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By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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Thank you to the mystery donor who has made a donation of $7 million to our University of Alaska Anchorage campus.  The University of Alaska is one of more than 12 colleges to benefit the mystery donor's generous gifts.  In total, various colleges have received over $80 million dollars. The requi...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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Spring brings thoughts of renewing our homes and gardens.  Spring is also the time we celerate Earth Day.  I was thinking of how Earth Day relates to Anchorage homeowners beyond recycling.  I was also thinking about how green living is becoming increasingly important to the homeowners in terms of...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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In spite of the economic downturn, Anchorage is still growing.  The University Lake Springhill Suites Marriott Hotel is nearing completion, with a grand opening expected in August.  The Springhill Suites are located in Midtown.  The hotel will not target the normal tourist trade, but will instead...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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Anchorage has one of the best economies in the nation.  The State of  Alaska announced this week that the Alaskan job rate was up both in terms of new jobs and in the jobless rate.  However, no matter how strong the economy may be in Anchorage, Alaska or the nation, if you find yourself on the do...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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Just a brief update on the Anchorage economy.  Anchorage and Alaska are still in a better economic place than most of the lower 48, but no state will escape its repercussions altogether.     *      The Alaska legislature is currently considering raising the minimum wage from $7.15 per hour to $8....

By Ryan Tollefsen, Anchorage Alaska Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group)
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The word foreclosure is one of the most popular words buzzing around the Real Estate industry in the current market. Whether we like it or not, foreclosures are all around us, especially in areas such as Southwest Florida, Nevada and California. These are all areas that got hit excruciatingly har...

By Ryan Tollefsen, Anchorage Alaska Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group)
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Buying and selling a home changes throughout time. In this day and age, the internet has been proven a valuable resource for many people and companies. When it comes to Real Estate, this can also be true, however, sometimes not in the way many people would think. In order to understand how the in...

By Ryan Tollefsen, Anchorage Alaska Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group)
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Find out how to get the most return for your time and money when remodeling your home.  These 8 upgrades will bring you the best return on your investment.  In today's market it is important to maximize the return on your investment when updating your home or getting it ready to sell.  But which ...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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You may be able to experience a vacation of a lifetime by taking advantage of discounted cruises, lodging and tours.  Alaska is beautiful and most visitors consider this vacation trip, the trip of a lifetime. It is the vacation that they always remember and talk about to others. There is good rea...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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On January 3rd, Alaska celebrated its 50th year as a state in the Union. Friday and Saturday saw many celebrations throughout the state in Anchorage , Fairbanks , Juneau , Kodiak, Nome , Unalaska and Valdez. Anchorage sponsored a celebration which included a fireworks display following a cauldron...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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Snowzilla was quite an attraction in Anchorage  with people waiting in line to get a picture with the colossus snowman. Unfortunately, Snowzilla is no longer with us and Anchorage must say bye-bye to our unofficial attraction. In 2005, Mr. Billy Powers did what many people like to do when the sno...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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The Anchorage Fire and Police departments will be competing once again in their annual hockey competition game, Guns 'n Hoses. The Guns 'n Hoses event is held each year as a charity event for local charities. This year proceeds will be donated to the American Diabetes Association. Last year's eve...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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The Hillside area of Anchorage is growing rapidly; faster than any other Anchorage  community and plans are underway to plan its future.  Currently there are approximately 8,500 homes in the Hillside area. The projected growth (10,000 - 15,000) calls for another 5,000 homes to be added to the are...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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It is that time of year again, Thanksgiving. A time to remember all the many blessings that we have enjoyed in our lives. With the bleak economic news constantly in the headlines, some may be thinking that there is not much to be thankful for this year. But blessings do abound in our lives and al...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) has announced the recent launch of it's new website, Prospector.com.Businesses big and small, local and global are using the Internet to research business demographics, opportunities and potential locations. AEDC believes that Prospector.com w...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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It is Veteran's Day, a day to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice and to honor all those who have served and are currently serving this nation in the Armed Forces. Fly your flag, tie a yellow ribbon or bolt a license plate. I know you have seen the Support Our Troops license plac...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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The City of Lights is a nickname associated with Anchorage , Alaska during the winter months. Winter days are short and the nights are long in Anchorage . Sunrise at this time of year is around 8:45 am and sunset is around 4:40 pm, equaling about 7.5 hours of daylight. With more dark hours than d...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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The economy is not so scary here in Anchorage, Alaska . This Halloween season there are more than scary costumes to put our nerves on edge.  For all of us, the national and global economy reports have become scary in themselves. I am happy to report that here in Anchorage and the State of Alaska ...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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Many movies and songs have used the theme of "wish upon a star" to move audiences to tears or laughter. In the next few days, you may have the opportunity to "wish upon a star" several times. Anchorage has so much in natural beauty and wonders to delight the eye that it is no wonder our skies pro...

By Pauline Hofseth, Daring to Care
(Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate)
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No one will be totally immune to our economic crisis, but so far, Alaska is still holding steady. Because of conservative lending practices and high oil prices, Alaska's economy has softened this past year, but not broke under the pressure of the global credit crunch or Wall Street's failures. He...

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