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‘Nick of Time’ Seattle Houseboat $289,000

July 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

‘Nick of Time’ Houseboat

Nick-Of-TimeOutstanding craftsmanship is featured in this spacious, one level houseboat with steel hull. Beautiful arched beams and high ceiling throughout the entire houseboat give a feeling of openness. Wrap-around windows in the large living area bring in light and let you enjoy the houseboat views. The spacious kitchen features lots of cabinetry and brushed stainless steel countertops. Walk in closet in the master stateroom and beautiful corner shower and vanity.
 

Live the life you’ve always dreamed of in this fabulous Seattle Houseboat.


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Executive Floating Home

June 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Executive Floating Home – Roanoke Reef – $1,890,000

Roanoke Reef 12Stunning architecturally inspired floating home with 1562 square feet, multiple levels and large full walls of windows to take in the amazing lake views and enjoy lake living in style. This outstanding location is serene yet provides rooftop views of the city, Gas Works Park, and beautiful sunsets. Enjoy morning & afternoon sun, largest floating dock in Roanoke Reef, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and a place to park your boat. Pet friendly + parking garage + storage! Live the life you’ve always dreamed of in this fabulous Seattle Floating Home.


 

Waterfront you can put your toes in.

 

Roanoke 12 LivingSleepless In Seattle would be envious of this fabulous contemporary Floating Home, designed for living on the water. This special home creates spaces for enjoying the water, relaxing, and living the dream. Step out your door and hop in your runabout to enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants accessible by boat on Lake Union. Spend the evening with friends or family enjoying the spacious accessory floating dock. Launch your Kayak and explore the floating home communities on Lake Union. This home is serene, yet close to Seattle life. The lagoon creates a peaceful setting for relaxation, while views from the top deck allow you to enjoy a vibrant urban lake. Truly, the best of all worlds.

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“Circus Dog” Houseboat ($169,000)

May 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Seattle Houseboat – Loaded with Charm & Character!

Circus Dog HouseboatAVAILABLE NOW – Come home to the lake aboard an amazingly well maintained 1991 Classic built 36’x12’ houseboat vessel with incredible charm. The obvious love and care that has gone into the adorable home on the water is such a delight. A spacious and cozy, houseboat with two entrance doors to dock on either side. Easy access to the interior cargo (hull) for storage, marine hardware on windows and doors, recently painted exterior, ample storage areas in bedroom, large galley w/ 1957 classic antique 4 burner gas range/oven. Walls of windows add bright interior spaces (12 windows all that open).

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Open House – Stunning Houseboat (4-27-14 – 1pm-4pm)

April 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Open House – Stunning Houseboat (4-27-14 – 1pm-4pm)

 


OPEN HOUSE(boat) 11 E. Allison St., Seattle, WA 98102
Limbo - 037Join us 4-27-14 for an open house(boat) aboard THE LIMBO, Sunday 4-27-14 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. A one of a kind, stunning executive houseboat located in an owned, end of dock slip with amazing panoramic views of Lake Union, Gasworks Park, Seattle Skyline, the Space Needle, and killer sunsets! This houseboat has over 1600 square feet of living space (more than any other floating home on the market in Seattle), with granite counter-tops, two living areas, 2 and a half baths. TONS of deck space to take in the million dollar views and a roof-top hot tub, built-in outdoor dining area, fan-tail bar, plus a run-about you can use to go to the many restaurants with public dock space (as featured in Seattle Cleats and Eats).

Blue Angel over Limbo

Blue Angel over Limbo

Imagine enjoying fabulous entertaining on the 3-season mid-level deck while watching kayakers and yachts cruise by. Your friends will love the bar looking over all of Lake Union and dining on the roof-top during sunset. You can even enjoy soaking in the hot-tub under the stars while Seattle stuns you with her night-time skyline. Or, feeling adventurous? Take The Limbo out for an evening cruise. Yes, she’s fully navigable and has been the Communications Vessel for the Seafair Log Boom for the last 2 years!

Limbo - 041Life on the Lake is an amazing adventure and Lake Union is a vibrant, urban lake, yet also supports a lively ecosystem including lake otters, eagles, blue heron, beavers, turtles, and more. With ever-changing views, close proximity to fabulous restaurants and night life, and quick access to downtown, this location can’t be beat. This is waterfront like no other and a lifestyle to dream about.

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Limbo - 027-2Not only is The Limbo beautiful on the outside, inside she is decked out with high-end executive finishes that will please the most discriminating tastes. Beautifully upholstered ceilings, Granite kitchen and breakfast bar, built in sound system, 2 living areas, room to sleep 6 comfortably, Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom, two additional sleeping rooms, buit-in office space, and a total of 2 and a half baths. There are 2 helm stations – the interior helm is nicely appointed and allows piloting during rainy weather, while the flying bridge (on the top deck) provides tremendous visibility.

Come aboard and join us, Sunday 4-27 1pm-4pm for the OPEN HOUSE(boat)!

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Houseboat Vessel “Pacena”

June 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

 

Don’t miss this adorable 2 bedroom houseboat called “Pacena”!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACome aboard “Pacena” an absolutely charming houseboat 40′ x 12′ vessel located in sought after Nickerson Marina houseboat gated community. Room for small sailboat along side. Two bedrooms, 3/4 bath, Webasto radiant heated wood flooring, chef designed kitchen, Webasto constant hotwater. Lot’s of gardening space and a wonderful upper deck for entertaining. Laundry and additional showers on site, slip fees $449. per month, $150 per month liveaboard and $8.00 PM garbage. Black water pump out additional. Financing possible, call vessel broker or email for questions.
 
 

NOTE: HOUSEBOAT VESSELS ARE NOT POSTED ON THE NWMLS AND ONLY LEGALLY SOLD BY VESSEL DEALERS.
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Flagship Seattle Houseboat-Vessel

June 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

 

SOLD!

Check out this fabulous, fun, funky, Seattle houseboat!

American Dream ReduxImagine waterfront you can put your toes in!  Picture owning this one of a kind flagship!  The spirit of Seattle shines through in this fanciful, charming houseboat loaded with character and flavor. Nicely equipped with a 3/4 bath, charming kitchen with nautical cabinetry, and wood ceilings accented with nautical style beams.  Complete with elevated pilot station and wooden ship’s wheel, this vessel has all the right stuff.  Located at Seattle Marina in an over-sized slip, there is room for your run-about behind the houseboat-vessel, or we can move it to a smaller slip.

Special Agents, Inc has submitted application for our vessel brokers license and will be your houseboat vessel go to broker. Coming soon Seattle-Houseboat.com.

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National Realtors Open House Event

April 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

National Realtors Open House Event April 20th and 21st

Thinking of listing your home?  You have time to get your home ready to make the best first impression for new buyer’s and I have prepared a list of to do’s so you are ready.

  1. Do a pre-inspection on your home to help you avoid dealing with unforeseen issues during the negotiations. Think of this as your handyman to-do list and hire professionals as needed. Save your receipts for all your work, you may need these receipts for the potential buyer and possibly for your taxes (check with your CPA).
  2. Meet with your Real Estate Broker who will provide a Comparative Market Analysis for your home, discuss listing price and may have suggestions on what you may be able to do to get the best value for prospective buyer’s.  Your Realtor may also recommend previewing active listings in your market area. This will be your competition. In addition you will want to discuss with your Realtor buying a home and ask for a lender referral. This will be a good time to meet with Lender you trust and discuss with them what you need to do to get pre-approved for buying a home. Getting your pre-approval before you list your home may save a lot of headaches when you get an offer on your home. You need to be ready to buy.
  3. This is Spring and “Curb Appeal” is very important. To get buyer’s in the door you need an inviting entry, so power-wash moss, paint and freshen up with flowers and new bark. Hire a yard service if you need the help, because this will pay off in the price you get for the home.
  4. Minimize! De-personalize and organize your home and get rid of the clutter. That doesn’t mean cramming it in the closets and garage, it means consider getting rid of things never or rarely used. Buyer’s need to see that the home is not over crowed and there will be room for their things. If it is cluttered, it will be difficult for buyer’s to see beyond your belongings. I recommend placing things you are not using in storage tubs. It can be less daunting to pack them later if you have them already packed in easy to move storage containers. Consider renting a storage unit for a few months while the home is listed.
  5. Change out all the light bulbs to brighter bulbs and clean all the light fixtures while your at it. Replace any broken or outdated light fixtures, but try to stay with period fixtures.
  6. Clean the windows inside and out. I recommend using hot-water with a very small amount of dish soap. Always show your home with all the lights on and window coverings open to let in the light.
  7. If you need to paint consider lighter neutral colors.  Get a designer if you need help choosing colors, but stay neutral.
  8. If something is broken replace it or fix it. Buyer’s want to know you have taken care of your home.
  9. Clean, clean, clean! Whether you hire deep cleaning house cleaner or you do it your self, it is very important to clean the home, including the carpets.
  10. Consider getting your home staged. Partial staging will go a long way when selling a home and statistically a lightly staged home will sell first. Even if it is not the better home.
  11. List your home for sale and plan for many showings in your first week or two. Your Realtor will work with you on the best showing times and Open House times.

Click here to email Linda Bagley and I will help you through the process.

 

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Rental Houseboat/Floating home

April 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Special Agents Realty and Special Agents Houseboats needs Floating Home and Houseboat rentals as soon as possible. We have renters on a waiting list. Please email Linda@specialAgents.net if you have one coming available with soon.

I recently filled a Floating Home rental email request within 24 hours with a very high quality renter. Let me know if you would like a reference from the owner.

Thank you!

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Houseboats

March 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Seattle Houseboats, barges and Floating homes — OH MY!

Have you heard the latest news on Seattle Houseboats (or, perhaps the most accurate news, that is)???

For a summary of the definitions of Houseboats, House Barges, and Floating Homes PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Did you notice Houseboats are no longer listed on the NWMLS (Northwest Multiple Listing Service), or did you think there are no houseboats for sale?

Houseboat CollageOn the contrary, there are Seattle Houseboats for sale but they are no longer on the NWMLS nor are they to be sold by Real Estate Brokers! For decades Houseboats were listed on the NWMLS and Real Estate Brokers sold them. Recently, the NWMLS concluded that a Houseboat is a licensed vessel, a boat, and is not property that Real Estate Brokers (agents) are licensed to sell. The new Rules were posted November 1st 2012 but remained on the NWMLS until this month (March 2013). Seattle Houseboat vessels (boats) are typically closed through Maritime Title Services, registered as a vessel with the Department of Licensing and the buyer pays Sales Tax. In 2006, we discovered our houseboat, a dual stern paddle wheeler on the NWMLS, and we purchased it and have lived there since 2007. It fascinated me that we could actually list and sell houseboats on the MLS because they are boats and we became the specialists in buying and selling houseboats and barges.

Part of the reason for this error is the nomenclature used by the NWMLS has been incorrect, leading to the wrong type of “On Water Residences” being listing on the NWMLS. Through our conversations with the NWMLS, we pointed out that they were incorrectly referring to Floating Homes as Houseboats. As a result of these conversations, the style code is being changed and the previous style code of Houseboats will now be Floating Homes. I am very excited about this, as it will help eliminate the problem of listing houseboats, when only Floating Homes are allowed.

The Jury is out whether Seattle House Barges can be listed on the NWMLS and if real estate brokers can list and sell them. Seattle House Barges are vessels that do not require a means of propulsion and are found both in rented slips and in owned slips.  There are 34 Seattle barge vessels approved by the City of Seattle.

In addition, Department of Planning and Development published a Client Assistance Memo (updated in 2004) that clarified the definitions of the 3 types of “On Water Properties” (Floating Homes, House Barges, and Vessels)
In this CAM-229 it defines House Barges:  
The SSMP defines a house barge as a vessel that is both:
1. designed and used for navigation but lacks a
means of self-propulsion and steering equipment
or capability (for example, it is designed and used
for navigation by towing); and
2. designed or used as a place of residence.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOf importance for Houseboat buyer’s, it is imperative that you are knowledgeable about the Seattle City Houseboat and Barge Regulations. We (Kevin and Linda Bagley) are the founders of LULA (Lake Union Liveaboard Association) and are very active with the issues and politics surrounding Houseboats and Barges.  Kevin is a Seattle Council appointed Stake Holder negotiating for the rights of existing Seattle Houseboats on Lake Union and keenly aware of the current issues surrounding Houseboats in the Seattle Shoreline Master Plan. If you have any questions or concerns and want ACCURATE information about Seattle Houseboats or Barges you need to contact Kevin Bagley or Linda Bagley.

There are excellent books on Amazon.com “Seattle’s Unsinkable Houseboats” and “Seattle’s Floating Homes”, which give some of the Seattle history.

While the NWMLS and Real Estate Brokers sort out what can and cannot be sold, we at Special Agents, Inc. have taken the necessary steps (legally licensed) to sell Floating Homes, Houseboats or housebarges. We soon will have a new website afloat for ALL listings. Stay tuned!!

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Patti and Mike endorse Special Agents

March 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Patti Sherlock: Client, Seller

We listed one home with Linda and now (several properties later) work with her and Special Agents realty exclusively for very good reasons. Her service is phenomenal – far beyond the expected, her ethics honest and upfront without question, she is friendly, professional, very detailed oriented and stays on top of all the details. She alerts us to information and timelines important to making an investment or getting a good return on investments made. Whether we are buying or selling, we give Linda our full endorsement without reservation!

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