Houseboats For Sale In Seattle: 2764 Westlake Ave N Slip # D

2764 Westlake Ave N Houseboat # D

Update:  This Seattle Houseboat is SOLD

$275,000

Seattle houseboats Afloat on Lake Union -Welcome Home to this well maintained historic Westlake Cove

  • Owned Moorage (Co-op owned moorage is a very secure way to own the land that your Seattle floating home is in)
  • LOW Taxes and dues (you will be shocked at the affordability compared to the warnings some might give you as to the affordability of a Seattle floating home)
  • LOW Mortgage Interest rates available (ask me for referrals for your Houseboat financing needs because it is different than a traditional mortgage in requirements and terms)
  • Sleeping loft with room to go up below city height restrictions.
  • extra room for office or second sleeping room
  • large bathroom can accomodate a full laundry suite
  • ridiculously large entertaining kitchen
  • Very friendly dock form my experiences there
  • Westlake Cove is quite protected form rougher waters in parts of Lake Union

Seattle Houseboats at the base of Queen Anne in Westlake! Enjoy life afloat in one of the most private Lake Union spots along Westlake: Large kitchen & wonderful sleeping loft, plus a great office. Newer roof and deck – Great access to Downtown, Queen Anne & Fremont, walking/cycling trails (including the Cheshiahud Loop) w/ all the perks of living on Lake Union!  If you are looking for Amazon Housing or other Housing near South Lake Union, then this is a GREAT Choice!

This is a great Seattle floating home for sale – you can compare it to other Seattle houseboats for sale right now and see that this one is a GREAT BUY!   Seattle houseboats and slips for sale

Email:  molly@cooperjacobs.com or courtney@cooperjacobs.com

Call or Text: 206-841-6800 or 206.850.8841

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Lake Union: Seattle Houseboat For Sale –

Looking at Seattle houseboats for sale?   Okay, so it’s technically a Seattle house barge.  What’s the difference you ask?

Seattle houseboatsThere are three types of floating methods of living on Lake Union Afloat in Seattle™Seattle House Barges, Seattle HouseBoats, and Seattle Floating Homes.  I get asked “what’s the difference with all these Seattle houseboats?” all the time.  And there is a big difference!  But because the NWMLS only has one option for us to input the type of structure, they’re all bundled under style 24 “houseboat”.

A Seattle House Barge was constructed as a home that floats and is moveable but has no motor or sales tax.  I say “was” constructed because there are only 34 registered or grandfathered house barges in Seattle.  This is unlike a HouseBoat…which has a motor and is constructed as a vessel and are still being built to this day.  And since it’s a vessel, you will be paying sales tax because it’s considered personal property, not “real” property.

 This handsome Seattle housebarge sits proudly in a very active Westlake Marina slip.   It’s #7 of 34 registered housebarges in Seattle King County.

Seattle houseboats The 600 square foot barge has recently been hauled out for a complete and successful survey.  You’ll enjoy one nice size bedroom, a clean as a whistle .75 bath (shower, no tub), take the spiral staircase to the top story just full of possibilities and the views are worth a million bucks!
Lake Union AfloatNew paint inside and out, new flooring and carpet, tankless water heater and a sturdy double pontoon fiberglass over plywood hull.

This Seattle houseboat is special – please call us for a private showing.

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Are Seattle Houseboats A Good Investment?

Are Houseboats A Good Investment?

Are Seattle Houseboats A Good Investment?  In a word:  Yes.  I have more renters contacting me for houseboat living and each day the list grows longer and longer.  Why?  Because it’s different, cool, convenient, and what better way to live waterfront-style than renting someone else’s investment. 

This blog is not so much directed at the renters wanting to know those houseboats for rent…it’s directed more to those INVESTORS who want to secure a great real estate purchase in Seattle’s well known houseboat community.  It’s been documented that you post an ad for a rental houseboat on craigslist, postlets, or facebook and you will get it occupied in two days flat.

Is now a good time to buy a houseboat?  Another word:  Yes.  Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union lends on houseboats with a 25% downpayment and a 45% debt to income ratio with a credit score of 680 or better.  Many times folks will buy a houseboat with cash because they’re affordable so lending isn’t required.  Do they appreciate over time?  GOOD QUESTION.  It’s such a personal choice for a buyer and they can look for years.  So the appreciation is in the eye of the beholder…or just in the next owner.  However just like anything you want to buy it must be in the best shape possible, curb appeal, great marketing, and above all – value/good price needs to be established.

Seattleafloat.com has a quite impressive houseboat for sale that, yes is currently rented, and is a SUPER investment in Gas Works Park Marina.  Own your moorage, own your houseboat, and make a profit.

Call or email me for a private showing on one of the best kept secrets on Lake Union.

Own Fee Simple Seattle Houseboat (or boat) Dock On Lake Union

Seattle Houseboat Living:  Own Fee Simple On Lake Union

seattle floating home for saleUPDATE: (THIS SEATTLE FLOATING HOME IS SOLD NOW)

There are basically four types of Seattle houseboats docks to live on in Lake Union:  Co-op, Condo, Leased, and the prize:  Fee Simple.

Introducing 3310 Fuhrman Ave East:  Fee simple.  Own your Seattle floating home dock.  Own your floating home moorage.  Own your 2 parking spaces.  Own your floating home.  Own your cottage.  This piece of prime fee simple Seattle real estate on Lake Union is truly one of a kind.

Included in this property is 34 feet of owned Lake Union waterfront on the lake side, an additional 34 feet of private Lake Union moorage on the side, a remodeled floating home with two bedrooms, private balcony off the master, another lakefront over the water cottage with new pilings, a yard with gardening space and trees,  and two parking spaces.  If this isn’t Seattle Waterfront Living℠ on Lake Union, then I don’t know what is.

If you are interested in affordable and interesting waterfront living, then don’t miss this once in a Lake Union lifestyle opportunity.

Molly 206-841-6800 or houseboats@cooperjacobs.com

Seattle Houseboat Featured In Upcoming Coastal Living Magazine!

Seattle HouseboatsSeattle Houseboat Featured In Upcoming Coastal Living Magazine!

UPDATE; THIS SEATTLE HOUSEBOAT IS NO LONGER FOR SALE:

Don’t miss this modern and sleekest Seattle houseboat of all Seattle Houseboats – just listed and in a primo location with great views of Lake Union life, city, and mountains, This beautiful state of the art Seattle houseboat has high end finishes throughout starting with its custom aluminum hull and all the way up to its expansive roof top deck which has been known to have a few people jump off for a dip in the lake from time to time.

Seattle houseboats interiorSeattle houseboat features of this one:

  • Custom built to every detail in 2007 with hand finished woodwork throughout
  • Condominium fee simple owned moorage slip
  • 1000 Square feet inside
  • Large heated deck off living room
  • Expansive roof top deck
  • Gas cooking and fireplace
  • Upscale Viking appliances
  • Wine Fridge
  • Built ins/ storage galore
  • Dog/pet friendly
  • 2 bedrooms/1.5 baths
  • Brazilian Teak floors
  • Radiant floors in Master Bath
  • 100 Amp service
  • Whole House Sound System
  • Tongue & Groove hand finished Cedar ceilings
  • Garage Parking plus tons of guest street parking
  • Custom aluminum hull with high density insulating foam to avoid condensation plus has 8 yards of concrete for ballast

Eco Earth friendly finishes including:seattle houseboats

  • Paper Stone countertops
  • Jean scrap insulation
  • Certified lumber
  • Low volume washer/dryer
  • Low flow toilets
  • Osmo Environmental finish
  • On demand water heater
  • Recycled glass tile
  • Natural wool carpet
  • Electric Duffy companion boat

Seattle Houseboat Living at it’s finest:  Low dues of $180/month cover Lake Union moorage, water, electricity, use of gym in Lake Union Crew Building.  Want to see this one or other Seattle houseboats for sale right now?  We are happy to take you on a tour!

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