“College Goal Alaska” at Soldotna High School

by Chris Druesedow March 31, 2014
Soldotna Real Estate, homes for sale

College Goal Alaska April 3rd at 6 pm Soldotna High School College Goal Alaska is a statewide program that provides free information and assistance to Alaskans applying for college financial aid.  Financial aid professionals and volunteers are available to help college-bound students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the application for grants, scholarships, or low-cost loans with flexible repayment options.   Plus, the FAFSA is the application for the Alaska Performance Scholarship and Alaska Education grants.  Bring your latest tax information, and if you’re under 25 you’ll need your parents’ latest tax information as well.  In addition to any aid you might qualify for by filing the … Continue reading

Smaller Soldotna Real Estate Houses Can Be in Sync with Lifestyle Changes

by Chris Druesedow March 31, 2014
Soldotna Real Estate, homes for sale

It just might be that a groundswell is spreading throughout the home-buying public. In Kenai Real Estate, smaller houses that used to be difficult to sell are rising in popularity, and I can guess why. First, a little history. Back in 1950, what we would consider smaller houses were the rule: the average square footage came in at just 983 (try to imagine the ‘average’ family with 2 kids, 2 adults and Lassie all shoehorned in there!). By 2006, that figure had blown up to 2,248 square feet—and we all know about the bigger McMansions—just in time for the financial meltdown. Within the next few years, for the first time ever, the upsizing trend had … Continue reading

Triumvirate Theatre holding Auditions in Soldotna Peninsula Center Mall Tonight!

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

Triumvirate Theatre Auditions in Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna tonight! Auditions 7 p.m. Friday, March 28 2014 Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna Triumvirate Theatre is holding open auditions for a presentation of one-act plays at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, at Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Shows will be the second and third weekends in May. Rolls available for teens and adults, male and female. All experience levels welcome. No need to prepare anything, just come ready to read. Can’t make auditions? Send us your contact information and we’ll provide it to our directors. Interested in directing? We’ve got a few slots left for that, too. Let … Continue reading

Overprice Your Soldotna Real Estate Home: Why Not?

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

A major home-selling decision arrives right at the start: setting your Alaska Real Estate home’s price. It’s a step that can be decisive for good or for ill. But what is the “right” price? We know what it probably isn’t—it’s not the first number that pops into your head, nor is it likely to be The-Price-of-Your-Next-House-Plus-the Cost-of-a-Family-Vacation-in-Tahiti-Plus-the-New-Sportscar-You’ve-Always-Wanted-to-Own. It’s also not a price that will ‘test the market’ (to make sure there hasn’t been an upward spike in demand since the last comparable neighborhood home sold). Setting a home’s price in the right ballpark c an be easier than many people assume. You can get there by a number of different routes, most of them tied … Continue reading

Sterling, Alaska Community Soccer Club has started!

by Chris Druesedow March 27, 2014
soldotna real estate, homes for sale

Sterling Soccer Club Tuesdays, 3/18-4/29/14, 3:50-5:15 p.m Sterling Community Center The Sterling Community Soccer Club is starting up at the Sterling Community Center for boys and girls of all skill levels in grades 1-6.  Instructors are Jennifer Waller and Ann Marie Rudstrom.  The Club will meet for 7 weeks, Tuesdays, March 18-April 29, 3:50 to 5:15 p.m. at the Sterling Community Center.  Sterling Elementary students will meet in the school lobby after school and walk over to the SC Center together.  Visit the SCC website at www.sterlingcommunityclub.com for a registration form or stop by the SC Center in person.  Call 740-8018 for more info.  Registration is limited, so sign up today.  262-7224 www.sterlingcommunityclub.com source:radiokenai.net Soccer History … Continue reading

Being Your Own Boss and Getting a Soldotna Real Estate Home Loan

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

You don’t have to tell anyone who is self-employed that there are extra costs that go with the benefits. In addition to the long hours and weight of responsibility that come with the job description, getting a home loan has always added special challenges. Now that we are into the new Dodd-Frank era of federal oversight, some of the changes warrant an early heads-up. The 2010 legislation that went into effect on January 10 created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with the function of tightening the rules lenders follow in order to discourage the issuing of mortgages that borrowers can’t be reasonably expected to be able to repay. To deliver on that worthy purpose, more … Continue reading

Luxury Soldotna Real Estate Home Market See Values Heating Up

by Chris Druesedow March 26, 2014
Soldotna Real Estate, homes for sale

Last Friday, the Wall St. Journal headed its Mansion section with “the recovery in high-end real estate,” and Bloomberg reports that luxury home prices in the biggest four cities that had fallen nearly 46% during the downturn have now more than doubled. If the formerly-missing luxury home buyers have been buoyed by record-breaking Wall St. returns, it’s not surprising that they’re now ready to come out of hiding. For some owners of luxury homes in Soldotna Real Estate, that’s what they’ve been waiting for. Of course, marketing a luxury home in our neck of the woods takes a deft hand. Selling any product in the luxury category requires some familiar skills: since the price tags … Continue reading

Soldotna Real Estate Retirees Getting a Loan: the Big Picture

by Chris Druesedow March 26, 2014
Soldotna Real Estate, homes for sale

The ongoing housing recovery is being boosted by some older participants. Builders and developers in particular have found that catering to the 55+ segment of the market is good business. Many retired buyers in Soldotna Real Estate looking to enter the resurgent market will be pleased to learn that getting a loan is still possible, even if their income isn’t all that it used to be. In addition to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, intended to keep lenders from discriminating on the basis of age, last Saturday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a bulletin describing new tools which help Freddie Mac lenders evaluate properties—and new guidelines for disclosing that data to borrowers and … Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Spring Craft and vendor Fair 2014

by Chris Druesedow March 26, 2014
Soldotna Real Estate, homes for sale

Kenai Peninsula Spring Craft and vendor Fair 2014 March 29, 9am-5pm Sterling Community Center (next to Sterling Elementary School) The SCC Peninsula Spring Craft and Vendor Fair is on March 29th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Sterling Community Center (next to the Sterling Elementary School).  This event has 40 local crafters and vendors displaying their wares, concessions available, and chances to win prizes!  Free and open to the public.  Call the SCC at 262-7224 for more information, or visit 262-7224 www.sterlingcommunityclub.com Invitation for Artists/Crafters/Vendors to Participate in SCC Spring Craft & Vendor Fair Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9am-5pm Sterling Community Center The Sterling Community Center invites artists, crafters, and vendors to participate in … Continue reading

2014 in Kenai Real Estate Home Design Bring Fresh Notes to the Kitchen

by Chris Druesedow March 26, 2014
Soldotna Real Estate, homes for sale

Keeping your Soldotna Real Estate kitchen looking up-to-date doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Contemporary home design in Kenai Real Estate is all about knowing what the latest trends are and which to choose when regular maintenance calls for a change in appliances or décor. This year, eco-friendly appliances are definitely ‘in’—as are the pops of bright color meant to create a vivid and welcoming kitchen. And as convenience features continue to evolve, those are increasingly prominent factors influencing design choices. Especially if you are planning to sell your Real Estate Kenai home in the near future, there are a few home design directions that are most likely to impress prospective buyers who’ve been exploring … Continue reading

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