Love Live DC: Four Under $450,000 – Single Family Home Edition

This weekly column is written and sponsored by D.C. real estate agent and Edgewood resident Jessica Evans. Email her questions at  [email protected].

As much as I love a good multimillion dollar mcmansion, for many of us that’s a little beyond our purchasing power. In this series I’m taking a look at different types of properties that are listed for $450,000 or less. This week, I’m sharing with you 4 single family homes under $450,000 (3 of them are even under $400,000!).

913 45th Place NE Washington DC 20019 – $379,900 | Deanwood

This one gets a 10/10 for curb appeal and staging, it’s nice to see homes at more modest price points get the attention that they deserve. The size is comparable to many rowhomes in the District, with 1,848 sq ft on 3 levels. Upstairs space is a little tight but the basement is nicely finished and adds extra living space and a full bath. Outside, the backyard is fully fenced and includes a 2 car off street parking pad. Although Deanwood isn’t exactly on buyers hot lists right now, expect this to change over the next few years. Located 0.6 miles to the Minnesota Ave metro this home is positioned very well for future appreciation.

4311 Burns St SE Washington DC 20019 – $424,999

A rare example of a home that has been restored with original details preserved and not renovated to look like every other house on the market right now. Besides the stately foursquare exterior, I love the wood trim, solid wood doors and original features, and the front porch is awesome. The paint colors could be a little bit less bold, but that’s a project that anyone can tackle. The unfinished basement offers room for expansion while providing great storage. Located in Fort Dupont Park with plenty of green space right next door (did you know there are 10 miles of hiking trails there?).

3805 Blaine St NE Washington DC 20019 – $399,900

Another Deanwood winner, newly renovated and even closer to metro. A second full bath would make this one even better, but the design choices are on trend with dark wood floors, white marble counters and neutral colors. A fireplace makeover would make for a great pinterest project! Originally listed at $419,000, this one also had a recent price reduction this week.

2315 Branch Ave SE Washington DC 20020 – $356,000

This one is the fixer upper of the bunch, but I see lots of potential with this Hillcrest home, a wraparound front porch would do wonders for the exterior curb appeal. Besides its location in one of the top neighborhoods in SE, this house is located on a huge* 0.17 acre lot (*for dc standards). The home appears to be in financeable condition and would make for a great project. As a bank owned home that has been on the market for 100+ days chances are good that the price is negotiable.

Looking for more homes under $450,000? See the full list here.

All property photos courtesy of MRIS

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