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?
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.
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.
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