Houseboats Back on the MLS!

Linda Bagley
Houseboats Back on the MLS! We are VERY excited and proud to announce that Houseboats will be back on the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) as of July 24th, 2015. It is hard to believe that just over a year ago, we, Kevin & Linda Bagley began this endeavor on June 4th, 2014 by meeting with Jerry McDonald, Administrator of Real Estate Programs for Washington State, and Lewis Denny, Manager … Read More

Water Lodge Houseboat $185,000 (SOLD 2015 by Special Agents Houseboats!)

Linda Bagley
‘Water Lodge’ Houseboat – $185,000 Come aboard the “Water Lodge”, feel the gentle movement of living on the water and listen to the lake sounds. Morning and afternoon watch the geese fly in, not so elegantly landing on the water. High ceilings, all on one level with main level bedroom, built in closets and drawers, 3/4 bathroom, large living & dining room. Enjoy the electric fireplace on a cool winter … Read More

Big Brother – Seattle House Barge $399,000 (SOLD 2015 by Special Agents Houseboats!)

Linda Bagley
‘Big Brother’ Registered Seattle House Barge $399,000.00 Wonderfully remodeled 40 x 14′ house barge “Big Brother” located on Eastlake at Hamlin Pier floating home community. 2 bedrooms, full bath & aprox. 1,000 SF of living space, connected to city sewer. Large living room, sunny updated kitchen with new appliances, quartz counters, soft close cabinets & pantry. Forward & aft covered decks. Rooftop deck w/lake & Space Needle view. New roof, … Read More

Watch HGTV Houseboat Hunter Episode Online

Linda Bagley
Save the Houseboats and Barges in Seattle, Don’t let Seattle eliminate this amazing lifestyle and an integral part of Seattle History! The HGTV Houseboat Hunter episode featuring Special Agents Realty is now available on line.  Kevin Bagley helps Scott Dossett find his dream houseboat on Lake Union in Seattle. If you have not had a chance to see this episode, you can now view it online. Scott looks at houseboats … Read More

La Paloma (House barge) $79,000! (SOLD!!)

Linda Bagley
Permitted Housebarge – no Sales Tax!!  Escape aboard this absolutely charming studio house barge with queen sleeping loft, whimsical leaded stained glass windows, hobbit door and perfect sized kitchen with 3/4 bath. enjoy the romance of the lake. One of 34 registered house barges in Seattle, no sales tax. Well maintained, hauled out September, hull refinished, new fiberglass roof, interior & exterior painted. In Nickerson marina rental slip $231 PM, … Read More

Flagship Seattle Houseboat-Vessel (SOLD!!)

Linda Bagley
  SOLD! Check out this fabulous, fun, funky, Seattle houseboat! Imagine 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, … Read More

Houseboats off the NWMLS

Linda Bagley
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? On the contrary, there … Read More

New Houseboats in Seattle are Not Permitted!

Linda Bagley
  NEW HOUSEBOATS IN SEATTLE WATERS (SMP) ARE NOT ALLOWED!!! Seattle Department of Planning and Development proposed the new Shoreline Master Plan to the Seattle City Council in January 2013. This proposal was accepted and approved by the full council to be submitted to Department of Ecology. The Review process for Department of Ecology can take 6 months to a year to review the hundreds of pages of proposed changes … Read More

Houseboat Lending Program Suspended through Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union

Linda Bagley
Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union has suspended Houseboat lending stating they are “at our policy concentration limit”. Very dissapointing news! In addition they state “Floating home loan program will continue to be offered with 15 year and 20 year fixed rate/term offerings. We will no longer offer the 30 year amortization with 15 year balloon product.” Additionally SMCU states they are approacing their concentration limit on some docks which might limit … Read More