We will see if @wuqijun is right on getting a deal on a house with a problem. The house has a roof top deck over the garage. It has some drainage/leakage issues. I think that scared away other buyers. It shouldn’t be a huge issue, since it’s not causing harm in the actual house. It will still need repaired. The sellers discounted the list price, but it sat for 14 days with no offers. It’s cheaper than similar age homes that are 1,200 sq ft smaller.
First bid was a little under asking. They countered asking price and free rent back. My agent squashed free rent back, and countered with a later closing date. That’s better, since this lease ends on 9/17. It’s less time of paying for both. It’ll be 20-30 min commute.
@Jil would love the 10,000+ sq ft lot. I wish the lot was flatter, but it’s still a ton of space.
I ended up checking out a ton of areas around Seattle. If people are thinking of investing and have questions, then fire away.