This year's Least Expensives does not look like last year's. Yes, the nabe is hotter. And yes, inventory is tighter. Last year, the list topped out in the low $300s. This time, the list tops out in the mid $400s. Even in the CoHi neighborhood, there's only about 30 units available for sale. And three of those units are in the same building. This map includes studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms, and a penthouse with a parking space the sellers think is worth $46,000. This units in this map span north CoHi (aka south Petworth) to Meridian Hill Park and none of them come with 1,000 sq.ft. or more. But all of them are affordable. Kind of.Read More
The 10 Least Expensive Properties In/Near Columbia Heights
Home to not one but three affordable units, here's a one bedroom coop that's earmarked as affordable. The interior is light, bright, and airy.
Here's a short sale. (Perfect timing for the Curbed University post on short sales.) This is a studio that's "super sunny". It's been on the market for more than 100 days. Which is pretty usual for a short sale.
It's been on the market for a bit more than a week, and probably not too much longer. The HOA is a totally manageable $222 monthly. The kitchen is kind of dated, and there ain't a lot of natural light. But you get what you pay for.
This one bedroom condo has languished on the market for more than 6 months. But it's on the up-and-coming 11th St Corridor. The interior is fantastic. The HOAs are affordable. But info on the square footage is hard to come by.
Here's the first two bedroom on the list. And it's the only one left at that Columbia Court development. The condo's fees are south of $200/month. And the floors come with bamboo. Unfortunately, there are income restrictions for this unit.
Now we're jumping up in price by more than $100,000. Fortunately for this price point, it's also a two bedroom condo. Unfortunately, it's only 605 sq.ft.
Who would have thought a Washington Fine Properties listing would be included on a Least Expensive list? Well, that happened here, and it's nearly $400K for a two bedroom, one bath condo with 850 sq.ft. For a unit this nice, HOAs are only $223 monthly.
As the prices rise, so do the perks. And this two bedroom, two bath CoHi condo is no exception. With a private patio, whirlpool tub, and a gorgeous kitchen, this place has plenty to offer.
Looking for "perfect city living"? This two bedroom, one bathroom condo may have the answer to that question. With a list of finishes and amenities, for the buyer looking for a lot for not too much, here's an option. It's been on the market for two weeks and change.
Contemporary. Luxury. And quasi-affordable. The listing pics are a bit odd, but this is penthouse living, so who cares? This unit is priced for parking. Without parking, the penthouse is even better: $399,000.