2017 Fairview Ave E #O:
Welcome to life afloat on the extremely desirable and most southern dock in Eastlake! This adorable two bedroom floating home has a wrap around deck and wide channel views. Open floor plan with beautiful and bright lighted spaces allows for comfortable living and easy entertaining in this great community. Kitchen is updated and has heated floors, new carpet, paint, and lots of great details. Own your own slip and boat moorage possible with community approval. Pet friendly dock. Click on the picture for more info or feel free to call us for a private showing.
Seattle Houseboats For Sale: SOLD
*** SOLD*** Closed on 12/19/2014 for a final sales price of $235,000.
This floating home is the one you have been looking for. Finally write that novel! $229,000
Call or text: 206-841-6800
Seattle Realtor Courtney Cooper Featured In Seattle Homes & Lifestyles
Click cover to read more from the May/June 2011 Seattle Homes & Lifestyles Magazine featuring Cooper Jacobs Real Estate and Seattle Houseboat Realtor Courtney Cooper.
Cooper Jacobs Real Estate / SeattleAfloat.com listing on the Today Show!
Welcome Home to Houseboat # 8 On The Flo Villa Dock in Seattle’s Celebrated Lake Union
Here is your opportunity to live in a cherished Seattle floating home with the security of OWNED moorage. In addition, tie your boat up to your houseboat! This home has been lovingly and thoughtfully finished with an upscale and green remodel. Open floor plan which is drenched in light and beauty. 2 bedrooms and a gorgeous lavish bath with stellar surfaces every where you look. Don’t miss the opportunity to live this lifestyle!
For more info or your own private showing:
Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 email@example.com
This Historic Seattle floating home is your most affordable way to dip your toes in Lake Union!
spacious sleeping loft, office, 1 bath, front and back deck, owned moorage on co-op dock, low dues, BETTER than a condo!
SOLD!!! OWN YOUR OWN DOCK – NO DUES!
No Dues & Own Your Moorage For This Floating Home!
Fabulous fee simple Lake Union oasis!
Mixed use between residential & C140 Commercial waterfront property: live on the lake & run your biz here, too! 34+ feet of Lake Union End of dock (because it is the dock!!!) waterfrontage with a remodeled 2 bedroom floating home with companion float for kayaks, etc., an additional lakeside cottage, boat slip (+/- 35 feet), and an unheard of 2 off street parking spaces -PLUS a yard!
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The Log Foundation, The Lake Union, Wandesforde, DOX, Fairview Moorings, Boston Rose, Tenas Chuck, Willow Dock, Flo Villa, Phoenix Moorage, Mallard Cove, Roanoke Reef, TUI TUI, Fairview Landing, Hamlin Pier, 2460 Sleepless Inc, Westlake Cove, Nesika Chuck, Willow Cove, Houseboat Harbor, Portage Bay Condo, Brackett, Boyer on the Bay, Boat Street, Dock Society, The Old Boathouse, Lee's Moorings, Dock Henderson, Shelby Group, Fuhrman Dock, Salix, 2420 Co-op, more - You can find Seattle houseboats (floating homes) on Fairview Ave E in Eastlake, Westlake Ave N in Westlake and also under the Aurora Bridge and in Northlake, on E Shelby, N Northlake Way, E Hamlin Street, Boat Street at UW, Boyer Ave E, Fuhrman Ave E, Portage Bay Place E, 10 E Roanoke.
You have to go back over a hundred years and look beyond Lake Union to see the roots of Seattle houseboats. Beth Means and Bill Keasler wrote a great piece about Seattle houseboats history on The Seattle Floating Homes Association website. Seattle Floating homes have played a significant part in shaping the city’s history and landscape. We at Seattle Afloat have a whole category on this site dedicated to it: Seattle houseboats history on Seattle Afloat.
There is also a great spot to see amazing pictures and get more information on HistoryLink where the site describes various houseboats around Seattle and their origins:
“Some of these communities — especially those off the Madison Park and Leschi neighborhoods on Lake Washington — were formed by the well-to-do who enjoyed summering aboard their fancy abodes. Others — along the Elliott Bay waterfront, the Duwamish River, Harbor Island, Salmon Bay, Lake Union, Portage Bay, and Union Bay — were mainly inhabited by workers struggling to stay financially afloat.. “
Howard Droker wrote the fascinating book Seattle’s Unsinkable Houseboats in 1977 and there is a great video about Seattle houseboats featuring him on the http://www.lakeunionhistory.org/ website. I have embedded it here because it is worth a watch:
If you are curious about Seattle houseboats and interested in purchasing a Seattle floating home, then please let us know. These are special homes and the ultimate in Seattle waterfront living. You should work with real estate agents who understand the ins and outs of Seattle houseboats. Molly and I understand all of the unique intricacies of the Seattle floating home world and we are happy to help you. We can also help you with the various FSBO floating homes available across the lake.
You can reach Molly at 206-841-6800 or Molly@CooperJacobs.com or me at 206-850-8841 or Courtney@cooperjacobs.com
Cooper Jacobs Real Estate for all your realty needs – we have brokers who specialize in all Seattle neighborhoods and suburbs.
A few random Lake Union thoughts – Would love to hear some of your thoughts, too….
Seattle Floating Homes Association Website – One word: Gorgeous. The updated Floating Homes Association website is fresh and beautiful.. I am jealous I didn’t make it myself. Love it. Kudos! You can see it here: www.seattlefloatinghomes.org Jann, I know you had a hand in that and it’s amazing! You can see all the newsletters, updates, tour info, etc. I particularly am fond of the Seattle houseboats history page.
Reality TV and Seattle houseboats. It’s been overdone already. Have you watched those shows on HGTV and other channels? Molly and I get phone calls almost every other week from producers hoping to film the next reality TV show featuring Seattle houseboats and us. They ask us to be on these shows, but we say NO. We STRONGLY believe that protecting the Seattle houseboat community’s privacy is far more important than cheap fame for ourselves. We appreciate all that the Seattle floating home community has given to us and we would never ever cross what we feel is a strong trust boundary.
FSBO Seattle floating homes – Word on the docks is lots of private sales going on. Last night it was the talk of the Seattle Floating Homes Association meeting. Molly verified it with Krista Todd at Sound Community and I verified it with Phil Miller who is a local legend and closes most of the floating homes in escrow. Of course being real estate agents, we are partial to the idea of listing your home in the NWMLS (with Cooper Jacobs Real Estate preferably), but putting that aside, why aren’t you listing your floating home with a Realtor (please also make sure they are actual dues paying Realtors who abide by a code of ethics)? The Realtor’s commissions aren’t that high in comparison with how much more money the open real estate market would bring you in the form of a higher sales price. I know news travels fast on the docks when someone is ready to sell, but even that can’t compare to the global exposure the MLS and the internet offer. I would love to hear some feedback on this. Many FSBO buyers have the false misconception that if they go around the listing agent then they will be able to get the home for a discount to the tune of that full listing broker and selling broker commission. That simply isn’t true. While the seller may be willing to give you somewhat of a discount, in most cases they will more likely want to pocket the savings of not listing it themselves. Any discount you could have gotten would easily be beaten by a skilled real estate agent in a negotiation.
That’s it for now – as always, thank you for your business. Molly and I love serving this community and look forward to doing it for a long time. please email us or call us if you need anything at all – Molly Cartwright 206-841-6800 Molly@CooperJacobs.com Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 Courtney@CooperJacobs.com We are Seattle Houseboats Realtors.
Here are some of the features in this floating home as well as the remarks from the MLS listing:
2 – bedrooms
2 – 3/4 bathrooms (1 on main and 1 upper)
1065 Square feet
42 x 24 float
Ownership in a Co-op owned dock
Additional ownership in a Marina
“Whether you are looking for the serenity and inspiration of a lake home or you want to invite all your friends over for a party on your roof top deck, this is the one you have been waiting for. This gorgeous Westlake floating home is dialed in and located on a pet friendly and very sought after dock in Lake Union! Completely remodeled in 2008 with all new surfaces and appliances plus immaculate upstairs master suite and another bedroom/office on the main level. Lots of storage and extras!”
Ownership in a Marina – Another interesting asset of this Westlake floating home:
This is a unique dock on the lake in that it has its own marina! In all of houseboat living, this is not common. There are 9 slips in this Westlake marina location. Each of the 12 floating home owners on the dock have a 1/12 interest in this marina which is separately financed and being paid for in part by coop fees. It is on schedule to be paid off in 2019. The idea is that once the Marina is paid off in full, it will generate enough income to perhaps eliminate the coop dues altogether and could even provide additional income.
Would you like more information on these sales or Seattle floating homes both off and on the market?
Molly Cartwright 206.841.6800
Courtney Cooper 206.850.8841 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Seattle waterfront homes and Seattle Houseboats Realtors
New Seattle houseboats for sale coming in the market this week. There are some great Seattle houseboat opportunities according to what we have heard so reserve your appointment to see them asap.
The real estate inventory for Seattle floating homes has been so low for all of 2015 thus far so it’s exciting to know that we have so many great new options coming on the lake. Price ranges start in the high $300k range and go up into the multi millions so there is something for everyone in this batch of Seattle houseboats for sale – including houseboats in Westlake, Eastlake, and Portage Bay. There are new construction Seattle floating homes, and historicSeattle houseboats as well as everything in between.
In addition, Molly and I have been working on some other cool off market Seattle houseboats sales. Please let us know if you want to see a summary of all Seattle floating homes sold in the last year – both on and off the market for comp purposes. We are happy to look at your Seattle floating home if you would like a current market value.
Looking for Seattle houseboats for rent? Here is a cute little Seattle Floating Home For Rent
Available April 15th or May 1st.
Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a Seattle floating home? Now is your chance! Kick back in this remodeled one bed, one bath home and enjoy the sights and sounds. Approximately 1,000 square feet inside and about 25′ outside for your boat moorage. Beautiful kitchen with eating space, lofty ceilings, new windows, carpet and hardwoods, washer and dryer.
$3500 per month with first, last and deposit.
Please absolutely no pets and no smoking anywhere on the dock.
Call or text Molly Cartwright if you’re interested.
206-841-6800 / email: email@example.com
Seattle Houseboats Market Update: What’s Out There?
wide open views
In the MLS, there are three Seattle houseboats for sale currently in the Seattle floating homes category. They all three have a 1 in front of them. As in ONE MILLION. Specifically, there is one available in Portage Bay for $1.1M and two Seattle houseboats available in Eastlake (including one of the Roanoke Reef floating homes) ranging in price from $1,599,900 to $1,795,000. There is also a Seattle houseboat for rent in Eastlake at the end of the dock. In escrow, there is one Seattle floating home on Fairview in Eastlake that is pending – priced just over a million dollars.
Seattle Houseboats Sold
In the last 60 days in the MLS for Seattle houseboats sales, there have been two recorded. Both of these Seattle floating homes were priced under a million dollars…
3012 Fuhrman Ave E #D Listed on 11/22/2014 by Seattle Houseboats Realtor Molly Cartwright and me of Cooper Jacobs Real Estate for $229,000 and under contract officially on 11/25/2014. It closed with a final sales price of $235,000 on 12/18/2014. This little Portage Bay floating home was an absolute writer’s paradise – a perfect Lake Union get away!
2207 Fairview Ave E #1 Listed by another company on 6/25/2014 and went pending in October on 10/07/2014 and then closed another two months later on 12/5/2014. So six month on the market – listed at $800,000 and sold for 91.25% of that asking at a final sales price of $730,000. It’s a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath Eastlake floating home with 986 square feet and built in 1920.
Overall on The Seattle Houseboats Market…….
The story with Seattle houseboats is still inventory. Anything under $500,000 is moving faster than other price ranges. That being said with the proper exposure, the right buyers will find your floating home. If you are a buyer, then there are options in the MLS as long as you are willing to shell out the money that this unique Seattle waterfront homes lifestyle affords. Molly is a good contact because she knows of AT LEAST THREE Seattle houseboats that are available or will be soon if you are looking for something specific. Utilizing a Seattle houseboats broker is key if you are going to be successful in being alerted immediately if something may be or is available. You can reach her at 206-841-6800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to drop me a line as well. We love our jobs and it shows. We are excited to work with you!
Molly Cartwright, Seattle Realtor 206-841-6800 or email@example.com
Dead of Seattle winter during the holiday break… what could possibly be shaking down on Seattle Houseboats real estate?
Not a ton, although, if you are a buyer, this is a great time to get out there because you have no competition on the lake or otherwise.
Right now there are only a couple choices in Seattle floating homes for sale and they are both priced between $1.1M and $1.6M – one in Eastlake and one in Portage Bay.
As far as recent sold Seattle houseboats, Molly and I listed the little guy in Portage bay at 3012 Fuhrman Ave N, Slip #D for $229,000 and it closed just before Christmas on 12/19 with a final sales price of $235,000. We also listed and sold the Seattle floating home on 2331 Fairview Ave E, Slip #A which closed on 10/31/2014 and had a final selling price of $345,000.
Other recent Seattle floating homes for sale that have closed in escrow are as follows:
2207 Fairview Ave E #1 Listed for $800,000 and sold for $730,000 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths 986 sq feet closed 12/9/2014
2351 Fairview Ave E #K Listed for $1,150,000 and sold for $1,100,000 2 bedrooms, 1.75 baths 1300 square feet closed on 11/14/2014
There are quite a few off market Lake Union and Portage Bay Seattle houseboats opportunities at the moment as well. Spring will being more of these listings to light, so let us know what you are looking for and we will keep you in mind as they come up. Molly 206-841-6800 Courtney 206-850-8841 firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle houseboats for sale: This one is going to sell fast. I know you hear this a lot, but this one is definitely going to sell fast. It’s what they call a “no brainer” in the world of Seattle houseboats and probably Seattle real estate in general…
$345/mo for the slip with a 30 year lease
Here’s the listing remarks from our Seattle houseboats page:
Perfect houseboat to finally write that novel or just get away from it all! This adorable studio houseboat offers a unique & fun atmosphere. Throughout the seasons, enjoy this living or working environment as you watch a parade of boats go by. Open studio floor plan with cozy fireplace plus bright and beautiful French doors that open up to your very own piece of Seattle waterfront. With a large deck and room for your toys, this is one of the most charming and affordable pieces of waterfront!
Call or text us if you want more info… 206-841-6800 Molly or 206-850-8841 Courtney @Cooper Jacobs Real Estate – Molly and I specialize in Seattle houseboats, Seattle waterfront, Seattle floating homes, and we love our clients!
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This floating home is the one you have been looking for.
Seattle Houseboats: Enduring Over 100 Years And Still Floating. This particular one hasn’t been around quite that long, but long enough for it to be a site!
Yes. It floats.
Seattle houseboats have been afloat for over one hundred years now. It all started when a few resourceful and down on their luck people decided to basically start tying loose logs up and forming rafts. A little time before 1909 Seattle came up with an ingenious way to raise money for the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition. This world’s fair eventually shaped the campus of The University Of Washington! And it was financed largely by the beginnings of Seattle houseboats:
Over one hundred years ago the city of Seattle platted and sold the submerged “parcels” in Lake Union to the adjacent waterfront property land owners. This enabled docks to be built and Seattle houseboats to be moored to them. It was quite a popular and thrifty idea! The city now regulates them heavily and as a result of this regulation, Seattle houseboats have dwindled down considerably from well over two thousand Seattle houseboats at one time to just around five hundred or so of the floating home variety. They are scattered throughout Lake Union and in Portage Bay.
Speaking of dwindling.
The Seattle houseboats market has had a dwindling inventory and we are down to just a couple options right now in the floating homes world. This particular home is my favorite. “Annie O” is her nick name. She is houseboat “O” because the slips on the dock are lettered according to the alphabet, but I like her nick name personally. She is a jewel and is priced perfectly at $599,000. Two bedrooms are not always easy to come by in the land of Seattle houseboats, but this is a beautiful two bedroom and it has been lovingly restored by the famous Sid McFarland and also upgraded and improved by its current owner who has a real artist’s eye. If this doesn’t make you want to go buy a boat or a kayak to tie up to it, then that is okay because there is lots to do in this community. Annie O happens to be on one of the very best docks in one of the very best co-ops on Lake Union. You will own the slip you and your home are in so there is security of knowing that this log pack is not going anywhere. Let us know if you would like more information on this perfect little Lake Union gem! Molly: 206.841.6800 or Courtney 206.850.8841 Please call or text for more info.
Seattle Houseboats: What A Difference A Few Weeks Makes In The Floating Home World!
Seattle houseboats for sale: Of the five floating homes available for sale, here is the info: These range in price from $550,000 to $1,890,000 with a median list price of $1,100,000. Of these, my favorite is 2017 Fairview Ave E , Slip #O. It has owned moorage – the only one under $600 that owns its own slip. It is well done, charming, updated, and on a great dock. They are also offering $6000 to go towards your closing costs. It’s a steal…
Pending in the MLS: There are 5 pending Seattle floating homes per the NWMLS. These Seattle houseboats range in price from $345,000 to $1,300,000.
Seattle houseboats SOLD: 2369 Fairview Ave E #2 has closed in escrow! This is a luxury floating home on the high end Fairview Landing dock. It was listed for $2,950,000 and had a final sales price of $2,850,000 (96.61% sales price to list price). The home is a 3 bedroom 1.75 bath 2150 square foot “houseboat” built in 2009. It sold for $1,325.58 per square foot.
Would you like more information on these sales or Seattle floating homes both off and on the market?
Courtney Cooper 206.850.8841 email@example.com
This Seattle houseboat has two slips - one for the winter and a beautiful end of dock slip for the summer to take in all of Lake Union!
2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, 1000 square feet.
Sold By Cooper Jacobs Real Estate
Largest Seattle Floating Home Sale of 2010
Largest in price and square footage and view!!! End of dock and bigger than life views from this 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath, 2800 square foot Eastlake floating home. Listed at $2,200,000, we were able to negotiate strongly on behalf of our buyer.
Sold For $2,080,000
By Cooper Jacobs Real Estate LLC
Sold by Cooper Jacobs Real Estate!
Portage Bay Floating Home -
This beautiful Seattle floating home has 1 bedroom and 1 bath - 800 square feet on co-op dock with accessory float. Sold complete with Kayak!
Sold For $645,000
By Cooper Jacobs Real Estate LLC
Listed & SOLD by Cooper Jacobs Real Estate!
This Seattle floating home has one of the larger wrap around decks we have seen on Lake Union!
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sauna, large deck, available Lake Union moorage up to 20 feet for boat moored at your house!
ECO & Sleek Eastlake Houseboat
This Eastlake Seattle houseboat is completely hand finished piece by piece with love and precision. High end and high tech with eco friendly features - owned moorage and Duffy included!
2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath
Roanoke Reef Houseboats:
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