What Can You Buy for Under $350,000 in Seattle?

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What can you buy for under $350,000 in Seattle? This top-floor Capitol Hill condo is an incredible example of what you can buy at this price point! 

What can you buy for under $350,000 in Seattle? In New York, you can buy a parking spot. Luckily for us, we still have areas where first-time homebuyers can find their own Diva Dwelling at an affordable price. Rocky Flowers here, and I’m a licensed real estate broker with Team Diva at Coldwell Banker Bain. And I want to take you on a tour of one of the best things you can find for under $350,000. 

Yes! You can buy a top-floor condo with a direct view of the Space Needle for under $350,000. In fact, I’m excited to show off my latest Diva Dwelling that’s not only on the top floor with a view of the Space Needle, but it’s right in the heart of Capitol Hill, too. Even better, this condo is in one of our favorite buildings, the Plaza Del Sol. It has an extremely well-managed HOA, the best rooftop deck, a fabulous view of the neighborhood, and a great open layout. 


What Can You Buy for Under $350,000 in Seattle? Let’s Tour This Capitol Hill Condo & See! 

I’m Rocky Flowers and I’m a licensed real estate broker with Team Diva at Coldwell Banker Bain. Thanks for joining me to check out this Capitol Hill Condo with a view of the Space Needle! I’m excited to show you what you can buy for under $350,000 in Seattle. We still have areas where first-time homebuyers can find their own Diva Dwelling at an affordable price. 

One of the best things about this condo is the fact that it’s in the heart of Capitol Hill and just steps from the Light Rail Station. It’s in the Plaza Del Sol (one of my favorite buildings), has an extremely well-managed HOA, has the best rooftop deck in Seattle, and offers a fabulous view of the neighborhood. The condo itself also has a great open layout—join me for a tour! 

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Keep scrolling and see why we think this home is exceptional for the price point.


What Can You Buy for Under $350,000 in Seattle? This Capitol Hill Condo! 

Plaza Del Sol Twilight

Thank you for joining me on a tour of this Capitol Hill Condo! 

What can you buy for under $350,000 in Seattle? This condo in the heart of Capitol Hill and close to the Light Rail Station is a great example of what you can buy at this price point. It’s an excellent option for first-time home buyers! I can’t wait to show off what makes this condo so special; I’ve chosen my top favorites things to highlight.

Keep reading for a deep dive on this Dive Dwelling!

Open Layout

Capitol Hill Condo Open Living Area

Expert design can give a smaller footprint more bang for the buck. This unit’s floor plan is optimized to reduce unusable square footage, which in turn allows for more livable space. It’s a must when you’re living in the city! The high ceilings and large windows allow bright light to shine throughout the unit, adding depth to the openness. 

This studio unit really lives more like a one-bedroom. It has a generous sleeping area that can easily accommodate a queen-sized bed, leaving plenty of room to move around comfortably. Depending on your style, you can completely partition the sleeping area off or let it flow naturally into the living room. Speaking of the living room, it’s the perfect place to entertain friends or have a chill night with a book or a movie. Being on the top floor insulates you from road noise, and you will never have to listen to neighbors above you. 

Fabulous View of the Neighborhood

Capitol Hill Condo Space Needle View and Seattle View

This studio unit makes the most of its square footage, and it’s positioned to give you views of incredible scenery, too! This unit is situated in one of the very best spots in the entire building. The Space Needle is positioned squarely outside of the living room window—absolutely iconic! 

Best Rooftop Deck in Seattle

This building is not called Plaza Del Sol for anything. The rooftop deck is one of the sunniest spots on Capitol Hill. You will be hard-pressed not to want to spend time up there for most of our Seattle seasons. There’s plenty of outdoor seating to spread out and relax. Plus there’s a grill you can use to wine and dine with your friends. The views from the deck are second to none, including panoramic views of Downtown, The Space Needle, The Olympic Mountains, and territorial views of Capitol Hill. 

Please note that the rooftop deck is closed right now for COVID. 

Extremely Well-Managed Homeowners’ Association

Plaza Del Sol Courtyard

Buying a condo means being part of a Homeowners Association (HOA). That means you really need to know what kind of community you are buying into. In partnership with a professional management company, the homeowners keep the building in tip-top shape and address issues immediately. With strong reserves, the HOA is doing all the right things to insulate itself from costly special assessments. It’s hard to buy into buildings as well-run as this one anywhere in the city. Let’s just say that the professional and responsive Plaza Del Sol board has set the building up for long-term success. 

Check out our blog about how to evaluate a resale certificate and the management of an HOA community. 


What Can You Buy for Under $350,000 in Seattle? A Condo in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood 

Rooftop Deck View of the Vertigo Condo on Capitol Hill in Seattle

Rooftop Deck View of the Vertigo Condo on Capitol Hill in Seattle

For the city lifestyle, Capitol Hill is where you want to be. The Plaza Del Sol is located right in the heart of it all. The Capitol Hill Light Rail Station is just a 5-minute walk away, plus you’re minutes to several major bus routes. If you want to stay in the neighborhood, there are plenty of things to keep you busy all year long. Get your steps in as Downtown is an easy walk down the hill. Beautiful parks such as Cal Anderson and Volunteer Park will be your playgrounds. 

If it’s nightlife you crave, Capitol Hill has everything you could ask for. Dive bars, nightclubs, and cool hangout spots dot the neighborhood. And when it’s time for some nourishment you have your choice of several grocery stores and endless choices of international restaurants such as my favorites Roma Thai and Fogon. 

Check out some of the other great Capitol Hill homes we’ve sold:


Buying A Condo In Seattle: 4 Key Considerations

Have you bought a condo before? If not, you should get a little information specific to the process, as is not entirely the same as for a detached home. From identifying your goals to conducting the right inspection, we cover four points that are crucial when buying a condo in Seattle.

Be a Smart Condo Buyer Guide

  1. Identify Your Condo Must-Haves – Rentability, pets, parking, laundry, etc…
  2. Buy in the Best Building in the Best Neighborhood You Can Afford – You are buying into a community. The majority of condo buyers want location above all else. The Bering is literally in one of the nicest locations on Capitol Hill.
  3. Review the Homeowners Documents in Detail – This is extremely important for older buildings. As a community, everyone needs to pitch in and preserve the space.
  4. Do a Home Inspection. Obviously!

This is just a starting point, and we have so much more to share about the home buying process. Browse our Home Buyer page for a comprehensive home buying education.

Check out the whole blog about what to keep in mind here after the jump >


Thank You for Touring Our Capitol Hill Condo 

Capitol Hill Condo Open Living Area

Thank you so much for joining me and touring this Capitol Hill condo! What can you buy for under $350,000 in Seattle? Well, you can get a top-floor condo with views of the Space Needle in the heart of Capitol Hill! Not only that, but this affordable condo has a great open layout, has incredible views, offers one of the best rooftops in the city, and has a very well-managed HOA.

All the Good Details 

  • Address: 1711 E Olive Way #N508
  • MLS# 1849597
  • Square Footage: 466
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Offering Price: $320,000

More Information > 

Ready to tour this Capitol Hill condo in person? Contact us today so I can show you this condo’s open layout, the fabulous view, the best rooftop deck, the incredibly well-managed HOA, and the bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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