Soldotna Real Estate Investors: Rewarded When Rents Rise

by Chris Druesedow July 8, 2014
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Last year comprised a decision point for many a local investor who had been holding back from the Alaska Real Estate market. There’d been a number of good reasons for them to hesitate. First, there were memories of the pervasive price drops that followed the global financial meltdown. Not exactly what a prudent investor was looking for—even given the real estate’s traditionally invincible long-term record. Then there were fears that the economy’s slow reverse out of the Great Recession (a term that was in itself enough to freeze many a checkbook!) would hamper apartment and single family unit rental increases. A landlord could get squeezed by inflation…if there were any inflation…who could know for sure? … Continue reading

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

A Soldotna Real Estate Home Inspection: Time to Get Under the Hood!

by Chris Druesedow April 21, 2014
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Congrats! Your offer has been accepted and you are officially in escrow. Now what? Usually the first order of business is to arrange your Alaska Real Estate home inspection. When you were house hunting, you were weighing so many factors it was next to impossible to thoroughly examination of every nook and corner of every one of the serious contenders…in fact, it wasn’t necessary. But now that you’re moving forward to a purchase, you want to do more than kick the tires. It’s time to get under the hood! Here is a taste of just some of the areas you and your inspector will be examining during your Real Estate Kenai home inspection: Plumbing You will be taking a … Continue reading

Earlier = Better for Securing an Ace Credit Score in Soldotna Real Estate

by Chris Druesedow April 18, 2014
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Your credit score will have a major impact when it comes to the cost you wind up paying for a Alaska Real Estate mortgage. A buyer with a high credit score of 750 or above will qualify for the most competitive interest rates available; but today’s tightened lending standards mean that some borrowers with scores under 600 may not qualify for a mortgage at all. And no matter what, a low credit score can mean paying an extra 3%-4% interest charge on every payment. There is nothing permanent about a credit score. Real Estate Kenai homebuyers who realize its importance—and who take early steps to improve their own—can save literally thousands of dollars. 1. You … Continue reading

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