Bothell, which sits in both King and Snohomish County, has an interesting mix of both in the city and off the beaten path. Let’s take a look at the five most affordable houses in a growing town with lots of identities.
One way to improve affordability: Live long enough. A community for people over 55 years old has a two bedroom, two bathroom, 1,440 square-foot house on a 5,662 square-foot lot for $249,757. Just like with a condo, there are communal benefits. A catch-and-release lake is a bonus.
In a more typical neighborhood, the price jumps up to $419,950. The house and lot are bigger at 1,568 square feet and 6,402 square feet, and the house is newer, built in 1996. The owners had fun with paint, making most of the rooms in the three bedroom, three bathroom house distinctive. Enjoy the more current kitchen and bath. Head outside for a large deck, fenced yard, and privacy.
Bump the size up to 2,100 square feet and bump the price up to $474,950, even as the lot size drops to 3,497 square feet. The three bedroom, three bathroom house is newer: 2004. The lot may be smaller, but a newer house means less maintenance. A great room layout makes it easier for folks to interact. The landscaping looks well-tended, with only small patches of lawn. More time to sit on the deck.
Applaud whoever decided to not play games with the price by picking a nice, round number: $500,000. The four bedroom, three bathroom, 2,205 square-foot two story house was built in 1993. Games seem to be the theme. Outside, a large poured patio, and an impressive playground occupy much of the 5,227 square-foot lot. Enjoy the wet bar, too.
This four bedroom, three bathroom, 2,404 square-foot two story was the model home that was built to sell the rest of the houses in the neighborhood. It was built in 2004, so expect extra flourishes like wainscoting and skylights. The three car garage is hard to miss. A 750 square-foot deck provides space to enjoy the 4,643 square-foot lot. The package price? $524,950.