What $238,000 gets you in Denver and three other housing markets

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This Denver condo costs $238,000 and it comes with a balcony. (Courtesy of Redfin)

You may have heard that it’s going to be a buyer’s market in 2018 or 2019. Well, if you started saving for a down payment in a hurry, maybe you could stash enough cash for homes like these.

Chicago

The living room of 5137 N. Ashland Avenue, #2. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The bedroom of 5137 N. Ashland Avenue, #2. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The bathroom of 5137 N. Ashland Avenue, #2. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The porch of 5137 N. Ashland Avenue, #2. (Courtesy of Redfin)

With no square footage listed, I can’t promise that this isn’t just a house for ants. If it were for ants, but ants with human sensibilities, I’d say it looks comfy. Those ants would also get to enjoy a full-sized stackable washer-dryer combo.

Houston

The living room of 5925 Almeda Road, #12710. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The bedroom of 5925 Almeda Road, #12710. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The closet of 5925 Almeda Road, #12710. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The balcony of 5925 Almeda Road, #12710. (Courtesy of Redfin)

This home has the distinction of being on the highest floor in this week’s edition. Floor 27 makes for some pretty sweeping views, but you won’t get any mountains in them, no matter how high you are in Houston.

Seattle

The living room of 220 W Olympic Place #309. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The kitchen of 220 W Olympic Place #309. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The bedroom of 220 W Olympic Place #309. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The parlour of 220 W Olympic Place #309. (Courtesy of Redfin)

This Seattle condo is markedly cheaper and cute enough to make me think that owning a home wouldn’t be the worst thing ever. Even the decidedly small bedroom is charming me.

Denver

The entry of 1475 N Humboldt Street #17. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The bathroom of 1475 N Humboldt Street #17. (Courtesy of Redfin)
A room of 1475 N Humboldt Street #17. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The balcony of 1475 N Humboldt Street #17. (Courtesy of Redfin)

If you lived in this house, you’d be only a block away from Voodoo Doughnuts. Even if you liked Voodoo Doughnuts, you’d hear about Voodoo Doughnuts all the time, take it from this woman who used to live near a restaurant whose name you might recognize.

That aside, it’s got a balcony, brick and distinctive dark trim. Biggest potential deal-breaker would probably be the small kitchen and not the donuts.