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

Soldotna Real Estate Interest Rates Dodge Anticipated Escalation

by Chris Druesedow June 3, 2014
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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

Selling Your Soldotna Real Estate Property…for Bitcoins!

by Chris Druesedow May 20, 2014

Would you be willing to sell your Alaska Real Estate property to a buyer who is offering virtual currency? In recent news, there has been an influx of people who are putting their homes up for sale in Bitcoins. It may be actually worthwhile to consider the upsides, because doing so opens up your Real Estate Kenai property to a vast new market (not to mention potentially garnering the attention of your local media and scads more traditional buyers who are in their audience). You may have read last December’s reports about the man who tried to sell his ranch-style home in New York for $799,000 worth of bitcoins. Another seller, a 22-year-old Canadian man, … 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

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

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

Kenai Land

by Chris Druesedow February 26, 2014
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Search for beautiful Kenai Land for Sale.  Find Kenai Real Estate and Land for Sale, sign up for email alerts when Kenai real estate hits the market.  Kenai Real Estate is in a HOT MARKET. At the heart of the Kenai Peninsula is the city of Kenai (Kee-Nie). With a population of 7,100, Kenai is full of breathtaking scenery and amazing wildlife, it also has a prolific history of native and Russian settlements and culture. Kenai was incorporated in 1960 and is 29 square miles. This is the place to go if you are looking for an Alaskan adventure and it also provides something for everyone. The Kenai River is known worldwide for its fishing. … Continue reading

Kenai Real Estate $500,000+

by Chris Druesedow February 25, 2014
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Luxury Homes in Kenai, search for Kenai Real Estate.  Up-to-date market trends, Kenai schools and Kenai Real Estate active listings.  Chris Druesedow, Kenai Real Estate REALTOR. [property_overview city= Kenai price=500000-50000000 type=single_family_home sorter=on sort_by=price sort_order=DESC]

Kenai Real Estate $400,000 – $500,000

by Chris Druesedow February 25, 2014
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