The house at 5371 Hayes St. NE is a little more than one mile from the Deanwood Metro station in D.C. (Adrian Arias)

With the median sales price for a home in the District climbing to $599,000 in May, according to Rockville-based multiple-listing service Bright MLS, buyers who want to stick to a price point of $400,000 or less need to compromise on the size, location, condition or home style to find an affordable property.

The Deanwood community in Northeast Washington, while not as sought-after as Logan Circle or the Atlas District, has reasonably priced rowhouses and detached houses. For example, a single-family house at 5371 Hayes St. NE, priced at $399,999, offers a location served by several bus lines and is a little more than one mile from the Deanwood Metro station.

Annual property taxes are $2,695, and there are no homeowner association fees. The price on this house has dropped from $419,000.

Built in 2009, the house has 2,550 square feet on three levels with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a large back yard. The main level has an open floor plan with a living and dining area. The  kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, granite counters, cherry cabinets and a breakfast bar.

The house has hardwood flooring throughout the living areas and bedrooms. The bathrooms have contemporary-style glass vanities. The bedrooms are on the two upper levels.

Assigned schools include Burrville Elementary, Kelly Miller Middle and H.D. Woodson High. rates the elementary and middle schools below-average based on test scores, while the high school is average.

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For more information, contact Redfin real estate agent Thomas Mathis at 202-765-0760.

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