Posted by: phillipsre | April 14, 2015

Seattle’s Attachment to Town Homes

Townhouse 3295673Whether you like them or not, town homes are a trend in Seattle. Town homes or row houses have become more popular around the country and specifically in Seattle. According to census data the rate of growth of attached homes in the 100 largest U.S. cities, Seattle ranks No. 1. Between 2000 and 2013, the number nearly tripled to more than 16,000. This article from the Seattle Times has more details on the trend. Even if town homes are not the most sought after property, they do tend to be priced lower than most traditional homes on the market,  and because most town homes are newer, they require less upkeep. Additionally, they tend to be more energy-efficient and with a smaller footprint than detached homes, they’ve certainly helped absorb some of the increased density in our fast-growing city.  Town homes also make for great rental or investment properties, because they are being built in busier neighborhoods, they are generally an inexpensive option for renters that want to stay in the city but can’t afford a large home or a high end condo.

For more details and maps on the data around town homes, click here.

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