Seattle Houseboats: Floating Home Market Update
Seattle Houseboats: Looking for a 2009 Seattle floating home update? Houseboats in Seattle have actually sold pretty well this year. Seattle’s floating homes have weathered much of the lending issues associated with other homes because they have always been tricky for financing – requiring more money down, etc. Despite this fact, there have been some very affordable floating homes in the Seattle real estate market this year.
Seattle Houseboats: Current Numbers: According to the numbers I just pulled out of the MLS, there are 18 Active Listings for Seattle houseboats. Not all of these are floating homes, though. Seattle houseboats is a broad term used to generally describe vessels, barges, and floating homes. Seattle floating homes are the only true residential category here. The active houseboat listings range in price from $60,000 for a vessel to $2,490,000 for an elaborate floating home. The average price is $515,211 and the median is $349,450. The average days on market for these is 157 days. There are some nice choices in both Lake Union floating homes and Portage Bay.
You can find active Seattle houseboat listings here:
There are 5 Pending houseboats for sale right now in Seattle. These range in list price from $149,000 to $2,200,000 with a median of $795,000 and average days on market of 116 days.
Seattle houseboats sold in the last six months: 14 of them! They range from $48,000 – again for a vessel to $1,350,000 for a floating home (these are the final sales prices). The average sales price was $550,175 and the median was $491,750. The average days on market for these houseboats that sold was 87 days!
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