Matanuska Susitna Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - Valley Market Real Estate
We just helped a buyer close on this brand new home with a fantastic loan. This buyer just happened to hit all the right qualifications for interest rate reductions. She ended up with a 4.375 fixed 30 year loan. AND she received $15,500 back after closing, AND she paid ZERO down. The buyer quali...
 This chart is from the Alaska MLS system.  It includes the data from all the members of the Alaska MLS.    The dark blue line are the sold listings.  Of course, that is the most important data on the chart.  I always think its interesting to watch the rise and fall of the sales.  You can see ho...
Every thanksgiving I deliver pumpkin bread to my past clients.  I am picking up my first order of 50 loaves tomorrow. It's always a challenge delivering them in the snow, ice and darkness, but they are well received. Slacks Sugar Shack is one of my past clients and they do a great job for me.  I...
I'm sponsoring a treasure hunt in Hart Lake Estates, a beautiful development in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.  It's a real treasure hunt...the treasure is $100 cash. The clues are updated on my website here: I am also putting ...
I couldn't help posting this view of Echo Lake taken on my way home tonight.  The cranberry leaves are turning red, the birches are yellow and the air is crisp with a full moon over Pioneer Peak. It's a beautiful fall day...but enough, let's talk numbers. Below are the statistics for the last we...
I attended the Great Palmer Chamber of Commerce yesterday to hear Kathy Wells of the Friends of Mat-Su present the draft Green Infrastructure plan for the Mat-Su Valley. Friends of Mat-Su has been contracted by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough to develop a green infrastructure plan for the core area...
Alaska is slowly becoming a leader in Alternative Energy solutions. There are several factors that tend to bend Alaska in that direction. One of the reasons Alaska is moving out in front in the alternative/renewable energy field is the many different options that are available. We have rivers gal...
I got an Iphone today. It made me aware of how much technology has changed the way we do business. I remember my first experience on the Internet when I was the tech worker at the University of Alaska library in Fairbanks back in 1981. I kept the copy machines running, microfilmed old books, oper...
You get more house for your money…that’s why! Anyone who shops homes in Anchorage and then comes out to the Valley can see that there is a significant difference in prices. I thought I would quantify it so that you know how much more of a home you get in the Valley compared to Anchorage. I narrow...
Hopefully this will be the coldest day of the year!

Marty Van Diest

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An online description of real estate in the Matanuska Susitna Valley of Alaska. Includes statistics about real estate, and off subject articles about local places and people