February 2014

Found 7 blog entries for February 2014.

Has relocating to Anchorage been something of a lifelong dream? A dream that you kept putting off for one reason or another? And now that reason has come down to the purely economic? Well, if part of the reason you put off relocating to Anchorage was because you are one of those people who did all the right things while deferring your dream, you just may possibly be sitting on more than enough money to finally fulfill that ambition. 

And you may not even have realized that such a windfall of liquid assets was so close. 

A whole life insurance policy differs from a term life insurance policy in that you are continually getting closer and closer to achieving a minimum dollar figure known as the cash surrender value. (Or, in some cases, known only as

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The idea of being a first-time homeowner is an exciting and overwhelming endeavor. However, when looking for the perfect Alaska real estate for sale, the process could be enjoyable with the right planning and preparation in place. No matter if you are looking for a starter home right after you get married or you are looking for something to accommodate a house full of children, the process is pretty much the same.

Alaska Real Estate for Sale: Tips on Finding Your Perfect Home

#1 Online Research

Even though you do not have access to the same databases as a real estate agent or broker, there are a lot of resources on the Internet. You can research about neighborhood information, homes for sale, how much properties are listed for, recent sales,

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If you are on the market for a new home, it is important to continuously check MLS Alaska listings. After all, you want to be on top of your game and jump on any opportunity given to you. The last thing you want to do is lose out on a house because you forgot to check the latest listings of new houses for sale. In order to stay on top of MLS Alaska listings, it is important to learn about the different features the Anchorage Home Search has to offer.

MLS Alaska News - See The Latest Homes for Sale

#1 Featured Listings

When you navigate over to the Anchorage Home Search website, you will find MLS Alaska listings considered to be "Featured Listings." These MLS listings range from homes that have been on the market for a while to homes that are

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It's easy enough to let the exterior of your home go in the winter. Who else would be fixing their house out in the snow and cold? Outside maintenance is best left for warmer warmer. But not if you plan on selling your property. Curb appeal is important to potential buyers in any season. These tips can hep improve it.

Make the Paint New

It's neither practical nor advisable to paint your exterior in the winter. Besides, the cost may be prohibitive if your goal is simply to sell your home. Power-washing your siding can make your home shine in the dark and dreary weather. You can hire a professional to do it or save some money by renting equipment from a home center and doing it yourself. Don't forget to clean the driveway, patios, flagstones, or

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You like the standard 30-year fixed mortgage because of the lower monthly payments but blanch all the interest you're going to owe. A 15-year option boasts lower total interest but has higher monthly payments. There's a way to get the advantages of a the lower monthly obligation and the lower total interest: by prepaying your mortgage. This means paying what you owe earlier.

 The easiest way to do this is by adding a little extra to your mortgage payment every month. You're not obligated to pay these additional funds, so if expenses are tight, you can skip the extra payment without penalty. But the extra money can save you thousands of dollars over the life of the loan.

For example, assume you have a $250,000 30-year fixed mortgage with an interest

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Paint and color can take an Alaska house for sale from good to great. Just adding a pop of paint can actually make a home more modern without doing any renovations.

When looking for a house for sale in Alaska this year, buyers were attracted to certain colors including grays, whites and golds.

Here are a few of the most popular home colors this year:

Alaska House For Sale: 8 Popular Home Colors

#1 Gray - The color gray hit the scene in 2012 and has been the hottest home color this year. Pair that with landscape of Alaska and you have one stunning piece of home art.

#2 White - In fashion black is the go to color. In real estate, white never goes out of style. When buying an Alaska house for sale, white is a great options because it offers

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When you are banking online or shopping online, security is easy to understand. However, when you looking online at the Alaska MLS, you should take your online security more seriously.

Last year over 90% of Alaska home buyers went to the internet to browse the Alaska MLS for homes. However many are not aware that there are people waiting behind their computer screens to take advantage of them.

Criminals are out there watching home buyers who are browsing the Alaska MLS. When you are searching online you need to take the proper steps to protect yourself and your personal information.

There are spammers who create fake websites with homes for sale just to get your information. The fake Alaska MLS websites look just like real estate and banking

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