(My apologies for inadvertently initially replying to somebody else's comments instead of directly to you...)
I'd be delighted to help you with your home search. Some very nice homes are available in that area in your price range. At this moment in time, there are two 4-bedroom homes and one 3-bedroom home for sale in your price range in Deanwood, and if you extend the search to include adjoining neighborhoods (going as far south as E. Capitol Street), another 6 homes come into the mix.
I have availability this week if you would like to look at homes (and as a buyer, there is no cost to you to use an agent). I can be reached by phone at 202-300-9151, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm licensed in DC, as well as in MD and VA.
And Michael Kenyon is correct - a very important early step is mortgage preapproval. So you may want to talk to him concurrently, or if you would like, I can also help you coordinate with lenders.
Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.
-DC Sundland, RealtorÂ®, Stages Premier