Realistic Expectations - home purchase in SeattleI have lived in Seattle for 10 years always rented. Am now in a position where I am making enough to save for a down payment, but will not be able to afford a home above 300k. That's being generous. My ideal situation is to buy a small bungalow(700 sq ft to 1100sgft) that needs work and build into it over time. I do not need granite/stainless/upscale, just good bones.Looking into 203k mortgages, first time homebuyer, etc. but still the outlook is murky to say the least. What options do I have? I am paying mortgage level rents and sick of having my life dictated by rules of other ( no pets, no paint), but feel as though there aren't many places available to update. What is realistic here? June 22 - Seattle0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.