Monday Market Memo– April 8-14, 2014 April 14th, 2014

Categories: For Buyers

1882 N Dodge

1882 N Dodge

Here are the real estate statistics for this week.

And just in time for spring. Notice that the chart shows 56 new listings and 42 pendings for the week. That is an active market folks.

If you are in the market to buy or sell, now is the time to do it.

For buyers interest rates are still good. This is your chance to lock in a great rate an still get in a home for a reasonable price. There are about 30 more homes on the market this week than there were last week.

For sellers we are currently seeing lots of multiple offers on good homes.

We pended two homes for buyers today. In both cases our buyers were competing with others but won the bid. Primarily this was because they were prepared to act.

Check out the home in the top left. It’s on 2.5 acres, was built in 2005 and has over 2,300 square feet with a two car attached garage and it’s set up for horse. Price at only $239,900.

Email us by clicking the contact button in the top row or just call Marty at 232-7900.



Number of Listings Average Price Median Price DOM
New 56 $246,717 $241,500
Total Active 692 $276,452 $235,000 144
Pending 42 $224,060 $227,450 67
Closed 20 $206,345 $193,750 87

Take a look at last week’s Market Memo for a comparison.

Written by Marty Van Diest

Monday Market Memo for April 1-7, 2014 April 7th, 2014

Categories: For Buyers

Victory Chalet $275,000 on 1.66 acre

Victory Chalet
$275,000 on 1.66 acre

At last, the Monday Market Memo is BACK!!

And just in time for spring. Notice that the chart shows 55 new listings and 50 pendings for the week. That is an active market folks.

I also note that there are 666 total listings on the market in the valley, not that this means anything.

If you are in the market to buy or sell, now is the time to do it.

For buyers the selection is best for the next 2 months. More homes will be hitting the market each week so watch closely. If you would like us to put you on a watch just let us know your criteria and we will send you the hot listings every day.

For sellers it’s important not to wait too long because buyers are out there right now. If your house is priced right it will get action.

Email us by clicking the contact button in the top row or just call Marty at 232-7900.



Number of Listings Average Price Median Price DOM
New 55 $238,630 $229,900
Total Active 666 $277,333 $234,700 143
Pending 50 $204,098 $229,900K/strong> 67
Closed 27 $204,207 $200,000 97

This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by, and to, the subscribers of Alaska Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (AK MLS, Inc.). AK MLS, Inc. does not guarantee nor is it in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by AK MLS, Inc. is for its own use and may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

Written by Marty Van Diest

7129 E Finger Cove, Wasilla March 13th, 2014

Categories: For Buyers, My Listings



4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom
Tons of Finger Lake Frontage
$525,000

This is a 4,320 sqft home with 1.45 acres by Finger Lake. Three stories, three car detached garage, dock with stairs down to the lake. Deck and Balcony overlook Finger Lake, other views include Pioneer Peak and the Knik Glacier.

Office Area

The home offers 4 bedrooms plus an great office area, sauna, hot tub and big living and family rooms. There are fireplaces in both main gathering areas, and separate utility and laundry rooms. Each floor has a full bathroom.

Kitchen plus pantry, dining, living and 2 bedrooms/1bath are on the second floor with indoor and outdoor access to the ground floor. The massive master bedroom with walk-in closet is on the top floor and boasts some beautiful lake views.

Hot Tub


The ground floor has newer carpeting and includes a great office
area, huge family room, laundry/utility, full bathroom, sauna and hot tub area with cool accent tiles.

Easy commute from this home… only 40 minutes from Muldoon.
Click through the photos below, click “FS” to view them full screen.

7129 E Finger Cove

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Written by Marty Van Diest

65680 S Victory Road, Chickaloon March 11th, 2014

Categories: Alaskana, My Listings

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3+Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$275,000

This is a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind log home about an hour’s drive northeast of Palmer. It was built by Marvin DenBleyker, the same builder as our listing on Floyd’s in Palmer. Quality work, with an Alaskan flair.

The soaring two-story living room is warmed by a wood stove, with a pass through to the large kitchen. A solid wood wraparound creates a low bar/table at one end of the kitchen. This home is cozy, warm, and full of craftsman style.
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The full deck out the front offers plenty of space to sit out and enjoy Alaskan summers with barbecues and summer game nights. Large walk-through mudroom, and two car garage with a bonus room on the back.

The home has 2,116 sqft and sits on a 2 acre lot. It’s located in one of my most favorite communities in Alaska: Victory. It sits about an hour’s drive north east of Palmer, and is filled with great people! The community is centered around Victory Bible Camp and Conference Center, near multiple lakes and less than 15 minutes from the Matanuska Glacier.
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Please click through the photos below, click on the FS button to view them fullscreen.

65680 S Victory

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Written by Marty Van Diest

Dancer’s Workshop March 3rd, 2014

Categories: 365 Things To Do In The Mat-Su Valley

Dancer's Workshop

Dancer’s Workshop

Come join the fun at Dancers Workshop in Wasilla!

We are committed to providing dance students with solid dance education in a caring and nurturing environment. We offer a complete curriculum, including Mommy & Me (18 months to 2), Ballet for ages 3 and up, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballroom and more! Join the families at the Dancers Workshop and discover what dance can do for you or your child.

Dancers Workshop
[email protected]
907.373.0525

Written by Marty Van Diest

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