What $300k Buys You Around the Country

Curious what $300,000 buys you in today’s real estate market? Of course you are.

We scoured real estate listings to find out what kind of home you can get for $300,000. The best part? We found them all with our iPhone!

Check out the details and where we found the listings below:

photo curtesy of Irma/Flickr
photo curtesy of Irma/Flickr

Ewa Beach, Hawaii: We’ve all dreamed of making this tropical paradise our home. The laid-back vibe, the amazing weather and dreams of afternoons spent surfing or sipping mai tais make Hawaii an amazing place to call home. Using Hawaii Central MLS’s mobile app, we found that $300,000 buys you a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with just a little more than 1,000 square feet. Located just 25 miles from the sunny shores of Waikiki and less than 2 miles from the local beach, means that surfing just may be how you spend your afternoons.

photo courtesy of Nexus4jersey/Flickr
photo courtesy of Nexus4jersey/Flickr

Collingswood, New Jersey: We’re partial to Collingswood, both for it’s walkability and diversity and because it’s the hometown of Smarter Agent. Using the Prudential Fox and Roach mobile app, we found and fell in love with a 4 bedroom, 2 bath single family home with wood floors and a wood burning fireplace. All this within walking distance to a train straight to nearby Philadelphia and Collingswood’s Restaurant Row. And, all for less than $300,000.

photo courtesy of Joey BLS photography/ Flickr
photo courtesy of Joey BLS photography/ Flickr

Newport, Rhode Island: Known as a New England summer resort town, people love Newport for its coastline, its colonial architecture and a bustling downtown on the water. Thanks to the RILiving mobile app we were able to see that Newport is also home to some great properties for sale. Our search showed us that $300,000 buys you a Victorian home built in 1900 with 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths and a beautifully landscaped backyard. When you’re not exploring the downtown waterfront, you can enjoy Newport from your own private deck.

photo courtesy of Kchuk/Flickr

Rocklin, California: Known to many as a suburb of Sacramento, Rocklin is known to residents as a wonderful place to raise a family, with quality schools and a high commitment to public safety. A search on the Metrolist mobile app, showed us that $300,000 buys you a 1,427 square foot single family home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a family room with a fireplace, a 2 car garage and a good-sized backyard with a patio and lawn. A quick search through the app also showed us that that good properties in Rocklin are selling as fast as we could search.

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Washington DC: There’s something exciting about the prospect of living in the heart of our nation’s capital — the energy, the walkability, and the history. If city living is your thing, then you may want to put an offer on this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. We found it using the MRIS mobile app. The property description told us that this 750 square foot apartment, built in 1910, offers beautiful wood floors and puts you within walking distance to public transportation.

Photo courtesy of OlympusGreen/Flickr

Greenville, South Carolina: Located near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville is known for its moderate climate, its downtown arts and culture center, and its outdoor activities. According to the latest real estate listings provided by the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors’ mobile app, $300,000 buys you a 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home minutes from all the action of downtown. Built in 1998, this home is 2 stories and 2200 square feet.

Which of these homes sounds best to you? How do these prices compare to your community?