Seattle’s real estate refugees flee to affordable Tacoma

In pioneer times, Tacoma and Seattle vied with every other to be the dominant metropolis on Puget Audio. Seattle won that contest very long back, but now Tacoma has identified a new position for alone: Seattle’s bed room group.

As Seattle housing selling prices have rocketed toward San Francisco-level absurdity, selling prices in Tacoma have stayed a great deal nearer to inexpensive for center-course homebuyers. In accordance to Zillow, the median property rate in the Emerald Metropolis is at this time $750,000 while the median in the Metropolis of Destiny is fewer than 50 % that, just $337,940.

About eighteen,000 people moved south from King County to Pierce County in 2017, many, if not most, for the reason that of the more cost-effective rate of a property. And Tacoma has a good deal of great residences, particularly in the pretty and quiet north conclusion of the metropolis. Of course, now that this inventory of attractive and inexpensive serious estate has been uncovered, selling prices are ballooning and so is the visitors.

It would seem all people Seattle refugees pushed out by costly housing are commuting back again to Seattle for operate. That phenomenon has turned Interstate 5 into a gradual-moving crush of autos, a cruel gantlet that is now part of the value of a property.

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