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Five Properties Worth Buying Along Metro Bus Route 9

Seattle has buses. Use them! And while you're doing so, you might as well find a place to live along one of the lines to make life easier. We're taking a look at Seattle bus lines to find attractive, available homes, one line at a time. Here's the next one, selected at random for the fun of it.

Living on Broadway and need to commute to Rainier Beach? Someone must. Here are five homes along Metro's Route #9.

Up on Harvard, a townhouse that is big enough for 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 3,900 square feet of "Best In Class" for only $2.25M. There are even 4 fireplaces. Four! Gorgeous hardwood interior and an impressive patio big enough for parties. Two parking spots come with it, but then the bus service is good enough, maybe the cars won't be needed. (Update: Oops. Sold! Gotta move fast around here...)

A true house, a Dutch Colonial (when did the Dutch colonize Broadway), the same number of bedrooms as the townhouse on Harvard, but with only one bath for about one-third the price at $750,000. And it still has over 2,700 square feet. Last year it turned 90. Buy it now, hold on for ten years, and celebrate its centennial.

Another townhouse, another 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths again, and a much cozier 1,550 square feet (pity the person who has square feet). Does the cat come with the place? For $649,000, maybe. Nice job on the staging...

On Boylston, a condo with 2 bedrooms and 1.75 baths may suffice. One parking slot, which may be enough. Looks carpeted throughout, except for the kitchen and bath, which should work well considering it's a condo, no yard. Of course you might track in some wood chips for the wood burning fireplace. Only $350,000, less than 15% of the townhouse on Harvard, a $1.9 million savings!

The tiniest and the tallest, a condo on the 16th floor along Spring Street. They don't show much for $599,000, but there must be a view. Parking for one car, and parking for a bike! Nice to see the bicycle parking; especially, when you consider taking a bike up 16 floors. Ah, but there is an elevator, thank goodness.

See anything you like? In this market, are they even still available?
· 731 Harvard Ave E [Redfin]
· 717 10th Ave E [Redfin]
· 615B Federal Ave E [Zillow]
· 1800 Boylston Ave #303 [Redfin]
· 1301 Spring St, Apt 14C [Zillow]