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The weather is here.... wish you were beautiful - 06/27/08 07:16 PM
Sorry folks, I couldn't resist. The sun is shining with only a few clouds in the sky - for now. It's supposed to rain later today and tomorrow but it won't matter. The worst day of fishing beats the best day of working, right? We made it down to our favorite spot on the river without incident and have even been so lucky as to have the place to ourselves. No doubt that will change tomorrow but for now it's peaceful and just about as close to perfect as you can get. One of the attractions that have kept us in (35 comments)
9th Army Band Free Concert - Fairbanks Noel Wein Library - 06/26/08 03:57 AM
The 9th Army Band, stationed at Fort Wainwright, has an upcoming concert performance on June 26, 2008 at 7:00PM at the Noel Wien Library. Tuba Player MSG Roger Ridenour leads the ensemble that features 1SG James Thaxter and SFC Andrew Phelps on trumpet, SGT Dale McSwain on horn, and SGT Vincent Lawyer on trombone. 9th Army Band Sample Performance. If you haven't heard the Band perform, you should make time to come hear them play. They truly do a magnificent job. Request a performance of the 9th Army Band at a military function (PDF) or a civic performance. Following this performance, (14 comments)
North Pole New Homes - $7,500 Rebate Available - 06/26/08 03:37 AM
North Pole New Construction Homes - $7,500 Rebate for home buyers. Jesse Clifton, Broker Associate New construction homes in North Pole have long represented a wise investment. Now there's one more reason to purchase a new home in Fairbanks. A $7,500 New Home Rebate Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is offering a $7,500 rebate for buyer who purchase a qualifying* new construction home that meets Alaska Housing's Energy Efficiency Program for 5 Star Energy Rated Homes. What could you do with $7,500? (1 comments)
Fairbanks New Homes - $7,500 Rebate Available! - 06/25/08 11:02 PM
Fairbanks New Construction - $7,500 Rebate for home buyers. Jesse Clifton, Broker Associate New construction homes in Fairbanks have long represented a wise investment. Now there's one more reason to purchase a new home in Fairbanks. A $7,500 New Home Rebate Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is offering a $7,500 rebate for buyer who purchase a qualifying* new construction home that meets Alaska Housing's Energy Efficiency Program for 5 Star Plus Energy Rated Homes. What could you do with $7,500? (4 comments)
Fairbanks Alaska Real Estate - Home Sales Moving forward - 06/25/08 04:01 AM
Fairbanks Real Estate Outlook Jesse Clifton, Broker-Associate Are you falling for the hype? Much is still being made in the national news about the slowdown in the housing market. It seems as though you can't turn on the news without hearing about rising foreclosures, default rates and slow housing starts. But is it really that bad here in Fairbanks? Not hardly. The Fairbanks real estate market might not be moving at a breakneck pace but it's far from standing still. In fact there are some segments of the Fairbanks market that are still attracting multiple offers. Homes in good condition (13 comments)
I took the plunge... - 06/23/08 04:50 AM
I finally did it. I talked about it long enough. I looked at it and talked about it so much the boss told me if I mentioned it again she was going to knock my lights out... and I think she meant it. I've been using an old(er) Cannon SLR for more years than I care to remember. A couple of days ago the FedEx man delivered my new Cannon 40D DSLR. Now, where photography is concerned I'm certainly not as good as my buddy Richard Weisser or John & Margaret Hokkanen but I like to tinker with it. By the (28 comments)
Fairbanks Alaska Absorption Rates June 2008 - 06/13/08 01:53 PM
Fairbanks Absorption Rates for June 2008 By: Jesse Clifton; Fairbanks Real Estate Broker One of the most important yet often overlooked keys in setting an asking price for a home is the absorption rate. It's as important to pay attention to these numbers as it is to the most recent closed sales in a particular neighborhood. Simply stated the absorption rate is the rate at which homes are selling. By dividing the number of available homes by the number of homes sold during the previous 30 days we're able to see how long it will take the market to absorb (14 comments)
Just for you... - 06/12/08 05:56 AM
We all have them; those days where you want to pull your hair out and scream. Fortunately we also have days where it seems the world is our oyster. Today was one such day here in Fairbanks. The sun was beaming down through the office window enticing me with warm rays to abandon the dull 'ol paperwork I was diligently working on for a little play time. Who doesn't like recess? So, I gave in, grabbed my camera and headed out to see what I could get into. It wasn't until later this evening that we took a walk around the (32 comments)
Fairbanks, AK Real Estate Market Report For May 2008 - 06/10/08 05:26 AM
Fairbanks Alaska Residential Real Estate Market Report for May 2008 Fairbanks Alaska is a thriving community in the heart of Alaska's Interior. In addition to being a major outdoor enthusiasts paradise, we are also home to the flagship campus of the UA System - the University of Alaska Fairbanks as well as Fort Wainwright Army Post and Eielson Air Force Base. Life in Alaska is good... come discover what makes our community a great place to call home! Well, it looks as though our spring market has finally arrived... mid summer. The good news is we're seeing an upswing in market (1 comments)
Fairbanks Sunset.. - 06/09/08 03:08 PM
Tonight as I was washing Kathy's car at 1:12AM, because in Fairbanks, Alaska we can do that in sunlight), I found myself mesmerized by a glorious sunset. I didn't quite capture the best moments but I did manage to snap these photo's at the lake. One of the joys of life in Alaska is that our summers are second to none. If you're new to Alaska or considering a move to the Golden Heart City, expect these sights often. Enjoy! Click the thumbnails below to open to a full size image. My personal favorite Ready to find your own piece of (29 comments)
Be like Nike... Just do it! - 06/06/08 05:02 PM
Ok, folks... I know I've been wearing my jester hat somewhat lately but I want to try to get serious for a second. Notice I said try; there are no promises here. We're involved in a transaction with an agent on one of our new construction properties I would personally love to throttle. The only thing she's done thus far is fax the offer to my office. WoHoo! Ok, I like offers, so that's definitely a good start. This particular house is one of our personal projects. We'll just suspend reality for a second (really, I have pills that can do (14 comments)
My job is hard enough... - 06/05/08 05:51 AM
Finally... an MLS Rules Committee action that I can get behind. ...For far too long those darn listing agents have been making my job difficult. I mean, they only put the bare minimum information in the MLS which just makes it hard as the dickens for me to do my job. Like today, I sat down and checked the MLS while waiting to go to a hair appointment to see if any cute houses had come up for sale. I found one that looked perfect for that one buyer I got on floor duty. But, all it says is the house (25 comments)
Up the creek...and no paddle in sight. - 06/02/08 01:37 PM
Recently we met with a couple looking for some help with a building project. They bought a parcel of land upon which they planned to build their dream home but due to a lack of planning and a little claimed deception on the part of the seller found themselves mired in a potential disaster. What takes this from bad to worse is the seller is a licensed (non Realtor) real estate agent. What do you do when you don't know what you don't know? The seller, who happens to live next door, told them the ground in the area was good. (42 comments)
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