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|
|4910 S Rose St||$145,000||4||1||1,300||6,250 sqft||Rainier Valley||$112||bank owned|
|1617 SW Holden St||$164,900||2||1||740||5,160 sqft||Delridge||$223||–|
|815 SW Cloverdale St||$168,000||2||1||1,210||1,675 sqft||Delridge||$139||–|
Only number two this month is a carry-over from last month. Last month’s number two is still on the market, but was undercut by cheaper homes this month.
Stats snapshot for Seattle Single-Family Homes Under $200,000 (excluding short sales)
Total on market: 20
Average number of beds: 2.3
Average number of baths: 1.2
Average square footage: 1,069
Average days on market: 38
Inventory inched up a bit this month, but the average beds, baths, and square footage all dropped.
Here are our usual charts to give you a visual of the trend of these numbers since I adjusted the methodology in April 2010:
Here are cheapest homes in Seattle that actually sold in the last month, regardless of condition (since most off-market homes don’t have much info available on their condition).
|Address||Price||Beds||Baths||SqFt||Lot Size||Neighborhood||$ / SqFt||Sold On|
|3701 S Pilgrim St||$90,000||3||1.75||1,540||7,500 sqft||Beacon Hill||$58||07/24/2013|
|6516 Rainier Ave S||$100,000||4||1.5||1,990||3,456 sqft||Rainier Valley||$50||07/25/2013|
|2139 Harbor Ave SW||$120,000||2||2||1,420||1,229 sqft||Admiral||$85||07/15/2013|