December 2015

Found 8 blog entries for December 2015.

Whether you own a sprawling home in a prestigious Anchorage neighborhood or want to sell your small residence in a humbler part of town, one truth remains: it behooves you to list your home with a Realtor. Listing with a Realtor saves you, the seller, a significant amount of time and money, and typically nabs you a higher sale price. In four particular cases, it pays to have a real estate agent who intimately knows the Anchorage, Alaska real estate market.


Your home is in an up-and-coming real estate market 

Let's say you own a home in an on-the-rise neighborhood in Anchorage, like Spenard or Airport Heights. If you want to get the most money for your real estate, it's critical to work with a Realtor who knows how to price and market your

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Christmas music, inflatable Santa's, tinsel galore...you're sure to know it's the holiday season if you visit a mall in December! Just as stores and business owners add Christmas decorations to their spaces to match the general holiday cheer in the air, you as a seller can create subtle festivity in your own home to help make prospective buyers feel right at home when they walk through your front door. Staging your home for the holidays creates warmth and homeyness, especially during frosty Alaskan winters. Here are a few tips to turn your home into the perfect potential Christmas gift:

 

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Showing prospective buyers that there is plenty of room to put up a Christmas tree without crowding the room is a great way to get them excited

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Staging your home for sale might sound simple: slap on a fresh coat of paint, buy a couple house plants, and make sure everything is clean, works, and smells nice. But unless you're some kind of superhero, keeping your house clean, staged, and ready to view at all times is difficult, and there are times you might get a call and need to have the house ready to view in half an hour. Here are some of our favorite quick tips for even quicker staging:

 

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One of the best things you can do when you need to stage your home quickly is utilize a dump space. Choose a spot, or a few spots, in your home where most prospective buyers wouldn't look, like a closet in the bedroom and a junk drawer in the kitchen - when you

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Have you ever noticed that, over time, we get accustomed to seeing a thing a certain way? For example, that crisp white dress shirt hanging in your closet may look fresh and clean, but if you held it up to a brand new white shirt, yours might appear quite dingy!

In the same way, sometimes homeowners, comfortable in their own environment, fail to recognize serious issues in their own home.  Today, we would like to suggest three home maintenance tips for the seasoned homeowner.Interior Unit-small-023-Utilities-334x500-72dpi

  1. Pay attention to the floor. Does your wooden floor squeak when you step in certain spots? Does your table wobble? While these are not necessarily signs of a problem.  More often than not, they are simply signs of natural settling that occurs over time.  A home
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If your home has been on the market for a month or more without too much interest, experts say it means your home is “stale.” A recent article by cnbc.com cites a Redfin report that three-quarters of homes on the market are stale. As a seller competing in the Anchorage Alaska real estate market, you can take steps to make sure your home sells within the first month of listing. In some cases, an experienced Anchorage Alaska Realtor could get several offers within days. A recent piece by cheatsheet.com recommends avoiding the common mistakes such as getting too involved in the sale or your home as opposed to relying on a professional Realtor or listing your home too high.      

Keep some detachment

When selling your home, it’s difficult to completely

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If you are getting ready to put your home on the market, you might be thinking about staging your home so that you can make it more appealing for potential Homes in Anchorage/Houses in Alaskabuyers. Although you might already know all of the tips and tricks for removing family photos and ensuring that your furniture looks its best, however, you might not have thought about doing things differently based on the season. However, as the fall months are approaching, it's a good idea to keep the season in mind when staging your home.             

1. Bring Outdoor Elements In

The beautiful colors of fall can be used to your advantage when staging your home. Consider spraying pretty fall leaves with a crafting spray and arranging them on an end table or putting them in a pretty glass jar or

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Everyone likes a bargain, but an Anchorage foreclosure or fixer upper can end up costing too much money and cause stress. When relocating to Anchorage, it is ideal to buy move-in ready homes that need little if any attention. Whether you are relocating to Alaska for a job or to retire, it is great to have the extra time to enjoy the great Alaskan outdoors instead of being stuck doing repairs around the house. According to an article by bankrate.com, the preference for move-in ready homes could be a result of so many people watching home design television shows. For people who are not handy, it just makes more economic sense to have a home that’s turnkey. At the same time, you can save money when your Anchorage Realtor finds you homes that just need minor

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When people think about maintaining a home or even remodeling, usually windows are not where they start. However, there are many benefits of replacement windows. They may be costly, but the cost will outweigh all of the benefits.          

Here are some reasons that you need to consider getting replacement windows today.

•    Look. Older windows often look aged. Many windows sag in spots with rotten wood. Just changing the windows will really change the look of your home.

•    Energy efficient. Older windows are usually singled paned. Doubled (or even triple) paned windows keep heat in, making it cheaper to keep your house warmer in the winter. It also makes it more efficient if you use air conditioner in the summer.

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