In terms of being gainfully employed and having sufficient down payment --yes you could "possibly" make a purchase in the 20707 area of Laurel. But with the limited information given, I would say that there are several other factors to consider in order to best position yourself for a purchase.
Of course items such as how long you've been working (since Jan or since early April, for example), are you currently renting (if so how much rent --based on that I could translate rent to potential mortgages you could comfortably pay); have you checked your credit report/score this year --any outstanding debts or negative items that need to be addressed?? Would you be a first time home buyer?? etc..
There quite a few considerations regarding a home purchase, of which, purchasing power is only one. If you are considering making a purchase, it certainly wouldn't hurt for you to sit down with a qualified licensed real estate agent to help clarify the process and help you become aware of and work through important questions you need to address as you consider making this significant investment.
We can talk, e-mail, text, whatever --no obligations, just helpful information.
Belinda Reese, Agent, Exit Right Realty