What $275,000 buys in Denver and three other real estate markets

If you were looking in Kansas City, Charlotte or Portland, this is what $275,000 would get you in local real estate.

You could own this Denver view for $275,000. (Courtesy of Redfin)
You could own this Denver view for $275,000. (Courtesy of Redfin)
You could own this Denver view for $275,000. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Last month, the median sold price for a condo or attached single-family home in Denver was $275,000, according to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors. Naturally, we wanted to know what kind of condo that buys.

DMAR says the median sold condo was 1,167 square feet, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms and was built in 1985. Here’s a more visual sampling of what about $275,000 gets you in Denver and three other markets.

Oh and if $275,000 isn’t quite your price range, I’ve also checked out what $352,000, $415,000 and $245,000 buys in Denver and around the country.

Denver

The exterior of 955 Eudora St Unit 404E. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The kitchen of 955 Eudora St Unit 404E. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The interior of 955 Eudora St Unit 404E. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The deck of 955 Eudora St Unit 404E. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Here’s a thoroughly remodeled condo in the Hale neighborhood, down to its “wood-designed” flooring. You also get a pool and your own balcony, which are my most coveted amenities. HOA dues are nearly $300 a month though.

Kansas City

The interior of 4141 Pennsylvania Ave #402. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The kitchen of 4141 Pennsylvania Ave #402. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The bedroom of 4141 Pennsylvania Ave #402. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The deck of 4141 Pennsylvania Ave #402. (Courtesy of Redfin)

In Kansas City, less money gets you about 150 more square feet and an industrial style loft. Also this condo has polished concrete floors that are almost a foot deep. On one hand, you’d probably want some rugs, on the other hand, you should be insulated from neighbors’ noise.

Charlotte

The exterior of 957 E 7th St, #150. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The interior of 957 E 7th St, #150. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The bedroom of 957 E 7th St, #150. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The deck of 957 E 7th St, #150. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Cheapest HOA dues, most square footage — this week, Charlotte is where you get the most bang for your imaginary real estate bucks. This home is also pretty new construction, built in 2006, so that could be a plus for some buyers too.

Portland

The exterior of 1220 NE 17th Ave., Unit 8D. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The interior of 1220 NE 17th Ave., Unit 8D. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The kitchen of 1220 NE 17th Ave., Unit 8D. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The bedroom of 1220 NE 17th Ave., Unit 8D. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Portland and Denver may look similar this week, but the HOA dues for Portland condo costs $78 more per month. And you don’t even get a pool, according to the listing.