What is it like buying a house in South King County in 2021? 

In this Move to Tacoma video, Tacoma Real Estate Agent Marguerite Martin sits down with her friend and colleague Totiana who lives and sells real estate in South King County to learn more about buying real estate here. South King County is the most affordable place to buy a home in King County, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t competitive for buyers!

As Tacoma is becoming more expensive, a lot of people who would usually move from Seattle to Tacoma are kind of stopping sooner and looking to buy places in South King County. A few of these more affordable cities include places like Auburn, Kent, Lakeland Hills, Des Moines, and Federal Way. 

As you’re considering buying a home in South King County, what do you need to know? 

The market is still very competitive, but it’s not as competitive as Seattle or areas north of Seattle. You need to be super prepared as a buyer, but you do have a little more buying power. At the beginning of 2021, the average price to buy a home in South King County was in the $400-$450k range. 

What type of real estate is available here? 

People love that there are a lot of neighborhoods with homes from the 1970s and 1980s. There is also a ton of new construction here, and you’ll find lots of new developments to buy in. 

What are commuting options like in South King County? 

For many people, this area is the best of both worlds. Whether you need to commute south to Tacoma or Olympia or you need to commute north to Seattle or Bellevue, you’re just about 30-45 minutes to either area. Living in South King County is the perfect compromise if you have 2 people who need to commute in different directions. However, you’ll want to make sure that you stay on the I-5 corridor in places like Federal Way, Kent, Des Moines to make the most of this location for commuting. 

Marguerite Martin is a different kind of Tacoma real estate agent. Reach out to find out answers to questions you have about neighborhoods in Tacoma and Pierce County. When the time is right to start searching for a home to buy, Marguerite can connect you with a local real estate agent who specializes in the neighborhoods you love most.

“I’m happy to introduce you to other agents I know to help find the perfect fit, at no cost to you!” – MovetoTacoma.com Creator Marguerite Martin

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