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Looking for some crowd sourcing advice. We have been renting in SW for years and are looking to buy. We’re priced out of SW for a place with any semblance of a yard (budget is $525,000 and under) so we have turned to Historic Anacostia. We had selected a 4 bedroom (priced at $450,000) on 17th and W but we lost it when we got wishy washy as to whether that area of Anacostia was really a solid investment for property values and someone else swooped in and grabbed it.
We are looking for a place that we can live in for 2-3 years and then rent out when we relocate to be closer to family.
Where should we be looking? What advice do you have for first time homebuyers who are second guessing home buying due to feedback from our families?”