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Old 10-22-2019, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Lots of cities have "good" areas and "bad" areas; Tacoma is no exception. (For some, a "bad" area is anywhere brown or black people can be seen on the street.) Increasingly, not just poor (brown, black, and white) people, but middle-class families, are being pushed, by skyrocketing housing costs, south of Seattle/Bellevue, including to Tacoma, among other varied locales.

If you insist on living only in perfect areas, be prepared to have your housing costs or transportation costs/commute times doubled. You'll also be ensuring that they keep going up, up, and away...
I'm not really sure if you meant to quote me.
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Lots of cities have "good" areas and "bad" areas; Tacoma is no exception. (For some, a "bad" area is anywhere brown or black people can be seen on the street.) Increasingly, not just poor (brown, black, and white) people, but middle-class families, are being pushed, by skyrocketing housing costs, south of Seattle/Bellevue, including to Tacoma, among other varied locales.

If you insist on living only in perfect areas, be prepared to have your housing costs or transportation costs/commute times doubled. You'll also be ensuring that they keep going up, up, and away...
"Perfect" doesn't exist anywhere.
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Old 10-24-2019, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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Get some job offers,
then find a rental,
then look get to know the neighborhoods, and find a RE agent
Finally buy.

Where you find the jobs will determine your abode.
and you will it difficult to find something at $350-400. Certainly doable but your commute may be very bad.
I'd 180 them right over to WA forum, and Wenatchee, if they liked Leavenworth. I have no use for the place in the summer (= oven hot) and silly though pretty in the Winter, though women love the "Christmas Wonderland" crazy crud and there often-as-not is snow up there. Won't find that in the lowlands two often. Hell, I'm an ogre and had fun with a lady up in Leavenworth last Christmas, too. It's cute. I guess no one

Little, if anything, that makes any remote sense is with an hour of Seattle at that price point. Jobs first. End of story. Rest is rampant speculation, until and if.
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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I'm not really sure if you meant to quote me.
You're right, I quoted the wrong post, and then omitted to proof read my own. Apologies.
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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You're right, I quoted the wrong post, and then omitted to proof read my own. Apologies.
I'm gonna let it slide this time because I love the Irish.
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Old 10-25-2019, 01:30 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Hello? Is the OP still around?
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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Hello? Is the OP still around?
That was her one and only post. Either we've been trolled, or she got the message, straightaway, that there is no affordable housing near Seattle.
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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That was her one and only post. Either we've been trolled, or she got the message, straightaway, that there is no affordable housing near Seattle.
Sticker shock is not uncommon...
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Sticker shock is not uncommon...
I think you said your mom was from Texas? I lived there too. So, decent home here is 500, give or take right? You could get two decent ones in Texas for that amount.
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