It is turning into a beautiful Spring here in Alaska. The temperatures here at our house have reached 60 the last few days! The sun is out when I get up and still there when I go to sleep! I LOVE IT!
Along with Spring comes the bears! They have been waking out of their winter sleep over the past few weeks and yesterday this article was in the paper:
The first bear mauling of the year according to this article.
For those new and moving to the area there are a few things you can learn from this young man. First, PLEASE...never, never, never leave out food or dog food. Store it in a tightly closed container in the garage and put it out for pick up just before the garbage pick up arrives or take it to the dump in a timely manner. You might even be careful not to have food in your car. We have seen many times when bear decide to tear a car apart to get at the food. NEVER have your dog food or dog bowl out in the yard. My neighbors did that and the bears learned to open the gate to get at the dog food. The other thing you might learn from this young man is not to run from a bear. You are to stand your ground and then, if the bear continues to attack you, you are to play dead. Evidently this young man turned and ran. Most times momma bear with cubs will want to scare you and may even bite or hit you, but then will leave. They are usually defending their cubs and are not there to eat you. So, stand your ground if you can and then play dead and hopefully you will come away intact! LOL
On to Real Estate...interest rates were up just a bit yesterday to 6.25. Still great rates from a Realtor stand point. Anything under 7% is a great rate. If you were thinking of buying and haven't taken the first steps of pre-qualification, you might want to get that done. Annie Davenport at HomeState Mortgage Co is awesome. I work closely with Annie and trust her to do the best job for my clients.
Take advantage of this beautiful weather to get out there and see what is on the market. Check out my website for all of my listings! www.dodykettler.com
Just listed a great little ranch with a view in Palmer. It won't last long.
Have a wonderful Thursday!