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What $529K Buys You in the DC Area

by Mark Wellborn

In What X Buys You this week, UrbanTurf takes a look at properties that recently came on the market for around $529,000 to give readers an idea of what type of home is available in this price point in the DC area.


1,137 Square-Foot Two-Bedroom Straddling Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant

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This two-bedroom, 2.5-bath condo is located in a six-unit building that straddles the border of Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant. At 1,137 square feet, the condo has a fair amount of space, as well as hardwood floors throughout, a wood-burning fireplace, a new kitchen, and a large master bedroom. The unit is on the first level, but there is private patio area off of the living room. The listing price also includes a deeded underground parking space.

  • Full Listing: 1708 Summit Place NW, #1708 (map)
  • Price: $529,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Footage: 1,137
  • Listing Agent: Michael Moore, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.


Three-Bedroom Gingerbread House in Brookland

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The exterior of this Brookland Victorian reminds UrbanTurf of a gingerbread house, and while the interior will probably need some updating at some point down the road, the exterior is just one of its cool features. The three-bedroom home has a wrap-around front porch, a good-sized yard, a large living and dining area and both a basement and attic that have a lot of potential. The house is also just about four blocks south of the Brookland Metro stop on the Red Line.

  • Full Listing: 1231 Irving Street NE (map)
  • Price: $529,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Footage: 1,815
  • Listing Agent: Leyla Phelan, Evers & Company Real Estate

Four-Bedroom Cape Cod in the Land of George Washington

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The history of the Barcroft section of Arlington where this home is located can be traced back to when George Washington surveyed the land and built a grist mill in the area. This four-bedroom Cape Cod does not go back quite that far (built in 1949), but it does have a number of noteworthy features. Located on a dead-end street, it has a main level with bay windows and sky lights, hardwood floors, and a large gourmet kitchen. The piece de resistance, however, might be the rear deck and the backyard that has a pond and waterfall.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_529k_buys_you_in_the_dc_area/3279

4 Comments

  1. CR said at 11:17 am on Wednesday April 13, 2011:

    Great diversity in properties. The Brookland house looks like it has a lot of potential/possiblities.

  1. Rayful Edmond said at 12:32 pm on Wednesday April 13, 2011:

    Apples to oranges.

    The $305/mo condo fee in the first place equates to additional $60k over 30yrs @ 4.5%.

  1. bananas said at 1:03 pm on Thursday April 14, 2011:

    I don’t understand this condo fee myopia. Do people think it is some sort of special tax and not payment toward insurance, utilities, maintenance, reserves, etc. that in turn lowers other monthly expenses and hedges against major payouts down the road? Some condos are poorly managed, but it’s not like the fees are thrown in a ditch somewhere.

  1. anon said at 8:20 pm on Friday April 15, 2011:

    @bananas-good point!

Comments are closed.

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