Dave is back in business with Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group-Wasilla & 2017 Market statistics

I hope you are all having a great start to 2018. After 5 good years with RE/MAX Dynamic of the Valley I decided to join Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group-Wasilla in order to better grow my business to the next level.  First and foremost, providing the very best service & guidance to my clients is my highest priority. I look forward to improving my ability to communicate, give good advice & appreciate the relationships I am privileged to have. 

My office is located at the Real Estate Center, upstairs, 1981 E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy, #205, Wasilla AK 99654. I’m planning to help about 50 buyers & sellers in 2018 and as always, am honored to be trusted by so many great clients. Thanks!

 I also wanted to finish up and share some insights-statistics looking back at 2017. Here is a summary and I look forward to any questions or comments.

 Summary of 2017 Residential & Multi-Family Sales from Dave Johnson, your local market expert. Analysis is for the “Core Area” of the Mat-Su Valley and is derived from Alaska MLS statistics. 

Total Residential Sales                 1587          % of Total Sales             

$0-100,000                                      49               3%   

$100-200,000                                 335             21%

$200-300,000                                 743             47% 

$300-400,000                                 330             21%

$400-500,000                                 106              7%

$500-600,000                                  29               2%

$600,000+                                       15               1%

Here is New Construction 2016 & 2017. The pace has slowed a bit but really, not that much as you can see!

New Construction 2016                  331             19%                     

New Construction 2017                  278             17.5%

Now we have Multi-Family properties 2,3 or 4 units only, in the “core area of the valley. Notice the increase in 2017. Are we overbuilt? I hear vacancy rates are rising and rents are dropping, especially with multi units. Single family rentals seem to be doing fine. The demand seems to be remaining strong however and still, over the long term, owning rental properties is one of the best ways to gain wealth. I don’t expect prices to drop a great deal but there are good buys out there, especially with existing units.

Multi-Family 2,3,4 Plex 2016            99

Multi-Family 2,3,4 Plex 2017          118

Contact me if you are considering a move in 2018. Thanks!

Polygon Map Search

I’ve got a fun new tool for you to use!  It’s called Polygon.

With the polygon tool, you have the ability to limit search results to a specific area you map. This is great for avoiding certain areas and zooming in on specific areas you’re interested in.

Polygon tool search results

Some cool things you can do with the tool include:

  • Set up a map search to view all the listings inside the shape that you draw
  • Set up saved searches that send you listings inside a shape that you draw

Saved Searches

To use the polygon tool in your map search, you’ll want to do the following:

  1. In any of my search tools on this website, click Advanced Search.
  2. Refine your search in terms of price, minimum beds, baths, etc.  You will want to do this before creating your polygon shape otherwise the data will not transfer over.
  3. Click on Map Search.
  4. Click on the Polygon tool. It’s located at the top center of your map and looks like this:
    Polygon tool
  5. Click on your map where you would like to create a vertex in your shape.  Do not hold down your mouse button and drag. You must click to drop down a vertex, and then the line will follow your mouse until you click again.
  6. Mouse over each blue dot within the shape you’ve created to see a snapshot of the property.
  7. Click Save this Search.

Here’s a video of how it works in action!  (This video will open in a new window.)  Or contact me and I’ll be happy to help.  I can even set up searches for you.

My new FREE mobile app does it all!

screenshot of Dave's mobile app 20150209Exciting!  I’ve got a brand-new FREE mobile app to share with you that will enable you to find real estate of all types (homes, multi-family, lots, commercial) for sale closest to you all around Alaska.  You can also find open houses, see new listings, and even access a mortgage calculator!  If you find a property you love, you can call me immediately right from within the app.

Download it now by clicking here !

Advanced features allow you to look up the address of a particular house you’re interested in.  Plus you can specify house types, price ranges, number of beds and baths, square footage, lot size, and other options!  You can’t lose.  It’s easy to use and did I mention FREE?

Get it by texting AlaskaDave to 87778 !