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Floating Home Annual Tour - September 24, 2016


The floating home community in Sausalito is truly one of a kind. Nowhere else will you find such an eclectic assembly of floating homes thriving in a highly coveted and exclusive county! The approximately 425 floating homes in the waters of Sausalito are spread over several docks. Most managed by Waldo Point Harbor and Kappa's Marina but a few are also privately owned and operated. Each dock has a style and feel all its own.


The Marin Modern website attracts 100's of curious potential buyers and renters every month with questions about the lifestyle, process of purchasing and ownership. It's an attractive option to waterfront living and conjures romantic visions of waking up to the

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Are You Considering a Floating Home Purchase: Part 3


Congratulations! Escrow has closed and your Realtor has just handed you the keys to your very own piece of waterfront heaven! However, your home is so much more then just a waterfront home. You are in the water. Surrounded. Floating. You are one of approximately 425 lucky owners of a Sausalito, CA Floating home.

My three-part series on Floating homes is a reality check for the 100's of dreamers out there considering a floating home purchase.

Floating homes have been a part of my life since I was a little kid. My mom would bring us to visit friends on the docks and when I walked onto the boats I was mesmerized. Seriously, a home that is a boat, floating in the bay? There was

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Are You Considering a Floating Home Purchase? Part 2

Ready to make an offer?


The floating home real estate market has drastically changed over the past several years as the homes have become a viable alternative for affordable water front vacation homes and retirement/empty nester destinations. The increased interest, along with a limited inventory has driven the prices up. However, they are still selling at a lower price per square foot then other Marin water front homes and homes in Sausalito.

In the past it was possible to purchase many of the homes in the $500-700k range but those averages have changed with the recent sales of homes in the $900-$1.5m range. You can still find smaller homes and fixers for $350-$650k but the

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Are you Considering a Floating Home Purchase? Part 1


The Floating Home community in Sausalito, CA offers a completely unique and magical water front living experience that is unparalleled anywhere else in Marin. A typical Southern Marin water front home is going to be in the $2million - $10 million and up range. The floating homes average $700-$1million with some below and a few above.

There are approximately 425 floating homes in Marin with the majority of them in Sausalito making it truly a one of a kind community. However, the idea of owning and living on a floating home is often more romantic then the reality. Do your research and visit the different docks before making a decision.

Some research and a Realtor familiar with

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37 South Forty Dock, Sausalito CA 94965 - Dreams Do Come True


An artist had a dream or more like a vision to create a space in the houseboat community where he and his family could enjoy the alternative floating home environment, draw creative energy from the people and water.


Three years ago he had the dream of purchasing a fixer floating home, his wife was not "on board" with the idea. Two years ago he contacted me and started casually looking at available homes that came on the market. He was very specific in his criteria. It had to be in a good location, not too close to the parking lot and pleasing views of the other homes, water, mountains, it had to be small and it had to be a fixer.

We met several times at a variety of

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Financing for floating homes is not within my usual bailiwick, however numerous inquiries pushed me to do some research and I thought I'd post some information on this topic for those in need.

Even in past years when home financing was far more liberal, credit for purchasing a floating home was difficult to find. In today's challenged lending environment, non-mainstream loans have largely vanished and I was able to find only one lender offering financing for floating homes in the Bay Area: Financial Benefits Credit Union (FBCU). With just one player in the market, loan offerings are understandably limited and borrowers are likely to find themselves relegated to either a 7-year fixed or a 7-year adjustable loan. Both loans are based on 25-year

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