Alaska Real Estate Blog

I just wanted to let everyone know about an exciting new iPhone App we have just created to help you search for homes in Alaska.  It uses Google mapping and the GPS in your iPhone.  It can map all of the active properties for you and you can see where you are at in relation to them when driving around.  We are very excited about this and would like to share it with all of our past web site visitors.  To view and or download this app please visit the link below.


Thank you again and we hope you find this to be a helpful tool when searching for your housing needs.

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Looking To Take Your Search Mobile - Check out our new GPS Mapping iPhone App!
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I'm pleased to share the following excellent news with you regarding the extension of the Home Buyer Tax Credit:

Both Houses OK Tax Credit Extension, Expansion
The House today and the Senate yesterday passed legislation to extend the $8,000 home buyer tax credit to May 1, 2010, for first-time buyers and add a $6,500 tax credit for repeat buyers if they've lived in their home for five of the past eight years. Home prices are capped at $800,000.

The legislation in both houses was included in a bill to extend unemployment benefits and is expected to be signed by President Obama shortly.

“REALTORS® appreciate the swift action by Congress to extend the home buyer tax credit and expand it to some current homeowners,” says NAR President Charles McMillan.

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New Larger Photos Now Available

Hi, we just wanted to take a moment to inform all of are valued visitors that we have just implemented a new feature here at  Now when you view the detailed page for a listing you can click on any photo and have it automatically enlarge.  For convenience, you can also scroll through all the larger photos in the same new window that opens.

Through our partnership with the Alaska MLS we are proud to be the first Alaska Real Estate web site to offer these larger photos to our visitors.  Originally the largest photos made available to the public were 320x240 pixels.  Now we are able to display photos that are 640x480 pixels, that is double the size! 

Give It A Try 

Please click on the link below to see

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Welcome Aboard Derek & Ashley! 

The Ryan Tollefsen Real Estate Experts team would like to welcome Derek Sell and Ashley Flora to our team. Both Derek and Ashley currently hold their Alaska real estate license and will be working as buyer representatives for the team. They specialize in meeting with clients, arranging property viewings, making sure our customers get the very best service, and finding your perfect home.

Please feel Free to contact either of them directly with any questions you may have or when you are ready to schedule a showing to see any of the homes we have listed here for sale. 

Buyer Specialists

The benefits of working with a buyer specialist are simple. They show homes everyday and are familiar with the real estate that is

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This information pertains to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

* The tax credit is for first-time home buyers only. For the tax credit program, the IRS defines a first-time home buyer as someone who has not owned a principal residence during the three-year period prior to the purchase.

* The tax credit does not have to be repaid. However, home buyers must use the residence as a principal residence for at least three years or face a recapture of the tax credit amount.

* The tax credit is equal to 10 percent of the home's purchase price up to a maximum of $8,000.

* The credit is available for homes purchased on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009. (First-time home buyers who purchased a principal residence on or after

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Do Not Hire A Realtor Without Reading This First!

When you hire a Realtor to help you buy or sell real estate there are several questions you can ask to better help you determine whether you are working with the right person or not. Choosing the wrong Realtor the first time can not only cost you money but could potentially leave you with many problems.

In this report you will find a list of several questions that are crucial to ask but most people never think to. Before you work with another Realtor be informed whether they are the right person for the job or not.  

Question #1: Do You Practice Real Estate Full or Part Time?

You might think that real estate can be a part time job. In most cases that is far from the truth. Realtors can work many

4,205 Views, 0 Comments. has just gone through a major update to offer all of our users the very best experience when searching for real estate online.  When we began this undertaking we tried our very best to place ourselves in your shoes and tried to incorporate the features we felt would be most important to us.  Other than our great new layout please enjoy some of our new search features.  You can now use our quick neighborhood searches, school zone search, zip code search and of course our state of the art map search.  When viewing listing details you can take advantage of the following new detailed features; neighborhood view, Google directions, birds eye view, pricing history and more.

Please let us know your opinions of the new and thank you

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* This representation is based in whole or part on data supplied by, and to, the Subscribers of Alaska MLS. Alaska MLS does not guarantee nor is it in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by Alaska MLS is for its own use and may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Report reflects sales through within 24 hours of the final report date.

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