New 2014 Mortgage Rules Affect Getting an Soldotna Real Estate Loan

by Chris Druesedow February 28, 2014
Soldotna Real Estate, homes for sale

January presented us with major changes to Soldotna Real Estate mortgage lending rules. These new guidelines aim to curb some of the excesses that occurred during the sub-prime years—hopefully resulting in a lower risk of default and foreclosure by borrowers and a healthier real estate climate for everyone. QM: “Qualified Mortgage” This all came about as one offshoot of the Dodd-Frank legislation that went into effect in 2014. It creates a new category, “Qualified Mortgage.” Lending institutions are required to document each loan they deem to be a QM; when they do, they benefit by being able to sell them to Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac, and are protected from legal action in the event … Continue reading

To Buy a Home in Soldotna Real Estate or Wait—Signs Help Decide

by Chris Druesedow February 27, 2014
Soldotna Real Estate, homes for sale

Spring signals the traditional start of the Soldotna Real Estate busy selling season, and while that’s all well and fine, when it comes to making your own momentous personal real estate decision—whether to buy a home or to sell your own—trying to decide exactly when to make the move is easier said than done. It is true that this year national observers are unusually unanimous in expecting that last year’s sales upswing will continue. But if you are deciding whether now is the right time to buy a Alaska Real Estate home (or list yours for sale), the reasons behind the quickening sales activity might be an eye-opener. Here are five of the headline reasons why so … Continue reading

Kasilof Real Estate

by Chris Druesedow February 27, 2014
Kasilof Real Estate

Search for Kasilof Real Estate. Chris Druesedow is your Kasilof Real Estate Agent. Contact me to set up a personal search for Kasilof Homes. (907) 260-3000. Kasilof is centrally located on the beautiful Kenai Peninsula. The Kasilof River is a great place to go fishing. It has early runs of king salmon, both natural and hatchery, followed by a growing red and silver salmon run. The Kasilof River and the Kenai River is where you will find some of the best salmon fishing in Alaska. Those that are just looking for a fun time while fishing with the kids will enjoy fishing for rainbow trout in Johnson Lake. The Alaska Fish and Game stock Johnson … Continue reading

Ceremonial start of the 2014 Iditarod kicks of this Saturday!

by Chris Druesedow February 27, 2014
Soldotna Real Estate, homes for sale

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual long-distance sled dog race run in early March from Anchorage to Nome. Mushers and a team of 16 dogs, of which at least 6 must be on the towline at the finish line, cover the distance in 9–15 days or more. The Iditarod began in 1973 as an event to test the best sled dog mushers and teams but evolved into today’s highly competitive race. The current fastest winning time record was set in 2011 by John Baker with a time of 8 days, 19 hours, 46 minutes, and 39 seconds. As of 2012, Dallas Seavey was the youngest musher to win the race, while as … Continue reading

Seward Land

by Chris Druesedow February 26, 2014
Seward Land

Seward Real Estate FREE search. Set up Seward Real Estate listings to come to your email as soon as they come on the market. See Seward Real Estate Market Trends. Chris Druesedow is your Seward Broker. Seward is a small town with a population of 3, 171 people. Seward is situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula. Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities. Located just 126 miles south of Anchorage, Seward is a picturesque town. Seward is an hour and a half drive away from Soldotna and Kenai. Seward is easily accessible via the Seward Highway, the Alaska Railroad, bus, air, or cruise ship. The first thing … Continue reading

Homer Land

by Chris Druesedow February 26, 2014
Homer Real Estate

Homer Land for Sale, find Homer real estate and land for sale, sign up for email alerts when Homer real estate hits the market. Homer Real Estate is experiencing a great market! Homer Real Estate current market trends, Homer schools and more. On the bank of Kachemak Bay you will find the City of Homer which is a quaint town with a population of 5,364 people located on the Kenai Peninsula. Homer is easily accessible by land, air or sea. It is only an hour and a half drive away from the City of Kenai and the City of Soldotna. Anchor Point is only located 20 minutes away from Homer and Ninilchik is a 45 … Continue reading

Cooper Landing Land

by Chris Druesedow February 26, 2014
cooper landing land, cooper landing real estate

Cooper landing is on the Kenai Peninsula and is located 100 miles south of Anchorage and 60 miles east of the City of Kenai. The total population of Cooper Landing is 369 people. No matter which way you are driving to Cooper Landing from, you can take in Alaska’s beauty the whole drive. Cooper Landing is a great place to view some awesome scenery and even get to see some wildlife too. [property_overview city=Cooper Landing type=vacant_land sorter=on sort_by=price sort_order=DESC]

Sterling Land

by Chris Druesedow February 26, 2014
sterling real estate, sterling land

Browse Sterling Real Estate and Homes for Sale.  Current inventory updated daily, Sterling schools, community information.  The Chris Druesedow Team goes beyond the sale. The community of Sterling is located just 10 miles away from the City of Soldotna and 29 miles away from the City of Kenai. Sterling has a total population of 5,045 people. In 1947 when Sterling was first opened for settlement it was called Naptowne. Sterling is a very popular place in the summer and is full of tourists that have an interest in sport fishing and hunting. Visitors can book guided fishing adventures and hunting trips. There are even cabins in Sterling that are available for rent; some are even … Continue reading

Nikiski Land

by Chris Druesedow February 26, 2014
Nikiski Land for Sale

  The most important key in your Nikiski Land purchase is the relationship with your real estate team.  We are the #1 Kenai Real Estate Team for this very reason.   Our success depends on your happiness and closing on your next Nikiski Real Estate property! [property_overview city=Nikiski type=vacant_land sorter=on sort_by=price sort_order=DESC]

Luxury Homes in Kenai River $500,000+

by Chris Druesedow February 26, 2014
Kenai River Luxury Homes

Search for Luxury Homes in Kenai River. Browse through all Kenai Peninsula Real Estate and save your Kenai River Luxury Home searches. Sign up as a VIP and get listings emailed to you when they come on the market. I offer up-to-date market trends, and Kenai River Real Estate active listings. Chris Druesedow, Kenai Peninsula REALTOR. [property_overview riverfront=Kenai River price=500000-5000000 type=single_family_home sorter=on sort_by=price sort_order=DESC]

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