The townhouse at 7388 Stream Way in Springfield has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. (Paddy Osbourne of Regarday)

While home prices in the Washington region may not reach the stratospheric levels of San Francisco and New York City, the market is still a tough one for first-time buyers even if they have a budget of $400,000.

Buyers who want a home with enough bedrooms to accommodate a family may find it challenging to meet their needs for space and a comfortable housing payment even outside the city limits. For example, the median sales price for a house in Fairfax County reached $565,000 in June, according to Bright MLS.

A townhouse like the one at 7388 Stream Way in Springfield, Va., may be an option for some families. The 1,200-square-foot townhouse, priced at $390,000, has a low homeowner association fee of $50 per month. Annual property taxes are $4,170.

Built in 1982, the three-level house has vinyl siding, three bedrooms and four bathrooms.

The main level has new hardwood floors in the combined living and dining room, which has a fireplace and a door to the deck. The updated kitchen has stone tile flooring, white cabinets and appliances, black granite counters and a pass-through opening to the living and dining room.

Upstairs the master bedroom has a private full bathroom. This level also has a second bedroom and a second full bathroom. The lower level has a laundry room in addition to the bedroom and bathroom, and the house has a powder room on the main level. The fenced backyard has a stone patio, and the townhouse comes with two assigned parking spaces.

The community includes a swimming pool.

Assigned schools include Rolling Valley Elementary, Key Middle and Lee High, all rated average or below-average by GreatSchools.org based on test scores.

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For information, contact real estate agent Lucinda Aguila with Long & Foster Real Estate at 703-655-9887.