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

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
Isolate Emotions from Decisions When Buying a Home in Soldotna Real Estate

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

Low Soldotna Real Estate Mortgage Rates are Only Part of the Savings Picture

by Chris Druesedow April 28, 2014
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Mortgage rates may rise or fall this spring (lately they seem to be falling!)—but that needn’t prevent you from saving even more money when it’s time to structure your own Alaska Real Estate mortgage. The underpublicized fact is that mortgage rates are only one of the factors that affect how much you wind up paying. No matter what happens to mortgage rates in 2014, here are some keys to making mortgage decisions that result in significant savings: Tailor the term Evaluate your budget and see whether it is possible to increase the amount of your monthly payment. By increasing monthly repayments, you reduce the term of your Kenai Real Estate mortgage. Over the course of … Continue reading

Some Soldotna Real Estate Jumbo Mortgages Go Mini

by Chris Druesedow April 22, 2014
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We call them oxymorons: terms with built-in contradictions. George Carlin made fun of ‘jumbo shrimp’; Jerry Seinfeld pointed out the unlikelihood of anything being ‘found missing’ or ‘clearly misunderstood.’ But for some Kenai Real Estate homebuyers, there is more reason to smile than laugh over the new popularity of a formerly miniscule part of the home loan market: what I call ‘mini jumbo’ mortgages. That’s not the name Wall Street Journal writer Lisa Selin Davis used in a fascinating article in their Mansion section earlier this month. She called them ‘starter jumbo’ loans in a nod to their popularity among younger, upwardly-mobile borrowers. But whether you call them that, mini jumbo mortgages, or just jumbo … Continue reading

Soldotna Alaska Real Estate Sales Make for True-Life Reality Shows

by Chris Druesedow April 15, 2014
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The slick, entertaining formats of HGTV’s many buying and selling programs makes for great entertainment – but, as anyone who has ever actually bought or sold a house knows, they tend to leave some key information on the cutting room floor. Sure, real estate sales in Alaska Real Estate can in fact involve elements of creativity, presentation, personality, all of which make for interesting television viewing. But in real reality, successful real estate sales are largely based on contracts, disclosures, inspections, contingencies, and time. They may be less telegenic, but can be dramatic, especially when you’ve done everything in your power to make sure that a deal works out smoothly, only to be faced with … 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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Kenai Real Estate $300,000 – $400,000

by Chris Druesedow February 25, 2014
Kenai Real Estate

Browse Kenai Real Estate, homes for sale in Kenai, sold properties, school information, request a market analysis of your Kenai home. [property_overview city= Kenai price=300000-400000 type=single_family_home sorter=on sort_by=price sort_order=DESC]

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