Kenai Peninsula Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance

by Chris Druesedow February 11, 2014
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Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance Friday, February 14, 7:00 p.m. Sterling Community Center, next to Sterling Elem. School (10 min. drive from Soldotna) Come enjoy a nice Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance on Valentine’s Day!  Friday, February 14, 7:00 p.m., at the Sterling Community Center, next to the Sterling Elementary School (only 10 min. drive from Soldotna).  Menu includes tenderloin steak and prawns.  No host bar.  Dance music provided by Jay C. Smith.  Child Care is available (please RSVP).  This will be a night you won’t want to miss!  Tickets are available at River City Books in Soldotna, the Sterling Senior Center in Sterling, C-Cups Café in Kenai (inside Already Read Book Store), or by … Continue reading

Kenai Real Estate Retired Mortgage Applicants Aided in Getting a Loan

by Chris Druesedow February 11, 2014
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The ongoing housing recovery is being boosted by some older participants. Builders and developers in particular have found that catering to the 55+ segment of the market is good business. Many retired buyers in Kenai Real Estate looking to enter the resurgent market will be pleased to learn that getting a loan is still possible, even if their income isn’t all that it used to be. In addition to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, intended to keep lenders from discriminating on the basis of age, last Saturday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a bulletin describing new tools which help Freddie Mac lenders evaluate properties—and new guidelines for disclosing that data to borrowers and loan … Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula’s Free Sweetheart Dinner for Veterans

by Chris Druesedow February 10, 2014
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Kenai Peninsula’s Free Sweetheart Dinner for Veterans Valentine’s Day February 14th, 2014. 6 pm- 10 pm. Please RSVP at (907) 953- 9233. Bring Your Sweetheart and join us for a night of food, great music and dancing! At id Rock Bible Camp and Lynden transport. Cant wait to see you all there! <3

First-Time Soldotna Real Estate Buyers Should Check Credit Scores Early

by January 8, 2014

It can take years for Soldotna Real Estate first-time buyers to save up for their first home’s down payment, but even after that hurdle has been cleared, it can take even more time to secure a mortgage — if they have neglected the other part of the equation. Their credit rating. Before first-time buyers in Soldotna Real Estate will be able to move forward with that initial home purchase, they need to ensure that their credit score does not raise the kind of questions that sometimes derails an otherwise well-qualified home loan applicant. This has always been true, but may become even more likely as lending limitations grow increasingly strict. But it’s the occasional recording … Continue reading

Selling a Soldotna Real Estate Home this Winter From the Strongest Position

by January 7, 2014
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The signs are positive for those who will be putting their home on the Soldotna Real Estate market this winter. Demand is there, mortgage rates are still low, and across the nation, prices are pointing higher. If you will be selling a home in town anytime soon, there are some extra steps you can take to strengthen your position. Clarify Your Finances Getting a home loan will be the concern of the buyer, not you. She or he will have to fill out the forms, go through the credit checks, etc. More subtle is the impact your own financial picture can have on the process of selling a home. If you will be moving to … Continue reading

18th Annual Kenai Peninsula Winter Wine Taste and Auction

by January 6, 2014
Kenai Peninsula Winter Wine Tasting

Monday January 6th, 2013 – 10am Hospice of the Central Peninsula will be selling tickets for their 18th Annual Winter Wine Taste and Auction.  Please call the Hospice office at 262-0453 from 10-4,  M-Th for more information and tickets.  The Winter Wine Taste Event will be held February 22, 2014 at the Kenai Senior Center at 6:00 pm.    The evening will be filled with Gourmet Appetizers, Dinner and Dessert along with paired wines for each course.  We will also have a silent and live auction and fun raffles.  If you would like to donate to this event, please call Mary Green at 398-1600 or the Hospice office. 907-398-1600

Soldotna Real Estate Values: The Outlook for 2014

by January 6, 2014
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If there is one question that homeowners and prospective shoppers have in common as we enter the New Year, it’s about the direction of Soldotna real estate values in 2014. Small wonder: the financial market meltdown of the last decade had such a profound impact on all forms of real estate that it still has many people looking nervously over their shoulders. How likely is another tumble in the coming 12 months? Will real estate values in Soldotna Real Estate continue to rise? Knowing the answer could make a big difference to anyone planning to buy or sell a home in Soldotna this year. Of course, absolute certainty on that score is not possible for … Continue reading

10th Annual Kenai Peninsula WOW Ride

by January 3, 2014
10th Annual Kenai Peninsula WOW Ride

10th Annual Kenai Peninsula WOW Ride Saturday February 22nd at 9 AM Freddie’s Roadhouse, Mile 16 in Caribou Hills It is time to register for the 2014 Way Out Women snow machine ride benefiting Cancer patients right here on the Kenai Peninsula. $100.00 entry fee includes: Continental Breakfast, WOW goody bag, limited edition t-shirt, door prizes, costume contest and silent Auction, post ride lunch. For more information, contact Kathy Lopeman at 283-7602-398-4853 or the Central Peninsula Health Foundation at 714-4626. You can also print a registration packet from www.givingheals.org

How a Kenai Real Estate Home Stager’s Experience Can Pay Off

by January 3, 2014
How a Kenai Real Estate Home Stager’s Experience Can Pay Off

When you put your home on the market, one of the decisions it’s easy to overlook is whether to engage a Kenai Real Estate home stager. Especially if you know you have a good eye for décor or have experience in the visual arts, it may not seem necessary to call in a heavy-duty home staging pro to get your place in shape to sell. It’s certainly not a requirement for listing, but using a professional home staging company can be invaluable for a number of practical reasons: Your home is lived-in That does give it a warm, comfortable feeling, but that’s seldom as saleable as a home that presents itself as open and slightly … Continue reading

38th Annual Kenai Peninsula Winter Games

by January 2, 2014
38th Annual Kenai Peninsula Winter Games

Saturday, January 25, 2014 12:00pm until 5:30pm. It’s All About the Kids!! Every January, for over 30 years, this winter event has drawn families from all over the Kenai Peninsula. It takes place at the Soldotna Sports Center with games, food, and entertainment for all.

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