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I am working with someone looking for land on Lazy Mountain. I have a beautiful log home listed there, but no land.  Land is always hard to come by in that area.  Most of the folks who live there know a good thing and hold it tight.  I was searching last night on the Valley MLS system in the PA06...
I took this photo just this morning from my house. Pioneer Peak stands out from Palmer to Wasilla and is a premier landmark for the Valley. This view is worth something to me, and it would be worth something to a buyer of my home.  But exactly how much is it worth?When you price your home there a...
Moving to the Matanuska Valley brings with it beautiful mountain vistas, large lots covered in birch and spruce, quiet neighborhoods and pristine wilderness settings.  Often, we neglect to mention the dreaded MATANUSKA WIND! The photo is of Engstom Road just yesterday taken from my junker Toyota ...
In two previous articles we looked at possible contamination in your well water and at finding water.  This article will deal with how to use and maintain your well.  Most wells in the Palmer and Wasilla areas are deeper than fifty feet.  I have people tell me every year that a well shallower tha...
  Some brokers in Alaska specialize in more remote properties.  A few market real estate state wide, and in Alaska, that is quite a feat.  I often go to State Wide Real Estate Services site and drool over some of the places Wyn Moser has for sale.  The above photo is a property on Kodiak Island. ...
  Such a HUGE topic.  Such a small post.  This will be the first of many posts discussing interesting differences about buying and selling property in Alaska.  I have been in Alaska pretty much all my life and have been a Realtor in the Matanuska Valley for 16 years.  Since I have only worked in ...
I work with one licensed assistant,(my brother Jay Van Diest),  and one part-time non-licensed assistant.  I work from my home office as do both assistants work from theirs. They each do a little work from my home office as well.  I meet with clients at the main RE/MAX of Wasilla office.  On-Line...
Yesterday morning I woke up to -39 degrees.  That's the coldest we've had in many years.  At 6:40 I went out to start my daughter's car so she could leave for school at 7am.  Then at 7:30 I tried to start my was too COLD to start.  That's when I went check the thermometer.  Of course I d...

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