House of Windsor 4ever!
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Everett, WA
Bronco Info: 79 Ranchero GT/97 Eddie Bauer Exploder 5.0 AWD
It's really gonna be a bunch of compromises. Any good area will have the much-more-than-$300K houses, areas with houses they can afford will have increased crime rates and really bad traffic. To get what they want in a good place with low crime, they'll have to live east of the Kent Valley (rough!y halfway between downtown Seattle and Puyallup), which means crappy to terrible traffic on two-lane roads in most areas. Forget living in Seattle proper anywhere, as the closer you go to downtown Seattle within city limits, the far more expensive and absolutely smaller the dwellings get. My niece and her husband bought a condo in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood for $325K, giving them essentially a glorified 1-bdr. apartment, about 900 sq. ft. They literally need to get a paper King County map, and just get online, looking for houses at and below their price mark. One big problem going on in the Greater Puget Sound area, especially in Seattle, and the rich-money Eastside, some houses are bought strictly with cash, and attempting to buy long-distance results in getting aced out and massive frustration. Lots more to say, but there are solutions if they are willing to compromise. Likely 45 to 55% of all Seattle-area professionals and students have to compromise in one way or another.
[Silver70] In 100 years, when astronauts visit the landing site, they'll stumble upon the little FSB rover with a busted driveshaft, twisted up on a moon-rock flexing the SAS, and think, "Man... those things can go anywhere. Screw Jeep."