Seattle floating homes inventory has been the story on Lake Union all through 2012 and continues to be a significant consideration into 2013.
Currently, there are only 4 Seattle floating homes for sale – three of which are in the million dollar plus range. The lowest priced Seattle floating home for sale right now is priced at $499,000 and in the Eastlake neighborhood. There are two in Portage Bay for sale right now and one on the Roanoke Reef dock in Eastlake. The price on these range from $499,000 for 2331 Fairview Ave E #C to $1,675,000 for 10 E Roanoke Street # 10 – both listed by Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Seattle Floating Homes Brokers Courtney Cooper and Molly Cartwright.
There are three floating homes pending inspection or pending right now as well. One is in Portage Bay for just under $500,000, and two are in Eastlake and priced between $475,000 and $825,000. Both of these were on the market for under 30 days demonstrating the demand from current Seattle floating home prospective buyers.
One Seattle floating home in Roanoke Reef (#3) has closed in the last 30 days. It was listed for $1,490,000 and sold for $1,357,000.
Getting it ready for the houseboat market: One component of a quick sale is proper preparation. This requires a broker who specializes in not only floating homes, but innovative and creative marketing that is unique when compared to other brokers. Courtney Cooper with help from Molly Cartwright initially listed the floating home located at 2031 Fairview Ave E (Houseboat # E) and the recipe for success was put in place which included a variety of ingredients.
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A luxury home Stager was brought in and a professional photographer lined up. A housekeeper contributed to the process as well. Cooper Jacobs Real Estate already owns the domain for this dock address (as well as others around the lake) so setting up a website that specializes in the listings that they represent on these docks is an extremely useful tool for consumers when looking for floating homes. We have other sites that we feature our listings on as well as the address site including CooperJacobs.com. SeattleAfloat.com, and many more. Your Seattle floating home will be found by anyone looking. In fact, they can’t avoid finding it.
You can reach brokers who specialize in houseboats at [email protected] If you are interested in learning more about the current market or finding our the value of your Seattle floating home, you can email: [email protected] In addition, here is the full detail sheet of the current 2013 market: Seattle Floating Homes 2013 Market.