Families in need of two or three bedrooms may be particularly challenged by high house prices in the DC area. While it’s easier to find a studio or one-bedroom condo under $400,000, it’s less common to find a single-family home, townhouse, or larger condo in that price range. It’s especially rare in the city and in suburban counties where house prices are higher, such as Fairfax County, Virginia. The median sale price for a home in Fairfax County was $695,000 in April, according to Bright MLS.