eagle

Fisherman's Dream Home/escape. This Property Si...

$245,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,100 SqFt
  • 3.06 Acres

Residential

Copper Center, Alaska

Fisherman's Dream Home/escape. This Property Sits On Two 1.5 Acre Lots That Make Up The Corner Of The Subdivision. It Is On The Copper River.it Is A 3 Bed 1 ...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Cash Flowing Investment Property! Great For Own...

$375,000

  • 7 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,360 SqFt
  • 0.15 Acres

Multi-Family

Anchorage, Alaska

Cash Flowing Investment Property! Great For Owner Occupant Or Investor. Each Unit Is A Great Size And All Have Been Recently Updated! Updated Kitchens In All...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Beautifully Maintained Home With Many Updates T...

$324,900

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,048 SqFt
  • 0.17 Acres

Residential

Eagle River, Alaska

Beautifully Maintained Home With Many Updates Throughout. An Energy Audit Was Completed Giving This Home A 5 Star Energy Rating. The Updated Furnace, Newer ...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

This Beautiful Home Sits In A Well Established ...

$415,000

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,364 SqFt
  • 0.30 Acres

Residential

Anchorage, Alaska

This Beautiful Home Sits In A Well Established Neighborhood In Midtown On A Quiet Cul-de-sac Street. With 4 Beds/ 2.75 Baths And Nearly 2400sf This Is A Per...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Motivated Sellers, Will Consider Any Reasonable...

$475,000

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,803 SqFt
  • 5.00 Acres

Residential

Wasilla, Alaska

Motivated Sellers, Will Consider Any Reasonable Offer. Has Everything The Modern Alaskan Family Needs. 3bed/2.5bath, Office, 3 Car Heated Garage. The Shop An...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Motivated Sellers,will Consider Any Reasonable ...

$315,000

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,836 SqFt
  • 9.54 Acres

Residential

Wasilla, Alaska

Motivated Sellers,will Consider Any Reasonable Offer. Better Than New, Still Time To Pick All Of Your Fixtures! Almost 10 Acres Of Unrestricted Land With A N...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Equity Opportunity!! This Is The Perfect Opport...

$344,900

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,600 SqFt
  • 0.20 Acres

Residential

Anchorage, Alaska

Equity Opportunity!! This Is The Perfect Opportunity For The Visionary To Create Their Dream Home Without Having To Build From The Ground Up. Located In One ...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

A Rare Opportunity! With 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths,...

$515,000

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,988 SqFt
  • 0.84 Acres

Residential

Anchorage, Alaska

A Rare Opportunity! With 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Multiple Living Spaces A Greenhouse And 2988 Sf On Nearly An Acre.. This Home Is Waiting To Welcome A Growing...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Open House Sat. May 27 1-4 Pm. Rare Opportunity...

$399,000

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,550 SqFt
  • 0.14 Acres

Residential

Anchorage, Alaska

Open House Sat. May 27 1-4 Pm. Rare Opportunity To Own In This Coveted Southside Community. Rv Parking Plus Extra Parking Space In Oversized Driveway And 3 C...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Like New Custom Hangar At Wolf Lake Airport. 2b...

$434,500

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,340 SqFt
  • 0.46 Acres

Residential

Wasilla, Alaska

Like New Custom Hangar At Wolf Lake Airport. 2bed 1.75bath Apt Attached. Built To Highest Of Quality The Home Features: Radiant Floor Heating, High Efficienc...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Incredible Family Home In Desired Neighborhood....

$364,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,464 SqFt
  • 0.19 Acres

Residential

Anchorage, Alaska

Incredible Family Home In Desired Neighborhood. This 4 Bed/2 Bath Home Will Be The Center Of Your Family Memories For Years To Come. The Kids Have Plenty O...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Gorgeous Turn Key Home In Quiet And Convenient ...

$324,900

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,686 SqFt
  • 0.16 Acres

Residential

Eagle River, Alaska

Gorgeous Turn Key Home In Quiet And Convenient Eagle River Neighborhood! Everything Has Been Updated! Remodeled Kitchen With Granite Countertops And Stainles...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Beautiful Home In Popular Big Lake Neighborhood...

$199,500

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,144 SqFt
  • 0.95 Acres

Residential

Big Lake, Alaska

Beautiful Home In Popular Big Lake Neighborhood. This Well Maintained And Nicely Updated Energy Efficient Home Is Sure To Be The One You Have Been Waiting Fo...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Luxury Living In The Ranch Subdivision! Wake Up...

$375,000

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,474 SqFt
  • 0.50 Acres

Residential

Wasilla, Alaska

Luxury Living In The Ranch Subdivision! Wake Up To A Beautiful View Of The Mountains In This Practically New, Custom Home! The Kitchen Is Gorgeous With Grani...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Charming Split-level With Four Bedrooms, An Off...

$329,900

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,883 SqFt
  • 0.37 Acres

Residential

Chugiak, Alaska

Charming Split-level With Four Bedrooms, An Office, & A Bonus Room Off The Garage Which Can Be Used As A Hobby Room, Homeschooling Room, A Second Office, Or ...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Beautiful Home With Plenty Of Room For Any Fami...

$249,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,520 SqFt
  • 0.46 Acres

Residential

Wasilla, Alaska

Beautiful Home With Plenty Of Room For Any Family. Walking Distance To Settlers Bay Golf Course. This Great Open Layout With Granite Counter Tops, Beautiful ...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Gorgeous Unobstructed Views Of The Ocean, Lots ...

$365,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,607 SqFt
  • 0.11 Acres

Multi-Family

Ketchikan, Alaska

Gorgeous Unobstructed Views Of The Ocean, Lots Of Windows, On Beautiful Fully Landscaped Lot With Cherry Trees & Willows W/ Separate Garden Areas, And Large ...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group
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Are You Ready For Home Ownership?

Owning a home may be your dream, but in order for the purchase to be the happy and satisfying experience it was meant to be, you need to ensure that you are financially and mentally prepared for the responsibilities that come with it.

Some people have a notion that home ownership is like renting, but with the power to have pets and paint the walls whatever color you like. However, while these privileges are available to homeowners in most municipalities, they come with the responsibilities of a mortgage, taxes and home maintenance. Preparing for home ownership requires you to take critical stock of your finances and your expectations.

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Questions for Prospective Homeowners

Are you ready to buy?

Owning your own home is about more than just being able to decorate any way you like; it's about being prepared to maintain your home over the years, realizing that part of your income and time will go towards repairs and maintenance. It's about being willing to take the risks of home ownership with a realistic expectation of the rewards.

How much can you afford?

It can be discouraging to find that your salary won't stretch as far as the home you want to own. However, sacrificing a huge part of your income just to pay the mortgage can very quickly make home ownership a burden rather than a point of pride. It's better to buy a modest home now and look at purchasing your "dream home" in a few years.

What is your debt-to-income ratio?

This is something that lenders take very seriously. Your overall debt should not be more than 40% of your income, and your housing debt should not be more than 32%. What 32% of your income will buy depends on where you want to live. In rural or downtrodden areas for example, it can buy a very comfortable residence and ample acreage. In highly sought-after urban areas however, it may not even buy a 400 square foot bachelor suite.

What do you want?

Do you like the idea of cleaning your own gutters? Do you shudder at the thought of lawn care? Would you rather just pay a fee every month and have everything done for you? Would obeying rules about when you can have your garbage cans out bother you, or do you want to live in a neighborhood where everything is 'just so'? The answers to these questions can help you narrow down the search for the right type of property for you.

We Can Help

You need a good representative who will work hard for you. Our real estate team is dedicated to helping you find the right home, at the best price. We want you to find the home that will make you happy and successful in real estate ownership.

When you hire us to help you buy your first home, we want to know what you want and how much you can afford. Then we'll find a way to merge these two priorities and find a residence that you'll enjoy owning.

Keep your objectives in mind when visiting a home. Sometimes the idea of owning a home can overwhelm your practical sense, so keep your feelings in check. Keep a list handy of the features that you need and want in a home, and judge each home by the list instead of by details that could distract you from your goal. When you're alone with your real estate professional, you can go over the pros and cons of each home. We can help you stay on track while still keeping our eyes out for a great property.

Engage the services of a good real estate lawyer. We can recommend several lawyers in the area who might be a good fit for you. Interview them to ensure that you get someone you can work with. The legalities of transferring land ownership can be dodgy, and a lawyer can be your best defense against future legal troubles. A good lawyer can charge several hundred to over a thousand dollars for their services, but the thousands of dollars saved in legal fees later on makes this a good expense.

Make the offer. This can be a maze of "buyer", "seller", "chattels", "deposit", and "completion". We'll be happy to prepare the paperwork and go through it with you before submitting it. Remember, the seller may reject or counter your offer, so even at this late date, avoid setting your heart on the home you hope to own. You'll probably have to write a deposit check to the seller's broker that proves the seriousness of your offer.

Get all necessary inspections done. A home inspector will check for signs of harmful materials like asbestos, lead paint and mold. They'll also check for evidence of pests, faulty wiring and leaks. This is a crucial part of the home purchase. Not getting an inspection done means that you could be stuck in a home with a bad case of black mold and no recourse other than to pay for its removal. Inspections will cost a few hundred dollars, but again, this is more than worth it in the end. There are several inspectors in the area that we'd be happy to recommend.

Do a final walkthrough before closing the deal. We'd be happy to do this with you to make sure that everything agreed upon is completed prior to the final signing.

From the first interview that determines your requirements to the moment that you receive the keys, we can help you with the complicated process of buying a home. Don't hesitate to contact us to find out more about how we can make the home buying process easier!

Contact us for more information about first time home purchasing.

Listing information last updated on May 25th, 2017 at 1:34pm AKDT.

* 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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