KENAI THANKSGIVING DINNER

by Chris Druesedow November 27, 2013
Kenai Real Estate

Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving Day November 28th AmVet Post 4Red Diamond Center Peninsula Area Veterans and their Families looking for some camaraderie this Thanksgiving are invited to join our family at AMVETS Post 4 in the Red Diamond Center.  Turkey Dinner with the trimmings and bring along a dish from your traditional Thanksgiving dinner for all to enjoy. 262-3540

ON SELLING YOUR HOME IN KENAI REAL ESTATE…WHEN IT’S NOT EVEN LISTED!

by Chris Druesedow November 27, 2013
Kenai Real Estate

It’s the kind of “problem” many would like to have: a buyer has just made an offer on your home — and you hadn’t even listed it for sale!  Turns out, it’s not all that uncommon for “house-stalkers” (or their determined agents) to slip notes into owner’s mailboxes or just knock on the door and ask to buy the house. It’s a house-hunting strategy that has worked for all kinds of buyers who are unimpressed by the homes they find on the market. For anyone up in the air about selling your home in Kenai Real Estate, here are some questions that can lead to a rational decision: Were you planning to sell in the … Continue reading

BLACK FRIDAY KENAI HOLIDAY BAZAAR

by Chris Druesedow November 26, 2013
Kenai Real Estate

Black Friday Holiday Bazaar Friday November 29th & Saturday Nov 30th – 10 AM-5 PM Challenger Learning Center Kenai The 3rd Annual Black Friday Holiday Bazaar at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai! Many Vendors including home based businesses, crafts, food, photography featuring photographs with Santa and much more! 907-252-8843 source:radiokenai.net

PREPARING FOR YOUR KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL CAN PAY OFF

by Chris Druesedow November 26, 2013
Kenai Real Estate

Interest rates may have been rising, but they are still invitingly low. As a consequence, some Kenai Peninsula Real Estate homeowners are looking to refinance their mortgages to lock in interest rates while they can. A key element in both refinancing and home sales is, of course, the formal appraisal. Most homeowners regard the appraisal process as a spectator activity: the appraiser comes, checks out the house, goes back to the office and writes up an appraisal. But, as with most of life’s endeavors, taking a proactive stance is more likely to garner the best results. When it comes to the appraisal, there are several factors that you do control. First — before you even … Continue reading

Christmas comes to Kenai!

by Chris Druesedow November 25, 2013
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Christmas Comes to Kenai Friday November 29th 10:00 AM- Kenai Fine Arts Guild Arts & Craft fair at KCHS 11:00 AM- Santa arrives at the Kenai Visitor & Cultural Center aboard a City of Kenai Fire Truck. Meet Santa and his Jolly elves and enjoy Hot Cocoa, Cookies, candy canes and a grab bag. 6PM- The electric Lights Parade starts at Spur View Road along Frontage road to the Kenai Chamber Cabin parking lot followed by a bonfire and hot chocolate. 7:30 PM- Grand Finale’ Fireworks sponsored by The City of Kenai, Stanley Ford, and the KSRM Radio Group.  Thanks to our sponsors Charlotte’s, Walmart, Safeway, Peterkin Distributors, McDonald’s, Lions Club, Kenai Catering, Kenai Senior … Continue reading

KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN WHEN BUYING A HOUSE IN KENAI REAL ESTATE

by Chris Druesedow November 25, 2013
Kenai Real Estate

This summer, the National Association of REALTORS® reported the largest number of existing home sales since February 2007— and I expect we will see similar results when this Winter’s final numbers come in. With more individuals looking to enter (or re-enter) the real estate market, buying a house in Kenai Real Estate can be expected to continue to be newly competitive. That does not mean that you should adopt a defensive mindset. Even after finding what looks like a great deal on a seemingly terrific home, it’s wise to keep an eye out for unexpected developments that could make it necessary to walk away from the deal. Some of the situations that usually don’t (but … Continue reading

A KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER CAN SIDESTEP MISTAKES

by Chris Druesedow November 22, 2013

When a Kenai Peninsula Real Estate first-time home buyer begins hunting for the prize that has to serve both as a satisfactory home base and a solid investment, most feel a mixture of excitement (a home is a landmark achievement!) and maybe just a touch of apprehension. Like any expense you’ve never encountered before, it’s appropriate to take extra care the first time out — and to pay attention to what experience teaches. Along those lines, here are some mistakes that are easy for a first-time home buyer to make. Fortunately, they’re also easy to sidestep: 1. Waiting for a better rate Adjustable rates may well be about as low as they’re going to get … Continue reading

KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE VIRTUAL TOURS ARE A 2-DIMENSUIONAL EXPERIENCE

by Chris Druesedow November 21, 2013

Virtual tours in Kenai Peninsula Real Estate can be potent selling tools over the coming holiday season. To make the best use of those tools, it’s important to prepare your home with the special requirements of the medium in mind. How doing so differs from prepping for in-the-flesh showings is a subtle but real distinction. Some photographers use a couple of tricks: Close One Eye Virtual tours are assemblages of still or video shots —raw material that is all filtered through the single lens of a camera. When anyone walks through a home, they do so with both eyes open. They experience a three-dimensional impression of their surroundings. What the “camera sees” is different — … Continue reading

SOLDOTNA SELLER FINANCING CAN BE A POWERFUL INDUCEMENT

by Chris Druesedow November 20, 2013

October’s Mortgage Credit Availability Index shows a slight relaxation in lending standards — but as most Soldotna Real Estate home buyers and sellers will agree, getting a mortgage is still difficult. With mortgage availability benchmarked at 100, although it’s currently at  111 ½, compared with the 800 it stood at in 2007, today’s is still a tough environment. That’s why Soldotna Real Estate seller financing is being considered by more homeowners. When a home is owned outright, seller financing can draw a higher selling price (with future interest payments as a bonus). But before making such an offer, Soldotna homeowners need to consider all of the ramifications: there is more involved than just the assumption … Continue reading

Stop by 2 Sisters Alaska Seafood’s Open House today!

by Chris Druesedow November 13, 2013
Kenai Real Estate

Open House today,Wednesday November 13thfrom 4-7 at 2 Sisters Alaska Seafood. Stop in and help them celebrate 1 year in their new location! 5455 Kenai Spur Highway. For more info call: 335-2747. Pick up your discount card! Good through December 23rd, 2013! They are open year round! Monday through Friday. 10am-4pm.

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