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|
|7739 13th Ave SW||$158,400||2||1||880||4,000 sqft||Delridge||$180||bank owned|
|10447 56th Ave S||$150,000||2||1||1,260||10,080 sqft||Rainier Valley||$119||bank owned|
|4624 S Mead St||$164,900||3||1.75||1,530||3,605 sqft||Rainier Valley||$108||bank owned|
One of last month’s homes has gone pending, while the other two are still on the market but were edged off the list this month. This is the first month in quite a while that all three of the cheapest homes in Seattle area bank-owned.
Stats snapshot for Seattle Single-Family Homes Under $200,000 (excluding short sales)
Total on market: 12
Average number of beds: 2.3
Average number of baths: 1.2
Average square footage: 1,023
Average days on market: 81
Inventory of cheap homes fell to a new low in January. Other stats were basically flat during the month except for average days on market, which shot up.
Here are our usual charts to give you a visual of the trend of these numbers since I adjusted the methodology in April 2010:
Here are cheapest homes in Seattle that actually sold in the last month, regardless of condition (since most off-market homes don’t have much info available on their condition).
|Address||Price||Beds||Baths||SqFt||Lot Size||Neighborhood||$ / SqFt||Sold On|
|1041 S Sullivan St||$113,000||3||1||960||8,040 sqft||South Park||$118||12/31/2013|
|3948 S Warsaw St||$123,000||4||2||1,010||3,700 sqft||Rainier Valley||$122||12/30/2013|
|9110 1st Ave NE||$135,000||2||1.5||1,280||6,600 sqft||Maple Leaf||$105||12/13/2013|