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We love these Superbowl ads

And look at how Denver and Seattle stack up in a housing head-to-head

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It’s Superbowl Sunday and Redfin shows how Seattle and Denver stack up against one another not on the gridiron, but in the housing grid.

Redfin looked at home prices, types of homes, and other city characteristics. The report also looked at where the quarterbacks, rookies, and super fans could afford to live in each city.

Around half the people in Denver and Seattle own a home (50.4% vs. 47.3% respectively). And it's a good thing people in Seattle have a higher income, because Seattleites pay a lot more than those in the mile high city. According to Redfin data, the median sale price of homes sold in 2013 was $403,402 for Seattle and $260,547 for Denver.

The homes in each city are about the same size, with a median square footage of around 1,600. However, people in Denver have bigger yards, with a median lot size of 6,250 square feet vs. Seattle's 5,500. What Seattle homes lack in yard space they make up for in views. According to data that Redfin pulled from the multiple listing service, 63% of Seattle homes sold in 2013 mentioned a view in the listing description, vs. 14% of Denver homes.

Denver

Broncos

Metric

Seattle

Seahawks

604,356

Population*

612,916

$49,091

Median household income

$63,470

45%

Bachelors degree or higher*

58%

50%

Homeownership rate*

47%

$260,547

Sale price of homes sold, 2013

$403,402

1,671

Square footage of homes sold, 2013

1,622

6,250

Lot size of homes sold, 2013

5,500

14%

% of homes sold in 2013 with a view

63%

299

# of homes for sale near football stadium

194

$489,000

List price of homes for sale near stadium

$537,000

*According to the latest U.S. Census data available at www.Census.gov

To read the full report, click here.

Really though, this was just an excuse to preview one of our favorite Superbowl ads this year.

Although for evoking man-tears, this one is our favorite, the ad from the 2013 Superbowl. (In this reporter's defense, I did raise horses.)

And something to leanse the palette with humor.

 

 

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