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2010 

The news coming out of Haiti is almost too terrible to imagine. Three million people have been affected by Tuesday's earthquake, and the Red Cross estimates as many as 50,000 may be dead. Survivors are digging through the rubble with their hands in a desperate attempt to rescue those who are trap...
01/14/2010
Here now, the most compelling ones to understand what is happening in the Anchorage market: Supply and Demand, broken down into price segments. How long will it take, on average, to sell a home in a given price range. If a seller needs to sell faster, well, we might want to take a hard look at Da...
01/14/2010
01/14/2010
To view the rest of the picture, you might have to move your bottom bar to the right. This is the first posting of the statistics for the Anchorage Real Estate Market in 2009. While the rest of the country has had a hard time of it lately, Alaskans have been shielded from the worst of the declin...
01/14/2010
Recent guidelines from Washington have forced a change to the way that loan originators will disclose closing costs for all homebuyers. The purpose of the new Good Faith Estimate is to level the playing field for borrowers comparing loans, and to be able to make apples to apples comparisons for l...
01/13/2010
In today's Sales Meeting, one of our colleagues read the following quotes from Jim Rohn: Lessons on Life. One of these thoughts might strike a cord with you: Learn to be Happy: Happiness is an activity with purpose; it is Love in practice, it is both obvious and mysterious. Discipline Yourself: D...
01/13/2010
We were talking about How to Avoid Buyer's Remorse When Your Concerns are Valid There are times that purchases should be halted. The conditions of your contract should allow you to back out with no penalties if: • You cannot get financing. • The house does not appraise at a price at or above the ...
01/13/2010
How to Avoid Home Buyer's Remorse Remorse Is a Common Feeling During Home Buying You loved your future home when you signed the contract to purchase it, but now you're not sure if you made the right decision. What if you acted too quickly and a better house comes on the market next week? What if ...
01/13/2010
Current AKUSA Promotions,   Closing Cost credit   $500 closing cost credit for all purchase transactions   Alaska USA Moprtgage is currently offering $250 closing cost credit for all refinance transactions  The "Buy Down" promotion offers its members the opportunity to have Alaska USA pay for the...
01/12/2010
I have come to realize that my fascination with the deeper issues of remodeling comes from needing to upgrade my own home. It was built in the early 80's with all the features of what was "hot" then. I find the project daunting, to say the least, and keep thinking and writing about it as a way to...
01/10/2010
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