Hello D.A., you may want to get pre-approved to know your purchasing power and how much you qualify for with the maximum payment you are looking to afford. At that point you can more realistically narrow down your search criteria.
There are only 1-2 bd condo waterfront views of local Seattle lakes under 500k. The lots of Puget Sound are over 500k. Lot loans are currently hard to find so mostly you have to have a lot of cash...
Once we know your qualifications you can narrow down your search. Do you have down payment and closing costs saved? How much are you paying in rent and what is the maximum payment you are looking to afford?
You may consider FHA 3.5% down from a minimum 580 fico score up to 592k. There are other loan programs and requirements for higher loan amounts.
Start with your qualifications and then narrow down the search criteria and set up daily automatic emails to study and compare the choices up to your maximum price point amount.
There are 264 choices of condo, townhomes and single family residences up to 4bd 2ba under 500k in Seattle to choose from.