Soldotna Real Estate News

Will Appraisals Continue to be a Challenge in 2016?

by Chris Druesedow February 3, 2016

Will Appraisals Continue to be a Challenge in 2016? | Keeping Current Matters First American Title issues a quarterly report, the Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI), which “measures title agent sentiment on a variety of key market metrics and industry issues”. Their 2015 4th Quarter Edition revealed some interesting information regarding possible challenges with appraisal values as we head into 2016. “The fourth quarter RESI found that title agents continue to believe that property valuation issues will be the most likely cause of title order cancellation over the coming year.” This shouldn’t come as a surprise. In a housing market where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values increase rapidly. One … Continue reading

No Matter Which Groundhog You Listen To, You Should Sell Before Spring!

by Chris Druesedow February 2, 2016

No Matter Which Groundhog You Listen to, You Should Sell Before Spring! | Keeping Current Matters Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which Groundhog you witnessed today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season. Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. However, the next six weeks before spring hits also have their own advantages. Here are five reasons to sell now. 1. Demand is Strong Foot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically looking at homes right … Continue reading

Harvard: Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially

by Chris Druesedow February 1, 2016

Harvard: Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially | Keeping Current Matters We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities. Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University expanded on the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership in his paper -The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America. Here are the five reasons, each followed by an excerpt from the study: 1.) Housing is typically the one leveraged investment available. “Few households are interested in borrowing money to buy stocks and bonds and few lenders are … Continue reading

Thinking of Selling? Why Now May Be The Time

by Chris Druesedow January 28, 2016

Thinking of Selling? Why Now May Be The Time | Keeping Current Matters It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their home on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year. The other listings that do come out in the spring will represent increased competition to any seller. Do a greater number of homes actually come to the market in the spring, as compared to the rest of the year? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently revealed which months most people listed their home in for 2015. … Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Real Estate

Buying or selling a home is often an adventurous and complex affair. It can also end up being a time-consuming, costly and even disappointing event if the buyer or seller is not familiar with all aspects of the process or doesn’t possess the best resources and information necessary at hand.
 
Chris Druesedow of Kenai Peninsula Real Estate offers unparalleled expertise and service to all clients looking to buy or sell Kenai real estate property. Your complete success and satisfaction, along with his representation and service is his number one priority. They service the entire Kenai and Soldotna real estate area and its surrounding communities.
 
You’ll find Kenai real estate smack on the western part of the Kenai Peninsula coast, which also sits on the boundary of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. It’s about a thirty minute plane trip from southwest Anchorage, Alaska. Approximately ninety percent of the area is wilderness, so it is full of breathtaking scenery, superb fishing and abundant wildlife of all that the North has to offer; truly an ideal location for outdoor types and nature-lovers.
 
Kenai has a rather prolific history and booming real estate market, as it is known worldwide for its oil, natural gas, ever-growing tourism and flourishing fishing industry, both commercial and private. The Borough has forty-four schools, all of which distinguish themselves with high standards and national ratings, with an impressive teacher/student ratio. The University of Alaska also manages the Kenai Peninsula Community College. Fishing and tourism services, as well as civil service, schools and various other city office positions make up the major employment opportunities in the community.
 
Soldotna real estate is located in the Kenai Peninsula, and is a bit rural, with the Kenai River as its natural emblem that flows right through the center of town, which makes it another must fishing spot for those hoping to snag a record breaking prize. Aside from excellent fishing, there are a slew of other outdoor activity to take part in, such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rafting and skiing. There is also a town golf course, a children’s park, swimming pools and movie theaters.
 
Located right on the banks of the river, the Soldotna Visitors Center is an excellent facility to gather information about local attractions and events and things to do in the area, such as the Soldotna Sports Center, where various sporting events take place, the Soldotna Historical Museum and the Centennial Park, where campsites are located, as well as nearby rodeos, baseball and softball events, hokey, ice skating and an assortment of other events and activities.
 
While there are a vast array of properties of many types available throughout Alaska, Chris Druesedow uses his knowledge, expertise and intuition to find his clients the perfect home at the perfect price. Depending on preference and need, the professionals at Kenai Peninsula Real Estate will not only help prospective buyers find both traditional and hard-to-find properties that are desirable and that meet their precise specifications, but help sellers, looking to sell their existing property, find the best value. Just some of the types of real estate property they specialize in include:
 
• Investment property
• Foreclosure
• Short sales
• Lease to own
• Condos
• Vacation property
• Lakeside property
• Waterfront property
 
These types of properties are displayed at Chris Druesedow’s site, with some of the best information and tools at his disposal. He will provide detailed information on all types of Kenai and Soldotna real estate and properties for sale. Find the latest news and what’s going on in the current real estate market, with blogs that provide fresh news on market activity.
 
Whether you’re new to the Kenai Peninsula and considering buying a home on the spectacular Kenai River, a resident buying additional property, a first time buyer or selling property, the professionals at Kenai Peninsula Real Estate have lived here for years and know the area inside and out. They understand and abide by a code of ethics, professionalism and integrity. Call or email Chris Druesedow for more information on your next Soldotna or Kenai real estate property transaction.

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