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Seattle Floating Homes Docks & Streets
The Log Foundation, The Lake Union, Wandesforde, DOX, Fairview Moorings, Boston Rose, Tenas Chuck, Willow Dock, Flo Villa, Phoenix Moorage, Mallard Cove, Roanoke Reef, TUI TUI, Fairview Landing, Hamlin Pier, 2460 Sleepless Inc, Westlake Cove, Nesika Chuck, Willow Cove, Houseboat Harbor, Portage Bay Condo, Brackett, Boyer on the Bay, Boat Street, Dock Society, The Old Boathouse, Lee's Moorings, Dock Henderson, Shelby Group, Fuhrman Dock, Salix, 2420 Co-op, more - You can find Seattle houseboats (floating homes) on Fairview Ave E in Eastlake, Westlake Ave N in Westlake and also under the Aurora Bridge and in Northlake, on E Shelby, N Northlake Way, E Hamlin Street, Boat Street at UW, Boyer Ave E, Fuhrman Ave E, Portage Bay Place E, 10 E Roanoke.
Still Afloat: A Contemporary History Of Seattle’s Floating Homes is a temporary exhibit at MOHAI which showcases what else? Seattle’s floating homes. It started yesterday and runs through November 3rd.
The Still Afloat exhibit is sure to entertain and educate you on all the aspects of Life Afloat on Lake Union and Portage Bay. If you want to explore the history and current events of one of Seattle’s most iconic neighborhoods, then this is a great place to start.
You can also learn more about Seattle floating homes here:
SeattleAfloat.com : Seattle’s first and most read Seattle houseboats blog. This is a great place to find pictures and current information about happenings in the houseboat community as well as some of the highlighted floating homes which are for sale. If you are interested in getting your Seattle floating home highlighted on the site, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
CooperJacobs.com/seattle-houseboats : Cooper Jacobs Real Estate is a premiere seller of Seattle floating homes with Realtors in the office that specifically focus on the neighborhood and uniquness of this real estate product. You can find all Seattle floating homes for sale on this site.
The Seattle Floating Homes Association: Want to see current and past newsletters form the houseboats community? This is a great place to read up! Support FHA so that they can continue to do all of the great work they do and keep Seattle floating homes afloat. The FHA is why Seattle’s houseboats are still afloat.
Here is another screen shot from my phone on the MOHAI exhibit. Please support this exhibit and support MOHAI.
Seattle Houseboat For Rent starting June 1, 2013. Month to month lease allows flexibility for living aboard in great houseboat in Gas Works Park Marina. Enjoy one full bathroom, gas range, big sleeping loft and a great connection to the water. The cabana is just steps away with additional restroom, showers, and laundry facility. $1440 per month.
You know that this is usually a space I write about Seattle houseboats, floating homes, Lake Union, etc., but every once in a while I like to include a Seattle home that is seriously in touch with the water.
This is that property.
This is an amazing property and an amazing value! Richmond Beach is Seattle’s hidden gem and this home is not to be missed. It was recently featured in Luxury Home Magazine and has some of the most wonderful Puget Sound views!
Priced at $875,000, it makes some of the in city non view homes pale in comparison!
Modern Pacific Northwest view home with absolutely stunning Puget Sound and Olympic mountain views. The yard has professional landscaping inviting you to spend time out in the yard so you can relax and enjoy the full property.
Whether working from home, entertaining or relaxing, the main floor has an updated kitchen with quartz and charcoal colored cabinets. This is truly a sleek look. Both the elegant dining room and living room are focused on views of the water. The master suite has lovely spa bath and there is a deck with more views!
The house features radiant heated floors and there’s a media room plus guest room away from the house as part of the detached garage.
“This home and the Richmond Beach community in general are truly like being on vacation all the time.”
Located at 2535 NW 195th Place Shoreline, Washington
Check out all the details for this home right here.
Listed by Cooper Jacobs Real Estate, LLC Branch Manager Elaine Sandbeck : Elaine@CooperJacobs.com 206.390.9781
Housebarge For Sale + Moorage in Seattle, Washington. Totally move in ready housebarge located in Gas Works Park Marina in North Lake Union now for sale.
“Captain’s Quarters” is a perfect size at 32 x 12 foot with a full bathroom, large sleeping loft, great galley with gas range and upgrade copper plumbing. She has two decks in the aft and forward. The hull is flat with two 6 inch keels constructed of stacked 2×6 timbers. It has a fiberglass sheath over marina plywood, painted with anti-fouling coating. Carrier gas furnace and 40 gallon black water tank.
Cabana for laundry and extra restrooms and showers steps away. Off street parking. Fabulous fun and a piece of Seattle’s houseboat lifestyle.
In addition, this housebarge has extra moorage attached to accommodate up to an 18′ boat. Grandfathered rights on Lake Union. Solid and a home or investment.
In recent years all houseboats have been listed in the NWMLS whether they were floating homes, vessels, or barges. This opened the door for a broader definition of houseboat and in some cases we saw vessels in the MLS that were practically ski boats being listed by real estate agents. I am exaggerating of course, but you get my point.
The MLS has recently ruled that they will not allow any houseboats that are or have ever been registered as vessels in the MLS. This caused many listings in the last week or so to be deleted without warning even though I personally think they should have been grandfathered in and allowed until expiration. Never the less, they were deleted.
Molly and I deal mostly in floating homes, but we are SeattleAfloat.com so we have sold all types of houseboats. In addition to the Seattle floating homes we have listed right now, we also have a house barge. Until today we also had a vessel houseboat listed in the MLS. Our client is actually lucky because they happen to have a houseboat AND an owned moorage slip in Gas Works Park Marina. As Realtors in the MLS we are allowed to list moorage slips so the slip is listed now and the “houseboat is included for the buyer’s convenience”.
Seattle floating homes owners: What does this mean to you?
If you are a Seattle floating home, you are allowed to be in the MLS – whether your moorage is owned or leased.
If you are a legal housebarge owner and your houseboat is in your owned slip, then you are good to go and can be listed no problem as of this date. No guarantees from the MLS on when this will change, but for now you are allowed to be in the MLS as a houseboat.
If you are not one of the grandfathered in legal house barges of Seattle, you are not even allowed to be on the lake as a live aboard as far as I know and definitely not allowed in the MLS.
If you are a Vessel type houseboat and in a leased or otherwise unowned slip, you are left to your own devices to sell outside of the MLS. I personally suggest Craigslist. This includes most marinas around Lake Union and most importantly Seattle Marina which has the largest concentration of vessel type houseboats. Nothing in Seattle Marina can be listed in the MLS as of last week.
If you are a Vessel type houseboat and you are in your owned moorage slip, you are allowed to be in the MLS, but under moorage, not as a houseboat. We can still market your houseboat along with your slip because it is included in the slip purchase.
If you are confused, you are not alone. However, this is what we are here for. Let me know if you have questions or need details on how to sell your Seattle houseboat. email@example.com
This is a Lake Union buy! On the awesome Tenas Chuck dock with owned moorage for its floating home, this adorable 1 bedroom houseboat is sure to please. 2 stories and lots of opportunity for living Sleepless in Seattle style!!!
Asking $499,000, but all reasonable offers considered.
We can help you with your closing costs, too – just email for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Listed by Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Seattle floating homes brokers Courtney Cooper and Molly Cartwright
Summer is around the corner and this is a home you don’t want to miss!
Come aboard your gorgeous two-story floating home on the spectacular Roanoke Reef dock.
Water to sky windows open up to your own private deck and moorage accommodating up to a 45×11 boat. Fabulous 360 degree views from your roof top deck, easy to access from the second floor. Two bedrooms up including a master bedroom with gas fireplace and ample closet space, your master bath includes jetted soaking tub and a second bedroom with another full bathroom. One dedicated garage parking spot.
We support the Seattle Floating Homes Association. Check out our new ad in the upcoming Seattle Floating Homes Association Newsletter:
For sale on the Lake Union floating homes market and on the acclaimed Tenas Chuck cooperative dock, is Houseboat C for sale for $499,000. This 1 bedroom/1 bath floating home is the highly sought after OWNED moorage you have been looking for in Eastlake and is also on a great Seattle houseboat dock! Looking for the ultimate in Seattle waterfront living?
If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment to see it, let us know – email@example.com
Seattle floating homes inventory has been the story on Lake Union all through 2012 and continues to be a significant consideration into 2013.
Currently, there are only 4 Seattle floating homes for sale - three of which are in the million dollar plus range. The lowest priced Seattle floating home for sale right now is priced at $499,000 and in the Eastlake neighborhood. There are two in Portage Bay for sale right now and one on the Roanoke Reef dock in Eastlake. The price on these range from $499,000 for 2331 Fairview Ave E #C to $1,675,000 for 10 E Roanoke Street # 10 – both listed by Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Seattle Floating Homes Brokers Courtney Cooper and Molly Cartwright.
There are three floating homes pending inspection or pending right now as well. One is in Portage Bay for just under $500,000, and two are in Eastlake and priced between $475,000 and $825,000. Both of these were on the market for under 30 days demonstrating the demand from current Seattle floating home prospective buyers.
One Seattle floating home in Roanoke Reef (#3) has closed in the last 30 days. It was listed for $1,490,000 and sold for $1,357,000.
Getting it ready for the houseboat market: One component of a quick sale is proper preparation. This requires a broker who specializes in not only floating homes, but innovative and creative marketing that is unique when compared to other brokers. Courtney Cooper with help from Molly Cartwright initially listed the floating home located at 2031 Fairview Ave E (Houseboat # E) and the recipe for success was put in place which included a variety of ingredients.
From the listing brokers:
A luxury home Stager was brought in and a professional photographer lined up. A housekeeper contributed to the process as well. Cooper Jacobs Real Estate already owns the domain for this dock address (as well as others around the lake) so setting up a website that specializes in the listings that they represent on these docks is an extremely useful tool for consumers when looking for floating homes. We have other sites that we feature our listings on as well as the address site including CooperJacobs.com. SeattleAfloat.com, and many more. Your Seattle floating home will be found by anyone looking. In fact, they can’t avoid finding it.
You can reach brokers who specialize in houseboats at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in learning more about the current market or finding our the value of your Seattle floating home, you can email: homes@SeattleAfloat.com. In addition, here is the full detail sheet of the current 2013 market: Seattle Floating Homes 2013 Market.
Come aboard your gorgeous two-story floating home on the spectacular Roanoke Reef dock.
Water to sky windows open up to your own private deck and moorage accommodating up to a 45x11 boat. Fabulous 360 degree views from your roof top deck, easy to access from the second floor. Two bedrooms up including a master bedroom with gas fireplace and ample closet space, your master bath includes jetted soaking tub and a second bedroom with another full bathroom. One dedicated garage parking spot.
Westlake Floating Home SOLD!!!
This Historic Seattle floating home is your most affordable way to dip your toes in Lake Union!
spacious sleeping loft, office, 1 bath, front and back deck, owned moorage on co-op dock, low dues, BETTER than a condo!
SOLD!!! OWN YOUR OWN DOCK – NO DUES!
No Dues & Own Your Moorage For This Floating Home!
Fabulous fee simple Lake Union oasis!
Mixed use between residential & C140 Commercial waterfront property: live on the lake & run your biz here, too! 34+ feet of Lake Union End of dock (because it is the dock!!!) waterfrontage with a remodeled 2 bedroom floating home with companion float for kayaks, etc., an additional lakeside cottage, boat slip (+/- 35 feet), and an unheard of 2 off street parking spaces -PLUS a yard!
Seattle Houseboat SOLD!
This Seattle houseboat has two slips - one for the winter and a beautiful end of dock slip for the summer to take in all of Lake Union!
2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, 1000 square feet.
Seattle Houseboat With Condo Owned Moorage For Sale
Best kept secret on Lake Union!
A custom built houseboat in 2000 nestled in your condo-owned moorage slip provides endless lake endeavors. Current owner put over $125k in upgrades and repairs including new dual steel keels and ballast. Strong steel hull new in 2006.
The spacious upstairs bedroom leads to two decks with 300 square feet of big southwest views. Loft bed area on main and one full bathroom. Onsite cabana for guests, w/d, showers, more! Why lease a slip when you can own one?
Sold By Cooper Jacobs Real Estate
Largest Seattle Floating Home Sale of 2010
Largest in price and square footage and view!!! End of dock and bigger than life views from this 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath, 2800 square foot Eastlake floating home. Listed at $2,200,000, we were able to negotiate strongly on behalf of our buyer.
Sold For $2,080,000
By Cooper Jacobs Real Estate LLC
Sold by Cooper Jacobs Real Estate!
Portage Bay Floating Home -
This beautiful Seattle floating home has 1 bedroom and 1 bath - 800 square feet on co-op dock with accessory float. Sold complete with Kayak!
Sold For $645,000
By Cooper Jacobs Real Estate LLC
Listed & SOLD by Cooper Jacobs Real Estate!
This Seattle floating home has one of the larger wrap around decks we have seen on Lake Union!
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sauna, large deck, available Lake Union moorage up to 20 feet for boat moored at your house!
ECO & Sleek Eastlake Houseboat
This Eastlake Seattle houseboat is completely hand finished piece by piece with love and precision. High end and high tech with eco friendly features - owned moorage and Duffy included!
2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath
Roanoke Reef Houseboats:
Roanoke Reef Houseboats: Roanoke Reef is one of Seattle's Luxury Houseboat Communities. Let us show you Roanoke Reef!
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3645C Wallingford Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103