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A sprinkler system can save lives and maintain a home's integrity during a blaze. They're only practical to install for new construction. If you have an existing home, adding such as system is generally cost-prohibitive. However, you can still take advantage of fire-suppression technology by installing a fire extinguisher or two.

 Fire extinguishers for the home have three classifications.

  • A is for ordinary combustibles such as paper and wood.
  • B is for flammable liquids, such as cooking oil or gasoline.
  • C is for electrical fires such as from an overloaded outlet.

The letters are typically preceded by numbers such as 5-A or 30-B. In general, the higher the number, then the more effective and expensive the extinguisher is for

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Spring is here which means its home buying season! Are you looking for an Alaska house for sale that has “curb appeal”? As a buyer the first thing you will see is the outside of a home. Curb appeal is the attractiveness of the exterior of a residential.

If you are looking for a home with curb appeal, look no further than these 3 houses that are on the market right now! These Alaska houses for sale include manicured lawns, lush gardens and finished patios.

Check them out and see if an Alaska house for sale on this list makes you want to give us a call and schedule a showing.

3 Homes to Buy Now with Spring Curb Appeal

Beautiful Home with Sunset Facing Deck & Lush Landscaping

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5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,223 square feet

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Anchorage MLS 7 Tips to Price Your Home in the SpringDuring spring in Alaska, home sellers want to sell their homes quickly on the Anchorage MLS for the highest price possible. No matter how nice your images are, or what neighborhood your home is in, the asking price is the key to sell your home fast.

Here are 7 tips to help you price your home during the spring buying season in Anchorage, Alaska:

7 Tips to Price Your Home during the Spring Buying Season

#1 Review the Comparables

Comparables, aka comps, are similar homes that are for sale in your neighborhood in the Anchorage MLS. Comps are very helpful in pricing your home! As your real estate agents, we will pull comps, market conditions and analyze seller supply versus buyer demand to help you come up with an asking price. For example, if the

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Anchorage Real Estate: How to Avoid Spring Buying RemorseSpring is a great time in the Anchorage real estate market and markets across the nation. During the spring, buyers and sellers are very active which is why we consider spring the home buying season in the real estate industry.

Sometimes, buyers can get caught up in the excitement while looking for Anchorage real estate for sale that they can sometimes make quick buying decisions without thinking things through. Once they buy their home they realize that they may have made a mistake. We call this buyer’s remorse.

Since buying Anchorage real estate is a huge investment, we like to make sure that our clients avoid buyer’s remorse during the spring buying season.

Here are a few tips to make sure you don’t fall in that category.

How to Avoid

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Are you imagining your family's brand new dream home in the backdrop of beautiful, wild Alaska? Or maybe it's time to move an The Difference Between Alaska Lots for Sale and Land for Saleexisting home or some other structure to a new location? If so, an Alaska lot for sale or Alaska land for sale might be the best way to go, since both types of properties are usually already vacant or nearly vacant. The advantage of a vacant property is that you avoid the headache and expense of removing existing structures. In many ways, Alaska lots for sale and Alaska land for sale are very similar, so deciding which will best suit your needs can get a little confusing. So how will you decide which is the best way to go when choosing between an Alaska lot and Alaska land for sale? Knowing some key differences will go a long way

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Alaska is commonly referred to as the last frontier, and for a very good reason. Compared to many of the lower forty-eight Alaska Land for Sale: What Area To Buy Instates, Alaska has the most natural, untouched Alaska land for sale. Alaska is the ideal place for nature lovers, and for anyone who prefers colder temperatures. If you fit into either category, you would be delighted to know that there is Alaska land for sale in multiple regions of the state. Whether you are interested in a home in the country, in the city, or somewhere in between, your ideal Alaska home is waiting for you. Perhaps you do not know what you are looking for? This guide can help you find your home base for your adventure in the last frontier.

Alaska Land for Sale: What Area To Buy In

#1 Are you interested in

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Are you ready for the big thaw? April means spring temperatures are just around the corner. It also means that if you are planning on selling your home, it's time to get outside and add some spring curb appeal to the exterior to attract buyers. 

House With Flower Pots

So as the temperatures start to rise, we thought we'd give you some tips to add extra curb appeal to your home.

1. Time to clean up. As the snow melts, it will begin to produce evidence of a long winter by showing you what was under it. So pick up dead leaves and branches, de-clutter those flower beds, and if you want make a big impact, hire a landscaper to really spruce things up. Remember, the first thing a potential buyer sees is the front yard.

2. Wash hardscapes. This is one of those activities

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For anyone who is considering purchasing an Alaska foreclosure listing, it is important to know specific terms that will help you purchase an Alaska foreclosed home. The more educated you are on foreclosed listings, the better off you are at deciding whether to place a bid on a home or not.Alaska Foreclosure Listings: Important Vocabulary You Need To Know

Alaska Foreclosure Listings: Important Vocabulary You Need To Know

#1 Continuance is when a sale can be extended at the direct request of the lender's lawyer or a public trust office. While there are a variety of reasons a continuance may take place, the sale can only be extended for up to 12 months. In other words, if a continuance is filed, you may have to wait an entire year before you are allowed to purchase the home. Although you may be able to obtain the

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Alaska Foreclosed Homes for Sale: Pitfalls to AvoidLooking to purchase an Alaska foreclosed home for sale? If so, you’ve probably done your homework and found several listings that fit your needs and budget constraints. If you are lucky enough, you might have even found a house that gives you everything you want for a lot less than you anticipated paying. However, be sure you understand what comes with an Alaska foreclosed home for sale. Generally, foreclosed homes are sold under face value as a way to sell the home faster and off the bank’s hands. Buying a foreclosed home is an excellent way to save a substantial amount of money, but there are some negative aspects of Alaska foreclosed homes for sale that you need to stay on the look out for. Not all of these negative aspects are going to be present in

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Staging a home is a crucial part of selling a home. It must allow the potential buyer to see themselves in your home. If you want to sell your home for the highest value (and the shortest amount of time), you should do the following:  

    

1. Dust off or cast off your possessions in the house. Are some possessions not exactly 'status quo' or would make the house seem strange? Hide those away or, if you don't have a particular attachment to these items, donate them to charity. Dusting off everything in the house (even the couches: use a computer air duster) will make your home look livelier for potential buyers. Don't forget the blinds and curtains if you have them!  

 

2. Display your best items for staging your home; show off that 18-piece

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