Houseboats For Sale In Seattle Soon To Be listed In The NWMLS Again
If you have been looking at Seattle houseboats for sale, then you know that some are in the MLS and some are not. As of July 24th, the NWMLS will be having more than before listed under style 24. Here is the latest according to the email I just received from the MLS:
As you probably know, effective July 24th, RCW 18.85 will be revised to allow real estate brokers to list and sell a “floating on-water residence, as defined in RCW 90.58.270.” In addition, RCW 88.02 will be revised to allow real estate brokers to list and sell floating on-water residences without being licensed as a vessel dealer.
RCW 90.58.270(6)(d) defines a floating on-water residence as “any floating structure other than a floating home, as defined under subsection (5) of this section, that: (i) Is designed or used primarily as a residence on the water and has detachable utilities; and (ii) whose owner or primary occupant has held an ownership interest in space in a marina, or has held a lease or sublease to use space in a marina, since a date prior to July 1, 2014.”
On July 24th, NWMLS will revise Style Code 24 from “Floating Home” to “Floating Home/On-Water RES.” The revision will automatically update the style code on floating home listings and doesn’t require any action from the listing broker.
Like with other listings, NWMLS will rely upon the listing firm to determine if a certain property is eligible to be listed. We will address questions/complaints with listings on a case-by-case basis.
The City of Seattle has a verification process for floating on-water residences. You can note in the listing that property has been verified by the City as a floating on-water residence or upload the verification as an attached document to the listing. You may want to do this so that other brokers know that the property has been verified by the City, however, the verification is not required by NWMLS.
If you are interested in learning more, then please do visit our Seattle Floating On-Water Residences page for additional information. Call/Text Molly or myself if you have questions or are interested in looking at Seattle houseboats for sale currently – on or off the MLS. 206-841-6800 or email houseboats@CooperJacobs.com
Seattle Houseboats On Lake Union – Inventory Is Afloat!
Seattle Is Afloat! There are several pending Seattle houseboats in the MLS as well, but I wanted to go ahead and get some basic info about what is available for sale on Lake Union right now. There are FIVE ACTIVE Seattle floating homes for sale currently in the NWMLS. There are also a couple Seattle houseboats for rent if you are interested in those so please let us know.
A quick note about Lake Union water homes definitions… (This post is about justSEATTLE FLOATING HOMES for sale. The term “Seattle houseboats” is an umbrella term which covers floating homes, vessels, barges, and now Seattle floating on-water residences. It has recently become unnecessarily more intricate than it ever needed to be, but it is what it is and we would be happy to help clarify it for you. Historically, though, Seattlelites refer to all forms of these types of floating abodes as “Seattle Houseboats“.)
OK, back to the Lake Union news! There are five Seattle floating homes that are for sale currently. They range in price from $395,000 for a 1 bedroom in Portage Bay to $1,595,000 for a 2 bedroom floating gem in the prestigious Mallard Cove floating homes community in Eastlake. The median list price of these incedible Lake Union floating residences is $948,000 which also happens to be the list price of our Westlake floating home for sale right now. There are two Eastlake houseboats for sale in this mix, two in Portage Bay, and one in Westlake. All three Lake Union houseboats communities offer different Seattle Waterfront Living℠ styles and each one is unique in character and charm. The average days on market is 21 days currently and the average dollar per square foot is $802.91 per square foot. Square footage on floating home docks is not a reliable source of value always because there are so many structures of ownership to take into account. Each Seattle floating home is different and there are also no two docks alike on Lake Union.
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If you are interested in Seattle Houseboat Living, then please let us know. We would be happy to help you find your perfect spot to live Lake Union Afloat℠! Call/Text/Email anytime.
On the awesome Tenas Chuck dock with owned moorage for its Seattle floating homes, this adorable 1 bedroom Lake Union houseboat is sure to please. It has two stories and lots of opportunity for living Sleepless in Seattle style!!!
Asking $499,000, but all reasonable offers considered. Live Your life Afloat In Seattle ™
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Seattle floating homes inventory is LOW.. surprise surprise
For sale on the Lake Union floating homes market and on the acclaimed Tenas Chuck cooperative dock, is Seattle Houseboat C for sale for $499,000. (UPDATE: THIS SEATTLE HOUSEBOAT IS NO LONGER FOR SALE) 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℠?
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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!
We are Sponsors of the Peaceful Portage Bay 2016 Floating Home Tour
SOLD! 2 Bedrooms w/ Boat Moorage
1213 E Shelby St #2: Enjoy life in Portage Bay -Light & bright home offers wonderful on lake living + great in-city lifestyle. Abundant w/ natural beauty & wide open channel views, a perfect place to sit back & watch the boat parade between Lake Union & Lake Washington. Best of waterfront living + private dock-maintained garden oasis on land, private storage unit, convenient loading/unloading parking, Additional moorage for boat, accessory float for kayaks, bike storage, lots of built-ins & high end finish work.$925,000
SOLD! Gorgeous Remodeled Floating Home With Open Views
1213 E Shelby St #13: Life on the shores of Portage Bay is a unique lifestyle like no other. Enjoy a comfortable 2 bedroom, 2 bath floating home with over 1200 square feet of lake living. Views of the lapping water as you sip your morning coffee before launching your SUP or kayak. Gleaming hardwoods on the main and a charming updated bathroom plus guest room. Lots of room for all your toys & fabulous entertaining home.Large master suite including private office, covered deck, & bonus room upstairs. Own your moorage! $945,000
Eastlake Floating Home SOLD
2331 Fairview Ave E #X: Picture yourself living a fabulous Lake Union lifestyle in this beautiful floating home. Well maintained and remodeled, this south facing home has a sunny disposition and is the perfect place to let the summer in. Gorgeous kitchen with upscale appliances has eating bar and dining room with warm wood floors and French doors that open up to your own private deck retreat. Listen to the seaplanes while you sip coffee or take your kayak or SUP out for a jaunt on the lake without the heavy lifting. Pending $650,000
SOLD: Eastlake Floating Home
SOLD: 2207 Fairview Ave E #11
Live the iconic lifestyle you have only dreamed about! Located in Eastlake’s enclave of floating homes on Lake Union, this mid-dock beauty is completely remodeled with an open floor plan. Boasting vaulted ceilings and hardwoods, this home is incredibly light and bright and has a new kitchen! Enjoy cozy extras like the heated bathroom floor plus it has new electrical, plumbing, windows & insulation throughout. With an actual growing willow tree and a fabulous relationship to the water, this is home is a great place to live Life Afloat In Seattle. SOLD
**SOLD**Seattle Floating Home For Sale: $677,500
**SOLD***Look no further. You've just discovered the quintessential Eastlake Floating Home. The massive float size is perfect to entertain on your south facing deck. One bedroom & one smaller. Third room for another bedroom, office or den. Newly remodeled kitchen, with gas range, stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops. Well established Log Foundation Co-op. Great location to enjoy all the Eastlake activities. Moorage with co-op approval. Welcome Home!
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2 – bedrooms
2 – 3/4 bathrooms
1065 Square feet
42 x 24 float
Ownership in a Co-op owned dock
Additional ownership in a Marina
Sold for $875,000
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SMP Forms & Info For Floating on-water Residences, Floating Homes, House Barges, and VDUs (Click Image)
Luxury Floating Home
Enjoy life afloat and views of seaplanes: Highly sought after gated luxury dock is an exclusive community in Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood. No need to settle or downsize to take advantage of this quintessential Seattle waterfront lifestyle because this home has it all. Miele appliances, Quartz counter tops, Italian Sandstone floors, Italian cabinetry, more. Aside from the thoughtful details and sleek upscale finish work, enjoy the roof top deck, secured parking, and moorage for your companion boat. $3,200,000
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2017 Fairview Ave E #O:
Welcome to life afloat on the extremely desirable and most southern dock in Eastlake! This adorable two bedroom floating home has a wrap around deck and wide channel views. Open floor plan with beautiful and bright lighted spaces allows for comfortable living and easy entertaining in this great community. Kitchen is updated and has heated floors, new carpet, paint, and lots of great details. Own your own slip and boat moorage possible with community approval. Pet friendly dock. Click on the picture for more info or feel free to call us for a private showing.
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Sleepless In Seattle Houseboat
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