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What to Look for in a Home When Moving to Seattle

What to Look for in a Home When Moving to Seattle

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Want to know what to look for in a home when moving to Seattle? Team Diva is sharing exactly what to keep an eye out for during your home search! 

What should you look for in a home when moving to Seattle? First, you need to decide what housing style you want, and in Seattle, this means choosing between a condo, townhouse, or detached single-family home. Secondly, you need to consider the cost. What is your budget? In Seattle, you can expect to pay around $600,000 for a condo, $800,000 for a townhouse, or $1 million for a detached single-family home. This will all of course depend on the neighborhood, so you’ll need to do some exploration regarding which Seattle neighborhood you need or want to live in. 

What to Look for in a Home When Moving to Seattle

  • You’ll need to decide what type of home style you want to buy. Are you searching for a condo, a townhouse, or a detached single-family home?  
  • Your budget may determine what type of home you can purchase. In Seattle, you can expect to pay around $1 million for a detached single-family home, $800,000 for a townhouse, and $600,000 for a condo. 
  • Neighborhood is another important factor to consider when you’re moving to Seattle. Do you need to live in or near a particular neighborhood for work? Your budget and also desired home type will play a role in which neighborhood you choose to buy a home in. 

Below, let’s dig into what to look for in a home when moving to Seattle! 


What to Look for in a Home When Moving to Seattle

Are you thinking about moving to Seattle and want to know what to look for in a home? Every week we get these questions from folx who are looking to move to Seattle. We love helping new Seattleites figure out what to look for in a home! If you’re new around here, we highly recommend checking out our blog Team Diva’s Guide to Relocating to Seattle. In this guide, we have a ton of tips and tricks on what we do in Seattle, how to overcome the Seattle freeze, and so much more.

Keep reading to learn more about what to look for in a home when moving to Seattle! 

What Types of Homes to Choose From When Moving to Seattle

In Seattle, you’ll find a super diverse range of housing styles to choose from. The basics can be broken down into 3 categories. In Seattle’s core neighborhoods, you’ll find condos. Most Seattle neighborhoods have townhouses, which would be called rowhouses on the east coast. But the majority of homes in and around Seattle are detached single-family homes. 

What Should You Expect to Pay for a Home in Seattle?

When you are thinking about moving to Seattle, you should expect to pay more for housing than in other areas. That is unless you are coming from California. Apparently, we are the 7th or 8th most expensive market in the nation, with the majority of the expensive markets being in California. Regardless, Seattle is more expensive than the majority of the country. 

On average, detached single-family homes in Seattle cost around $1 million depending on the neighborhood. For a townhouse, the average price is around $800,000. And for condos, the average price in Seattle is around $600,000. Condos have been rebounding all year as people move back into the city after Covid. For some context, if you are looking to rent in Seattle, a 1-bedroom apartment in Downtown Seattle will cost you about $3,500 in rent. 

What Do Different Seattle Neighborhoods Cost to Live In?

Over the last few months, we have done a series of blogs and videos about “What You Can Buy” in different Seattle neighborhoods. Check out a few of our posts in this series to get an idea of the different styles of homes at various price points: 

Want more information about the many neighborhoods of Seattle? There are almost 70 different neighborhoods profiled in our Seattle neighborhood guides. Start there, and of course, you can always contact us if you have any questions! 

What Do People Look for a Home When They Are Moving to Seattle?

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A lot of our clients want a home that is big enough for their family, is in a school district they like and has easy access to Seattle’s urban walkable neighborhoods. A real-life example of a home that checks all of these boxes is this beautiful home in Wedgwood. This Diva Dwelling is exactly what many of our clients who are moving to Seattle look for in a home!

A remodeled, beautifully open kitchen is one of this home’s highlights, and it’s become an incredible social gathering spot in the house. The kitchen also shows off a dreamy amount of storage space, plus 2 sinks and 2 dishwashers! Make sure you check out the re-done backyard, which our Diva Dwellers call the “Backyard Park.” Upstairs you’ll find the primary suite bath has been lovingly updated. And of course, every renovated home these days needs to have an electric car charger in the garage as this one does! 

All the Details About the Home

  • MLS # 1967661
  • Address: 7749 31st Ave NE, Seattle, 98115
  • Listing Brokers: Kim Colaprete and Rocky Flowers
  • Square Footage: 2,390
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Secure Garage Parking: 1

More details on the listing page >


Thanks For Joining Us to Learn What to Look for in a Home When Moving to Seattle

When you’re moving to Seattle, what should you look for in a home? You’ll definitely want to determine what housing style you want. In Seattle, this means choosing between a condo, townhouse, or detached single-family home. Figuring out your budget for buying a home is another key step. In Seattle, you will pay around $600k for a condo, $800k for a townhouse, or $1 million for a detached single-family home. Cost depends a lot on the neighborhood, so you’ll also need to decide which Seattle neighborhood you want to live in. 

What to Look for in a Home When Moving to Seattle

  • Decide what type of home you want to buy. Would you like to purchase a condo, a townhouse, or a detached single-family home? 
  • How much money do you have to spend on a home? In Seattle, you can expect to pay around $600,000 for a condo, $800,000 for a townhouse, or $1 million for a detached single-family home. 
  • Your desired home type and budget will play a part in which neighborhoods you will be able to buy in. There are also other factors like employer locations, preferred amenities, transit options, etc. that will also play a role in which neighborhood you choose to buy a home in.

We are here to help. Our team understands that this process can take a year or two. And we are more than willing to give you a personalized plan to get the ball rolling. Feel free to contact us directly at thediva@teamedivarealestate.com or call/text 206-271-0264. 

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