Deena Carlos's Blog Posts

RADON IN ALASKA

Is it real? The answer is, yes... it is a naturally occurring gas. It is also real in the sense that people are becoming "aware" and in that some homes are testing at levels above

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Kenai Peninsula

While showing homes in the area, I crossed paths with the Crane Family who are about to head south toward their winter abode. There's still time to find YOUR home before the snow!

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Aug 28 2017 Willow

With views of Mt. Denali in my rear view mirror this past week, I passed a humble home and was reminded it's "that time"... time to take our cues from nature and be "busy beavers" stocking up

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10 Tips To Sell Your Home In The Winter

Spring time is usually considered a busier season for real estate markets than in the winter. However with a lower inventory of houses on the market, home owners often find less

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What percent of the people that live or move to Alaska, really get out and see what Alaska is all?

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203k And Fixer Upper Go Hand In Hand

Looking to purchase a "fixer upper" home?  The 203k loan may be the right fit for you.What is the 203k Loan from FHA?The 203k loan is the offer in a program that makes provision for not only

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    I was born and raised here on the Kenai Peninsula, It truly is a one of a kind area to grow in. There isn't much I don't know about this area and what I don't know I will

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 Hello, My name is Shelby, I work with Alaska Real Estate Group Keller Williams here in Soldotna. Are you looking to buy? There are some awesome finance options available right now. With

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ALASKA AND RANCH DRESSING

Millions of people a year use Ranch Dressing for their salads, dipping sauce, and various other reasons. I personally love it! It was this passion of love that I wanted to know where it came from,

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All Time Low In Mortgage Rates For Anchorage

Anchorage’s mortgage interest rates have been so low for so long that there is the definite possibility that the real value they represent—for both Anchorage home buyers and sellers—may now be

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When Is Renting Your Home The Way To Go

You are a Anchorage homeowner, but now your family has simply outgrown the place. You’re almost ready to start hunting for a new home—but hesitate. The fact is, you’re reluctant to give up

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Forecasting The Future For Anchorage Housing The Knowns And Unknowns

As 2014 draws to a close it seems to be yet again time for an in depth forecast about Anchorage, Alaska’s housing outlook for 2015. The prediction game is going strong everywhere else this week,

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Alaska Real Estate Common Sense Points To Buying A Anchorage Home

Despite what just feels like the right answer, buying a home in Anchorage Real Estate can be significantly cheaper than renting one. It’s one of those rare cases where, if you

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The Actual Cost Of An Alaska Real Estate Home Beyond The Listing Price

When you begin scouring the Alaska Real Estate listings for a new home, the cost of the home appears to be right there at the top: the asking price. All the other details about the

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Listings Missteps To Avoid In Alaska Real EstateAny Time Of The Year

The Alaska Real Estate listings aren’t dominated by any particular kind of seller—like local listings everywhere, all kinds of homeowners are represented. One attribute they generally

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The One Chance An Alaska Real Estate House For Sale Can Count On

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”It’s a saying that job applicants (at least the successful ones) take to heart. It’s why a lot of serious primping goes on before a

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Alaska Real Estate First Time Home Buyers Described In Yearly Report

The upheaval in global financial markets over the past few years may have been unnerving for almost everyone, but among the hardest-hit group was first time home buyers, in Alaska Real Estate

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Empty Nest Doesnt Make The Alaska Real Estate Downsizing Choice Inevitable

Many people assume that when the kids leave home, their newly empty nest automatically signals that downsizing into a smaller house or condo is the next step. In truth, for such families living in

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A Real Estate Bird Dog Can Be An Alaska Real Estate Investors Best Friend

When promising investment properties, in Alaska Real Estate or anywhere, are well-promoted, you can count on them drawing a crowd. Why wouldn’t they? Investment properties that perform

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Whether Selling An Alaska Real Estate Home Or Not Upgrade Choices Matter

For owners who are contemplating some major upgrades with an eye to eventually selling a home in Alaska Real Estate, there’s always the question of where to do the upgrading. Last year, the

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Alaska Real Estate Foreclosure Histories May Not Close Mortgage Options

There is encouraging news for some prospective homeowners with an Alaska Real Estate foreclosure in their recent past: more common sense seems to have entered the picture.   

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How To Find The Right Realtor In Kenai Real Estate

When you set about buying a house, you will have already taken as a given that this will be among the most expensive purchases you will ever make. It’s going to be your house on the;

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Getting An Edge When Youre Selling An Alaska Real Estate Home

This summer, success in selling a home in Alaska Real Estate will depend upon the same factors as always: location; quality; buyer appeal.      A home’s location—short of

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Alaska Real Estate Home Buyer Strategies When Bidding Wars Break Out

Wasn’t it just yesterday that we seemed locked into a classic home buyer’s market in Alaska Real Estate? Bad economy, bad job numbers, tanked real estate values were all we heard about…until

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Anchorage Real EstateHow To Cope With Home Buying Stress

Buying a home from Alaska Real Estate is a rather emotional experience. Your emotions can go out of control. Moreover, your chances of making costly mistakes are higher. Many factors can

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Selling Your Alaska Real Estate Home Assuming Success Is The Way To Go

If you’re thinking of selling your home in Alaska Real Estate this summer, you’ll want to fetch top dollar for your efforts. Preparing the property is a given, of course, but savvy home sellers

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Is Video A New Alaska Real Estate Virtual Tours Gotta Have

In today’s Alaska Real Estate, more and more often shopping of all kinds has become a virtual affair. Instant information is at everyone’s fingertips—nowhere truer than in Real

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Five Useful To Dos After Buying An Alaska Real Estate Home

Buying a Alaska Real Estate home is sort of a modern day adventure. At first there’s the intrigue of figuring out the advantages and disadvantages between the neighborhoods and listings

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Investment Idea With Legs An Alaska Real Estate Rental Property

When any investor first begins to mull over the idea of acquiring a rental property in Alaska Real Estate, it’s usually in competition with an array of other investment types—each with its

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How Listing Your House In Alaska Real Estate Can Workthe 2nd Time

Listing your house in Alaska Real Estate anew after it’s lingered on the market for a while can bring surprisingly quick success…with the right tactics. The truth is, if a home hasn’t sold in

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Agreements Seller Financing When Alaska Real Estate Bank Loans Arent In The Cards

When home prices in Alaska Real Estate are on the rise, one side effect is that first-time homebuyers may run into a financing obstacle. Although the stricter lending standards of the past few years

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Working Out Any Kinks In Your New Home In Alaska Real Estate

Imagine the first time you turn the front door key to a new Alaska Real Estate home—the first time you step over the threshold of the home you now own. It’s a moment to truly savor. Whether it

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Gains In Alaska Real Estate Home Prices Nowhere Near Bubble Territory

For the past two years national home prices have risen sharply, which might lead to the conclusion that they are overpriced. In fact, if we’re to believe the most recent report by real estate

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International Home Buyers Shop Alaska Real Estate Properties Online

International home buyers are becoming an increasingly important part of the national real estate landscape. According to the National Association of Realtors®, home buyers from around the globe

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10 Reasons To Own Instead Of Rent

There are good reasons to rent a home and to own a home and it can be hard to decide what you should do. However, when it comes to owning a property there are several advantages that you should take

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Decisions Large And Small Shape Selling Your Alaska Real Estate Home

     Selling your home in Alaska Real Estate: from the first inkling that you will be putting it on the market until you sign off on the paperwork, the process can be seen as a

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Alaska Real Estate Foreclosures Resume Slide From Record Levels

When the number of foreclosures decreases, it’s not without impact for Alaska Real Estate homeowners and investors. In any given month, Real Estate Kenai foreclosures may not

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Alaskas Kenai River Festival 2014

     The 2014 Alaska Kenai River Festival is almost here! Come to Centennial Park in Soldotna for free, family fun for everyone! The annual Kenai Watershed Forum’s

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Perfect Summer 2014 Should Be Prime Kenai Real Estate Open House Season

Estimates so far indicate that summer 2014 is likely to be a better than usual season for Alaska Real Estate home sales. The past winter threw a wet blanket over all kinds of business

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Kenai Real Estate Summer Weather Gives Staging An Outdoor Tilt

As the days grow longer and the thermometer rises, everyone wants to start spending more time outdoors—to make full use of our yards and patios. But what if your Alaska Real Estate home is going

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Mortgage Rules Alaska Real Estate Mortgage Turnaround

“U.S. Backs Off Tight Mortgage Rules” screamed the top headline on the front page of The Wall Street Journal last week. For Alaska Real Estate mortgage shoppers, it could scarcely have been

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