Selling a Home: What Makes Your Soldotna Real Estate Property Stand Out?

by Chris Druesedow July 1, 2014
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This summer, success in selling a home in Soldotna Real Estate will depend upon the same factors as always: location; quality; buyer appeal. A home’s location—short of calling in the house movers—is pretty much what it is. The structural quality of workmanship and the level of maintenance that it’s received though the years can be gussied up where it shows (and should be!), but that, too, is largely a done deal. Which leaves that other factor in selling a Real Estate Kenai home—the little things that reach out to appeal to buyers. The difference between receiving a swift offer and not can hinge on what makes your home more desirable than others in its price range. … Continue reading

Soldotna Real Estate Interest Rates Dodge Anticipated Escalation

by Chris Druesedow June 3, 2014
Soldotna Real Estate

Alaska Real Estate homeowners who had been bracing themselves for sharp rises in mortgage interest rates must now be scratching their heads. As the online Mortgage News Daily put it last week, “…rates have been extraordinarily sideways, and right in line with the lowest levels in 11 months.” Since historical averages are still significantly higher, it’s no wonder that most observers still believe the greater likelihood is for rate increases. But recent Fed happenings show a crack in their avowed determination to let that happen by tapering off purchases of mortgage-backed securities. The hemming and hawing is notable. It’s all pretty much up in the air. In any case, one thing I can guarantee is … Continue reading

Drop in Soldotna Real Estate Foreclosures Would Rebalance Market

by Chris Druesedow May 28, 2014
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When the number of foreclosures decreases, it’s not without impact for Alaska Real Estate homeowners and investors. In any given month, Real Estate Kenai foreclosures may not always mimic the national averages, but over the long run, they do tend to be pretty close. And the national trend is clear: first quarter foreclosure activity decreased to the lowest level since the second quarter of 2007 (‘activity’ includes default notices, scheduled auctions and outright bank repossessions). Recent figures from RealtyTrac, the leading source of housing data, put U.S. foreclosures at their lowest levels in seven years. The 42-month national decrease had been momentarily interrupted by a 4% rise in March, but even with that momentary hiccup, … Continue reading

Soldotna Real Estate Mortgage Applicants May Benefit as Guidelines Change

by Chris Druesedow May 19, 2014
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“U.S. Backs Off Tight Mortgage Rules” screamed the top headline on the front page of The Wall Street Journal last week. For Alaska Real Estate mortgage shoppers, it could scarcely have been better news. Probably. ‘Probably’ because any change is not yet a done deal, but it’s hard to see what will derail the likely full reverse of the federal establishment’s years-long tight home loan policy. Why is this suddenly in the cards? The full answer is complicated, but here is a quick (admittedly over-simplified) summary of what’s been happening to Real Estate Kenai mortgage applicants—and what probably lies ahead. The ongoing real estate recovery has been less of a boon to banks (including Kenai … Continue reading

Boost Your Soldotna Real Estate Home’s Curb Appeal in a Single Weekend!

by Chris Druesedow May 14, 2014

It’s usually the curb appeal Alaska Real Estate properties put out there that either plants a winning first impression…or a ho-hum (maybe it’s more interesting inside) reaction. This holds for casual passers-by as well as serious prospects who are pulling up for a scheduled house showing. It’s simply true: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. If you will be listing your home this summer, adding a thoughtful extra touch or two to the outside can transform your Real Estate Kenai property’s curb appeal into its first strong selling point. After all, what buyer won’t favor a home they’d be proud to have friends and co-workers visit? Here are some simple … 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

Cooper Landing Land

by Chris Druesedow February 26, 2014
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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]

Cooper Landing Real Estate $500,000+

by Chris Druesedow February 11, 2014
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Cooper Landing Real Estate $400,000 – $500,000

by Chris Druesedow February 11, 2014
Cooper Landing Real Estate

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