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What you need to know about alaska new construction, kibe lucas team real estateAt first glance, buying a new home seems like a fantastic option – I mean what’s not to like. You don’t have to deal with the footprints left by previous owners and you can even have a say in many of the home’s final details. If you get in early enough, you can even choose the lay-out or go with a fully custom home.

But, just like the purchase of any home, new or old, there are certain pitfalls you could easily find yourself in. It can be a great option for many just arm yourself with the information to go in as an informed consumer. Here’s what you need know before buying an Alaska new construction home.

Get to the Know the Area

By their very nature, developments of new construction homes tend to be built away from urban centers, in much more

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a few low cost ways to boost your alaska home's property valueWhen it comes to home improvement, it can be incredibly easy to spend, spend, spend. If you’ve ever hired a contractor or taken your car to be professionally serviced at the garage, you know how easily one simple repair can balloon into a laundry list of costly items.

This doesn’t have to be your reality though. We’ve compiled a few low-cost ways you can boost your Alaska home’s sales value without re-mortgaging the property you're about to sell.

Look Down

The flooring is the cornerstone of any home. It’s ever-present and hard to miss – that goes double for the potential home buyers you’re hoping to attract.

So, take careful stock of your flooring and assess how much love it needs (or deserves). A professional carpet cleaning is an inexpensive

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alaska's most expensive home

A new home has entered the market, shattering the previous record for most expensive home in Alaska. Many properties sell themselves as being truly one-of-a-kind, but few can stake as strong a claim as this expansive $6.5 million Anchor Point home.

Positioned at the mouth of the Cook Inlet about 200 miles south of Anchorage, this truly unique Anchor Point home boasts unrestricted views looking out into the endless Gulf of Alaska, from its own private beach. The stunning view may be the property's most enduring draw, but it certainly isn't among its most one-of-a-kind selling points. The property's most unique selling features include an incredible 25-acre private golf course and a gold mine. Yep, you heard that right, a bonafide gold mine. First

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community spotlight: eagel river, akEagle River may technically be part of the municipality of Anchorage, but it’s certainly got a history and a character all its own. If it weren’t a part of Anchorage, the smaller area would actually still be among the five most populous cities in the state.

Located in the breathtaking shadow of the Chugach Mountain range near the Elmendorf-Richardson Military Base, Eagle River is considered to be the main gateway to the wonderfully picturesque Chugach State Park, the third largest park in Alaska. The scenic Eagle River Road stretches out from the community 13 miles into the heart of the mountain range. There, visitors will find engaging hiking trails and tantalizing viewpoints of mountain peaks in all directions.

A Trip Back in Time…

The small

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Alaska Real Estate

Alaska has seen a slow (but steady) increase in population over the last several years, as more and more people are looking to relocate to this beautiful state. Recently, Alaska surpassed North Dakota in terms of overall population to become the 47th largest state in the US. Alaska is also the largest US state in terms of surface area, as it amasses over 660,000 square miles.

That begs the question, with so much space, and a constant increase in population, where are the best places in Alaska to purchase a new home?

Let’s take a look at three areas in Alaska perfect for prospective homebuyers.


Willow is often referred to as Alaska’s recreation capital. A name that could not be any more appropriate. This area has absolutely

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benefits of matsu valley new homes

There are innumerable details to consider when it comes to buying a Mat-Su Valley home.

Which neighborhood is the right one for you, and your family?
What style of home lines up with your lifestyle? Condo, townhome, or detached home?
What mortgage terms am I looking for?
Should I buy new or find a resale property?

That last question is among the most important, and could have a long-lasting impact far into your new life as a home owner. The purchase of a resale can certainly bring with it numerous savings and rustic charms, but let’s not forget the hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars that will go toward maintaining the property, and managing repairs

Why not choose a Mat-Su Valley new home? The new construction industry

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community spotlight: palmer, akFound in the heart of Alaska’s breadbasket, the Mat-Su Valley, Palmer is the unique agricultural center that has been able to distinguish itself from the surrounding landscape. Whereas many of the small centers that make up the Matanuska-Susitna Valley owe their histories mainly to resource-based mining industries, Palmer’s origins are quite different.

Palmer got its name from early entrepreneur George W. Palmer, who opened up the region’s very first trading post in the mid 1890s. At first, Palmer was much like the rest of the valley, with a fairly level population number, with the majority of local residents employed in the resource industry. That would all change with the intervention of a certain US President.

Unique Beginnings

The change more

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The Kibe Lucas Real Estate Team, based out of Wasilla, AK, is your premiere resource for real estate throughout the Matsu Valley, and Southcentral Alaska!

We're proud to present you with four of our hottest listings currently on the market. If any of these interest you at all, we encourage you to contact Kibe Lucas online or call 1-907-357-4663 to book a tour before it's too late.

5316 E Hart Lake Loop - Wasilla, AK

A beautiful home in a premier aviation community in the Matsu Valley. What more could a Wasilla-area pilot ask for? This ample 1,770 home sits on nearly an acre and features a dedicated plane tie-down and close access to a dedicated landing strip. The large master suite enjoys a dedicate ensuite bathroom with jetted bathtub and

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The unrelenting natural beauty of the Matsu Valley is indescribabe, and a priceless treasure for each and every resident of the region. The Wasilla homes on the other hand certainly have a price tag attached. The Greater Wasilla region, just north of Anchorage, provides a breathtaking array of superbly crafted, and expertly styled homes just waiting to be discovered in a variety of price ranges to suit just about every home buyer.

Now, the below homes may not be within reach of the average home buyer, but they showcase the possibilities available within this beautiful corner of the globe. Let your dreams run wild as we explore what $2 million dollars will buy you in the Greater Wasilla area of Southcentral Alaska!

4471 E Grumman Circle, Wasilla -

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5 questions you shoudl ask when buying an alaska forclosurePurchasing a foreclosed property can be an alluring prospect. Who hasn’t dreamed of discovering a “diamond in the rough” or a “hidden gem” and turning it into something truly special? But just like the purchase of any type of real estate, you should consider a few important details.

We’ve compiled a few important questions you should be asking yourself before you get too far into your Alaska foreclosure search.

Is it really something you can afford?

It’s that low initial purchase price that attracts many would-be home buyers to the foreclosure market. You should keep in mind that a low initial purchase can be a misrepresentation of the overall investment you’ll have to make. Foreclosures are often “as-is” and therefore may require a sizable

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