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5 of the most affordable homes in White Center

Tinies, a bit of history, and lots of convenience

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A stroll through the listings finds five of the most affordable homes in White Center. Bracketed by two airports (Boeing Field and Sea-Tac) and the water means a convenient location for getting to work and play. Looking past the fixers, here’s what we found.

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Start with a tiny house, 750 square feet, that holds two bedrooms and one bathroom. Most of the basics are covered for the listing price of $250,000. They’ve already updated the kitchen and the laundry. There’s more to do with the 1928 building. Consider it a relatively blank canvas. Thanks to the size of the house the fenced 3,179 square-foot lot has room left over for a carport and project space.

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The next step up this list jumps in price to $349,500, in size to 1,610 square feet, bedrooms to three, and the bathrooms double. It is also newer construction, a 1961 rambler from near the end of the Baby Boom. The hardwood floors survived. Maybe that’s why the need for the extra bedrooms and the added rec room. One of the key features is the extensive landscaping on the 7,248 square-foot lot.

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Older homes can have smaller rooms. This 1941 two story fits three bedrooms and two and three-quarter bathrooms into 1,380 square feet. It worked then. It can work now, too. More space is available in the unfinished basement. They’re asking $379,900 for a mix of old and new. The kitchen shines as if it was new construction in some condo or suburb. Outside, find a 6,969 square foot lot and an enormous back deck.

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It all looks new. The kitchen, the floors, the landscaping all look fresh, or at least refreshed. A lot is new that can’t be seen: electrical, plumbing, HVAC. Beneath it all is an 810 square foot tiny bungalow from 1917. Happy centennial! It holds two bedrooms and two bathrooms, also updated. A mudroom helps keep the fresh work fresh. They’re asking $399,950 for it and the 8,573 square-foot lot. Time to add some flowers to that field.

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At five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 2,130 square feet, the most expensive of the five, $419,950, is also the largest. There’s even a second kitchen downstairs. Such a combination sounds like one generation gets its own space. The house was built in 1962, and upgraded along the way. Outside find the 7,647 square-foot lot with a large parking space out front and a covered deck out back. Places to park and play.