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  |

Courtney Cooper | 206.850.8841 |

©Cooper Jacobs Real Estate

Madison Park Real Estate Market Update 2015

Seattle’s Madison Park Real Estate Market In 2015

Madison Park RealtorsHave you been thinking about making a move to Madison Park?  Best known for the beautiful Arboretum it borders, Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood also has a public beach on the shores of Lake Washington, views of Mercer Island and Bellevue facing east and some of the most beautiful luxury homes you’ve ever seen.

According to,  3,200 people live in Madison Park.  By comparison, in Ballard there are 36,500 people.  And believe it or not there are 7% less people who live in Madison Park today than this time last year.  The average person is about a 46 years old, but more folks in the 60 to 69 range actually live here.

What type of person enjoys living in Madison Park?  A person who likes boutiques, great food, and near waterfront living.  It’s dotted by local vendors such as Madison Park Hardware, Martha E. Harrison Flowers, The Original Children’s Shop, and what establishment wouldn’t be complete without an old fashion ice cream store (to eat while you walk towards the beach).

62 homes have sold so far this year ranging from $325,000 to $3,840,000.  So the average sold price is basically $1.2M resting at about $509.00 per square foot.  Gorgeous homes reside on street lined streets, there is one gated community named Broadmoor, and local schools for kids to walk to.  The proximity to downtown Seattle makes it attractive to people too.  Just cruise through Capital Hill and drop down the other side to be in Seattle’s financial district.

Madison Park Real Estate Market for 2015 is considered a neutral market:  Meaning there is 3 to 6 months of inventory (homes available).

Home For Sale in July 2015: 7 units.

Madison Park real estate market

Up 75% compared to the last month

Home Closed in July 2015: 2 units.

Down 50% compared to the last month

Home Placed under Contract in July 2015: 2 units.

Down 50% compared to the last month

Take a look at what has sold in the last 30 days for your  Seattle Real Estate Madison Park Market 30 Days market update.

The current inventory shows there are 4 condos and 7 single family homes for sale (including Broadmoor).  $399,000 will get you a one bed, one bath 813 square foot condo.  Top of the range is a $4,500,000 home with 4 beds, 4 baths and 7754 square feet of home cited on a 12,200 square foot lot.  For more Madison Park Real Estate listings, you can find them here:  Madison Park Homes For Sale Listed In the NWMLS now.

If you have any questions about Madison Park Real Estate, feel free to contact me.

Molly Cartwright
Seattle Realtor
206-841-6800 or

Three things to do to get a home if you’re a buyer in Seattle and you ‘just can’t right now’: Accredited Seller Representative talks getting what you want as a buyer in a seller’s market

Some neighborhoods have two weeks’ worth of inventory at the moment. (I’m looking at you, Magnolia, Ballard, Bryant, Green Lake, etc.) A less frenzied market would have 3-6 months worth of inventory. Less than three months’ worth is considered a sellers’ market, more than six months a buyers’ market. It doesn’t take an economics expert to tell you this is a hot sellers’ market. This shows no signs of letting up in Seattle proper any time soon given the number of well-paying employers in our beautiful city. But don’t despair! Here are three things you need to do in this market to successfully accomplish your goals, both lifestyle and financial.


Be brave. Everyone who gets something worth having faces challenges and discouragement. Choose a Realtor who has the industry savvy, paperwork knowledge, and people skills to get your offer accepted. Then listen to that person’s sage advice. They can find out a lot of information pertinent to the situation that is not evident to the public eye. It may be outside your comfort zone to zoom in quickly with an offer, but so is needing or wanting to move and continually experiencing disappointment when your offer is rejected or you receive a notice that your favorite property goes pending before you’ve decided to submit an offer, all while the market continues to make up ground and appreciate. As a listing agent, I’ve seen plenty of offers that my clients didn’t accept, sometimes because of negligence on the part of the buyer’s agent in writing or submitting the offer. Pick a well-informed, experienced, full service real estate broker. Their services are free of cost to you and their representation is invaluable. If you have to call an office hotline to reach that person, so will a listing agent in the heat of trying to help their sellers figure out which offer to go with. (Hint: this never helps that offer’s cause. Time is of the essence because all offers received have expiration dates, necessitating timely communication on the part of your broker.)

Be ready. In a Seller’s market, you don’t have the luxury of sitting on the fence about a particular property once you’ve found what you’re looking for. Many homes will already be pending close within a week of being listed. Look at new listings as soon as possible, don’t wait for the open house.Your preapproval or proof of funds needs to be in place, and you need to stick with whomever wrote that preapproval letter once the seller has accepted your offer. Don’t screw up your financing by making any big credit purchases (cars, boats, etc) until after closing. Be available and respond as soon as humanly possible to texts, phone calls, and emails from your broker during and after offering on a property.


Be flexible. By this I mean, be aware that your initial vision for what you need and want may mature through the process as guided by the reality of what’s available and what you can afford. That huge yard or ideal floor plan may be worth compromising on if you find the right location or the location might turn out to be different than you had initially wanted, based on other things adding up to the right fit for you. People with millions to freely spend on a home have an easier time checking all the ‘want’ boxes. If you aren’t in that fortunate minority, focus on what you need. Add that garage or those stainless appliances as you go, or knock that wall down later for a more open feel. Your real estate broker should be able to point out which changes are feasible and steer you toward a qualified contractor. Property ownership has worked out the best over the course of history for those who are able to think and act in a long term context. The only thing you can’t change about a property is where it’s located. Unless you buy a house and have it barged to a nearby island, in which case call me because I want to help you crack the champagne bottle on the front of that barge.

Despite the limited inventory, right now is a great time to go after what you want. Be it a new house, or any dream you have in life! Fear is a powerful motivator, but not always one that helps us move forward. Enlist expert help, get educated, and go for it!

Katie Herrick is an Accredited Seller Representative, negotiations expert, and Director of Cooper Jacobs Luxury Properties Division, Seattle. She works regularly with both buyers and sellers in the Seattle area.

Just Listed in Maple Leaf!

Maple Leaf Homes For Sale:  Just Listed By Cooper Jacobs! (SOLD)maple leaf home for sale

Situated high above the street to capture the best views, take in Greenlake, the Seattle skyline and the Olympic Mountains. 3 bedrooms/1.5 baths with a finished non-comforming 4th bedroom/office in the basement, a perfect place to hide away for quiet. Modern kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. Full height ceilings in the basement. 1 car attached garage and fully fenced yard.  $629,950

More info:  502 NE 82nd St

Please email us for more info on this Maple Leaf home or others:

maple leaf home for sale

Eastlake Seattle Floating Home: 2017 Fairview Ave E #O

Seattle houseboats

Welcome to life afloat on the extremely desirable and most southern dock in Eastlake!

This adorable two bedroom Seattle floating home has a wrap around deck and wide channel views.  If you are looking at Seattle houseboats, then you know that this is a fabulous dock!

2017 Fairview Ave E #O

Open floor plan with beautiful and bright lighted spaces allows for comfortable living and easy entertaining in this great community.  $695,000

  • 2 Bedroom
  • 1 Bath
  • 700 Square Feet

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Own your own slip and boat moorage possible with community approval. Pet friendly dock.

Kitchen is updated and has heated floors, new carpet, paint, and lots of great details.

Courtney Cooper 206.850.8841/Molly Cartwright 206.841.6800