Seattle Floating Homes For Sale – Houseboats Holiday?

Seattle Houseboats For The Holidays – Flo Villa Floating Home

Seattle houseboats for sale

If you are interested in living on one of our city’s gorgeous Seattle houseboats then there are only two choices available in the Seattle floating homes real estate market.

There are two Eastlake floating homes for sale currently in the MLS.  One is on the Flo Villa dock and the other is on Wards Cove.

These Lake Union floating homes for sale range in price from $775,000 to $3,295,000 and are quintessential examples of Seattle Houseboats Living℠ and waterfront living in Seattle overall for that matter. What better way to live closer to the water than Afloat In Seattle™ anyway? Let’s look at one of our current favorite Seattle floating homes on the lake.  This gorgeous remodeled Lake Union floating home resides on the Flo Villa dock at 2207 Fairview Ave E in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood.  Moorage is secured and with dock approval you may be able to add a recreational boat as well. This gorgeous home was recently listed at $775,000.

2207 Fairview Ave E #11 From the MLS listing description:

The iconic lifestyle you have only dreamed about! Located in Eastlake’s enclave of floating homes, this mid-dock light and bright Lake Union beauty is completely remodeled with an open floor plan featuring 1 BR + flex space, vaulted ceilings, bamboo fl, & new kitchen! Enjoy cozy extras like heated bathroom floor, new electrical, plumbing, windows & insulation. Enhanced further only by the timeless willow tree that also resides here, this home has a great relationship w/ the lake.

  • 1 Bedroom (there is room to add a second bedroom if desired)
  • 1 BathSeattle Houseboats
  • 832 sq feet
  • Built in 1918 but completely remodeled
  • Annual taxes $1,042
  • Bamboo floors
  • radiant heated floors in bath
  • new kitchen
  • newer windows, roof, etc.
  • lots of energy efficient choices went into the upgrade of this one
  • new electrical and plumbing
  • vaulted ceilings
  • open floor plan
  • well organized dock
  • securely owned moorage

We are Seattle Houseboats Realtors and Your Seattle Floating Homes Experts:

We would love to show you this beautiful and thoughtful floating home.  Would you like to see this floating home or are you curious about learning more about Seattle houseboats on Lake Union or Seattle Waterfront Living℠? We would be happy to tell you all about it and show you some of our favorite spots around the lake, including this gem on the Flo Villa dock.

Molly Cartwright | 206.841.6800  | molly@cooperjacobs.com

Courtney Cooper | 206.850.8841 | cc@cooperjacobs.com

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Queen Anne Condo On Olympic Place 98109

Queen Anne CondosQueen Anne Condos:

Just closed in escrow yesterday!

500 W Olympic Place

Seattle, WA 98109

Seattle Realtor Molly Cartwright did a fabulous job representing the seller of this Queen Anne Condo.  We received more than one offer and the property did sell for 101.97% over  list.  This is a good rate for a condo in that price range.  Please let us know if you have a Queen Anne condo for sale.  We have other buyers interested and Seattle real estate inventory is extremely low.

Queen Anne condos sell quickly so if you are a buyer looking for a home and want to learn more information about buying a condo, please let us know – we are happy to help and have been quite successful in representing our buyers in multiple offers.  We can help you with Queen Anne condos or other Seattle condos and have a great grasp on the current market and what it takes to buy a home in this environment.  We also have fun finding the cool view condos if that is what you are interested in.  The Space Needle views from Queen Anne never grow old and it is an amazing city to live in. Queen Anne is rich with history, but also extremely “with it” when it comes to what people want in their community. It’s an exciting place and we look forward to sharing our favorite Queen Anne spots with you.

Here is how you can reach us:

Molly Cartwright 206-841-6800 (call/text)

Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 (call/text)

You can also email us at QA@CooperJacobs.com  We look forward to hearing from you.

Seattle Houseboats Market Update

Seattle Houseboats Market Update April 2015:

Actives: There are five Seattle houseboats for sale in the “floating homes” category currently. List prices of these active Seattle houseboats range from $510,000 to $1,750,000.  There are Eastlake floating homes, Portage Bay floating homes, and a gorgeous Westlake floating home on the 2420 Westlake dock that we put on last week.

Here is some more on that one since we obviously feel it is the best of the Seattle houseboats on the market right now:

2420 Westlake Ave N   (SOLD)Seattle houseboats

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1.5 baths
  • amazing rooftop deck
  • ownership in income generating private marina
  • built in 1929, but 2008 remodel is more accurate of its presentation
  • 1065 square feet
  • $500/month dues
  • float size is 42 feet by 24 feet
  • annual taxes are only $1831
  • next dock over from the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat
  • $985,000

Pending Seattle houseboats: Currently there are four Seattle floating homes that are pending in the MLS.  In addition to these Seattle floating homes there is a house barge which is also pending inspection.  List price of these pending Seattle houseboats is $695,000 to $1,690,000.  One of them is on a leased dock, one is on a fee simple dock and two are on co-op docks.

In addition to these pending Seattle houseboats, there are two more which we have helped facilitate and  which are pending in Eastlake – priced at $575,000 and $920,000.

SOLD! Seattle floating homes sold in the last 30 days – Just one has closed according to the MLS.  2351 Fairview Ave E #K  was listed for $1,050,000 and sold for $1,000,000.  It has a garage and is on a condominium dock so the dues are lower and the taxes are higher.

Before I go on, let me clarify what a Seattle houseboat is since there is a lot of bad information out there:

In short, “Seattle Houseboats” is the general umbrella overall term which encompasses ALL of the following:

  1. Seattle floating homes – no motor and more permanently connected to sewer, electric, docks, etc.
  2. Vessel Seattle houseboats – navigable and move of their own propulsion but also act as livaboards.
  3. Seattle House Barges – not self propelled, city has grandfathered a number of them in, some hooked up to utilities.

A little about Seattle houseboats from Wikipedia:

Seattle is home to a relatively large collection of houseboats (capable of moving under their own power) or “floating homes” (houses built on floats) neighborhoods, particularly in Lake Union and Portage Bay. The earliest houseboats in Seattle were recorded in 1905, and peaked with over 2,000 houseboats in the 1930s. There are currently approximately 500 houseboats in Seattle. Most houseboats are designed and built for inland lakes and waterways only.

*Molly Cartwright and I are Seattle houseboats REALTORS not just real estate agents who sell Seattle houseboats.  As actual paying members of the National Association of Realtors, we are able to able to ethically sell homes.  Realtors abide by a strong code of ethics which non-Realtors are not required to.  Make sure that when you are buying Seattle houseboat that your broker is also an actual Realtor – not just a real estate agent. It makes a difference in how they are perceived by industry professionals and you want someone representing you who has a good reputation and who you know will act honestly and ethically in a transaction.

If you are purchasing a vessel type Seattle houseboat then make sure that you are using a licensed vessel broker not just a real estate agent.  Vessels are indeed boats so proper licensing should be in place to sell them.  Molly and I also have our vessel license through our SeattleAfloat.com Seattle houseboats division. You have a choice when it comes to who represents you.

More pictures of our gorgeous Westlake floating home listing:

Please call or text Molly if you would like more info or a private showing: 206-841-6800

Westlake, $985,000 - Image 14


 

Sunset Hill Homes For Sale: Just Listed

Ballard’s Sunset Hill Neighborhood Offers A Perfect Answer sunset hill homes for sale

Just Listed in Sunset Hill:  3440 NW 62nd St  (SOLD)

  • Just listed!sunset hill homes for sale
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2.25 Baths
  • 2440 Sq Feet
  • Lot Size: .12 Acre
  • 1 car Garage
  • Fireplace
  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Sauna
  • MLS# 763738

This Sunset Hill home features Puget Sound views, sunset hill homes for salemany original details & plenty of charm. Main level has oak hardwoods, view deck, gas fireplace & lots of light. Upstairs level has 2 bedrooms with expansive view of Puget Sound & mountains to the west.sunset hill homes

The basement is well laid out with actual ADU potential, a separate entrance, spa like bath, sauna & cozy bedroom. Recent updates include roof, gas furnace & water heater. Large yard with shed, garden area, alley access & more parking. Attached 1 car garage. A wonderful home.

$649,900

For more information on 3440 NW 62nd St in Seattle, please email our Sunset Hill Realtors. 

SunsetHill@CooperJacobs.com

Are you interested in Sunset Hill homes for sale or other Ballard Real Estate?  We have great Sunset Hill Realtors who know Sunset Hill and know Ballard.

Seattle Real Estate: Interest Rates, Affordability, And What’s Next

Looking At Seattle Homes For Sale, Interest rates, and Affordability – Should You Buy Now?  Or Wait?

The fact is that interest rates on 30-year, 20-year and 15-year fixed rate mortgages are some of the lowest in history.  We don’t know how they will increase over the next two years.

In discussions with friends about their plans to purchase a home I often hear them say that they would like to purchase in a year or two.  This is great news for everyone.  However, I usually try to educate them on the current advantages of low mortgage interest rates. – Cooper Jacobs Real Estate

Taking advantage of a 4% or lower loan rate can save prospective homebuyers thousands, if not over $100,000 in the amount of interest paid on the life of a loan.[1] Currently, interest rates on a 30-year fixed loan are setting at 4.02%.  That is the lowest since June 2013.[2] With the economy on track for a solid 3.5% annual growth and inflation rising, investors are beginning to dump bonds for stocks.[3] This, in turn forces financial institutions to raise the interest rates on loan products to keep a profit.

Seattle homes

The economy is no doubt on an upward trajectory.  Baring another economic disaster, the economy will continually improve and force interest rates up.  Can we predict whether interest rates will be significantly higher in 2016?  The answer is no.  However, we can say with confidence that they will be higher and when it comes to your money every dollar matters.

Current homeowners are taking advantage of these low interest rates by refinancing.  They understand the significant savings to be had by leaving their 30-year fixed rate mortgage for a new 20-year or 15-year fixed loan instead.  In fact, 44% of people who refinanced in the third quarter “ditched their existing 30-year fixed rate loan in favor of a shorter-termed 15-year or 20-year loan.  It’s the second quickest exodus from the 30-year fixed rate mortgage in recorded history…”[4]

So, instead of putting off the home buying process for another year or more, people should begin to get their feet wet.

  • Build a relationship with a local Seattle Realtor
  • Ask your Realtor for their trusted resources such as a referral for a lender.
  • Find out what kind of loan options you can qualify for and what is available.

By taking advantage of these resources you can be prepared to pull the trigger when you find a home that you love.  It should also be noted that using a Realtor that is from your neighborhood is a service that will cost you, as a potential home buyer, nothing out of pocket.  So, let a professional help you do the searching and narrow down the choices for you.  In the end, it is all about making things smooth and easy while saving money.


[1] Lisa Ward, “The Steep Cost of Not Refinancing,” The Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2014.

[2] Average 30 Year Fixed Mortgage rates, http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/data/30-year-mortgage-rates.aspx

[3] The Detroit News, “U.S. 30-Year Mortgage Rate up to 4.02%,” http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/personal-finance/2014/11/10/mortgage-rates-rise/18779027/

[4] Dan Green, Today’s Low Mortgage Rates Push Borrowers Away From 30- Year Loans, http://themortgagereports.com/16858/freddie-mac-refinance-report-transition-15-year-30-year-mortgage-loan

Cooper Jacobs Real Estate  realestate@cooperjacobs.com

 

 

Lovely Seattle Green Lake Home for Sale – just listed at $489,000

Green Lake homes for sale – This Green Lake home is close to the lake, Tangletown, University of Washington, University District, and more!green lake homes for sale

Very well maintained and updated home offers wonderful living spaces and is right next to McDonald School!  Easy commutes North or South and great living in this highly sought after neighborhood!

– 2 bedrooms

– 1.75 Bath

– Carport

The interior of this gorgeous Green Lake home have features such as Bamboo floors downstairs and updated kitchen + huge dining room and 3/4 bath, open staircase, 2 bedrooms & one bath up including one oversized bedroom w/ views of the Cascades!

Gorgeous spaces in this home & you won’t want to leave!  Just listed today for $489,000

Green Lake Open Houses for this gem:

  • Wednesday 6/4 12-2PM
  • Saturday 6/7 1-4PM
  • Sunday 6/8 1-4PM

More pictures from the inside of this home for sale near Tangletown…

Please let us know if you would like to see this property or other Green Lake homes for sale.  Molly 206.841.6800 or Courtney 206.850.8841  Cooper Jacobs Real Estate has Seattle Brokers in all Seattle neighborhoods and we look forward to helping you meet and exceed your goals!

Queen Anne’s Vibrant Million Dollar Market

The million dollar and up market in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood has been quite vibrant over the last 180 days. There have been 22 SOLD Queen Anne homes for sale in the MLS priced at over a million dollars. These Queen Anne luxury homes and historic homes have had a final sales price ranging from $1,011,060 to $2,700,000.  The median price for these was $1,321,500 and they had an overall sale price to listing price percentage of 99.41% with a range of 87.53% to 112.86%.  Ten of these sold Queen Anne homes went for over full price. Despite this, the average days on market was 81 days with 9 of these homes on the market for a week, one of them on the market for 32 days, one on for 42 days, and the rest of them on the market for anywhere from 76 days to 307 days.Queen Anne historic homes

One of the more impressive Queen Anne homes on the lower end of this million dollar and up price range was 357 Highland Dr.  It was listed on the market for $1,050,000 and sold in 2 days for $1,185,000 (112.86% over list).

There is one pending feasibility property and two pending inspection Queen Anne homes currently.  They are priced between $1,100,000 and $3,495,000.  There are six pending Queen Anne homes in escrow at the moment, although that can change by the hour… These range in list price from $1,225,000 to $2,495,000 with a median price of $1,725,000 and all but one were on the market for far less than a month.

There are 14 Queen Anne homes for sale in the million dollar and up price range. These range in price from $1,195,000 to $11,500,000 with a median price of $2,499,000.  You can find a lot of the stately homes on the Queen Anne South slope.  Additionally if you are interested in Seattle historic mansions, then you should look at other neighborhoods as well as Queen Anne.  There are many choices across the Puget Sound for Seattle Luxury Homes, but Queen Anne is always one of my first picks.

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Magnolia View Home For Sale: Open Tomorrow 12-4

Magnolia View Home in Carleton Park

Interested in living near Ryan Lewis?  Word on the street is that Macklemore’s partner just bought in Magnolia and not too far from this Magnolia view home either.

Magnolia View Homes For Sale

Carleton Park is highly sought after and this one has one of the most gorgeous views! If you have been looking at Magnolia view homes, then please take a minute and look at this one.  It is a perfect home for a Seattle Mariner baseball player (hmmmm… I think Mr. Moyer would agree.), but also well suited for anyone who wants to call Magnolia home.

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3.25 Baths
  • 3200 Square Feet
  • Built 1958

From the listing of 2520 42nd Ave SW:

You will find this large, contemporary home well-placed on one of Magnolia’s most sought-after streets. Enjoy the warmth of two hearths on the main, oak flooring throughout, designer Ralph Lauren paints, modern floor plan, and tasteful finishes. Chef’s kitchen properly outfitted with stainless appliances & gas range; entertainer’s deck off of the living room invites you to take full advantage of the beautiful Puget Sound view and fresh breeze that grace this desirable location.

$1,149,000

For more information, please contact:

Seattle real estate

Katie Herrick

Edmonds Bowl Home Sold In Record Time At Top Price

SOLD!  Edmonds Bowl Home For Sale sold in one day with multiple offers!

Edmonds Bowl homes for sale

655 Maple Street sold on 9/13/2013 at 100% of list price.  We had it staged, cleaned, painted, and more.  We marketed it to bring in the best and sell quickly.  Please let us know if you need help buying or selling your next Edmonds home.

Here is some more information about this Edmonds Bowl home which sold in record time:

Award winning restaurants, shopping, theater, ferry, beaches, piers, and trails are just the beginning!  This home is surrounded by natural beauty everywhere, plus it is close to the library, community center, and wonderful schools.

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2.75 baths
  • 2910 square feet
  • MIL in basement
  • Garage

Large home situated on a corner lot with lots of privacy and gardening space and just blocks to Downtown Edmonds!  Enjoy gleaming hardwoods, large deck off of kitchen, large MIL basement with new carpet, fireplaces, and even some views of Puget Sound!

If you would like information about this Edmonds Bowl home for sale or other Edmonds real estate, here is a great place to pull up all Edmonds listings by all brokers:

Edmonds Bowl Brokers

Edmonds Homes for sale

Molly Cartwright 206.841.6800 Molly@CooperJacobs.com

Courtney Cooper  206.850.8841  Courtney@CooperJacobs.com

Ballard Waterfront Condos: Sunset West On Shilshole

Sunset West Condos on ShilsholeLooking at the last 180 days of the Ballard real estate market and specifically at the Sunset West Condominium complex on Shilshole, there has been some interesting activity to share.

A background for the Sunset West on Shilshole in Ballard:  This highly sought after condominium complex was built in 1968 on the Shilshole Bay and is located at 6533 Seaview Ave NW and 6535 Seaview Ave NW.  There are less than 200 units in the complex and it is loaded with amenities.

Sunset West Condos For Sale Right Now:Sunset West On Shilshole

There are currently 4 Sunset West condos for sale which range from 534,900 for a 2 bedroom 1.5 bath to 925,000 for a 3 bedroom 1.75 bathroom view home.  The average days on market is 53 days with a range of 16 days to 80 days.

Sunset West Condos For Sale That are pending in the MLS with offers:

There are currently 3 Sunset West condos for sale that are pending which range from 325,000 for a 1 bedroom 1 bath to 579,950 for a 2 bedroom 1.75 bathroom view home.  The average days on market ranges from 26 to 107 days. Two of these are pending in escrow and one is pending inspection in the MLS currently.

Sunset West Condos for saleSunset West Condos That Have Sold In The Last 180 Days:

There are 4 Sunset West condos that have sold in the MLS in the last 180 days.  These ranged in final list price from $375,000 for a 1 bedroom 1 bath to 899,950 for a 3 bedroom 1.75 bathroom view home.  The average days on market was 31 days with a range of 1 day to 58 days. If you are interested in the SOLD prices for these Sunset West Condos for sale, the final sales numbers are below:

6535 Seaview Ave NW #B710, Seattle, WA 98117 (1BD/1BTH/960SQFT)

Sunset West Unit B710 sold on 3/21/2013 after only 1 day on the market.  It was listed for $375,000 and sold for $381,500Sunset West Condos In Ballard

6535 Seaview Ave NW #B212, Seattle, WA 98117 (2BD/1.75BTH/1120SQFT)

Sunset West Unit B212 sold on 5/23/2013 after 58 days on the market.  It was listed for $425,000 and sold for $400,000

6535 Seaview Ave NW #A712, Seattle, WA 98117 (2BD/2BTH/1350SQFT)

Sunset West Unit A712 sold on 6/17/2013 after only 7 days on the market.  It was listed for $650,000 and sold for $640,000

6535 Seaview Ave NW #A301, Seattle, WA 98117 (3BD/1.75BTH/1600SQFT)

Sunset West Unit A301 sold on 4/10/2013 after 58 days on the market.  It was listed for $899,950 and sold for $875,000.

The average dollar per square foot for the Sunset West condo sold units in the MLS  is $443.87 and overall for all of the above Sunset West condos for sale, pending, and sold, the average dollar per square foot is $480.73 with a range of $357.14 to $660.95 depending on condition, upgrades, view, size, etc. Let us know if you are interested in finding out how much your Sunset West Condo is worth.

If you are interested in a great Ballard waterfront condo, then here is a great Sunset West On Shilshole Condo For Sale:

Shilshole Bay waterfront condos balcony

6535 Seaview Ave NW #602B

Even on a dreary grey day in Seattle, this is a premier waterfront location with beautiful views.  One of the coveted 3 bedroom end units is for sale at Sunset West!  All of the pictures above and below, BTW, were from this Unit!  It is truly remarkable!

Here are the remarks from the Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Listing :

Just what you’ve been waiting for! All done with exquisite style and grace in premier Sunset West Condominiums.  Big active views of the marina, Shilshole Bay, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains in Ballard’s vibrant waterfront  Shilshole neighborhood.  Enjoy 24 hr security gate, large outdoor pool, lush grounds, and tons of parking for you and your guests.

Spacious end unit has 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths. Kitchen with granite counters, oodles of cabinet space & new high end appliances. Separate utility room with over sized front loading washing machine and dryer. Sumptuous master suite. 2 view decks off living room, dining room, & master bedroom. We are happy to give you a private tour while it lasts and show you all the amazing amenities of this particular condominium complex on Ballard’s Shilshole Bay waterfront.