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You Are Going To Fall In Love With Every Detail...

$459,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,380 SqFt
  • 1.98 Acres

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Anchor Point, Alaska

You Are Going To Fall In Love With Every Detail Of This Beach House! Sitting On 1.98 Acres Of Beautifully Landscaped Property At The End Of A Private Road, ...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Warm Updated Townhouse, Just A Stones Throw Fro...

$264,900

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,656 SqFt
  • 0.09 Acres

Residential

Anchorage, Alaska

Warm Updated Townhouse, Just A Stones Throw From Jewel Lake! Quiet Cul De Sac & Great School District. Open Main Living Area W/ Vaulted Ceilings, Rock Fp & L...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Listed At $10,000 Below Appraised Value! This B...

$410,000

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

Residential

Anchorage, Alaska

Listed At $10,000 Below Appraised Value! This Beautiful Home Sits In A Well Established Neighborhood In Midtown. With 4 Beds/ 2.75 Baths And Nearly 2400sf T...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Newly Updated Spacious Floor Plan Featuring An ...

$290,000

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,764 SqFt
  • 0.96 Acres

Residential

Palmer, Alaska

Newly Updated Spacious Floor Plan Featuring An Oversized Master Suite. Quartz Counter Tops And Hickory Cabinets In Kitchen. Granite Counter Top And Other U...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

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

$365,000

  • 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

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

$499,900

  • 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

Don't Miss This Custom Home Priced More Than $8...

$525,000

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,611 SqFt
  • 0.51 Acres

Residential

Chugiak, Alaska

Don't Miss This Custom Home Priced More Than $81,000 Under Tax Assessment! Mountain And Inlet Views Can Be Enjoyed While Relaxing On The Large Wrap Around P...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Don't Wait To Make An Offer On This Nice Home O...

$390,000

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,994 SqFt
  • 0.37 Acres

Residential

Anchorage, Alaska

Don't Wait To Make An Offer On This Nice Home On A Large Lower Hillside Lot. Excellent Location! Very Private And Well Treed Lot With Nice Decking To Enjoy. ...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Breathtaking Views In Peaceful Surroundings. Th...

$479,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,483 SqFt
  • 1.42 Acres

Residential

Eagle River, Alaska

Breathtaking Views In Peaceful Surroundings. This Massive Home Features Mil Suite With Large Bathroom And Oversized Hobby Room Above 1300 Sq. Ft. Garage. Als...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Clean, Updated, And Move In Ready W/new Stainle...

$306,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,758 SqFt
  • 0.09 Acres

Residential

Anchorage, Alaska

Clean, Updated, And Move In Ready W/new Stainless Appliance And More! Location Is Ideal & Homes On This Street Are Rarely Available! Featuring Spacious Bedro...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Incredible Home On 12.5 Private Acres Only Mins...

$444,000

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 3,100 SqFt
  • 12.50 Acres

Residential

Wasilla, Alaska

Incredible Home On 12.5 Private Acres Only Mins To Wasilla. This Beautiful & Spacious Home Includes A Main Floor Master With His/hers Closet And Tiled Shower...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Walk To Schools And Nearby Recreation! This Wel...

$249,900

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,675 SqFt
  • 0.98 Acres

Residential

Palmer, Alaska

Walk To Schools And Nearby Recreation! This Well Maintained Home Has 3 Bedrooms And A 4th Bonus Room W/ Closet! Open Concept Living, Beautiful Decking, New C...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Beautiful Custom Home With Breathtaking Panoram...

$799,000

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 3,370 SqFt
  • 2.08 Acres

Residential

Eagle River, Alaska

Beautiful Custom Home With Breathtaking Panoramic Views Of Eagle River, Anchorage And The Inlet. Basement Features A Fully Functional Golf Simulator! With ...

Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

Open House 7/22 (3-6pm) Gorgeous 4 Bedroom Home...

$381,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,872 SqFt
  • 0.43 Acres

Residential

Anchorage, Alaska

Open House 7/22 (3-6pm) Gorgeous 4 Bedroom Home On Nearly Half An Acre In South Anchorage! Tons Of Upgrades Including Newer Windows, Boiler, Hot Water Heater...

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 July 24th, 2017 at 6:19pm 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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