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Seattle Houseboats: Lake Union & Portage Bay Has Very Little Inventory

Seriously.  There is very little. Seattle houseboats

Molly and I sold two of the last Seattle houseboats for sale available in the last couple of weeks and we have buyers calling us daily. Lake Union and Portage Bay have very little inventory and only a few seller prospects on the near horizon.  If you or anyone you know is interested in selling their Seattle floating home, then please reach out to us immediately.  We have a list of buyers with different criteria  - everything from a tear down houseboat to build from the float up to a luxury floating home buyer.  Most of them are cash buyers.  We just need the right Seattle houseboats.

Are you curious what your Seattle floating home might be worth in what is now a seller’s market? Here are some of the requests we have from qualified buyers and cash buyers right now:

  • “a teardown houseboat with a nice dock position so we can go down to the float and rebuild”
  • something on the Fairview Landings dock with a rooftop deck, parking, and a view. (Fairview Landings is a newer luxury dock)
  • floating home on the Phoenix dock (a condo dock on Lake Union in the Eastlake neighborhood)
  • a rental in Westlake to purchase as an investment initially and then fix up and sell.
  • end of dock floating homes in Westlake, Eastlake, or Portage Bay
  • first time home buyer looking to just get his feet wet in the houseboat market and wants a well priced first on the dock to get acquainted with the community
  • floating home with a view and also room for their 22 foot boat
  • modern turn key floating home
  • historic classic houseboat for a second home on a quiet dock with no dogs.

That is just a few.  We get inquiries many times during the day and keep a list of them and keep in contact with them as new Seattle houseboats for sale come on the market. text me or call me if you don’t mind and Molly and I can schedule a visit to your home for an evaluation – no strings attached of course. Courtney 206.850.8841

Your Opportunity To Tour And Live In This Beautiful Seattle Floating Home!

Spectacular Seattle floating home for sale featured in Luxury Home Magazine
Unbelievable 1827 square foot float! In top 5% of floats on lake and home only occupies slightly over 50% of float. This home is great to live in as is or can be a expanded to up to 90% of 30 x 60 float size

All new in 2001, this immaculate Cape Cod one level floating home is at the end of the dock with both privacy and unobstructed views of Lake

Seattle floating homes for sale

Union. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 very large exquisitely remodeled bathroom, a ridiculous amount of storage and closet space, and a desirable open floor plan. This floating home is roughly 1184 square feet with a large wrap around deck, and working fireplace. Additionally, it just got a new roof in 2013 with a reinforced section for your very own rooftop deck.

Expand up (18 feet from water line) or out for larger Lake Union dream floating home

Den/office/mudroom has its own entry and room for an additional ½ bath

New roof in 2013 with reinforcements added for roof top deck expansion

All new floors – maple hardwoods

All new electrical panel, wiring, and fixtures

All new Anderson windows, wood trim, French doors

All new stainless appliances in kitchen and large washer and dryer in mudroom

360 degree views from roof which has charming circular staircase ascending to it

Furthest out boat slip on the dock for your up to 24 foot boat plus additional kayak space.

Pet friendly dock

Dues: $385/mo cover general dock fund for maintenance, real estate taxes for co-op, and any matters of vote

Offered for: $1,100,000

Please call Courtney or Molly for more info or to set up a private tour of this exclusive floating residence:

Courtney Cooper 206.850.8841
courtney@cooperjacobs.com

Molly Cartwright 206.841.6800
molly@cooperjacobs.com

If you would like more info on this home:  2031 Fairview Ave E  or Find all Seattle Floating Homes For Sale on our company site CooperJacobs.com

The Lake Union cooperatively owned dock is located at 2031 Fairview Ave E in Seattle, WA on the East side of Lake Union.  There are 17 Seattle floating homes on this dock.

This Seattle floating home listed by Realtors at Cooper Jacobs Real Estate LLC

Lake Union Seattle Floating Home For Sale Causing Quite The Splash!

2031 Fairview Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

This is a show-stopping Seattle floating home that you will not want to miss!  
Three levels of beautiful and expansive Lake Union views plus scenery of the Space Needle, seaplanes, Seattle Downtown skyline, Gasworks, and Queen Anne.  Rooftop deck that rivals the multi-million dollar luxury floating homes with it’s 360 degree views. High end and thoughtful details are everywhere in this home that you will want to move right into!
Seattle floating homes for sale
 

If you would like more info on this home:  2031 Fairview Ave E  or Find all Seattle Floating Homes For Sale on our company site CooperJacobs.com

The Lake Union cooperatively owned dock is located at 2031 Fairview Ave E in Seattle, WA’ on the East side of Lake Union.  There are 17 Seattle floating homes on this dock.


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Seattle Luxury Floating Homes For Sale

Seattle Luxury Floating Homes:  Record Sale Price For Lake Union Houseboats

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On 10/30/2012 after 60 days on the market and multiple offers including a back up offer in case the first one failed, Floating Home #1 on the Fairview Landing dock (2369 Fairvew Ave E) closed in escrow and set a new record in recent history forSeattle floating homes and also became a significant placesetter in Seattle luxury homes sales in 2012 as well.

Buzz around the lake on a historic high floating home sale:  

This Seattle floating home was listed for an incredible $3,375,000, and surprisingly did not receive full price even with multiple offers and incredible interest, but still places itself in the top for houseboat sales on Lake Union.  Seattle Floating Home Realtor Courtney Cooper at Cooper Jacobs Real Estate told us, “You just wish you could sell some of these distinctive homes to everyone who desires and covets them, but unfortunately this was a once in a lifetime home.”  There are other exceptional floating homes on the Fairview Landing dock which itself seems more like a floating luxury neighborhood of sprawling estates than a traditional Seattle houseboat dock at times.  Recent sales on the dock have been in excess of $2 Million dollars and Cooper counts herself as one of the Lake Union Realtors who has a book of clients waiting to snap one up.
The final sales price on this Seattle luxury floating home was recorded at $3,000,000, but there was apparently some seller financing which made the future interest earned worth taking the lower recorded price.

It still goes down as a record sale in the floating home market.

Coveted Roanoke Reef Luxury Seattle Floating Homes: #13 For Sale

Coveted Roanoke Reef Luxury Seattle Floating Homes:  #13 For Sale

Roanoke Reef floating homes do not come up very often.  Ask anyone who is interested in Seattle floating homes.  It is a fact.  There are only a couple here and there that come up every so often.

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Roanoke Reef is the quintessential Seattle luxury floating home dock on Lake Union. Besides the sleepless in Seattle houseboat, this Lake Union floating home dock gets the most attention in the Seattle floating homes world.  These are no ordinary Seattle houseboats.

A few things that set Roanoke Reef apart from other Seattle floating homes:

Fee Simple Ownership.  You own it. You own your home & your slip.

Garage Parking.  Yes.  GARAGE spot.

Bigger boat slips alongside these homes than many other docks:  45 x11 in this case….

Big Seattle Views:  Roanoke Reef is situated differently than most docks as it is locate din a bend on Lake Union, so homes are alongside the lake rather than docks that stick out with one or two floating homes on the end.  There is a front row and a back row, so you are always the first or second house for Seattle views.

$1,675,000

Here are the details of this VERY well priced Roanoke Reef beauty: roanoke reef flyer

Seattle Floating Homes SOLD By Year – If You Want To List, Then You Need These Numbers…

Seattle Floating Homes Sales By Year:

If you are interested in further data or more detail info, please contact:

Courtney Cooper

Seattle floating homes Realtor

206-850-8841

Courtney@CooperJacobs.com

2012 Seattle floating homes SOLD  (as of May 8th)

2011 Seattle floating homes sold

2010 seattle floating homes sales

2009 seattle floating homes sold

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Tie A Bow Around One Of These: Seattle Houseboats For Sale Right Now!

Seattle Houseboats for sale right now – Tie a bow around one of these?

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Go ahead and browse all Seattle houseboats for sale: Vessels, barges, and Seattle floating homes for sale right now- You can find all houseboat listings from all Seattle real estate companies right now.

Seattle WA – Find Seattle Houseboats For Sale

Want to see these Seattle houseboats or need help with the process of buying a floating home (it’s a bit different)? 
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Seattle Houseboats Sales Data: Seattle Floating Homes SOLD

  Lake Union Floating Homes Sales By Year:

If you are interested in further data or more detail info, let us know -

2011 seattle floating homes sold (so far as of 12/12/2011)

2010 seattle floating homes sales

2009 seattle floating homes sold

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Are you interested in Seattle floating homes for sale?

Seattle houseboats Realtor:

 Courtney Cooper 206.850.8841

Seattle Houseboats For Sale: Not Much In Inventory For Floating Homes

Seattle Floating Homes For Sale Inventory is Low -

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The number of Seattle houseboats for sale has definitely decreased for the winter and holiday season.  This is an opportunity for many Seattle floating homes owners who might want to to step into the Seattle houseboat market while the competition is low.

Seattle Floating Homes For Sale:

Currently, there are only 4 (FOUR!!!) Seattle floating homes for sale in ALL of Seattle!  These range in price from $350,000 to $1,395,000.  Here are some additional details:

  • For $350,000, you can buy a 2 bedroom/1 bath Seattle houseboat in Westlake.
  • For $399,000, you can buy a 1 bedroom/1 bath houseboat in Portage Bay.
  • For $715,000, you can buy a houseboat in Portage Bay at the end of the dock on its own dock with no dues, a waterfront bonus cabin, and a yard, and 2 parking spaces.
  • For $1,395,000 you can buy a 2 bedroom 2.5 bath Roanoke Reef floating home.

What’s Selling in Seattle Floating Homes?

In the last 60 days there has been 1 Seattle floating homes sale and there is 1 that is pending.  The pending Seattle floating home for sale is a beauty on the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat dock in Westlake listed at $900,000.  The Seattle floating home that has sold and closed in escrow is located in Eastlake at 2727 Fairview Ave E #14.  It is a 1932 1 bedroom/ 1 bath Seattle houseboat with $650 square feet of living space.  It was originally listed for $298,000 and sold after 57 days on the market for $238,000 – that is 79.87% of list price.

Are you interested in selling your Seattle floating home?  

Just because it is late fall and the holiday season is kicking in does not mean that there are not ready, willing, and able houseboat buyers ready to purchase your home.  Molly and I specialize in Seattle floating homes and we want to help you get the most possible for your investment.  Right now is a very good time to try out the market with your houseboat while competition is at a minimum and buyers are still steady.  Let us know if you would like a free market analysis and an idea of some of the ways we can market your floating home compared to other Realtors.  We do things differently!

  • Courtney Cooper:  206.850.8841 courtney@cooperjacobs.com

Seattle Houseboats Lending Opens Up! Good News For Lake Union Houseboats

Just came across my desk this afternoon!  Seattle Houseboat lending is wide open again!

From Denise Carlson at Seattle Metropolitan:

We have great news to share……    We are back online with our houseboat lending program.  Below is the update we have made to our program guidelines.  

seattle houseboatsAug. 2011 update:  City of Seattle’s Shoreline Management plan is being revised and will most likely impact the houseboat community in some way.  Information is currently being gathered by the City.  The final plan will be drafted and submitted to the City Council for approval.  Once approved, it will then be sent to the Department of Ecology for their approval.  The estimated timeline looks to extend to year end 2011.  Details of the plan are uncertain at this time and pertain to various aspects of above water living, including the treatment of gray water and the % of ‘live aboards’ allowed around the lake.  There is uncertainty as to the impact on houseboat values any future changes in the SMP may create.  Given this uncertainty, SMCU has modified the requirements to the existing houseboat loan program to allow lending in this program as well as compensate for any potential negative impact as follows:

 

  • Minimum FICO score of 680 – no change
  • 45% maximum DTI – new
  • Minimum of 2 months documented reserves required on all transactions.
  • No other program details have been changed

 


You can reach Denise at 206-398-5581 if you have questions about houseboat lending.  Denise also does Seattle floating homes lending.  As always if you are interested in Seattle houseboats, please let us know – we would love to show you some of our favorites – both on the market and off.