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post #1 of 7 Old 05-15-2019, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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House+land near Seattle

I’m posting this here in case anyone is interested. We are in the process of purchasing a house + about 10 acres across the Puget Sound from Seattle that we’re going to need to lease out for a few years. It is an EASY and FAST commute to Seattle! The target price is $3100 per month. It should be available July 1. This is such an awesome place that I can’t post everything, or even half of everything it has going for it, but I’ll hit some highlights:

  • I’m going to put in a fence to separate the bulk of the pastures (about six acres I’d say) from the house / barn / yard area. You could rent out just the house area or the house plus pastures, same price. But if you would be interested in just the pasture, I could probably do that also.
  • 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 2300 sq ft house; 1200 sq ft barn with loft that’s been converted to a workshop (it’s questionable whether barn is currently suitable for housing horses but if you want to put horses in there I will make it happen); separate workshop.
  • A little more than 10 acres, includes lots of pastures, fruit trees, “parked out” woods
  • House is located on a dead-end street off another dead-end street. However there is also a gate onto the highway (at the back of the long pasture) for emergency access.
  • If you like trail riding or just hiking, there’s a small system of trails at the end of the first dead-end street; within five miles there is a 800-acre forest with about 10-30 miles of riding trails, AND a 3500-acre forest with over 60 miles of trails (not sure if they are all suitable for riding, but some are).
  • The Olympic national park is less than an hour away.

PM me if you want more info.
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You're killing me. I live east of Seattle and have been casually looking around at land for our future house. That sounds like a dream. Unfortunately we signed a one-year lease recently and wouldn't be able to afford it anyway.

Welcome to the PNW!

edit: Which city is it in, if you don't mind sharing?
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It's in Kingston. Yeah, I know it's steep. This place was so expensive. I still get a knot in my stomach when I think how much we paid. But things aren't going to be getting any cheaper over there, and we (OK, I) wanted to buy in while there's still something worth getting. But it's just the perfect combination of being within an easy commute of Seattle, being right on the edge of a great small town, and having land!

Also Kingston is a great town. We actually lived there for two years when my daughter was born, then moved back to Texas. We've been back to visit almost every year since. Hopefully we'll move back there once she finishes high school. She is currently hoping to attend University of Washington at Seattle so she can live there (with her horse, obviously) and commute.
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@akihba there's actually 20 acres right next door to this one that's for sale, if you're looking for land. But I walked that land and I don't think it's really buildable. On the other hand, I suspect they'd be open to an offer (they're currently asking $400k). I can send you the MLS number if you're interested.
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@akihba there's actually 20 acres right next door to this one that's for sale, if you're looking for land. But I walked that land and I don't think it's really buildable. On the other hand, I suspect they'd be open to an offer (they're currently asking $400k). I can send you the MLS number if you're interested.
Thank you the offer! We're not looking at the moment, I'm just window shopping... with my face pressed up flat against the window, and some drool may or may not be running down it! and my girlfriend and I prefer the eastside as opposed to the west. Waiting for the ferry isn't so fun :P

Anyway, you're going to have a great time living here! It looks beautiful over there :)
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That's funny, I LIKE commuting by ferry! It's relaxing (unless the weather is bad, LOL)! And the foot ferry costs just $2 each way! Probably the cheapest commute to Seattle you'll find.
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The Kingston Ferry doesn't go directly to Seattle. Doesn't it go to Edmonds?
Now THERE's a place I wish I had bought land 20 years ago!


No, the Kitsap Penninsula has grown hand over foot in the last decade, but it is STILL booming. You did well to buy the land, but getting it rented for that price will be hard. Unless the barn can be made inhabitable, such that the leaser can then sublent out to boarders, or in some way help to pay for the rent. Does it have a killer view?

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