September 2013

Found 7 blog entries for September 2013.

As a prudent buyer, you’ve been saving your pennies and waiting for the best opportunity to invest in a house. Congratulations, because market conditions have made now the perfect time to buy homes for sale in Anchorage, Alaska.

Home values currently average $310,000, according to Zillow, which shows an increase of 3.7 percent over the past year as of June 2013. This reflects a general upward trend in the housing market all over the country. The highest prices are in Hillside East at $548,000, showing a 1.6 percent increase. The biggest increases are in Girdwood at 7 percent to $359,800. Homes are going to become more expensive as you wait longer.

In the meantime, rents have also been going up with a 6.7 percent yearly increase to a median

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If you're interested in home buying, you may have gotten worried at the upward crawl of mortgage interest. Higher rates can be a problem if the trend continues. But right now in Anchorage, interest rates are still near historic lows. Your eventual monthly payment depends on whether you go for a fixed-rate or adjustable-rate mortgage. The Fed met just last week and agreed to continue to buy bonds and hold rates at the current levels to further stimulate the economy.

The following examples, from Bankrate, assume a $320,000 loan with 20 percent down, no points, and a credit score of 740 or above, which is excellent. Your actual payment will differ according to your situation.


These mortgages are called “fixed” because your interest rate

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Your company has moved you and your family, all-expenses-paid, to Anchorage, Alaska, and the keys to your new home are in hand. The movers are on their way, so you and your spouse are organizing a plan. What do you unpack first?

Travel Rest From Work.

A room that everyone needs right away is the bathroom. You and the kids will want to use the facilities after that drive from the airport. You may also want to freshen up after a long airplane ride or wash your hands before eating a quick meal. Unpack any toiletries, toilet paper and towels. If you have any prescription medicines that you need to take regularly, put these in the medicine cabinet for easy access.

If you have any kids, especially if they are the age of toddlers or younger, you want them out of the way when

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Alaska Real EstateWhen it comes to property listings, it is all about the amount of traffic you receive. This is why the Alaska MLS is an important part of home selling or buying in Alaska.

Whether you are looking to purchase a house or sell your current home, the more visitors you receive to a house listing and the more access you have to new listings for potential homes is going to greatly and drastically improve your chances of buying/selling the home.

While it is possible to follow through with a varied of selling options, taking advantage of the Alaska MLS, or Multiple Listings Service, is necessary. This is going to help spread the listings out over different Internet sites and the Alaska MLS is going to drastically improve your chance of buying the perfect

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10 Things to Know Before you Buy Alaska Land for SaleAlaska is a beautiful place to live with tons of vacant land available for purchase. Buying Alaska land for sale can be your dream come true....

However, if you aren't aware of certain things, it can become a nightmare instead.

Here are 10 things you need to know before you buy Alaska land for sale!

#1 – How much do you want to spend?

You need to have a good idea about how much you want to spend on the property. By doing so, you can narrow down what you look at. The last thing you want is to find your ideal home but then be disappointed because you can't afford it.

#2 – Financing

Do you need to secure financing to buy the property in Alaska? If so, it is a good idea to get pre-approved for a loan. This tells you how much you qualify for,

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Abandoned homeAlaska foreclosed homes can be a very tricky and but lucrative business, if done right.

With a huge climate and weather change from most of the rest of the United States, many areas seem almost unlivable and desolate. Finding a home for sale, foreclosed or full price, with profit potential can be a challenge.

As a result, Purchasing a foreclosed home in Alaska can have many different outcomes when the home is finally rented or sold again.

Here is a look at what goes on in the wonderful world of Alaska foreclosed homes.

Real Estate 101: Alaska Foreclosed Homes

What is a Foreclosed Home

In simple terms, Alaska foreclosed homes are created by a legal process in which a lender tries to make the money back from a borrower that stopped making

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How to Buy Alaska Foreclosed HomesIt is possible to get a great deal on a house in Alaska if you search for foreclosures on our website... but you can really win big if also know a few sercrets. This article will teach you how to buy Alaska foreclosed homes.  

This can be true if you are simply looking for a new residence, a rental property, of if you are interested in fixing up the home and flipping it for a profit. It may seem sort of sad to benefit from other people's misfortune, but from a business perspective, you can take advantage of the opportunity to purchase real estate cheaply.

Before we being you should keep in mind that it is very likely that foreclosed homes will not be in pristine condition. After all, these houses were owned by people with financial troubles who

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