Homer, AK Real Estate News

By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Join Us for a Special Conservation Evening! Friday, October 15th - Islands & Ocean Visitor Center 5:00 - 7:00 pm: Incredible Izembek Photo Exhibit, Reception and Presentations Hosted by the Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges, celebrating the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge's 50th Anniversary Featuring photographs of this little-visited gem of the Wildlife Refuge System. Chat with the photographers and enjoy three short presentations about the history of Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and the influential "Sea Otter" Jones. For more information, call the Islands & Ocean Visitor Center, 235-6961   Food & Beverages served Followed by: Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Annual Membership Meeting Homer Alaska 7:00-7:45 pm - upstairs: Find out what KHLT has been doing over the past year,...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Homer Alaska at the End of the Road... At the End of the Homer Spit.... The Other Night We Were Out There And The Sun Was Going Down Over The Water Creating A Beautiful Moment In Time...  Thought It Would Be Good To Capture The View From An Elegant Lands End Condo I Have Listed.   This Is The End Unit And The Views Are Spectacular... The Eagle Lady Spirit Is Still Here.... Glorious Sunset Over The Water... Homer Alaska
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Congratulations to Jamie Overa of Fairbanks Alaska..... Winner of the Homer Alaska Jackpot Halibut Derby!   She won with a 277.6 pound Halibut and is the 3rd woman to win the Halibut Derby. Her cash prize for buying a 10 dollar ticket will be over $40,000  Captain of the boat, Ben Martin, will also win a cash prize on 10% of whatever her winnings are...   Jamie served in the National Guard and did a tour in Iraq for 2004- 05. John, her husband is in the Army and stationed at Ft Wainwright in Fairbanks Alaska.   Here is a great link to the Homer News Story about the catch of the year...  http://www.homernews.com/stories/092910/news_fww.shtml   Homer Chamber of Commerce is the Driving Force behind the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Along with the Business community of Homer Alaska.... Includ...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
  Senator Lisa Murkowski is coming to Homer Alaska ... Yes that is Senator LISA MUR KOW SKI Lisa will be at  Stan and Nikki Welles home at 265 E. Pioneer Ave. this Friday, October 1 from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM So if you have a question or want to show her your support or see what she has to say....or clear up a question you have.... Come one come all and visit with Lisa... in Homer Alaska.... Friday, October 1 from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM....265 E. Pioneer Ave.
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2nd Annual Marketing and Technology ConferenceSeptember 20th & 21st at Land's End Resort Homer Alaska How can your business benefit from the latest technological advances? In this day and age how are you using technology to market your business or product?  Come to this exciting event and learn how you can be more techno savvy. There will be speakers on a range of topics - from how to use Social Media to your advantage, to making your website mobile-friendly and how to effectively communicate through email.  For more information call 235-0400   Key Speaker is Anthony E Baldwin  Professional Mentor, Executive Coach, Visionary, Entrepreneur, Genuinely Good Guy Houston, Texas http://www.totalsynergysolutions.com/ For more information call 235-0400 or to view their flyer. Class for both day...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
The Mystery Bird Revealed   Jeff Bouton a Leading Bird Expert and Speaker did Identify the Mystery Bird... Not an Owl or an Eagle... The Marsh Hawk!   This is an immature (likely female) Northern Harrier - formerly "Marsh Hawk". They one of the only hawk species to utilize their hearing to locate small rodents in tall vegetation so they share the facial disk (aka ruff) that owls have. This ring of stiff feathers functions like a parabolic dish blocking sounds from the side and magnifying the sounds directly ahead of you. If you cup your hands behind your ears you can duplicate this affect!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Saturday was a beautiful day in Homer Alaska....    Really lovely...so I thought I would go down to the Beluga wetland area  below Oceans and Islands and see what was going on..   There were all kinds of birds and ducks   and a few other critters making good use of the wetlands...     One big guy came flying towards me....   I thought it was an eagle but it isn't...    I have not identified it yet...   Anybody know what this Large bird is?
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Hey it's not too late for you to have a wonderful day trip across the Bay!  Space is Limited so HURRY!!!   Space still available!  Hike will be easily paced with rest breaks , and no need to go all the way to the top! Blueberry Benefit for Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Saturday, September 11th Join naturalist Dale Chorman for an all-day trip across the bay with Karl Stoltzfus' Bay Excursions to the Grace Ridge Trail. Hike through old-growth spruce forest and subalpine meadows to enjoy alpine berry-picking in a spectacular setting while learning about the area plants and other natural features.   Departs from bottom of Homer Harbor ramp 3 (by Coal Point Seafoods) at 8:30 am, returns to the dock around 6pm. Bring lunch and water. Cost: $85, benefit for Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. Limit 1...
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Just back from yet another trip to the cabin on Kachemak Bay, Alaska, and back with a 95 pound box of wild Pacific Halibut. I'm going to make my favorite "Margarita Cheesecake" and have grilled Halibut tacos while I imagine myself sitting on the deck soaking up the views. Enjoy your cheesecake! Margarita Cheesecake ½ cup butter, melted 1 ¼ cups finely crushed pretzels 1 tbs granulated sugar 2 (8-oz) packages of cream cheese, softened ¾ cup granulated sugar (divided use) 2 tbs cornstarch ¼ tsp lemon extract 4 large eggs ½ cup "Tequila"  (taste first for purity) 1 ½ tsp finely grated lime peel (divided use) ½ tsp vanilla extract 2 cups sour cream 1 tbs lime juice   •1.      Preheat oven to 325° F •2.      In small mixing bowl, combine butter, pretzels and 1 tbs sugar. Press onto bottom an...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Shoot Low Sherriff they're riding Shetlands... So I'm driving down the road minding my own business when suddenly I see ahead of me a very strange sight...   In Homer Alaska like other towns across the nation people love their dogs and drive them around in their trucks... But I have never seen someone driving around with a small pony in the back of the truck The head was bobbing , the hair was flying and the neck going back and forth.... It looked Real.....Really!   Upon closer investigation this was no pony...maybe a one trick pony... it was a stuffed pony for children to ride!   So there you go... things are not always as they appear...it is always good to take a second look!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Happy Birthday Mary Ann Rowe! Mary Ann is one of Homer Alaska's Finest! She moved from California to Homer in the early 70's! I think that was before they had paved roads... so it wasn't all that easy!  Today is her Birthday so it would be a good time to call her and say Happy Birthday... or send flowers.... Or dark chocolate....   Mary Ann Rowe is a fixture in the title world... She works at First American Title and before that worked at Kachemak Title... She is the Title Queen..... She knows where all the easements are and the encroachments and a few squatters...   She Has And Is A Tremendous Boon To Our Community And Has Served On All Kinds Of Boards And Helped Out At Fundraisers And Even A Realtor Convention Or 2 Or 23..... Yacht Club, Rotary Club, Winter King Salmon Derby, Shorebir...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Location Location Location... Prime Real Estate Homer Alaska   Check Out This Eagles Nest Located In Homer Alaska.   Bald Eagles Often Use and Rebuild the Same Nest Each Year. This was at the Beginning of the Year as They Fixed up the Nest and Patched All the Holes   Nest Trees Are Usually Close To Water, Afford A Clear View Of The Surrounding Area. This Eagles Nest Has All the Criteria and Is Perfectly Located...   On Homers Bypass Road from Town to the Spit Located Across From the Only Stop Light In Homer, Beluga Lake and the Homer Slough...   This Cozy Nest Is Private with Awesome View and built in Good Memories! Call Me today if You are Looking for the Perfect Nest in Homer Alaska
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Homer Alaska is the Halibut Capitol of the world .... The Homer Alaska Jackpot Halibut Derby is the largest derby in the land! Saturday a new leader emerged... Jamie Olvera from Fairbanks Alaska.... She reeled in a whopping 277.6 pound Halibut!   Unless someone pulls up a bigger fish by Tuesday she will win the monthly prize of 1,000 and an extra $500 for the Lady Angler monthly prize. Congratulations to Capt. Ben Martin of North Country Halibut Charters!  Great Job putting your clients on the fish! The Derby has one more month to go and closes on Sept 30. Lots of the big fish get caught in this last month...   The Homer Alaska Jackpot Halibut Derby is sponsored by the Homer Chamber Of Commerce. The grand prize depends on how many tickets are sold but last years winner was Homers' own T...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
  Sandhill Cranes in Homer Alaska.... The other Day we were on our Realtor HLS tour (Homer List Share we go and see the new listings every Wednesday)... It was a beautiful day in Homer Alaska as we came out of a house right in town just in time to see a couple of Sand Hill cranes land in the yard next door... There is no way you can ignore a crane when they land right in front of you and start walking with those long gangling legs and make their little honking noises..  Enjoy them while you can .... They will leave us all too soon...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Well it appears the Cleveland is steaming and stirring.... not Cleveland Ohio... but Cleveland Mountain also know as another volcano here in Alaska out on the Aleutian chain!   This Map from the Alaska Volcano Observatory / Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys   Level Yellow which means "Volcano is exhibiting signs of elevated unrest above known background level" go to http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Cleveland.php  for more information The Cleveland is Not that Close to us but here is Mt Augustine Steaming Last Week... Cook Inlet! Oh Yeah the Ring of Fire Homer Alaska
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
A Moment in Homer Alaska The other day I was out taking pictures of a new listing... they had horses and they were all brushed and shiny I came back into town and was driving on the what we call the bypass road... which would make most people laugh... it is technically highway 1 but it is 2 lanes going through town to the Spit... anyway.... I caught a glimpse of something and I thought it was a horse on the highway...but no it was a big shiny moose...  I turned around and saw that it was head down towards the inlet so I did too.... parked my car and waited for it to come to me.... beautiful day, beautiful moose and a beautiful moment ...   The Sun was Shining, the wind gentle through the high grass, birds nesting on the wetlands...  The Moose looked like she was healthy happy and almost...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
The July 4th Parade in Homer Alaska was A lot of Fun! We had some great floats and people lined up all up and down the street to see the participants.The Homer Chamber and the Homer Police are to be thanked for all the hard work! The Star Spangled Banner was sang by a young girl with a powerful voice! Tim White did a great Job as the MC and Scott Connelly the Land Man set up the Sound System with Chip Duggan's Help!  A Big Thanks to the Bay Realty Crew who always give 100 percent to make it all Work! Most important are the folks who make floats and participate by being in the parade! You do Homer Proud! Thanks Here is the parade for those of you who couldn't see it and those of you who want to relive it!   See You ALL next Year at Bay Realty in Homer Alaska!!!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Hoka Hey is all over the place in Homer.... It's a good Day to Ride....in Homer Alaska!   Hoka Hey has arrived! Motorcycle riders from everywhere signed up for the big race from Key West Florida to Homer Alaska! The say there are over 110 in town right now! More on the Way! Can you imagine? What a wild ride!  Men and Women have traveled the some 8,000 miles to arrive in Homer Alaska just in time for the 4th of July Celebration. The first woman to finish was from Australia.  The first husband and wife team were from Texas. The Finish Line is out on the Spit at the Hockey Rink.   We had some folks from Homer in the race too... Exciting Stuff...Hey?   We Welcome the Hoka Hey Riders! Hope you all show up for the parade on Sunday! Make it Loud and Proud!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Look at our Fowl Friends all Ready for The Hoka Hey People to roll into town! Are they Ready to Party or What? Like the rest of Homer Alaska they are all about the 4th Of July Weekend It is great to see these guys back in all their glory! The Party is On!  
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
July 4th Parade at Bay Realty in Homer Alaska   There are many changes this year... the Parade usually is at 6 and it is at 2 They are coming from all directions but not from the high school as usual   Staging will be done in many areas and Heath Street Will be closed for 1:30pm till the parade is done   The only constant in all of this is the Judging is at Bay Realty   So gather round and be ready for the thrills and laughs and Homers Own Putting on the 4th! Noah is READY!
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