Seattle’s getting pretty pricy so a look to the Eastside is worth your time if you need housing but can’t break the bank. A quick tour of the listings finds five homes for under $250K in Kirkland. Care to take a look?
New granite counters are part of the remodel of this 1979 condo. New appliances, cabinets, paint and such have followed quickly behind a sale in September for under $120K. Now, the west facing unit with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 923 square feet is listed at $174,900. Nice upgrades. Nice appreciation in less than three months. One feature from the original build is a wood-burning fireplace, something for ambiance as the snow falls. Another welcoming feature, it’s pet friendly. See if your pet agrees.
Another fireplace, this time in a 1978 condo that has one bedroom and one bathroom in 711 square feet. When it comes to decorating, think white. Almost every surface is some shade of white except for the countertops and the mantel. At least you know that any color you add will stand out. They’re asking $189,950 for a place that has convenience for some. Your neighbor is Evergreen Hospital. Doctors and nurses can be spared a commute. Being on the top floor and at the end, maybe you’ll get some much deserved quiet.
The price goes up and the size comes down, again. For $210,000 they are offering a one bedroom, one bathroom, 640 square foot floor unit that was built in 1978. The back patio is bordered by a garden of ground cover, looking at a bit of nature instead of someone’s parking spot. Instead of white, think beige and brown. Earthy.
At $224,000, a larger condo hits the list with two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. This unit was built in 1980, yet has a brick arch to the fireplace that looks like an earlier era. It has many of the basics of the others, but it has more square footage than the others, 1,040 square feet. Something for a family that wants a bit more space per person.
The most expensive of the five, at $235,000, sounds refined because it is part of the Juanita Country Club. The townhouse has one bedroom, one bathroom, and 656 square feet, and looks like it has only one floor, rather like a condo. Whatever you call it, it was built in 1991. As for the country club life, the satellite image doesn’t show a golf course or marina, but the listing lists a clubhouse, sauna, and hot tub. Maybe that suffices.