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When it comes to how the recent stock market correction affects Anchorage, Alaska real estate, experts have different opinions. If you want to list your Anchorage home this fall or winter, the chances are you will find plenty of prospective buyers.  Of course, price and condition matter a lot.  Most active real estate experts believe the market will remain active on house priced below $550,000.  The median price in Anchorage is close to $345,000 and we expect that market to remain strong because home inventory is limited. 

Depending on whether you live in a high demand neighborhood or own a home with popular features, you could sell your home for above listing price. At the same time, it is prudent to keep realistic expectations since Anchorage

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If you plan to list your home in Anchorage, Alaska, or anywhere really, you will be facing a home inspection.  Either ou can get a 'pre-market" home inspection done, or your buyer will do one after making an offer.  It’s important to pass a home inspection (home inspectors typically spot all the defects with your real estate property).  According to a recent article by RealtyToday, unexpected large repairs often complicates and lengthens the entire selling process.  Instead of feeling nervous or anxious about the home inspection, consider ways to get ahead of it; you can address problems in advance to speed up the home selling process.  An experienced Anchorage Realtor will let you know the market value of your home and give you advice on major fixes. 

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When we sit down with you as a potential seller, someone who is interested in listing your home, we have a strategy in mind. This strategy is comprised of four parts: AttractivenessPriceCondition, and Availability. If you focus on just one of these parts, or on less than all four of them, you'll likely sacrifice the speed of the sale or profit. If your goal is to sell your house quickly for the best price possible, make sure you emphasize these four qualities of home marketing equally. 

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Every home has both good qualities and flaws. Leave the flaws to the home inspector, and focus on what makes your home desirable! Is the backyard spacious and well-landscaped? Draw attention to that outdoor space to attract gardeners and BBQ

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If you own Anchorage real estate, or if you're thinking of buying some, you've already made a good decision - real estate is one of the strongest investments around! It's so different from other types of investments, which helps make it particularly profitable. However, there are several costs besides your monthly mortgage payments associated with owning property. Although it's generally still more than worth it, it's important to consider all of these expenses, both prior to purchasing the property and while you own it. Here are a few costs of maintaining a home.

 

Insurance

If you owned your house out-right, insurance wouldn't be required, however it's extremely important and would be foolish not to have it. Any lender would require homeowners

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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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