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

Moods of the Lake 2

Linda Bagley
Moods of the Lake 2 Living in a houseboat allows you to feel the water, and you learn after a while that the lake has moods. Sometimes it is happy, sometimes it is sad, sometimes angry, sometimes mysterious, but it seems to me, always beautiful. When I shot this picture this morning, I was struggling with what mood the lake was in.  This view only lasted a couple of minutes … Read More

Moods of the Lake

Linda Bagley
Moods of the Lake Living in a houseboat allows you to feel the water, and you learn after a while that the lake has moods. Sometimes it is happy, sometimes it is sad, sometimes angry, sometimes mysterious, but it seems to me, always beautiful. This morning, the lake woke up in a mysterious mood. The water had not even a ripple, and the light diffused by the fog created an … Read More

Houseboat Buying Guide

Linda Bagley
Purchasing a houseboat is quite different than purchasing a home on land. We live aboard a dual stern paddlewheel vessel on Lake Union – The KevLin; so we have been through the process. Additionally, we have helped a number of people dive in to this lifestyle, so we are quite familiar with the steps involved in a houseboat purchase.  We, like most people who purchase a houseboat for the first time, … Read More

Contemporary Houseboat – Open House – Sunday 6/6/2010 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Linda Bagley
Beautifully built contemporary houseboat vessel with 2 bedroom (full built-in beds), 55 feet – 750 sq.ft. interior living space, 15.3 beam fits most slips, or leave it in this amazing view slip. 1 Large Office with abundant storage and under cabinet lighting, Designer commercial rubber flooring, 1 Bathroom with full size stall shower & electric incinerator toilet: No Pump Out! Hand varnished birch paneling & clear VG fir trim throughout. … Read More