Living in Alaska

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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!


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Alaska Real Estate: Get Your Home Spring ReadyIt's Spring in Alaska, which means that it is time for the Alaska Real Estate market to get busy. Buyers are ready to get out and find move-in ready homes. You don't want to miss out on potential buyers by not preparing your home for spring. From repairing fences to maintaining patios, here is our must do list for every Alaska home seller. 

Alaska Real Estate Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

1. Banish Concrete Stains
When a buyer sees home for sell while searching Alaska real estate listings for by doing a walk-through, the first thing they notice is the outside. Make sure your concrete, including sidewalks and patios, are as clean as possible. The best way to clean keep your concrete clean, especially in garages, is to clean the stain…
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Ready to sell your home fast this spring? We cannot emphasize the importance of curb appeal when selling Alaska real estate. In this article we will explore ways to make your lawn perfect.

When it comes to real estate, the grass can be greener, thicker and softer on the other side. With our long winters, spring is the time that home buyers want to enjoy the outdoors including patios, decks and the lawns. Just like our landscape transforms to an oasis in the spring, so should your lawn.

Ready to get started? Here are some tricks to keep your lawn looking amazing all spring. When buyers view your piece of Alaska real estate, they will remember the curb appeal.

4 Secrets to the Perfect Spring lawn

#1 The sharper the better

If you want a

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Summer is quickly approaching. Many of us are wondering, "Where should I go on vacation this year?". Allow us to make a  suggestion: consider visiting Anchorage, Alaska.

If you've always enjoyed being outside and engaging in outdoor activities, you will feel right at home in Anchorage, Alaska. The natural beauty that is found in Anchorage will dissipate your previous cares and stress and allow you to focus on having the perfect outdoor adventure. 

In Anchorage, you'll find that there is plenty to do  Outdoors.

If you are fascinated by natural wildlife, Anchorage is an excellent place for you. The native animals are sure to delight you as you view them living in their natural habitats. You can visit the native wildlife during an outdoor tour

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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


5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,223 square feet

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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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One of the many reasons that you may have moved to Alaska is because you enjoy the marked differences among seasons. For example, you look forward to a winter that's cold and full of now. While you may enjoy the falling flakes and play in the white powder, you'll eventually have to get out of your house and head for school or work. You can only do that if you shovel snow effectively by following these tips.

Top Of The Mountain 

Treat It as Exercise

Shoveling snow is hard physical labor, as taxing as any gym workout. Just as you would before any exercise, you want to warm your body up by jogging in place and moving you arms and back multiple times. Don't forget to stretch the body parts you expect to use including your back, shoulders, and hamstrings. Then start

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Has relocating to Anchorage been something of a lifelong dream? A dream that you kept putting off for one reason or another? And now that reason has come down to the purely economic? Well, if part of the reason you put off relocating to Anchorage was because you are one of those people who did all the right things while deferring your dream, you just may possibly be sitting on more than enough money to finally fulfill that ambition. 

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And you may not even have realized that such a windfall of liquid assets was so close. 

A whole life insurance policy differs from a term life insurance policy in that you are continually getting closer and closer to achieving a minimum dollar figure known as the cash surrender value. (Or, in some cases, known only

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