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Market Conditions in Alaska : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Sat Dec 5, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Try contacting a local REALTOR. They have access to your local MLS which will show all listings, including withdrawn or expired listings.

Trulia is just a database of current listings and really doesn't have the most up to date info, nor has the ability to search past listings. Your best source is the MLS in your area, which any agent has access to! ... more
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Thu Sep 17, 2015
triested asked:
I? I'm selling a 2BR, 1BA on 0.5 acres home (built 2000) in Knik-Fairview area. I've been renting it out for the last four years. My buyers are interested in owning it as an…
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Wed Aug 12, 2015
I can do a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) at no cost. I'd be happy to help and have area knowledge. Please contact me. You may call, text, or email me. TY :)

Jack White Real Estate Soldotna
34851 Kenai Spur Hwy #6
Soldotna, AK 99669
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Fri May 1, 2015
Ervin Brandy Malcuit answered:
The MatSu valley is practically the residential new construction capital of the US with 308 residential new construction listings sold/closed in the 2014 calendar year and only 21 expired or withdrawn. There are currently 114 pending and 139 active so this year is off to an excellent start! This year's numbers may be indicative of sustained growth and vibrancy for residential new construction in this area. Last year, some new construction homes sat for a bit, waiting to sell. - This is great for buyers, and perhaps, not so great for builders. However, others sold faster and this is a testament to marketing, location, & price range. This year will be no exception: with a great number of new construction homes on the market, buyers will have wide selection and prices will most-likely remain affordable so as to be competitive with each other. EVERYTHING HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING NEGOTIATED.

Regarding your question about what is a reasonable and fair price:
Find a REALTOR(R) you trust to give a Comparable Market Analysis for any home, new or used, that you may be interested in purchasing. Buyers Representation is free to the buyer and paid for by the seller. Ultimately, what is affordable and well within your financial means is the most reasonable answer here.

Happy home-hunting from Malcuit Duo!

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Tue Mar 24, 2015
lewisremington19 answered:
I'm not sure what the current demand is, but I know that there has been an increase in homes in the market. It's a great time to buy - or rent. I would recommend talking to a realtor to see what inside information they have.
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Wed Oct 22, 2014
Kristina Carlson answered:
Anchorage has been an appreciating market for over 20 years which shows how healthy the market is. It will fluctuate depending a lot on the projects and employment in Alaska, which I like to use as a benchmark. Anchorage has so many transient workers which produces the high turnover rate that helps the market stay competitive. Keep an eye out on the slope projects and military PCA's and that should give you an idea if people will be moving to or from Alaska! ... more
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Thu Oct 9, 2014
Terry McCarley answered:
Price per square foot isn't always a good way to look at fair market value. You could have 2 properties built the same year with the same square footage in the same neighborhood. One may be in original condition (dated) and the other could have been completely remodeled so the value of the homes would be totally different. ... more
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Fri Aug 29, 2014
Alisa Parrent answered:
Looking at a future market analysis of the area, the market is in a great position right now....partly economy, but mostly a lack of housing in the Anchorage and surrounding areas. Due to this shortage, market experts only predict our market to continue to stay strong. Whether it goes up is the question, but experts all agree the chances of the market going down are much less likely in the Anchorage/Eagle River areas. I'd say buy now!! Great time to buy and Eagle River is a fantastic community with so many awesome areas! You can't go wrong with Eagle River!

If I can help in anyway, would love the chance to earn your business and work hard for you! Give me a call today!

Alisa Parrent
Keller Williams
(907) 250-3154
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Thu Aug 21, 2014
Rowena Pediangco answered:
Its about less than 10 minutes away from the University. Contact me if you are planning to move to Anchorage. I can send you some available listings conveniently located nearby the University. ... more
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Mon Mar 24, 2014
Trina Pomeroy answered:
According to the information on the MLS Listing, the elementary school that is zoned for this property is Chinook, not Sand Lake. However, there is the possibility of a zone exemption if you prefer Sand Lake. Please feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email/text if you have any questions whatsoever. ... more
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Mon Mar 17, 2014
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
kathymccown answered:
This is nowhere near the Butte or the raceway. No liquor store, no convenience store, no businesses no pond. Near Cravasse Morraine Trailhead and the forest.
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Thu May 23, 2013
Dennis Evans answered:
Joseph is correct... The first step is to call a local realtor! They will make the whole process much easier and help you with all the information you require!
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
JoVonna Schlosser answered:
If the property is priced correctly and your offer is close to the asking price and the seller is in a situation to pay some of your closing cost, you shouldn't have to worry about the appraisal coming in. If you are working with an agent/licensee here - they should be able to help determine if the property is properly priced. Let me know if your not working with someone else - I would be glad to assist you!! ... more
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Broc Murri answered:
The rental market is stong right now so when your shopping be prepared with your deposit if your looking to rent. If your in the market to own a rental it is also a great time to buy. Best of luck to you! ... more
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Broc Murri answered:
Hi Elizabeth,

Let me just say Keller Williams Realty is great. Call (907) 414-0683 and I will answere an other questions that may come up.
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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Broc Murri answered:

This is a great time for new constrution, Interest rates are low.

If you would like to search homes or land in your area contact me I would be glad to help you get that dream home started.

Broc Murri
(907) 414-0683

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Mon Nov 28, 2011
The Anderson Group answered:
Rob- Thats a tough one given the price point. Depending upon what type of business you are looking at purchasing there are opportunities, they are just harder to come by. Anchorage has been fortunate to have a fairly stable economy in comparison to most cities in the lower 48. If you ar looking at purchasing a coffe/espresso business you can expect to pay between $35k-$100K+, a hair salon will run between $55K-$135K on the low end, and a pool hall around $75K +. An alcohol Licence alone can run $50K +. Feel free to contact me and we can discuss specifics. ... more
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Wed May 4, 2011
Truely Observant answered:
If you want to invest in property, rentals, or condo's forget Alaska, Please look at the value to be had that is currently found in Las Vegas. The system of appraisers, lenders, and real estate agents suits realistic prices and prudent and reasonable renters/investors. ... more
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