Two-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse in Laurel area of Prince George’s lists for $289,900

Home buyers hunting for a bargain in the D.C. metro area tend to look farther from the city’s borders in search of affordability. Many also turn to Prince George’s County, Md., which typically has the lowest median sales prices in the region.



a tree in front of a house: The contemporary-style townhouse has nine-foot-high ceilings and skylights and sits on a cul-de-sac with views of trees and open space. (Amanda Koehler/Charm City Virtual Tours)


The contemporary-style townhouse has nine-foot-high ceilings and skylights and sits on a cul-de-sac with views of trees and open space. (Amanda Koehler/Charm City Virtual Tours)

In October, the median sales price in the county was $355,000, according to Bright MLS, a jump of 12.7 percent compared with October 2019. Townhouse prices in the county rose to their highest level in a decade. The median sales price for townhouses in Prince George’s County rose to $320,000 in October, a 16.4 percent increase over the median sales price in October 2019, according to Bright MLS. Townhouses can be a good option for buyers looking for the space of a small

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Two three-bedroom, three-bathroom historic houses in D.C.’s Anacostia list for under $300,000

To address affordability challenges for District residents, the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently moved and rehabilitated two historic Anacostia houses from the Maple View Flats development on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, which includes more than 100 affordable apartments. Both single-family houses will be available to families who meet the affordable housing program requirements and enter a lottery by Nov. 16.

To enter, families must certify that they meet the income and household size limits for each house and submit an expression of interest and a preapproval letter from a lender at dhcd.dc.gov/myfairshot. After Nov. 16, five to seven households will be chosen by a lottery and can tour the homes and submit their documents and certification of their eligibility in order of their rank in the lottery.

The buyers will have 60 days to close after they submit their documents. The extra households will

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