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The Five Cheapest Properties Available in Capitol Hill Right Now

We looked around for the five least expensive places to buy in Capitol Hill and here's what we found

We looked around for the five least expensive places to buy on Capitol Hill. No surprise, they're all condos. Who wants a yard when there's so much to do in the neighborhood?

A top floor unit for $278,900? That can happen by being small, 448 square feet, and by having only 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. It is 60 years old, built in 1956; but it has been renovated with Brazilian hardwoods, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. It is even pet friendly. Take a tour, though. It's been on the market for almost four months, and in this market, there may be a reason for that. It will work for someone (even someone with pets); even just based on price alone.

Mahogany may not be in style, but its return wouldn't be a surprise. Much of the original trim and many of the period fixtures remain adding depth to this 1929, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 615 square foot condo. If you want a sense of style from the era of jazz with rooms that probably look good in sepia tone, this one is available for $294,900. Check out the den, and pastel tiles in the bath. Bring your pet along, too; as long as the dog or cat is well-behaved.

They've gone with winter tones for this 1927, 1 bedroom, 1 bath that has 584 square feet and an asking price of $300,000. The kitchen has been upgraded and renovated to be a bit more modern; but the hardwood floors and the real wood fireplace are reminders of the original era. Check out the glass door knobs, a reminder that touches your hand every time you open a door to walk into a room.

Imagine that, a condo that has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 720 square feet. It is nice to see something that has room for children, or an office, or guests. This unit was built in 1989; much more current than some of the other listings, but also old enough to warrant the updates of the appliances. The list price is $319,000. That's a bit more than the other three, but a lot more room for roommates and the possibility of sharing the costs.

For a few dollars more ($335,000) there's a 1 bedroom, 1 bath with 599 square feet that was also built in 1989. They mention 20 foot high ceilings, but the photos suggest that would be in the common areas. Nothing startles; but that may be the very reaction you want for the place you'll see between work and play. No fuss; but good basics in a very good neighborhood.

· 752 Bellevue Ave E APT 302 [Zillow]
· 1631 16th Ave APT 316 [Zillow]
· 404 E Harrison St APT 103 [Zillow]
· 1818 E Denny Way APT 301 [Zillow]
· 231 Belmont Ave E UNIT 210 [Zillow]