Additional Features Of This Seattle Floating Home
Bath Off Master, Double Pane Storm Windows, Dining Room, Walk-in Closet
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1.75 Baths
- Rooftop Deck
1213 E Shelby Street #13 Current For Sale two beds/ two baths/ 1250 square feet $945,000
Yes; Seattle floating homes do sell year round.
Two words: Indian Summer.
By Molly Cartwright, Seattle Houseboats Expert
I don’t know about you, but I completely look forward to our beautiful Indian Summers (a period of unusually dry, warm weather occurring in late autumn) here in the Pacific Northwest. I actually prefer the other definition of Indian Summer; a period of happiness occurring late in life.
Don’t wait until “late in life”. The time is now. Time to enjoy happiness all the time by living on a floating home in Seattle! We thought you’d like a quick snap shot of what the last six months have looked like for Seattle floating home sales.
12 Seattle floating homes sold with a median sold price of $747,500 on a 969 sq ft footprint.
The least expensive Seattle floating home sold for $475,000 was a darling one bed, one bath, 555 square feet; perfectly remodeled from head to toe in Portage Bay.
The most expensive floating home sold so far was a cool $2M on a fantastic co-op dock in Eastlake. It had beautiful outdoor spaces, custom built ins and only one bed, one bath over 1.367 square feet. Finishes were divine and the architecture was exquisite. One of our favorite Seattle floating homes just sold for $1.5M. Sitting pretty at the end of a condo owned Portage Bay dock, this home felt like a cabin on the water with privacy that can be sometimes hard to find on a floating home. It was so far out on the lake that you were able to high five kayakers as they paddled by.
Whether it’s Westlake, Eastlake, or Portage Bay if you’re looking for a unique lifestyle that is like no other in Seattle, you’ve come to the right place. There are some really fantastic floating homes on the market right now. Call Seattle Houseboats Experts Molly Cartwright or Courtney Cooper today and let’s talk.
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1100 Dexter Ave N Ste 275
Seattle, WA 98109
Seattle Lake Union Christmas Ships Are Back In 2015 –
Map of Parade route on Argosy Cruise site.
Christmas Ships On Lake Union: The 2015 Argosy Cruises Christmas Ships are part of their Christmas Ship Festival has its Parade of Boats Night on December 18th. The Parade of Boats is a long standing Seattle Tradition and a huge party of holiday living on Lake Union. Simply put, the holidays would not be the holidays in Seattle without the Christmas Ships. The holiday boats parade route begins at Fisherman’s Terminal in Magnolia, goes through the Fremont Cut into Lake Union. Northlake and Westlake floating homes are the first to see the beautiful parade of boats come into Lake Union as they make their way South along the west side of the lake before curving back up in South Lake Union and going along their way adjacent to Eastlake. Seattle houseboats in both Westlake and Eastlake have the very best vantage points, but there are a lot of parks along the way and throughout the Lake Union Loop making it an amazing site for all.
More thank just Christmas Ships Passing in 2015 – There are Performances, too!
The parade of Christmas Ships officially begins at 7:45 PM and ends just past Wards Cove at around 8:30. There will be performances along the way including one at Fisherman’s Terminal from 7:30 to 7:45, so get there early if that is your vantage point. Another performance will be at the Fremont Cut from 8:05 to 8:25 so a great place to watch the parade from is the Fremont Canal Park or also along the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Lake Union Holiday Tradition –
The Christmas Ships are a Lake Union tradition and a hug part of Seattle houseboat living and the Seattle holidays overall. It is such a lovely event that Argosy Cruises puts on. There is nothing quite like seeing the beautiful lit up boats parade through Lake Union and surrounding Seattle waterways. The reflections and pure holiday spirit are invigorating and worth every effort in finding parking. The other thing I forgot to mention is that you can register to have your boat in the parade if you like. There will judging as you enter Lake Union and there will be prizes for best decorated vessels in the following categories according to the Argosy site:
1. Peoples’ Choice Award (method of tallying votes TBA)
2. Best In Show
3. Best Seahawks 12’s Boat Theme
4. Best Santa, Reindeer Christmas Theme
5. Most Overall Christmas Lights with Holiday Spirit
6. Best Holiday Decorated Powerboat
7. Best Holiday Decorated Sailboat
8. Best Holiday Decorated Commercial Vessel
We are looking forward to seeing some of the creative Seattle Christmas Ships and can’t wait to be sipping our hot cocoa from our own choice spot on Lake Union. Please let us know if you are interested in learning more about life on Lake Union or in a Seattle floating home. We would love to show you our favorite Lake Union docks and Seattle houseboats. email: email@example.com call/text 206-841-6800
Seattle Houseboats in 2015 have been busy!
As of today, 19 Seattle Houseboats (Lake Union floating homes and housebarges only)have closed in escrow through the MLS. There have been many more off market closings on top of that number, but to give you an idea of the increased action on Lake Union, consider this: Last year in all of 2014 in the NWMLS 19 Seattle Floating homes and house barges closed. The entire year. You can see the detail here: Seattle Houseboats sales 2014 When looking at the MLS at this time last year, there were 11 Seattle floating homes and house barges that had closed. Add to that the fact that there are five Seattle floating homes pending in escrow in the MLS right now and 2015 promises to be a record setting year!
So here is what it looks like on the Seattle houseboats market right now:
There are 2 Seattle floating homes for sale that are marked Active in the MLS – priced between $750,000 and $1,495,000 – both of these Seattle houseboats for sale are Eastlake homes as opposed to Westlake or Portage Bay (BTW – there are also Seattle houseboats for rent currently, too, if you want to just try it out). As mentioned above, there are 5 Seattle floating homes that are pending – ranging in price from $179,000 to $1,150,000. Looking at the last 60 days of closed sales for floating homes, there are three:
2420 Westlake Ave N #7 sold for $875,000 on 8/18/2015
2017 Fairview Ave E #K sold for $959,000 on 9/9/2015
2821 Fairview Ave E #9 sold for $3,000,000 on 8/26/2015
You can see additional details on the above info here: Seattle houseboats market.
A quick note on that last sale above. 2821 Fairview Ave E is Wards Cove and this was our first resale from the Seattle floating homes new construction development in Eastlake. Obviously it was well received on the Seattle real estate market because it sold for 103.63% of its list price! You can see the full listing sheets for these sold Seattle houseboats here: Seattle houseboats SOLD and then details for all of 2015 Sold Seattle floating homes and housebarges here: 2015 Seattle houseboats sales
We look forward to seeing how the year ends in floating homes and housebarge sales in Seattle – please let us know if you need any information at all or are curious about the value of your floating home. call/text/email 206-841-6800 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Seattle Afloat®– The Seattle Houseboats Market Is Floating Despite Reports On Low Lake Union Levels…
Here we are in the final days of August 2015 already and the Seattle houseboats market has been incredibly surprising and action packed so far this year! Multiple reports on the risk associated with historically low Lake Union levels and still we are Afloat in Seattle™! As of this AM, in the last 30 days there have been 5 SOLD Seattle floating homes that have closed in escrow through the NWMLS. These are not the “For Sale By Owner” Seattle houseboats and these are just the Seattle floating homes – not the other types of Seattle houseboats like floating on water residences, etc. Just floating homes. Cooper Jacobs Real Estate has Seattle Realtors that specialize in Seattle houseboats and Seattle waterfront homes. (Seattle houseboats experts Molly Cartwright and I were involved in two of the last five sales below.)
- 2818 Boyer Ave E #2 in Portage Bay is a 1 bedroom, .75 bath 600 square foot Seattle floating home. It was built in 1930. It was listed for $395,000 and after 5 days on the market sold on 7/21/15 for $410,000 (103.80% of sales price to list price). $683.33/sq ft
- 2031 Fairview Ave E #N in Eastlake is a 885 square foot 1 bedroom and 1 bath home built in 1925. It was orignially listed for $510,000 and dropped its price to $499,000. After 90 days on market, it sold for $465,000 (93.19% sales price to list price). $525.42 square foot
- 2420 Westlake Ave #7 * in Westlake is a 1065 square foot 2 bedrom and 1.5 bath floating home that Molly and I listed. It was built in 1929, but completely redone and sold for $875,000 after 103 days on market (97.44 % sales price to list price) 821.60 a square foot *Cooper Jacobs Real Estate represented the Seller
- 1214 Hamlin Ave St #9 in Portage Bay – A 3 bedroom 2 bath 1500 square foot floating home built in 1971. It was listed and sold for $1,298,500 after 11 days on market. $865.67 square foot
- 2466 Westlake Ave N #19* in Westlake – Molly and I represented the buyer for this fabulous Seattle floating home. It is a 2 bedroom and 1.75 bath home built in 1940. It was listed and sold for $1,350,000 with 7 days on market. *Cooper Jacobs Real Estate represented the Buyer
So what is for sale in Seattle Houseboats world now on Lake Union?
There are five Seattle floating homes for sale in the MLS right now. These do not include Seattle houseboats for sale by owner. They range in price from $499,000 to $1,495,000 with an average days on market of 38 days. The median list price is $750,000. They are all in Eastlake! In addition there is one floating home that is pending in the MLS priced at $2,895,000 (Wards Cove).
Our favorite by far of course is a great floating home on The Log Foundation dock which happens to be one of the best run and most established coop on Lake Union. If you are looking for Seattle houseboat living, then this is a great choice! It is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom 1300 square feet floating home built in 1930 with lots of updates.
It is south facing! To be south facing and in Eastlake is highly coveted. This one is all one level and well oriented with the water. It is listed for $697,000. Please let us know if you would like to see it. It won’t last long. Also, if you are looking for Seattle houseboats for rent, there are some available right now (A lot of people ask about Seattle houseboats for vacation rental, but the majority of these homes are rented long term).
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