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What $300,000 + Buys You in…

By JLP | 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

Topics: Housing Market, Miscellaneous | 41 Comments »


41 Responses to “What $300,000 + Buys You in…”

  1. RS Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 10:24 am

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

  2. SingleMom Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 10:35 am

    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. Dus10 Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 11:19 am

    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. claire Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 11:39 am

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

  5. Foobarista Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 12:55 pm

    $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. Carol Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    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. Madame X Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 3:06 pm

    Here’s a contribution for NYC!
    link

  8. John M Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 4:29 pm

    “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. trip Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    Denver, Colorado chiming in :)

  10. Chrees Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 5:08 pm

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

  11. Flexo Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 5:42 pm

    I’ve added info for $300,000 in Plainsboro, NJ.

  12. A Penny Saved… : What $300,000 will buy you Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 8:46 pm

    [...] JLP at AllThings Financial started a meme on what $300,000 will buy you. There are several others participating.  Here’s what $300k will buy you way up here in Jamestown, North Dakota. [...]

  13. mapgirl Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 9:06 pm

    http://brcmapgirl.blogspot.com/2006/03/what-300k-will-get-you.html

  14. mapgirl Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 9:07 pm

    Whoops. That’s for Arlington, VA

  15. Canadian Capitalist » What $300,000 will Buy in… Ottawa Says:
    March 16th, 2006 at 9:55 pm

    [...] AllThingsFinancial started a meme about how much real estate can be bought for $300,000 (USD). Responses range from a tiny studio in Manhattan (with doubts about the existence of a washroom) to a palatial 3814 sq. ft. home in Indianapolis. [...]

  16. Consumerism Commentary Says:
    March 17th, 2006 at 8:28 am

    Around The Horn

    Here are some articles from around the blogosphere I enjoyed this week. Don’t Do Drug Tests for Money. While it’s great to find unique ways to earn extra income, Jim suggests you stay away from drug tests, following the recent news report o…

  17. Dave Says:
    March 17th, 2006 at 10:08 am

    Acton, MA

  18. » Get Geared Up For the Weekend on Blueprint for Financial Prosperity Says:
    March 17th, 2006 at 10:16 am

    [...] All Things Financial stole my idea (which I stole from his own post) of making his original idea a cool meme, which involves how much house $300k can buy in your area. [...]

  19. kassy Says:
    March 17th, 2006 at 10:16 am

    Here’s what you get in my neck of Seattle:
    http://sparingchange.blogspot.com/2006/03/300k-in-seattle.html

  20. Investing Intelligently Says:
    March 17th, 2006 at 10:26 am

    What $350,000 CAD Gets You in Vancouver

    All Things Financial thought it would be neat to “show you what $300,000 USD will buy you in various parts of the country.” So far there is one other Canadian entry in Ottawa, where $350k can buy you a nice house.
    I searched MLS.ca for any …

  21. Ms. Balance Says:
    March 17th, 2006 at 10:30 am

    Here’s a house in Central Connecticut in my area. Thanks!!
    http://ourbalancesheet.blogspot.com/2006/03/what-300k-will-buy-you-in-central.html#links

  22. David Porter Says:
    March 17th, 2006 at 1:11 pm

    JLP,

    Here is what 300K buys in Lansing, Michigan.
    http://blog.pacesettermortgage.com/2006/03/what_300k_buys_.html

  23. Dave Says:
    March 17th, 2006 at 4:30 pm

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

  24. achieve balance » Blog Archive » What $300k buys in Cumming, Georgia Says:
    March 17th, 2006 at 8:52 pm

    [...] All Things Financial ran a nice post about what kind of house $300k can buy.  I don’t want to be left out, so here is my submission. [...]

  25. fivecentnickel.com Says:
    March 17th, 2006 at 9:23 pm

    Weekly Roundup – 03/17/06

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s that time again… Time to put together my weekly roundup of the best personal finance posts from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond.
    First off, I just discovered the joy of podcasts… More specifically,…

  26. Chief Family Officer Says:
    March 18th, 2006 at 9:30 am

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

  27. circle Says:
    March 18th, 2006 at 11:11 pm

    Check out what 300k can get in westchester, NY
    http://circlemanagement.blogspot.com/2006/03/what-300k-will-buy-in-westchester-ny.html

  28. My Money Forest - Personal Finance, Investing, Business and more! Says:
    March 19th, 2006 at 1:09 am

    [...] AllThingsFinancialBlog.com is compiling a list of cities featuring the type of house you can purchase with $300k. There are posts about cities from all around the country and even a few foreign countries! [...]

  29. Tim MMF Says:
    March 19th, 2006 at 1:11 am

    Hey there, I have Vancouver, Washington covered!

  30. My Money Forest - Personal Finance, Investing, Business and more! Says:
    March 19th, 2006 at 1:18 am

    [...] AllThingsFinancialBlog.com is compiling a list of cities featuring the type of house you can purchase with $300k. There are posts about cities from all around the country and even a few foreign countries! Since, Portland, Oregon is about 15 minutes (across a bridge) from me in Vancouver, Washington I figured I could contribute this post too. [...]

  31. Tim MMF Says:
    March 19th, 2006 at 1:19 am

    Oh and since I’m only 15 minutes from and my girlfriend lives there…I figured I could contribute that one too!

  32. Jose Says:
    March 19th, 2006 at 5:34 am

    Please add my posting:
    http://www.aneshome.com/pivot/entry.php?id=230&w=anes_weblog__money_and_investing

    Marlborough, MA

    Thanks!

  33. Bill Trent Says:
    March 19th, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    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/

  34. Stock Market Beat » What $300k Will Get You in Hoboken, NJ Says:
    March 19th, 2006 at 2:20 pm

    [...] JLP at AllThingsFinancial, has started a series about what $300K buys you in different areas of the country. Although there have already been several posts there representing the New York Metro area, there are none regarding my town of Hoboken. A shame, because it has tons going for it – including no NYC income tax and slightly lower property taxes than City residents have to pay, while having comparable amenities. But $300k is a tough nut to crack in the metro area, and in Hoboken it snags you 600 square in this lovely building. [...]

  35. lpkitten Says:
    March 19th, 2006 at 10:08 pm

    check it out for orange county here.

    http://thedebtdefier.blogspot.com/2006/03/what-300000-buys-you-inorange-county.html

  36. Mike Says:
    March 20th, 2006 at 10:10 am

    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).

  37. Canadian Capitalist Says:
    March 21st, 2006 at 7:42 am

    What $300,000 will buy in Ottawa

    AllThingsFinancial started a meme about how much real estate can be bought for $300,000 (USD). Responses range from a tiny studio in Manhattan (with doubts about the existence of a washroom) to a palatial 3814 sq. ft. home in Indianapolis….

  38. Tricia Says:
    April 7th, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    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

  39. Blogging Away Debt » Blog Archive » What $300K Will Buy in Keweenaw County, Michigan Says:
    July 15th, 2006 at 9:36 pm

    [...] All Financial Matters has a post on what type of home $300,000 will buy around the country. I’m a little late on reporting the property in my neck of the woods (way northern Michigan), but here they are. I couldn’t pick just one, so here is two. [...]

  40. I am Freaking Out « agirlapart Says:
    April 15th, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    [...] Also, what $300,000 buys you in other cities besides Chicago (makes me want to cry). Filed under: Uncategorized   |   [...]

  41. real estate glendale ca Says:
    April 30th, 2007 at 12:58 am

    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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