May 2013

Found 10 blog entries for May 2013.

Much of what draws people to relocate to Alaska every year is the boundless and dazzling natural beauty of the landscape, and much of what keeps them here has to do with the availability of activities that take advantage of that landscape.  If you’ve ever described yourself as “outdoorsy,” but also want to live close to amenities and cultural diversions, Anchorage is the city for you.  Check out some of the adrenaline-pumping, mind-expanding hobbies you could take up in the great and wild Anchorage outdoors.

 Hiking In Sun

  • Geocaching combines the thrill and rewards of a scavenger hunt with the brain-stretching properties of a logic puzzle, and it does this all against a beautiful natural backdrop.  The goal of this outdoor activity is to use GPS coordinates
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Spring is a great time to buy a home in Anchorage .  For us, the winters are long, and most people aren’t looking to move during the very cold months.  Luckily for the housing market, the winter will soon be behind us.  People are ready to get outside a bit more, and are in the mood to relocate.  This means two things: there are more buyers ready to buy, and more sellers with their homes on the market.  If you are looking to purchase a new home, here are a few things that you should do first to make sure you are prepared.

Brown Bear rolling in Grass

Know how much you can spend.  This requires a little more than going to the bank to see how much they will lend you.  The bank may say you can afford much more than you are comfortable with.   Take a bit of time to budget and

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Investing in a home or any piece of property should be a process that includes several elements. Even if you are looking for a home for your family, you need to be sure that you are making a good long-term investment. If you put your money into a property now and need to sell it in a few years, you will want to be sure to at least get your money back. If you do not follow some simple procedures, then you could be risking a lot of money.

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Take a look at the community the home is located in and check to see if the community is growing or shrinking. A growing area means that property will be in high demand and values will continue to go up. If the area has seen people moving away over the past few years, then the glut of properties available could

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Much of what draws people to relocate to Alaska every year is the boundless and dazzling natural beauty of the landscape, and much of what keeps them here has to do with the availability of activities that take advantage of that landscape.  If you’ve ever described yourself as “outdoorsy,” but also want to live close to amenities and cultural Anchorage Alaska Homes for Salediversions, Anchorage is the city for you.  Check out some of the adrenaline-pumping, mind-expanding hobbies you could take up in the great and wild Anchorage outdoors.

 Geocaching combines the thrill and rewards of a scavenger hunt with the brain-stretching properties of a logic puzzle, and it does this all against a beautiful natural backdrop.  The goal of this outdoor activity is to use GPS coordinates and

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There is so much to do when it comes to buying a property that it pays to be organized as you go through the process. Finding the right property is only part of the battle. Once you find the property, then you need to finance it. The relationship between a lender and a borrower is an important one and it is not something that anyone should take for granted. 

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The first thing to remember about finding the right lender is that you should personally speak to representatives from at least three lenders before making your final decision. You should never borrow from the first lender that you speak to because you could be missing out on a great deal that is being offered by someone else. Do a lot of research and start with a list of lenders to

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If you are looking to purchase a new home in Anchorage, Alaska, it’s helpful to do some research first.  There may be numerous properties available in this area, making the buying process difficult at times.  However, there are several things you should consider when looking at real estate in this area.

 Anchorage Alaska Real Estate

One of the best parts about looking at real estate in this area is that you can take virtual tours.  You may not have a lot of time on your hands, but virtual tours will allow you to inspect parts of the home from your very own computer.  Every part of the house will be included in these tours, allowing you to access the quality of the home.  By inspecting the house beforehand, you are better prepared and will feel confident in terms of making an

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Today’s economy can be tough, and some people are not able to make their mortgage payments.  When this happens, the house may foreclose, giving you the opportunity to purchase it at a reasonable rate.  There are some things you should be aware of when looking at foreclosed Anchorage, Alaska homes. 

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A salient benefit that comes with buying a house that has foreclosed is that it is usually available below the market price.  This allows you to save some money when trying to purchase a home for the family.  The reason that these houses are priced below the market price is because the banks, who purchased the home, want to resale it as soon as possible.  This allows them to keep the flow of money circulating, so they can make a profit.  However, you

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One of the first things that will attract potential buyers to your home is its curb appeal. Whether they are viewing it online or doing a drive-by, the intial attractiveness of your home can determine if they want to see more. By boosting your home's curb appeal you can increase the value of your property and draw potential buyers in to see more.  Here are some ideas that can be completed in a few hours but have great impact.

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Snow and wind from winter can leave behind debris that make your home look dirty and dingy. Use a garden hose or a powerwasher to clean away any dirt on the front of the house, porch, walkways or driveway. A clean facade will tell buyers that your home is well taken care of right down to the smallest detail.  

Declutter and

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Purchasing a home for the first time can be a difficult process, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for.  Luckily, you can get help from real estate agents, who will assist your needs in order to find the perfect home in Anchorage, Alaska. 

 Anchorage Alaska Real Estate

When you are first looking to buy a home, you may want to get in contact with a real estate agent.  These agents are professionals in the home market area, and they will be able to find you the perfect house that is in your price range.  Real estate agents have numerous contacts, and they have insider information that may even allow you to purchase a home at a discounted price.

 

Not only are real estate agents helpful in terms of finding a house, they can also show you the inside and

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If you are getting ready to sell your home, making a good impression on potential buyers is imperative. Staging your home in an appealing manner is the best marketing technique available. However, it's understandable that you don't want to invest a lot of money on decor and upgrades if you are leaving a home. How can you strike a balance, staging a home without breaking your wallet? Consider five tips.

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1. De-clutter. It's perfectly normal for most of us to have clutter laying around. We leave our toiletries on the bathroom counter. We have our coffee pot, toaster, dish soap, bread basket, etc. all out on the kitchen counter. However, when trying to sell a home you want it to look as tidy and neat as possible. Clutter detracts from the assets of

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