So how do we answer this in a meaningful way?
We start by asking “What’s most important to you?” The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Investopedia, and many other sources all claim the Washington D.C. metro area as being the 5th most expensive region to live in the country. Accordingly, in the DC area, as in many other highly expensive cities, you’ll have to prioritize to achieve your goals.
An age old phrase often used to set expectations in indentifying value in a project or purchase will typically go like this: “better, faster, cheaper – pick two out of three.” And that’s the perfect analogy for finding a home in the Beltway. Here are two examples: