Houseboat-Housebarge Update from Special Agents

Linda Bagley
  Dear Special Agents Subscriber (fellow live-aboard)! The Seattle Shoreline Management Plan (SSMP) has been approved by the Seattle city council and has been forwarded on to the Department Of Ecology (DOE) for review. This process is expected to take anywhere from 6 months to a year to complete, during which time there will be additional opportunities for comment and public involvement with DOE. There are two sections in the … Read More

Help Protect Seattle Houseboats

Linda Bagley
Seattle Houseboats need your help!  Proposed regulations from DPD that are currently under review by Seattle City Council could have negative effects on this wonderful, iconic Seattle community. Details of what is being proposed by DPD and the counter-proposal by Lake Union Liveaboard Association (LULA) can be viewed on LakeUnionLiveaboard.com. Simply put, DPD has created confusing,vague proposals that allow the city to use it’s discretion to  allow or not allow houseboats as it … 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

Stellar Lake Union Houseboat

Linda Bagley
  Imagine waterfront you can put your toes in! Experience the unique Seattle Houseboat lifestyle! Fabulous location, stellar finishes, and excellent interior and exterior spaces make this a rare Lake Union beauty. High end finishes include hand scraped acacia flooring, granite counter tops, all stainless appliances, under counter sink, floating staircase, hotwater on demand, and many more. From this end slip location you can see the Seattle skyline, Space Needle, … Read More

Gallery of Floating Homes

Linda Bagley
Take a quick tour of Floating Homes (One of these is a houseboat! Guess which one?) One of Special Agents Realty’s specialties is Floating Homes. We often show these Floating Homes by hopping in our runabout and touring the lake. We believe this affords the best views of the Floating Homes, Houseboats, and the lake lifestyle. During these tours, we have snapped a bunch of pictures and have compiled a … Read More