Kenai Real Estate Home Buying Public Report Emphasis on Education

by Chris Druesedow September 8, 2014
Kenai Real Estate

Kenai Real Estate residents don’t have to have children at home to know when we’ve gone through the familiar back-to-school rituals. Just turn on a radio or TV, step into a retail store, or drive past a school and the calls to educational muster are evident. At the same time, it’s hard not to be reminded how significant education is when it comes to Kenai Real Estate home buying—how likely it is for schools to be on the forefront of many buyers’ minds. Most people know intuitively that top-notch schools carry significant weight in the searching and home buying processes—but the result of a survey done by realtor.com has spelled it out in black-and-white. Their … Continue reading

Kenai Real Estate Home Shoppers & the Home Improvement Factor

by Chris Druesedow August 29, 2014
Kenai Real Estate

You’ve done it: found what’s soon to become your family’s new Kenai Real Estate home! It’s in a great neighborhood…reasonable commute…decent kitchen (size is right; definitely upgradeable). All this and it fits the budget! Congrats! Looks like your housing hunt is over… YET…before you sign on the dotted line, there should be one last check-off. Factor in all the costs that improving the house to your liking will entail. The cost of home improvements in Kenai can be light—but since that’s not always the case, there are areas where the possible impact on your bottom line can be meaningful. For instance: Anyone who has had the experience of paying for new fencing—even for just a … Continue reading

Kenai Land

by Chris Druesedow May 11, 2014
Kenai Land for Sale

Search for beautiful Kenai Land for Sale.  Find Kenai Real Estate and Land for Sale, sign up for email alerts when Kenai real estate hits the market.  Kenai Real Estate is in a HOT MARKET. At the heart of the Kenai Peninsula is the city of Kenai (Kee-Nie). With a population of 7,100, Kenai is full of breathtaking scenery and amazing wildlife, it also has a prolific history of native and Russian settlements and culture. Kenai was incorporated in 1960 and is 29 square miles. This is the place to go if you are looking for an Alaskan adventure and it also provides something for everyone. The Kenai River is known worldwide for its fishing. … Continue reading

Kenai Real Estate $100,000 – $200,000

by Chris Druesedow May 8, 2014
Kenai Real Estate

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Kenai Real Estate up to $100,000

by Chris Druesedow May 8, 2014
Kenai Real Estate

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Spring is Prime Time to List a Kenai Real Estate Vacation Home

by Chris Druesedow May 1, 2014
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Before April 15th came and went, perhaps you and your accountant had one of those occasional chats about your assets and liabilities. If owning your vacation home in Alaska Real Estate has resulted in more taxes or less financial gain than you’d planned for—or if you and your family just don’t use the place as often as you used to–this spring or summer is a good time to consider selling. If you have lost some love for your extra house, but don’t want to go through the rigmarole of renting it out season-to-season, the selling alternative could be at hand. USA Today recently featured an article headlined, “How to Sell Vacation Property.” In it, author … Continue reading

Tradeoffs for Remodeling vs. Moving to a New Kenai Real Estate Home

by Chris Druesedow April 29, 2014
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Last week’s Rasmussen Reports survey reported that the majority (52%) of Americans consider their home to be a family’s best investment at the same time that the number of people who are choosing to remodel their home is on the rise. According to the Houzz & Home survey, the number of people who planned improvement projects rose a dynamic 12 % last year. Of those, 40% wanted to remodel their home or build an addition. While remodeling may be becoming more popular, there are still plenty of advantages to the alternative route: purchasing a new home in Alaska Real Estate. Here are some of the pros and cons of each route: • Before you start … Continue reading

Kenai Real Estate Mortgage Insurance: Tonic for Lender Anxiety

by Chris Druesedow April 14, 2014
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Many of Real Estate Kenai’s  would-be first time home buyers are stopped short when they come up against the need to raise the initial deposit. But just because you don’t have a hefty down payment, it needn’t mean you can’t own your own home. You can still purchase a house with less than a 20% down payment if you are otherwise qualified—that is, if you take advantage of something called private mortgage insurance (“PMI”). The reason there is a market for private mortgage insurance in Kenai Real Estate is because lenders face an increased risk when they issue a loan with a low down payment. The simple fact is that the less money a home … Continue reading

Targeting, Uniqueness, Community Sell Kenai Real Estate Luxury Homes

by Chris Druesedow March 10, 2014
Kenai Real Estate, homes for sale

If you own a luxury home in Kenai Real Estate, this will be good to know: according to researchers at DataQuick, the number of homes sold at more than $1 million rose nationally by 37% in the first half of 2013. Last Friday, the Wall St. Journal headed its Mansion section with “the recovery in high-end real estate,” and Bloomberg reports that luxury home prices in the biggest four cities that had fallen nearly 46% during the downturn have now more than doubled. If the formerly-missing luxury home buyers have been buoyed by record-breaking Wall St. returns, it’s not surprising that they’re now ready to come out of hiding. For some owners of luxury homes … Continue reading

Getting a Kenai Real Estate Loan With a Retirement-Level Income

by Chris Druesedow March 7, 2014
kenai real estate, homes for sale

The ongoing housing recovery is being boosted by some older participants. Builders and developers in particular have found that catering to the 55+ segment of the market is good business. Many retired buyers in Kenai Real Estate looking to enter the resurgent market will be pleased to learn that getting a loan is still possible, even if their income isn’t all that it used to be. In addition to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, intended to keep lenders from discriminating on the basis of age, last Saturday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a bulletin describing new tools which help Freddie Mac lenders evaluate properties—and new guidelines for disclosing that data to borrowers and … Continue reading

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