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I had heard there was a moose out on the Spit Yesterday.... It is an out of character occasion when they travel out on the Spit... It isn't the best place for them to find food... But we were out that way so we kept an eye out... and lucky us we found him....
Munching Away at Coal Point a great place to buy fish or process it....
Homer has been having some beautiful Sunsets the last couple of Days
Homer Alaska Sunset about 4:40 Pm Last night
Barrow Alaska will get a glimpse of the Sun January 23 for a brief moment... Sunrise comes at 1:28 PM and will set at 1:51Pm A whole 23 minutes... Here are some web sites for Barrow... http://www.todayinbarrow.com/ http://www.eskimo.com/~turnip/alaska/bonus.html Yes, indeed, you too can afford ocean-front property - if the ocean is the Arctic ocean! This is funny! http://www.gi.alaska.edu/snowice/sea-lake-ice/barrow_webcam.html Barrow Sea Ice Cam (17 comments)
Tougher in Alaska...On the Beach Homer Alaska - 01/22/10 02:14 AM
Anyone seen that show... tougher in Alaska? It is a pretty good show... our good friend Geo Beach goes from job to job and shows how earning a living in Alaska might be a little tougher than the average... whether it is mining for gold, ice trucking or working for power companies in below zero, wind blowing, mind numbing scenarios... there is always a little wrinkle to doing normal jobs in Alaska! I did tell him he should do a show on Realtors in Alaska...try finding corners in a blizzard.... For some reason I thought of Geo tonight when I saw (7 comments)
Check out Mt Redoubt Today.... Steaming a little Gorgeous.....
Bay Crest Hill.....Wow... the Mountains across the way ...
Winter is really Beautiful in Homer Alaska...
You should check it out sometime.... (16 comments)
Noah goes Snowboarding….. Girdwood Alaska - 01/19/10 06:46 PM
Noah goes Snowboarding….. Girdwood Alaska Noah hit the slopes at the Aleyska Ski Resort in Girdwood Alaska A particularly cool place to be! Even better if you are with Noah! He took the magic carpet up the hill by himself
Snowflakes were sprinkling down and the sky was gray with some promise of light... Drove over to where Jean Keene aka the Eagle Lady had lived... they have pretty much erased her from her spot.. Too bad the city of Homer couldn't have put a park up there to remember her by... True they let her live there all that time but now..... poof it is all gone... She still has some friends left...
Music will include a number of women involved with the Alaska Women Singer/Songwriters for Peace. A $10.00 donation at the door is requested of course you can give more... An Art Auction will also be held to raise funds to benefit the Haven House...
Haven House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping abused women and their children on their way toward a life free of violence. Homer Haven House serves women and children not only as a shelter, but also assisting in other ways to help (6 comments)
HOME INSPECTIONS ARE NOT BUILDING CODE COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS. - 01/15/10 02:09 AM
Really good information about what the role of the home inspector for exisiting homes sould be versus the home inspectors who think exisiting homes can or should be brought up to current codes... Via Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate: HOME INSPECTIONS ARE NOT BUILDING CODE COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS. There appears to be an ongoing debate about home inspectors citing to the local municipal building codewhen identifying certain existing conditions in resale homes undergoing a home inspection for purposes of a real estate buy/sell transaction. Glen Fisher, a home inspector in New Jersey, appears to advocate citing to the municipal (2 comments)
Jean Keene lived in a campground on the Homer Spit since her relocation to Alaska in 1977. Jean began feeding a pair of eagles on the Spit shortly after her arrival. She worked for a seafood plant where she had permission to gather surplus and freezer burned fish for the eagles. After ten years, more than 200 eagles were coming by Jean's place for breakfast. Jean loaded fish into barrels and then into her pickup for the short drive home. Before she doled out fish (14 comments)
Woulda Shoulda Coulda How Many Times Have You Heard Someone Say They Could Have Bought That Property Dirt Cheap?
"It's All about the Land Tara... " They Knew It Back Then and It's Still True Today! Buy Before the Opportunity Is Gone With The Wind Once Again....
Now Is The Best Time In A Long Time To BUY LAND In Homer Alaska
You Can Buy A Million Dollar View but Not Spend a Million in Homer Alaska Invest in Your Future Now Call 907-235-6183 Search our website at www.BayRealtyAlaska.com Or email us at info@BayRealtyAlaska.com Or (14 comments)
The following exemptions are available to borough residents who own their property and occupy it as their primary residence and permanent place of abode. The applicant must be the owner of record as of January 1.
Homeowner's Exemption: Requires a one-time filing by the owner of record and remains in effect until ownership or occupancy changes. Owners have the responsibility of notifying the Assessor if they begin to rent the property or no longer meet the borough residency or occupancy (at least 183 days) requirement. Exempts up to $20,000 (0 comments)
Moose be Time to Hunker Down... Anchor Point Alaska - 01/11/10 02:58 AM
Moose be time to hunker down... the wind was blowing so hard today... it seemed like it was hurricane force... sounded like a jet plane out there... the dogs wouldn't go out and the birds were flying backwards and the moose in the valley were laying down and waiting out the storm....
Dec 30, 2009 Here is a shot of my tree and the almost full moon lingering in the sky... it is 9:38 am when I take this picture...
January 9, 2010 Here is a shot of the moon hanging over my yard to the left of my home. It is around 10:15 am. This is a waning crescent moon which wanes until the light is completely gone -- a new moon.
Why are they in such different positions in the sky ?
This is a (9 comments)
Property Tax Exemption for Seniors Kenai Borough - 01/09/10 04:24 PM
SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION: Up to $300,000 of assessed value for the primary residence of a Senior Citizen may be exempted. To qualify, the applicant must be age 65 or older (or surviving spouse age 60 or older), own and occupy the property as their primary residence and permanent place of abode, and must also qualify for an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend.
Applications are due by FEBRUARY 15TH of the year being applied for. This exemption is a one time filing. City tax will still be calculated on assessed values in excess of $150,000 for parcels located within the boundaries of (0 comments)
This is a weird weather year isn't it? I have had more than one person call from Minnesota to discuss moving to Homer Alaska because our weather is so mild compared to theirs.... I tell them this may not be the long term outcome but some are just fed up with the cold... many ask...where is global warming again? I know we are not supposed to question global warming but it is a little harder to accept when people in the lower 48 are freezing along with us up here in Alaska!
They have lowered the Alert... Mt. Redoubt is hopefully sleeping again...lets hope for awhile! This is from the deck at my Home in Anchor Point Alaska Beautiful to look at but not when she is blowing ash...Shhhh Keep Sleeping!
Volcano: Redoubt (CAVW #1103-03-)Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMALCurrent Aviation Color Code: GREENIssued: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 3:32 PM AKST (20100106/0032Z)Source: Alaska Volcano ObservatoryNotice Number: 2010/A1Location: N 60 deg 29 min W 152 deg 44 minElevation: 10197 ft (3108 m)Area: Cook Inlet-South Central AlaskaVolcanic Activity Summary: Based on the low level of seismic activity and lack of any obvious outward (9 comments)
Loan Modifications: Is There More To The Story Than Meets The Eye? - 01/03/10 03:47 PM
While we have been lucky to not have to deal with too many short sales or foreclosures... this is a very interesting post on why loan modifications have not been done as promised... if you read nothing else scroll down to find out who the investors are... Via Nestor & Katerina Gasset Realtors® Wellington Florida Luxury Homes (International Properties and Investments, Inc.): I just read a featured post asking why loan modifications are failing. Let's see if there is more to the picture- I also wrote a featured post about this some time ago. It is here: Is Your Short Sale or Loan Modification (3 comments)
Stats for the End of the YearIn the Homer Alaska market area: 81 closed MLS sales ($100k+) in the last 12 months (+13 sales from previous 12 months)
Median sale price: $219,000 (same as previous 12 months)
Median marketing time: 120 days (+41 days from previous 12 months)
Ratio of sale price to list price: 95% (same as previous 12 months) (4 comments)
Uncle Jay Explains the News from 2009 - 01/02/10 01:19 PM
Something for everyone here! Really! Watch it and have a laugh or 2! Via Missy Caulk-Ann Arbor- Realtor(R)- Ann Arbor Real Estate (Keller Williams-Ann Arbor): One of my favorite YouTube Channels to subscribe to is Uncle Jay explains the news...little minds understand BIG news stories. I was introduced to Uncle Jake from someone here on Activerain a few years ago. Enjoy and have a good laugh as we remember some of news that came our way in 2009.
******************************************* Missy Caulk & Team can be reached at 734-216-2822 or email: Missy@MissyCaulk.com Our TEAM of 6 buyer associates are available to help you (1 comments)
Alaska is a beautiful place Winter, Spring Summer and Fall... Most visitors come in the Summer But winter has a lot to offer.... You should check it out in person sometime... or just take this for a quick look at Winter on the road in Alaska. (12 comments)
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