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Remodel Costs Compete with New Alaska Real Estate Home Expense

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Last week’s Rasmussen Reports survey reported that the majority (52%) of Americans consider their home to be a family’s best investment at the same time that the number of people who are choosing to remodel their home is on the rise. According to the Houzz & Home survey, the number of people who planned improvement projects rose a dynamic 12 % last year. Of those, 40% wanted to remodel their home or build an addition. While remodeling may be becoming … Continue reading

Real Estate Kenai Apartment Building Appeal Grows with Demo Shift

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Alaska Real Estate investors come from every kind of background, but all share a common trait: they like to think ahead. For that reason, investors eyeing Kenai Real Estate apartment building prospects may want to take a close look at what’s going on with the Millennial generation. For those of us who are a bit uncertain about which group is considered “Generation Y” and which are “Millennials,” there’s a reason for that. Both terms refer to the same group—everyone born … Continue reading

Family Health Fair 2014

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Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage will be holding a Family Health Fair. On Saturday April 12th, 2014 come take advantage of what health knowledge the hospital will be providing. There will be health and wellness education, demonstrations, seminars and activities. This event is for the whole family. Learn together about the importance of healthy eating habits and exercise. See the difference between a non-smoker and a smokers lungs. Teach your children the importance of being tobacco free for you health. … Continue reading

North Star Speed Way, Wasilla-AK

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 Its not NASCAR, but it’s as close as you can get this far north! Bring family and friends to North Star Speed way located in Wasilla, Alaska. Come experience racing in Alaska and have hours of fun entertainment! North Star Speedway is a safe, family-oriented destination fit for all your racing needs. With seating for over 3000 people, there will always be room for everyone. North Star Speedway features racing of the Legends cars, which were built in 1937 and … Continue reading

Kenai Real Estate Being Your Own Boss and Getting a Home Loan

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You don’t have to tell anyone who is self-employed in Alaska Real Estate that there are extra costs that go with the benefits. In addition to the long hours and weight of responsibility that come with the job description, getting a home loan has always added special challenges. Now that we are into the new Dodd-Frank era of federal oversight, some of the changes warrant an early heads-up. The 2010 legislation that went into effect on January 10 created the … Continue reading

50th Anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964

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March 27th, 1964 was a tragic day for the State of Alaska when the Great Alaska Earthquake struck the south-central region. The Anchorage Museum will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake. State and local officials join community leaders to recall the devastation brought by the earthquake and share stories of Alaskans and their survival. This Great Alaska Earthquake forever altered the Alaskan landscape in places like Anchorage, Seward and Valdez. Places on the Kenai Peninsula … Continue reading

American Consumers, Alaska Real Estate Housing Market Share Unfazed Outlook

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The details seem stubbornly worrisome. Mortgage requirements have grown stricter. The Federal Reserve may or may not turn off the cheap money spigot—and if anything causes the stock market to sputter, it’s uncertainty. Occasional bits of good news in the labor picture can’t overcome the fact that unemployment remains stuck on high in many states. All of this should be bad news for the housing market in Alaska Real Estate, except for one overriding factor: apparently, Alaskan consumers aren’t buying … Continue reading

Fiddler On The Roof presented by TBA Theatre

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Join us at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium for the Fiddler on the Roof!! Show is presented by TBA Theatre and directed by Erin Mitchell. TBA Theatre company’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, the award-winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal, opens March 21 at 7:00pm at UAA’s Wendy Williamson Auditorium and plays Fridays-Sundays through March 30. Humor, warmth and honesty are the heart of this Tony Award-winning, musical favorite. … Continue reading

Sooner or Later, Fed Changes Impact Anchorage Real Estate Home Loan Rates

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On January 6, the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, making it the first time ever that a woman has led the nation’s most important financial institution. In some respects, it makes her the most powerful woman in the United States. As with every personnel change in the Fed, Yellen’s rise has fostered plenty of concerns about the direction the Federal Reserve will take under her leadership. Since it’s the institution that determines the … Continue reading

Selling a Wasilla Real Estate Property Despite Neglectful Neighbors

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This spring, all signs point to our Alaska Real Estate market being a sizzling hot one. For anyone who will be selling a property soon, it’s time to take stock of the factors that will influence how attractive (and competitive) their offering will turn out to be, Always near the top of the list is, of course, location: location as geography (how close it is to Wasilla, Alaska’s key shopping, parks and recreation areas) and location as setting (how desirable … Continue reading

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