Flattening Interest Rates Give Kenai Real Estate Homeowners an Opening

by Chris Druesedow June 3, 2014
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Alaska Real Estate homeowners who had been bracing themselves for sharp rises in mortgage interest rates must now be scratching their heads. As the online Mortgage News Daily put it last week, “…rates have been extraordinarily sideways, and right in line with the lowest levels in 11 months.” Since historical averages are still significantly higher, it’s no wonder that most observers still believe the greater likelihood is for rate increases. But recent Fed happenings show a crack in their avowed determination to let that happen by tapering off purchases of mortgage-backed securities. The hemming and hawing is notable. It’s all pretty much up in the air. In any case, one thing I can guarantee is … Continue reading

Kenai Real Estate: Reasons To Buy A House Rather Rent One

by Chris Druesedow May 23, 2014

Buying a house from Alaska Real Estate has a lot of advantages over renting one, such as financial freedom. Once you have invested in a house, you will not need to pay money over and over in terms of rent. Likewise, you can make changes to your house as per your wish. Read on. Although mortgage payments will take some time to finish, you will not need to pay rent as long as you live in the house. Once you have paid out mortgage payments, the house will be yours for good. In case of a rental house, on the other hand, you will need to keep paying rent until your leave the house. When … Continue reading

Bitcoin Believers Give Kenai Real Estate Property Sellers a New Option

by Chris Druesedow May 20, 2014
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Would you be willing to sell your Alaska Real Estate property to a buyer who is offering virtual currency? In recent news, there has been an influx of people who are putting their homes up for sale in Bitcoins. It may be actually worthwhile to consider the upsides, because doing so opens up your Real Estate Kenai property to a vast new market (not to mention potentially garnering the attention of your local media and scads more traditional buyers who are in their audience). You may have read last December’s reports about the man who tried to sell his ranch-style home in New York for $799,000 worth of bitcoins. Another seller, a 22-year-old Canadian man, … Continue reading

Kenai Real Estate Home Sellers May Benefit from New U.S.

by Chris Druesedow May 19, 2014
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“U.S. Backs Off Tight Mortgage Rules” screamed the top headline on the front page of The Wall Street Journal last week. For Alaska Real Estate mortgage shoppers, it could scarcely have been better news. Probably. ‘Probably’ because any change is not yet a done deal, but it’s hard to see what will derail the likely full reverse of the federal establishment’s years-long tight home loan policy. Why is this suddenly in the cards? The full answer is complicated, but here is a quick (admittedly over-simplified) summary of what’s been happening to Real Estate Kenai mortgage applicants—and what probably lies ahead. The ongoing real estate recovery has been less of a boon to banks (including Kenai … Continue reading

A Kenai Real Estate Property Search Just Ain’t What It Used to Be!

by Chris Druesedow May 16, 2014
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A property search in Alaska Real Estate just ain’t what it used to be. Young adults grew up with computers, so to them the advent of the connected world—the Internet—brought fewer startling lifestyle changes than it did for their parents and grandparents. But for anyone who thought the emergence of the Web would be the most lifestyle-changing technical innovation to happen in our lifetimes: SURPRISE! Now the whole circus has gone mobile—migrated into phones and tablets and who-knows-what other kinds of devices—all bluetoothed and wirelessed everywhere! The Wired World brought information into our offices and homes (to the dismay of encyclopedia and dictionary salesmen everywhere); now the Wireless World brings information to wherever we are … Continue reading

Do Today’s Kenai Real Estate Home Prices Reflect Values…or Bubbles?

by Chris Druesedow May 15, 2014
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Over the past two years any upward movement in Alaska Real Estate home prices tended to raise a question in many local minds—a question that ends with the word ‘bubble.’ As with any commodity whose price is determined by a changeable mix of subjective public perception as well as supply and demand, when home prices head north, there is always the possibility that a ‘bubble’ could be inflating: an unsupportable rise that could suddenly plummet with a “pop!” Now comes some reassuring news on that score. According to a report from real estate website Trulia that covers this year’s first quarter, the national average of home prices looks to be 5% undervalued when measured by … Continue reading

Kenai Real Estate Curb Appeal Winners Add an Extra Touch or Two

by Chris Druesedow May 14, 2014
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It’s usually the curb appeal Alaska Real Estate properties put out there that either plants a winning first impression…or a ho-hum (maybe it’s more interesting inside) reaction. This holds for casual passers-by as well as serious prospects who are pulling up for a scheduled house showing. It’s simply true: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. If you will be listing your home this summer, adding a thoughtful extra touch or two to the outside can transform your Real Estate Kenai property’s curb appeal into its first strong selling point. After all, what buyer won’t favor a home they’d be proud to have friends and co-workers visit? Here are some simple … Continue reading

Selling a Kenai Real Estate Home Can Mean Swatting a Metaphoric Fly

by Chris Druesedow May 13, 2014
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If you have taken good care of your property, you rightfully expect that selling your Alaska Real Estate home will result in its fetching a good price when it hits the market. That’s the right mindset for success, but it serves sellers best when it’s only a starting point. Dealing with flesh-and-blood buyers can require some judicious flexibility—for one reason, there is usually an inconspicuous (somewhat annoying) fly in the ointment. The metaphoric fly is the fact that no property is without its flaws; and its metaphoric buzzing is likely to get louder as your sale’s closing grows nearer. Structural elements of a house have varying life spans since wear and tear is inevitable in … Continue reading

What is the Role of a Kenai Real Estate Realtor?

by Chris Druesedow May 13, 2014
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Why is it so important to get the services of a qualified real estate agent? Is it impossible to make a deal without hiring one? If you have these questions on your mind, then you have come across the right post. Read on to get precise answers to your questions. The role of an Alaska Real Estate agent is to help you buy or sell your house in an efficient manner. An agent who is based in a certain area knows well as to the actual market value of houses in that area. So, they can let you know about the real price of a house you want to purchase. On top of that, they … Continue reading

Seward Land

by Chris Druesedow May 8, 2014
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Seward Real Estate FREE search. Set up Seward Real Estate listings to come to your email as soon as they come on the market. See Seward Real Estate Market Trends. Chris Druesedow is your Seward Broker. Seward is a small town with a population of 3, 171 people. Seward is situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula. Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities. Located just 126 miles south of Anchorage, Seward is a picturesque town. Seward is an hour and a half drive away from Soldotna and Kenai. Seward is easily accessible via the Seward Highway, the Alaska Railroad, bus, air, or cruise ship. The first thing … Continue reading

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