Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK Real Estate News

By Larry & Jacque Ficek, Realtors - Wasilla Alaska
(Alaska Dream Makers)
HOW DO WE HANDLE REAL ESTATE IN 14 DEGREE BELOW ZERO WEATHER?With a pick ax of course! This is just an example of a home sale where, in 14 degrees BELOW zero temperatures, our real estate sign needed to be taken down. We use large steel bases and heavy 4 x 4 posts for our signs so even on a good day they take some muscle. The steel base works great to keep the signs in place with any wind but, with the snow and ice built up at driveway corners, we tend to have to break them loose this time of year (hence the pick ax and the 'here's Johnny' face).Just another example of some of the extremes we go through to 'get the job done' for you! In case the temperature scared you a little, we recently went to Montana and it was 27 below zero. Back in Wasilla the temp went back up to being in the 30...
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By Victoria Roberts, Associate Broker, Bringing Homes, People and Communities Together
(EXP Realty - Unity Home Group)
1029 South Felton Street, Palmer, AK Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2153 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Palmer Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Palmer Alaska Homes for Sale Presented By: Victoria Roberts Real Estate Brokers of Alaska 907-351-9434 Licensed In: Alaska License #: ak.16251   Schedule a Showing/Request Info  
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By Victoria Roberts, Associate Broker, Bringing Homes, People and Communities Together
(EXP Realty - Unity Home Group)
Check These Late Summer Tips to Ready Your Home for FallFall is fast approaching, and with it, the need for home maintenance. According to experts, the most important tasks for late summer are:Painting the ExteriorLower humidity and cooler temperatures make late summer and early fall ideal times to paint the exterior of the home.Cleaning Gutters and DownspoutsClear all drainage areas of leaves and debris, and consider installing gutter guards.Inspecting the RoofHire a licensed professional to examine the roof for wear and tear. (If the shingles are buckling, cracking or curling, it is time to replace them.) Be sure the professional assesses the flashing around chimneys, pipes and/or skylights.Turning Off Hose ValvesTurn off the valves to exterior hose bibs to prevent water pipes from bu...
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By Larry & Jacque Ficek, Realtors - Wasilla Alaska
(Alaska Dream Makers)
What value do your get with a local Wasilla Realtor with DECADES of experience? There are several valuable traits to having local professionals on your side. Here are a few: We KNOW the area, the neighborhoods and we have probably sold a home nearby (or possible even that home)! We can provide you with a history of the home including past sales info, property history, prior disclosures and prior listing photos (sometimes a great tool to see the home from a different point of view). We can provide you with great tips on getting your home ready for sale (and answer questions like do you need an inspection or appraisal first?) and what to do to get ready for showings. We can walk you through homes to point out the good, bad, and 'not so great' features to help you make the right buying dec...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Gold Mining in Alaska, with a Pretty Girl  When going gold mining, some men bring along huge machines, large crews and all the trimming that their debt will allow, but not me I am happy to bring along a pretty girl. It is fun sitting on a log with a view of Mount McKinley just outside of Talkeetna watching my girl play in the water of the Susitna River.   I was not planning to do any gold mining while on my Alaska trip in pursuit of some timber land, but the pans were sitting there in Walmart inviting me on a little diversion.   Today as I sit here watching Sally pan for gold, and panning a bit myself, I am glad that I took an afternoon off to seek a bit of the metal that brought a rush of people to this great land.  We did not find any gold, but it was fun playing in the water with my ...
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By Victoria Roberts, Associate Broker, Bringing Homes, People and Communities Together
(EXP Realty - Unity Home Group)
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Your Oasis     Just Listed       Follow This Home! Schedule a Showing/Request Info Wasilla Homes for Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth? Anchorage Homes for Sale      PRESENTED BY         Victoria Roberts Jack White Real Estate 907-351-9434 MLS#: 14-17028 Licensed In: Alaska License #: 16251     Questions? Schedule a Showing!                         Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property.             View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & School information here at the updated Virtual Tour!   647 N Tara Street Houston, AK   $ click for current price   $2...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Gold Mining in Alaska, with a Pretty Girl     When going gold mining, some men bring along huge machines, large crews and all the trimming that their debt will allow, but not me I am happy to bring along a pretty girl. It is fun sitting on a log with a view of Mount McKinley just outside of Talkeetna watching my girl play in the water of the Susitna River.   I was not planning to do any gold mining while on my Alaska trip in pursuit of some timber land, but the pans were sitting there in Walmart inviting me on a little diversion.   Today as I sit here watching Sally pan for gold, and panning a bit myself, I am glad that I took an afternoon off to seek a bit of the metal that brought a rush of people to this great land.   We did not find any gold, but it was fun playing in the water with...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Time For a Little Trip, care to join us? Forests of the Mat-Su Valley.   Though much of Alaska is fairly barren of good forest land, there are other areas with immense forests. The Mat-Su Valley in South Central Alaska is one of the better areas with extensive forests growing on good soils, fueled with moderate climate and ample moisture We encountered plenty of this moisture as we did a little tromping through the forests. Most of the forests that we encountered in this area were rather consistent with miles and miles of White Birch and Spruce. Both of which are good trees, though they are short lived species, and most of the stands that we encountered were far past their lifespans, at least for a healthy forest. It does concern me in that as they die off slowly they are generally repl...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Time For a Little Trip, care to join us? Breakfast Feast at the Talkeetna Roadhouse.       Huge breakfasts of eggs, potatoes, and delightful baked goods.    Meals served family style on huge tables with a gregarious mix of locals, tourists, and miners; all visiting while starting their day in the adventure of Alaska.  Each day at breakfast you can count on meeting interesting people from all over with interesting stories and plans for their day in Alaska.     After breakfast you can relax w a pastry in the lounge while using the free wifi to catch up with business at home, write a blog post, or just send some pics to the family.     Of all the places in Alaska, this little log cabin that started out as a stopover for mountain climbers was our favorite location that we can’t wait to get ...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Time For a Little Trip, care to join us? A few sights on the way to Camp. After leaving the Portage Glacier we headed north towards the forests that we are here to check out. But before getting too far north we made a few stops in Anchorage to pickup supplies and do a bit of touristing. Santa was not in when we stopped by so we visited with one of his reindeer instead. Next Sally met a very big fellow who seemed to be made of stone. A replica of the cairn type trail markers often found in some of the rugged parts of the state that are too harsh for trees or much of anything other than rocks and ice. Next we met this fellow who appears to be hopelessly lost, somebody should really tell him that this is black and brown bear country, his friends and relatives seldom get south of the tundra...
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Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz - 17 Days in ALASKA 8/12/2014     Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz - 17 Days in ALASKA 8/12/2014   Vegas Bob just arrived back in Las Vegas yesterday after spending 17 wonderful relaxing days in ALASKA.   Robert traveled all over, hiked, fished, took many photographs and videos of his exciting visit to ALASKA.   For the next several weeks Robert will be uploading videos to YouTube & photographs along with posted blogs to many different networks ... like:   FaceBook, YouTube, 4 Google+ accounts, Twitter, LinkedIn, ActiveRain and 3 different websites ... "So Stay Tuned"   Here are just a couple photos from my visit to Alaska, the top photo was taken at Seward Alaska ... And the photo below was taken at Hatchers Pass, 15 miles north of Wasilla Alaska ;o)     Alaska Airline...
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By Kristan Cole, The Kristan Cole Team
(Keller Williams Realty - Kristan Cole Team)
Looking for someone who can sell your home in Alaska?    Our Commitment to You...   Here are the benefits you receive when you list your property with The Kristan Cole Team that you don’t get (all of) with any other REALTOR®. 1. FREE use our 15' moving truck: Reservations are on a first-come basis, but you can use our moving truck for any local move for free. You can schedule the truck here on our site. Click here to register! 2. Visual tour of your home: An interactive video tour of your home posted to our websites – kristancole.com & allalaskaproperties.com as well as syndication to all major real estate websites. 3. Reflective signs with text code lead capture sign riders: Buyers can call or text the number on the sign and receive instant information about your home 24 hours a day.  ...
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By Dave Johnson, Daves Alaska Homes
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group-Wasilla)
Current Mortgage/Interest Rates for MATANUSKA SUSITNA BOROUGH, AK as of 3/11/2014 1:07:20 PM (CST) Loan Type...................... Interest Rate.............. APR FHA 30-yr fixed.............. 4.250%...................... 5.647% 30-yr fixed Conforming... 4.500%...................... 4.974% VA 30-yr fixed................ 4.250%...................... 4.311% 15-yr fixed Conforming... 3.625%...................... 3.969% These rates are courtesy of Ryan Brougham, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Consultant, 907-352-5279. Information displayed is accurate as of the date of the latest update and is subject to change without notice. Here's today's featured listing: 3250 S. Donovan Drive, Wasilla, AK 99623  CLICK 3250 S. Donovan Drive, Wasilla, AK Can you believe it? A RANCH-STYLE home in Wasilla, Alas...
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By Dave Johnson, Daves Alaska Homes
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group-Wasilla)
Understand Your Credit Score Free Seminar Wednesday, March 5th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm Hosted by RE/MAX DYNAMIC OF THE VALLEY, Located at 892 E. USA Circle (off Crusey St., behind Northrim Bank) Call 352-8302 to reserve your space! This class is bound to be beneficial to you. Hope you can make it and if you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 907-631-5166. -Dave Johnson  
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By Dave Johnson, Daves Alaska Homes
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group-Wasilla)
How about some current mortgage rates courtesy of Ryane Brougham with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Wasilla Alaska?As of 2/26/2014 1:46:45 PM (CST) FORM#192837465Loan Type-----------------Interest Rate-----APR 30-yr fixed Conforming-- 4.500%------4.940%VA/FHA 30-yr fixed--------4.125%------4.313%15-yr fixed Conforming---3.625%------3.932%Information displayed is accurate as of the date of the latest update and is subject to change without notice. For information on the many other loan options we have available, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.www.wfhm.com/ryane-brougham
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By Dave Johnson, Daves Alaska Homes
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group-Wasilla)
Yippee, we finally did our own you tube channel. Here is a link http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_nIRjBmFtLyvOFe9pJIM7A and all of our active listings in the Mat-Su Valley, Alaska should be there. We are working on an introductory video and the goal is to be consistent & provide relevant information.  Sure would appreciate any feedback & Best Friday Wishes to you.
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By Dave Johnson, Daves Alaska Homes
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group-Wasilla)
Just reminder that it is Valentines Day tomorrow so...do something nice for the Sweetie in your life...or perhaps the Sweetie you want in your life :-)
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