Floating Homes

About Floating Homes For Sale

This page has all of the floating homes for sale that are in the RMLS.  It also is the only place where you can see whether the floating home is in a slip that you rent or that you own.  Click on the clickable + read more under Property Details and Features.  If a monthly fee shows under Fees, the slip is rented.  If a monthly fee shows under Home Owner’s Association, it is in a slip owned  by the homeowner.  To read about the process of buying and owning a floating home, check out www.portlandfloatinghomes.com.

All of the floating homes for sale in the Portland area Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) are shown here:

 

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$945,000
$945,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Oregon Yacht Club, Portland
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,995 Sqft
6901 Se Oaks Park Way ##g Portland , OR 97202
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$785,000
$785,000 - 1Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Sellwood - Waterfront, Portland
1 Bed
2 Baths
1,390 Sqft
6901 Se Oaks Park Way #12 Portland , OR 97202
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$675,000
$675,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Macadam Bay Moorage, Portland
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,432 Sqft
7720 Sw Macadam Ave #7 Portland , OR 97219
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$645,000
$645,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Macadam Bay; Johns Landing, Portland
1 Bed
1 Bath
748 Sqft
7720 Sw Macadam Ave #19 Portland , OR 97219
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$599,000
$599,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Macadam Bay, Portland
New
2 Beds
2 Baths
985 Sqft
7720 Sw Macadam Ave #14 Portland , OR 97219
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$549,900
$549,900 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Mcguire Point Marina, Portland
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,801 Sqft
17809 Ne Marine Dr #a2 Portland , OR 97230
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$499,000
$499,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Portland
4 Beds
2 Baths
2,685 Sqft
1751 N Jantzen Ave #1751 Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$469,000
$469,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Jantzen Beach Moorage, Portland
4 Beds
2 Baths
1,700 Sqft
1927 N Jantzen Ave #1927 Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$429,900
$429,900 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Class Harbor, Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,576 Sqft
3939 N Marine Dr #15 Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$425,000
$425,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Jantzen Beach Moorage, Portland
New
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,435 Sqft
1857 N Jantzen Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$400,000
$400,000 - 2Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Columbia Crossing, Portland
2 Beds
3 Baths
2,152 Sqft
11808 N Jantzen Dr Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$389,000
$389,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,510 Sqft
3939 N Marine Dr Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$380,000
$380,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Hayden Island, Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,553 Sqft
11710 N Island Cove Dr Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$359,000
$359,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,300 Sqft
23586 Nw St. Helens Rd Portland , OR 97231
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$349,000
$349,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,600 Sqft
18305 Ne Marine Dr #b11 Portland , OR 97230
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$335,000
$335,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Portland
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,593 Sqft
173 Ne Bridgeton Rd #17 Portland , OR 97211
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$329,000
$329,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Hayden Island / Whima, Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,350 Sqft
2630 N Hayden Island Dr #36 Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$329,000
$329,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Bridgeton Neighborhood, Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,198 Sqft
205 N Bridgeton Rd #w2 Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$324,900
$324,900 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in The Islands Moorage, Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,989 Sqft
18989 Ne Marine Dr #76 Portland , OR 97230
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$324,900
$324,900 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Bridgeton, Portland
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,485 Sqft
501 Ne Bridgeton Rd #3 Portland , OR 97211
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$317,000
$317,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Bridgeton Neighborhood, Portland
1 Bed
1 Bath
831 Sqft
531 N Bridgeton Rd ##3 Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$315,000
$315,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rocky Pointe Marina, Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,100 Sqft
23586 Nw Saint Helens Rd #u-34 Portland , OR 97231
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$300,000
$300,000 - 3Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Jantzen Beach Moorage, Portland
3 Beds
1 Bath
2,064 Sqft
1849 N Jantzen Ave Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$275,000
$275,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Buoy One Moorage, Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,164 Sqft
429 N Bridgeton Rd #11 Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$254,000
$254,000 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Bridgeton Neighborhood, Portland
2 Beds
1 Bath
720 Sqft
309 N Bridgeton Rd #b Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$250,000
$250,000 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Portland
2 Beds
1 Bath
1,034 Sqft
535 Ne Bridgeton Rd ##1 Portland , OR 97211
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$249,000
$249,000 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Rocky Pointe Marina, Portland
2 Beds
1 Bath
820 Sqft
24800 Nw Saint Helens Rd #l02 Portland , OR 97231
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$249,000
$249,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Portland
1 Bed
1 Bath
874 Sqft
18699 Ne Marine Dr #d23 Portland , OR 97230
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$244,000
$244,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Hayden Island / Jantzen Beach, Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,269 Sqft
11844 N Jantzen Dr Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$229,000
$229,000 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Portland
2 Beds
1 Bath
987 Sqft
1835 N Jantzen Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$225,000
$225,000 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Portland
2 Beds
1 Bath
975 Sqft
11666 N Island Cove Ln Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$199,000
$199,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Bridgeton, Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,300 Sqft
173 Ne Bridgeton Rd #18 Portland , OR 97211
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$199,000
$199,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in North Portland Harbour, Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,450 Sqft
4101 N Marine Dr #4 Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$184,900
$184,900 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Bridgeton, Portland
1 Bed
1 Bath
714 Sqft
501 Ne Bridgeton Rd ##2 Portland , OR 97035
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$177,500
$177,500 - 3Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Tahkenitch Lake, Gardiner
3 Beds
1 Bath
1,280 Sqft
15 N Tahkenitch Gardiner , OR 97441
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$175,000
$175,000 - 1Br/2Ba -  for Sale in The Dalles
1 Bed
2 Baths
874 Sqft
101 N Boat Basin Rd The Dalles , OR 97058
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$149,000
$149,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Portland
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,451 Sqft
2901 Ne Marine Dr #a-10 Portland , OR 97211
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$144,900
$144,900 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Mccuddys Marina, Ridgefield
1 Bed
1 Bath
729 Sqft
5 W Mill St #a18 Ridgefield , WA 98642
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$132,500
$132,500 - 0Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Columbia Ridge Marina, Portland
1 Bath
18525 Ne Marine Dr #a2 Portland , OR 97230
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$125,000
$125,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in The Dalles Marina, The Dalles
1 Bed
1 Bath
680 Sqft
101 N Boat Basin Rd #b1 The Dalles , OR 97058
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$120,000
$120,000 - 0Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Mc Cuddy's Marina, Portland
1 Bath
695 Sqft
2901 Ne Marine Dr #c15 Portland , OR 97211
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$115,000
$115,000 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Vancouver
2 Beds
1 Bath
2,392 Sqft
4911 Nw 122nd St #22 Vancouver , WA 98685
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$110,000
$110,000 - 0Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Scappoose
1 Bath
26400 Nw St. Helens Rd #32 Scappoose , OR 97056
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$110,000
$110,000 - 0Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Scappoose
1 Bath
26400 Nw St. Helens Rd #14 Scappoose , OR 97056
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$110,000
$110,000 - 0Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Scappoose
1 Bath
26400 Nw St. Helens Rd #10 Scappoose , OR 97056
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$109,000
$109,000 - 0Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Portland
1 Bath
900 Sqft
1621 N Jantzen Ave Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$99,900
$99,900 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Westlake
1 Bed
1 Bath
468 Sqft
Tahkenitch Lake Westlake , OR 97493
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$85,000
$85,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Lakeside
1 Bed
1 Bath
320 Sqft
515 N Tenmile Lake Lakeside , OR 97449
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$85,000
$85,000 - 0Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Skyline Moorage, Portland
1 Bath
323 Sqft
23524 Nw St Helens Rd #s19 Portland , OR 97231
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$60,000
$60,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Ridgefield Marina, Ridgefield
1 Bed
1 Bath
630 Sqft
5 W Mill St #c24 Ridgefield , WA 98642
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home
$5,000
$5,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Portland
1 Bed
1 Bath
1,100 Sqft
1831 N Jantzen Ave Portland , OR 97217
Status: Active
Property Type: Floating Home

 

Floating homes are a unique kind of real estate.  Most brokers, even in Portland, have never bought or sold one.  Buying and selling floating homes is more complex due to limitated financing alternatives, inspections involved, the particulars of moorages, geographic dispersion, etc.  The market for floating homes is definitely one in which you want your agent to have some expertise.  We have seen everything, from agents listing floating homes for sale marketing a floating house with a “solid float” (which it was later discovered needed $50,000 worth of work) and agents marketing properties stating that the home was fully financeable with an FHA or VA loan.  FHA and VA loans cannot be used to buy a floating house.  We can help you through the financing process as you buy a floating house.  Contact us to find out which lenders will lend for the purchase of floating homes.  There are just too many nuances to buying and selling floating homes to trust it to someone who has little to no experience, no matter how great the broker might be otherwise.

Floating Homes For Sale

Floating home owners in the Portland area are almost like the six degrees from Kevon Bacon game; almost everyone knows someone who knows someone who lives in, or has lived in, a floating home.  With Portland rents skyrocketing and house prices rising, many people are looking toward Portland’s “Next Frontier” where there is still affordable housing and people can live a more adventurous life.  Retiring Baby Boomers are looking to be closer to their boats.  Gen X-ers are tired of home maintenance and yard work.  There are better things to do during the weekend than mowing the grass and pulling weeds.  Millennials are looking for the next adventure where they can come home every day to ‘a vacation.”  Take a look at the floating homes for sale that can meet many of these lifestyle goals.

A floating home is exactly what is sounds like.  It’s a normal home that sits on top of a float – typically constructed of logs or concrete.  Depending on your location, you will rent or own the slip which your home is moored to.  If you own the slip, you will pay a monthly fee to the Home Owners Association (HOA) for typical upkeep of the ground and services.  HOA fees also typically cover water, sewer, and garbage which you would normally pay directly to the utility companies if you had a home on land.  Every moorage has its own set of rules and you must agree to them as part of your lease whether you rent the slip or, as a condition of your membership in the HOA, you own the slip.  These are all important things to keep in mind when reviewing floating homes for sale in Portland.

Steps to Owning a floating home:

Prepare to buy a floating home

  1. Interested in floating homes for sale but have so many questions? – Call The Portland Team. We are always happy to talk with you about floating houses, and houses on land for that matter.
  2. Contract with an experienced floating home realtor – Even if you do not choose to work with The Portland Team, PLEASE select a realtor who has bought or sold at least 5 floating homes…do NOT use your sister-in-law or BFF if they have NEVER sold a floating home.
  3. Secure financing, if necessary – The Portland Team can refer you to the few lenders who will loan on a floating home. Most require 20% down and offer 15- to 30-year terms.

 

Look at floating homes, find one, make an offer

  1. Find the home of your dreams – The Portland Team can help you – more than any other broker, we have great deal of inside information about each house listed and also what is coming on the market soon.
  2. Negotiate – The Portland Team knows floating homes. We understand the market and also what it takes to repair things on floating homes.  With our expertise and deep background in negotiations, we can help you navigate that path towards floating home ownership as effortlessly as it can be.

Evaluate, inspect, and finish negotiations for your floating home

  1. After we help you arrive at a mutually-accepted offer, if you are a buyer, you will need to complete the rest of the process. We will help you navigate the rules, bylaws, HOA documents, board minutes, residency application, inspection process, interaction with the title company, background and credit checks… all of it.  Do not make the mistake of assuming Fido can come with you to your floating home; some moorages allow dogs while others don’t.  Floating home moorages are similar to condominiums in that the owners want to ensure the safety of all residents by properly vetting you to make sure you aren’t on the next episode of America’s Most Wanted.
  2. Depending on the results of the inspections, yes, plural, we’ll negotiate on your behalf…again.
  3. Hurry up and wait. This is the part of the process that can be eerily quiet as we wait for documents to be processed and loan underwriters to cross Ts, dot Is, sometimes cross Is and dot Ts, and whatever else they do as you prepare for the successful closing of your transaction.  It’s the time for you to daydream about what adventures wait in store for you.

Closing the deal – Woo hoo! You can now sell your lawn mower and spend your days boating, fishing, kayaking, and spotting sea lions from your front deck.

Floating homes for sale

Call us anytime.  We would be happy to help you with floating homes for sale or houses on land.  John 503.858.7643.  Broker licensed in Oregon with Premiere Property Group, LLC.