What $500K Can Get You in Washington D.C.

Let’s check out this weeks edition of what you can get in Washington D.C. If you are looking to plop down half a million dollars here are some great local pads that can be all yours. Let’s get creative and see how we can get the most out of $500K in the DC area!

1514 17th Street NW

Built in 1917, this building has continued to gain acclaim throughout its lifetime, including an acknowledgement in James Goode’s “Best Addresses”, as well as the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Small Project Award in 2008 for it’s bathroom redesign. Bathed in natural light, and covered in custom tile work, the whole condo feels like a peaceful escape from it’s busy location smack in the middle of Dupont Circle. Other features of the home include tall ceilings, hardwood floors, and custom built floor-to-ceiling closets. Its latest renovation also beckoned in a brand new kitchen and open concept living/dining room, leading into the rest of the home. The kitchen’s remodeling included black countertops, stainless steel appliances, pantry and bar area. It is also a pet-friendly building and it’s Dupont Circle location gives easy access to the Metro, parks, retail, dining and bars

Price: $479,000

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Square Feet: 837

Year Built: 1917

Listing Agent: Sherri Anne Green, Coldwell Banker Realty

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1312 13th Street NW

One block from Logan Circle, this newly built condominium has a lot to offer. In the building, you will have access to a shared back patio and in-unit, you’ll find your own washer/dryer, stainless steel appliances, and an open-concept layout. One of the best features of this condominium is the abundance of natural light you’ll find all around the unit. This building is also pet-friendly and offers easy access to everything Logan Circle has to offer, including coffee shops, award winning restaurants, Metro access, and so much more.

Price: $499,900

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Square Feet: 600

Year Built: 2022

Listing Agent: Trent Heminger, Compass

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700 16th Street NE

This 2 level condominium boasts two bedrooms, one and one half baths, with a beautiful updated kitchen. The unit features amazing natural light, open floor plan with stylish finishes including white oak LVP floors, contemporary lighting, modern kitchen, luxurious baths, custom closets, and an in-unit washer-dryer as well as Nest thermostat, smart door system, sprinkler system and 24 hour building surveillance. The great location of this condominium has access to the H Street Corridor, where you’ll have access to countless restaurants, night spots, music and more. This also includes great access to everything you need for your daily life including a nearby Safeway, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, and the H Street Farmers Market, as well as the Rosedale Recreation Center & pool and the Langston Golf Course. All within easy access to the DC Street Car to the Union Station Metro.

Price: $455,000

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

Square Feet: 686

Year Built: 2017

Listing Agent: Candyce Asthroth, Samson Properties

Full Listing

Photo Courtesy of MLS


There are three variables in home prices, price, size and location. If you’re open to being outside of the city but still in the DC metro area, check out places just over the border like Silver Spring, Bethesda, Arlington and Old Town. These are amenity packed neighborhoods and great locations on the doorsteps of DC. 

The Bottom Line

When it comes to buying a home in the Nations Capitol it’s going to take finesse, focus and market intel (I was looking for another f- word to make it sound cooler:)  Here are three tips to get started. First, know what your must haves are, second know what location you want and third, get your financing in line. These three steps will put you ahead of the game. 

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