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It is almost upon us again - the famous Iditarod Dog Sled Race - 02/28/10 11:22 PM
It is almost upon us again - a weekend of great excitement and color in Anchorage, Alaska, at the tail end of winter: The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Ceremonial Start , which begins Saturday, Mar 6 10:00a at Iditarod Starting Point, Anchorage, Alaska. It is THE big winter event, and visitors from all over the world come to participate in it - as mushers, or as spectators. The Iditarod is called the "Last Great Race on Earth." Mushers and 1,000 dogs dash towards the Bering Sea coast through rugged remote mountain ranges and snow-capped forests. It's 1,100 miles of pure adrenaline, and it all begins (5 comments)
THE LATEST WORD FROM LENDERS ABOUT SHORT SALES - OR WAS IT? - 02/28/10 01:15 PM
This is a great article. Thank you Lenn Harley. With more and more short sales in every market, it appears that they are here to stay for quite a while. Via Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate: MORE AND MORE SHORT SALE LISTINGS in your market??? SAME HERE. GET USED TO IT! It's going to get worse before it gets better. LIVE AUDIO CONFERENCE - NEW GOV'T SHORT SALE PROGRAM Yesterday, I attended an interesting conference on Short Sales. 1.5 hours of short sale talk presented by speakers from Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Campbell Surveys, Freddie Mac, and (0 comments)
Elegance & Luxury abound in this superb Michelson-built home with stunning views of Denali, two mountain ranges, the inlet and city lights. Ideal floor plan for easy Family-life and for fine Entertaining. For your private showing, please call me. 907-529-6602 To see the full listing with more pictures CLICK HERE and here is THE MAP (4 comments)
Deadline for Home Buyer Tax Credits Draws NearHome buyers wishing to take advantage of the generous tax credits need to start thinking about finding their new home as soon as possible. Even though the deadline to close on a newly purchased home is still months away, the law requires that would-be buyers be in a binding contract no later than April 30, 2010.Eligible first-time home buyers can receive up to an $8,000 tax credit, while eligible repeat buyers can receive up to $6,500. A first-time home buyer is defined as someone who has not owned a principle residence in the (3 comments)
How safe is YOUR cell phone? Find out. - 02/17/10 01:53 AM
Electromagnetic pollution surrounds us all the time, and it is not only cell phones that are emitting dangerous levels of radiation; there're wi-fi, satellites, GPS, microwaves, and more. Since we conduct most of our business on the phone, and if you are like me, I rely on my cell phone almost exclusively for my business, this has become an important question:: How might we lower our exposure to dangerous radiation from a device we can control: our cell phones? Using corded landlines whenever possible would be one way to eliminate those extra electromagnetic waves, but that is particularly hard to do in (2 comments)
Home sellers in the greater Anchorage area who are considering selling their home this year couldn't ask for a much better time to do it than now. While other states are experiencing a glut of homes on the market depressing values, the housing supply, particularly in Anchorage and Eagle River, is currently quite low. This creates a good environment for would-be sellers to take advantage of the situation to put their house on the market soon. Adding to this, more home buyers have entered the market hoping to take advantage of generous Federal Tax Credits before they expire, driving up demand. Anchorage is enjoying a very (0 comments)
10 Home Features Buyers Want - 02/05/10 01:52 PM
10 Home Features Buyers Want Home designers and builders speaking at the recent International Builders Show in Las Vegas say that buyers are seeking cost-effective features and rejecting things that don't have lasting value."It's all about family togetherness - casual living, entertaining and flexible spaces," says Carol Lavender, president of the Lavender Design Group in San Antonio. Paul Cardis, CEO of Avid Ratings, which conducts an annual survey of buyer preferences, identified these must-haves in new homes:1. Large kitchens with islands2. Energy efficiency, including energy-efficient appliances, super insulation, and high-efficiency windows.3. Home offices4. Main-floor master suite5. Outdoor living space6. Ceiling (0 comments)
Selling Success in a Tough Market - 02/04/10 05:49 PM
Selling Tips for Success in a Tough Market When the housing market is less than kind to a seller and you have to sell, it is time to outsmart your competition. Of course you want the best possible price, but may have to sell in a hurry, especially if the mortgage has become a burden, or the moving day is marked on the calendar. The key to success is to make your house the most attractive deal without giving away too much. Here are suggestions how to make your home more attractive and sweeten the deal to generate extra interest in your (6 comments)
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