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Live in the Nicest House on the Block with This Anacostia Townhome

A little pricey for the neighborhood, rather affordable for the city

One of these townhomes is not like the other. One of these townhomes is freshly painted, renovated, and ready for the next homebuyer. This semi-detached Anacostia townhome comes with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms across roughly 1,600 square feet of space. It offers stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar in the kitchen as well as an upper level washer and dryer. In the basement, there is an in-law suite with its own washer and dryer and kitchen, so homebuyers should be able to rent it out if they choose. There are also two off-street parking spaces and a spacious rear yard.

The last time this listing sold was in January 2015 for $177,000. Now, it's asking $495,000. The price is a little high for the neighborhood. According to Redfin, the median listing price in Anacostia is $350,000. Additionally, two nearby listings in the Randle Heights neighborhood sold with roughly the same square footage and number of bedrooms for around $330,000.

Let’s branch out, though. In more popular neighborhoods, a home like this would be priced way higher. This 1,600-square-foot Capitol Hill home with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms is asking $649,000. Additionally, this Lincoln Park townhome offers one fewer bedroom and bathroom and is 600 square feet smaller, but is priced at $719,000.

Is this townhome a little pricey for the area? Sure, but you’d be getting more bang for your buck than if you bought elsewhere.

What do you think, though? Is this listing priced a little too high? Or is it just right?

1716 16th Street SE [Redfin]