Seattle Floating homes Market Mid Summer Update 2013
There are currently 9 Seattle floating homes for sale that are marked as Active. This number DOES NOT include slips at Ward’s Cove or vessels/barges. This is only for actual Seattle floating homes. If you are interested in learning more about the differences between these diffferent types of Seattle houseboats, then we are happy to help guide you through the differences in all aspects.
The 9 Seattle floating homes for sale right now range in price from $229,000 for a Portage Bay floating home with no owned moorage to $1,250,000 for another Portage Bay floating home with owned moorage. In between, all the others are in Fairview in Eastlake with one exception of another Portage Bay Place floating home. The average dollar per square foot for those active homes is $840.02, but that little guy in Portage Bay is seriously throwing off those numbers because it sits at $458/square foot which is consistent with its lack of owned moorage. The other dollar per square foots range form $623.75 to $1,250.00 a square foot. With floating homes, it really is about the amenities that come with the home. Does it have owned moorage for secure ownership? Does it have space for a recreational boat to be tied up to the home? Is there parking? Roof top deck? Style of home? Size of float, view, location on the dock itself, the list goes on. Long story short, there will always be a range and each home is different. Getting an evaluation from one of us is the best way to find out how much yours is worth and we are happy to talk to you!
There are 2 Seattle floating homes that are pending right now – waiting to close at escrow. These are both Eastlake floating homes on Fairview and are priced at $839,000 for a 910 sq foot 2 bedroom 1.75 bath and $1,195,000 for a 1294 square foot 3 bedroom 1.75 bath floating home. The average dollar per square foot on these is $922.74 and the median price is $1,017,000. One other floating home on the North side of the lake in Fremont at the Lee’s Mooring dock has gone pending inspection. It is listed for $1,495,000 with 1928 square feet.
In the last 30 days there have been 5 Seattle floating homes that have closed according to the MLS. These houseboat listings range in listing price from $895,000 to $1,598,000 and range in sales price from $895,000 to $1,450,000 with an average dollar per square foot at $902.08 and a median price of $975,000. You can see full details here: floating homes market 07302013
My two favorites on the market right now?
2031 Fairview Ave E #G in Eastlake AMAZING view and huge float here – beautiful interiors – go up a level or bump it out for even more square footage. Big time investment opportunity or live in it as is because it is insanely beautiful! 2 bedrooms $1,188,000
2207 Fairview Ave E #8 in Eastlake – beautiful vaulted ceilings and wonderful channel views along with some pretty awesome finishes make this my pick for great houseboats under a million. Huge deck and great space for a boat! 2 bedroom $799,000
Seattle Floating Homes Houseboat Market Wrap Up
Seattle Floating Homes Houseboat Market Wrap Up –
A lot can happen in a week or two! The Seattle housbeoat market seems to be heating up a bit –
Recent Seattle Houseboats moving from Active status in the MLS –
Charles Buell During A Seattle Floating Homes Inspection
Pending Properties range from a Portage Bay Houseboat on Hamlin Street listed for $645,000 to a beautiful end of dock Eastlake Seattle floating home with huge sweeping views of the city priced at $2,250,000. In between there are two other pending sales in both Westlake and Portage Bay. The median price of these Seattle Houseboats for sale in the MLS is $845,000. In addition to these pending houseboats, there is one that has sold and closed in the last month. 2031 Fairview Ave E #E was listed at $749,000 and sold for $676,500 in 62 days on market which is much lower than the current average days on market of 143 days.
Seattle Houseboats for Sale in the MLS right now –
Lots to choose from in EVERY price range and style. Current offerings range from $325,000 for a 100 year old historical beauty to $3,800,000 for a newer concrete floating architectural wonder complete with underwater porthole windows. Although there is a big range, the median list price of the current offerings is at $622,475. You can find Seattle floating homes for sale right now in Westlake, University District, Northlake, Eastlake, and Portage Bay – both owned and leased dock moorage is attached to various properties so make sure and get the details about each type.
Want to see more info on what is out there including listing photos and virtual tours?
A view across to Eastlake Houseboats from the Sleepless in Seattle Dock
Here are some useful links, but make sure and call me if you want to see something or just have questions. You can also text or email me if that is easier. (courtney@SeattleAfloat.com / 206-850-8841)
Seattle Houseboats for Sale (all current listings no matter who lists them)
2321 Fairview Ave E – Really great 2 bedroom with loft and rooftop deck available right now $595,000
Eastlake Houseboat – check out this state of the art modern houseboat featured in upcoming issue of Coastal Living
Historical Houseboat For Sale – $325,000 – and amazing buy and the most affordable Seattle floating home on the market in some time.
Almost Sleepless in Seattle Houseboat – often mistaken for the movie icon, this Seattle houseboat is a great buy!
Some fun sites with Seattle Houseboat Docks Pictures –
2369 Fairview (Fairview Landing) Roanoke Reef Houseboats Mallard Cove Houseboats (2600 Fairview)