Discovering New Frontiers In The Mat-Su Valley!

A move to Alaska years ago became the adventure of a lifetime for Duane Mathes.

His passion for this unspoiled wilderness has shaped the role he now plays as one of the Mat-Su Valley’s most respected real estate professionals.

It’s easy to see that Duane is as genuine and as down-to-earth as the area he loves and thrives on helping people Discover a New Frontier.

Congratulation to Duane for being voted
Valley Board of REALTORS® 2012 REALTOR® of the Year 

If you have seen one of my yard signs and want more information
you can view my Featured Listings

or

You can search the Alaska MLS here.
If you find a property that you would like to see or
make an offer on please don’t hesitate to contact me.

A Lower Payment is Your Choice

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94% of purchasers last year opted for a fixed-rate mortgage at some of the lowest rates in home buying history.  Yet, some of them will pay more in interest than necessary based on the time they&...   More Information...

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An Exchange Means More to Reinvest

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Section 1031 exchange for rental and investment real estate is a tool that allows investors to move the gain from one property to another without immediate income tax consequences.  An instant b...   More Information...

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Is the Window Closing?

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With interest rates lower than they’ve been in over 40 years, it may be difficult to think of a “window of opportunity” closing.  However, it isn’t difficult to understand...   More Information...

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Looking for the Largest Deduction

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IRS allows taxpayers the option to take the standard deduction or the itemized deduction.  The astute taxpayer will compare to see which one will result in the greatest deduction and the election...   More Information...

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What’s the Point?

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Prepaid interest, sometimes called “points”, is generally tax deductible when a person pays them in connection with buying, building or improving their principal residence.  When poin...   More Information...

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How’s Your IQ on the QM?

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The Qualified Mortgage Rule came into effect on January 14, 2014 as one of the results to the Dodd Frank Reform Act to protect consumers from predatory lending practices.  This will affect the un...   More Information...

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