Kenai Peninsula’s REOs Tempt Veteran & New Investors

by Chris Druesedow July 16, 2012

Novice and professional investors find themselves in competition over Kenai’s REO and foreclosure opportunities. The goal of building a long-term, profitable investment is the same for both groups, but the professionals have an institutional advantage. They have systems in place and experienced personnel who bring a high degree of confidence to their estimates of the financial tradeoffs for any candidate property. Novices have to rely on their own calculations. For readers unsure of that  ‘REO’ expression, it’s an acronym that is short for ‘real estate owned.’ Not very illuminating, is it? Better is what most people mean when they describe a Kenai REO: a property whose ownership has reverted to a lender. Whether buying with … Continue reading

25th Annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women!!

by Chris Druesedow July 16, 2012

August 11, 2012 KenaiCityPark Registration for the 25th Annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women is now open. This is a 5K – 10K certified course. The event is open to women and girls of all ages. In honor of our 25th Annual Run for Women, and to promote healthy families, we are including participation of male youth age 17 and under. Volunteers are needed to staff water tables, help serve lunch, and to staff safety positions along the race route. Safety volunteers (flaggers) will need to take a short safety course at the Kenai Police Department a few days before the Run. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 283-9479 for further information.

Fred Meyer Sidewalk Sale Live Broadcast- Soldotna Alaska

by Chris Druesedow July 12, 2012

Saturday, July 14th 2p.m.-4p.m. Fred Meyer in Soldotna Join KKIS 96.5 for Fred Meyer’s Sidewalk on Saturday for great buys and fun for the whole family! We’ll be there from 2pm to 4pm… so come on by for big discounts on summer clothes, activities, prices and lots more. Stop by for Kids Activities in the store with The Kenai Watershed Forum. Matt Wilson & Jake Thompson will be on hand with giveways

U.S. Mortgage Rate Record & Kenai Home Market

by Chris Druesedow July 12, 2012

About this time a year ago, I was pointing out that with Kenai mortgage rates at near historic lows, the opportunities for first time home ownership had seldom been better. Although, as always, there is a lot more to a family’s decision than the cash-flow dimension, it’s undeniable that those who took advantage of low mortgage rates in 1993 could look forward to spending the next 30 years making the their friends and neighbors feel like they’d missed the boat. When you are paying 6.8% for your home while your next door neighbor — who bought just one year later — is struggling at 9.2% every month, it’s no wonder your car looks a lot … Continue reading

Sticky Subject: Wallpaper Removal!!

by Chris Druesedow July 11, 2012

Look to the walls! Homeowners preparing Kenai houses for sale can hesitate when they suspect the overall look and feel of the interior has grown dated. With good reason, they may fear that prospective buyers will be drawn to newer, fresher-looking competitors…yet the cost and delay of all-out remodel is unattractive.   One alternative is to ‘look to the walls’ for an easy and budget-friendly alternative to a complete remodel. Few things can date a home the way old wallpaper does. Unfortunately, just painting over it is not a solution that usually works very well. Let’s face it: the old paper has to go!   While many newer types come off with ease, it can … Continue reading

Kenai Kennel Club Dog Shows and Obedience Trials

by Chris Druesedow July 11, 2012

The Kenai Kennel Club Dog Show will be held July 13th, 14th, 15th at Skyview High School, Soldotna. All breed dog show Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Obedience Trials on Friday and Saturday. Show Times are 9AM-4PM Judging Schedule and more information can be found at: http://www.barayevents.com/docs/555/document_2155.pdf

Giant Zumba-thon, Kenai Alaska!

by Chris Druesedow July 10, 2012

July 14th – 12pm City of Kenai Soccer Fields Zumba-thon for MS! Come and Zumba the day away! With local and out of town instructors teaching fun dance moves! It will be the largest Zumba-thon in Alaska! Get your tickets at New Beginnings Fitness Center, also available day of the event. All proceeds go to Multiple Sclerosis! Grab your friends and come boogie! For more information call New Beginnings Fitness Center at 283-6462

Time To Sell Your House On The Kenai Peninsula?

by Chris Druesedow July 9, 2012

Every homeowner can have all sorts of reasons for selling their Kenai house. Those in the boomer generation can be in one of the traditional phases of retirement (planning, transitioning, initiating) or perhaps in one of the newly-popular phases (postponing, rejecting).   For them and everyone else, the decision about whether to sell the house falls into one of two categories: those triggered by economic pressures — or all the other reasons. In all cases, being in control of the timing of your house sale will put you in control of the process. That pays off.   Even if the money factor doesn’t rule, it’s vital to first do some hard-nosed dollars-and-cents calculations before putting … Continue reading

Everything But The Red Run Taking Shape – Soldotna, Alaska

by Chris Druesedow July 9, 2012

Everything but the Red Run , the annual 5-kilometer fun run of Tsalteshi Trails, will be held July 27th. Meet at 5:00 p.m. at the trail-head behind Skyview High School in Soldotna. The 5-kilometer course has been a summer staple since the original naming system of the trails, where each loop was designed with a color to donate difficulty (Red, now called the Bear, denoted a particularly challenging hill). This fun run/walk/jog/meander, which is free and open to all ages, spares the steepness but not the fun. Everything but the Red Run – nothing but fun. For more information, visit www.tsaltesgi.org.

Kenai Central High School Football Camp Kicks Off

by Chris Druesedow July 6, 2012

A KCHS Youth Football Camp will be held July 23-24, 8a.m. – 12p.m. at the KCHS athletic fields for youth grades 2nd-8th. Proper stretching techniques will be taught along with position specific drills, skills and techniques that will benefit them athletically, also maintaining a healthy lifestyle that they can use throughout their lives. Coach Marquez and Coach Dawson  of KCHS, along with others, will be in attendance to instruct youth players. Registration is $25 and due by July 6th. Contact Coach Marquez at 907-690-3112 or Kath Carlson at 907-394-2111

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