July 2015

Found 10 blog entries for July 2015.

Boat Tour - Image Credit: https://pixabay.com/en/users/skeeze-272447/

Are you thinking about going on a private boat tour near anchorage? If so, you will be happy to know there are two companies that offer this service. First, is the Fishtale River Guides. You can find them near Wasilla and Anchorage. Second is the Phillips Cruises and Tours/26 Glacier Cruise. Phillips Cruises and Tours/26 Glacier Cruise was actually voted the best in Alaska by the local community.

Phillips Cruises and Tours/26 Glacier Cruise

Calm waters and wildlife sightings beyond anything you could imagine are waiting for you if you choose to explore fishing, chartering and tours through Phillips Cruises and Tours/26 Glacier Cruise.

Fishtale River Guides

With Fishtale River Guides, you can enjoy charters, private tours, and Alaskan

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Relocating

If you have never visited or lived in Alaska, there are some things you need to do and know. These things are going to make it easier for you to transition to your new life in Anchorage. Do not worry, you will love it here. You just need to be prepared!

Never Feed the Bears

Recently, there is a family of black bears living right near a neighborhood in Anchorage. As tempting as it might be, you have to avoid feeding these bears. The bears have already gotten used to eating human food and it really is not good for them. You need to use bear-proof trash cans and not leave food outside to prevent these bears from wandering around your neighborhood.

Get Blackout Curtains

There is a lot of daylight in Anchorage. Unless you like sleeping with the

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Steak - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/beije/16756892436/

Before making arrangements to have dinner at Haute Quarter Grille, it makes sense to want to know more about what the grille has to offer. You can prepare yourself to better enjoy your dining experience by knowing what to expect, what the menu has to offer, and what kind of drinks there are.

What Kind of Place is This?

Haute Quarter Grille is likely a little different from your usual restaurants for family dinner, a girl’s night, or a romantic night for two. In fact, this restaurant features a contemporary American cuisine. Which means you will get to feel patriotic as you enjoy dishes that remind you of home.

What really makes this place special is the seasonal ingredients they use in their dishes. Whenever possible, you can expect them to

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Home for Sale

The prices on homes in the Anchorage area are on the rise again. This makes some sellers think they are in a prime position to make some money. Real estate experts, however, disagree. They think that regardless of the prices, buyers and sellers tend to be pretty balanced.

With the right marketing conditions and the right prices, the home buyer could actually be in the power position.

Some Sellers Are Too Ambitious

An over ambitious seller is not good for business. They are so excited about selling their home and making some money that they set the price way too high. A lot of homes end up sitting on the market for a long time because the seller is asking way too much. This puts you in the power position by being able to offer a more

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Sushi - Image Credit: https://pixabay.com/en/users/Wetmount-986418/

As one of the top sushi and sake bars in Anchorage, Sushi & Shushi is a great place to dine in Anchorage, Alaska. This sushi restaurant provides some of the finest upscale dining you will find with incredible attention to detail. Whether you just want to go out on a date or you need a place to host a corporate dinner party, Sushi & Sushi has you covered.

The Menu

There are plenty of great choices on the menu for lunch or dinner. Some of the top favorites include:

  • Cajun Tuna Sashimi
  • Tar Tar
  • Yellowtail Carpaccio
  • Oysters
  • Tempura Plater
  • Sashimi Lunch
  • Sushi Lunch
  • Chicken Katsu
  • Beef Short Ribs
  • Yakisoba
  • Salmon Teriyaki
  • Orange Chicken
  • Spicy Tuna Roll
  • Yakisoba
  • Chirashi
  • Seafood Tempura
  • Spicy Miso
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Home Office - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nkeppol/5829442256

When you purchase an Anchorage home, you may end up with an extra bedroom, a den or even a bonus room. This is a wonderful thing as the room can be used for many different things. Here are some of the top ways you can use the extra room in your new home.

Home Office

If you work from home or have a need for an office at home, an extra room is a great choice. Your office should have a door on it, so that you can get the privacy you need. With an extra room, you can easily get the necessary privacy and you will have a place to work from without having to worry.

A Library

For the book lover, a library is the best option. You can turn the walls into shelves and add books to fill up the shelves. Do this with all four walls and you will be

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Breakfast - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39908901@N06/7924205186

A place to sit, sip and eat, The Red Chair Cafe provides a great time for all. They provide plenty of regular events, along with art of the month and so much more. Here's what you can expect when you go to The Red Chair Cafe.

The Menu

There are plenty of choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the menu. Come in for a meal or just grab a beverage and a snack. Some of the most popular items include:

  • Traditional Eggs Benedict
  • Pulled Pork Benedict
  • Toasted Almond French Toast
  • Daily Quiche
  • The 'Tesla' Burger
  • Spaghetti Squash & Zucchini
  • Alaskan Rockfish Sandwich
  • Miso Ballad
  • House-Cured Steak Hoagie
  • RC Cuban
  • Grilled Fanciful BLT
  • The Executive Melt
  • Dry Aged Prime Grade Rib Eye
  • Nauti Crab Dinner
  • And
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Planning

Staging is a great way to make sure your home looks excellent for prospective buyers. If you have a smaller space to work with, you can do a few things to make the space look larger. Here are a few tips to maximize your space in when staging your Anchorage home.

Eliminate Everything Except the Essentials

Before you do anything else, de-clutter your home. Get rid of anything unnecessary, even if it's furniture. Instead of showing off a bedroom space with multiple pieces of furniture, a bed and a dresser are all you really need. Put any larger, unnecessary pieces of furniture into storage, for now.

Use Neutral Colors for Paint

Any darker or bolder colors need to go. Replace these colors with neutral colors to make the room look larger.

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Home Planning

You may be wondering if this is a good time of year to be buying a home in the area. Summer time is usually the perfect season to buy. It’s warm enough to move everything, kids have a break from school and it’s an easy time to cash in on some vacation days while you make the big transition.

For many, it’s not as simple as choosing based on the weather, the time of year or your vacation availability but rather based on what the market is doing. Whether you’re looking to buy a second home or completely move to a new home, taking out a mortgage means that you are going to have to be aware of the interest rates. Here is a look at what to do now that the interest rates have stalled in Anchorage.

Why do Interest Rates Affect the Decision?

While

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Lake Eklutna - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/72213316@N00/3200123361/

Have you been to Lake Eklutna yet? It’s a beautiful area to hang out in Anchorage where you’ll find recreation, beauty and the perfect place to relax. It features a multi-use trail, public-use cabins, beautiful views and overall adventure. It’s located in Chugach State Park at Mile 115, Seward Highway and is open year-round for enjoying. If you want to check out a park featuring exciting trails, beautiful landscape and a place to get outdoors, here is a look at the excitement you can enjoy during a visit to Lake Eklutna.

What to Expect

The park features its biggest lake, Eklutna Lake, the city’s Reservoir. The lake is a beautiful site with tons of trails wrapped around it offering scenic recreational opportunities for walking, biking and more.

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