Seattle Houseboats Market Update And 2420 Westlake Ave N #7

The Seattle Houseboats Real Estate Market has certainly had some action recently!

There are only four Seattle houseboats for sale right now in the floating home category that are active on the NWMLS. These range in price from $510,000 for a floating home in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood to $1,750,000 for a Seattle new construction floating home around the corner in Portage Bay. The other two Seattle floating homes for sale are in the $800k to $1 million dollar listing price range.

Seattle houseboats for sale in Lake Union’s Westlake neighborhood: We recently listed a pretty fabulous Westlake floating home.seattle houseboats  It is getting a lot of attention and showings and someone is going to LOVE this ultimate Seattle waterfront home.

You can see the full listing for this Westlake floating home here:2420 Westlake Ave N,but here are some quick stats on it:

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1.5 bath (consisting of two .75 bathrooms so great for sharing a home)
  • expansive rooftop deck
  • 1065 square feet (large by Seattle houseboats standards and doesn’t nclude the deluxe rooftop)
  • Built in 1929,but completely redone in 2008
  • Fractional ownership in a private marina which provides an income source to the owners
  • pet friendly dock (if you have looked at Seattle houseboats,then you know this is not always the case)
  • an actual master suite from which dreams are made of (You may think that you ended up in the Four Seasons instead of your home)

seattle houseboatsListing description from the MLS for this Seattle floating home: 

“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!”


It is priced at UNDER A MILLION!

Listing price = $985,000

Please let me or Molly know if you want to see this one.  It won’t last long and we are very excited about it! When you work with us and as part of our excellent service to you,we can help you with Seattle houseboats lenders and Seattle houseboats insurance providers and all the other vendors you will need to take part in this amazing and unique lifestyle. We are Seattle agents and Seattle houseboats specialists and we look forward to sharing our love of this incredible community with you!

Molly Cartwright 206-841-6800
Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841
We can immediately answer your questions or email us at

Seattle Houseboats Inventory Crunch Spring 2014

Seattle houseboats are in short supply! I always love Spring because we start to see more Seattle floating homes coming on the real estate market. This has not been the case as of yet,but Molly and I are hopeful that the inventory will increase as the days grow warmer and the sky starts being blue more than grey.

Currently there are three Seattle floating homes for sale in the MLS.  They are all on one of the three Log Foundation docks.  There are two Seattle houseboats for sale on the 2025 Fairview Ave E Log Foundation Dock.  They are priced at $449,000 for a 625 square foot one bedroom floating home ($718.40/sq ft) and $499,950 for a 950 square foot one bedroom floating home ($526.26/sq foot).  In addition to these Seattle houseboats,there is a 3 bedroom end of dock Seattle floating home for sale on the 2017 Fairview Ave E Log Foundation Dock. Again End of dock houseboat so price is set at $2,888,000 for 1000 square feet ($2,888/sq ft).

Seattle houseboats on Lake Union In Eastlake

In the MLS,there is one Seattle floating home pending,but Molly and I sold an additional off market Seattle floating home on the Roanoke Reef dock in the last couple of weeks and so we know of two pending overall. The three bedroom over at Portage Bay Place is 1500 square feet and listed for $750,000.  It is currently pending in escrow so we will keep you posted on what it sells for.  The Roanoke Reef floating home we sold is on the coveted front row of the Roanoke Reef dock located at 10 E Roanoke Street in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood.  The asking price? $2,150,000.  It is scheduled to close soon so we can share additional details after it closes,but are very excited to have been able to facilitate this one.

Overall,it is the same story:  Low Inventory.  Seattle houseboats are the ultimate in Seattle Waterfront Living℠ so there is always a demand. We have several cash buyers waiting to pounce on the right one,so let us know if you are even thinking about selling. We know our Seattle houseboats buyers well and can tell immediately if your home will be a good fit for them or if you would be better served to put it on the open market.  We look forward to hearing from you and hope you have a lovely Spring and Summer!

Here is our info if you are curious what your home is worth: 206.850.8841 or 206.841.6800

Lake Union Luxury Record Sale

Seattle Luxury Floating Homes: Record Sale Price For Lake Union Seattle Houseboats

fairview landing luxury homes

On 10/30/2012 after 60 days on the market and multiple offers including a back up offer in case the first one failed,Floating Home #1 on the Fairview Landing dock (2369 Fairvew Ave E) closed in escrow and set a new record in recent history for Seattle floating homes and also became a significant placesetter in Seattle luxury homes sales in 2012 as well.

Buzz around the lake on a historic high floating home sale: 

This Seattle floating home was listed for an incredible $3,375,000,and surprisingly did not receive full price even with multiple offers and incredible interest,but still places itself in the top for houseboat sales on Lake Union.  Seattle Floating Home Realtor Courtney Cooper at Cooper Jacobs Real Estate told us,“You just wish you could sell some of these distinctive homes to everyone who desires and covets them,but unfortunately this was a once in a lifetime home.”  There are other exceptional floating homes on the Fairview Landing dock which itself seems more like a floating luxury neighborhood of sprawling estates than a traditional Seattle houseboat dock at times.  Recent sales on the dock have been in excess of $2 Million dollars and Cooper counts herself as one of the Lake Union Realtors who has a book of clients waiting to snap one up.
The final sales price on this Seattle luxury floating home was recorded at $3,000,000,but there was apparently some seller financing which made the future interest earned worth taking the lower recorded price.

It still goes down as a record sale in the floating home market.  Please let us know if you are interested in Seattle Houseboats. 206-850-8841

The Harvard-Belmont District –Historic Seattle Capitol Hill Mansions

The Harvard-Belmont District


The Harvard Belmont Landmark District is located prominently on the West Slope of Capitol Hill has significant historical value and beauty.  Its Seattle mansions are evidence of days gone by and also show how important (and successful) Seattle was in the gold rush.

Here is an excerpt from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods in regards to this historical luxury neighborhood,describing the Harvard-Belmont District as such:

“…within a framework of tree-lined streets,well-maintained grounds,and distinctive natural features. More than half of the buildings within district boundaries date from the first decade of the century. The lively eclecticism and high quality of its houses,mostly constructed between 1905 and 1910,give the district an architectural integrity and visual continuity,while the history of the commercially venturesome and socially prominent families who settled there imparts a sense of Seattle’s most dynamic period of growth. A second surge of building activity in the 1920s brought distinctive apartment groups and important institutional buildings to the southern edge of the district,which nonetheless retained its essentially residential character.”

When looking at the boundary map above,the green denotes the area that is within the boundaries of the City of Seattle Historical Landmark District.  Because of this,you can see that the Harvard Belmont District is broken up into other parts of Capitol Hill.  You can find Harvard Belmont Homes For Sale on my company’s Capitol Hill page and also on our Seattle historical mansions page.  Harvard-Belmont District Mansions and significant properties are on Bellevue PL E,Boylston Ave E,E Prospect St,Summit Ave E,E Aloha St,Harvard E,Belmont Pl E,E Highland Dr,and Lakeview Blvd E.

If you are looking for Capitol Hill or Harvard Belmont District Realtors who specialize in Seattle historical homes and mansions,let me know.  I would be happy to show you what we can do!

Harvard-Belmont District Map courtesy of the City of Seattle

Magnolia Homes For Sale –Check Out The Latest In MLS Listings…

Magnolia is one of the largest Seattle neighborhoods and filled with beautiful and historical homes as well as surprisingly many newer or new construction homes. The neighborhood has miles and miles of beautiful beaches and waterfront and a large volume of public park land including Discovery Park. The neighborhood of Magnolia is centered around “The Village”and the Magnolia homes surrounding this hub tend to be on the “A”Hill or the “B”Hill. Neighborhoods within Magnolia include Land’s End,Lawtonwood,Magnolia Bluff,and Briarcliff. Many have extensive views of both the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Another great site is to see the Bainbridge Island Ferry going back and forth across the sound or watch the cruise ships come in and out.

Magnolia Real Estate in Seattle,WA

Click on any of the Magnolia homes for sale below –This page has all listings from all Seattle real estate companies and is current from information swept from the NWMLS for changes every 15-20 minutes. You can find all Magnolia real estate here including Magnolia view homes and Magnolia Waterfront property for sale.

Magnolia Real Estate in Seattle WA –Find Magnolia Homes For Sale

Queen Anne Luxury View Penthouse Home For Sale (Hello!!!!!)

**SOLD***New Queen Anne View Homes For Sale Listing: 

1901 Taylor Ave N #PH 6,Seattle 98109


Spacious penthouse condo in prime Queen Anne location has it all:

Massive master suite &huge walk-in closet,2nd bedroom,spacious office with wall of built-ins. Open floor plan,gas range,cherry cabinets &granite counters. 2 secure parking spots,huge storage room &plentiful storage throughout. Full size laundry,sound system,A/C,hardwoods &skylights.queen anne view homes

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • office
  • 2 Baths
  • Built in 1999
  • 1804 Square feet
  • Private Laundry
  • Fireplace
  • City views
  • Mountain views
  • Lake Views
  • Territorial Views

Big deck with great views of Lake Union &downtown!

Lives like a house in a quiet,green neighborhood with the convenience of downtown!  Come see why there are very rarely homes available in The Verandas on Queen Anne!

Listed By Cooper Jacobs Real Estate 

If you would like more information on this amazing Queen Anne View home or other Queen Anne Real Estate,let us know!

Seattle Floating Homes SOLD In 2012:It’s Lonely Out There!

Seattle Floating Homes Current Market Report:How Will Your Seattle Houseboat Fare In Today’s Real Estate Market If You Put It On Now?

seattle floating homes for sale


You already know what Seattle houseboats for sale are on the market right now,but let’s look at the Seattle floating homes that have sold this year so far:


  • 3146 Portage Bay Place E #L,Seattle 98102:  1 bedroom/1 bath 850 square feet Seattle floating home on Portage Bay. It has one parking space attached which is a rare commodity for houseboats.  Listed for $399,000 and Sold for $350,000:  Built in 1940 and on the market for 30 days.  Here are the public remarks from the MLS:

                                 Floating Home at end of dock w/condo owned moorage. Irresistible price with assigned parking space &storage locker. Value in end dock location. Large sturdy log float,approx 42’x31′Possibilites to do a Re-build to 2 story 18′height. New roof (2+/- yrs) newer treated stringers…last 10 yrs. Cozy cottage style liveable but you will want to do major remodel. Small boat possibility. Community yard &friendly neighbors. Owner of 40 years is ready to move and is making an effort to de-clutter.

  • 3146 Portage Bay Place E #M: 1 bedroom/ 1 bath Portage Bay floating home for sale.  Listed at $389,000 and sold in a bidding war for $400,000 .  This was a bank owned Seattle floating home.  Bank owned Seattle floating homes for sale (REO properties) are few and far between so this was an interesting house.  It had been on the market before and was pending but due to the DNR lease renewal pending,the buyers decided to walk allowing a new set of buyers to get a chance at this end of dock floating home.  Because of the sale falling through,the market time was increased at 339 days.   This one had some very Vegas-like touches and was definitely going to need some work,but what a great price for the end of the dock!  Here are the public remarks from the NWMLS listing:

                                  Portage Bay houseboat located at prime ind of dock location. 180 degree views! Relax outdoors on the dock or retreat indoor to the spacious great room with high vaulted ceilings. Cooks kitchen w/ concrete counter-top,gas range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Master bedroom suite w/ large walk in closet,stone tiled shower with steam feature. Great opportunity to own a prime waterfront home at a reasonable price!

  • 3310 Fuhrman Ave E,Seattle 98102:  2+ bedroom/2 bath,Seattle floating home with lots of extras –took a while to sell as it was nestled right between the University Bridge and the Ship Canal Bridge,but had  some amazing views from its end of dock position.  It was listed for $715,000 and sold for $600,000 in 316 days.  Here are the marketing remarks:

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! Opportunity knocks!

  • 2600 Fairview Av Ct E #HB13,Seattle 98122:  Mallard Cove! If you know about Mallard Cove then you know how coveted Mallard Cove houseboats for sale are!   Built in 1978,this 3/ bedrooms/ 2.25 baths,1900 square feet,with a market time of 58 days floating home was listed for $995,000 and sold for $950,000. Extras include a fireplace,roof top deck,and the almighty parking.   Here are the public remarks for this beautiful Seattle floating home:

Imagine stepping off your living-room deck for a morning kayak adventure or evening boat cruise – this stunning 3bd,2.75ba Mallard Cove floating home brings the waterfront to you with moorage included and rare,secured parking for 2 cars. Tie up every toy from yacht to paddle-board and step into the ultimate NW lifestyle. Beautifully remodeled in 2010 with new kitchen,baths,electrical,and plumbing. Three sun decks plus an enormous roof-top entertainment deck with 180° lake &mountain views.

Queen Anne Views –Here Is An Affordable Way To Capture Them

812 5th Ave N #416,Seattle,WA 98109


Open Sat 3/10  2:30-5:00 PM

  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bath
  • City Views
  • 709 Square Feet
  • Built in 2002
  • HOA:$264/month

Stunning View Seattle Queen Anne home for sale!

This lavish 1 bed 1 bath top floor corner unit condo in the heart of Queen Anne boasts vaulted ceilings,modern architecture,s.s. appliances,and an open floor plan. Spectacular city,territorial,and Space Needle views.

Other features include secure lobby entrance,assigned secure parking space,new carpet,elfa closets,and huge common patio great for barbecues. Within walking distance to fine dining,performing arts,and shopping. Easy access to all major Seattle commuting routes as well!

Listed by Mark Osaki,Seattle Realtor,Cooper Jacobs Real Estate.  You can reach Mark via email at if you are interested in this Queen Anne view condo or other Queen Anne homes for sale.


Current Downtown Seattle Condos Listings

Downtown Seattle Real Estate in Seattle,WA

Click on any of the Downtown Seattle condos for sale below –This page has all listings from all Seattle real estate companies and is current from information swept from the NWMLS for changes every 15-20 minutes. You can find all Downtown Seattle real estate here including Downtown Seattle view condos and even some Luxury Downtown Seattle Waterfront property for sale.

Downtown Seattle Real Estate in Seattle WA –Find Downtown Seattle Condos For Sale

Downtown Seattle Luxury Condo Market 2011 Seattle Real Estate Update

When looking at the Downtown Seattle Luxury Condo Market,40 of the above Downtown Seattle condo sales were sold with a final sales price of over a million dollars. Here are the stats on those Downtown homes:

downtown seattle realtors

Listing Count:40

Downtown Seattle Luxury Condos Price Stats:

High $3,167,440

Low $1,017,000

Median $1,500,000

Averages on Downtown Seattle Luxury Real Estate:

Square feet:2,148

Dollar per Sq foot:$767.54






Here is a PDF of all of the Downtown Seattle Luxury Condos that have sold in 2011:

Downtown Seattle Luxury Condos Sold 2011

Let us know if you are interested in checking out some of the Downtown Seattle real estate? If you are interested in selling your Downtown Seattle Luxury condo home,then let us show you the market stats and also the competition out there so that we can work together to price your home for a quick and profitable sale. –Courtney Cooper,Seattle Realtor,206-850-8841