Tips for Alert Kenai Homebuyers

by April 30, 2012

Does this month find you looking for a home to call your own? In our town’s current bargain-rich real estate market, you’ll find that you’re not alone! If it’s been a while since you last house-hunted (or if it’s your first time out), it’s important to go over some basics.   A real estate agent or broker who lists a property is usually working for the seller. Since it takes a buyer to make anything happen, there are also buyer’s agents. Although anyone is free to buy or sell on their own, there are good reasons why most buyers decide to enlist a buyer’s agent to represent their interests exclusively.   A Buyer’s Agent Protects … Continue reading

Kenai-Bleeding For A Cause

by April 30, 2012

The Blood Bank of Alaska and The Gold Rush Rollers are bleeding for a cause, on and off the Track. Thursday May 3rd 2012 8am-2pm @ Icons 907 in Kenai. Please call Sarah at 394-8238 to make an appointment, or visit the  website for more information. Walk in’s are welcome!  

Why Kenai and Soldotna Buyer’s Agents’ Phones Are Ringing

by April 27, 2012

Tenant or Owner? With rental rates rising, a lot more tenants in the Kenai Peninsula area are likely to be wondering whether they should be taking a new look at their residence situation. Conceptually, paying your own mortgage has always seemed more appealing than paying a landlord’s mortgage every month.   Especially this time of year, when tax time puts the whole year’s finances out there on one piece of paper, seeing how thousands of dollars have slipped away for another year can be a little frustrating.  Not surprisingly, then, this is a time of year when, as a buyer’s agent, I begin hear the phone ring a little more often! Seen from the long term perspective, dollars … Continue reading

33rd Annual Kenai Peninsula Home Show

by April 27, 2012

Kicks off tomorrow at the Soldotna Sports Center! Thats right Saturday, April 28th 2012 from 9am-7pm and Sunday April 29th 2012 from 11am-5pm The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association and Spenard Builders Supply present the 33rd Annual Home Show . They’ll be FREE seminars, over 100 booths, product demonstrations, face painting for the kids, $500 cash giveaway, the parade of homes, and everybodys favorite-Prizes drawn every 10 minutes! Just $5 for Adults, $4 for Students and Senior Citizens, Children and Active Military Personnel are FREE!

Nikiski Teen Night

by April 24, 2012

A Teen Night will be held this Friday April 27th 2012 from 7-10 PM at Nikiski Rec Center. The teen night is for kids ages 13-18. There will be activities and prizes! For more information call 776-8800 

Nikiski Pools 4th Annual Idita-Swim Competition

by April 23, 2012

Will run through April 29th 2012. Come swim or water walk your way to fitness all in the spirit of the last great race, Alaska’ Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Every 50-yard lap swam or walked counts as 1 mile toward your trip to Nome. The registration fee includes an Idita-Swim T-Shirt

Kenai and Soldotna Home Sales Outlook Brightened by National Report

by April 23, 2012

With more than 1,000,000 members the National Association of Realtors® is the nation’s largest trade association. It’s no wonder that what it says carries a lot of weight. When a gargantuan outfit like NAR makes a prediction, its words may not always make headlines, but they do influence everyone whose job it is to forecast the future of the nation’s economic activity. That’s why their most recent report dealing with pending home sales put smiles on many of those one million members’ faces. “The spring home buying season looks bright,” according to Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “If activity is sustained near present levels, existing-home sales will see their best performance in five years.” Like all … Continue reading

Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser in Kenai

by April 20, 2012

Spaghetti feed, live auction and Balloon auction at Kenai Central High Schools cafeteria  Saturday April 21st 2012  from 6-8:30 PM Fundraiser for Vienna Schmitter Schrier and her family. Vienna was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, and because of this she has had to travel out side of state many times in order to receive treatment. This fundraiser will help her family cover many of the expenses associated with treatment.

Is Your Kenai Peninsula Real Estate Property Ready To Show?

by April 20, 2012

Let’s say you just got a call from your Kenai Real Estate Realtor. Someone wants to see your house tonight, don’t panic. Here are the top 3 Spring Cleaning Tips that matter most. 1. Clear Clutter The single most effective thing people can do when spring cleaning is organize. Less clutter looks better right away. 2. Tackle the Floors If you have hardwood floors, use a microfiber mop and a spray bottle of water to make them look like you washed them. By spraying a light mist of water directly on the floor and mopping, you’ll have sparkling clean wood floors! 3. Change Your Linens Change your bed linens, flip the couch cushions and clean … Continue reading

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