An interesting article came out in Realtor Magazine recently that discussed some extra important considerations buyers should have before signing their sales contract. Two of these considerations really stuck out for our Mat-Su Valley home buyers including the nighttime atmosphere of a home and the commute.

Obviously living in Alaska greatly affects our daylight and nighttime hours in the winter and summer months. While there isn't much we can do to change this, the positioning and design of your home can impact the light that you receive in your home and when you receive it. If your bedroom faces northeast you will get the morning sunrise and if your backyard faces southwest you'll get more of the evening daylight. Other nighttime considerations is how or if your neighborhood changes in the evening. If you live near a business district or shopping area, you may notice more traffic in your area in the evenings and on the weekends.

The other important consideration this article points out is the commute. If you are planning on becoming a Mat-Su Borough resident, have you actually tried the commute to Anchorage during your work schedule? Even starting 15 minutes later or earlier can make a difference in your commute time from the Valley to the Municipality of Anchorage.

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