Want to Sell Your House? Think Like Soldotna Real Estate Agents Do!

by Chris Druesedow May 29, 2014
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Because real estate agents in the state of Alaska see everything in the market, we have a pretty good idea about why some houses sell (and why others sit on the market for years). Whether as buyer or seller, anyone planning to enter Alaska’s Real Estate market this summer can benefit from some of the tactics and factors that Kenai Real Estate agents keep in mind when as they go about the business of making home sales happen: When Speed Matters… When the overriding goal is a quick sale, leading with a price slightly lower than what comparables suggest it is really worth is the surest tactic. When a home is priced at only a … Continue reading

Selling Your Soldotna Home: What About Repair Requests?

by Chris Druesedow May 13, 2014

If you have taken good care of your property, you rightfully expect that selling your Alaska Real Estate home will result in its fetching a good price when it hits the market. That’s the right mindset for success, but it serves sellers best when it’s only a starting point. Dealing with flesh-and-blood buyers can require some judicious flexibility—for one reason, there is usually an inconspicuous (somewhat annoying) fly in the ointment. The metaphoric fly is the fact that no property is without its flaws; and its metaphoric buzzing is likely to get louder as your sale’s closing grows nearer. Structural elements of a house have varying life spans since wear and tear is inevitable in … Continue reading

What is the Role of Soldotna Real Estate Realtor?

by Chris Druesedow May 13, 2014
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Why is it so important to get the services of a qualified real estate agent? Is it impossible to make a deal without hiring one? If you have these questions on your mind, then you have come across the right post. Read on to get precise answers to your questions. The role of an Alaska Real Estate agent is to help you buy or sell your house in an efficient manner. An agent who is based in a certain area knows well as to the actual market value of houses in that area. So, they can let you know about the real price of a house you want to purchase. On top of that, they … Continue reading

New Soldotna Real Estate Home Market Tilt: End of the 3-Bedroom Home?

by Chris Druesedow May 8, 2014
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For decades, the three-bedroom house has been a cornerstone of the American dream. Now, as with the rest of the nation, Alaska’s real estate profile for new single family homes seems to be changing. And last year we may well have reached a turning point in the national new home market: now four bedrooms seems to have become the new norm! Last year, a full 48% of new homes—nearly half—were built with at least four bedrooms. That’s quite a jump when you compare it with just four years earlier: in 2009, the figure was 34%. We asked ourselves why the nation’s preferences would have undergone such a sizable shift. A little research revealed some likely … Continue reading

A Soldotna Real Estate Mortgage Application Should Be Smooth Sailing

by Chris Druesedow May 6, 2014
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Everyone expects that finding and buying the right Alaska Real Estate home will take a good deal of attention and energy. After all, it’s as important a purchase as we ever make. But when you add in the potential that something on your mortgage application could bring everything to a screeching halt, that’s one detail that has the potential to trigger what could turn everything into a truly harrowing experience. The average credit score in America is around 688. That might look like a respectably large number, yet it’s considered mediocre when it comes to mortgages. And the truth is that most Americans are blissfully unaware of what is going on with their credit reports … Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Harley Davidson Boot Camp Party 2014

by Chris Druesedow May 5, 2014
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Love the idea of riding a motorcycle yet never had the chance to learn? Or do you have a bike you just haven’t used? Well dust off your motorcycle because summer is upon us and its riding time! Alaska’s mountains, lakes, views of the oceans, and even wildlife make for the best scenic trips. If you are new at riding and or are just getting started then you wont want to miss out on this event! The Kenai Peninsula Harley Davidson will be hosting a FREE Boot Camp Party!! Motorcycle boot camp is basic training for anyone ready to ride.  There are a ton of questions about how to get started, and this boot camp … Continue reading

How to Make Showing Your Soldotna Real Estate Home a Breeze

by Chris Druesedow May 5, 2014
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When you’re selling your home, keeping it ready to show at a moment’s notice can sometimes make a major difference. In a perfect world, prospective buyers will always have time to schedule showings in advance—but exceptions do occur. That’s why experienced sellers know how to juggle living a normal life at the same time they are keeping their place ‘show-ready’ by calling on a few organizational tricks. They really aren’t all that difficult (but do take a commitment to stay organized). When you follow them, it makes showing your home in Alaska Real Estate a snap! Supplies at the Ready: The easiest way to stay on top of messes is to nail them when they … Continue reading

Is It Time to Move On from Your Soldotna Real Estate Empty Nest?

by Chris Druesedow May 2, 2014
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The kids are gone. Your big house seems either dreadfully empty or just plain wasteful.  Congrats: you are officially in possession of a Alaska Real Estate empty nest! Now it’s time to consider where and how you want to live next. When Do You Sell? It’s not a bad time to be selling in Kenai Real Estate—but since you will be buying, too, you would have to deduce that it might not be the perfect time to be on that side of the table. When you are swapping your full-sized family home for a snug nest for two, you want to get full value for your old home without paying too much for the new … Continue reading

When’s the Best Time to List a Soldonta Real Estate Vacation Home?

by Chris Druesedow May 1, 2014
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Before April 15th came and went, perhaps you and your accountant had one of those occasional chats about your assets and liabilities. If owning your vacation home in Alaska Real Estate has resulted in more taxes or less financial gain than you’d planned for—or if you and your family just don’t use the place as often as you used to–this spring or summer is a good time to consider selling. If you have lost some love for your extra house, but don’t want to go through the rigmarole of renting it out season-to-season, the selling alternative could be at hand. USA Today recently featured an article headlined, “How to Sell Vacation Property.” In it, author … Continue reading

Buying an Soldotna Real Estate Home: Follow-up to the Adventure

by Chris Druesedow April 25, 2014

Buying an Alaska Real Estate home is sort of a modern day adventure. At first there’s the intrigue of figuring out the advantages and disadvantages between the neighborhoods and listings competing for your attention; then there are all the challenging, sometimes exhausting—then, ultimately, exhilarating steps that lead to home ownership. But even after the previous owner has handed over the keys, there’s more to come: a few extra steps new homeowners can decide they wish to take. Here are five of those—things you can choose to do after buying a Kenai Real Estate home: #1 Change the Locks   Who knows how many people have a copy of those keys?  It’s a good idea to … Continue reading

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