Success Belongs to a Patient, Cool Soldotna Real Estate Home Buyer

by Chris Druesedow June 30, 2014
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Wasn’t it just yesterday that we seemed locked into a classic home buyer’s market in Alaska Real Estate? Bad economy, bad job numbers, tanked real estate values were all we heard about…until it eventually shifted. Over the past year or so, it’s become a very different landscape. If you’ve been out looking to become a Real Estate Soldotna home buyer, it’s possible that you’ve found yourself putting in offers on multiple houses…and also possibly watching from the sidelines as another Soldotna Real Estate home buyer walked away with a deal. If this isn’t a true seller’s market, to you the difference may not be apparent. In any case, when a prospective home buyer in Real … Continue reading

Coping with Home Buyers Stress in Soldotna Real Estate

by Chris Druesedow June 27, 2014
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Buying a home from Alaska Real Estate is a rather emotional experience. Your emotions can go out of control. Moreover, your chances of making costly mistakes are higher. Many factors can cause stress, such as unreasonable or argumentative sellers, revelation of defects in home inspection, low appraisal, uncommunicative agent, and so on and so forth. While going through documents for purchasing one of Real Estate Soldotna homes for sale, you should relax and tell your agent to take care of the important aspects for you. Sign the documents when you know what is written in them. An offer may contain a lot of things, such as purchase price, down payment, earnest money deposit, a closing date, loan … Continue reading

Make Selling Your Soldotna Real Estate Home Positively Inevitable

by Chris Druesedow June 26, 2014
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If you’re thinking of selling your home in Alaska Real Estate this summer, you’ll want to fetch top dollar for your efforts. Preparing the property is a given, of course, but savvy home sellers often share another kind of preparation. They prepare themselves by adopting the attitude shared by legions of successful salespeople—they assume that success is inevitable. They think and act positively. The essence of the kind of positive attitude that will make selling your Real Estate Kenai home a pleasure can be boiled down to the simple assumption that it really is going to sell—and sooner rather than later! When you proceed from that assumption, it follows that your buyer’s home inspection will … Continue reading

Online Soldotna Real Estate Virtual Tours & Video

by Chris Druesedow June 25, 2014
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In today’s Alaska Real Estate, more and more often shopping of all kinds has become a virtual affair. Instant information is at everyone’s fingertips—nowhere truer than in Kenai Real Estate. No sooner has today’s buyer made the decision to start looking than—boom!—the laptop/tablet/iPhone is out and Real Estate Kenai virtual tours are underway. What’s most surprising is the key finding of the joint Google-NAR study of the growth of the web in home buying. “90% of home buyers searched online during their home buying process,” was the headline highlight. That’s 9 out of 10! “What’s surprising about that?” you might be asking yourself. The answer: that data is more than two years old! And we … Continue reading

Introduction to Fly Fishing Class

by Chris Druesedow June 24, 2014
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Fishing season is here and if you are looking to fly fish, this class might just benefit you! The Sterling Community Center and Trout Unlimited will hold an Introduction to Fly-Fishing Class with Dave Atcheson from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. June 28 at the community center. Graduates of this class will be equipped to set up their rod and reels with the correct combination of line, leader, tippet and flies for fishing most conditions, and will learn the fundamentals of casting and river etiquette. Students must be at least 12 years of age. The cost is $30 ($25 for SCC members). Equipment will be provided, however please remember to bring your own cold lunch! Call or … Continue reading

Buying a Home in Soldotna Real Estate with No Owner Disclosures

by Chris Druesedow June 24, 2014
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Suppose that in the course of buying a home in Alaska Real Estate, your eye is drawn to a bank-owned home, or a home held in a trust. There are many reasons why you could find yourself buying a Soldotna Real Estate  home that’s currently vacant—which can also mean that the usual owner disclosures are not to be had. There are perfectly innocent reasons why this situation develops. Suppose the sellers of the property have just inherited it. How would they know that water tends to pool under the house during a strong rainstorm? Or that unpermitted repairs were made to the electric wiring in the kitchen? If thoughts like these cause beads of sweat … Continue reading

Soldotna, Alaska Sports Center Activities

by Chris Druesedow June 23, 2014
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Looking for fun summer activities to do indoor with your friends and or family? The Sports Center located in Soldotna, Alaska has many different activities and rooms to offer for different events. Come and check out what they have to offer! The Sports Center has two racquetball/wallyball courts available during normal building hours. The courts are both indoors, so what could be better?!! Both sports  Bring your friends, split the cost, and have a blast at the Sports Center Indoor Courts. Looking to indoor skate? The Sports Center provides different hours open for skating and even offer rental skates. Hours during the year vary and change so make sure to call for more information. If … Continue reading

Soldotna Real Estate Rental Property: Investment Idea Worth Pondering

by Chris Druesedow June 23, 2014
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When any investor first begins to mull over the idea of acquiring a rental property in Alaska Real Estate, it’s usually in competition with an array of other investment types—each with its inherent plusses and minuses. Some of them are new ideas (new technology company stocks; new forms of commercial exchange)—but real estate is definitely not one of those. It may not be innovative, but being a landlord has always been one of the leading sources of passive income. What is exciting about rental property is why it has always been recognized as a sound investment. When the income from a Real Estate Soldotna rental property is able to pay for its own underlying mortgage, … Continue reading

Soldotna Real Estate Seller Financing Agreements Can Make Deals Happen!

by Chris Druesedow June 23, 2014
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When home prices in Alaska Real Estate are on the rise, one side effect is that first-time homebuyers may run into a financing obstacle. Although the stricter lending standards of the past few years have been easing somewhat, it still can be difficult for some folks (younger buyers, especially) to purchase the Real Estate Kenai home they have in their sights. In that situation, an alternative to a traditional bank mortgage is seller financing. Many prospective buyers know little about the details that make up a seller financing agreement, and how it can–or cannot—help them secure a home. What Seller Financing Is…  It’s as simple as the words themselves. When part or all of the … Continue reading

2014 Kenai Peninsula Summer Solstice Festival

by Chris Druesedow June 19, 2014
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June 21st marks the day for the 2014 Kenai Peninsula 4-H Summer Solstice Festival! The festival is one of Soldotna, Alaska’s most exciting summer events, and you wont wanna miss out. It’s guaranteed fun for all ages! The Festival will have Live Music from local artists/musicians throughout the event. The Alaska String Band will be taking the stage as well as others. This year has been promised to be even bigger and better than the last! Admission for event is completely FREE!! There will be a $5-$10 parking fee. There will be vendor stations that will have items to sell, food, crafts, etc. Money raised during event helps funding for 4-H Positive Youth Development programs, The Cooperative … Continue reading

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