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Here's What Seattle's Median Price Can Buy You in Boston

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With the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots gearing up for a Super Bowl battle, it makes sense that Seattle and Boston would end up getting compared. As we found out yesterday via Redfin, there are a lot of similarities between the two. In real estate terms, the median sale price of homes sold in Boston was $469K, slightly more than in Seattle, where it's $432K. That got us could probably find some decent places to live over there for $432K, right? Well...we found out (and check out Curbed Boston to see what they found in Seattle).

Here's a 658 sq. ft. 1-BR condo in the Charlestown neighborhood for $429K. Looks well-maintained and modern with a private deck out back that provides a little privacy from above.

Keeping things on the smaller side, here's a 582 sq. ft. studio inside a charming Back Bay brownstone for $429K. Not much in the way of photos but the listing does say the unit is renovated and features a Murphy bed and fireplace.

We stay in the world of condos with this brand-new 929 sq. ft. 2-BR in Jeffries Point for $425K. Close to the Harborside Walkway, which we assume is a walkway at the side of a harbor, the unit boasts a master bedroom suite with full bath & sliders to private deck.

Clearly we're in the condo zone cause we end with this 2-BR unit with a south-facing balcony that's asking $430K. Building amenities are the sell here, with a rooftop pool, 24-hour concierge, fitness room, lobby wi-fi and laundry on each floor.
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