Kenai Peninsula Clothes Drive Give-Away

by Chris Druesedow September 27, 2013
Kenai Real Esate

Monday October 7th from 4pm to 7pm at the Nikiski Recreation Center. Please bring winter clothes donations to NCRC. In need of coats, snow pants, hats, gloves, boots, etc. Donations will be accepted at NCRC through October 7th at 4 pm. On Monday the 7th the clothes will be available to the public and given away to anyone in need. Thank you for your generous support. For more information please contact the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area. 776-8800. Mile 23.4 Kenai Spur Hwy or at Northpenrec.com

KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE NEW HOME CHECKOUT TO PREVENT LAST-MINUTE SURPRISES

by Chris Druesedow September 27, 2013
Kenai Real Estate

One of the most valuable skills a Kenai Peninsula new home shopper can develop is the ability to walk through a property and identify the areas that might require attention or repair. Even though a professional inspector will ultimately be needed, it can prevent last-minute surprises. #1: Beyond “Curb Appeal” The first thing anyone looking for a new home notices is the state of the yard and the structure’s exterior. If the grass is healthy, plants recently pruned, and walls not in need of a paint job, good. Then, dig a bit deeper. Part of maintaining a healthy landscape is having a properly working irrigation system. Ask the owner or agent to turn on the … Continue reading

CLOSING COST CONCESSION MAY ATTRACT KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE HOMEBUYERS

by Chris Druesedow September 17, 2013
K-Beach Real Estate

Here’s the good news: Homes are selling faster today, with the National Association of Realtors® reporting that the sale of existing homes in July rose more than 17% from 2012. That, in sales results terminology, qualifies as a ‘spike!’ Better yet, homes are selling more quickly – TOM (Time on Market) shrank from 69 days to 42. And prices were rising: the national median sales price in July stood at $213,500, up 13.7% from 2012. But this is not to say that it’s easy to sell a home today. Homebuyers in Kenai are plenty savvy. They won’t overpay for a home, and if they don’t like your asking price or terms, they are ready to … Continue reading

NORTH PENINSULA RECREATION POOL CLOSURE

by Chris Druesedow September 13, 2013
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The Nikiski Peninsula Rec Pool will be closed for maintenance until September 23rd. The Nikiski Pool is a recreational pool heated to approximately 84 degrees. It features a 136′ water slide, spa, rain umbrella, and depths ranging from 1′ to 11′-10″. Surrounded by glass the pool offers excellent views of the surrounding terrain and wildlife. Pool Fees General Swim (1 year – 60 years old)  – $4.00 Waterslide (1 year & older) –  $7.00 Senior Citizen General Swim – $2.00 Swimming Pool and waterslide rentals are available before and after closing hours. Minimum rate is $125/hr for the pool, and $75/hr for the waterslide. Summer Pool Hours (June 1st through September 1st) Monday–Pool Closed Tuesday … Continue reading

COMPETITION IN KENAI PENINSULA YOU LIKE: THE MULTIPLE-OFFER SCENARIO

by Chris Druesedow September 13, 2013
Nikiski Real Estate

Unless you’ve been vacationing on the beach in St Maarten all summer (in which case I’m jealous!) it’s likely that you’ve heard the news: right now in many parts of Kenai, we seem to be in what one can fairly consider a “seller’s market.” And if you’ve been thinking about selling, this perception could have caused dollar signs to start dancing through your head. Priced and marketed correctly, if you are in fact considering listing your home, you actually could be in for some pleasant surprises. Multiple offers are making a comeback in many areas, and working with a skilled Kenai real estate agent can provide you with the kind of informed guidance that attracts … Continue reading

SOLDOTNA, ALASKA SENIOR CENTER’S FALL ROUND-UP FUNDRAISER

by Chris Druesedow September 12, 2013
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Saturday, September 14th Soldotna Senior Center Enjoy a scrumptious prime rib dinner with all the trimmings, and the hand-clapping, boot-stomping, live and fabulous music of the very will known Spur Highway Spankers. There will be fantastic door prizes, a grand door prize, and gorgeous must have items in the silent and outcry auctions. For tickets or more information call 262-2322. By Morris M. Breed President Soldotna Senior Center’s Fall Round-Up fundraiser was a great success and would like to thank all of the dedicated volunteers that worked tirelessly soliciting door prizes and auction items, decorating the Center, making new dinner place mats and napkins, table setting, cooking, serving, ticket sales, auctioneers, pictures, fabulous musicians and cleanup. … Continue reading

HOW TO FIND A REAL ESTATE AGENT IN KENAI WHO HAS YOUR BEST INTERESTS AT HEART

by Chris Druesedow September 12, 2013

How To Find A Real Estate Agent in Kenai Who Has Your Best Interests At Heart Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-find-a-real-estate-agent-2013-9#ixzz2ehkYCyrr   Buying or selling a home in the Kenai Peninsula? You’re about to make one of life’s biggest and most important financial transactions, and you don’t want to go through it alone. A good real estate agent can make all the difference. They will no the market backwards and forwards. They will have a network of contracts to help you through the transaction (e.g., contractors to get your home ready for sale, bankers to help you get the best mortgage rates), and they will be excellent negotiators. If you work with an inexperienced or ineffective agent, however, the outcome can be … Continue reading

STAGING TO MAKE SELLING YOUR KENAI PENINSULA HOUSE A SPEEDY AFFAIR

by Chris Druesedow September 12, 2013

In today’s competitive residential market, success can sometimes come down to presentation: how well a home is staged. Something like 94% of homes that are well staged sell in just 29 days on average (this compared with the 145 days www.stagedhomes.com found it took to sell an UN-staged home). If you are selling your house in Kenai this fall and are aiming at a quicker sale, some simple DIY staging tips could help make the difference. If you will be selling your Kenai Peninsula house soon, you can think of the fall weather as a boon. Kenai buyers will be receptive to that are warm, comfortable and inviting. Use these cues to help you decide … Continue reading

Alaska’s Playground

by Chris Druesedow September 11, 2013

Welcome to The Kenai – Alaska’s Playground. Here you will discover what Alaskans already know, The Kenai is not behind safety glass, or a deck rail. Your face feels the cold wind on the train and your heart pounds with the strike of a monster fish. Your adrenaline rushes at the sight of a bear, and your skin chills as you step on a glacier. Nothing about the Kenai Peninsula is formal or stuffy. In fact, no other destination offers such an up close and personal Alaskan experience. With over 15,000 square miles of extraordinary adventure and excitement to choose from, even the rest of the state comes here when they need a reminder of … Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Local Resources

by Chris Druesedow September 11, 2013

Kenai Peninsula Local Resources Kenai Peninsula Borough Kenai Peninsula Community College Kenai Peninsula School District Kenai & Soldotna Hotels Kenai Peninsula Swimming Pools Kenai River Kenai River Guide Services Kenai & Soldotna Snow Plowing Kenai Peninsula Restaurants: Kenai, Alaska Coffee Shops: Central Peninsula Hospital Title and Mortgage Companies Utility Companies Home Inspectors Well and Septic Testing Kenai Peninsula Communities Kenai Anchor Point Cooper Landing Ninilchik Soldotna Chamber Kenai Chamber Soldotna K-Beach Sterling Nikiski Kasilof Homer Seward Alaska Homes For Sale Alaska Homes For Sale Anchorage Homes For Sale Anchorage Condos For Sale Eagle River Homes For Sale Alyeska Homes For Sale Girdwood Homes For Sale Wasilla Homes For Sale Palmer Homes For Sale Chugiak Homes … Continue reading

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