We all know that Seattle is expensive, and while purchasing a condo is generally viewed as a cheaper alternative to home ownership, it’s not always that cheap in the Emerald City.

The median Seattle condo price currently sits at $664,000, which isn’t all that cheap. So why not check out something that could be completely yours for a lower price tag?

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Right now, you can purchase the BarHop, a Seattle houseboat with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and 774 square feet for $449,950. The sweet floating home is moored on Westlake, located in a prime location at the end of the dock. It has breathtaking views of Downtown, the Space Needle, & Gasworks Park. It even has a rooftop deck giving you views of all fireworks, seaplanes, boat races, and lake life.

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The home is laid out with one bedroom on the main and a larger bedroom upstairs with decks at both ends. What’s more, The BarHop is in great shape as it was hauled out in 2021 for new wood and fiberglass hull refinishing. It also has a new kitchen, bathroom, flooring, and lighting throughout.

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As you may or may not know, each houseboat dock is basically its own neighborhood with its own rules. The BarHop happens to be located on a dock that allows pets, rentals, and live aboard. Keep in mind you will need to pay slip rent each month which is $1041 and includes water, electricity, and garbage.

You decide, condo or houseboat?