NerdWallet: The road to homeownership: How I bought a home in Seattle

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Seattle’s housing market is finally starting to cool, and that’s good news for the hordes of young people who continue to flock to the Pacific Northwest tech hub.

But Lauren Byrne, a 26-year-old Nordstrom JWN, -1.02% buyer, purchased a $390,000 condo with her boyfriend, Zach, in December 2017, when the market was still hot. (The couple split the down payment.)

Byrne, who studied finance in college and also runs a personal finance blog, bought the condo as an investment property. She and Zach live there now, but they plan to rent it out next year.

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