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