Anchorage, AK Real Estate News

By Vanna Siackhasone, Anchorage Real Estate 907-720-4663
(Real Estate Brokers of Alaska 907-720-4663)
Alaska Real Estate Market Statistics  Below is a table showing Alaska's weekly market activity by each individual town. Anchorage which is Alaska's largest city shows that we currenlty have 371 homes on the market, a total of 410 that were active during the week with 79 listings being new. 51 homes pended and 36 homes closed. That is quite a bit of activity between March 29 and April 4th.    What is very noticeable is the number of homes currently active. Our inventory is at its lowest point in the past 10 years. This is a good indication as to why homes are getting top dollar in today's market and selling faster than ever with an average marketing time of less than 2 months. If you ask me what kind of market we have in Anchorage, Alaska. It's definitely a seller's market! 
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By Yvette Belisle, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
(Alaskan Spirit Realty Brokered by Realty ONE Group Aurora)
What Should You Know While Staging Your House The other day while I was showing my buyers some homes, I couldn't help but to compare notes mentally about how each home differed from the other simply by their staging. I often watch my buyers reactions when entering a home to determine if they are going to like the rest of the home. Once my buyers start "aww-ing and oo-ing" I can almost guess that 95% of the time they are going to make an offer.   One of the key factors to getting a buyer to have that wonderful reaction, is making sure your home is staged well to welcome them into the home. Even though we are in a "Seller's Market" it's still important to make your home as appealing to a buyer in any market. Make your home look brighter, bigger, and more desirable than ever. If you are no...
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By Vanna Siackhasone, Anchorage Real Estate 907-720-4663
(Real Estate Brokers of Alaska 907-720-4663)
Why Sellers Shouldn't Be Present During Home Showings Anchorage Real Estate    This may sound like a no brainer but SELLERS SHOULD NOT BE PRESENT AT HOME SHOWINGS. Just the other day I was showing houses to one of my buyers and the seller was there. He was as helpful as could be and wanted to showcase the best aspects of the home, he was always within an ears length away in case we had any questions and he had such a cheerful demeanor... You would think that by him being there, my buyers would instantly jump at the thought of making an offer but NO!!! It was just the opposite. The seller's presence set off a certain kind of vibe that made my buyer uncomfortable. And how can you blame him? He wanted to be able to look at the house with ease, take his time and maybe even critique some of ...
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By Yvette Belisle, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
(Alaskan Spirit Realty Brokered by Realty ONE Group Aurora)
“Negotiations over a shrinking pie are especially difficult because they require an allocation of losses. People tend to be much more easygoing when they bargain over an expanding pie.” Daniel Kahneman     Real estate is one of the best ways to make profit and gain returns in the longer run. It doesn’t matter whether you are working in house flipping industry or planning to sell your own house, negotiation is a skill that you would require at every stage of your career. Unlike the ideal condition, real estate transactions are best when both the sides feel satisfied and happy after the transaction. One of the common mistakes that homeowner make is to get involved in negotiations without proper knowledge of the industry. Having a Realtor® by your side is the best way to be gratified afte...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
100 Days of Downtown Anchorage Dining 2014 Food lovers are getting a great deal in Anchorage right now.  There are so many fantastic places to eat in downtown Anchorage.  No matter what your palette is, you're sure to find something to satisfy your tastebuds.  This is the last month to reap the benefits of 100 Days of Downtown Anchorage Dining 2014. What: 100 Days of Downtown Anchorage Dining 2014Where: Downtown AnchorageWhen: Now through April 20, 2014Contact: Anchorage Downtown Partnership (907) 279-5660 or via email To be a part of 100 Days of Downtown Anchorage Dining 2014, participants simply have to visit any participating Anchorage restaurant, enjoy lunch or dinner and collect a sticker from that dining establishment.  When you collect six stickers, you will receive a $10 dining ...
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By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
Homes in Brookridge in Anchorage AlaskaFind similar Homes for sale to the homes in Brookridge in Anchorage Alaska.  Is it time to sell your home in Brookridge in Anchorage Alaska?  Request a custom market report for your home and learn more about our property marketing plan for homes in Anchorage Alaska. Fantastic East Anchorage neighborhood at the base of the Chugach Mountains near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.  You will love coming home to the friendly streets of Brookridge with several parks, trails, and shopping centers nearby. Quality Constructed HomesThe 2 to 4 bedroom homes you would expect to find in Brookridge are generally going to range between 1200 and 2400 square feet.  Construction of the homes began in 1982 with the last home completed in 1998.  Most homes have attache...
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By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
Home Prices in Anchorage Alaska for April 2014 Real estate market data for Anchorage, Alaska provided by Katrina Benton of Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group.   Anchorage Home Prices   We have seen 5 straight months of listing price increases on home prices in Anchorage and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Anchorage but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are starting to sell within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from the graph below, listings are not selling exactly for asking price, often they sell for more. To make sure you don't overpay for your home, you'll want to have an age...
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By Yvette Belisle, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
(Alaskan Spirit Realty Brokered by Realty ONE Group Aurora)
***OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY 3/30 11AM - 3PM***           Come see this Elegant Home on Sunday 3/30 from 11am-3pm!! Large Master Bed w/ master bath & jetted tub, W/In closet. Kitchen elegantly designed w/ Nook. Formal Dining room. Lower level has partial kitchen 3/4 bth and a lot of space for a posible mother-in-law? RV or Boat Parking. MLS #13-16747   - 10707 Whimbrel Drive Bedrooms: 4 Bath: 3.25 Sq Ft: 3748 Garage: 3 Directions: East on O'Malley, 1st street just past Elmore on left. Get ready to turn Left when pass Elmore. Sign says Whimbrel. Go around curve. House on Rt. Swing set in fenced yard. Marketed by Julie Pace, Pace Realty   Hosted By: Yvette Belisle - Alaskan Spirit Realty  Real Estate Brokers of Alaska      The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ...
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By Yvette Belisle, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
(Alaskan Spirit Realty Brokered by Realty ONE Group Aurora)
FORECLOSURE DEALS IN ANCHORAGE, AK Find good deal in Anchorage's Foreclosure Market. Even with today's low housing inventory, we still have some Foreclosure Deals out there! Get your Daily list of Foreclosure Deals in the Anchorage area today! You can customize your own search and receive listing alerts as frequently as you wish! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TODAY!     Provided courtesy of Yvette Belisle - Alaskan Spirit Realty Real Estate Brokers of Alaska  The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt Alaskan Spirit Realty | (907) 868-2811 yvette.belisle@gmail.com | www.alaskanspiritrealty.com Real Estate Brokers of Alaska | 1577 C Street, Ste 101 | Anchorage, AK 99501 Hire a positive and proactive REALTOR® to help you find your next home! Call or...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Early Voting Now Open in Anchorage It's official.  Absentee In-Person and early voting is now open in Anchorage for the regular Municipal Election scheduled for April 1, 2014.  Both early voting and Absentee In-Person voters were allowed to begin casting their ballots at the Loussac Library and City Hall last Monday, March 17th.  The Chugiak Senior Center was available for early and Absentee In-Person voting beginning yesterday, March 24th. What is the difference between early voting and Absentee In-Person voting?  When an Anchorage resident enters their vote early, their eligibility to vote is verified at the time they cast their ballot.  Once the Division of Elections has verified their eligibility, that person must sign a certificate before their ballot is placed inside the ballot bo...
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By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Anchorage Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Katrina Benton Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group 907-865-6469 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 14-2868   Licensed In:AK License #:16564 Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. L8 B1 Potter View Anchorage, AK Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure JUST LISTED       $ Click for current price Beautiful custom home site with soaring inlet views. End of culdesac. Utilities to lot. Pick your floor plan and builder. Owner finance possible. Brokered And Advertised By: Res Real Es...
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By Yvette Belisle, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
(Alaskan Spirit Realty Brokered by Realty ONE Group Aurora)
You have done all the hard work to prepare your house for a sale and luckily, you got an offer with the help of a listing agent. The stars are shining bright for you, but you need to work upon some important factors before the deal is over. Home inspection is an important part of every real estate transaction. Home inspectors have an enormous experience in finding out potential problems in a house. You don’t want to move to the negotiation tables without a guard. It is difficult to prepare for home inspection; however, there are some tips that can help you get through it smoothly.   Pre-Inspection is Crucial Do you live in an old house that has been inherited for past several generations? Most of the experienced Realtors® would suggest a pre-inspection before you plan to sell your prope...
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By Vanna Siackhasone, Anchorage Real Estate 907-720-4663
(Real Estate Brokers of Alaska 907-720-4663)
Tips to get your home SOLD! Anchorage, AK Real Estate   1. Depersonalize the house.    2. Clean your house 3. Kitchen Clutter 4. Boost Curb Appeal 5.Ceilings, Walls and Painting 6. Beware of Pet Odors 7. Create a Lifestyle people are looking for  
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By Yvette Belisle, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
(Alaskan Spirit Realty Brokered by Realty ONE Group Aurora)
Home Prices in Anchorage AK for February 2014 Understanding the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you'll have a good idea of where the market is heading. The median listing and sold property prices are calculated based on the market activity each month. To see what the Market is doing in your neighborhood visit my MARKET INSIDER       Anchorage Real Estate Report Summary The median list price in February for single family homes in Anchorage was $259,900. The list prices increased by 0.92% from February of last year. The median sale price in February for single family homes is $255,000. This is an increase of 0.96% increase from February of last year.   Find Homes for Sale...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Anchorage Support Our Troops Wine Tasting We all want to support our troops, don't we?  These are the brave men and women who risk their lives without asking anything in return.  Anchorage's WineStyles believes in showing our troops how much they mean to us.  They've put together a special Anchorage Support Our Troops Wine Tasting fundraiser event to show just how much we all care. What: Anchorage Support Our Troops Wine TastingWhere: Alaska Native Heritage Center (8800 Heritage Center)When: March 22, 2014 6:30pm to 9pmCost: $45-$55Contact: WineStyles (907) 337-9463 You will have the opportunity to sample 21 different wines and six craft beers at the Anchorage Support Our Troops Wine Tasting.  Lots of delicious food is being catered by Asian bar and grill Ling & Louie's.  Live entertain...
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By Yvette Belisle, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
(Alaskan Spirit Realty Brokered by Realty ONE Group Aurora)
Are you planning to move into a new house this year? Most of the people move to their new house after closing the sale of their previous property. There might be a lot of things going around in your head including interest payments, moving costs, down payment, and principal amount. However, most of the homeowners miss on the taxation of the capital gains they have received from the sale of the property. It is important to be aware of your tax liabilities before selling your property. What are the taxes involved in a Home Sale? Home sellers can gain tax exclusions by satisfying some basic requirements while selling their house. The most important criteria includes, the home should have been the primary residence of the owner for at least two years out of the last 5 years. If you are a si...
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By Yvette Belisle, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
(Alaskan Spirit Realty Brokered by Realty ONE Group Aurora)
The improving property prices have turned the tide in the favor of sellers; however, some markets are still governed by the majority of buyers. If you are planning to sell your house in a buyer’s market, it might help to offer some seller incentives in closing the transaction quickly. You should have an idea of the main problems in the market and formulate incentives accordingly. Seller Incentives: How should you choose one? According to the market leaders, the most lucrative incentive in any real estate market is to put up a fair price of the property and maintain your house in the best possible condition. However, if you don’t have the time or investment to make the necessary improvements, it might help to sell it in “as is” condition. Make sure that “as is” listings attract lower amo...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Anchorage Wishes Dr Seuss a Happy Birthday "Today you are You, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive who is Youer than You."  On March 2nd, Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka, Dr Seuss, would have been 100 years old.  The author of such children's classics as 'The Lorax', 'Horton Hears a Who', 'Green Eggs and Ham' and 'The Cat in the Hat' (just to name a few) has continued to be a part of our lexicon even more than 20 years after his death.  On March 15th, you are invited to join in as Anchorage wishes Dr Seuss a Happy Birthday. What: Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!Where: Fairview Recreation Center (1121 E 10th Ave)When: Saturday, March 15, 2014 1pm to 3pmCost: $5 per person (for ages 2-7)Contact: Jennifer Thorne 343-4130 It is more likely than not that the works of Dr Seuss had some impact o...
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By Yvette Belisle, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
(Alaskan Spirit Realty Brokered by Realty ONE Group Aurora)
What could be better than having your dream home in a perfect neighborhood? However, in reality, every homeowner has to compromise over one or the other thing. In some cases, it might be the perfect home whereas in others, it is all about having an excellent neighborhood. Do you have a start REALTOR® in your team? It often pays to have an experienced person at your disposal such as your REALTOR®. They can help you find homes that you were not aware of or help you find the best neighborhoods in your city. If you are looking for an advice, here are some excellent tips for choosing the best home for your family. You need a list A house is much more than a place to live in and it is important that it fit very well with your family, job, and living requirements. Start with a list of your req...
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By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
Edgewood Neighborhood Homes in Anchorage AlaskaSee all photos and full details for all For Sale Edgewood Neighborhood Homes in Anchorage Alaska. Super convenient South Anchorage Location, these quality built luxury homes have a modern design and feel!  You will feel right at home in the Edgewood Neighborhood Homes in Anchorage Alaska.Request a custom evaluation for your Edgewood Neighborhood Home in Anchorage Alaska.  Read more about our Property Marketing Plan for Homes in Anchorage Alaska. Affordable Spacious HomesThe two story homes you would expect to find for sale in the Edgewood Neighborhood Homes in Anchorage Alaska are generally going to range between 1450 and 3200 square feet.  Construction of these homes began in 1986 with the last residence completed in 1996.  The smaller hom...
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