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Help for Alaska First Time Home Buyers!

As the end of 2014 approached, the National Association of Realtors® was able to come up with some general observations on the makeup of the current market—facts that anyone expecting to deal with Alaska home buyers in the coming year should find useful. With consumer attitudes showing improvement across the board, you might have expected that all segments of the home buying public would have shown increased activity. Not so. According to the NAR’s annual survey—the big one that they’ve … Continue reading

A “Magic Number” for House Flipping?

ABC’s Nightline recently aired an interesting segment about house flipping, which included a magic number that’s probably never been seen before. Alaska house flippers would have been glued to their TVs if they’d stayed up late enough to catch Nightline, because if authentically magical, it’s a good number to know. The segment was part of a series called “Realty Check.” This one was about new strategies in the “ever-competitive world of flipping.” The show started with some background about how … Continue reading

All time low in Mortgage rates for Alaska

Alaska’s mortgage interest rates have been so low for so long that there is the definite possibility that the real value they represent—for both Alaska home buyers and sellers—may now be being taken for granted. It’s only natural. If you believe that past history is the best predictor of future performance, last January’s common wisdom that mortgage interest rates in 2014 would head up to at least 5% or more wouldn’t have fazed you a bit. One quick glance at the … Continue reading

School Districts Rate Highly in Anchorage Real Estate Home Buying Survey

Anchorage Real Estate

Anchorage Real Estate residents don’t have to have children at home to know when we’ve gone through the familiar back-to-school rituals. Just turn on a radio or TV, step into a retail store, or drive past a school and the calls to educational muster are evident. At the same time, it’s hard not to be reminded how significant education is when it comes to Anchorage Real Estate home buying—how likely it is for schools to be on the forefront of … Continue reading

Selling Your Home in Anchorage Real Estate’s Fall Sales Season

Anchorage Real Estate

Springtime is correctly known near and far as the peak season for selling your home—in Anchorage Real Estate; elsewhere in the U.S.; probably on Mars, too. Everybody knows it. This has created a most unfortunate side effect: namely, the notion that if you missed the spring home sales binge, you’d best cancel all plans and hold your house off the market until next year (even if you’re actually ready to list). So…should you give up on selling your home in … Continue reading

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