Interested in dipping your feet into Lake Union’s Houseboat Community?
Seattle floating homes are few and far between – there are around 500 of them in the city and only about a dozen sell each year. Here is a one bedroom with a rooftop deck: 2025 Fairview Ave E It is a really good option if you want a nice combination of modern and Seattle houseboat living. Seattle houseboats offer a unique perspective to waterfront living.
The “Higher” Costs Of Living on A Seattle Floating Home:
Many Seattle floating homes buyers are misinformed as to the cost of living on these. Yes, dollar for dollar as far as square footage goes, there is a premium, but compared to other Seattle waterfront homes, this seems irrelevant. The interesting part is that the cost of actually living in a Seattle floating home is significantly less than a land home once you purchase it. The taxes are less and the dues cover a lot of the utilities you would pay more for in a land home. For instance, the taxes on this Seattle floating home are only around $2000/year. In a land home, they would be $3000 or more easily.
Here is the description of this Seattle houseboat from the MLS:
This is a great opportunity to live life afloat and own your own moorage and great well run co-op dock! Extremely stylish floating home has a beautiful owner’s suite perched on the second floor. Nice open floor plan, kitchen with stainless steel appliances opening up to a casual great room. Fun decks and spaces, plus a roof top deck!
Let us know if you are interested in a private showing of this Seattle floating home or others. We can help you find Seattle floating homes on and off the market and have our fingers on the pulse of this market. We are happy to help you whether you are buying or selling and will work hard for you!
Courtney Cooper (Courtney@CooperJacobs.com 206.850.8841)