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This Is How Much Home $250,000 Buys You in 5 Different Cities

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If you’re looking to buy a home, price is probably your biggest consideration. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median price for an existing single-family home is $246,000.

Of course, that kind of money will go a lot further in Detroit than it will in San Francisco. So how do you know what to expect?

We asked a few of Dave’s real estate Endorsed Local Providers (ELPs) how much home you can get for $250,000 in their area. Here’s what that budget will buy you in five different cities and how it compares to the area’s median list price, according to

Desert Charmer in Mesa, Arizona: $250,000

Median List Price in Mesa: $269,000

Listing Agent: Kenny Klaus

Bedrooms: 3  |  Bathrooms: 2  |  Square feet: 1,877

With an elementary school in the neighborhood and tons of community amenities, this 2001 Phoenix-area home is great for families. Features include:

  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Den plus separate living, family and formal dining rooms
  • Upgraded carpet and tile flooring
  • Upgraded maple cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, including double ovens
  • Newly remodeled master bathroom with custom tiled walk-in shower
  • Two-inch wooden blinds
  • Covered patio pre-wired for ceiling fans

Backyard Oasis in Arlington, Texas: $250,000

Median List Price in Arlington: $230,000

Listing Agent: Jesse Howard

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Bedrooms: 4  |  Bathrooms: 3  |  Square feet: 2,300

Built in 1993, this four-bedroom home is located in a gated community just 20 minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth. Features include:

  • Neighborhood walking trails and private lake
  • Heated saltwater diving pool and spa with eight-foot privacy fence
  • Professionally landscaped yard and French drains
  • Remodeled kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances
  • Gas range with a dual convection oven
  • Hardwood and tile flooring
  • Gas fireplace

Keepin’ Cool in Katy, Texas: $255,555

Median List Price in Katy: $325,000

Listing Agents: David and Barbara Rozier

Bedrooms: 3  |  Bathrooms: 2  |  Square feet: 2,421

This all-brick home was built in 1994 and offers single-level living in the heart of one of Houston’s top-rated master-planned communities. Features include:

  • Neighborhood water park, swimming pools, tennis courts, pocket parks and walking trails
  • Granite counters and stainless appliances in kitchen
  • Home office with French doors
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Large utility room
  • Fenced-in backyard with in-ground sprinkler system
  • High-efficiency HVAC system that’s just two years old

Modern Tudor in Olathe, Kansas: $250,000

Median List Price in Olathe: $281,000

Listing Agent: Lisa Moore

Bedrooms: 4  |  Bathrooms: 3  |  Square feet: 2,548

Built in 1993, this California split-level home comes with lake privileges and is located just 30 minutes outside of Kansas City, Missouri. Features include:

  • Open floor plan with natural light and vaulted ceilings
  • Updated kitchen with granite counters, enameled cabinets and stainless appliances
  • New designer carpet
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Finished walk-out basement
  • Plush landscaping with deck and brick patio
  • Three community pools, tennis courts, playgrounds and a private lake

Wide-Open Spaces in Acworth, Georgia: $233,000

Median List Price in Acworth: $250,000

Listing Agent: Bob Wolf

Bedrooms: 4  |  Bathrooms: 2.5  |  Square feet: 3,041

Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, this Atlanta-area home was built in 2003 and boasts the biggest bang for the buck on our list. Features include:

  • Open-concept plan with two-story foyer and family room
  • First-floor master suite with walk-in closets
  • Stainless appliances and laminate counters
  • Formal dining room with wainscoting
  • Hardwood flooring in foyer, kitchen and breakfast area
  • Fenced-in backyard
  • Large walk-in attic

How Far Can Your Money Go Where You Live?

Whether you’ve got $100,000 or $500,000 to spend on a new home, an experienced real estate agent can help you find a home you love in your budget. Look for a pro who’s been in the business for at least four years and brings your best interests to the negotiation table.

If you’re looking for advice you can trust, why not partner with an agent Dave recommends? Dave’s real estate ELPs have proven experience in your area and are committed to top-notch service every step of the way. Your ELP won’t pressure you to spend more than you can afford just to boost their bottom line. Find your ELP today!

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