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Monthly Archives: May 2023

    Alaska’s Employment Landscape: A Perspective from Dave’s Alaska Homes

    By Admin | May 30, 2023

    I recently had the pleasure of attending a meeting with Neil Fried, our state of Alaska economist for many years. This annual gathering, organized by the Valley Board of Realtors, is always a fascinating exploration of the numbers shaping our economy here in the Valley and the state. As a realtor and a local, these numbers are my catnip - they give us a sense of the direction we're heading in as a community and as a state. Read More

    How are the closing costs for a home determined (for buyers)?

    By Admin | May 25, 2023

    Closing costs are an inevitable part of the home buying process, and understanding how they are determined is essential for buyers. While these costs can be substantial, being aware of the factors that influence them can help you budget accordingly and be better prepared for your Alaska real estate transaction. As a buyer, it's essential to work with an experienced real estate agent and lender who can guide you through the process and help you find ways to minimize your closing costs. Happy house hunting in the Last Frontier! Read More

    How are the closing costs for a home determined (for sellers)?

    By Admin | May 25, 2023

    Understanding closing costs is an essential part of navigating the home selling process in Alaska. By knowing which expenses to expect and how they are determined, you can better prepare for the financial aspect of selling your home. Be sure to consult with your real estate agent and other professionals involved in the transaction to ensure a smooth and successful closing. Read More

    How much money should I actually have saved for a down payment on a home?

    By Admin | May 25, 2023

    Purchasing a home in Alaska is an exciting investment, and saving for a down payment is an important step in the process. However, many potential homebuyers wonder how much they should actually have saved for a down payment. In this blog post, we'll discuss the factors you should consider when determining the right down payment amount for your situation. Read More

    Artificial Intelligence (AI): Discovering its Pros and Cons with Dave’s Alaska Homes.

    By Admin | May 22, 2023

    AI, in its many forms, is no longer the stuff of science fiction. It's here, it's real, and it's shaping our lives in ways we could hardly have imagined just a few years ago. But as with any technological advancement, it comes with a mixed bag of pros and cons. Let's delve into just a few and looking forward to responses! Read More

    The Best Time To Sell Your House Is When Others Aren’t Selling

    By Admin | May 19, 2023

    If you’re thinking about selling your house, you should know the number of homes for sale right now is low. That’s because, this season, there are fewer sellers listing their houses for sale than the norm. Read More

    Why is buying a home considered to be such a significant investment?

    By Admin | May 10, 2023

    Alaska is known for its stunning natural beauty and rugged wilderness. However, it’s also home to some of the most expensive real estate in the country. For many Alaskans, buying a home is considered to be one of the most significant investments they will ever make. But why is this the case? In this blog... Read More

    How do I know what my home is actually worth?

    By Admin | May 10, 2023

    Are you planning to sell your home in Alaska? Or perhaps you are just curious about the current value of your property? Either way, one of the most important things you need to determine is the actual worth of your home. Determining the value of your home can be a daunting task, especially if you... Read More

    What are the top negotiations that buyers make at closing?

    By Admin | May 10, 2023

    Alaska is a state with vast land and beautiful scenery, making it a popular destination for homebuyers. However, when buying a property, it’s essential to understand that the real estate market is highly competitive, and negotiations play a crucial role in securing a great deal. As a buyer, you need to be aware of the... Read More