What $240,000 gets you in Denver and three other housing markets

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What $240,000 gets you in Denver. (Courtesy of Redfin)
What $242,000 gets you in Seattle. (Courtesy of Redfin)
What $237,000 gets you in Pittsburgh. (Courtesy of Redfin)
What $240,000 gets you in Longmont. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Feeling down about searching for a house in Denver? If you were looking for a house in Seattle, you’d get half as much space than in our fair city.

Read on and decide for yourself whether the grass is greener thousands of miles away.

Denver

The exterior of 1315 East 13th Ave #5. (Courtesy of Redfin)
Inside of 1315 East 13th Ave #5. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The back porch of 1315 East 13th Ave #5. (Courtesy of Redfin)

I dream of the day that I can live like a sun-drunk cat, always on a porch, so this house looks appealing. Maybe the reality would be different, as the porch faces onto busy 13th street. Then again, there’s a back porch too.

Seattle

The living room of 1101 17th Ave #207. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The kitchen of 1101 17th Ave #207. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The dining room of 1101 17th Ave #207. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Ok, so it’s the smallest house of the bunch and also the most expensive. But it’s also quirky as heck. It would be like living in a tiny house, but in an urban environment.

Pittsburgh

The interior of 80 South 15th Street. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The staircase of 80 South 15th Street. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The back porch of 80 South 15th Street. (Courtesy of Redfin)

All your guests will feel comforted by your very-residential exit sign above the front door. None of my friends care as deeply about preventative emergency exit signage. Also, of all porch views, this one is the best. Pittsburgh, you’re alright.

Longmont

 
 
 

Does the stuffed dog in the first picture live in the cage? Please someone go see this house and report back.

Anyway, one thing that’s not factored into these comparable houses in different cities is the cost of moving. Transporting all of your earthly possessions thousands of miles is both costly and stressful. What if you just moved to possibly up-and-coming Longmont?