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The Ten Cheapest Places for Sale in Columbia City, Mapped

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This week we're checking out the ten least expensive properties currently for sale in Columbia City, which just won the 2014 Curbed Cup as Seattle's Best Neighborhood. Boundaries are set by the realtors. We didn't include any property that's currently in contract. What you will notice is an interesting mix of older homes that have been remodeled, new condos in the heart of "downtown," and new construction that seems to be filling in all over. Gentrifying, growing or just changing...whatever you want to say about Columbia City, it seems like there's something for just about every budget and lifestyle.


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1. 3516 S Brandon Street ($199K)

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3516 South Brandon Street
Seattle, WA 98118

Columbia City's cheapest home on the market is in "darn good condition" according to the broker babble. First impressions might be a little scary thanks to the fence but photos of the interior reveal that, yes, it is in darn good condition. They did not lie.

2. 5220 42nd Ave S, Apt 211 ($199K)

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5220 42nd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

Not too many places you can buy for under $200K that look like this. This top floor, corner unit was remodeled with bamboo floors, stainless steel appliances and new finishes include ceramic tile floors and granite countertops. At 657 sq. ft., this 1-BR works best for one person or a very comfortable couple.

3. 4005 Rainier Ave S ($265K)

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4005 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

This 1913-built duplex has seen better days but considering it's been up-zoned for commercial use, it's got a lot of possibilities. Continue to rent it out, move in yourself or tear it down and build something new. Right across from a T-Mobile store, so, good news if you need a new phone, too.

4. 4515 S Findlay Street ($269K)

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4515 South Findlay Street
Seattle, WA 98118

This remodeled 1915 home is a real charmer. Newer electrical, heating, plumbing, roof, insulation, interior and exterior paint. Inside, it looks pretty cozy and up to date. Not a bad-looking starter home if you ask us.

5. 3933 S Pearl St., Unit 6 ($275K)

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3933 South Pearl Street #6
Seattle, WA 98118

Located in the SoleVita building, this 2-BR ground floor end unit includes an entertainment-sized patio, yard & custom shed out back. That's not something you get with too many condos in Seattle. Fresh and updated throughout, this place plops you right in the heart of Columbia City. Not too shabby.

6. 4216 34th Avenue S ($350K)

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4216 34th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

If you're looking for something with a little bit of size, there's this 1,240 sq. ft. 3-BR. Doesn't look like much outside, but inside, the two-level floor plan boasts some gleaming hardwoods, a fireplace and lots of windows letting in the light.

7. 5804 Renton Avenue S ($424K)

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5804 Renton Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

New construction in Columbia City, this 3-BR features quartz counter-tops, stainless steel appliances including gas range, open concept, gleaming hardwood floors & custom tile work in the bathrooms. A very modern feel and while it's skinny, you do get an enclosed yard that's good for kids and dogs.

8. 5802 Renton Avenue S ($509K)

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5802 Renton Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

Another new construction home, this one even bigger than the previous one. At 2,300 sq. ft., you get all the requisite amenities and a lot of room for your family. There's even a wrap-around lawn area and a sizable spot out by the garage just waiting to be turned into a basketball court.

9. 5048 49th Avenue S ($525K)

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5048 49th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

Here's a pretty nice 1910 remodel situated on a double lot that is fully-fenced. The 4-BR home offers an updated kitchen and huge ceilings to make things feel as spacious as possible. You also get a deck out back and a furnished basement space down below, not to mention a huge yard around the house.

10. 3500 S Hudson Street ($719K)

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3500 South Hudson Street
Seattle, WA 98118

Do you need seven bedrooms? Believe it or not, you can get a 7-BR in Seattle for under $1M and here it is. As you might expect, the home has a few separate entrances so there's potential for rentals and an MIL. But, seriously, if you've got the people, this place has the room for them.

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1. 3516 S Brandon Street ($199K)

3516 South Brandon Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Columbia City's cheapest home on the market is in "darn good condition" according to the broker babble. First impressions might be a little scary thanks to the fence but photos of the interior reveal that, yes, it is in darn good condition. They did not lie.

3516 South Brandon Street
Seattle, WA 98118

2. 5220 42nd Ave S, Apt 211 ($199K)

5220 42nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

Not too many places you can buy for under $200K that look like this. This top floor, corner unit was remodeled with bamboo floors, stainless steel appliances and new finishes include ceramic tile floors and granite countertops. At 657 sq. ft., this 1-BR works best for one person or a very comfortable couple.

5220 42nd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

3. 4005 Rainier Ave S ($265K)

4005 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

This 1913-built duplex has seen better days but considering it's been up-zoned for commercial use, it's got a lot of possibilities. Continue to rent it out, move in yourself or tear it down and build something new. Right across from a T-Mobile store, so, good news if you need a new phone, too.

4005 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

4. 4515 S Findlay Street ($269K)

4515 South Findlay Street, Seattle, WA 98118

This remodeled 1915 home is a real charmer. Newer electrical, heating, plumbing, roof, insulation, interior and exterior paint. Inside, it looks pretty cozy and up to date. Not a bad-looking starter home if you ask us.

4515 South Findlay Street
Seattle, WA 98118

5. 3933 S Pearl St., Unit 6 ($275K)

3933 South Pearl Street #6, Seattle, WA 98118

Located in the SoleVita building, this 2-BR ground floor end unit includes an entertainment-sized patio, yard & custom shed out back. That's not something you get with too many condos in Seattle. Fresh and updated throughout, this place plops you right in the heart of Columbia City. Not too shabby.

3933 South Pearl Street #6
Seattle, WA 98118

6. 4216 34th Avenue S ($350K)

4216 34th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

If you're looking for something with a little bit of size, there's this 1,240 sq. ft. 3-BR. Doesn't look like much outside, but inside, the two-level floor plan boasts some gleaming hardwoods, a fireplace and lots of windows letting in the light.

4216 34th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

7. 5804 Renton Avenue S ($424K)

5804 Renton Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

New construction in Columbia City, this 3-BR features quartz counter-tops, stainless steel appliances including gas range, open concept, gleaming hardwood floors & custom tile work in the bathrooms. A very modern feel and while it's skinny, you do get an enclosed yard that's good for kids and dogs.

5804 Renton Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

8. 5802 Renton Avenue S ($509K)

5802 Renton Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

Another new construction home, this one even bigger than the previous one. At 2,300 sq. ft., you get all the requisite amenities and a lot of room for your family. There's even a wrap-around lawn area and a sizable spot out by the garage just waiting to be turned into a basketball court.

5802 Renton Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

9. 5048 49th Avenue S ($525K)

5048 49th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

Here's a pretty nice 1910 remodel situated on a double lot that is fully-fenced. The 4-BR home offers an updated kitchen and huge ceilings to make things feel as spacious as possible. You also get a deck out back and a furnished basement space down below, not to mention a huge yard around the house.

5048 49th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

10. 3500 S Hudson Street ($719K)

3500 South Hudson Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Do you need seven bedrooms? Believe it or not, you can get a 7-BR in Seattle for under $1M and here it is. As you might expect, the home has a few separate entrances so there's potential for rentals and an MIL. But, seriously, if you've got the people, this place has the room for them.

3500 South Hudson Street
Seattle, WA 98118