Kenai Real Estate News

Kenai Real Estate Homeowners Cheered by National Trends

by Chris Druesedow April 18, 2014
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2014 has already given an encouraging start for Alaska Real Estate homeowners who consider national price movements as the best pointers for what we can expect for local real estate. Already in February, median house prices were up 7.6% nationally year over year (that according to the US National Housing Trend Report). It followed a similar 8.3% increase in January. The question many Real Estate Kenai homeowners have is whether this upward movement can be sustained throughout 2014. Two Years of Historically High Growth  If we look at the historical record, values normally rise somewhere in the area of 3% to 5% annually. But over the last couple of years, gains have been considerably higher. … Continue reading

Kenai Real Estate Rental Property Quandary—When to Sell!

by Chris Druesedow April 18, 2014
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It’s one of the skills a successful Alaska Real Estate rental property investor needs to cultivate: if or when to sell. With property prices on the rise, some Real Estate Kenai landlords may in fact be asking themselves whether now is the time to cash in. Especially for most everyone whose rental property investment was made during the last few years, it’s already been a profitable gambit. According to the Case Schiller Index, by last year’s close, property prices across the nation had risen at the fastest rate in the previous nine years. But if—and then when—to sell a Kenai Real Estate rental property can be a tough call. As a relatively illiquid investment, it … Continue reading

Kenai Alaska Real Estate Sales Depend on Preventing Common Missteps

by Chris Druesedow April 15, 2014
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The slick, entertaining formats of HGTV’s many buying and selling programs makes for great entertainment – but, as anyone who has ever actually bought or sold a house knows, they tend to leave some key information on the cutting room floor. Sure, real estate sales in Alaska Real Estate can in fact involve elements of creativity, presentation, personality, all of which make for interesting television viewing. But in real reality, successful real estate sales are largely based on contracts, disclosures, inspections, contingencies, and time. They may be less telegenic, but can be dramatic, especially when you’ve done everything in your power to make sure that a deal works out smoothly, only to be faced with … Continue reading

Kenai Alaska Saturday Farmers Market

by Chris Druesedow April 14, 2014
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Experience an abundance of Alaskan grown farm fresh food and products from the Mat-Su Valley, Alaska and Kenai Peninsula! From May to September come to the Kenai Visitors center for the Kenai Farmers Market. Scattered throughout Alaska are local Farmers Markets where people go to for fresh produce and other local made items. Every Saturday from May thru September from 10am-5pm you will have the opportunity to buy fresh local foods, and hand crafted items. Come together at the local Farmers Market!! See what is available!! The mission of the Mat-Su Farm Market is to provide a market venue for area farmers and producers, to provide superior quality goods and foods and to provide a … 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.