In October, we took a look around Seattle to find some reasonable homes available on the market for under $300K. We figured we'd try to do it again with homes that have hit the market in the last 30 days but, to be totally honest, we couldn't find enough quality homes in the range. So we bumped the ceiling up to $400K and were able to hit our quota. It's still under the median price ($500K range, depending on who you ask) and proves that you can still find good houses in Seattle at fairly affordable prices.
First up is this 1947 two-bedroom at 15744 Midvale Ave N in Shoreline (close enough). Asking $365K, it's a really well-maintained, 2,080 square-foot residence on a secluded lot. Along with the two bedrooms is a huge bonus room that leads out to the paved patio & large backyard as well as an attic that can be turned into a guest room or office space.
Next up is a two-bedroom bungalow at 9031 Henderson Place SW in West Seattle asking $300K. Originally-built in 1920, it's been since renovated (thank goodness). The draw here is that your backyard is Westcrest Park. At 1,152 square-feet and at that price, it could make for a good condo alternative and/or starter home.
Asking $315K, there's a 1954-built Midcentury at 9412 4th Ave SW in Highland Park worth considering. Now, before you see the wood paneling and run for the hills, hear us out! You can change that. In fact, this seems like the kind of older home that deserves a new owner who can come in, remake it, remodel it and get it ready for the next century. Your reward for all that hard work will be a dip in the hot tub out back.
In Meadowbrook, there's a 1936-built two-bedroom available at 11747 35th Ave NE for $349K. It's a tight squeeze at 770 square-feet but you get an updated full bath, remodeled kitchen, refurbished original fir floor, original built-ins, upper loft area, double pained windows throughtout, new perimeter drainage and new roof. That one bedroom with the dark-stained wood is especially eye-catching.
The last one gets in just under with a $395K asking price. It's a one-bedroom at 932 22nd Avenue in the Central District. This 1924 bungalow comes with original fir floors, three-panel doors, high ceilings and large formal dining room. There's also a charming built-in sleeping nook downstairs. There aren't too many opportunities to own a house in central Seattle at this price so we're guessing this one doesn't last long.