April 2013

Found 9 blog entries for April 2013.

You're staring at your dream home and your heart is saying, "Yes!" Before you let your heart swoon over that house, though, take a deep breath. Then ask yourself a simple question: "How much mortgage can I qualify for — and is that what I can realistically afford?"

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These days, the odds of finding an affordable mortgage are promising thanks to historically low interest rates. As of mid-April, the average U.S. rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was at 3.43 percent, according to the Alaska Journal of Commerce.

But what does that mean for you? Our online calculator will help you run some numbers. Other calculators, like this one on Yahoo Finance, take into consideration a variety of your other financial obligations to give you a detailed picture.

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Buying a home for the first time may seem like a difficult process, but it doesn’t have to be.  You can get help from real estate agents, and they will be able to help you find the perfect downtown home in Anchorage, Alaska. 

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Downtown Anchorage homes are reasonably priced, and they come with a lot of features that make them ideal homes to start a family in.  If you are looking to make the buying process easy, then you may want to get in touch with a real estate agent.  These agents have valuable contacts that give them information as to which homes are selling in the Anchorage area.  With a real estate agent, you will be able to find reasonably priced homes that offer comfort and elegance. 

 

When searching for homes in this area, you may

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If you are looking to purchase a new home, you should make sure you go in with an informed decision.  Buying a home is one of the most important decisions of your life, so it’s imperative that you make the right decision the first time when looking at homes in Anchorage, Alaska. 

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Before purchasing a house in this area, you may want to search online.  Online sites will allow you to see the different homes in your area.  The buying process doesn’t have to be difficult because you can search homes in Anchorage by price.  There are many types of property categories you can search when looking online.  Some of them include vacant land, residential, commercial lease, and even mobile-home.  Whatever type of property you are looking for, you will be able

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When people get into a real estate market that is new to them, there are plenty of pitfalls to look out for. What could be considered a home in “move-in” condition in one part of the country could be a “fixer-upper” someplace else. Anchorage, Alaska offers plenty of opportunity to invest in the right kind of property for you and your family, but you do need to keep your eyes open for certain features that could make or break your deal.

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Alaska is known for its snowfall, which means that a solid roof is important in Anchorage property. As you tour properties you are considering buying, make sure that you have someone with you who is an expert on roofs. It could cost thousands just to make the simplest repair on an Alaskan roof, which is why you need

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When you are in the process of looking for a new home, it can seem like an intimidating process. The best way to approach it is to treat each seller with respect and the expect respect in return. If you do not feel that a seller is respecting your offer, then it is time to pull the offer and move on to a different property. As you go through the process of looking for a home, there are a few questions you should ask each seller before making your final decision.

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One of the first things you should ask a home seller is to describe any remodeling or repairs that have been done recently to the home. A prepared seller will have invoices to verify the date and scope of any projects that have been done on the home. That will help you to really see what

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There are plenty of reasons to relocating to the Anchorage area.  In this area, you are close to beautiful scenery, great communities, and some of the best hunting and fishing in the world.   There are also some wonderful annual events that can be looked forward to:

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 March – Empty Bowl Project

This event is an annual fundraiser to help fight hunger.  Area crafters create hand crafted pottery bowls.  These bowls are available for purchase and bidding.  Once you have selected your bowl, fill it with one of the many soups that the community has made for the event.

June – Summer Solstice Festival and Hero Games
Celebrate the longest day of the year in the Town Square.  There are live musical performances, chain saw art, and food.  The Hero Games

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Turning the key into a lock that no landlord has access to, painting your home bright red and reading in hammock in your own backyard – what could be more intriguing than taking the big leap from a renter to a homeowner? Amongst all the excitement, getting swept up is a wonderful feeling but there are some first-timers in Anchorage who lose their heads and goof up the entire process. If you’re a prospective homebuyer in Anchorage, did you just wait to take a look at the bigger picture? According to recent reports, the assessed value of duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes in Anchorage raised 5-6% over the past few years and this is a sign that says that the real estate market here is bouncing back after the recession.

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The real estate market analysts

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Sometimes a popular misconception can stand between your family and the perfect life. Did you know that Anchorage, Alaska experiences four seasons each year with summer temperatures that push in to the 60’s? Did you also know that Anchorage is a city of over 250,000 people who engage in a wide variety of industries from general construction to technical research? The more you learn about Anchorage, the more you realize that this is the place for you.

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Anchorage embraces is natural beauty and offers many different ways for people to enjoy the natural landscape. There are several major greenhouses in Anchorage that allow people to enjoy the foliage all year round. There is also a network of some of the most extensive nature trails found anywhere in

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Anchorage foreclosures are on the decline, and with them, the market for real estate in Anchorage has gone up. Houses are worth more money than ever, and this is great news for both the prospective buyer and the prospective seller.  You are hearing this report from many other "lower 48" markets and 
Anchorage is certainly following suite. 

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According to The Alaska Journal of Commerce, the Dept of Labor reports a year-to-date sales volume increase of 8.3 percent for single-family units in the Anchorage area. The average price of a single-family home in Fairbanks rose 5.1 percent over the past year to $335,000.

With the drop in foreclosures, it's easier to sell your home and prices are firming up, and buyers are seeing better quality of homes on the

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