Matanuska Susitna Real Estate Blog

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  Matanuska Glacier I took an drive this evening up to the Matanuska Glacier to take a few more photos of a new land listing. The owner said there was a view of the glacier from the lot and I hadn’t seen that on my first photo trip so I thought I better take another look.   It was a great evening...
I just finished a video of a very nice new home that Pacific North Construction finished for a family. This turned out to be a beautiful home that was just what the family wanted and where they needed it. Take a look at the video here: Pacific North Construction and other builders that I work wi...
  Eklutna Tailrace I’m challenging myself to come up with 365 things to do in the Mat-Su Valley. I’m not sure I can do it by myself so I’m asking for help.   If we all enter in I’m sure that we will find enough by the end of 2011. I’ll start it out today…I’m going to need all the help I can get t...
Zillow, a major real estate website has recently added a feature by which customers can give evaluations of their experiences working with their Realtor. Some of my past clients have voluntarily published reviews on the site. You can read them here. Since most of my business comes from word-of-m...
After looking at the national foreclosure market I decided to look at the local market in more detail. For a background read my last post. Out of a total of 978 sales in the Palmer and Wasilla in the last year 122 of them were foreclosures which is about 12% of the market. Realtytrac says that fo...
ecoming a leader in Alternative Energy solutions. There are several factors that tend to bend Alaska in that direction. One of the reasons Alaska is moving out in front in the alternative/renewable energy field is the many different options that are available. We have rivers galore, tidal and wa...
The Matanuska Wind is challenging to all of us in the Mat-Su Valley. We had a couple of doozies so far this winter. I stopped at a local coffee stand this morning and they told me that their wind meter has sustained gusts lasting for up to ten minutes that were over 100MPH in the last wind storm...
How did you like the wind storm last week? Lots of people lost power because of that howling wind. Some places were without power for days. Most heating systems require electricity to operate so these people were without heat as well.   If you have a gas fireplace you might be able to keep your h...
I thought I'd make a video today about the Matanuska Wind. This wind howls down the Matanuska River Valley in the winter. Usually we get 5-6 good wind storms a winter. These usually last several days each and there is no where to hide. Well, almost no where. The Butte area outside of Palmer usual...
  A deep water port, a new prison, Burma Landing for fishing, a new ferry system in the future as well as a possible railroad extension are just some of the attractions in the area. This area is about 16 miles from downtown Wasilla on a paved road so it's easy to access. Port Mackenzie is a growi...

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