A few months back, we found out that Seattleites were leaving the expensive confines of the Emerald City and heading south to the City of Destiny, Tacoma. Last week, The Seattle Weekly said "not so fast," people are actually flocking north to Bellingham. "Parking is abundant, traffic minimal, the cost of living considerably more modest. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $710. The median home price is $303,000, compared to Seattle's $559,950, as of May 1." Naturally, we decided to take a look around and see just how much better the market looked. We pinpointed the ten cheapest houses currently on the market and mapped them out so you can take a look. It certainly does look like there's plenty of affordable options for those willing to head up to Whatcom County. At least until someone else tells us Seattleites are actually leaving for Everett. Or Sequim. Or Walla Walla.Read More
The Ten Cheapest Houses For Sale in Bellingham, Mapped
419 Lakeway Drive ($175K)
Not too much to say about this listing. It's two photos and a blurb that reads "great little watermelon house." Looks like it drops you right in a residential area with a bus stop right around the corner. Built in 1905 and it's been on the market for over two years, so, maybe do some research before committing...
415 Lakeway Drive ($179K)
Right next door to the cheapest option, you'll find this similar 1900-built cottage. What makes it worth an extra $4,000? Not really sure. It's a little older and it's been on the market just as long as it's neighbor, so....good luck!
1444 Ellis Street ($189K)
Cute 900 square-foot Craftsman that might be small but sits on a 4,356 square-foot lot. Actually started at $199K but has come down a bit since May. In the same neighborhood as the previous two but perhaps in a little better shape.
2010 Woburn Street ($189K)
Near Whatcom Falls Park, this 1,526 square-foot two-bedroom is the first home on the list to give you a little space. Nice hardwoods inside, fenced yard outside and a 640 square-foot basement that could be anything you want it to be.
4239 Archer Drive ($190K)
Originally asking $199K, this one's come down to match the market and is probably the first "family home" on the list. 1,453 square-feet of space gets you two bedrooms, your own garage (who knew that was still possible?) and some nice deck space out back,
2410 Woburn Street ($197K)
This three-bedroom looks well maintained and updated. New flooring, paint and bathroom tile inside. Cute fenced yard and covered deck out back. The 1970 rambler could be a nice starter home, especially at the price.
900 E Chestnut Street ($199K)
Only 847 square-feet but this cottage has personality. Quirky designs include the deck with stairs outside and the loft bedroom and bonus bunk space inside. According to the listing, this home was built in 1898. Not in bad condition, all things considered.
2300 Moore Street ($209K)
Light and bright inside, they've tucked three bedrooms into this 1,048 square-foot rambler. Big open space in the main area. Outside, a fenced yard on a quiet, corner lot.
1630 Grant Street ($210K)
Lots of charm inside this 708 square-foot two-bedroom, though some of that is the staging. Sure it's small but it's on a 4,356 square-foot lot to plenty of room to roam. You also get fruit trees and a quiet street.
1428 Grant Street ($219K)
Another charming little bungalow. This one checks in at 836 square-feet and offers two bedrooms, a decently-sized kitchen and nice property in front and in back. Lots of potential here.