June 2014

Found 10 blog entries for June 2014.

Writing the best home listing isn't easy.  You already know to add Home Selling features such as number of bedrooms and bathrooms, contact information and price. That's not enough to convince a buyer to purchase your home. A wise real estate advertising person once said you sell the sizzle, not the steak.  What they mean is you don't advertise the meat, you advertise how it will smell and taste and how good you will feel later.  

Here are some ideas to incorporate into your home listing.


•    Mention major home features.  Something makes the home unique and special.  It can be the backyard, the patio, a spacious living area, breathtaking views from every room - whatever it is, give a special shootout to it.
•    Don't be afraid to brag. 

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Home buying: Don't Overlook the Details

If you are looking to buy a home it is important to check into the details of any potential home you are considering. Home buying is a long term commitment and you don't want to have buyer's remorse because you overlooked an important aspect of the house.  Here are some considerations to keep in mind when hunting for a house.

Determine YOUR Needs and Wants
If you ask advice of friends, family and even a realtor they will all provide you different opinions about what aspects of a home are important. Some will indicate granite countertops in the kitchen are a priority while others will specify lot size. It is important that you determine what aspects are important to you before you start looking at houses. Which

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If you are a first time home buyer in the market for a mortgage or are looking for ways to save money on your existing setup, you should know that having a low rate isn't the only way to save money. Sure, it's helpful, but there are a multitude of programs and strategies designed to offset costs that, when done right, work even better than just negotiating rates. All it takes is little savvy and know-how.

1. Borrow From Your Bank. Loyalty can go a long way. So if you already have a checking or savings account, a student loan, or have borrowed from them in the past, it could be very beneficial for you to borrow from your banking institution. And the best part, many times current customers get rate discounts.

2. Job-Based Mortgage Discounts. Depending

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Maintaining your Anchorage real estate in the spring is crucial to maintaining the value of the home. The weather is also nicer for you to do some necessary work to the interior and exterior of the home. Here are some reasons why Anchorage real estate should be maintained in the spring: 

The Importance of Maintaining Anchorage Real Estate in the Spring

Reason #1 The weather is warmer and the temperatures are more inductive to getting on with some with some important maintenance to your Anchorage real estate. The winter will have taken its toll on every facet of your home inside and out. Spring is a perfect time to get maintenance jobs done now the weather is beginning to get warmer.

Reason #2 Alaska has a colder climate than some "lowerr 48"

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Knowing what to look for in an Alaska MLS is an important part of the home buying process. An Alaska MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is a list of real estate properties that are updated daily and made public by millions of licensed real estate agents. If you are looking for a property to buy, the Alaska MLS is the place to look.

Every home is individually listed in the Alaska MLS. At first, the Alaska MLS may look daunting and a bit intimidating but with these easy 6 Alaska MLS tips, you'll find your dream home in no time.

What You Need to Know When Reading an Alaska MLS

#1: MLS Number, Listing Price and Status

The first thing you need to do is read the MLS number, the listing price and the status of the listing. To find these items look at the

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Are you preparing your Anchorage house for sale to be viewed by potential buyers this spring? The first step to selling your Anchorage house for sale is learning what maintenance needs to be done in order to get it ready for potential buyers to view it. This step is essential if you want to sell quickly and find a motivated buyer looking for a home just like yours.

Here are some areas of the home you should maintain in order to get it ready for potential buyers:

Anchorage House for Sale: Spring Maintenance Tips

Roof and gutters

• Check all areas of the roof for lost and damaged shingles that need to be replaced. Shingles that are discolored, buckled, cracked, or loose can lead to additional damage due to the natural elements

• Inspect all

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Anchorage Alaska has so many great qualities! This city is home to almost half of the state's population and welcomes hundreds of visitors each year. Not only does the city have amazing mountain views but it also has beautiful northern lights on many cold and clear winter nights.

Anchorage is home to many happy people with some of the most beautiful homes in the northern climates. There are homes for sale with good prices and in very good neighborhoods. Believe it or not, some of these homes are the products of foreclosure. In fact, Anchorage foreclosed homes are some of the best deals when buying a home, especiallly if you aren't afraid to make a few upgrades and repairs on your own after closing. In order to find the best foreclosure deal, here are 7

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A Realtor is the best solution to Home Selling.  Adding your social media accounts in addition to using a realtor will give you more exposure.  In turn, your home will have more opportunities to sell.  Realtors + Social Media = Winning combination.

Real estate websites such as Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com are showing your home to a worldwide audience.  Before these websites were in existence, home listings were centralized on a local or statewide location.  It was rare for anyone outside the city or state will know about it unless it's about moving to the state.  The real estate websites display the home to locals, people who are planning to move here, and people who plan to go one place changed their mind because of the nice homes.  Home listings

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Real estate innovator David Eraker is back at it again, 12 years after co-founding Seattle-based Redfin. When Eraker helped launch Redfin, they approached real estate from a different direction. Instead of acting as a lead generator, they created a brokerage that focuses on customers and sales. They employ agents directly and tie bonuses to customer satisfaction rather than the normal commission-based compensation. Eraker left Redfin in 2006, however he is back again, starting a new company, Surefield. His new company is once again changing the face of home selling.

Surefield places its focus entirely on the home seller instead of the home buyer. They have created a new technology that changes how people view the homes they are interested in. In the

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The spring has historically been the busiest time in Anchorage real estate market. Temperatures rise and people begin to experience a return of life as the vegetation blossoms. But most importantly, there is a dramatic increase in the rate at which listings hit the market and buyers become interested in finding their dream home.

So what does the spring mean for people looking to buy real estate? Because the spring is the season characterized by intense market activities and increased number or real estate transactions, buyers looking for a Anchorage real estate have all the time to look through the available Anchorage real estate properties before making their decision.

Most people know all these aspects, but what you possibly need to know is ways

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