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Home Buying in Alaska : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 29, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
Pending- an offer has been made on the home and it is in the process of closing... It is possible the house can go back on the market but likely you will see it is sold within 30-60 days after the offer is accepted. ... more
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Fri May 5, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a former realtor and my advice is DO NOT CLOSE PERIOD!!! Having been a licensed realtor, your agent is telling you to close but hold back the money because 1) he/she wants to receive their commission check and 2) the title / deed can be registered with the county making you the new owner.

This is a very bad deal for you because ...

1) If the title / deed passes from the current owner to you, then all rights and responsibilities of owning the home is on your shoulders. Therefore, ALL the garbage will be your responsibility and the owner doesn't have to get rid of it.

2) The realtors don't care (including yours) because once a real estate transaction closes, they have no further responsibility to do anything. Meaning they don't have to get involved and their advice will be:
"I'm sorry but since the transaction closed and you're the new owner, you need to contact an attorney. I can recommend one and here's the phone number."

To repeat - once you close, the house and all the responsibilities are yours. Do NOT listen to your realtor. You have every right to delay the closing until ALL the garbage is thrown out. Your agent can wait a few days to get paid. If your agent gives you a hard time, tell him/her "too bad. They are not paying your mortgage, property taxes and insurance."
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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent to represent you. EBAs represent homebuyers only so there is no conflict of interest to jeopardize your negotiating position. Visit for a referral.

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the links below.

Alysse Musgrave

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Fri Jul 22, 2016
Mike asked:
Tue Feb 9, 2016
Slauzier asked:
why aren't Anchorage median prices and prices/sq.ft. listed as in other cities?
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Sat Jan 23, 2016
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Sun Jan 17, 2016
Mark S. asked:
I am stationed at the American Embassy in Warsaw, Poland - Is there a way to get qualified without using a US phone number? You can use my email for contact and leave me a number I can…
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Sun Dec 27, 2015
Shayes asked:
Two bedrooms 1-12 bath monthly dues okay. Would like lots of Windows with a view.
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Sun Dec 20, 2015
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Thu Nov 19, 2015
Timoneak asked:
If my wife has credit issues what will it do to our home search and sale?
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Thu Oct 1, 2015
Romanweber2020 asked:
Extra storage, quiet end unit. Located in south Anchorage near Oceanview Elementary, free basic cable

$1450/ month plus gas and elec. $1450 security deposit. sorry, no pets or smokers.
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Fri Sep 11, 2015
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