It’ll cost you a pretty penny to get into Ballard’s once blue collar neighborhoods.
The Seattle Times shared a post today highlighting the increased cost of homes in Seattle neighborhoods. Data shows that $1,000,000 residences are becoming the norm. So how did Ballard fare? The share of million dollar homes is 10.6% in 2017.
Flash Back To 1913
How times have changed. While scrolling through The Seattle Times archives, I came across several advertisements announcing homes for sale in the West Woodland District. “For $26 a month” one proclaimed, and another, “Just $100 down”. Any of the homes shown below look familiar? Let us know if you live in one!
I was able to located an advertisement for the home at 6508 4th Ave NW. For $2,700 you could have purchased this “five room, modern cottage” in October 1913. Redfin estimates this home is currently worth $529,170 (as of August 18, 2017).
I wish I had a bag of cash and a time machine.