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Keller Williams Ranked #1 Two Times in one Week, Anchorage Real Estate - 12/23/09 04:50 PM
Keller Williams Ranked #1 Two Times in One Week Anchorage Real Estate In one fantastic week, Keller Williams Realty was named #1 by two different surveys. In one report done by Entrepreneur Magazine, Keller Williams ranked as the #1 Real Estate Franchise and a 2009 Swanepoel Survey ranked Keller Williams as the most recognizable Real Estate Franchise!
This is exciting news for Anchorage Real Estate. Keller Williams is fairly new in the state of Alaska. Keller Williams started in Anchorage a little over three years ago and already, Keller Williams is #2 as far as market share. Keller Williams, in (2 comments)
Anchorage Real Estate Statistics - 12/23/09 02:04 AM
Anchorage Real Estate Statistics Below you will find data of the activity in the Anchorage real estate market up to December 22, 2009. See below for total Real Estate Activity in the Anchorage Area. The First Total Market Overview Report below is based on Single Family Homes in Anchorage. It shows that the average days on market of all single family homes that have SOLD in Anchorage is around 66 days and the average sales price of SOLD homes in the Anchorage Real Estate Market is $320,236. The Second Market Report below is based on Condominiums in the Anchorage Real Estate (1 comments)
Number of Foreclosure Shoppers Down? Anchorage Real Estate Blog - 12/22/09 04:38 AM
Number of Foreclosure Shoppers Down? Anchorage Real Estate Blog According to Inman news, the number of potential home buyers interested in Foreclosed Properties has declined since May of this year. The resultes of a survey, taken every six months, through Trulia.com and RealtyTrac show that 43% of the 2,203 adults surveyed would be at least somewhat likely to purchase a foreclosure. This is a decline from May's results which showed that 55% of adults surveyed would at least considering purchasing a foreclosed property.
Some common reasons why people are less interested in Forclosed properties include the riskiness of (4 comments)
Power Failure in Anchorage Airport - 12/21/09 11:58 PM
Power Failure in the Anchorage Airport caused control towers to black out. Fortunately, air traffic was light and there were no accidents. This occurred during the early morning on Sunday. The power failures included two back up systems. What a dangerous situation for all involved. I can't imagine what the air traffic controllers and pilots were thinking. FAA regional administrator said that the situation was handled safely and would have been handled safely, even with more traffic activity. The air traffic controlling would have been handed over to the Elmendorf Air Traffic Tower off Boniface. Thank goodness for back up! (0 comments)
Winter Solstice in Alaska - 12/21/09 11:30 PM
Winter Solstice is a very significant day in Alaska. After experiencing so much darkness, Alaskan welcome the solstice. Starting on the day of Winter Solstice, daylight will increase by small increments until we hit the Alaskan summer, full of sun and barely any darkness. =) According to ADN.com, "The solstice is the day in which the earth appears to stand still and then shifts direction in its elliptical orbit of the sun. By Jan. 1, Anchorage will get 12 more minutes of daylight. University of Alaska astronomer Travis Rector says that at this time of year, the sun moves north in (9 comments)
Health Related Jobs in Alaska Up, While Other Sectors are Down - 12/18/09 07:02 PM
The number of health related jobs are up compared from a year ago while other sectors of the economy has decreased its hiring. The state of Alaska has lost approximately 3,300 jobs compared to just one year ago while the Health Jobs have increased by 1,700 jobs statewide.
According to ADN.com, there is a 1.1 percent loss of jobs statewide since last November. Nationally, 3.4% of jobs have been cut, so Alaska is experiencing a relatively mild recession. Alaska's unemployment rate is holding steady at 8.7%, up from last November's 6.8%. The Anchorage, Alaska unemployment rate is currently at 6.9%, (4 comments)
Coupon on Google Maps Business Listing - 12/17/09 04:35 PM
Yesterday I activated my Google Maps listing for my Real Estate Business. It's called the Homes By Vanna business center on Google. Today, I figured out how to create coupons. Everyone loves coupons right? I was amazed by how easy it was.
The coupon that I made is for a Free Comparative Market Analysis. As a Realtor, I offer these services free anyway. So, home sellers don't actually need a coupon for a Comparative Analysis. But having the coupon as part of my Google Profile listing adds value to the page by presenting something to potential home sellers that might (8 comments)
Google Map of Homes By Vanna - 12/17/09 04:37 AM
Google Map of Homes by Vanna, Anchorage Real Estate is now Active I am uber (is that a real word?) excited to announce that I now have a public Google Profile for my business. I had a bit of trouble mapping my office, but I got it figured out. The problem was, I got way ahead of myself and mapped the office even before I set anything up.... Anyhow, I have three maps (by accident). Check out HomesByVanna.com's google Profile Comments and Feedback are greatly Appreciated!!! (2 comments)
Free Swine Flu Vaccines today in Anchorage - 12/16/09 09:22 PM
Free Swine Flu Vaccines today in Anchorage Free Swine Flu Vaccinations today, December 16, 2009 from 1-7pm. Vaccinations are being administered at the Northway Mall, located at 3101 Penland Parkway Anchorage, AK 99508. An appointment is not necessary. If the turnout is high, the line/wait can be very long. The free Swine Flu Clinic will be availabe in the Matsu are on Thursday.
Below, are charts showing the market statistics for homes in the Anchorage Area. The first chart shows single family homes in the area. The second chart is comprised of condos in the Anchorage Real Estate Market.
Anchorage Home Selling Tip #4.. Shovel the Walkway - 12/15/09 04:31 PM
Anchorage Home Selling Tip #4 Anchorage Real Estate Home Selling Tip #4 is a BIG one. SHOVEL THE WALKWAY. I know that sounds pretty elementary, but it's amazing how many homes on the MLS don't have shoveled walkways. Anchorage, Alaska can get some heavy snowfall and it's understandable that home sellers don't have the time to consistently shovel the snow off their walks before every potential buyer makes it to the house. But when the snow reaches potential home buyers' knees and they're getting an ab workout just from trudging through your driveway to get to the front door, that's probably (3 comments)
Home Selling Tip #3- Get a Home Warranty, Anchorage Real Estate - 12/04/09 01:20 AM
Home Selling Tip #3- Get a Home Warranty Anchorage Real Estate One way to certainly stand out from other homes on the market is to include a Home Warranty as part of the sale of your home. Home Warranties cover buyers for one year, starting from the date of recording, for heating, electrical, plumbing, and appliance failures. Statically, a home will experience 2 mechanical failures per year. Another reason to have the home warranty is because you, the seller, are also protected during the period of the listing until the home sells. If you experience a mechanical failure that's covered under the home (5 comments)
Anchorage Total Market Overview, Keller Williams Alaska Group - 12/02/09 08:24 PM
Anchorage Total Market Overview Below is the total market overview provided by Keller Williams to its Realtors. According to the Total Market Overview (as of December 1st), the average sales price of a Single Family Home in Anchorage is $320,959.00 and the average days on market for a Single Family Home is 120 days. The Total Market Overview for Condos (as of December 1st) shows that the average sales price of a condo in Anchorage, Alaska is $195,390 and the average days on market is 199 days.
If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, it's important (0 comments)
Home Selling Tip #2 Get Pre-Inspection, Anchorage Real Estate - 12/02/09 08:04 PM
Home Selling Tip #2 Get a Home Inspection Anchorage Real Estate By getting a pre-inspection, homesellers can stay one step ahead of the competition! Not only will this give you, the seller, piece of mind, it'll be an incentive for cash tight borrowers to choose your home above another comparable property. Not only will this be another selling point, as a HSA Home Warranty is, the pre-inspection can prevent major hold ups in a deal by giving you, the home seller, time to to complete or repair critical items. Remember that any last minute hold-ups can prevent the deal from closing (0 comments)
FHA Condo Guidelines to change on December 7th, 2009. This is an important reminder that if you have a condo in pending status, it's important to have your lender order the FHA case number no later than December 4th, 2009. After December 7th, it could be very difficult to get FHA approval on condos.
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Home Selling Tip... Anchorage Real Estate - 12/01/09 05:26 PM
Home Selling Tip #1 Price, Price, Price Anchorage Real Estate As a Home Seller, the single most important factor in selling your home is PRICE. Sellers list their homes for many different reasons, such as a relocation, divorce and change in family size. Because of this, it is usually important to get the home sold in a reasonable amount of time and for the best PRICE possible. Before a seller puts their home on the market, the first step should be to get a Competitive Market Analysis (sometimes referred to as Comaparative Market Analysis or Right Price Analysis) to see how much the house is really (2 comments)
Anchorage Real Estate. Anchorage, Alaska is where I live, work and play. Anchorage is a city of approximately 170,000 people. Anchorage is a beautiful place to live.
The scenery and wildlife cannot be beat, the people are friendly, and where else can you hunt, mountain bike, hunt, hike, and fish less than thirty minutes away?
I help home buyers and sellers navigate the world of Real Estate. From start to finish, I am involved in the Real Estate Transaction.
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