Kenai Real Estate News

First-Time Home Buyers in Kenai Real Estate Have a Familiar Question

by Chris Druesedow April 23, 2014
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Alaska Real Estate first-time home buyers in 2014 are faced with a question that hasn’t changed for generations: is it more practical to buy right now, or to continue to rent? Over the past few years, buying has been the easy choice. Nationally, in 2013 it cost 35% less to own a home than to rent according to that year’s study by real estate website Trulia. That despite rising house prices and mortgage rates. But that was last year, and the experts have been pretty unanimous in predicting that interest rates will continue to rise—ending up somewhere near 5.5% by 2014’s end (per the National Association of REALTORS®). In the face of higher interest rates … Continue reading

Youth Game Warden Camp Soldotna Alaska 2014

by Chris Druesedow April 22, 2014
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This coming May 2014 the Kenai Wildlife Refuge will be holding a Youth Game Warden Camp. If you have a 4th or a 5th grader, you will want to bring them for a fun experience with the outdoors! There will be many activities for your child and the things they will learn while they are having fun! Your child will have a chance to be a detective in the Wildlife Forensics Crime scene activitiy! They will receive a wildlife & duck ID, get to meet a Canine Officer, and learn about water and boating safety. This great hands on camp gets children familiar with using maps/GPS and a compass. They will also have a chance … Continue reading

When Kenai Real Estate Jumbo Mortgages are Less Than Jumbo

by Chris Druesedow April 22, 2014
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We call them oxymorons: terms with built-in contradictions. George Carlin made fun of ‘jumbo shrimp’; Jerry Seinfeld pointed out the unlikelihood of anything being ‘found missing’ or ‘clearly misunderstood.’ But for some Kenai Real Estate homebuyers, there is more reason to smile than laugh over the new popularity of a formerly miniscule part of the home loan market: what I call ‘mini jumbo’ mortgages. That’s not the name Wall Street Journal writer Lisa Selin Davis used in a fascinating article in their Mansion section earlier this month. She called them ‘starter jumbo’ loans in a nod to their popularity among younger, upwardly-mobile borrowers. But whether you call them that, mini jumbo mortgages, or just jumbo … Continue reading

Safe Kids Kenai Peninsula Water Safety Event 2014

by Chris Druesedow April 21, 2014
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On May 3rd, 2014 bring your child to Skyview High School and take advantage of this FREE Water Safety Event for children ages 4-14. Summer is here, and that means trips with your family and swimming in lakes, going fishing on rivers, even fishing trips on the ocean. Water Safety is important for all children, kids, teens and event adults. So why not take the time to learn? And best of all, its FREE. Parents/caregivers must attend with child (but do not have to get in water). Arrive anytime during the event hours and rotate safety stations. Allow appoximately 1 1/2 to 2 hrs for your child to rotate through all stations both dryland and in … Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Real Estate

Buying or selling a home is often an adventurous and complex affair. It can also end up being a time-consuming, costly and even disappointing event if the buyer or seller is not familiar with all aspects of the process or doesn’t possess the best resources and information necessary at hand.

 

Chris Druesedow of Kenai Peninsula Real Estate offers unparalleled expertise and service to all clients looking to buy or sell Kenai real estate property. Your complete success and satisfaction, along with his representation and service is his number one priority. They service the entire Kenai and Soldotna real estate area and its surrounding communities.
 
You’ll find Kenai real estate smack on the western part of the Kenai Peninsula coast, which also sits on the boundary of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. It’s about a thirty minute plane trip from southwest Anchorage, Alaska. Approximately ninety percent of the area is wilderness, so it is full of breathtaking scenery, superb fishing and abundant wildlife of all that the North has to offer; truly an ideal location for outdoor types and nature-lovers.
 
Kenai has a rather prolific history and booming real estate market, as it is known worldwide for its oil, natural gas, ever-growing tourism and flourishing fishing industry, both commercial and private. The Borough has forty-four schools, all of which distinguish themselves with high standards and national ratings, with an impressive teacher/student ratio. The University of Alaska also manages the Kenai Peninsula Community College. Fishing and tourism services, as well as civil service, schools and various other city office positions make up the major employment opportunities in the community.
 
Soldotna real estate is located in the Kenai Peninsula, and is a bit rural, with the Kenai River as its natural emblem that flows right through the center of town, which makes it another must fishing spot for those hoping to snag a record breaking prize. Aside from excellent fishing, there are a slew of other outdoor activity to take part in, such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rafting and skiing. There is also a town golf course, a children’s park, swimming pools and movie theaters.
 
Located right on the banks of the river, the Soldotna Visitors Center is an excellent facility to gather information about local attractions and events and things to do in the area, such as the Soldotna Sports Center, where various sporting events take place, the Soldotna Historical Museum and the Centennial Park, where campsites are located, as well as nearby rodeos, baseball and softball events, hokey, ice skating and an assortment of other events and activities.
 
While there are a vast array of properties of many types available throughout Alaska, Chris Druesedow uses his knowledge, expertise and intuition to find his clients the perfect home at the perfect price. Depending on preference and need, the professionals at Kenai Peninsula Real Estate will not only help prospective buyers find both traditional and hard-to-find properties that are desirable and that meet their precise specifications, but help sellers, looking to sell their existing property, find the best value. Just some of the types of real estate property they specialize in include:
 
• Investment property
• Foreclosure
• Short sales
• Lease to own
• Condos
• Vacation property
• Lakeside property
• Waterfront property
 
These types of properties are displayed at Chris Druesedow’s site, with some of the best information and tools at his disposal. He will provide detailed information on all types of Kenai and Soldotna real estate and properties for sale. Find the latest news and what’s going on in the current real estate market, with blogs that provide fresh news on market activity.
 
Whether you’re new to the Kenai Peninsula and considering buying a home on the spectacular Kenai River, a resident buying additional property, a first time buyer or selling property, the professionals at Kenai Peninsula Real Estate have lived here for years and know the area inside and out. They understand and abide by a code of ethics, professionalism and integrity. Call or email Chris Druesedow for more information on your next Soldotna or Kenai real estate property transaction.