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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

Anchorage Real Estate

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

A Real Estate “Bird Dog” Can Be an Alaska Real Estate Investor’s Best Friend

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When promising investment properties, in Alaska Real Estate or anywhere, are well-promoted, you can count on them drawing a crowd. Why wouldn’t they? Investment properties that perform well are like money machines: put in a quarter, get back a quarter and a nickel (and another nickel, and another, and another…). What’s not to like? But not all Real Estate Anchorage investment properties are well-promoted. There can be any number of reasons why, but the bottom line is that some of … Continue reading

Whether Selling an Alaska Real Estate Home or Not, Upgrade Choices Matter

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For owners who are contemplating some major upgrades with an eye to eventually selling a home in Alaska Real Estate, there’s always the question of where to do the upgrading. Last year, the National Association of Home Builders weighed in with a study of what today’s home buyer “really want”—which supplies some guidance that may be helpful. Although the findings aren’t directly applicable for every home, the concepts that were cited as most popular can be informative, particularly to creative-minded … Continue reading

Alaska Real Estate Foreclosure Histories May Not Close Mortgage Options

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There is encouraging news for some prospective homeowners with an Alaska Real Estate foreclosure in their recent past: more common sense seems to have entered the picture. The financial crisis that began in 2007 caused global disarray: across the U.S. (and Alaska Real Estate was no exception), large numbers of responsible homeowners were clobbered by the fallout, often finding their incomes suddenly reduced or even obliterated as business cutbacks and closings reverberated through the economy. The Real Estate Anchorage foreclosure … Continue reading

Matching a Realtor® in Alaska Real Estate with Bottom Line Goals

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When you set about buying a house, you will have already taken as a given that this will be among the most expensive purchases you will ever make. It’s going to be your house on the line; you’ll want to make sure you have the top resources in your arsenal. Chief among them will be having a Realtor® in Alaska Real Estate who understands your goals, respects your bottom line—and who sees the joint goal the way you do: recognizing … Continue reading

Selling a Home in Alaska Real Estate Means Fielding an All-Pro Team

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It’s a bit complicated, selling a home in Alaska Real Estate. Although you can make a case for the feasibility of doing the whole thing yourself, there are enough areas of knowledge where experience, expertise, and even licensure are recommended that few would ever try it. At the end of the day, selling a Wasilla Real Estate home is a true team undertaking. And you’re the one selling a home, so you’re Captain. In addition to interviewing and selecting the Wasilla Real … Continue reading

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