Great Seattle Houseboat Video of Fairview Landings From Komo 4

I love checking out all the videos I find on You Tube – here is one from Komo of the latest from the Fairview Landings Dock which is one of the newest docks in Eastlake – If you want to see Seattle houseboats for sale, let us know and we are happy to show you our favorites!

(This float probably has about 100,000 pounds of concrete, not 100 million pounds. My husband said that 100 million might be more than the Space Needle……. I had to look that up and the Space Needle itself weighs far less than 10,000,000 pounds. ) Awesome house just the same!!!! Enjoy!

3.5 million houseboat – almost at last check in MLS the latest price was $3,450,000.

Seattle Houseboats Open House: The Lake Union View

The View From My Seattle Houseboat  Open House On Lake Union today was quite extraordinary.  Life Afloat In Seattle ™ is extraordinary.

No wind, calm water, a few kayakers, one brave paddle-boarded, and lots of boats gliding past me as I had  The Ark open house today at Seattle Marina in North Lake Union.

Lake Union houseboats

Crew on Lake Union

Water has a wonderous way of relaxing you and Lake Union is no exception.  Seattle houseboats often have high traffic for the open houses. With a busy open house, I had to remember to not get too relaxed!  From my location, I managed to snap a great pic of  the Lake Union Moorage available right now at Ward’s Cove across the water in the Eastlake neighborhood.  Interesting enough, Ward’s Cove is a privately held Seattle based company encompassing fish processing in Alaska since the late 1920’s.  Salmon was a big business for Ward’s Cove back in the day but since they haulted this, they looked for another way to make a profit while still providing greatest and best use out of their prime Eastlake location.  So they decided to turn it into a mixed use space and welcome one more Seattle floating home community.

This is probably the last Seattle floating homes dock permitted since the lake can only hold so many of them.  With four Lake Union moorage slips sold at last check and eight more to go, these new construction floating homes sites are selling at a premium and a chance to build your dream home on the water’s edge.  As you can see here, the preparations have begun for one lucky floating home owner!

Wards Cove Lake Union

Ward’s Cove in Lake Union

Current Seattle Floating Homes Market – What is Happening Out There?

Besides rain, snow, and dull darkness?  A touch of sun here and a glimpse of blue sky there. The current Seattle houseboats market is stirring up as we trudge through Winter and many are starting to think about getting their floating homes and houseboats ready for the Spring 2011 market.

So, Current Seattle Houseboats Market – What is Happening Out There with floating homes on Lake Union and in Portage Bay?

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It is hard to weed through the actual Seattle floating homes in the NWMLS right now.  The code for them is 24-Houseboats, but that code is also used for houseboats that are vessels and more recently has been used for Lake Union moorage sites at Ward’s Cove.  In addition, there is a land home also mixed in with the houseboats because it is at the head of the dock… This can all be confusing for the consumer, so I have gone through and weeded through all the houseboat listings and pulled the Seattle floating homes from them.

There are only 6  Seattle floating homes for sale right now – 3 in Westlake, 3 in Eastlake, and no Portage Bay floating homes.  If your houseboat is on the market, then that is good news for you because competition is low.   Interested buyers in floating homes have increased in the last two weeks noticeably for us. This is getting the current Seattle houseboats for sale a lot more attention than in the previous holiday months.

Westlake houseboats for sale – There are three Seattle houseboats for sale in Westlake Cove right now.  They range in price from $299,000 to $850,000.  Westlake Cove is near the Fremont Bridge and on the Lake Union Loop with very easy parking and quick access Downtown – a perfect spot for Amazon employees or anyone coming to work at The Gates Foundation.

Eastlake Houseboats for sale – Also on the Lake Union Loop, there are also three Seattle houseboats for sale in Eastlake.  These range in price from $495,000 for a Seattle floating home on a leased dock to $3,450,000 for a contemporary wonder on the Fairview Landings dock.

Summary Seattle Houseboats data on actives– Seattle floating homes for sale range from $299,000 to $3,450,000 with an average of $1,020,494 and median list price of $562,475.

Pending Sales – There is one floating home on one of the Sleepless In Seattle docks that is pending at $975,000.

Last 30 days of escrow closings – Winter has been slow.  Over at Lee’s Mooring – 933 N Northlake Way Houseboat #14 closed on 1/12/2011.  It was listed for $799,950 and on the market for 249 days.  It sold for 90.88% of its list price with a final sales price of $727,000.

What’s Next?

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If you are a Seattle houseboat buyer, come out and see the inventory.  If you have seen them before, come see them again.  Sellers are willing to negotiate and your best opportunity is now before the market heats up.

If you are a Seattle houseboat seller, the inventory is low and that means competition is low. There are less buyers, but you can be sure to get in front of them.  As Spring approaches, think about what improvements or sprucing up you can do to get your houseboat ready for the market.

Call or email me if you want to see anything or need a check list:) 206-850-8841/courtney@seattleafloat.com

Seattle Floating Homes: Less Than $350,000 For This One!

Seattle Floating Homes: Interested in seeing what life is like on a Seattle floating home, but afraid of all the expenses? This is the very cheapest floating home on Lake Union! It is a great houseboat and has the ability for future potential because you can go up a level and get some great views!

The float size is a pretty good size at over 32 feet by 23 feet according to the last dive report and all systems are in good condition and ready for a new owner. The dues are low and cover many expenses including the moorage for the floating home, your portion of the real estate taxes for the dock, water, garbage, and sewer. The property taxes for the home itself are also affordable – who says living in a Seattle houseboat has to be expensive?

Throw your kayak or canoe in the lake and enjoy all that Seattle’s best location has to offer! This is a perfect condo alternative with huge investment potential for your future on this well managed and nicely maintained cooperatively owned dock. Want to see how this compares to other Seattle Houseboats for sale on Lake Union? Current Seattle floating homes listings start in the mid $700,000 range. This is a huge opportunity! Seller willing to put in new carpet so hurry and pick your own colors! Listing agent also willing to contribute $5000 towards your closing costs if you use one of our preferred buyers’ agents – contact realestate@CooperJacobs for additional details on the that credit.

We are available to talk now.