April 2021 Mat Su Valley Real Estate Guide

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Jack White Real Estate (cont.) Sam Steele............................... 22 Keller Williams Realty Cora Carleson............................. 5 Kustom Kitchen & Design, Inc............................. 10 Mat-Su Millwork........................ 17 The Ranch.................... Cover, 2, 3 Re/Max Dynamic of the Valley Lori Leahy................................... 7 Re/Max Frontier Barickman & Associates........... 24 Residential Mortgage, LLC...... 19 Signature Real Estate.............. 14 Spinell Homes........................... 15 Taylored Restoration................ 21 Valley Mtn Services.................... 8

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Ask Cora Hey Cora: My mom says that I should wait to buy a house because there just isn’t enough on the market right now for me to get the house I want. Do you agree? Signed, Mama’s Boy. Dear Mama’s Boy, Good question, I am glad you asked. I would NEVER want to tell you “yo mama may be wrong!” but I read this article on the REALTOR.com web site that said Buyer or Wait? How to make your move during a time of low inventory. I’ll give you the highlights: According to Tanya Svoboda, a writer for realtor.com, she says the pandemic has created a work-at-home and school-at-home situation that has made our houses feel smaller, or at least less functional, and I agree. We all have noticed a “squeeze” if you will, in how we use our space. Homeowners looking to upgrade their space are learning that their choices are fewer because there just aren’t many houses on the market. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Existing-Home Sales numbers showed that inventory levels for December 2020 were down 23% from December 2019. This is the lowest inventory levels have been since NAR started tracking data in 1999! That’s happening across the nation – here in little ol’ Alaska, that’s happening right here too. Homes are getting several offers within the first 24 hours, this can be rather discouraging for a new home buyer, and even an experienced home buyer. Deciding whether or not to buy when inventory is low and demand is high can be tricky, but not impossible. Here are some questions to ask yourself according to Tanya and me: • You have a consistent income. You’re Financially Secure. The current low-interest rates are making homeownership more affordable overall. Before you enjoy these low rates, make sure you’re prepared to financially shoulder your down payment, closing costs, home maintenance surprises, as well as your monthly mortgage payments. It’s a big commitment, but worth it. • Your debt-to-income ratio is less than or equal to 43 percent. This is an important number. Take your total monthly payments (car payment, student loans payment, credit card payment, etc) and divide by your monthly income. Example payments $1,800 per month, Income $5,500 per month divide 1,800 by 5,500 = 33% • You’ve saved enough for a solid down payment. Remember, we have talked about this before Cash is King! Or Kash is King or Cash is Cing (well, that doesn’t work) but the more down payment your have in a multi offer situation, the more likely you are to have your offer accepted. • Your credit score is at or above 640. Today, if you have a credit card, you can see a snap-

Brought to you by shot of your credit score. But keep in mind that a mortgage credit score is a teensy bit different. Keep that score high. • Get pre-qualified. Today, with COVID requirements for showing homes, and multi offers, you must be pre-qualified. And it’s easier than ever to do this. You can do it online, over the phone and in person! You can probably pre-qualify from the moon if it was necessary. • Do your research. By research, I mean what type of home are you looking for, new construction, multi family, existing, condo. Each of these are quite different and have different mortgage requirements. So, know what you want, and what you don’t want. • Make sure you are in for the long haul. This may sound like a dumb thing, but I know people that purchased a home and then, 2 months later decided to marry someone from England and move across the pond! It’s very difficult to get your money out of a home when you have owned it for such a short time. Of course, no one can predict the future, but do your best. • Make a clean offer. By clean offer I mean not a lot of caveats and contingencies. Simple is key here. Your Realtor will help you with this – be Mr. (or Miss) Clean when writing your offer. • Work with a Realtor. Your Realtor has experience to write a clean offer for you, they have relationships with other realtors and can get important information to help get your offer accepted. When not to buy: • Too much compromise. You know what this means, if you cannot find a home in the area where you want and need to live. Or maybe the seller is asking you to wait 6 months to move in so a tenant can vacate the property. Perhaps the seller refuses to make appraisal required repairs. This might be too much of a compromise for you. • Moving again soon. If you are applying for a job in another state, it may not be the right time to buy. If you know that you want to get married to little miss wonderful who lives in Denmark, it may not be the right time to buy. • Upcoming career change. Currently your job may be in accounting, but you would like to go into the medical field, now may not be the right time. This career change may require that you move out of state, or require additional schooling that would move your from your new home. Now, give me a call and let’s get you all set and ready!

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In Beautiful Historic Chitna. Were you have no property taxes. Six gorgeous adjacent lots at the corner of Main and C St. $65,000 • MLS# 19-14379

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6865 E Gateway Drive • Wasilla

3051 S Barn Gable Loop • Wasilla

Stunning 4 bed 2.5 bath home in The Ranch Alaska featuring quartz counter tops, vinyl flooring, and custom lighting! Enjoy a quiet neighborhood with large backyard deck and balcony deck! Features an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and plenty of natural lighting. Fireplace, large master, formal dining room or office, 2 living rooms or 1 living room and dining area. MLS# 21-2249 $629,000

Incredible spacious 4 bed 2.5 bath home in The Ranch Alaska featuring quartz counter tops, vinyl flooring, and custom lighting! Enjoy the quiet neighborhood with a spacious backyard deck and balcony deck! This home features an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and plenty of natural lighting. Walking distance to Machetanz Elementary, the best elementary school in the district! MLS# 20-14150 $635,000

Lori Leahy (907) 203-7608 lori.leahy2@gmail.com

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MLS #20-6197 • $389,000

MLS #20-5051 • $70,000

Nice updated 4 plex freshly painted, new appliances and flooring. Units include heat in a great commute location near bases.

Dry Cabin located near Red Shirt Lake. This property is almost 5 acres and is located on Fish Creek.



MLS #17-12036 • $196,000 Spirit Mountain Artworks a national historic building that has been majorly restored as a constant work in progress since 1978. Currently housing a gift shop and Gallery. There are living quarters upstairs. Also there is a newly renovated area that would make a great spot for ice cream or coffee shop.

MLS #20-10058 • $48,000 Nice southern exposure lot on Trapper Lake.

Margaret Billinger

(907) 841-2188 maggiebillinger@yahoo.com April 2021

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Location, Location, Location! 2.5 acres of prime commercial property with direct frontage on the Parks Highway! Approx. 30,000 cars pass by daily (per DOT). Ideal for a home based business; car, RV, equipment sales, or professional ser vices. Business opportunities are endless for this prime location. Live on site or use the home for a business office. $ 7 9 5 , 0 0 0

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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS Regardless of how big your home is, it’s going to be large enough to fit every milestone, memory, and event you and your family create together. We’re not just here to help you obtain a home loan —we’re here to help you build a memorable life.

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Buy, Sell with Elise Ell 907-242-0442 Elise Ell Buchholz

Jack White

Jack White Real Estate Mat Su 865 N. Seward Meridian Pkwy., #200 Wasilla, AK 99654

Real Estate since 1953


Grow your business on this 3.72 fully fenced lot with amazing lake views. 30’ x 40’ open Shop/Warehouse space with attached 36’ x 12’ Retail/Office Space. 100’ x 60’ partially finished building with boat /rv storage bays. Ample storage space.



Perfect starter home with unfinished basement. This 3 Bedroom 2.5 bath townhome is in a quiet neighborhood. Close to colleges and hospitals for easy commutes. Located near Baxter Bog park.


AK MLS# 21-1097

AK MLS# 21-971



Beautiful Assisted Living Home with 18 residential units plus two apartments. This property has paved circular drive, wheelchair accessible, riding chair on stairwell, 5 kitchens, sprinkler system, huge private and shared rooms. Long term business history! Do not pass this one up if you are seeking a business already established with an outstanding reputation.


Wonderful townhome in sought after Mount Vernon Commons.Enjoy garage parking and a club house for home owner use. Come by and see today.

$199,000 AK MLS# 20-8558

AK MLS# 21-2733




Cut the expense of a management company and live for cost of utilities. Newer heating system, exterior paint, and many windows as of 2014. ALL units have been updated in the last 7 years with new paint, flooring, kitchens, and bathrooms . 4th unit just remodeled 2020! Laundry on-site with hook-ups both upstairs and down.


AK MLS# 21-2429


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This Butte 4 BR home with garage/barn has awesome mountain views! Updated from top to bottom with waterproof laminate flooring, quartz counter tops, a knock-knock refrigerator, double oven, and large island. Each bathroom has bluetooth lighting that plays music. Enter the home and lights come on automatically! New deck, new front door, new exterior and interior paint. Horse property.


AK MLS# 21-2043

Buy, Sell with Elise Ell 907-242-0442 Elise Ell Buchholz

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Jack White Real Estate Mat Su 865 N. Seward Meridian Pkwy., #200 Wasilla, AK 99654


Real Estate since 1953

CABIN ON CREEK FRONTAGE This lot with a cabin has creek frontage. The cabin has been a a work in progress and has insulation, needs some sheetrock, but has potential to be awesome. Seller will consider owner finance.

Well maintain 8-Plex with six 2 bedroom, and two 1 bedroom units. All units are occupied. Four units have fireplaces with decks off the master bedroom. Gas ranges with microwaves in most units. Big laundry room with storage units. New Roof in June 2018!



AK MLS# 19-16752

MLS# 20-4346



Large gated property on Fairview Loop. 2 Large Green Houses with concrete slabs that could be used for business storage or any other business ideas. Living quarters with a 4 car garage. a separate building in the front with a garage, would be perfect for Pizza or coffee place. Schedule your showing today.

This bar has a very family, friendly atmosphere. It’s similar to the TV show, ‘’Cheers’’ where the regulars do all know each-other by name. This is an amazing price, considering a liquor license alone could cost as much 235K. Amazing kitchen appliances, and known as having some of the best food in the Valley. Listing also includes a 10 room motel behind the bar.



AK MLS# 21-2972

AK MLS #20-7904



Amazing versatile commercial condominium. Large open unit with easy access to Parks Highway and KGB. This has a possible loading doc. Currently has plug in building to remove for garage access. Schedule your showing today.

Parks frontage lot with 7 rental cabins, a home in need of TLC, with well and septic, each cabin has a gas forced air heating system. Great investment property.

AK MLS# 21-2933

AK MLS# 20-3210




Home comes fully furnished with a mother-in-law apartment! Corner lot featuring an oversized garage with workshop, shed, and Trex deck. Remodeled kitchen, stainless steel appliances, energy efficient windows, jetted tub, and more.


AK MLS# 21-2430 and AK MLS# 21-2432

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Direct: 907.802.2505 | Mobile: 907.441.6223

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Spinell Builds Homes, Not Headaches Find a neighborhood and choose a floor plan that fits your family’s needs. Stay budget and up-to-date with our trasnparent and simple building process. Move in and relax! you have a 10-year structural warranty!

Hidden Ranch

Stephanie Gamble (907) 354-0277 Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

One of Palmer’s best neighborhoods, half-acre lots with city water and sewer. Find your lot, pick your floorplan, customize and build. Starting at $289,300.

Horizon Estates

Eagle Heights

Settlers Bay

Mountain views, a great central location and three-acre lots. Choose a lot and a floorplan and start construction on your dream home. Starting at $301,200.

Bluff lots with gorgeous mountain and inlet views. Under construction, purchase now and choose your finishes! Starting at $268,900

Live in one of Alaska’s only golf course communities on a half-acre lot with community water. Duplex lots available. Starting at $271,300.



Spinell Homes Inc, AK Contractor #220310, Res. #92 & 1572

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If recent events have taught us anything, it’s this: we have more work to do. Racism is real, tragically so. Discrimination, in all its forms, still casts a long shadow in this country, and too many are being denied the opportunities that all Americans deserve. Our commitment to the diverse communities we serve starts with a Code of Ethics. Our code sets a higher standard for fairness in housing than any federal law, it’s backed by a culture of member accountability, and it extends to our work on Capitol Hill, where we continue to advocate for meaningful change. At the National Association of REALTORS® we believe that fairness is worth fighting for, and we won’t stop until the fight is won. Because that’s who we are.

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$1,300,000 $450,000

1305 W 32nd Ave. Anchorage, AK 99503

Excellent midtown location!

3 story new construction concrete block warehouse. This building has never been occupied. Beefed up construction to include a 16”-18” concrete floor and designed to take a 10 ton bridge crane. 3 adjacent lots totaling 22,500 sf. Lots are flat and level with great visibility from Spenard Road. AK MLS# 19-17913


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Sam Steele Mobile: 907-240-9489 Work: 907-762-7565 Office: 907-563-5500 Email samsteele@ak.net

Jack White

Real Estate since 1953

Jack White Commercial 3801 Centerpoint Dr. #101 Anchorage, AK 99503

Buy, Sell with Elise Ell 907-242-0442 Elise Ell Buchholz

Jack White

Jack White Real Estate Mat Su 865 N. Seward Meridian Pkwy., #200 Wasilla, AK 99654

Real Estate since 1953

DENALI VIEW ESTATES Pick a lot to build on. Open to builders for purchase. Lots range from 1acre to 5+ acres.

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RE/MAX Frontier

Barickman & Associates 125 Evergreen, Ste 201 Palmer AK 99645

907.746.7890 rmfrontier.com

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