Seattle Floating Homes Real Estate Update 2012

Seattle Houseboats for sale in 2012 –Happy New Year! Inventory on Seattle floating homes is low so if you are a seller pay attention to the listings below…

Go ahead and browse all Seattle houseboats for sale:Vessels,barges,and Seattle floating homes for sale right now- You can find all houseboat listings from all Seattle real estate companies right now. Seattle houseboats sellers:If you have a floating home you want to sell,please let us know. We have a line of potential buyers and inventory is very low.

Seattle WA –Find Seattle Houseboats For Sale

Want to see these Seattle houseboats or need help with the process of buying a floating home (it’s a bit different)?
Cooper Jacobs Real Estate LLC
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Magnolia Listing Tip 101:Selling Your Magnolia Home

Thinking About Selling Your Magnolia Home?

As a Magnolia listing broker,it is interesting to look at the market research and figure out how buyers find their Magnolia homes. Do they have a great Magnolia Realtor out there pounding the street?

Maybe.. But ,most Magnolia homebuyers start on the internet.

As a seller it is important that when you are thinking about listing your Magnolia home you position it correctly not only for the Magnolia real estate market,but also for the internet and what these buyers are looking for.

Here is what Magnolia buyers are looking for right now – these are just a few of the search terms used in Google and Bing which brought these buyers to my site (I can’t share all of them or the competition will try and copy what we do,but I wanted to at least show you what I mean):

  • Magnolia Waterfront Homes
  • Homes with views
  • Magnolia neighborhood seattle real estate
  • Historic houses magnolia seattle wa
  • House for sale discovery park wa
  • Magnolia homes for sale seattle
  • Cooper 23rd Ave W Seattle,WA 98199 house for sale magnolia (one of our Magnolia listings)
  • Magnolia views
  • Brick house magnolia village

The list continues,but you get the idea. These are true search phrases used to find us and our Magnolia listings.

Call or text me if you need help making sure your Seattle Magnolia home is seen on the internet first as well. 206.850.8841 or you can email me at

Seattle Floating Homes SOLD –All Sold From 2008 Forward

seattle floating homes for sale

  Seattle Floating Homes Sales By Year:

If you are interested in further data or more detail info,please

2011 seattle floating homes sold (so far as of 12/12/2011)

2010 seattle floating homes sales

2009 seattle floating homes sold

2008 seattle floating homes

Are you interested in Seattle floating homes for sale?

Seattle houseboats Realtor:

 Courtney Cooper 206.850.8841

Magnolia Boulevard On The Magnolia Bluff:Scenic Magnolia View Homes

Magnolia Blvd..  Walking The Bluff in Seattle’s Magnolia Neighborhood:

Magnolia Blvd Homes

Usually we like to walk Discovery Park’s Loop Trail or The North Beach Trail,but I wanted to be an urban hiker today in Magnolia.  Despite the 40 degree temperatures,after a short trip to REI for warmth reinforcements,we headed off from 34th Ave W straight up the A Hill side of Dravus.  I was suddenly reminded of the 4th of July when I hiked up a million stairs from Lake Union to East Queen Anne.  Once you go up the hill a few blocks you end up at the bottom of this wonderful multi-tiered staircase which rivals the steps at Golden Gardens.   It is an excellent start to walk and really gets your blood pumping.  It is also the hardest part and I love knowing that the hard part is over!

At the top of the staircase,when you finally get there,take a second and turn around because this is one of the MANY money shots from Magnolia.  Huffing and puffing and catching my breath,I was taken with the lovely view of the Space Needle and Downtown Seattle which seem like another world away when you are in Magnolia.   Further West as we kept going,we came across the wonderful Magnolia new construction development of Briarcliff.  If you are looking for new construction homes in Magnolia,then these large new Magnolia view homes might fit the bill.  There are some interesting floor plans and I would love to show you my favorite.  Briarcliff is nestled at the top of the hill with views of both Downtown Seattle and the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.

Keep walking back down the hill a bit going West and you will come to Magnolia Boulevard after passing many beautiful Magnolia view homes all in a large variety of styles,but every one of them beautiful and coveted by their owners.  There is a long list of Magnolia buyers who want to live here so if you are thinking about selling your Magnolia home,feel free to get in touch with me so I can give you some good tips on home selling tips and also current information on the Seattle Magnolia real estate market.

Take a left on the Boulevard and walk along the beautifully landscaped sidewalks with loads of charm and endless views all around you.  We walked for about a mile before cutting back over the hill to head back into The Village.  Magnolia Village homes have a great benefit of being right in the retail heart of this wonderful neighborhood.  Magnolia is truly a neighborhood that feels like an island and separate from the rest of Seattle.  Most people feel like they are in their own world there and The Magnolia Village is one of the key reasons why.

If you want to see some of my favorite Magnolia homes for sale,I would love to show them to you.  This neighborhood has it all and I highly recommend that you check Magnolia in Seattle out if  you are wondering which Seattle neighborhood is the best.

This is one of them.

Courtney Cooper


Seattle Floating Homes Inventory Low Right Now So Opportunity For Sellers

Seattle Floating Homes For Sale Inventory is Low –

seattle floating homes for sale

The number of Seattle houseboats for sale has definitely decreased for the winter and holiday season.  This is an opportunity for many Seattle floating homes owners who might want to to step into the Seattle houseboat market while the competition is low.

Seattle Floating Homes For Sale:

Currently,there are only 4 (FOUR!!!) Seattle floating homes for sale in ALL of Seattle!  These range in price from $350,000 to $1,395,000.  Here are some additional details:

  • For $350,000,you can buy a 2 bedroom/1 bath Seattle houseboat in Westlake.
  • For $399,000,you can buy a 1 bedroom/1 bath houseboat in Portage Bay.
  • For $715,000,you can buy a houseboat in Portage Bay at the end of the dock on its own dock with no dues,a waterfront bonus cabin,and a yard,and 2 parking spaces.
  • For $1,395,000 you can buy a 2 bedroom 2.5 bath Roanoke Reef floating home.

What’s Selling in Seattle Floating Homes?

In the last 60 days there has been 1 Seattle floating homes sale and there is 1 that is pending.  The pending Seattle floating home for sale is a beauty on the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat dock in Westlake listed at $900,000.  The Seattle floating home that has sold and closed in escrow is located in Eastlake at 2727 Fairview Ave E #14.  It is a 1932 1 bedroom/ 1 bath Seattle houseboat with $650 square feet of living space.  It was originally listed for $298,000 and sold after 57 days on the market for $238,000 –that is 79.87% of list price.

Are you interested in selling your Seattle floating home?  

Just because it is late fall and the holiday season is kicking in does not mean that there are not ready,willing,and able houseboat buyers ready to purchase your home.  Molly and I specialize in Seattle floating homes and we want to help you get the most possible for your investment.  Right now is a very good time to try out the market with your houseboat while competition is at a minimum and buyers are still steady.  Let us know if you would like a free market analysis and an idea of some of the ways we can market your floating home compared to other Realtors.  We do things differently!

  • Courtney Cooper: 206.850.8841

Magnolia Sellers:Magnolia buyers are out there right now –

Magnolia buyers are out there right now

Magnolia is one of the Seattle neighborhoods that seems to have a lot of action on the buyer end of things right now and not enough inventory.

When buyers are looking on the internet for Magnolia homes for sale,I always find it interesting to see how they search and find our Magnolia real estate information.

As a seller,it is also good to know what Magnolia buyers are doing in order to figure out how best to position your home on the real estate market when the time comes.

Some of the most searched phrases that Magnolia buyers are using right now are:

Magnolia views,Seattle Magnolia Home,Seattle Magnolia house prices,Magnolia Blog,Magnolia View,modern house in Magnolia area,Seattle homes,Magnolia Seattle homes for sale with view,Magnolia waterfront,Magnolia neighborhood Seattle,Best homes with views,Magnolia Seattle view home,etc.

You get the idea.

If you want to sell your Seattle Magnolia home,please let us know so that we can get your home seen by the people looking for it.  Most serious buyers start on the internet for their home search and it is vital to get in front of them from their first search.  We help guide you every step of the way when it comes to selling your Magnolia home so if you are looking at top Magnolia Seattle real estate agents,then you should consider our approach.

Courtney Cooper,Seattle Realtor


Magnolia Homes For Sale in Seattle –Great Options On Both The A Hill &The B Hill

 magnolia view homeWe toured all the latest in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood as well as some other Magnolia homes we have just been too busy to get into before today and the inventory is pretty interesting on both the A Hill and the B Hill.

Magnolia View Homes In Decent Price Ranges…

Just looking at the mid $600k range to mid $800k range in Magnolia can give you choices with lots of big Puget Sound views.  In fact in the low and mid $700k range,there are IMPRESSIVE Magnolia view homes for sale. 

My favorite Magnolia home on the market right now is in the high $700k range,but has this fabulous 2 car garage off the alley which is modern but was built perfectly to go with the house.  The house itself is loaded with all the spaces I personally look for in a home and a great option for Magnolia buyers. Homes in Magnolia do tend to sell faster than Seattle real estate overall right now. This is not always the case,but overall Magnolia tends to be a stronger market force.

Magnolia real estate market update:  We just sent out a postcard to about 1300 Magnolia homeowners to let them know about our latest Magnolia homes sale –3 weeks on the market with multiple offers and sold for over list which happened to also be about $50k higher than any other Magnolia real estate agents told the seller their home was worth.  We go the extra mile for YOU and really take the time to evaluate the market value of your home so that you are not leaving money on the table. 

Interested in Magnolia real estate?

Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841

Downtown Seattle Condos For Sale

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

Magnolia View Homes Are HOT!

SOLD in 3 Weeks With Multiple Offers For Over List Price!

Listed for $750,000/Sold for $752,117

If you are looking for a Magnolia Realtor,then consider this:

3 Weeks On the market/ Multiple Offers/ We paid for Staging!

Magnolia view home

If you are looking for Magnolia Realtors,please let us know how we can help you sell your Magnolia home,too!

Courtney Cooper: 206-850-8841

Seattle Houseboat Lending Opens Up!

Just came across my desk this afternoon!  Seattle Houseboat lending is wide open again!

From Denise Carlson at Seattle Metropolitan:

We have great news to share……    We are back online with our houseboat lending program.  Below is the update we have made to our program guidelines.  

seattle houseboatsAug. 2011 update:  City of Seattle’s Shoreline Management plan is being revised and will most likely impact the houseboat community in some way.  Information is currently being gathered by the City.  The final plan will be drafted and submitted to the City Council for approval.  Once approved,it will then be sent to the Department of Ecology for their approval.  The estimated timeline looks to extend to year end 2011.  Details of the plan are uncertain at this time and pertain to various aspects of above water living,including the treatment of gray water and the % of ‘live aboards’ allowed around the lake.  There is uncertainty as to the impact on houseboat values any future changes in the SMP may create.  Given this uncertainty,SMCU has modified the requirements to the existing houseboat loan program to allow lending in this program as well as compensate for any potential negative impact as follows:


  • Minimum FICO score of 680 – no change
  • 45% maximum DTI – new
  • Minimum of 2 months documented reserves required on all transactions.
  • No other program details have been changed


You can reach Denise at 206-398-5581 if you have questions about houseboat lending.  Denise also does Seattle floating homes lending.  As always if you are interested in Seattle houseboats,please let us know –we would love to show you some of our favorites –both on the market and off.