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Originally published Friday, January 7, 2011 at 10:01 PM

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Price Points: What you can buy for median price in King County

Special to The Seattle Times

Economists say the Great Recession technically ended nearly 18 months ago. But home sellers around the region are still reeling from its economic sting.

In November, the median sales price of a single-family home in King County continued to tumble — to $359,950, the lowest in more than five years.

Of course, for buyers, the deep price cuts mean more bang for the buck.

Here are six homes around the region that sold in November and December within $20,000 of King County's median sale price.

This turn-of-the-century bungalow — near Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood and Seward Park — has updated electrical and plumbing systems and a partially finished daylight basement with space that could serve as a third bedroom. The home's 6,180-square-foot lot has a fully fenced yard, which features a south-facing deck, a cottage shed and fruit trees.

Living area: 2,180 square feet

Bedroom/bathrooms: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

Year built: 1912

Sold for: $355,000 on Dec. 21.

This Bainbridge Island home is centrally located and features an open floor plan. The kitchen has Zodiaq Quartz countertops, a pantry and an adjacent dining room. The home's nearly 3/4<137,2011/1/5/14/43/13,bschechter> <137>-acre wooded lot offers plenty of privacy and backs a lush greenbelt.

Living area: 1,770 square feet

Bedroom/bathrooms: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths


Year built: 1998

Sold for: $365,000 on Nov. 4

This rambler in the heart of the Bridle Trails community near Kirkland features an open floor plan. The home has been updated throughout with new white vinyl windows, crown molding, hardwood floors and modern lighting fixtures. The 9,450-square-foot lot is fenced.

Living area: 1,290 square feet

Bedroom/bathrooms: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

Year built: 1969

Sold for: $350,000 on Dec. 15

This Sumner home features dark hardwood floors, stainless-steel appliances and a huge master suite with a five-piece bathroom and a walk-in closet. The home sits on a 7,427-square-foot lot and has an attached studio apartment with kitchen, full bath and separate entry.

Living area: 4,003 square feet

Bedroom/bathrooms: 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths

Year built: 2008

Sold for: $369,950 on Dec. 15

Life on the 10th fairway at the Gleneagle Golf Course in Arlington is all about entertainment in this one-story home, which features a gourmet kitchen, vaulted ceilings, a great room and formal living and dining rooms. The 8,276-square-foot lot has a sprinkler system, garden space and a jumbo-sized third garage designed for a recreational vehicle.

Living area: 1,944 square feet

Bedroom/bathrooms: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

Year built: 1996

Sold for: $359,950 on Dec. 16

This two-story, south-facing condominium near Lake Union in Seattle offers stunning views of the lake, the mountains and, of course, the city. The main level has floor-to-ceiling windows and an open kitchen and dining area. The lower level features a master suite with a full bath and a walk-in closet, and a second bedroom. There are decks on both levels of the unit.

Living area: 1,398 square feet

Bedroom/bathrooms: 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

Year built: 1992

Sold for: $350,000 on Dec. 7

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