February 2016

Found 3 blog entries for February 2016.

Your Realtor is the best resource you have during the home buying process, and he/she will walk you through it in as stress-free a way as possible. To help you prepare for your upcoming purchase, here are a few things you should know about negotiating the purchase of a home...

 

Have the property inspected

Hire a home inspector to inspect the property. This isn't very expensive, between $250 and $400 in Anchorage.  This accomplishes two things at once. First, it will give you a first look at any major issues with the house, like code compliance items or items that might be getting ready to fail. Because the inspector will find at least a few things that need attention, you can reference these problems with the seller.

If it's not in writing,

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If you are planning to put your house on the market this year, now may be the best time to do so. The temperatures are rising, the days are lengthening, and what little snow we had is disappearing. Whether you are hoping for a quick sale now or planning on selling your house this summer, it's a good idea to take advantage of our warmer months to show off your residence to potential buyers. Here are three ways to prepare your home for any potential buyer who walks through the front door...


Sell my Anchorage home- what is my home worth1. Clean out your closets & cabinets. Buyers are looking for properties that are equipped with adequate storage space. Even if your home is lacking in this area, clean, uncluttered closets and cabinets can give the impression of plenty of space. We recommend

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When you decide to buy a home, one of the most important factors to consider is your interest rate. With poor credit, you can expect a higher interest rate, which can have a huge impact on your monthly payments. Ideally, you should understand some different ways to avoid higher rates on your mortgage.

 

Pay for a Lower Rate low (2)

A surefire option to reduce your interest rates is to pay for lower rates. If you have some extra money saved up, it might be worth it to pay for a lower rate, which can provide you with great savings on a monthly basis. For example, over the period of the loan, you could save thousands of dollars by paying for just a quarter of a percent off.  When you buy the rate down, it is called paying "points."

 

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