What $245,000 buys you in Denver and three other real estate markets

The exterior of Richmond's  212 E Clay Street, Unit 4A. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The exterior of Richmond's 212 E Clay Street, Unit 4A. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The exterior of Richmond’s 212 E Clay Street, Unit 4A. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Ok, I’ll admit it — I love seeing what under $300,000 buys in Denver because it’s the price range that I imagine for myself. This week, we’ve got a peek into Denver, Chicago, Richmond and Dallas.

Denver

The exterior of 1155 Ash Street, #507. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The interior and kitchen of 1155 Ash Street, #507. (Courtesy of Redfin)
A bedroom of 1155 Ash Street, #507. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The deck of 1155 Ash Street, #507. (Courtesy of Redfin)

If I were buying a house, I think I’d be happy here. It’s got a deck, something I’ve been coveting lately. Plus, there’s an uncramped kitchen to enjoy.

Chicago

The exterior of 2049 W Ainslie Street, Unit 3E. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The interior of 2049 W Ainslie Street, Unit 3E. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The kitchen of 2049 W Ainslie Street, Unit 3E. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The bedroom of 2049 W Ainslie Street, Unit 3E. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Like Denver, there’s a decent kitchen in this Chicago condo. But this place runs circles around Denver when it comes to windows — there are a ton of them and some of them have the desirable southern and eastern orientation.

Richmond

The exterior of 212 E Clay Street, Unit 4A. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The interior of 212 E Clay Street, Unit 4A. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The kitchen of 212 E Clay Street, Unit 4A. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The bedroom of 212 E Clay Street, Unit 4A. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Yesterday on Facebook, I was reminded of a friend who moved to Richmond. It sounded like a new emerging city, the kind that could support her nascent business. If I were to join her, I could live in this sun-dappled condo downtown with high ceilings.

Dallas

The exterior of 2514 W Jefferson Boulevard. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The interior of 2514 W Jefferson Boulevard. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The kitchen of 2514 W Jefferson Boulevard. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The bedroom of 2514 W Jefferson Boulevard. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Dallas, you’ll recall, recently unseated Denver in the Case-Shiller index measuring home price increases. So here’s a look at what Dallas has to offer and it’s pretty good. I’m partial to the lilac color of the walls and mudroom.