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Real Estate in Washington DC

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 08, 2023

Summary: The most desirable neighborhoods in Washington DC, United States are Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, and Adams Morgan. The average cost to buy a nice 2 bedroom home in Washington DC is around $600,000, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost around $800,000. These properties typically include modern amenities such as stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, and updated bathrooms. Foreign ownership of properties in Washington DC is allowed, however, there are certain restrictions that must be followed. For example, foreign buyers must obtain a valid visa and must be able to prove that they have the financial means to purchase the property. When searching for a home to buy in Washington DC, expats should consider their budget, desired location, and the type of amenities they are looking for. It is also important to research the local real estate market and to consult with a real estate agent who is familiar with the area.

How do I find a place to live in Washington DC?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"When looking for a place to live in Washington DC, it is important to consider your budget, desired location, and amenities. Start by researching neighborhoods that fit your needs and budget. Consider the commute to work, access to public transportation, and proximity to restaurants, parks, and other attractions. Once you have narrowed down your search, you can use online resources such as Zillow, Trulia, and Craigslist to find available rentals. You can also contact local real estate agents to help you find the perfect place," said one expat in Washington DC.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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