What $275,000 buys in Denver and three other real estate markets

If you were looking in Kansas City, Charlotte or Portland, this is what $275,000 would get you in local real estate.

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You could own this Denver view for $275,000. (Courtesy of Redfin)

You could own this Denver view for $275,000. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Last month, the median sold price for a condo or attached single-family home in Denver was $275,000, according to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors. Naturally, we wanted to know what kind of condo that buys.

DMAR says the median sold condo was 1,167 square feet, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms and was built in 1985. Here’s a more visual sampling of what about $275,000 gets you in Denver and three other markets.

Oh and if $275,000 isn’t quite your price range, I’ve also checked out what $352,000, $415,000 and $245,000 buys in Denver and around the country.

Denver

Here’s a thoroughly remodeled condo in the Hale neighborhood, down to its “wood-designed” flooring. You also get a pool and your own balcony, which are my most coveted amenities. HOA dues are nearly $300 a month though.

Kansas City

In Kansas City, less money gets you about 150 more square feet and an industrial style loft. Also this condo has polished concrete floors that are almost a foot deep. On one hand, you’d probably want some rugs, on the other hand, you should be insulated from neighbors’ noise.

Charlotte

Cheapest HOA dues, most square footage — this week, Charlotte is where you get the most bang for your imaginary real estate bucks. This home is also pretty new construction, built in 2006, so that could be a plus for some buyers too.

Portland

Portland and Denver may look similar this week, but the HOA dues for Portland condo costs $78 more per month. And you don’t even get a pool, according to the listing.