October 2013

Found 9 blog entries for October 2013.

How To Get Help Buying Anchorage Foreclosed Homes

If you’re considering buying Anchorage foreclosed homes as either an investment or a family home, you’ll soon discover the process is very different than buying a typical resale home.

In most cases when buying Anchorage foreclosed homes, you will only require the services of the real estate agent. The vendor will expect cash or a pre-approved letter from a mortgage provider before agreeing on an offer. There isn’t much room for negotiation, if any at all. The property comes as is and the buyer must assess the costs of all repairs before buying. You may want to take an experienced builder with you to help assess the home for any faults or damages you may have missed previously.

Nearly all bank owned Anchorage foreclosed homes will be vacant

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Anchorage House for Sale Won't Sell? 10 Tips To Help

Let's say you have an Anchorage house for sale but for some reason, it just won't sell. You've tried using all your resources but you just don't know how to sell the Anchorage house for the price you want. The solution is simple: add some curb appeal to the home and it will increase your chances of selling the house faster.

Here are 10 great tips to make the Anchorage house for sale more appealing. These tips will help you get your Anchorage house for sale stand out from the other homes in the neighborhood.

10 Tips to Help Your Anchorage House for Sale Close Fast

#1. Declutter

Buyers will always check cabinets and closets for space so be sure to keep those areas of the home clean and tidy. Buyers want storage space and can never get enough

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Most Common Things To Fix After Buying Anchorage Foreclosed Homes

For some buyers, the thought of a new home can be a lot more appealing than purchasing Anchorage foreclosed homes. Why? New homes can come with huge kitchens, plenty of bathrooms, and big spacious master suites.  However, Anchorage foreclosed homes have character and can be fixed into your dream home.

3 Areas Commonly Fixed

After buying an Anchorage foreclosed home, think about what can be changed and what needs to be repaired.  The most common spaces in a home to be repaired or changed are these three areas:

#1. The Bathroom

Sometimes there is a shortage of bathrooms in Anchorage foreclosed homes.  Some owners complain about the house not having a powder room.  Guests are forced to go down a hallway or upstairs to go to the bathroom.  A

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Anchorage Foreclosed Homes - Are They Making a Comeback?

Many Americans have a tough time deciding if they should rent a home or buy Anchorage foreclosed homes. The best choice is to  buy Anchorage foreclosed homes simply because it can help save you a lot of money over time. The value of the Anchorage foreclosed homes will still be high if you decide to stay in the home for several years. 

If you plan to stay in Alaska and in your home for a long period of time, investing in Anchorage foreclosed homes is a good decision. There are many Anchorage foreclosed homes available in Alaska. When you find Anchorage foreclosed homes for cheap, put your offer in right away.

Are Anchorage Foreclosed Homes Making a Comeback?

Anchorage foreclosed homes are very popular and go by very quickly. Here are the

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Curb appeal is something that’s extremely important when it comes to selling your house. It also has to be continuously maintained if the exterior of your home is to keep attracting new people to it. Here are some fall clean-up chores that will help you maintain the curb appeal you’ve already worked so hard to achieve


Fall is usually a time when many people here in Anchorage need to clean their gutters. Clogged gutters are unsightly, and could also raise concerns about a roof’s stability with potential buyers. Remove debris from your gutters, and consider installing gutter guards to keep leaves out if you live in an especially wooded area.

Give your grass one final cut, and trim and edge around fences and sidewalks. If you have fallen leaves

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Each day the news about the government shutdown hits closer to home for many people, but what about home buyers that depend on the government for their mortgage? What can they expect when applying for a USDA home loan? If you're shopping for your next home, you may be held up by the government shutdown.

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Home buyers can still be pre-approved for the USDA mortgage. Banks are able to get everything together by having you fill out applications and bring in your financial documents. You will then be given a ballpark figure of the amount you can afford. However, that's all the bank can do. Until the government is up and running, your loan will be at a standstill.

Depending on how long the government remains closed, you could lose the ability to

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Buying Anchorage foreclosed homes require a lot of hard work, strategy and patience. Experts say the process of purchasing Anchorage foreclosed homes is different than purchasing a house that is in good condition.Anchorage Foreclosed Homes - Find Your Dream Home

Although many buyers believe flipping foreclosed homes is easy money, the reality is that Anchorage foreclosed homes can be a hassle and a difficult process. The number of cheap Anchorage foreclosed homes on the market is rising however the buyer may face a long list of problems and repairs.

Anchorage foreclosed homes are homes that the bank took over in an effort to recover the amount outstanding on the mortgage. Once the homeowner has defaulted and demonstrated he cannot afford to pay the mortgage, the bank will repossess the property

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Shopping for a new luxury Anchorage house for sale is an exciting time, as it represents new beginnings, a new chapter in your life and your ability to strive for something greater.

With this excitement also comes stress, as attempting to find the perfect house for your needs is not always easy. Searching for an Anchorage house for sale can become a bit disheartening especially when you come up short time after time again.

5 Additional Features to Help Locate The Best Anchorage House for Sale

Anchorage Luxury HomesWhen you look for a luxury Anchorage house for sale, seek out all of the professional assistance you possibly can. Based on past experiences, you will not find the perfect luxury Anchorage house for sale by looking through the newspaper ads. Instead, use

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Whether you've done it before or it's your first time, home-buying can be exciting because you get the chance to reinvent your living situation. It can also be stressful because you don't know if you're making the right decision. To make the process go as smoothly as possible, you want to avoid the following common mistakes.

Not getting prequalified. You don't look for a house that you want, and then find out if you can afford it. That's like going to a restaurant and leaving your wallet at home. Start the buying process by getting prequalified at a mortgage broker or bank, who will tell you what price range fits your budget and down payment. You can then spend time looking only at houses in that range.

Falling in love with a house. The kitchen

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