KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE HOME LOANS MAY BE TILTING TOWARD FIXED RATES

by August 29, 2013

When Kenai Peninsula Real Estate homeowners stand back and survey the Big Picture of how home loans are being applied for nationally, they are seeing a pretty predictable landscape. For the first week in August, the Mortgage Bankers Association (they survey three-quarters of all home loans) tells us that applications were up a bit (.2%); 63% of them were refinances; and that interest rates rose a few hundredths of a percent. But what, one might wonder, has become of the ARMs race? During the height of the real estate boom, Adjustable Rate Mortgages were all the rage. With property values seemingly permanently on the rise, it made sense to assume that when the time came … Continue reading

LANDING RESIDENTIAL KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE WITH PROBLEM CREDIT

by August 28, 2013

Would-be tenants for the best Kenai Peninsula Real Estate residential rentals can find it tough going when a tarnished credit report is part of their financial profile. As the economy continues its slow-mo bounce-back, many individuals and families who have weathered the worst of the downturn find themselves saddled with credit scores that are unpleasant reminders of lost jobs, cutbacks, and the rest. Even if some of the most desirable residential rentals in Kenai are plainly within your ability to pay, earlier credit slip-ups can create a roadblock. A low score is a problem for landlords. They may sympathize, but still must decide between you and other applicants who, by the numbers, present a more … Continue reading

ATTRACTING MULTIPLE OFFERS FOR YOUR KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE HOME

by August 27, 2013

Unless you’ve been vacationing on the beach in St Marten all summer (in which case I’m jealous!) it’s likely that you’ve heard the news: right now in many parts of Kenai, we seem to be in what one can fairly consider a “seller’s market.” And if you’ve been thinking about selling, this perception could have caused dollar signs to start dancing through your head. Priced and marketed correctly, if you are in fact considering listing your home, you actually could be in for some pleasant surprises. Multiple offers are making a comeback in many areas, and working with a skilled Kenai Peninsula real estate agent can provide you with the kind of informed guidance that … Continue reading

KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE RELOCATION PLANNING SHOULD PUT CHILDREN FIRST

by August 23, 2013

Relocation is seldom simple, but it can be particularly challenging for children. Each year more than $25 billion is spent on relocation, frequently made necessary because of professional reasons. While many adults are able to settle into their new surroundings quite easily, children often have a harder time making the transition.  But parents can have a major impact on whether that happens. If you’re planning a relocation to Kenai Peninsula Real Estate this fall, there are ways you can make the process easier on the children. Before the move This is the perfect time to bring the kids into the relocation process. By involving your children as much as possible as early as possible, you … Continue reading

KENAI PENINSULA’S ANNUAL “PHAT TO FIT” SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

by August 21, 2013

Phat to Fit SCHEDULE of EVENTS Come and Watch the Saturday 10am Team Challenges August 24th– Stanley Ford – Kenai 10 AM (Challenge Sponsored By Karlenes Acupuncture and Day Spa) August 31st          Kenai Beach Challenge—Kenai 10 AM September 7th     Hog Challenge – KP Harley Davidson- Sterling 10 AM (Challenge Sponsored By Kenai Peninsula Harley Davidson) (Challenge Sponsored By BEEMUNS Variety) September 14th   Cooking Challenge – Location TBD 10 AM (Challenge Sponsored By Kelly Keating Griebel Century 21/Freedom Realty) September 21st    Shopping Challenge Save U More K Beach 10 AM (Challenge Sponsored By Save U More) September 28th    Chutes and Ladders– Bird Homestead Golf Course 10 AM (Challenge Sponsored By Truuli Escape and Spa Blue) … Continue reading

KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE HOME LOANS MAY BE TILTING TOWARD FIXED RATES

by August 21, 2013

When Kenai Peninsula Real Estate  homeowners stand back and survey the Big Picture of how home loans are being applied for nationally, they are seeing a pretty predictable landscape. For the first week in August, the Mortgage Bankers Association (they survey three-quarters of all home loans) tells us that applications were up a bit (.2%); 63% of them were refinances; and that interest rates rose a few hundredths of a percent. But what, one might wonder, has become of the ARMs race? During the height of the real estate boom, Adjustable Rate Mortgages were all the rage. With property values seemingly permanently on the rise, it made sense to assume that when the time came … Continue reading

KENAI MUSIC LESSONS AT THE TRIUMVIRATE THEATRE IN THE PENINSULA CENTER MALL

by August 20, 2013

Visit our webpage to book a lessons now! Kenai Music Lessons is the fantastic new performance based music school in the Kenai Peninsula! www.kenaimusiclessons.com. Providing your child with an education in music is an investment in their future. In making it possible for your child to play a musical instrument (or sing), you are providing for the opportunity for self-expression, creativity and achievement. Our support and involvement are important factors in a childs ability to successfully play and enjoy music. Peninsula Center Mall – Triumvirate Theatre 44332 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK info@kenaimusiclessons.com  FOR MORE INFO CALL: (907) 398-6416

SURPRISING STUDY GIVES CLUES TO HELP SELL YOUR KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE HOME

by August 20, 2013

There has long been a debate about how important landscaping is to a home’s salability. To sell your home at maximum value, some agents say, beautiful landscaping is a necessity. Others think that the curb appeal it adds may help get potential buyers through the door, but that’s about all. Into this debate has come Horticulturist Alex Niemiera with a Virginia Tech study finding that a well-landscaped home had a significant price advantage over a home with no landscaping, He measured the advantage as ranging from 5.5% – 12.7%. Conversely, poor landscaping made property values drop by a full 10%. I tend to agree with the Professor. Along those lines, if you plan to sell … Continue reading

Anchorage real estate: Paperwork for Buying a House

by August 16, 2013

Buying a house is a stressful as well as exciting process. Therefore, doing some homework is essential. This includes knowing the type of documents involved in the process. These days, before you have approval for a mortgage loan78, you will have to provide the lender with necessary documents related to your financial life. Given below are a few important types of forms that you will have to deal with as you go buy a house from Anchorage real estate. Bank, investment and tax documents You will have to provide last 30 days of details of these documents. In some cases, the lender may require last 3 months of documents. The document will show your latest … Continue reading

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