September 2015

Found 9 blog entries for September 2015.

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Check out CampoBello Bistro in Anchorage over on 36th where you’ll find a charming dining room, excellent food and amazing service. This little restaurant features your favorite Wild Alaskan fare, as well as Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. Stop in for lunch or dinner where you’ll enjoy a comfortable atmosphere, a welcoming staff and a great menu.

Pair your meal with a wine or port and ask about planning your next private party or special function. Here is a look at what to expect when you make your reservation for CampoBello Bistro in Anchorage.

What to expect

The restaurant can be found at 601 West 36th Avenue in Anchorage open five days a week. While they are closed on Sundays and Mondays, you can stop in for lunch Tuesday through Friday

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Home for Sale

First-time home buyers in Anchorage that are searching for a piece of real estate may be looking for what is known as “entry-level homes.” Typically younger buyers that are starting their careers and families are moving into “entry-level homes” to have a great starter home for their family. Anchorage sees it often among younger buyers looking for affordable options and even with retirees and empty-nesters.

Older folks like having a year-round home that is more affordable or a place to call their vacation home which neither needs to be large or expensive. In fact, there is actually a shortage of these types of homes nationally because they seem to be more desirable these days. If you’re looking for your Anchorage starter home, here is a look at

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Clutter is something that can take a beautiful home and mask it quickly. If you cannot stand clutter in your home, you need to know how to combat clutter. Here are a few tips to help you keep the clutter at bay.

Shelves

One of the best ways to get rid of clutter is to add shelves in the right rooms of your home. Instead of putting up a bookshelf or adding a desk, choose wall shelves. These types of shelves allow room for all kinds of things and keep the clutter off your furniture.

Utilize Storage

Most homes come with built-in storage in the garage and closets. Utilizing storage for items you don't need right now can help keep your clutter to a minimum.

Only Leave Out What You Need

If you don't use something at least a few times a

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Home

If you are currently planning to buy or sell a property in Anchorage, get a reliable real estate agent to assist you in the process. This can make a difference of hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Based on recent survey done by Consumer Report, mistakes done by either buyer or seller account for between 11 % and 20% of the home’s value. This is alarming quite alarming as it could cost you quite a bit during the transaction. Here’s a look at some of the most costly mistakes of buyers and sellers.

Buyer’s Mistakes

One of most common mistakes made by buyers is to rush into a deal without giving it much consideration. If you have a real estate agent with you, they will advise you based on the current situation and inform you when the offer

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Salmon Berry Travel & Tours was founded by locals in Alaska based on the belief that living in Alaska should be fun and entertaining. Based on past reviews, Salmon Berry Travel & Tours never failed to amuse all their guests from around the world.

There are several types of tours you will be able to enjoy from Salmon Berry Travel & Tours, but it is highly dependent on the season since certain tours are only available during the winter. Below is the list of highly recommended tours you may want to consider.

Matanuska Glacier Walk

This is one of the local favorites and well-received by past visitors. Matanuska Glacier is a 27 mile stretch of frozen river all the way from the head of Matanuska Valley. The glacier guide will tour by your side on

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Finding the right photography tour isn't hard in Alaska. There are a ton of great places to take pictures and plenty of scenery to enjoy. Here's a look at what you can expect when you enjoy the Alaska Photo Treks.

Day Treks

There are plenty of day treks to enjoy from Alaska Photo Treks. They offer plenty of choices from May 1st to September 30th and a few other choices from October 1st to March 31st. Some of the tours you can enjoy include:

  • Anchorage Photowalk
  • Cook Inlet Sunset Photo Safari
  • Turnagain Sunset Photo Safari
  • Winter Sunset Photo Safari
  • And More!

They also offer a Winter Landscape Photography Workshop in March and a Colony Glacier Workshop Tour in June every year.

Multi-Day Treks

If you want to enjoy more

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Buyers and sellers often experience two different real estate markets during certain times of the year. This is due to many reasons but mainly because of the many investors opting to exit out of the market. According to U.S. News & World Report, home prices in Anchorage have been steadily climbing over the last several months.

However, that is expected to slow down as prices will eventually level off. If you are a first time buyer, the good news is you can now get a mortgage through Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae. And while all of this sounds great, here are 3 ways these trends can affect both the buyer and the seller.

Home Prices Will Level Off

Experts believe the increase in home prices will be gradual and not sharp like it was when the housing

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Looking to do a little four wheeling near Anchorage? If so this article is for you. Below you will find 3 of the best companies that offer four wheeling near Anchorage.

Denali ATV Adventures

Denali ATV Adventures is considered the premier ATV tour company of Denali National Park. They offer 4 unique guided tours that last anywhere between 2.5 hours all the way up to 4 hours. This includes a midnight sun trip that is a lot of fun. The 4 guided tours are available between mid-May and mid-September. Single person riders and riders that fit up to 6 people are available for the tour.

No matter what your age or skill level, you can enjoy a Denali ATV Adventure tour. Prices start at $51 and go up to $100. Non drivers are welcome and booster seats

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Home Buying

With so many baby boomers retiring and moving to a new city, Anchorage has seen many new 55-and-older communities pop up. These communities are perfect for those looking to buy a second home or those looking for something modern. Here's what you should know if you're a baby boomer relocating to Anchorage.

High-Tech Amenities

You may not be fully retired, but still on the market for the perfect retirement home. This could mean you need high-tech amenities for a home office or just to enjoy. There are plenty of homes featuring all kinds of high-tech gadgets from fully smart hoes to just enough tech for a home office.

When you buy in the right Anchorage community, you can live a low-maintenance lifestyle as you relax. The right amenities can

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