The Pros to Consult before Selling a Home in Soldotna Real Estate

by Chris Druesedow July 9, 2014
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It’s a bit complicated, selling a home in Alaska Real Estate. Although you can make a case for the feasibility of doing the whole thing yourself, there are enough areas of knowledge where experience, expertise, and even licensure are recommended that few would ever try it. At the end of the day, selling a Soldotna Real Estate home is a true team undertaking. And you’re the one selling a home, so you’re Captain. In addition to interviewing and selecting the Soldotna Real Estate agent you will be working with, there are other professionals you should plan to engage as well. Here’s who and why: The Inspector It’s quite a good idea to have a professional … Continue reading

Soldotna Real Estate Holders Pleased by Gallup Poll Findings

by Chris Druesedow June 4, 2014
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For Alaska Real Estate investors (BTW, that includes homeowners and soon-to-be homeowners of all stripes), there’s some long wished-for news: the solid reputation of real estate as an investment is back! After years of falling off, the latest Gallup poll on the economy and personal finance finds that Americans are now convinced that their best long term investment is in the housing market. Real estate won out against all other alternatives: bonds, gold, stocks, mutual funds and CDs. For the past few years, gold had been investment #1—but see-sawing gold price movements have whiplashed public sentiment. Just as takes place everywhere in the nation, whenever Alaska Real Estate market improves, so does its reception by potential buyers who view … 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

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

Getting the Most from Your Online Soldotna Real Estate Property Search

by Chris Druesedow May 16, 2014
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A property search in Alaska Real Estate just ain’t what it used to be. Young adults grew up with computers, so to them the advent of the connected world—the Internet—brought fewer startling lifestyle changes than it did for their parents and grandparents. But for anyone who thought the emergence of the Web would be the most lifestyle-changing technical innovation to happen in our lifetimes: SURPRISE! Now the whole circus has gone mobile—migrated into phones and tablets and who-knows-what other kinds of devices—all bluetoothed and wirelessed everywhere! The Wired World brought information into our offices and homes (to the dismay of encyclopedia and dictionary salesmen everywhere); now the Wireless World brings information to wherever we are … Continue reading

Soldotna Real Estate Market Finds Ways to Cultivate Millennials

by Chris Druesedow May 7, 2014
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The generation born between the early 80s and just after the turn of the century (aka Millennials) have been slower to take the first steps toward home ownership than previous generations. That’s likely one of the byproducts of the cultural and economic shifts which have combined to make real estate less affordable (and proportionately less appealing). While there is no denying that lately it’s been a difficult environment for many Millennials to jump into the real estate market in Alaska Real Estate, there are still plenty of young people who would like to buy a home. But what makes Kenai Peninsula Real Estate attractive to these younger prospects can be a lot different than what … 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

Soldotna Real Estate Commercial Property: Taking the Long-Term Perspective

by Chris Druesedow April 30, 2014
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This year, it looks as if the busy spring real estate season extends beyond the residential arena. Latest reports show commercial property sales on the rise throughout the nation—and in volumes that make it one of the main contributors to the overall economic upturn. The most reliable data comes from the National Association of Realtors®, whose latest quarterly survey shows year-over-year sales increasing a full 11% (with prices rising 4%). It’s an encouraging backdrop for businesspeople and individual investors who are gauging the opportunities in today’s Alaska Real Estate commercial property market. Despite the vagaries of the tax and political climate (it is an election year, after all), with rental rates increasing and leasing activity … 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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