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9 Fantastic Floating Homes for Sale

Living close to a body of water has its share of real estate perks — water views, waterfront properties, private beaches, and personal boat launches are a few top-of-mind examples.

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2369 Fairview Ave E, Slip 6, Seattle, WA 98102
For Sale: $3,450,000

While mortgages and home insurance differ with these floating homes, price tiers exist just like the standard land-based single-family homes. Depending on the size and location, floating homes range in price from $150,000 to several million. This modern, 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 3-story home represents the luxury category of floating homes. This “floating penthouse” is priced at $3.45 million and offers 850-sq ft of terraces, a rooftop deck, boat lift and deed parking.

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2764 Westlake Ave N, Apt G, Seattle, WA 98109
For Sale: $825,000

A downside to floating communities is the fact that the homes don’t come with a driveway or garage close to your house. However, shops, grocery stores, and restaurants are usually a short walk away as is the case for this 1-bedroom floating home for sale on Seattle’s Westlake real estate market.

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2394 Mariner Square Dr, B-12, Alameda, CA 94501
For Sale: $485,000

Some are even close to public transportation, as is noted in the property listing for a floating home on the Alameda real estate market for $485,000. The 1,000-sq ft home is right across from Jack London Square with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and spacious upper deck.

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2394 Mariner Square Dr, B-12, Alameda, CA 94501
For Sale: $485,000

Some are even close to public transportation, as is noted in the property listing for a floating home on the Alameda real estate market for $485,000. The 1,000-sq ft home is right across from Jack London Square with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and spacious upper deck.

 

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 11666 N Island Cove Ln, Portland, OR 97217
For Sale: $169,000

Located in Hayden Island near Portland, OR, this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home was built in 2007 and features hardwood and radiant-heat floors, surround sound, walk-in closets and a den all for $169,000. In price and structure, this is a rare find on both the Hayden Island real estate and Portland real estate markets.

 

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2023 N Jantzen Ave, Portland, OR 97217
For Sale: $433,000

This 3,000-sq ft Portland home on Hayden Island has a gas fireplace in the living room, a slip for a 50-foot boat, sweeping river views and an upper master suite that offers 735 sq ft of space, including a sunroom.

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17809 NE Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97230
For Sale: $895,000

Who says floating homes are small? The listing description for this humongous, 4,200-sq ft floating home on Portland’s Columbia River claims it is “completely still, no movement” since it is built on a concrete slab that can “hold up 2 million pounds.” Containing 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, this floating home also has a 17-foot swim spa off the master deck.

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18525 NE Marine Dr, SLIP D2, Portland, OR 97230
For Sale: $599,900

Gorgeous, modern floating home with green features, including Energy Star appliances. Smartly designed with three levels of decks to enjoy the Columbia River. The home features hardwood floors, has 2,436 sq ft, with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Home comes with ownership of both sides of the dock and has room (12′x40′) for a boat.

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2394 Mariner Square Dr, #b-16, Alameda, CA 94501
For Sale: $520,000

As previously mentioned, mortgage loans and home insurance for floating homes are different than your standard Fannie Mae-type mortgages. Floating home communities, especially those of a “higher-end” nature — like this home on the Alameda real estate market for $520,000 — “are going to require people to have 20 percent down minimum,” Miner explained.

But, many floating home owners — like Miner — believe the different insurance and mortgage requirements to buy a floating home are worth it.

“Once you have it [a floating home], you many never leave it,” Miner said.

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9 Fantastic Floating Homes for Sale

Living close to a body of water has its share of real estate perks — water views, waterfront properties, private beaches, and personal boat launches are a few top-of-mind examples.

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