Michele Affronte on CNN.com

Michele Affronte, real estate agent for Engel and Volkers, outside her floating home  |  post by Larry Clinton  |  photo from cnn.com

Another of our resident realtors is getting great exposure for our community on the internet. This time it’s Michele Affronte on CNN.com. CNN Business writer Anna Bahney interviewed Michele for a post entitled “Life on the water: What it’s like to live on a floating home.”

Despite some of the drawbacks of dockside living mentioned in the post─no garages, 10-foot setbacks, long walks down the docks─Michele says “I fell in love with the community. You buy a floating home for the nature, adventure and community.”

Michele went on to recount how she left Manhattan Beach in Southern California more than 20 years ago, looking for something scenic.

“I bought my first floating home in Sausalito in 1991,” she said. “I thought I’d refinish it and move back to land. But 27 years later, I still live on a floating home.”

She cites the views, the proximity to adventure and the impromptu cocktails and check-ins from her eclectic group of neighbors that makes her community “the furthest thing from suburbia.”

The post reports that due to finite supply of available floating homes and steadily growing demand, “prices for floating homes in this area have been climbing by nearly 20% a year over the past five years.”

The post goes on to describe Seattle’s Lake Union floating home community, as well.