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The Actual Cost of an Alaska Real Estate Home – Beyond the Listing Price

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When you begin scouring the Alaska Real Estate listings for a new home, the cost of the home appears to be right there at the top: the asking price. All the other details about the property are there, too, but they usually get close attention only after that dollar amount at the top falls within (well, is at least close to) your target number. But as soon as the shopping starts to narrow the field, the financial implications of those … Continue reading

Listings Missteps to Avoid in Alaska Real Estate…Any Time of the Year!

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The Alaska Real Estate listings aren’t dominated by any particular kind of seller—like local listings everywhere, all kinds of homeowners are represented. One attribute they generally have in common is the motivation to make their sale happen quickly. Sometimes that’s because they have settled on a new home purchase and want to avoid months of paying double duty on multiple residences. Sometimes a seller is relocating; sometimes there’s been a death or divorce. Regardless of the reason for entering their … Continue reading

The One Chance an Alaska Real Estate House for Sale Can Count On

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“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” It’s a saying that job applicants (at least the successful ones) take to heart. It’s why a lot of serious primping goes on before a blind date. It’s why movie directors spend as much time as it takes to light and prepare the first shot that will introduce their lead actress. And if you’re going to have a house for sale in Alaska Real Estate this summer, it’s why … Continue reading

Alaska Real Estate First Time Home Buyers Described in Yearly Report

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The upheaval in global financial markets over the past few years may have been unnerving for almost everyone, but among the hardest-hit group was first time home buyers, in Alaska Real Estate and across the country. Many had to deal with the stress caused by an uncertain economy, the fallout on business and job security, and, more directly, a pronounced increase in the difficulty of securing mortgages. The good news for Alaska Real Estate first time home buyers is how … Continue reading

‘Empty Nest’ Doesn’t Make the Alaska Real Estate Downsizing Choice Inevitable

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Many people assume that when the kids leave home, their newly empty nest automatically signals that downsizing into a smaller house or condo is the next step. In truth, for such families living in Alaska Real Estate, downsizing is a common option—one that could very well be the best choice. But, as the old Gershwin tune says, “it ain’t necessarily so…” For many of us, once we establish a firm direction in life, a lot of decisions are more or … Continue reading

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