July 25, 2010

Current Seattle Houseboat Market - Lakefront Real Estate, Floating Homes

There are currently about 3 dozen houseboats and floating homes for sale in Seattle. This number is a bit higher than usual, but not particularly far out of the normal range of inventory.

Sales of houseboats and floating homes started out well for the year, but have slowed a bit. We're currently at just 8 sales for the year, while last year at this point just 7 had been sold. This is a luxury/vacation/second home market, which typically suffers in slow real estate markets.

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Financing is now available for houseboat vessels, which previously was a big hindrance for buyers. There's still usually a requirement for at least 20% down, but it does break the requirement for all-cash buyers. This should help the market moving forward.

Current houseboats and floating homes for sale:

Address Price Beds Baths
8604 Dallas Ave S $85,000 1 0.75
2730 Westlake Ave N #84 $125,000 1 1
2143 N Northlake Wy #53 $125,000
2143 N Northlake Wy #24 $135,000 1 1
2401 N Northlake Wy #E1 $149,000 2 1
2524 Westlake Ave N #Dock1 $150,000 2 0.75
1080 W Ewing Place $169,000 2 0.75
2401 N Northlake Wy $175,000 2 0.75
2143 N NorthLake Wy #A7 $195,000 2 0.75
2040 Westlake Ave N $224,000 1 1
2143 N Northlake Wy #A-19 $225,000 1 0.75
901 N Northlake Wy $239,000 2 0.75
2401 N Northlake Wy #L7 $274,950 2 0.75
2764 Westlake Ave N #D $325,000 1
2143 N Northlake Wy #27 $339,950 1 0.75
2143 N Northlake Wy #30 $345,000 1 0.75
2401 N Northlake Wy #L-16 $349,000 2 1.5
2764 Westlake Ave N #C $489,000 2 0.75
1409 NE Boat St #2 $489,000 1 0.75
2019 Fairview Ave E #B $495,000 1 1
2235 Fairview Ave E #2 $575,000 2 1
2321 Fairview Ave E #3 $625,000 2 0.75
1214 E Hamlin St #3 $645,000 1 1
2017 Fairview Ave E #N $649,950 2 1.5
1210 E Shelby St #G $739,000 2 1.75
2025 Fairview Ave E $749,000 2 1.5
3130 Portage Bay Place E #A $750,000 4 3
933 N Northlake Wy #14 $799,950 2 1.5
2822 Boyer Ave E #1 $825,000 1 1
2821 Fairview Ave E #10 $850,000
2466 Westlake Ave N #17 $975,000 2 1
10 E Roanoke #1 $1,720,000 2 2

Current Listings:
Seattle Homes For Sale
Seattle Waterfront Homes
Seattle Houseboats and Floating Homes

Sam DeBord is a Realtornd real estate broker with SeattleHome.com, a division of Washington State Realty, LLC. He is a member of the Seattle-King County Association of Realtornd a Green-Certified Pro. The NWMLS did not compile or publish this information.

Have a question about this waterfront home, or Seattle real estate in general?
Sam can be contacted at (206) 658-3225 or Sam(at)SeattleHome.com.

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