Wednesday came and went without a blog post!  I didn't have time to figure out exact how I feel about it being a true buyer's market here in the Valley.  I know there is certainly a 'lean' towards a buyer's market here in the Valley, are more difficult to get and inventory is still lo...
Staging your home:The first things potential buyers see is the entrance and front door of your home.  The first thing you should do to attract buyers is to make the front entrance and front door appealing.  Some basic landscaping (which is a little difficult to do in Alaska in the winter), some p...
A beautiful Monday morning where the extreme cold temperatures have given way to warmer temps (5 above this morning) and lots of snow falling!  I love it.  What a nice way to start another week in Alaska.  Not only are the temperatures rising, but the sun is hitting our house again!  We live on t...
Friday!  I love Fridays.  Information about my open houses this weekend:Tomorrow, Feb. 9th, I will be at my 2115 N Monte Vista home in Palmer from 2-4pm.  I took about 25 Realtors through this house yesterday on our Prudential tour and they all think it is a great house.  If you have a buyer in t...
At the Valley Board of Realtor's monthly meeting yesterday, we had the opportunity to listen to Neil Fried, Alaska's state economist.  He was full of wonderful information and really fun to listen to.  I found some of the information from Neil to be very helpful in learning more about real estate...
If there is one question I am asked regularly, if not daily, it is "Is this a buyer's or seller's market?"  If you, as a consumer or Realtor, have a definite answer one way or the other, I would be interested to hear your thoughts and why you feel this way.  Alaska, and more so the MatSu Valley, ...
2115 N Monte Vista in Palmer, AK  AK MLS #08-8144 bedroom, 3 bath on 1.01 acres.  Two story with great room, prow front, master suite with jacuzzi tub.  All appliances and window coverings stay.  Fenced, landscaped and a breathtaking view of Pioneer Peak.Call Dody Kettler at 232-7331 if you are i...
Pre-Qualify!In today's market, sellers are looking for solid, pre-qualified buyers for their homes.  It only takes a short amount of time to get pre-qualified.  Items you will need in order to do so are as follows:Pay-stubs for last 30 daysW-2's & 1099's for last 2 yearsFederal tax returns comple...
Because tomorrow is 'Super Tuesday' I thought I would pass on this link.  My friend and fellow Realtor, Marty Van Diest has a great post about the primary and caucus and some helpful links if you are unsure who to vote for.  Please check out Marty's wonderful blog at  
Monday, February 4th, 2008Taken from the Alaska MLS.  These are the most current market conditions from January 1st-February 3rd, 2008:Property Type        Area          Current ActiveNewPendSoldAverage Sales PriceDOMResidentialBG - Big Lake 37                    12   5      3184,333121          ...

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