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The five most affordable homes in Columbia CIty

In honor of winning the Curbed Cup, we return to Columbia City

Congratulations to Columbia City for winning the Curbed Cup. The last time we checked for the five most affordable homes there was back in March, 2016. Time for a return.

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A top floor condo is available for $275,000. That’s a nice start. The one bedroom, one bathroom, 657 square foot unit was built in 1962; but there are obvious updates since then. The lighting fixtures are much more modern, as are the appliances. The bathroom is updated, too. A balcony may be appreciated, but not as much as being close to Light Rail and having a Walk Score of 88.

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The next step up in price is almost twice as expensive, $515,000. It is a one story house with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 1,820 square feet. A 660 square foot basement helps, as does the two car garage that sits below the main floor. The house was built in 1978. Enjoy a fenced 5,386 square foot lot, too.

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At $550,000 you can find a Craftsman built in 1909 on a 3,049 square foot corner lot. Inside are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,400 square feet. The photos show two kitchens and the listing describes multi-level living, so check to see if there are rental opportunities, or just lots of appliances ready for holiday feasts. Outside is a shed that could be a studio, but considering the landscaping, garden tools may need a home there instead.

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Want something more modern instead? A townhouse built in 2016 is listed at $559,000. In addition to the two bedrooms and two bathrooms and two stories, you also get the standard combination of hardwood floors, quartz counters, and stainless steel appliances. It all fits in 1,308 square feet. Cap it all with a rooftop deck and get a package that wasn’t possible a hundred years ago.

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Another modern and new townhome, but this one is built wide to feel like a house, and Built Green (4 star) for modern sensibilities. The two bedroom, one bathroom unit has 2,075 square feet of modern finishes to go with the energy efficiencies. At $719,000, it is the most expensive of the five, and also in the most expensive development. Welcome to Seattle’s low inventory when finding the five most affordable homes in a neighborhood means only finding five individual properties.