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Snow, Lights, Family, and buyers looking at my house?

by Eric Bushnell

Snow, Lights, Family, and buyers looking at my house?

If you need to sell your home this is probably what you thinking about.  I've had many conversations over the years with Realtors and Sellers about the merits of having a home on the market during the holidays.  It is my belief that this is one of the best time to sell a home during the winter months. 

I understand we have holidays coming.  Next week is Thanksgiving, for some families Hanukkah is coming next, and then we have Christmas and New Years Day!  We all have events planned, relatives may be coming to visit, or you may be hosting your annual Christmas party.  Lets be honest with ourselves, we always have something going on.  Now is never a great time to change things in our daily routines.

Here's why selling your home right now is a good idea.

First - Your home will be decorated for the holidays and most likely looks very festive.  You will have bright lights, wonderful selling decorations, and the lights will be on showcasing what a wonderful home this is.

Second - By having it decorated show that this home can be lived in and that it is a fun home, it has character. 

Third - There is less competition on the market.  Many people are not reading this blog article and have pulled there home off the market, their going to be smart and wait until next spring and sell it then.  Which is when the snow is melting and your yard will look horrible.  Right now its covered with a blanket of beautiful white snow that sparkles under  Christmas lights you've installed on the exterior of your home, saying look at me, I'm Beautiful!

Fourth - Interest rates are very low right now and provide buyers incentive to purchase.  In the spring there is a good chance they will inch upwards, or worse go way up to 6 or 7%, right now rate are hovering at 4%.  If rates go up buyer budgets go down, which means less people can afford your beautiful home.

So now is the time to put your home on the market.  I am sure there might be a couple of negatives, like the buyers might want to come during your Christmas party, but worst things have happened.  You can always reschedule, or invite them to join you!  You never know what might happen!

Hears to the Holidays and a wonderful New Year!


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News from the Hill

by Eric Bushnell

U.S. Senate – Events 

Alaska’s Historic Day in the Senate --

Alaskan Impact: Today in an overwhelming 87-8 vote, Sharon Gleason became the first woman to be nominated as a federal District Court judge in Alaska – where she will serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska.  Prior to the vote, Senator Murkowski spoke of Gleason’s excellent qualifications:

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America’s Energy Update

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this morning on the Quadrennial Energy Review Act (S. 1703), which Sen. Murkowski has co-sponsored. The legislation would require the Department of Energy to conduct a review every four years to help develop a coordinated, government-wide energy policy. Currently, there is no regular, high-level assessment of whether our policies are effective – and whether they can be consolidated, improved or repealed. Given the energy challenges we are facing today, it is appropriate to require something similar to the quadrennial review conducted by the Department of Defense.

6:00am AKDT  

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing

Topic: “Energy’s Quadrennial Technology Review”

Testimony from:

  • Energy Undersecretary for Science Steven Koonin
  • Ernest Moniz, director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Energy Initiative


U.S. Troops Leaving Iraq. What next?

 Alaskan Impact: 550 Alaska-based soldiers will be leaving Iraq next month – but a debate in Washington, DC is asking whether Iran will publicize this as a victory for their “unified resistance.” Today, the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee.  The Iran question was asked, along with if we’re leaving enough troops in Iraq to defend our accomplishments.


5:30am AKDT  

Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing

Topic: “Iraq Security Issues”

Testimony from:

  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
  • Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 Question to Secretary of Defense: Is our withdrawal “a propaganda victory” for Iran?


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House of Representatives – Events

Adapting U.S. Defense for a Frugal Era

Alaskan Impact: Within months, approximately 10 percent of America’s forces on the ground in Afghanistan will be Alaska-based, making it imperative to focus on Pentagon research and development of new technologies to keep Americans safe – especially with looming defense budget cuts. Unmanned Drones developed for Afghanistan have already been employed to help border patrol agents in California and Texas, with plans for more to be added to protect our forces around the world.

6:00am AKDT  

House Homeland Security Committee Hearing

Topic: “Using Defense Technology for Border Security”

Testimony from:

  • Mark Borkowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office
  • Paul Benda, Director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Paul Stockton, Assistant Defense Secretary for Homeland Defense



Anchorage - America's most liveable City

by Eric Bushnell

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Lee Realty, LLC
Lee Realty, LLC.
5050 Dunbar Drive #F
Wasilla AK 99654
Office: 907-376-0119
Fax: (907) 376-4039




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