Alaska Real Estate Blog

Anchorage is a city of nearly 300 thousand people, the most populous city in Alaska, having grown about 14% in the last ten years. It is located tucked at the south east curve of the Alaska Peninsula.    

Anchorage is almost the same latitude as the Shetland Islands of Scotland and Stockholm, Sweden. The climate is described as subarctic. However, it is located on an inlet of the Pacific Ocean from which west coast Japanese currents moderate the climate. The city is sheltered by high hills and the lower slopes of the Chugach Mountains.

The city is a self-supporting deep water seaport open all but a few weeks a year, with 2,600 incoming containers per week. Berths for cruise vessels, bulk shippers, fuel tankers, and military vessels are part of the

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Real estate pictures give potential buyers a first peek at your home. While good pictures can generate interest, bad ones may drive buyers away from your home. It's important to spend time staging a home for real estate pictures; we've got tips to help you do this successfully.                 

Staging for Listing Photos Tips

It's important to declutter and clean your home so that every room comes off in its best light. A cluttered home will turn off buyers.

Once you've done this, try to make each room look lived in and cozy so it will attract buyers. You might put plush towels in the bathroom or a scented candle by the tub, for example.

If you have outdoor amenities, like a deck, add lifestyle elements that bring these amenities to life.

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You may have organized your relocation to Anchorage perfectly, hired the best movers, and planned where everything goes at your new place. But at the end of a day, you are going to pack every item you own, move it from point A to point B, and then unpack it. It would cost you far less time and trouble if you had fewer things to begin with. Here are some ways to get rid of as much stuff as possible before the move.                

Sell Online

Online auction and sales sites, such as eBay and Craigslist, offer the opportunity to make money while lightening your household load. The cycle of creating a listing, putting it online, accepting bids and payments, and shipping the item off can take at least two weeks, so do this as far in advance o