Start Me Up! Four starter homes for real estate rookies to set their sights (and budget goals) on.


$210,000 Hampden Hideaway
Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 2/1 | Square Feet: 3,528

Yes, you can have the city life and the single-family house too. Set snugly between two other rowhomes, this cozy Victorian abode in Hampden offers fun features like scalloped siding and a veranda. A white picket fence lines the front yard—and there’s room for a small garden. The backyard is a tiny oasis. Inside, hardwood floors and plenty of windows give the place a homey feel. The spacious attic could be an additional bedroom or a home office. The basement isn’t finished, but the listing price leaves room for future updates. —Rachel Rabinowitz, Guerilla Realty LLC, 443-841-5916

$315,000 Sunday Best
Bedrooms: 2 | Baths: 2/1 | Square Feet: 1,658

Behind the red door of this renovated church in Otterbein is one awesomely unconventional apartment. Repurposing means modern touches, but the best of the original 19th-century attributes are preserved. Silver gilded walls and glass doors pair with cathedral ceilings and high arches. There are some funky amenities, too. Each bathroom sports colorful tile and dramatic vanities. The kitchen includes granite countertops and up-to-the-minute appliances. Current owners are art collectors with a great eye. —Tom Atwood, Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan, 443-300-8987

$335,000 Brick House
Bedrooms: 4 | Baths: 2 | Square Feet: 2,310

The dining room of this Towson townhouse is fit for extended family dinners, potlucks and holiday parties. Elegance abounds with features like a brick exterior, porch front and hardwood floors throughout. Exposed brick walls paired with subway tile in the bathrooms give off an urban vibe. Each of the four bedrooms is sizable (for a starter family, perhaps). There’s plenty of storage space when you consider the finished basement and one-car garage. The fenced-in backyard is compact but cute. —Peter Dischinger, Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty, 443-824-3655

$349,000 Contemporary Start
Bedrooms: 1 | Baths: 1/1 | Square Feet: 2,024

Silo Point—the waterfront condominium development in Locust Point—towers over the harbor like a beacon of light. Industrial design elements—like the exposed ductwork and concrete walls—have this one-bedroom recalling Warhol’s Silver Factory. The kitchen is complete with highend appliances and marble countertops. Keep an eye on the harbor through the floor-to-ceiling windows. —Holly Winfield, Monument Sotheby’s International Realty, 443-927-6443


An earlier version of this article did not have the correct full name for Peter Dischinger, Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty. 

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