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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.

Seattle Houseboats For Sale – Westlake One Of A Kind

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

 Seattle Floating Homes For Sale: Westlake

Molly and I just listed this really unique and spectacular Seattle floating home in Westlake.  If you have been looking at Seattle houseboats, then you might want to jump on this one right away. It is filled with exciting and interesting spaces at every corner and promises to make you fall in love. Seattle houseboats

Here are the MLS listing remarks for this Westlake houseboat:

Featured on the Seattle Floating Homes Tour, this home has been obviously adored by the current owners! Thoughtful care in every detail as it has evolved over their 30+ years of prideful ownership: Stainless & granite in kitchen, outdoor spaces, an abundance of storage everywhere, one of a kind stained glass, portholes, work shop, green house, & an actual hot tub in the bathroom make you feel like you have stepped into another world! One of the largest floats on lake + moorage for a 40 ft boat!

There is no sign and there will be no open houses so this is an exclusive peek – please let us know if you would like to get in and see this floating home – it has one of the largest floats of all Seattle floating homes on the lake and has some extremely interesting and exciting spaces. $1,299,000

You can find more info on this one here: 2466 Westlake Ave N or get in touch with me or Molly:

Molly Cartwright 206-841-6800 (call/text) Molly@CooperJacobs.com

Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 (call/text) Courtney@CooperJacobs.com

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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

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

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Seattle Houseboats: 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

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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

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

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

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.

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Want to see these Seattle houseboats or need help with the process of buying a floating home (it’s a bit different)? 
courtney@courtneycooper.com
206-850-8841


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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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Lake Union living in Seattle Houseboats

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Live in a Seattle Houseboat on the Water in Seattle:

One picture to say it all:

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Want to know more about Lake Union living?

Lake Union is an ever changing mash of life, fun, work, and more.  It has long been the working lake of Seattle, and there is a great mix of activity going on – you can always find something interesting on Lake Union.  Lake Union floating homes are among my favorite things in this part of Seattle and all of Seattle actually.  Why not live on Lake Union and take in the ever changing scenery?  Seattle houseboats are a great in city condo alternative and an excellent lifestyle choice for a wide variety of Seattlelites.   Just sit on your roof top deck, or jump in your kayak and take part in the activity, watch the wild life, or try a SUP (stand up paddleboard) for first hand glances of everything.

Let us know if you are interested in looking at Seattle houseboats for sale.  Molly and I have our favorites – and some that aren’t actually publicly listed, too (shhh!)

Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841  Molly Cartwright 206-841-6800

 

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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:

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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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