Seattle Houseboats: Seattle Floating Homes Are Tops For Seattle Waterfront

December 31, 2009

Seattle houseboats:  Seattle floating homes are the ultimate in Seattle waterfront property – Seattle houseboat inventory has been low lately – obviously a change in season has something to do with the fact that there are not that many houseboats for sale right now, but the interest in these floating homes is still going strong.

Lake Union Houseboats: And why shouldn’t it be?  Seattle has some beautiful waterfront properties all around the Puget Sound, but none are so perfect as a houseboat.

Seattle houseboats are the ultimate in waterfront living and Lake Union is the heart of the city.  Whether you are on the Eastlake, Southlake, Westlake, or Northlake side or in Portage Bay, Seattle floating homes offer an oasis for the waterfront lifestyle.

Seattle houseboat real estate market: If you are thinking about selling your Seattle floating home for some reason, please let us know as there are a ton of interested parties and not a lot of Seattle houseboat to go around!  You can see what I mean by checking out the slim pickings available right now:

Seattle houseboats for sale

In the mean time, stay warm and please have a safe and Happy New Year!

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Seattle Houseboats: Seattle’s Ultimate Waterfront Home is a Floating Home!

Seattle Houseboats: Seattle’s Ultimate Waterfront Home is a Floating Home!

Seattle Houseboats:  Looking for a Seattle floating home to live in? 

Houseboats in Seattle are a great waterfront choice because what could be better than living on the water? 

Seattle houseboat inventory is low right now and there are buyers out there looking to enter into this unique waterfront Seattle lifestyle – they are searching for Seattle houseboats for sale

Thinking about selling your floating home but wondering how the Seattle real estate market is affecting your value?

If you have a Lake Union or Portage Bay floating home right now might be a great time to put it on the market!  Seattle houseboats weren’t that affected by the local real estate market softening as they have always required strong buyers and solid financing.  Although there have been some houseboat foreclosures recently, most of the floating homes around Seattle were not financed on shaky ground.  Let us know if you need help… homes@SeattleAfloat.com

Seattle Houseboats: Yesterdays Weren’t Always The Best Times

Seattle Houseboats Yesteryears: They are indeed historical Seattle Houseboats:

 

Seattle houseboats were born of a brilliant cheap housing for people who could scavenge extra logs for floats.  It was economical housing at its best.  Although that isn’t necessarily the case anymore, it is important to recognize our roots in any situation!

Here is a great reminder of Seattle floating homes roots:

This picture was taken in the early 1950’s but it is a good example of early houseboats.

Picture is courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives item # 45982

Are you interested in Seattle floating homes?  Seattle has lots of waterfront real estate, but houseboats are a favorite and there are only a little over 500 of them left.

Seattle Houseboats: Creative Living & Part of Nature

Seattle Houseboats livingSeattle Houseboats: Creative Living & Part Of Nature: Seattle Houseboat Living is one of the most unique in Seattle:

Are you a creative person looking for your perfect Seattle waterfront nest?

As we go into the snowy winter this year, I wanted to share one of my favorite houseboat shots from this summer:

The “Duck Lodge” floating raft is located on one of the Eastlake Seattle floating home docks and a great way to welcome in Seattle’s nature.  This creative Seattle houseboater has made a duck house instead of a dog house on a floating raft attached to the float the home is on.

Lake Union Houseboats:  living close to nature!
Seattle houseboats living

Ducks aren’t the only nature a Seattle houseboat owner co-exists with.  Lake Union is a working lake with fish and fowl everywhere. Here is a peaceful guy.  For being right in the middle of the city, the banks of Eastlake are incredibly peaceful and a great place to land for Seattle waterfront homes

 Seattle Houseboats Big Force In Keeping Lake Union Clean

In what seems like thinly veiled political agendas, the Seattle houseboat community has long been targeted as being potentially harmful environmentally over the years.  The truth of the matter is that Seattle houseboat owners have been a major force in cleaning up Lake Union so that we all can enjoy it.  One of the requirements for living on a floating home successfully is a fondness and care for the environment.

seattle houseboats

Call /Text Molly 206-841-6800  houseboats@cooperjacobs.com

Seattle Houseboats: Floating Homes Market Update

Seattle Houseboats: Floating Home Market Update

Seattle Houseboats:  Looking for a 2009 Seattle floating home update?  Houseboats in Seattle have actually sold pretty well this year.  Seattle’s floating homes have weathered much of the lending issues associated with other homes because they have always been tricky for financing – requiring more money down, etc.  Despite this fact, there have been some very affordable floating homes in the Seattle real estate market this year.

Seattle Houseboats:  Current Numbers:  According to the numbers I just pulled out of the MLS, there are 18 Active Listings for Seattle houseboats.  Not all of these are floating homes, though.  Seattle houseboats is a broad term used to generally describe vessels, barges, and floating homes. Seattle floating homes are the only true residential category here. The active houseboat listings range in price from $60,000 for a vessel to $2,490,000 for an elaborate floating home.  The average price is $515,211 and the median is $349,450.  The average days on market for these is 157 days.  There are some nice choices in both Lake Union floating homes and Portage Bay.

You can find active Seattle houseboat listings here:

Seattle Houseboats

There are 5 Pending houseboats for sale right now in Seattle.  These range in list price from $149,000 to $2,200,000 with a median of $795,000 and average days on market of 116 days.

Seattle houseboats sold in the last six months: 14 of them!  They range from $48,000 – again for a vessel to $1,350,000 for a floating home (these are the final sales prices).  The average sales price was $550,175 and the median was $491,750.  The average days on market for these houseboats that sold was 87 days!

Are you interested in buying a Seattle houseboat?  We are happy to show you around some of our favorite neighborhoods in Seattle!

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