March 2014

Found 9 blog entries for March 2014.

Are you imagining your family's brand new dream home in the backdrop of beautiful, wild Alaska? Or maybe it's time to move an existing home or some other structure to a new location? If so, an Alaska lot for sale or Alaska land for sale might be the best way to go, since both types of properties are usually already vacant or nearly vacant. The advantage of a vacant property is that you avoid the headache and expense of removing existing structures. In many ways, Alaska lots for sale and Alaska land for sale are very similar, so deciding which will best suit your needs can get a little confusing. So how will you decide which is the best way to go when choosing between an Alaska lot and Alaska land for sale? Knowing some key differences will go a long way

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Alaska is commonly referred to as the last frontier, and for a very good reason. Compared to many of the lower forty-eight states, Alaska has the most natural, untouched Alaska land for sale. Alaska is the ideal place for nature lovers, and for anyone who prefers colder temperatures. If you fit into either category, you would be delighted to know that there is Alaska land for sale in multiple regions of the state. Whether you are interested in a home in the country, in the city, or somewhere in between, your ideal Alaska home is waiting for you. Perhaps you do not know what you are looking for? This guide can help you find your home base for your adventure in the last frontier.

Alaska Land for Sale: What Area To Buy In

#1 Are you interested in

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Are you ready for the big thaw? April means spring temperatures are just around the corner. It also means that if you are planning on selling your home, it's time to get outside and add some spring curb appeal to the exterior to attract buyers. 

So as the temperatures start to rise, we thought we'd give you some tips to add extra curb appeal to your home.

1. Time to clean up. As the snow melts, it will begin to produce evidence of a long winter by showing you what was under it. So pick up dead leaves and branches, de-clutter those flower beds, and if you want make a big impact, hire a landscaper to really spruce things up. Remember, the first thing a potential buyer sees is the front yard.

2. Wash hardscapes. This is one of those activities that

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For anyone who is considering purchasing an Alaska foreclosure listing, it is important to know specific terms that will help you purchase an Alaska foreclosed home. The more educated you are on foreclosed listings, the better off you are at deciding whether to place a bid on a home or not.

Alaska Foreclosure Listings: Important Vocabulary You Need To Know

#1 Continuance is when a sale can be extended at the direct request of the lender's lawyer or a public trust office. While there are a variety of reasons a continuance may take place, the sale can only be extended for up to 12 months. In other words, if a continuance is filed, you may have to wait an entire year before you are allowed to purchase the home. Although you may be able to obtain the

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Looking to purchase an Alaska foreclosed home for sale? If so, you’ve probably done your homework and found several listings that fit your needs and budget constraints. If you are lucky enough, you might have even found a house that gives you everything you want for a lot less than you anticipated paying. However, be sure you understand what comes with an Alaska foreclosed home for sale. Generally, foreclosed homes are sold under face value as a way to sell the home faster and off the bank’s hands. Buying a foreclosed home is an excellent way to save a substantial amount of money, but there are some negative aspects of Alaska foreclosed homes for sale that you need to stay on the look out for. Not all of these negative aspects are going to be present in

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Staging a home is a crucial part of selling a home. It must allow the potential buyer to see themselves in your home. If you want to sell your home for the highest value (and the shortest amount of time), you should do the following:  

    

1. Dust off or cast off your possessions in the house. Are some possessions not exactly 'status quo' or would make the house seem strange? Hide those away or, if you don't have a particular attachment to these items, donate them to charity. Dusting off everything in the house (even the couches: use a computer air duster) will make your home look livelier for potential buyers. Don't forget the blinds and curtains if you have them!  

 

2. Display your best items for staging your home; show off that 18-piece

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When looking to buying a home, it is important to take the time to understand the lingo in an Alaska MLS real estate listing. As Important Lingo in an Alaska MLS Real Estate Listingfirst time buyers, you will find yourself not understanding certain terms and information included in an Alaska MLS. This is perfectly common but by doing your homework and getting a better understanding of these terms, you will not be out of the loop as much. The more you know about a particular listing and the property it covers, the better off you are going to be.

Important Lingo in an Alaska MLS Real Estate Listing

#1 Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) is a specific loan that is going to have a variable interest rate, depending on the adjustment period. The adjustment period then depends on a set benchmark index, which is

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One of the many reasons that you may have moved to Alaska is because you enjoy the marked differences among seasons. For example, you look forward to a winter that's cold and full of now. While you may enjoy the falling flakes and play in the white powder, you'll eventually have to get out of your house and head for school or work. You can only do that if you shovel snow effectively by following these tips.

  Treat It as Exercise

Shoveling snow is hard physical labor, as taxing as any gym workout. Just as you would before any exercise, you want to warm your body up by jogging in place and moving you arms and back multiple times. Don't forget to stretch the body parts you expect to use including your back, shoulders, and hamstrings. Then start slowly

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If you are familiar with Alaska, you are probably not surprised to hear people refer to its spectacular scenery, unique history, and friendly residents. Offering outstanding views that few cities can rival, areas such as Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau are highly popular among those relocating to this beautiful state. When looking for your dream home, remember that the home will not only offer shelter and comfort to you, but it will also be a safe haven for each member of your family. Therefore, each person who will be residing in the home should be a part of the decision-making process. Here are tips to finding an Alaska property for sale for your family.

Finding An Alaska Property for Sale for Your Family

#1 Listing Priorities

Although at first

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