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Sun Nov 18, 2012
Honesty Sells answered:
It does appear to include the package, speak to a local Realtor for a concrete answer.

I would take a very close look at the roof per satellite it may have some serious issues.
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Tue Jan 8, 2013
Robert Bickel answered:
Well I can azure you there has been more than 5 homes have been sold. Expand your search.
Or give me a call at 907-715+2289
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Wed Aug 8, 2012
Olga Ptak answered:
Here is my contact info,
Olga Ptak, ABR CRS
907 440 1077

Real Estate Brokers of Alaska
1577 C Street #101
Anchorage, AK 99501
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Oggi Kashi answered:
Interview and hire an agent to represent you. He/she will be able to locate and contact the owners of the property for you.


Oggi Kashi
Broker Associate, Paragon Real Estate Group CA DRE 01844627
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Fri Dec 30, 2011
Marge Bennett answered:
Wouldn't hurt to contact them now to see what you can work out. I like your idea of buying it for rental income. That way, you control who your neighbor is. You should find out what the market value is first, so you don't overpay. ... more
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Thu Jun 2, 2011
David Burnham answered:
A pre-foreclosure that is up for sale would be a short sale. Both short sales and bank owned would be best to work with a realtor. The process can be much harder to navigate and you really won't save anything with the seller.

Auctions can be great values and you can try to take these on yourself, but they are very risky. You can not get into the home before the auction, so you pretty much need to assume it is in terrible condition. Check your local paper for foreclosure auctions and find the auction houses that handle them. Then look on their webpages for an up to date list.

A lot of times, the auctions will tell you when the mortgage was originated. Look for mortgages from the 80s or 90s as these will typically have small enough minimum bids to make it worth while. The homes that have mortgages from a couple of years ago may actually have minimum bids that are more than the home is worth.
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Sat Mar 10, 2012
Hi Mary,
I know there are a couple. I have attended the REX (Real Estate Exchange) meetings at the Petroleum Club. They are $20 a meeting and have dinner plus some speakers. I liked it because it had good information and you only pay if you go. I do not have the link but I know they are on Facebook/Internet. I have had some investor clients that said some of the local investment clubs are actually national and a waste of time, so be careful and good luck! ... more
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Tue Feb 8, 2011
Linda Hopp answered:
bootleggers cove is the happening place for a young professional that wants to be close to downtown and enjoy the inlet. Just a great place and I have a lot of young professionals living there that just love it. This is the area for you.

Linda Hopp
Prudential Jack White/Vista
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Lisa Fraser answered:

It looks like at this time there are no units available for sale. There are 3 units which are pending so if for some reason the sale does not go through on those they may once again become available.

Lisa M. Fraser, GRI
Keller Williams Realty
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Tue Jun 29, 2010
Dave Griswold/ Lisa Payne-Griswold answered:
Hi Ocean, Because you have no debt it is hard to quailfy for discover their tough, try building little credit lines that won't check your credit but just give you credit such as fingerhut.

If you have new credit and you have a great credit score it still is hard to get a loan for buying a home, wait a bit until your credit is seasoned appx 18months. Remember to pay more than the monthly amount by 10 or even $20.00 keep your debt below 40& % of your maxium credit line.

All the very Best
Dave & Lisa
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Sat Oct 3, 2009
Voices Member answered:
Some info from the IRS site...
You can check with a IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center ...

There is a Center in Anchorage.. The contact info is..
Anchorage Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
949 E. 36th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99508
907) 271-6391
Some of the services provided for Free..Solutions to Tax Issues...Procedural Inquiries...Tax Law Assistance (answers related to your individual Federal Tax Return) ..Tax Forms

Here's a link for your local office and all the information above and more about receiving help,,id=98253,00.html

Good luck, Dunes
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Tue Jan 5, 2010
Beth Fread answered:
There are all kinds of variables to whether or not any market is a "good" one. Most of the response is based upon your wants and needs. Here is my generic response to buying a home - based upon growing up in the Real Estate industry.

If you are basing your personal economic future in an area, then you must feel that it is one in which it is worth living and spending your money. Since you are going to be spending money on housing anyway, the question then becomes, "how much money can/ do I want to spend on housing. If you are pre-qualified with a lender for money at a certain amount, and that amount will meet your living standard needs whether you rent or buy, then it is probably worth buying a home.

I say this because renting is generally money paying someone else's mortgage(s) and/ or property maintenance and improvements. If they are responsible owners, it is also improving their credit standing.

Consider the point that in three years of ownership the deducted interest value from your taxes and the amount you spend on "rent" (house payment plus insurance and taxes) will PROBABLY result in at least a break-even point. I consider a break-even point one where the amount I expended improves my credit standing, the benefit of living in my own home, I have been able to maintain (and possibly improve it) and it doesn't cost me one penny to move out. Anything above that becomes free and clear profit (it is my understanding that there are no federal taxes on personal home sales, and Alaska has no taxes on that [yet]) which I may use in whatever way I choose (next home please).

Then look at the fact that there are very few remaining areas for builders in Anchorage to build. For the 27 years I have lived up here I have read that the need for more housing in Anchorage is reaching critical mass. So, there appears to be a built-in appreciation factor (more demand, less availability).

Short answer - yes, it is probably a good market to buy into.
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Wed Sep 24, 2014
Kathleen Thomas answered:
It can be for that bank. Each bank has different practices. Your offer must have been too low for them to consider. Are you working with a Realtor or through the bank itself? Either way - contact your realtor or the person you put the offer in with to see if they will counter offer. You need to stay in front of them if you want the house. It can be really frustrating, but many times the last person standing gets the house. So hang in there. Good luck. ... more
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Thu Dec 25, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
With all business are good and bad experiences no matter what type of company it is from a Fortune 100 to small mom & pop location.
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Wed Sep 1, 2010
Kristian Pettyjohn answered:
Seller typically don't advertise lease to own options in Anchorage, however, if you are working with a good Realtor in Anchorage they should be willing to make calls for you. I have done this successfully for one client this past spring. I would say only about 10-20% of sellers will even consider such an option, though from my experience.

If you have more questions you can let me know at I would be happy to help you if I possibly can.

If you choose to go solo then I wish you the best luck finding a place for your son!

Warm Regards,

Kristian Pettyjohn
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Thu Aug 14, 2008
Pam Winterbauer answered:

There is no rule. Ask your Realtor to do comps for you on the house and neighborhood, any upgrades and condition of the home and determine how long it has been on the maket. From that you will determine if the price is accurate and get an idea where to price the offer at. Good luck. ... more
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Wed May 27, 2009
Mark Bartlett answered:
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Sat Feb 26, 2011
Sarah Franco answered:
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