Homeowners in Alaska should always be aware of the foreclosure laws in Alaska and how to prevent such occurrences from happening.
In Alaska, the most common type of procedure of foreclosure is non-judicial. This means that the process of foreclosure with any property is done outside of the Courts.
This article is meant to help homeowners and distressed home sellers recognize the different types of foreclosure laws in Alaska, and to understand their own personal situations with foreclosure. Continue reading
Alaska became a part of the United States in 1959, and it is the largest, most sparsely populated state in the country. For many, visiting Alaska means the opportunity to explore vast expanses of untouched wilderness, wide-open spaces, abundant wildlife and more. Alaska is the epitome of outdoor adventure. For those who are planning to move to Alaska, there is lots of opportunity for both career and personal growth in larger cities such as Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau.
If you’re looking for more information before you set down roots in this amazing state, consider the following information below to help with your decision.
Advantages of Living in Alaska
The first and most obvious advantage of living in Alaska is having the opportunity to enjoy the breath-taking views every day. For those who value rich wildlife, natural views and an active lifestyle Alaska is certainly a place to set down roots.
The average temperature in Alaska is 37 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average annual snowfall from 1981-2010 ranged from 32.3″ (82cm) to 326.3″ (828cm). Individuals and families who enjoy outdoor activities, specifically in the winter will certainly be able to enjoy lots of skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports. Continue reading
Discover Anchorage with its rich history, impressive wildlife and rich culture. There is certainly something for every visitor!
In part 2 of our top 15 must-see spots in Anchorage, we are continuing on with the final top 8 locations: (If you missed the previous post, check it out!)
If you find yourself journeying through beautiful Alaska, Anchorage is a stop you’ll want to make! Anchorage is the largest town in Alaska, and visiting tourists love to explore its many inland tourist attractions and excursions! Add a stop to your plans and visit Anchorage, the world’s largest seaplane base!
In this two part series, we will be helping you identify the top fifteen tourist attractions in Anchorage, to ensure that you don’t miss out on some of the best sites Anchorage has to offer! In part one, check out these 7 attractions that will meet the expectations of history buffs, animal lovers, nature fans and more!
1. Alaska Native Heritage Center
Get to know Alaska’s eleven indigenous groups, natives and tribes. See the natives work on their traditional crafts and let them teach you how to make them yourself. You can also take part in their cultural dances, games, artifact demonstrations, and storytelling too! http://www.alaskanative.net
2. Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
There is no better place to learn about the history of Alaska, the arctic and its people than the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Kids will love the “Imaginarium Discovery Center” as well as the “Spark Lab” where kids can take part in hands-on activities to learn about the history of invention! The modern museum is a beautifully designed, glass building that is full of permanent and visiting exhibits that you can explore again and again! https://www.anchoragemuseum.org
3. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
This 200-acre wildlife conservation center in Alaska was created to protect and provide refuge for injured, orphaned and sick wildlife animals. Experience up-close encounters with the wildlife, and learn about the different species and their various habitats. Some of the awesome animals you’ll see include elk, bison, eagles, bears and more! Some fun presentations for the kids include moose and musk ox calf bottle feeding, lynx feedings, and presentations with porcupines! https://www.alaskawildlife.org
Are you thinking about buying a home?
Interest rates remain very good.
See the rate chart below:
Current Interest Rates
Rates last updated: January 26th, 2016 08:51:35 GMT-0800 (AKDT)
|Today’s FHA/VA Rates|
|FHA/VA 30 Year Fixed||3.625%||4.718%|
|FHA/VA 15 Year Fixed||3.000%||4.139%|
|Today’s Conventional Rates|
|30 Year Fixed||3.875%||4.691%|
|15 Year Fixed||3.250%||3.431%|
|Today’s AHFC 30 Year Fixed|
|Tax Exempt 1st Time Home Buyer||3.625%||4.419%|
|Taxable 1st Time Home Buyer||3.750%||4.588%|
|Rural Owner Occupied||3.750%||4.588%|
Interest rates and APR for all loan programs are based on Sales price of $300,000 with minimum program down payment and owner occupied single family properties.
Conventional financing assumes a credit score of at least 740, with a minimum 5% down.
FHA financing assumes a credit score of at least 680, with a minimum down payment of 3.5%, and subject to FHA upfront and monthly MIP. Other rates available for borrowers with lower credit scores.
VA financing assumes a credit score of at least 680, zero down payment, and first time use of VA eligibility. Min Other rates available for borrowers with lower credit scores.
John Collinge is an Anchorage Realtor at Remax Dynamic Properties
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The Top 5 Ways to Prevent Mold Growth in your Home
Mold is an important component in nature, which helps in the breakdown of dead, organic matter. It is a fungus that has the ability to grow wherever moisture is present, which unfortunately also includes the inside of our homes. In large quantities mold can become a health hazard that is especially harmful to infants and children, causing irritations, allergic reactions or respiratory problems.
I would like to announce that I now work at Remax Dynamic Properties!!
Opportunities have presented themselves and after a lot of soul searching, I have made the decision to move to Remax from Jack White Realty. By doing this I will be able to take my Real Estate Business to the next level. I will be working closely with long time Realtor Bob Baer who has over 40 years of experience selling all types of real estate in Alaska. The only noticeable difference for all of my existing clients will be the new Remax Dynamic Properties name. Like always I will try my absolute hardest to create Satisfied, Happy, Home Sellers and Buyers. My strategy is to keep my clients for the long haul. My goal is that you will want to use my services over and over again for life!! This has been the best year I have ever had in the Real Estate Business and I would like to sincerely thank everyone who worked with me for making this possible. Thank You for the fantastic year and I look forward to doing it again in 2016!!
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