What $300,000 + Buys You in…

March 16, 2006

This will be kind of fun. I and hopefully my other blogger friends will take you on a tour to show you what $300,000 will buy you in various parts of the country. When I say “$300,000 +” that means that the purchase price is around $300,000. The cities will be arranged in alphabetical order. I submitted Houston.

UPDATE: So far, I think the winner is the house in Indianapolis followed by Houston.

Baltimore – via Jim at Blueprint

Boston, MA – via John at Adult ADD and Finances

Central Connecticut – via Ms. Balance at OurBalanceSheet

Denver – via Trip at Musing Money

Encino, CA – via Cathy at ChiefFamilyOfficer

Hoboken, NJ via StockMarketBeat

Houston

Indianapolis – via Dustin at Financial Freedom 4 All

Jamestown, ND – via A Penny Saved

King George, VA – via John at MightyBargainHunter

Lincoln Park, NJ – via Michael at MichaelMonaco

Mountain View, CA – via Foobarista

New York, NY – via Madame X at MyOpenWallet

Poughkeepsie, NY – via RS at Young Professionals Financial Blog

Philadelphia – via Claire at TiredButHappy

Plainsboro, NJ – via Flexo at ConsumerismCommentary

Rockville, MD – via Nick at Funny Munny

San Jose, CA – via Chrees at Chrees’ World

Seattle, WA – via Kassy at SparingChange

Wenatchee, WA – via Carol at Carol’s Wenatchee

Outside the U. S.

London, UK – via Dave at Dave’s Money Ideas

Ottawa – via The Canadian Capitalist

Vancouver – via InvestingIntelligently

41 responses to What $300,000 + Buys You in…

  1. Check out Poughkeepsie, NY over at the Young Professionals Financial Blog.

  2. Looks like quite a few MD bloggers so I won’t duplicate. I like Funny Munny’s post. You’ll zip for $300k in these parts.

  3. I just did a quick look in the MLS system here around town and found a nice property for around $290K. It is in the indianapolis area.

  4. Here’s a look at how far 300K will go in Philadelphia.

  5. $314K will buy you this wonderful 1/1, 35 year old condo in my zipcode…

    Thankfully, I bought my townhouse here ($650K in current market, 2/2, 1300 square feet) in the late 1990s for about $300K. About the only good thing is “Prop 13”, which fixes your property tax assessments at the price you paid + 1%/year, so if you don’t move, property taxes stay about the same and drift lower as a percentage of the market price…

  6. Here’s a sample of what around $300K will buy in Central Washington State(Wenatchee). Follow this link
    http://www.wenatcheeidx.com/listing.php?mls=676283&site_id=731

  7. Here’s a contribution for NYC!
    link

  8. “JLP at AllThings Finanical wanted financial blogs in other areas of the country to show you what $300,000 buys you in other areas of the world . I think it is pretty interesting to see the disparity of what 300K will buy you. I live around Boston and in Boston $300,000 will get you a nice 450 square foot studio condo in the heart of the city.”

  9. An example from San Jose, California, my neck of the woods, here

  10. Whoops. That’s for Arlington, VA

  11. That was silly. I didn’t include a link. Here’s what $300K can get you in Acton.

  12. Here’s what $300K can get you in Encino, CA (a Los Angeles suburb) – in brief, not much!

  13. This is a great idea, and I will do my part even though anyone who visits my blog will see that it is in the early early (ugly) stages of development right now. Please pardon our dust. So here’s what you can get for $300k in Hoboken, NJ. http://stockmarketbeat.com/blog1/2006/03/19/what-300k-will-get-you-in-hoboken-nj/

  14. I did a quick check of the Central PA MLS and this is what I found:
    http://www.centralpahomefinder.com/Default.aspx?tabid=40&vw=dtl&lid=14442&qs=sp

    Although, I’d actually say that this house is a bit overpriced for the area (based solely on the pictures).

  15. I’m a little late, but here’s my addition for Keweenaw County, Michigan (and includes what I consider to be very close to my dream home):

    http://bloggingawaydebt.blogspot.com/2006/04/what-300k-will-buy-in-keweenaw-county.html

  16. Iv been looking for a MLS system here around town and found a nice property for around $290K. this sounds good.

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