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By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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Principles of negotiation.  Books have been written about it.  Speakers travel the world lecturing about it.  Millions have been spent trying to uncover the secret.  For some, it will remain an abstract principle they will sadly never master. A few weeks ago I had the chance to speak with a fello...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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One of the tidbits we always pass along to folks new to Alaska is to mind your pets and children when outside and never leave them unattended. Bears, wolves, and moose are routinely spotted in local neighborhoods.  While we're a little bigger than the fictional town of Cicely on Northern Exposure...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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It isn't exactly an Kincaid landscape, is it?.  Like many of our northern neighbors we're still covered in snow.  A lot of it.  The good news is it is melting. The bad news is it's taking it's sweet time about it.   While I'll admit that I'm not overly fond of watching the mercury drop below nega...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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First time buyers of Fairbanks, Alaska homes get up to an $8,000 Rebate!The "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" recently signed into law improves the Federal tax credit to first-time Fairbanks homebuyers.  This is a credit back to first time Fairbanks homebuyers or a credit against t...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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Fairbanks Alaska Real Estate - December 2008 Market Review Yes, the title says December. It's been a busy month for the Fairbanks estate market... or at least it has for our office. End of month stats will ultimately tell the tale if it's market wide.   We saw some surprising numbers in December....

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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Fairbanks Alaska Condominiums... All the benefits of home ownership without all the work. Sound good? If so, a Fairbanks condominium might be perfect. Fairbanks has a wide variety of condominium projects to choose from starting with a cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath flat for $88,000 to a stunning new condo...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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One thing we're constantly asked by folks relocating to Alaska is about our weather. What are the winters like? Do you have 24 hour sunlight in the summer? How do you survive when it's -40 (or colder)? If you're headed to Alaska just to start a new chapter in life or relocating with Eielson Air F...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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New regulations adopted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game dramatically effect military hunters and fishermen...fisherwomen too... or is it fisherpeople?  Either way, this is great news.Prior to the new regulations being adopted, folks stationed at Eielson Air Force Base and Fort Wainwrigh...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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One of the challenges of living in Alaska is dealing with a sometimes manic Mother Nature.  The past couple of weeks we've watched as the temperature hovered between 40 and 65 below zero.  Water and sewer lines froze, cars began to break down and people were on the verge of going a little stir cr...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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Sometimes I think I've lived here a little too long.  Things the rest of the world deems abnormal and simply intolerable I tend not to think too much about.  Today, for example, was spent with a great couple who were referred to us by fellow 'Rainer Debbie White in Juneau. Despite the continuing ...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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It looks as though we're in for yet MORE lovely cold weather.  My meterologist client mentioned in an email earlier that we're very likely to see -60 again in the Interior.  As if that's not enough, he says, and I quote "Note that I do see an end to the cold pattern ... models are showing a shift...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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Well, we're in day three of a projected ten day cold snap. Lovely. It seems every time I tune into the National Weather Service they are predicting colder temperatures. For new Alaskans this stuff is starting to lose it's charm. The first day it's like "Wow, this is cool" but by day three most c...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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Oops... It's already here... The National Weather Service is predicting record breaking temps for Fairbanks and the Tanana Valley for the next week to ten days. We woke up to find the thermometer reading -46 this morning and it's likely to hit -50 to -55 tonight. In another lifetime I spent a gre...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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Bet that got your attention, huh?  :)  So, what's my confession?  I'm a Christmas music junkie.  I have a HUGE selection of Christmas tunes that I listen to throughout the year.  I know, I know... that's not much of a confession. But, if you have a special place in your heart for Christmas tunes,...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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I don't know about you, but I can't believe that Christmas is only 10 days away.  Where did the year go?  If you're like me there are still a few gifts you need to purchase and wrap before the big day arrives. While the big box stores offer plenty of warehouse-like atmosphere, high intensity ligh...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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Like my buddy Richard Weisser, I am very much a train buff. My paternal grandfather was an engineer for Norfolk Southern, so perhaps I come by it naturally. Kathy, however, tends to think it's just a guy thing. One of the activities we schedule for our summer visitors is a ride on the Alaska Rai...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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The economic carnival ride continues... Between the roller coaster ride the stock market has been on, the volatility of the overall national economy, plummeting oil prices (good for prices at the pump but bad for an energy based state economy) and a slowing real estate market it's been quite the ...

By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
Comments 30
As can be attested to by the photo's on the right side of my blog I'm somewhat of an amateur photographer. Over the years I have taken tens of thousands of photo's that now sit in steamer trunks, photo albums, are stored on CD's and online and even have a few stacked in shoe boxes waiting to be o...

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