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Seattle Houseboats: Floating Homes Market Update

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Spring Has Sprung & The Seattle Houseboats Market Is Very Much Afloat!Seattle Houseboats

There are are some cool new Seattle houseboats for sale coming on to the market this week!   We also know of some great Seattle houseboat opportunities according to what we have heard on the docks so let us know when you are available to go take a peek ASAP!

The story has been that although we had 22 floating home sales last year, the Seattle houseboats real estate inventory for Seattle floating homes has been so extremely low for all of 2015 thus far.  This is very exciting to know that we have so many great new options coming on the lake and our buyers are waiting in the wings for just the right one. Price ranges start in the high three hundred thousands and go up into the multi million dollar listing range so there is something for everyone in the latest bunch of Seattle houseboats for sale – including Seattle houseboats in Westlake, Eastlake, and Portage Bay. There seattle houseboatsare colorful and artful houseboats, roof top decks, view homes, new construction Seattle floating homes, and historic Seattle houseboats as well as everything in between.

Molly and I have been working on some other cool off market Seattle houseboats sales.  Here’s a summary of all Seattle floating homes sold in the last year – both on and off the market for comp purposes: Floating Home Sales Summary – 2014.  We are happy to look at your Seattle floating home if you would like a current market value and also get you any details about any of these sales.

Molly Cartwright 206-841-6800 Molly@CooperJacobs.comseattle houseboats

Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841  Courtney@CooperJacobs.com

Cooper Jacobs Real Estate

We have Two of the top Seattle floating homes Realtors in our office and look forward to helping YOU.

Eastlake Floating Home For Sale

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Seattle houseboats moving fast – life Afloat On Lake Union℠ floating homes

Molly and I have four Seattle floating homes in escrow right now and there are a few others beyond that which are pending in the MLS.  The inventory has depleted itself again so _MG_6391_2_3_4ToneMapDE_130625bringing this gorgeous Seattle houseboat on is really exciting for us!

OPEN HOUSES:   Molly has this houseboat open today from 11-1PM to 1PM and then again on Saturday from 1-4PM.  In the mean time let us know if you would like a private showing.  Molly@Cooperacobs.com

$695,000

Introducing 2017 Fairview Ave E #O  (SOLD)

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 700 square feet
  • $345/mo dues

From the listing of this Seattle floating home:

Welcome to Life Afloat In Seattle ™ on the extremely desirable and most southern dock in Eastlake! This adorable two bedroom floating home has a wrap around deck and wide channel views. Open floor plan with beautiful and bright lighted spaces allows for comfortable living and easy entertaining in this great community. Kitchen is updated and has heated floors, new carpet, paint, and lots of great details. Own your own slip and boat moorage possible with community approval. Pet friendly dock.

Molly Cartwright 206.841.6800 Molly@CooperJacobs.com or

Courtney Cooper 206.850.8841 Courtney@CooperJacobs.com

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

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

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

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

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

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.

 

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Seattle Houseboats For Sale

Friday, April 8th, 2011

There are 10 Seattle floating homes for sale right now – These Seattle floating homes range in price from $250,000 for a Seattle houseboat for sale on a leased dock (no owned lake Union moorage comes with the purchase – just the house) to $3,450,000 for a sleek modern Seattle houseboat with a gated entry and roof top deck. Both of these Seattle houseboats are the extreme opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to floating homes on Lake Union. You will find most of the Seattle houseboats in the average range of $600,000 to $900,000 at this time. In fact, the median list price for Seattle floating homes for sale on lake Union currently is $750,000.

One Of Our Highlighted Seattle Houseboats For Sale:

2764 Westlake Ave N , Houseboat D  $299,000 – THIS is a GREAT place and will be highlighted in the upcoming Seattle Homes & Lifestyle Magazine as well as having a great appearance on the Today Show!!!!!  Dip your toes in for only $299,000 for less than $300,000 and have OWNED moorage!  Own your slip so that you have the security of Lake Union moorage and low dues plus ridiculously low taxes, too.  All the things that make Seattle houseboats more expensive to live on are affordable at its best on this one and it has room to grow, too. Nice people on the dock, beautiful gardening season coming up, and steps to Fremont where there is even more activity.

Call Courtney or Molly to get in and see this one – it is a very cool place with lots of history.

206-841-6800 or 206-850-8841

courtney@seattleafloat.com or molly@cooperjacobs.com

You Are Invited To See These Seattle Houseboats For Sale…

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Seattle Houseboats Open This Weekend!

Seattle houseboats for sale

Lake Union real estate  is awakening a bit after a couple months of slower activity.  Come out and see some of our great Seattle houseboat offerings!

Here is the schedule:

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Saturday 1/22/2011 From 12-3PM

2401 N Northlake Ave B-17

2764 Westlake Ave N, Houseboat D

2764 Westlake Ave N, Houseboat C

seattle houseboats for sale

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Sunday 1/23/2011 From 12-3PM

2764 Westlake Ave N, Houseboat D

2764 Westlake Ave N, Houseboat C

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Are you interested in Seattle houseboats?

Let us know if you would like a private tour of these or any other Seattle Houseboats for sale right now.

Courtney@SeattleAfloat.com

206-850-8841

seattle houseboats for sale

Lake Union Floating Home: Here’s Your Chance To Live Sleepless In Seattle Style

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Lake Union Floating Home:

Here’s Your Chance To Live Sleepless In Seattle Style – Check out this one – just happens to also be the most affordable Seattle floating home!

Owned moorage and cheaper dues than a condo, this is an ideal situation for someone wanting to dip their toes into Lake Union living!

Large entertainment sized kitchen and cozy sleeping loft, charming claw foot tub/shower combo, and room to move right in, office, closet space, and living room with fireplace plus large front deck to feel the gentle motion as boats go by…

Great investment opportunity for future expansion if you want to go up a level or add a roof top deck.  Recent dive inspection showed the care that has gone into keeping this beautiful house in great condition afloat on top of Lake Union.

Asking only $299,000, but also willing to consider offers.  Ask us about financing, too.  Seattle houseboat financing is very specialized, but we have some great lenders.

Courtney 206-850-8841 courtney@seattleafloat.com

Seattle Houseboats For Sale: The Ultimate in Seattle Waterfront Homes

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Seattle Houseboats For Sale:  The Ultimate in Seattle Waterfront Homes


Seattle waterfront homes come in all shapes and sizes – you can have Puget Sound waterfront homes, Lake Washington waterfront homes, island homes on the water, and even floating homes.  Seattle floating homes are actually surprisingly quite affordable when compared to other types of traditional Seattle waterfront homes on land. This is always a big shock when we show the differences in price, taxes, etc. while comparing the two.

There are different types of ownership depending on which Seattle houseboats you are looking at and which dock you look at, but those differences do define not only security, but also afford ability.  If your dock is co-op owned, then you are usually only paying for real estate taxes on your portion of the dock ownership.   You then will pay taxes to the county for the actual home itself – these are at a much lower rate than real estate taxes so a $1 million dollar floating home with this situation would have significantly lower taxes than a $1 million dollar home on land.

You can find All Seattle houseboats for sale right here:

Seattle houseboats

And go ahead and check out the Seattle waterfront homes for sale while you are at it if you have time so you can see some of the differences:)

Seattle Waterfront homes

Email me or call me if you need some clarification or wondering which houseboats are on these types of docks (there are also fee simple and lease docks). courtney@SeattleAfloat.com 206-850-8841

Westlake Houseboats – Some Great Opportunities

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Westlake Houseboat for sale:

Searching for a great Seattle floating home on the Westlake side of Lake Union? Westlake is a completely different feel than Eastlake and you can find a whole new Lake Union Lifestyle in this corner of Westlake called Westlake Cove.  Westlake Cove is a quiet co-op dock on the Northwest banks of Lake Union at the base of Queen Anne and just footsteps to Fremont.

Enjoy life afloat in Westlake with  Lake Union lapping at your home –  on the Lake Union Loop, Burke-Gillman Trail, Ship Canal Trail, more, plus easy EASY commute to Downtown Seattle.

This Seattle Houseboat’s  Stats?

2 bedroom/.75 bath, sauna, French doors, large deck on even larger floating log foundation, built in 1970, storage on site, open water on large channel with ability to obtain adjacent moorage slip up to 20 feet upon co-op approval.  Often mistaken for the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat by tourists, this is a fun and funky Seattle floating home!  $399,000

Appointments for this Seattle floating home or ANY Seattle houseboat listed by ANY Seattle Realtor:

Call or Text:  206-850-8841  or courtney@SeattleAfloat.com

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Seattle Houseboat Featured On The Today Show!

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

$299,000

The most affordable Seattle floating home on the lake with room for opportunity!!!!  New carpet, large kitchen, claw foot tub!  Featured on The Today Show!

courtney@seattleafloat.com

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