on the small side. All in all, the condo is pretty standard; the location is definitely the big appeal here, with the Mount Vernon Square Metro station six blocks away and Logan Circle and the 14th Street Corridor minutes to the west.

  • Full Listing: 1211 13th Street NW #4 (map)
  • Price: $329,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 752
  • Listing Agent: Jeffrey Sachse, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Detached Colonial in Historic Anacostia

What $330,000 Buys You in DC: Figure 2

While the neighborhood still has a ways to go, there are some interesting destinations in Historic Anacostia, like the Honfluer Gallery, The Hive, Big Chair Coffee and Uniontown Bar and Grill, and this house is just a few blocks from the center of activity. Built in 1905, this three-bedroom was recently renovated and now has restored heart pine flooring, nice moldings, exposed brick, and a remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. The fireplace in the dining room and black and white tiled floor in the new kitchen are charming. The third bedroom is on the small side and is currently being used as an office. We liked the large front porch and the screen door, which make neighborly friendliness that much easier.

  • Full Listing: 2233 Mount View Place SE (map)
  • Price: $325,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Footage: 1,440
  • Listing Agent: Morgan Knull, RE/MAX Gateway

What $330,000 Buys You in DC: Figure 3

Farm House in Silver Spring With Screened-in Porches

This four-bedroom home has a county feel, with multiple screened-in porches, wood paneling in some rooms, and angled ceilings that necessitate occasional ducking. While the address says Silver Spring, this house is pretty far out there, well past the beltway and close to Colesville. As a result, the house sits on a large lot of just over a quarter of an acre. A detached garage on the property is currently being used as a workshop. Another cool feature is a screened-in party area in the back, complete with a hot tub and a grill.

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  1. jag said at 3:59 pm on Wednesday May 16, 2012:
    Montgomery should just change the name of the whole county to "Silver Spring" considering how large a swath carries the address.
  1. Tom A. said at 4:38 pm on Wednesday May 16, 2012:
    The 400 a month condo fees, covers water and gas. So we can lower the fee to $300 a month to balance out the water and gas bills that a non-condo would have. If you keep the condo for 20 years, you would need add 72,000 to the cost of the condo vs the other homes. The monthly housing bill for the condo would be about 300 more than the other homes.
  1. Tom A. said at 4:45 pm on Wednesday May 16, 2012:
    jag- you're right. This house is over 6 miles from downtown silver spring. Silver Spring and Georgetown are probably closer!
  1. H Street Landlord said at 5:17 pm on Wednesday May 16, 2012:
    3 nice choices. I especially like the one in Anacostia.
  1. saladman8283 said at 8:20 pm on Wednesday May 16, 2012:
    @Tom A - Your analysis isn't 100% accurate. If you own a single family home, your homeowners insurance will be higher and you will have to foot the bill for maintenance items that are covered by the condo fee (for example, landscaping). Also, the average person will not keep a home for 20 years, more like 7. I imagine that this 1 BR will be more like a starter home.
  1. jag said at 9:26 pm on Wednesday May 16, 2012:
    Not only small things like landscaping, but ginormous things like roof/boiler/chiller/waterline/window replacement, brick repointing, parking resurfacing, etc. etc.

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