Homes For Sale

Written by James Lyons
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If you are looking at homes for sale in the Washington DC metropolitan area, you probably cannot afford the Octagon House. This is one of the many little architectural treasures Washington DC has to offer. It was built back in 1800 by Dr. William Thornton who was also responsible for designing the Capitol Building.

This Octagon House also once served as a momentary residence for President James Madison during the War of 1812. During that time, the White House was undergoing repairs. While you might not be interested in buying an architectural treasure that's valued in the millions, you might take a look at the other homes for sale in the area. The area surrounding the Octagon House is loaded with more affordable historical pleasures.

Homes for Sale in Other Parts of Washington DC

The Capitol Hill neighborhood is making a big comeback after it took a hit in the early 1990s. From 1999 to 2003, real estate in this area stagnated, but over the past 18 months, more and more people are discovering the value of this neighborhood with its close proximity to so many desirable things. The homes in this area are usually older brick homes, some dating back over 100 years. The owners, however, have typically been affluent types who took great care in maintaining the house's integrity.

The Dupont Circle community is great if you are under 50, single, married, enjoy the arts, and/or have socially liberal values. This community is often compared the New York City's Greenwich Village because of its diverse, eclectic mix of residents and shops. If you are a social conservative, I'd suggest looking at homes for sale in Georgetown.

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