University Bridge: A Different Point of View
I couldn’t resist taking this shot. I’m sure they feel like it’s their own private idaho. Two little houseboats sittin’ in a tree….
Current Seattle Houseboats For Sale – Seattle Floating Homes Market Highlight:
Summer is unofficially here even with the rain and the sun breaks have been nice. My Seattle houseboats double open house yesterday was well visited and it is easy to see that while summer may still be right around the corner, it is officially Seattle houseboats season! So I am declaring open season on Seattle floating homes – and here is a great summary of the choices you have out there right now for floating homes.
***Remember: not all Seattle houseboats are floating homes – Floating homes are the ones that are like regular houses except that their foundations happen to be of giant logs or other floating material. Of course, I would also venture to say that none are really like “regular” houses anyway…***
There are 8 Seattle floating homes for sale right now ranging in price from $349,990 to $799,950. There are also some nice slips available for one of the only new Seattle houseboats docks we have had in years: So for luxury Lake Union Moorage, you should check out Ward’s Cove.
Affordable Seattle Houseboats? If you are wanting to get your foot in the door so to speak to the floating homes world, but don’t want to buy a vessel, then you should consider the most affordable Seattle floating home on Lake Union! Many people don’t even stop to consider that a floating home could be affordable, but this one not only has a great price, it also has low low taxes and dues on an owned moorage dock! How low? How about $584 a year for the taxes of your home and only $300 a month for dues? And by the way, the dues cover not only the moorage of the floating home, but also the taxes on the dock, water, sewer, garbage, and misc. dock community expenses. This is cheaper than a condo and even a house plus you get the Seattle floating homes lifestyle on Lake Union and easy access to Downtown Seattle, Queen Anne, South Lake Union, and Fremont… Why would you ever choose a condo or house over this??? From the roof of the home, there is a great view of the Lake, Queen Anne, and Gasworks which you could capture if you decided to go up a level (which is allowed up to 18 feet from the water)! It already has a great sleeping loft and wonderful high ceilings. There is a ton of potential here!!! This is the cheapest Seattle waterfront home I know of!
Here is another affordable Seattle floating home with one of the largest decks I have seen! You also have the option of moorage for a boat along side your deck up to 20 feet. Two bedrooms, one bath, plus an unheard of sauna make this Seattle houseboat a one of a kind. Gorgeous French doors out to the back wrap around deck and lovely Dutch doors at your entry to keep all the geese out. This one is often mistaken for the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat by passing tourists for its color scheme, large deck, and similar lines, but it is in the peaceful corner of Westlake Cove with lapping water to lull you to sleep at night. This is a great lifestyle! This pet friendly dock is full of considerate and creative neighbors with gorgeous front porches and lush plantings all along the edges of the homes here. Buy this Seattle floating home and you are a partial owner to the dock with low dues at $350 a month and low taxes at only $1053 a year. The dues cover your home’s moorage, dock taxes, water, sewer, garbage, and other dock misc needs, plus there is a shared wireless internet on the dock. Lots of reserves and careful maintenance make this co-op dock a strong financial force for your future home ownership.
Are you looking for the ultimate Seattle waterfront lifestyle? Life on Lake Union? These are some great choices – let me know if you want to see them for yourself! courtney@SeattleAfloat.com
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:
In the mean time, stay warm and please have a safe and Happy New Year!
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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.
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