Anchorage, AK Real Estate News

By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
Home Values in Jewel Lake remain stable.  Inventory remains low with some price ranges seeing less than two months of inventory.    Interest rates remain low and financing is readily available.  Homes that are priced at market value are going into contract often within days of listing and more and more often with multiple offers. Market Analysis for Jewel Lake Area The data on this page is consolidated from multiple sources and includes current listings, recent sales, and more. Whether you're a buyer or seller, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions. Community Information for Jewel Lake Area Gain valuable insight into the Jewel Lake Area community by looking at household incomes, crime risk, education levels attained, and potential for extre...
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By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
Mt Vernon Commons Condos in Midtown Anchorage AKFind similar condos for sale to the Mt Vernon Commons Condos in Midtown Anchorage. These cozy townhouse style condos have a super convenient midtown location.  Charming design and well-kept grounds will make you feel right at home in Mt Vernon Commons Condos.Townhouse Style CondosMt Vernon Commons Condos floor plans vary.  There are a few ranch style units.  Two-story floorplans have kitchens and living rooms downstairs and the bedrooms upstairs.  Each unit has 2 to 3 bedrooms and 1 to 2.5 bathrooms. Homes range in size from 900 square feet to 1500 square feet.  Each condo has a one car garage, carport space, and private fenced patio area.  Mt Vernon Commons Condos were built from 1974 to 1976. Resale values for condos in Mt Vernon Commons...
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By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
Hanson Square Condos in Anchorage, AKFind similar condos for sale to the Hanson Square Condos in Anchorage, AK. Newer Apartment Style CondosHanson Square Condos are apartment style homes.  1 Bedroom Condos are about 600 square feet and 2 Bedroom Condos are about 800 square feet with 1-2 Bathrooms per unit.  Hanson Square Condos were built in 2002.  Each building houses 8 units, 4 units per floor.  Exterior stairways are covered.  The first level is a shared secured garage with one parking space per unit and private storage units.  Guest parking is available outside of each building. Hanson Square Condos range in value from $150,000 to $160,000 depending upon size, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, condition, and view. Approved for FHA, VA, and AK Housing Financing!Home Owner Associa...
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By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
Home Prices in Anchorage, AK for March 2013 Home Prices in Anchorage, AK for March 2013 Real estate market data for Anchorage, AK provided by Katrina Benton of The Come Home Anchorage Team at Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group.  Anchorage Home Prices Prices and inventory remain stable.  Anchorage Real Estate Report Summary The median list price in March for single family homes in Anchorage is $452,580. The list prices increased by .05% from the previous month. The price per square foot for listings in this area is $180. Today there are 348 single family homes for sale in Anchorage.  This is a .03% drop in inventory.     
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By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
New Haven Landing Homes in Independence Park Anchorage, AKFind similar homes for sale to the New Haven Landing Homes in Independence Park Anchorage AKTri-level homes in awesome South Anchorage neighborhood, Independence Park.  Open floor plans feature vaulted ceiling in living room, fireplace, family room area upstairs. 2 Carport spaces per home. Most units have fenced yards. Single Family Homes No Shared Walls! Homes have three bedrooms and two bathrooms each. Homes are about 1200 square feet each with 2000 square feet private yards. New Haven Landing homes were built in 1983.  Each home has a fireplace.  Comfortable floorplan features vaulted two story ceiling in the living room that is open to a loft upstairs (perfect family room or office).  The master bedroom is upstairs with a pri...
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By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
Whisperwood Condominiums In Anchorage AKFind similar condos for sale to the Whisperwood Condos, Anchorage AK Super comfortable floorplans feature bright kitchens with breakfast bars & full pantries, gas fireplaces, BIG, private master bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, full bathrooms, and large walk-in closets.Quality Constructed Townhouses Built between 2005 and 2008, these duplex style townhomes are known for their open floor plans, mountain views, and quality construction. Homes range in size from 1300-1700 Square feet, 3-4 Bedrooms, 2-3 Bathrooms. Yard size varies between 3000-7000 square feet. Most units have fenced yards. Each home has an attached two-car garage.Affordable, Worry-free Housing!Home values range between $225,000 to $260,000 depending upon size, layout, condition, and u...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Anchorage is tackling hunger one bowl at a time.  The Anchorage Clay Arts Guild is hosting the Anchorage Empty Bowl Project, their annual fundraiser for local soup kitchen Beans Cafe.  This is your chance to warm your tummy and feed others in the process.  Beans Cafe began in 1979 when Lynn Ballew realized her dream of creating a safe, peaceful place for Anchorage's homeless to find a warm meal, hot shower and cool company.  This is the 19th year the Empty Bowl Project has been in existence.  Attendees purchase a handmade ceramic bowl that they get to fill with yummy hot soups and cornbread prepared by Beans Cafe.  The Anchorage Empty Bowl Project's annual fundraiser takes place Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at the William A Eagan Civic and Convention Center from 11am to 2pm.  Tickets are s...
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By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
In Alaska, our housing market slows down during the winter months.  One must be seriously motivated to get out and house hunt in temperatures that dip well below zero.  Buyers who brave the temperatures, snow, and ice are also buying a home, that is often, covered in several feet of snow.  During the summer we can really inspect the conditon of the roof, estimate remaining life, etc...  Although we cannot get up there in the winter we can tell just by looking from the street if the roof is holding the heat in as it should.  We can also tell when a home builder has taken shortcuts.  These two homes were built at the same time.  Whenever you buy a home, whether it is 50 years old or new construction you must get a home inspection.  These homes look identical in the summer.    So what is t...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Alaska is known for many things: snow, beautiful surroundings, the Northern Lights and its Huskies.  Two of these things are combined this weekend with the Anchorage Sled Dog Races.  Downtown Anchorage will be filled with the running paws and howling "Yaws" of mushers as the World Championship Sled Dog Races race through. Beginning at noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (February 22nd, 23rd and 24th), sled dog teams from all over Alaska, Canada and the lower 48 will compete in this ASDRA (Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association) sanctioned event.  You'll quickly see why this has continually been voted as the "Best Event" by the International Sled Dog Racing Association.  Watch as hundreds of dogs show off their athletic prowess along 4th Avenue and D Street in Downtown Anchorage. There ar...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Every February, the streets of downtown Anchorage are alive in celebration of a decades old tradition known as the Fur Rondy.  In its 77th year, the Anchorage Fur Rondy takes place this year from February 22nd to March 3rd, 2013.  What started out as a way to break up the doldrums of harsh Alaska winters in 1935 has turned into an internationally renowned event. Throughout this 10 day event, Anchorage residents and visitors will have the opportunity to participate in several events.  These include: Alaska Hold'em - March 2 at 4pm Amateur Photo Contest - February 22-March 3 Frostbite Footrace - February 23 at 9:30am Hockey Tournament - March 1 from 6pm to 10pm, March 2 from 12pm to 7pm and March 3 from 12pm to 6pm Outhouse Races - February 23 at 4pm Snow Sculpture Contest - February 22-M...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Sometimes there's nothing better than washing down a good meal with a great beer.  Do you like a pale ale, a good stout or a barley wine?  Expand your knowledge of suds at the Anchorage Beer and Barley Wine Festival this weekend, January 18th and 19th.  The Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival takes place at the Egan Civic and Convention Center.  This festival features beer from all over the great Northwest, with a particular concentration on Alaska beers and barley wines.  Samples will be available for all interested attendees who are 21 years or older with a valid photo ID.  This weekend's special guest is Steven Pauwels, Brewmaster with the Boulevard Brewing Co.  He'll be discussing how to create your own brew blends at home.  If you have only drank Budweiser or Miller, the Anc...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Welcome to the new year. If one of your resolutions is to make your family healthier this year, you can start this Saturday at the Anchorage free shot clinic. Providence Alaska Medical Center (3200 Providence Dr) is offering a free immunization clinic for kids from infancy to 18 years old. Beginning at 10am and continuing through 1pm, bring your child and their immunization records to the Providence Alaska Medical Center to make sure they are up to date on their shots, including boosters. This is a service that the medical center provides on the first Saturday of every month. If you don't remember the last time you got a tetanus shot, you may want to get another one while your children get their immunizations done. These are also offered free at the monthly clinic. No appointment is nec...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Are you a skier?  Do you love the wind in your hair as you race down the ski slopes?  We have some amazing skiing here in Alaska.  Luckily, if you love the slopes, you can take advantage of Anchorage's Ski Free Day at one of the area's best resorts. The Alyeska Resort is offering a free ski day on Monday, December 24th.  The only catch is that you have to dress like the jolly old elf himself...Santa Claus.  Wear a Santa hat, beard, jacket and pants and the resort will let you ski for free all day.  Just drop by the Alyeska ticket office in full Santa gear to pick up your day pass.  Can you imagine it?  A whole mountain full of Santas in Anchorage.  How awesome is that?  The ticket is good for skiing from 10:30am to 5:30pm on Christmas Eve only.  Reservations are highly recommended.  You...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Christmas Day is just three weeks away.  Are you ready to kick off the holiday season?  If so, come to the Anchorage tree lighting ceremony this Friday, December 7th. Beginning at 5:30pm, the downtown Eagle River Commons area will become a winter wonderland filled with live music from local elementary school choirs, Santa and his reindeer and free horse-drawn sleigh rides.  There will be plenty of free giveaways to attendees during the festivities.  The Anchorage tree lighting ceremony itself will take place at 7pm.  All guests are asked to bring canned goods and/or unwrapped presents for the Eagle River Food Pantry and the Sleeping Lady Lions.  The Sleeping Lady Lions was founded in 1992.  They provide service and aid for the Anchorage community through fundraisers, service projects an...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Remember what it was like on Christmas morning as a kid?  You'd wake up early and run to the Christmas tree, look for your name on the tags and try to figure out what was in them before your parents even woke up.  It was almost as fun to open the brightly colored gifts as it was to play with what was inside.  The Anchorage Museum understands this well.  That's why they have transformed their atrium into the Anchorage Wonderland of Toys. From now through January 13th, the Anchorage Museum will be displaying hundreds of toys for your viewing pleasure.  There are toy soldiers from World War I, more than 100 dolls dressed in traditional clothing from various countries around the world and carousel horses as well as the beautifully decorated tree.  The oldest toy in the collection is a hand ...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Pets are such a magical addition to any family.  They teach children responsibility and provide years of love and loyalty.  Unfortunately, too many pets are abandoned every year and end up in animal shelters.  These animals need loving homes and families in order to thrive.  That's why the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (4711 Elmore Rd) will be holding its Anchorage Howl-O-Ween Pet Adoption Fair on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 12pm to 4pm.  The adoption fair gives your family a chance to visit with shelter dogs, cats and other animals before deciding which one would be a good fit for your Anchorage household.  Watch the dogs strut their stuff in the costumed pooch parade.  Take your chances with the howl-o-weenie bob.  Ask the fortune teller which pet they see coming home wit...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
This year's General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.  But in order to be able to vote, all American citizens must be registered well beforehand.  The voter registration deadline for Anchorage residents is this Sunday, October 7, 2012.  Due to the fact that the deadline falls on a Sunday, each Regional Elections Office will have special weekend hours: 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 12pm to 4pm on Sunday. If you have moved to the Anchorage area since the last election, you need to register in the community you are currently living.  For anyone who has moved since the last election, you will need to update your voter registration information in order to cast your vote at the appropriate polling place in your current district on election day.  You can download an application...
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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
The Anchorage Property Seller - Gary Cox offers great deals every season - This year, it's a chance to win a trip to Mexico if you are an Alaskan Resident and register anywhere on his website! Not only that, he has a great pricing promise! Our Pricing Promise "We would rather sell twice as many,at half as much!" The reality is that it is expensive to sell your home.  We want to help that. OUR PROMISE If we can't save you at least 25% over any Full Service Broker's Fees, we will buy you a Steak Dinner at Sullivans's Steakhouse.     It's a T-Bone!  But try the Bone-In Rib Eye!  Rules:  1.  Residential Property Only (May apply to Commercial, Land and Larger MultiPlexes).  2.  Gary Cox or Uzzil Batucan must have an opportunity to present our listing package,       prior to listing the home....
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Beginning last week, the Bonny Sosa Fun Runs in Anchorage have started up again.  This annual fall event takes place every Tuesday evening through November 6, 2012 and has become a local Anchorage favorite.  A healthy lifestyle waits for no one.  So, just like the postman, neither rain nor sleet nor dead of night will keep the Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Races from happening! Lifelong Alaska resident Bonny Sosa was a fitness advocate in the community.  Her positive attitude and zest for life was infectious.  When she died of a sudden brain tumor in 2008, the Tuesday Night Races were dedicated to her memory in legacy of the health lifestyle she advocated. The Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Races have quickly become a popular event for Anhorage families as well as other residents of the area.  The...
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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
Are you prepared in case of an emergency?  Are your children or the people who watch your children while you work ready to act when a disaster strikes?  Everyone will have to opportunity to learn at the Anchorage Safe and Sound Fair on Saturday, September 8, 2012.  From 11am to 3pm, the Loussac Public Library (3600 Denali St) will host more than 30 hands-on skill stations teaching attendees how to be prepared for and react to natural disasters and emergencies that they may come in contact with during an outdoor adventure in the Anchorage wilderness. The fair is being sponsored by the Anchorage Emergency Services in partnership with the North America Outdoor Institute, the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services, Alaska Community Share and the Anchorage Public Library.  September ...
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