Remember when a family could buy a nice big house for $250,000 and a smile? In today’s crazy Seattle housing market, first-time homebuyers are willing to settle for smaller spaces and remote locations if it means they can afford a place to call their own. We came across seven listings on the market under $400,000 that seem worth considering. Let us know what you think of this selection.

9019 18th Avenue Southwest Unit B, Seattle — $315,000



This three-bedroom home was built in 2006, so it hasn’t yet been worn down by the hands of time like many other reasonably priced homes in the Seattle area. You and your family can spread out a little on the 1,333 square feet of lovely hardwood. Located not too far off the beaten path in South Delridge, this might make a nice home sweet home for a new family.

11228 Northeast 68th Street Apartment E, Kirkland — $355,000



A two-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Kirkland with a view of the water and a recently remodeled kitchen? Yes please!

9060 18th Avenue Southwest Unit H, Seattle $324,950


Drenched in natural light, this beauty comes with 1,190 square feet and two bedrooms. Lovely outdoor patio for relaxing in the summer months with a cup of joe.

1902 North 157th Street, Shoreline — $349,000



Big trees and a large fenced yard make this home ideal for dogs and toddlers. Shoreline is an up-and-coming neighborhood set to increase in value as Seattle continues to grow.

10211 California Avenue Southwest, West Seattle  $349,950



West Seattle is a great area. Although this isn’t the biggest home at just 690 square feet, there’s quite a bit of property to build on and enjoy.

13801 37th Avenue South, Tukwila — $329,900



Okay, Tukwila might be a little further out than where you’re hoping to go. But if you value space over all else, this four-bedroom, 2,120-square-foot home is a good deal.

602 – 308 East Republican Street — $324,888



If you live alone and plan to keep it that way, this spacious apartment in Capitol Hill is a dream come true. Crazy amazing views of the Space Needle, Lake Union and the Olympic Mountains.

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