How to buy a condo in Seattle without buying into the condo industry

A condo market that’s dominated by private equity and hedge funds is beginning to take a more cautious approach, with many buyers opting to build their homes on their own.

That trend is expected to continue as demand from millennials rises.

But the condo market has been volatile, with some investors leaving and others pushing up prices.

Here are some tips to help you get started:Read all the listings, including prices and reviews, and check out the real estate agent reviews.

Be prepared to pay more, but the average price of a condo here is now under $200,000, according to a study by real estate brokerage CBRE Group.

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