Yvette Belisle

Yvette Belisle

Associate Broker 17864 English
2213 E Tudor Road, Area 51 Anchorage AK 99507
(907) 868-2811

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Is A No-Fee Mortgage Right For You?

By Yvette Belisle - June 17, 2020
There are a lot of upfront costs involved in buying a home. And in an effort to cut those costs and save money on their purchase, some buyers go with a no-fee mortgage. A no-fee mortgage is just what it sounds like; it’s a mortgage that doesn’t charge borrowers any lender fees, closing costs, or other upfront fees. But the question is—is a no-fee mortgage right for you? A&nb

As Pandemic Restrictions Are Loosened, Americans Are Ready To Buy Real Estate

By Yvette Belisle - June 15, 2020
COVID-19 and the resulting stay-at-home orders had many people putting their real estate plans on hold. But as restrictions are lifted and the country continues to open, it looks like the coronavirus has actually made people more eager to buy than they were pre-pandemic. According to a recent survey from LendingTree, 53 percent of home buyers said they were more likely to buy a home in th

Curb Appeal Is Important When Selling During The Pandemic

By Yvette Belisle - June 12, 2020
You only get to make a first impression once, which is why curb appeal is such a critical part of selling your home. And while curb appeal is always important, it’s especially important now, when COVID-19 is preventing would-be buyers from touring the inside of your home as freely as normal. While restrictions are being lifted, and life is getting back to some form of normalcy, you will

Installing A Fence? Here Are A Few Tips

By Yvette Belisle - June 10, 2020
Fencing adds a decorative, finished touch to your property at the same time it keeps kids and pets in, and critters out. It also affords privacy, allowing you to wall in your own front or backyard oasis. Naturally, most homeowners want fencing that boosts their curb appeal without breaking the bank or requiring too much upkeep. With that in mind, belwo is a snapshot of the most common types of

Technology Features That Will Help You Sell Your Home During The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Yvette Belisle - June 08, 2020
Traditionally, when you sell your home, you want to get as many people in to see your property as possible; open houses and frequent tours from potential buyers are the norms. But social distancing is changing all of that—and if you want to sell your home in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, you need to offer ways for would-be buyers to experience your home virtually. A recent

5 Benefits of Homeownership (That People Often Forget About)

By Yvette Belisle - June 05, 2020
When you work in real estate, you spend much of your time in the weeds of a transaction, so it’s easy to forget about the true joy that comes from home ownership. At the end of the day, after all the paperwork is signed, after the champagne has been uncorked, real estate is all about real people being able to call someplace their own—a small slice of earth where they can lay their h

Are Mortgage Rates Headed Below 3 Percent?

By Yvette Belisle - June 03, 2020
In March, mortgage rates in the United States hit an all-time low of 3.29 percent—and have hovered near that low ever since. But according to the most recent Housing Forecast from Fannie Mae, mortgage rates could drop even lower in the coming year, potentially dipping below 3 percent for the first time. In the housing forecast, Fannie Mae predicts that mortgage rates for 2020 will

How To Check Out A Potential Neighborhood When You’re Following Stay-at-Home Orders

By Yvette Belisle - June 01, 2020
The coronavirus is completely changing the real estate industry, and stay-at-home orders have presented unique challenges for buyers. Not only are they unable to tour properties in person, but, in some areas, they also can’t walk around the neighborhood and get a feel for whether it’s the kind of neighborhood they want to call home. But just because you can’t explore an area

Google Search Popularity For The Term “Homes For Sale” Jumps 54 Percent

By Yvette Belisle - June 01, 2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many potential buyers decided to put their home search on hold. But it looks like buyers are getting back to searching for homes online. According to recent analysis from LendingTree, which analyzed Google search data, search interest value for the term “homes for sale,” which measures the popularity of a search term on a scale of 1 to 100, jump
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