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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

Anchorage Real Estate Property Type Wording Shapes Buyer Expectations

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If you are preparing to sell your property in Anchorage this fall, it’s worth considering what the marketing angle will be: how to characterize it most accurately—and appealingly. It starts with the choice of wording for your home’s property type, which will set up prospective buyers’ expectations before they come upon the more detailed description. Cottage or Bungalow This property description instantly conjures up images of a small, cozy, picturesque Anchorage Real Estate property. Buyers attracted to a cottage are … Continue reading

Family Health Fair 2014

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Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage will be holding a Family Health Fair. On Saturday April 12th, 2014 come take advantage of what health knowledge the hospital will be providing. There will be health and wellness education, demonstrations, seminars and activities. This event is for the whole family. Learn together about the importance of healthy eating habits and exercise. See the difference between a non-smoker and a smokers lungs. Teach your children the importance of being tobacco free for you health. … Continue reading

North Star Speed Way, Wasilla-AK

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 Its not NASCAR, but it’s as close as you can get this far north! Bring family and friends to North Star Speed way located in Wasilla, Alaska. Come experience racing in Alaska and have hours of fun entertainment! North Star Speedway is a safe, family-oriented destination fit for all your racing needs. With seating for over 3000 people, there will always be room for everyone. North Star Speedway features racing of the Legends cars, which were built in 1937 and … Continue reading

Buying a House in Alaska Real Estate and the Great Preference Divide

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When it comes to buying a house in Real Estate Kenai, almost the first thing most of us do is to check the online listings to see what’s out there that catches our eye. That quick first look will usually reflect some preferences most of us don’t even bother to think about (that is, until we’re buying a house). Sometimes they stem from our earliest childhood memories—the impressions that shape what ‘home’ should look like. Sometimes, those preferences have developed … Continue reading

50th Anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964

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March 27th, 1964 was a tragic day for the State of Alaska when the Great Alaska Earthquake struck the south-central region. The Anchorage Museum will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake. State and local officials join community leaders to recall the devastation brought by the earthquake and share stories of Alaskans and their survival. This Great Alaska Earthquake forever altered the Alaskan landscape in places like Anchorage, Seward and Valdez. Places on the Kenai Peninsula … Continue reading

American Consumers, Alaska Real Estate Housing Market Share Unfazed Outlook

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The details seem stubbornly worrisome. Mortgage requirements have grown stricter. The Federal Reserve may or may not turn off the cheap money spigot—and if anything causes the stock market to sputter, it’s uncertainty. Occasional bits of good news in the labor picture can’t overcome the fact that unemployment remains stuck on high in many states. All of this should be bad news for the housing market in Alaska Real Estate, except for one overriding factor: apparently, Alaskan consumers aren’t buying … Continue reading

Sooner or Later, Fed Changes Impact Anchorage Real Estate Home Loan Rates

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On January 6, the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, making it the first time ever that a woman has led the nation’s most important financial institution. In some respects, it makes her the most powerful woman in the United States. As with every personnel change in the Fed, Yellen’s rise has fostered plenty of concerns about the direction the Federal Reserve will take under her leadership. Since it’s the institution that determines the … Continue reading

Selling a Wasilla Real Estate Property Despite Neglectful Neighbors

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This spring, all signs point to our Alaska Real Estate market being a sizzling hot one. For anyone who will be selling a property soon, it’s time to take stock of the factors that will influence how attractive (and competitive) their offering will turn out to be, Always near the top of the list is, of course, location: location as geography (how close it is to Wasilla, Alaska’s key shopping, parks and recreation areas) and location as setting (how desirable … Continue reading

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