$59,500 for a Single Family home is a great bargain by the Washington, D.C. cost of living index....
In Leesburg, Virginia, in 2008-2009, 20yr+ homes in need of TLC start at $200K.
$250K might buy a small, but reasonably nice home.
Newer end-unit TH start at $250K as well.
Kevin needs to think hard about his options and his comfort level as to financing etc.
His goal should be not just to purchase the house, but also to be able to KEEP it.