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4 Signs You're Ready to Sell Your Home in Alaska

You may have read our previous blog post on how to know if you're ready to buy a home in Alaska and now it's the home seller's turn. This summer, homeowners were showing that they were finally ready to move and in some cases, finally able to move given their home equity. But how do you know if you are one of the homeowners that should take the leap?

Of course, there are many contributing factors that will ultimately place that "For Sale" sign in your yard, but below are a few tell-tale signs you're ready to sell your home in Alaska:

The home is no longer part of your plan
Perhaps your family is growing, you need more space or the home just doesn't meet your needs anymore— it might be time to...

4 Signs It's Time to Buy a Home in Alaska

The Alaskan real estate market can cross over both ends of the homebuyer spectrum— on one side there are homebuyers ready and motivated to purchase a home and on the other, a group of potential buyers still on the fence about when to make the leap.

If you find yourself on the sidelines wondering when to make that purchase, here are a few tips to help you decide if it's time to buy a home in Alaska:

You want control of your home and its surroundings
One of the biggest reasons Alaskan homebuyers are in the market this year is to take over complete control of a property. If you're sharing a space or even renting, oftentimes making a space your own is not possible. With homeownership in Alaska, you can make as many...

Festivals to Enjoy This Weekend in Anchorage, AK

It's almost the weekend yet again and you're likely making plans in the Anchorage, Fairbanks, Eagle River or Palmer area to soak up the weather and enjoy some of your free time. The good news? This weekend, Anchorage is hosting three festivals for residents and visitors alike to attend, all varying in themes from food to the local nature scene. Mark your calendars for these three festivals celebrating the "Dog Days" and coming at the end of the month, you can prepare for the annual Alaska State Fair!

Dog Days of Summer Block Party
August 16, 2014
12 PM to 4 PM
Peratrovich Park and E Street 
Anchorage, AK

 
What better way to celebrate these dog days of summer than with a block party? Sponsored by the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, this party allows you to bring...

Alaskan Homebuyers: Tips for Getting an Offer Accepted

Alaskan homebuyers have a lot on their to-do lists this summer— from starting the house hunt to finding a home that meets their needs to putting in an offer and finally, getting that offer accepted. Especially if you need to sell your current home in Alaska, the entire process can be overwhelming. In fact, the last thing you want to happen is to put in an offer on your dream home only to have the seller accept another offer.

So how do you make sure your offer stands out as the best? These four tips are crucial to making an impression on a home seller in Eagle River, Fairbanks, Anchorage or Palmer:

Be Personable
According to Realtor Magazine, a homebuyer in the Alaskan real estate market should be likable and present themselves as such to sellers. Money is...