To build or not to build? That is the question facing a lot of new home buyers in todayâ€™s market. With Anchorageâ€™s aging housing inventory, home buyers are frustrated with the lack of aesthetically up to date homes and ones that are built to current code standards, Continue Reading
Archives for January 2012
Anchorage Need More Housing
The 2010 census data is out and Anchorage grew 12.1 percent to a total population of 291,826. Thatâ€™s about 60,000 more residents than ten years ago, creating another small city in our midst! The Mat-Su Borough grew by 50% to a population of 88,995. If population is the Continue Reading
Housing in 2012
So the question on everyoneâ€™s mind is whether or not 2012 is going to be a turnaround year for residential real estate. The answer is maybe.Â All signs are pointing in that direction BUT Anchorageâ€™s recovery will depend upon the willingness of local lenders to allow Continue Reading
Condominiums Have Changed
Condominiums arenâ€™t what they used to be. The two-story duplex condo development where every condo looks the same, is a thing of the past except in the resale market. Ever since one major condo builder got into financial trouble about four years ago and was forced to stop Continue Reading
Deciphering Condo Dues. Why Some Cost More than Others.
During the past couple of weeks, Iâ€™ve had two clients looking to purchase a home under $250,000. One important factor, other than the number of bedrooms/bathrooms/size of the garage/age and location, is the amount of the condo dues versus none that are required for a Continue Reading
Areas Most Popular Neighborhoods
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Is Small the New Big?
After years of single family homes increasing in size, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that the new single family home decreased from 2,438 square feet to 2,377 in 2010.Â Here in Anchorage that doesnâ€™t come as much of a surprise as builders have struggled to stay afloat Continue Reading