Living in Alaska

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With a median age of 25 to 44, Anchorage, Alaska has not traditionally been a retirement Mecca. Active adults from the baby boomer generation are breaking tradition when it comes to retirement. According to an article by TopRetirements.com, Anchorage is great city for retirees who enjoy the outdoors and like an urban environment. It’s no surprise a growing number of retirees think relocating to Anchorage could be an exciting adventure.

Settling in a college town

According to an article by USA Today, baby boomers are flocking to college towns for retirement. Anchorage is a college town with both the University of Alaska-Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University. Baby boomers relocating to Anchorage like the youthful

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When home buying, you're most concerned about location, price, and floor plan. However, because you live in the 21st century, you also want a place that can handle the modern technology that you depend on every day. Here are some things to think about when searching for such a home.

•    Is anybody out there? Even if you decide to go retro with a land line, you probably rely on your smartphone to keep in touch with the outside world. So make sure your home has adequate cellphone reception. As soon as you step on the grounds, call up a friend so you can gauge the signal. Do the same things in each of the different rooms. After all, you don't want to step outside your house every time you want to make a smartphone call.

•    Green means nature and

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Home buyers in Anchorage, Alaska, or anywhere else for that matter, do often look for the best deal they can get in real estate.  Everyone wants to feel like they "got a deal or a concession" when they make a major purchase.   To sell a home in less time, it may behoove sellers to consider offering buyer incentives or perks. Sweetening the pot with various incentives can work to your advantage when home selling in Anchorage. According to an article by Alaska Dispatch News, end of the year buyers are more selective and cautious when buying a home in Anchorage. Although the inventory of homes is still low, sellers still have to stand out to potential buyers. If you live in home that’s not in a desirable location or can’t provide what experts call “long-term

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Snowbirds or part-time residents of Anchorage, Alaska, shouldn’t have to worry about their property when they are far away on a beach in a tropical climate. Home buying for snowbirds doesn’t have to be complicated because there are a number of condos that offer the lock-n-leave advantage. Anchorage condos and townhomes range in price from $100,000 to over $500,000. Part-time residents don’t have to worry about outside maintenance. A security system as well as attentive neighbors can help keep their property safe when they are away. An experienced Realtor who knows the Anchorage, Alaska, condominium and townhouse market can help you figure out what’s best for your active lifestyle whether you are a retiree or young world traveler.

For the small

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Between the cash it takes to get started on your own and college debt following you from school, it takes many young people a while to build up their credit and adaquate cash researves to be able to buy their first home; In addition, the uncertain real estate market over the previous five years overshadowed the home buying commitment with some skeptisism.  The combination of the above has created a pent-up demand for the so-called “starter homes.” Meanwhile, some retiring baby boomers are also looking to downsize into smaller and less expensive homes, often those without stairs.

According to an article by Active Rain, first-time homebuyers are demanding something different in an entry-level home. A recent survey of first-time homebuyers found 87

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Now that fall has arrived, it is a good time to turn your attention to your home before the weather prohibits a needed repair. The changing of the season always acts as a call to action for fine-tuning your home, and the onset of fall is no different. Below are five tips for getting your home fall-ready.

Check out your furnace. Nothing is worse than discovering your furnace is out-of-order on that first chilly fall night. Furnace companies get really busy in the fall because once it's cold, equiptment starts to fail.  It's not a bad idea to have your furnace cleaned and serviced at least once a year and plan ahead for that apointment!

Update your windows. It's time to take those screens out and make sure the windows are tight and secure.

Clean

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 Sales of luxury homes are booming throughout the United States as the upper-end homes were often the first to partake in the housing market recovery. In Anchorage, Alaska, luxury homebuyers can find amazing homes for about $1 million. For $2 million or more, the luxury homes for sale in Anchorage Alaska are beyond stunning. According to a recent real estate article by Zillow, luxury homes today are works of art. What defines a luxury home isn’t just the price tag, but the attention to details.

•    Telling a story

According to real estate experts, luxury homes for sale in Anchorage Alaska tell a story. Whether it’s imported construction material, a stainless steel staircase featured in a magazine or a home designed by a famous architect, luxury

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Anchorage is one of the best places in the world to enjoy outdoors sports adventures of all exciting types. Whether you are an experienced back packer or a first time hiker, there is an amazing variety of adventures for you. You can be surrounded by stunning scenery and the tallest mountain in North America, Mount McKinley or Denali, which is over 20,000 feet high. You may also be able to view the spectacular phenomenon of the 'Northern Lights'.

Alaska white water river rafting

These river rafting trips north and south of Anchorage are within special locations within "National Scenic Byways" and are geared for all ages and physical abilities to enjoy. The trip can last for half a day, or you can choose one that will go on for several days

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In addition to rafting, mountain climbing, hiking, sledding, ice skating, kayaking, rafting and so much more, the outdoors in the Anchorage area are spectacular. There are beautiful national parks, abundant wildlife, wild salmon and other fishing, and the endless beauty of nature to explore and admire.

Denali National Park and Preserve

There are six million acres of wild land, high alpine tundra, low-elevation forest, and snowy mountains including the tallest peak in North America, the 20,320-foot Mount McKinley. Small and large wild animals roam the unfenced lands. Over 100 years ago, two men spent a winter in a cabin near the Toklat River and decided to create the first national park in the world established to conserve wildlife. Charles Sheldon,

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 Many have dreamed of moving to Alaska and settling down in the “Last  Frontier”, the land of opportunity, a young state with an unspoiled wilderness. That is actually a more realistic plan than a dream when you learn of the down-to-earth statistics that can make your vision come true.

Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, is where more than half of Alaska’s population lives. It is almost the size of Delaware, is on the shores of Cook Inlet and at the foot of the Chugach mountain range, is the hub of south central Alaska, has the most job openings, is a tight-knit community with a taste for adventure, and is a vibrant and carefree lifestyle town where professionals going to a black-tie event mix with a moose strolling down the street!