Let’s check in again on the cheapest homes around Seattle proper. Here’s our methodology: I search the listings for the cheapest homes currently on the market, excluding short sales, in the city of Seattle proper. Any properties that are in obvious states of extreme disrepair based on listing photos and descriptions will be excluded. This includes any listing that uses the phrases “fixer,” “rehab loan,” or “value in land.” I post the top (bottom) three, along with some overall stats on the low end of the market.
Please note: These posts should not be construed to be an advertisement or endorsement of any specific home for sale. We are merely taking a brief snapshot of the market at a given time. Also, just because a home makes it onto the “cheapest” list, that does not indicate that it is a good value.
Here are this month’s three cheapest single-family homes in the city limits of Seattle (according to Redfin):
|Address||Price||Beds||Baths||SqFt||Lot Size||Neighborhood||$ / SqFt||Notes|
|1014 S Thistle St||$99,900||2||1||820||9,000 sqft||South Park||$122||bank owned|
|9211 39th Ave S||$125,000||2||1||990||4,000 sqft||Beacon Hill||$126||–|
|3713 S Burns St||$139,900||2||1||770||7,425 sqft||Beacon Hill||$182||bank owned|
Two of the homes from last month carried over to this month. The third is now pending, but would have been pushed off the list by the new cheapest home even if it were still active.
Stats snapshot for Seattle Single-Family Homes Under $200,000 (excluding short sales)
Total on market: 34
Average number of beds: 2.3
Average number of baths: 1.2
Average square footage: 1,208
Average days on market: 77
Inventory inched up just slightly from last month, beds and baths both fell, but square footage increased a bit.
Here are a couple of charts to give you a visual of the trend of these numbers since I adjusted the methodology in April 2010:
Here are cheapest homes in Seattle that actually sold in the last month, regardless of condition (since most off-market homes don’t have much info available on their condition).
|Address||Price||Beds||Baths||SqFt||Lot Size||Neighborhood||$ / SqFt||Sold On|
|5719 S Bangor St||$80,000||2||1||710||8,910 sqft||Rainier Valley||$113||11/30/2012|
|8826 24th Ave SW||$85,500||3||1||8600||7,440 sqft||Delridge||$99||11/15/2012|
|9327 55th Ave S||$94,615||3||1.75||1,390||5,500 sqft||Rainier Valley||$68||11/07/2012|