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. GreatSchools.org 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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