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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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If you want to apply for a rebate from the AHFC, it looks like patience will need to be a virtue that you will have to cultivate. A few weeks ago in my blog( Anchorage Sponsors Energy Efficiency!), I mentioned that the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is offering rebates to homeowners wh...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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Let's get moving and join in the formation of a regional transit system. To build a regional transit system that is workable and deemed valuable by the future commuters of that system, your input is needed. Your involvement and advice is being solicited. A joint agreement has been signed by Mayor...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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We do things a little differently here in Anchorage, including our focus on energy efficiency. For the Anchorage Municipality, September is Energy Efficiency Month. In the lower 48, the Federal Energy Management Program highlights energy efficiency in the month of October. Why wait another month?...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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This week marks the last chance you will have to experience and enjoy one of Anchorage's outstanding events. There is nothing as beautiful as an Alaskan summer in Anchorage with its vibrant colors, warm sun, amazing scenic wonders, and its special festivities. One of our man-made wonders is about...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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The old song "Meet Me At The Fair" is quite apt for Alaskans and visitors to the area this week. This is the final week for the Alaska State Fair, which ends September 1st. There is nothing that has the same energy as a State Fair. The Alaska State Fair is no exception to the rule. This year's fa...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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Credit scores have always been important, no matter what a person was buying. They are more important now than ever; especially to someone considering a home purchase. A recent study has shown that most people do not understand how credit scores are determined or how they affect them. Credit Scor...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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Those words describe the trails of Anchorage. The City of Anchorage has 10,946 acres of dedicated green space which includes over 290 miles of trails and greenbelts. Anchorage citizens count their award-winning trail system as the city's best asset in regard to recreation. I think the love of the...
On a Saturday when I expected to be showing property and giving a tour of the waterfront areas of Eastern NC, I am actually home on the sofa blogging, watching the 2008 Beijing Olympics and working on various other work "projects".      Although I would love to be selling a house, sometimes it's ...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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Current loan limits for an FHA insured mortgage are 115% of an area's median home price, not to exceed $625,500. When the new Housing Bill takes effect, this loan limit will become permanent. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan limits will remain at $417,000 for this year. In 2009, the loan limits wi...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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Make the decision early on that, when you find your Alaskan dream home, you will hire the services of a home inspector. Although it is natural for a buyer to want to keep expenses to a minimum, waiving the right to a home inspection is not a wise choice. A home inspector will make a visual inspec...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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FHA allows buyers with scores below 700 to purchase homes. In the current mortgage credit crunch, FHA may be the best bet for first-time home buyers. First-time home buyers are defined as anyone who has not owned a personal residence in the last three years. Another factor making FHA a viable cho...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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The change in FHA's loan limits can help you to achieve the American Dream, homeownership. As part of the Economic Stimulus Act, FHA has been allowed to temporarily raise their loan limits. FHA will now insure loans up to 125 percent of an area's median house price. The purpose of the increased l...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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There is nowhere on earth that I would rather be than living in the great state of Alaska and in the beautiful City of Anchorage. This Friday, like Americans all across our great land, Anchorage will be celebrating America's Independence Day with a parade down "Main Street", family picnics in our...

By Marc Hargraves, CNHS
(Classic Communities Corporation)
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Looking for a Realtor in Anchorage, Alaska?  I found a great one in Margaret Nelson from ReMax Properties 907-632-4594.  I've also added some statistics about Alaska below.   Alaska   Total Alaska Population: 625,265   Alaska Urban Population: 278,013 44.5% Alaska Suburban Population: 133,942 21....

By Ryan Tollefsen, Anchorage Alaska Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group)
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How To Determine The Right Price: To accurately determine the right price for your home you need to find current prices for comparable homes in your area, find recent comparable sales in your area and know the demand for housing in your area. Here are some helpful steps to help you select the app...

By Ryan Tollefsen, Anchorage Alaska Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group)
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Fix-up #1: Generally Improve Your Home's "Curb Appeal" Mow the front lawn, water and fertilize if necessary, pick up any trash, sweep your driveway and walks and make sure your home looks good from the street. Fix-up #2: Make The Front Door And Porch Attractive You only get one chance so make sur...

By Ryan Tollefsen, Anchorage Alaska Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group)
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Mistake #1: Not Having Proper Representation In today's market it is important to have qualified representation. When you select a Realtor to work with be sure to ask questions about there qualifications and even sales history. You may have a friend in the business but before you decide to use th...

By Ryan Tollefsen, Anchorage Alaska Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group)
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Question #1: Do You Practice Real Estate Full or Part Time? You might think that real estate can be a part time job. In most cases that is far from the truth. Realtors can work many hours a week and need to be available at the drop of a hat or somebody else will beat them to the sale. It is impor...

By Ryan Tollefsen, Anchorage Alaska Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group)
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The real estate market in Alaska can vary greatly depending upon the area in which you are choosing to live. This is why it is so important to find a specialist who understands that area and is qualified to represent you. Also, the Alaska market does not always follow the national trends.As of Ju...

By Matt Dimmick
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group)
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     Keller Williams Realty is now home to over 94 of the top realtors in Alaska and is open for business in the Key Bank Building at 101 West Benson Blvd. Suite 503 on the top floor. After returning from the KW Mastermind event in Austin, Texas, which is a gathering of the top realtors in the co...

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