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Beautiful Chugiak Alaska Home

Beautiful country home. Gambrel roof, soaring tongue and groove ceiling, massive brick fireplace. Tons of light from the large bay windows, peekaboo views of the inlet, and outstanding mountain views. Features include a loft, family room, quartz countertops in the kitchen, high efficiency Lochinvar boiler, office, and wood accents throughout. Large sunny deck, 1/2 acre […]


Why Being Pre-Approved Matters

Zillow Blog Brendan Desimone So much has changed in the past few decades that the old ways of buying or selling a home simply won’t work today. For decades, buying a home was pretty much the same thing: You shopped around, made an offer and then went to the bank to get a loan. If […]


FHA Considering Spot Condo Loans Again

 Ken Harney Inman News Good news for Realtors, lenders and condominium unit owners who’ve been frustrated by FHA’s prohibition of “spot loans” in developments that haven’t obtained certification: The agency is now seriously exploring how to relax its ban and bring them back. Officials are mum on the details and timing, but they confirmed to […]


Tips for Buyers in a Sellers Market

By Brendon Desimone There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to buy a home but being unable to through no fault of your own. In many markets across the country, there simply are more buyers than sellers and homes are moving quickly — sometimes for more than the asking price due to high demand […]



Affordable investment property in Anchorage Alaska. Tri-Plex close to JBER and UMED district. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION


Rental Properties And Taxes A rental property can generate “taxable losses” that can be used to reduce your normal salary income, hence the federal income taxes you pay. It’s difficult for most people to understand how taxes work, and even more confusing once we get into the realm of rental properties and taxes. Note that understanding how taxes […]


Don’t Skip Your Heating System Tune Up It’s tempting to skip the annual furnace or boiler tune-up. Service contracts are expensive and you can often get away with skipping a year or two, especially if your fuel is gas. Gas burns cleaner than oil, so repairs are less likely and it’s less critical to clean components. For a number of reasons, […]



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Thursday Trek
4-24-14 10:30 am - Westchester Lagoon
Anchorage Outdoor Family Network

Location: Directions: Stroller or Carrier: Vital Information:   -You are responsible for the safety of yourself and your child.  The leaders of this group are not guides or medical professionals. -Dress for the weather and location. -The group...

Go watch the ROGUES & WENCHES IRISH PUB BAND@ The Taproot
4-24-14 5:45 pm - Taproot Public House
Alaska Social Singles

Come join the fun, the   ROGUES & WENCHES IRISH PUB BAND are playing at the Taproot again.   Rogues & Wenches are musicians dressed as eighteenth century "Irish Pub Balladeers.", consisting of a band of six Anchorage performers, who play...

Indian Peak to Indianhouse
4-24-14 6:15 pm - Mile 105 Seward Highway
The Anchorage Adventurers Meetup Group

When and Where: This trailhead has a very small parking (6-8 cars max) lot so let's carpool from Carr's Huffman at 5:50.  We'll leave promptly at 6.  The meeting place map shows where the trailhead is where we'll probably get to at 6:15. The...

First Meeting
4-24-14 7:00 pm - Kaladi Brothers Coffee
New To Anchorage

Not sure how realistic I'm being, but I have zero plans... Figure whoever is interested can meet up and we can discuss fun things from there. REALLY wanting to get an evening hiking crew together....