Our company is REMAX of Eagle River in Eagle River, Alaska
We are located at 11525 Old Glenn Hwy between Sleepy Dog Coffee and Starbucks in downtown Eagle River.
Don't be fooled, we're with the same world class REMAX brand, and the same world class realtors representing
Alaskans. We've just expanded our territory into the smaller bedroom community of Eagle River only about 21
minutes from downtown Anchorage, Alaska.
Hi, I'm Ken Jelinek here at REMAX of Eagle River.
I specialize in First Time Home SELLERS, but I also assist Home BUYERS of all kinds! Residential selling and buying
decisions are too big to allow to fail due to insufficient information! With that in mind, allow me to earn the right to be
YOUR Realtor for many years to come! To contact me immediately, call me on my CELL PHONE: 907-441-9505
Ken, How's the Market? Seasonal Inventory dropped - remains cyclical.
Current Inventory as of: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3rd day of Spring:
...527 (was 524) Active units, Selling 248/month = 2.1 (was 2.1) months inventory of Single Family Homes
...318 (was 293) Active units, Selling 84/month = 3.8 (was 3.3) months inventory of Condos - all types
...148 (was 125) Active units, Selling 27/month = 5.4 (was 4.4) months inventory of Income Properties
...308 (was 268) Active units, Selling 10.1/month = 31 (was 28) months inventory of Vacant Residential Land
...208 (was 203) Active units, Selling 54/month = 3.9 (was 3.8) months inventory of Homes over $450,000
...102 (was 98) Active units, Selling 16.5/mo = 6.2 (was 5.9) months inventory of Homes over $600,000
The National Association of Realtors says 6 month's inventory is "Balanced".
Less than 6 months may favor sellers. More than 6 months may favor buyers!
I believe "lower inventory" reflects the new "Balanced Market" because the world's
2008 financial problems kicked all speculation and "let's see" to the curb and
people are STAYING PUT unless they have to move or can't pass up a great deal!
* HOUSING ALERT: Single Family Homes under $450,000 are VERY STRONG
in favor of sellers with a low 1.7 months inventory - again! Single Family Homes
over $600,000 is a balanced market with 6.2 months inventory. Under three
months of inventory exists between $450,000 - $600,000. This means that under
$600,000 "should be" very much in favor of the sellers. But with all of the state
and muni budget turmoil in combination with the national lending and closing
restrictions, the number of qualified buyers is lower as well. This basically keeps
the markets somewhat more "in balance" - and not in favor of either side.
* This information alone affects everything from pricing strategy, to the days on
market, to the concessions and/or repairs sellers may have to address. Many
in real estate believe that the downward market forces on jobs, population, military,
oil prices, politics, etc. has continued to cool the market slower and down. However,
this inventory does not prove that to be true. But even with the lower very tight
inventory under $450K, buyers are either choosing not to purchase or the process
has become so strict that they cannot buy. I said it here first and I'll say it again:
* With this president and his agenda, I believe and predict
that Sustained Energy Independence, Beefed up Military, Improved
Infrastructure, Support of Police, Replacement of Nationalized Healthcare,
Lower Income and Business Tax Rates, Re-Patriating Corporate Profits
Held Overseas, and Adjusting the Balance of International Trade Deals
will all add millions of people with new jobs across the country paying
taxes and pursuing their own definitions of happiness. I also believe that
these improvements will affect positively and quickly, all of Alaska as well
as Anchorage specifically. Unless our local governments mess it up.
* Additionally, I predict that the "perception" of a better economy, political
atmosphere, and preserved national sovereignty will improve our nation's morale
and have a very positive and powerful effect on our nation's health! But whatever
the market we find ourselves in, it is important to remember that the real estate
market is always both a Beauty Contest (curb appeal) and a Talent Show (quality
and function). You must have the "Beauty" to get people to see the inside. And
then the house needs the "Talent" of quality and amenities to nudge people to
want to make an offer, or at least get more serious. More importantly, and above
all else, you always must be priced right!
WHAT'S FOR SALE - See ALL properties here
It's anonymous, it's comprehensive, it's free, and we don't try to contact you unless you want
us too! OR - you can Email me at OneGoodRealtor@gmail.com and tell me what you want, the
price range, bedrooms, bathrooms, parts of town, must haves, etc. I'll set you up with your own
Real Estate Portal and Auto Emails that will inform you of new listings first! It's way better than
relying on only the generic public access searches!
Putting back on market soon - call me! - An OASIS, a best kept secret! Private & comfortable. Sunny w/ view of mts, 38,000sf lot, spacious & stylish, very nicely appointed & lovingly maintained with all the best amenities for a full life! There is something for everyone here. Upgraded roof, heat, windows. Huge garage & shop, fenced in yard for pets/kids, great floor plan. Pride of ownership with 80's flair! It's either your own personal "Time Machine" that gives you that happy feeling you get when you're finally home. Pre-Sale inspection and all the repairs are completed. Many upgrades made. YUP, lot of home, ton of value! In Chugiak (googlemaps.com it for very easy directions). Very quick drive to Anchorage, Eagle River or the Valley. Great schools, nearby parks and literally within minutes of "Alaska" in many directions! Over 2800sf of living space, fenced in yard for pets or kids, pantry in kitchen, large and tall double garage with a shop that was used to make some of Alaska's premier custom knives. Asking approximately $360,000
PENDING - TOWNHOUSE with garage & fenced yard - 5701 E 6th Ave, #A - Great location near the expansive Russian Jack Parks & Trails. Very stylish duplex style townhouse! Lots of light, spacious kitchen w/ pantry, convenient half bath downstairs, separate dining area with garden door to fenced yard, organized closet in master br, wood laminate flooring throughout, an arrow shot to JBER entrance. Amazing upstairs bath! Nice kitchen appliances, high end young W/D set! YIKES - sellers have TEENAGERS - which is why they need a bigger home! $204,500
PENDING: Downtown Patio Condo - 1605 Sitka, #103 - FHA, AHFC, CONV financing available in this project.
FANTASTIC LOCATION! Easy access for all UMED! Chester Creek trails & parks right out the front. Huge manicured lawn right out the back! Ground floor condo w/ pvt patio. $7,000 matching S/S Kitchen appliances & W/D set! F/P, Jet Tub, Storage Unit, LIGHT/BRIGHT w/ South Exp! Super convenient to downtown, midtown, Merrill field & Glenn Hwy. Covered parking, secure bldg, DUES INCLUDE HEAT, CABLE, INSURANCE. 865sf, 2br, 1bth, carport.
NEW PRICE MARCH 13, 2017: $132,900.
SOLD, CLOSED, RECORDED - All good financing available! Southern sun in all 4 bedrms. Good as new with over 1513sf, spotless, nice design & floor plan, vaulted ceilings, 2 full baths, gas f/p, 2car htd garage, On Demand heating sys, heavy shelving in garage, lots of storage, pvt balcony, centrally located & quick commutes, View of Chugach Mtns & Eagle River! Great location to relax with commute or not. 2WD works all year! See details and all pictures here: MLS: 16-17211
SOLD, CLOSED, RECORDED - Privacy, LARGE GARAGE, LARGE HOME - Over 30,000sf lot, over 2400sf home, over 550sf master suite with private deck, over 700sf heated garage. All the ingredients to make it into exactly what you want! And the price is right compared to all the comps! SEE DETAILS & PICTURES HERE. - Call your licensee, or call me your Realtor with questions or for a showing! Cell: 907-441-9505. 23806 Hilltop Dri, Chugiak, AK.
SOLD, CLOSED, RECORDED - Contemporary, well appointed, Lite & Brite! Near trails, schools, parks. Landscaping, vaulted ceilings, spacious eat-in kitchen w/BBQ deck, warm sunroom for plants & office/den, his/her closets, dbbl vanity in master suite, custom built cedar window seat in stairs alcove, lower level family room could double as so many things - gym, man cave, hobbies, play, etc. Laundry room, dbbl garage - Call your licensee, or call me your Realtor with questions.
SOLD, CLOSED, RECORDED - SFH - Beautiful home on southside! Large living room w/ wood laminate flooring, oversized windows, vaulted ceilings & fireplace, fenced yard, space in garage for shop/storage, shed, balcony, on bike trails, close to parks, schools, shopping, very convenient access to every other part of town, gas stove, some landscaping and a partial mountain view, pull down stairs to attic, nice lighting & highlights, on Cathedral - Call your, or call me your Realtor with questions.