We sorted through the listings and found five of the most affordable homes in Issaquah. Keep in mind, Issaquah covers a lot of area and offers a lot of housing diversity.
Three of the hour bedrooms in this 1,640 square foot house are non-conforming - at least now. When it was built in 1901, a room was probably considered a bedroom if you could fit a bed in it. Evidently, we’re pickier in 2017. The $430,000 two story comes with 2 bedrooms, and a collection of paint schemes that are examples to pick from before making the rest conform to your preferred scheme. The house sits on a 0.38 acre lot that includes a barn and a shed. Check the history to see if there was a farm wrapped around it over a hundred years ago.
A much newer farmhouse, 1938, has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,940 square feet. It is for sale at $479,667 and comes with three acres. Some updates are evident because the wood exterior looks un-weathered, and the skylights probably aren’t original. The skylights help make the sunroom sunnier, a handy thing in the foothills outside of town.
Look up, because the land is steep enough to require a climb. This Northwest Contemporary was built in 1980, and carries a bit of that character. The kitchen’s parquet floor and patterned ceiling will be retro for some. The three bedroom, three bathroom house is built into the hillside and the forest. Much less to mow, but plenty of branches to pick up, and probably needles to pull out of gutters. The very natural setting may be the inspiration for a mud room and a sun room (which together would make an adobe room?). The price for the 2,120 square foot house on a 0.81 acre lot is $520,000.
For $529,950 you get room for your horses thanks to a 2.45 acre lot. As for the humans, the 1,720 square foot house has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It was built in 1985 and has about $40K in upgrades, evidently. Ask for a list just to be sure. Of course, the question may have less to do with what you want and more to do with what you horse needs. If you have more horsepower, as in an RV, there’s room for that, too.
If you care more about the house than the land, try this three bedroom, two bathroom home in Issaquah Highlands. Close neighbors means less yard and less yardwork. The 1,734 square foot space was built in 2004, and now lists at $549,500. Get ready to climb lots of stairs because it looks like there are more than two floors. Maybe that’s just part of your new year’s exercise plan.