Fairbanks, AK Real Estate News

 I am missing my wife and Fall in Alaska ... In Fall of 2015 Robert Vegas Bob Swetz had the privilege of being in Alaska driving around viewing the Fall colors and taking some photographs.My wife Lin and I drove up to Fairbanks which is around a 7 hour drive north of Anchorage. Fairbanks is 100's of miles away from the ocean and has many different types of trees than Anchorage, Seward & Homer.  I have always enjoyed the 4 seasons and Fall colors because I grew up in the Midwest and experienced them every year.Here are a several photos with the leaves changing that I took in 2015 in Fairbanks and Lucile Lake, along with a photo of Lin and I at Portage Lake south of Anchorage.  I will be traveling to Minnesota the 3rd week of October to visit my father who turned 80 years of age, my siste...
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One Day Left Before Vegas Bob is in ALASKA ;o) Well time seems to be flying by fast because later tomorrow, Wednesday 8/24/2016 Robert Vegas Bob Swetz will be in Alaska.It has been raining 95% of the time for around 3 weeks up around Anchorage, Homer & Seward Alaska so Vegas Bob is going to bring some California sunshine up to Alaska with his.And California has fires burning up thousands of acres from NorCal to SoCal so Vegas Bob would like to bring of of that moisture and water down to California from Alaska.Vegas Bob will keep everyone around the ActiveRain network up to date on his trip to Alaska even including followers from around the world. 
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4 Days and Counting before Vegas Bob goes to Alaska Robert Vegas Bob Swetz is counting down the days and Saturday 8/20/2-16 makes it number 4 before his return to the Last Frontier.The last time Vegas Bob was in Alaska was around May 27th 2016 and it was very difficult to leave because Alaska was coming into 20 hours of sun light per day, beautiful weather and so much more.But returning to the Lower 48 was the right move because Vegas Bob landed a great job on a construction project in the Bay Area (Silicon Valley). And Vegas Bob will be closing on another home he purchased in Las Vegas, which will close the middle of September.Vegas Bob is very excited about getting back to Lin, the boys and the beauty that Alaska has to offer. Vegas Bob (will not) be posting any extreme posts while he...
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That's Right Robert Alaska Bob Swetz continues to rise searching Google. Alaska Bob aka Robert Swetz continues to rise while searching the Internet at Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.This is very exciting because it took Robert Swetz approx 2-3 years to reach number one and first page of Google, etc, while searching the name "Vegas Bob" ... So what's the big deal with the nickname Vegas Bob or Alaska Bob?Presence and business ...As a licensed real estate agent, artist, photographer, video director, it helps business and creates a better connection relating to these talents. So why is Robert Swetz so excited about the name Alaska Bob reaching the first page and or number one? Business and Presence. Alaska Bob will continue taking photographs, videos, possibly get licensed to sell real estate an...
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By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Northern Lights Anchorage Alaska by Robert Swetz 2014 3 days until I arrive in Alaska ;o) For anyone that has been following Robert Vegas Bob Swetz countdown towards his vacation to Alaska, her is yet another post with some great photos. Bear wood carving Kenai Peninsula Alaska by Robert Swetz 2014 Robert was wondering if he is going to fall off the grid when he travels to Alaska and not even bring a computer, so he can post blogs with photos? Or wait till he arrives back in the lower 48 before he posts any blogs with photos? Just a quick question for the readers and followers of Vegas Bob's trip to Alaska ... Who wants Robert Swetz to bring his laptop to Alaska and post blogs and photos of his vacation? "Inquiring Minds Want to Know" Pond in Fairbanks Alaska by Robert Swetz 2014 
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Alaska the "Last Frontier" - New Beginning for Robert Vegas Bob Swetz Robert Swetz spent almost 3 months in Alaska in 2014. And Robert will be in Alaska for 10 days fishing the second week of July 2015. And it is looking like Robert will also be visiting Alaska around December of 2015.  And Robert Vegas Bob Swetz is planning on spending around 9-10 months in Alaska in 2016. Robert has hundreds of some of the most beautiful photographs he took last year while he was in Alaska. Instead of sharing many photographs within one post, Vegas Bob is going to post around one dozen different posts with only (One) photo attached. When ever you come across a post written by Vegas Bob with ... "THE LAST FRONTIER" in the title, please be take note that there will be a beautiful photograph taken by Rob...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
I was in Fairbanks, Alaska last Wednesday evening and Thursday (December 4th and 5th, 2013) with my coworkers Terry Bryan and Deb Moore to teach clock hour classes at the Greater Fairbanks Board of Realtors. Since there’s a lot of travel involved no matter where you go in Alaska we do a full day of classes, usually starting at 8:30 am and teach back to back sessions until late afternoon, stopping around 5:00 pm, depending on flight times back to Anchorage. We got to Fairbanks a little after 5:00 pm on Wednesday. Sara Johnson, Marketing Director at Yukon Title, our affiliate, picked us up at the airport and we headed for Sophies Station Suites to check in. After a full day in Anchorage we were all starving so off to Lavelle’s Bistro downtown Fairbanks. I brought the good weather they tel...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Who better to have an Ice Museum than Alaska?   I heard that the Ice Museum in Fairbanks Alaska was pretty incredible; I just thought it would make for an interesting visit. The museum was closed on the day that I visited.   I hope the freezer doesn’t go out in this place.  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
    I ran into an Alaskan bear in Fairbanks, Alaska   I ran into an Alaskan bear at the Fudge Pot in Fairbanks, Alaska. He didn’t look of mean to me; maybe they just have a bad reputation.     I had a sweet tooth while in Fairbanks, so I stopped in the Fudge Pot for some coffee and fudge. The bear wasn't eating - he looked stuffed!   The Fudge Pot in Fairbanks, Alaska     View Larger Map
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Alaska is a beautiful state, and the Sunrises and Sunsets are unbelievable. Here is one that I got the opportunity to see from the hotel in Fairbanks.     If you get a chance to go to Alaska, take the time to see this awesome state. Pictures do not do it justice!  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  An arch made from antlers?   I had an opportunity to get outside for a little bit this afternoon and decided to go for a walk down to Chena River and walk along the Riverwalk. The Riverwalk runs along the Chena River which curves through the city of Fairbanks, Alaska. As I approached the river, I can across a unique arch made of antlers. Over 100 antlers were donated and mounted to create this striking feature. The antlers came from throughout the state. The arch is a popular photo opportunity for tourists like me.   This is Antler Arch!   View Larger Map
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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Conducting SEO from So Far Away I write a lot of localized content for a lot of different websites all over the US and several people ask me how can I write about a place if either I have never been there or don't live there. While I can't run down to the local market, coffee shop, or the newest restaurant in town and take pictures and interviews, I can get a pretty good sense of the area via variety of different online methods. Before I begin to write about an area I want to engulf myself within that area and the best way to do that is by Google maps. I pinpoint the location that I'm going to be writing on and locate it in reference to other communities or larger cities nearby. It gives me a great idea of exactly how many miles a certain community or neighborhood is from downtown or an...
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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
The quality of life in Fairbanks, Alaska is one of America’s best kept secrets.  Everything you can imagine is available, but you won’t be fighting hours of rush hour traffic, heavy pollution or enduring urban blight. Instead, you’ll have access to some of the most incredible scenery anywhere in the world! By now, someone might be saying, “Yeah, it’s beautiful there, but have you noticed the lack of sunshine through the winter?”  Yep. It’s true. Fairbanks lends a whole new meaning to long winter days but, with a proper fireplace, your home will be as inviting a Currier and Ives painting. The choices for a fireplace have never been better! Whether you choose wood, gas, propane or an oil fireplace, the warmth and light it provides will light your soul as well as warm your home. Once you h...
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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Contact: Wesley Madden, CEO Madden Real Estate, LLC (907) 452-3000, Wes@WesMadden.com Fairbanks Alaska Real Estate   Wes Madden of Madden real estate, llc Named One of America’s Top 1,000 Real Estate professional Teams BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and Real Trends   Madden of Fairbanks, Had an Impressive $101,202,502 sales volume and 463 transactions on His Way to Becoming One of Fairbanks’ Top Professionals, ranked 37th and 16th in the United States     (Fairbanks, AK, September 13, 2011) Wesley Madden of Madden Real Estate, LLC was named one of America’s top real estate professional teams by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends.  He is now a member of the “The ThousandTop Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publica...
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By Ray Brasier
(Re/Max Associates of Fairbanks)
There is a decent means to get a house shown & a wrong way to show. Lots of sellers leave behind money, or turn off prospective buyers since they simply don't see how a house should be shown. The folowing is a database of rules to monitor that'll assist you to sell your house for top figure profit: Keep those receipts. If you concluded some substantial work on your house, keep your receipts but only bare them if anyone questions the value of work performed (in the negotiation process). Several times additional work will improve value to your property at little price. So just use the receipts if you need to validate the work. Keep those utility bills. Buyers frequently have questions about utility costs of owning a home. If you still have utility bills, you'll truly increase your credibi...
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By Ray Brasier
(Re/Max Associates of Fairbanks)
  If you want to purchase Fairbanks real estate but fear that poor credit will prevent you from getting financing, don't be afraid. First understand this. So the deck of cards is already stacked against you. 130 cards that can destroy your credit and only 5 cards that can strengthen your credit. Sounds like a game you don't even want to play does it? First things first. Obtain a copy of your credit report. How to do this? Just go into your local lender and initiate a credit application for a home mortgage. They will pull credit for you and in most cases address the issues on your credit and give guidance as to how to improve the score based on your current financial situation. Then contact any creditors with outstanding balances and explain your current financial situation. Explain that...
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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Did you catch that the other day? Fairbanks Alaska was at 81 degrees while folks in Phoenix enjoyed a mere 79? Ha.. May seem trivial but we're talking about a 3,500 mile difference from one direction toward the equator to the other - hello, just 20 minutes from the North Pole! (ok, North Pole Alaska - but still!) Maybe there is something to this global warming phenomenon or maybe that's just how it is in the summer in beautiful Fairbanks Alaska. It's true that Fairbanks can drop a chilling negative double digits in the winter but can also soar to record temps over 90 in the summer. This makes Fairbanks a wonderful place to call home if you want that truly dramatic seasonal shift every year. Wes Madden and his team put together an amazing website full of Fairbanks market reports and tren...
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
Credit Repair in Alaska National Credit Fixers: 330 Roberts Street Suite 402 East Hartford CT 06108 phone: 860-282-6181. National Credit Fixers boasts of 14 years experience repairing low FICO scores. Whether your credit has been damaged by a foreclosure, bankruptcy, slow credit, collections, judgments, repossessions, etc. we can help. We are the experts in credit restoration and credit repair. We have helped numerous residents of Alaska. We are experts in Alaska Credit Repair.    When you are trying to choose a company to help you repair your credit, look for one that you can work with.  Look for a company that will explain everything about the repair process.  A company that will keep you informed about the progress of your credit repair. ☺ MattToll Free: 888-NCFIXER (623-4937)Toll Fr...
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By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
As southerners our world seems to revolve around food.  Someone gets married, we eat cake. Someone dies, we take over fried chicken and potato salad.  Have a bad day at work? A piece of pie will wash your troubles away (with milk of course).  Get promoted? Well, that's a pie moment too or ice cream, or both. In good times and bad and for every emotion, there's a caloric remedy. A few years ago in the rush of getting ready to host the mother of all holiday dinners we (since I do the shopping Kathy might say I) forgot to buy cranberry sauce for Christmas dinner.  Despite the fact that there was enough food to feed Patton's Third Army, the absence of that canned cranberry sauce was a problem.  Kathy did manage to find a couple of cans of the whole-berry cranberry sauce way back in the pant...
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By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
Although some were hoping we would see a kindler, gentler Old Man Winter this year, it seems the old boy has other plans.  According to a weather genius friend, and confirmed by NOAA, we're going to see record cold temperatures sweep across the Tanana Valley. Bring it old man. I could probably live without seeing the mercury slide down to negative 40 and colder.  Doing anything outside at those temperatures is just not fun, and can be life threatening if you're not prepared for it. Note: Always be prepared for it.  But, I well remember winters in the 80's where temps in the 40 below range were not a once or twice a year occurrence, but an event that set in around the middle of December and lifted sometime early to mid February... sometimes as late as March.  In (late) May 1985, we celeb...
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