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$380,000 Homes in Texas, Maryland and New Jersey

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A coastal city about an hour from Houston, Galveston attracts millions of visitors each year to its beaches and attractions such as the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, a seaside amusement park within two miles of this home. I am attracting. Many buildings in the city date from his late 19th century to his early 20th century, including this building that was updated in 2018 with new siding and a new his HVAC system.

Most of the city’s amenities are within a 10-minute drive, including Stewart Beach, Polletto Beach and waterfront restaurants along Seawall Boulevard, one of the main drags. Galveston Harbor, one of the busiest cruise ship departure points in the country, is less than 10 minutes away.

size: 1,008 square feet

Price per square foot: $362

indoor: There is a new fence around the front yard and a new staircase leading to the front porch.

Behind the front door is the living room with new laminate floors, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, and windows that face the front porch and sides of the property. There is a kitchen and an island that seats three.

At the back of the house is a guest room with a transom above the door and a private bathroom with shower.

The primary suite is on the other side of the house, away from the hallway that extends from the entrance. The attached bathroom has a combined tub/shower combination.

Outdoor space: The front porch, restored during a recent renovation, retains its original gingerbread trim and is now painted white. The home is much larger than average for the neighborhood, with room to add a patio or guest cottage behind the main house, and space for a small garden in front.

tax: $3,060 (estimated)

contact: Jim Rosenfeld, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty, 713-854-1303; sothebysrealty.com

This home is located in Abel, an area within walking distance of Johns Hopkins University. Many of the homes in the area are brick, but from his colorful front porch he’s known as Baltimore’s Painted His Lady. This porch is mint green and the adjacent porch is pink, purple and yellow.

The property is less than a mile from the Baltimore Museum of Art and its sculpture gardens, as well as Wyman Parkdell, a 16-acre urban park with a children’s playground and walking trails. Farmers on 32nd Street, less than 800 m (0.5 mi) away At his market, vendors sell locally grown produce and freshly baked bread all year round.

size: 1,630 square feet

Price per square foot: $233

indoor: There is a staircase leading from the walkway to the covered front porch and front door.

Beneath the original leaded glass transom window, the front door leads to the living area with original hardwood floors and an original staircase leading to the second floor. The powder room is located outside this space.

Beyond is a dining room with a simple white mantel fireplace. It leads to the kitchen with exposed brick walls, open shelving, white cabinets and a white subway tile backsplash.

All three bedrooms are located on the second floor, off a skylighted landing. The master bedroom is at the front of the house with a bay window overlooking the neighborhood. At the other end of the hall is the bedroom currently used as Home His office. Access to an enclosed porch. His third bedroom, large enough to accommodate a double bed, is off the main hall, and there is also a full his bathroom with a clawfoot tub and shower.

The basement floor, accessed from the kitchen, was waterproofed by the seller and could be finished for use as additional living space.

Outdoor space: The rear deck off the kitchen was re-stained earlier this year, as was the fence surrounding the backyard. The landscaping framing includes witch hazel, wild ginger and hydrangea bushes.

tax: $4,154 (estimated)

contact: Tracy Clark, Compass, 202-489-7778; Compass.com


This condo is located in a busy neighborhood of Jersey City, a few blocks from coffee shops, wine stores, and Bread and Salt, a Roman-style Italian bakery and restaurant known for its pizza slices and freshly baked focaccia. Riverview Fisk Park is also just a few blocks away, with basketball courts, playgrounds, and observation decks overlooking the Hudson River and Manhattan’s West Side.

Commuting to New York City takes about 40 minutes by bus from the district to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Hoboken is about a 15 minute drive. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 20 minutes away.

size: 749 square feet

Price per square foot: $501

indoor: The front door of this unit opens into a foyer with space for a coat rack. Straight ahead, you’ll find high ceilings in the combined living and dining area, ledge windows to accommodate a small plant collection, long closets, and plenty of space for a sofa and dining table. The adjoining galley-style kitchen has ample cabinetry and quartz countertops.

A staircase leading from the living room leads to a windowed hallway with glimpses of the Manhattan skyline. At the end of the hall is a bedroom large enough to comfortably accommodate a queen size bed and small desk, with large windows overlooking the neighborhood. The adjacent bathroom has been updated with fixtures and a shower with glass door.

Outdoor space: This condominium has a bright lobby with an elevator. This is unusual in a neighborhood with many smaller buildings. The condo has a laundry room on each floor and a large gym with strength training and cardio equipment. There is a parking garage for residents’ cars and bicycles, with additional secure storage available.

tax: $7,389 (approximate) plus $298 monthly homeowners association fee

contact: Gabriella Cuzzola, Prime Real Estate Group, 201-792-4300; priming.com

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