So you’re looking to buy a home for the first time. It can get pretty overwhelming, especially with Seattle home prices and a general lack of affordable homes nationwide. There’s still plenty to see—and plenty of homes to fall in love with.
“Starter home” can seem like an arbitrary term—after all, everyone has a different starting point. Here, we set a limit of $400,000, which is still steep for some, but comparably low to the King County-wide median home sale price of $658,000.
We found a mix of condos, townhouses, and single-family homes in decent shape, from a First Hill condo to a SeaTac rambler.
Those looking for a house or something family-size need to go a little farther out. Many of these homes are just outside the city limits but still in great communities for settling down in.
Here are 12 notable homes in and around Seattle, from $200,000 to $400,000.
Map points are ordered north to south.Read More