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Tom Phillips, Home Owner in 97219

why aren't there houseboats for sale in Sellwood or John's Landing?

Asked by Tom Phillips, 97219 Thu Jun 21, 2012

There are about 20 houseboats in Sellwood, near Oaks Park and a smaller number across the Willamette River near the west side of the Sellwood bridge, but I can't find any information on current listings or past sales. Why?

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I was wondering the same thing. I am going to retire at the end of the year, and I have always wanted to live on a riverboat. I can finally make my dream come true, but I can't find any for sale. Hopefully the suggestions here will give me some leads.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 8, 2014
There were 3 marineas now there are two. Oregon yaht club north of oaks park you own your own slip and macadam bay on westside there was a third one in front of sellwood harbor condo. The houseboat owners didn't want to move when the condos were built in 80's but a few did and when we had a winter flood 84-86 ? Some broke loose and floated down the river never to be moored there again. Because of the willamtte greenway floating homes cannot be added. Tom inglesby re/max historian
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 21, 2012
call Karla Divine at Divine NW Realty. She lives in a floating home moorage herself and knows the floating home market inside and out! Her phone # is 503-819-6923 or karla@karladivine.com. She can definitely help you...jj
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 21, 2012
Thanks Janeese!
Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012
Hi Tom, There are three floating homes for sale in the Sellwood & John's Landing area ranging in price from $399000 to $489,000. This area is unique and pricey. I am also happy to talk with you about the past sales, and what influences the prices and comparables in these moorages. Let me know if you would like to take a look at these homes, or know more about the area. I will take your question into my blog schedule too. Thanks for asking!!
Best, Karla Divine
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 21, 2012
You can find that information at http://www.FloatingHomesPortland.com. Easy search tool.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 21, 2012
The other one is called Macadam's.
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