Homer, AK Real Estate News

By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Summer Season in Homer Alaska is Back! Quack!   Homer is coming alive with flowers and green trees and such We know it summer when our fowl friends are back! They were out and Brightly Celebrating Memorial Day ... I have to go check them out later this weekend! Summer Solstice is coming!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
    In the Homer Alaska market area: Courtesy of Kirk Olsen Certified Appraiser     88 closed MLS sales [$100k+] in the last 12 months (+21  from the previous 12 months)   Median sale price: $229,800  (+5% from previous 12 months)   Median marketing time  116 days (+44 days from previous 12 months)   Ratio of median sale price to median list price  96% (same as previous 12 months)
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
The Love Boat comes to Homer Alaska!   The first cruise shop hit the Homer Harbor today!   It was great to see the impressive Amsterdam dock at our port!   The people came and traveled thru Homer all day.... Too bad we are still in the brown dusty stage of Spring! But still they seemed to enjoy themselves... and we enjoyed welcoming them to our Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea! Homer Welcomes the Holland American Cruise Shops and the People Who Rode in on the Amsterdam!                      
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KACHEMAK BOARD OF REALTORS General Membership May 19th, NOON at Best Western Bidarka Inn Very Important Meeting regarding the New Law... How do they affect you as a Realtor, Property manager Or Property Owner?            EPA Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair, and Painting    WWW.EMI-ALASKA.COM      On April 22, 2010, the new EPA Lead-Safe RRP rule went into effect.   With fines established at $32,500 per offense, it is important to get trained and certified under this new rule.   Environmental Management, Inc. (EMI) in Anchorage is EPA-approved to provide this training.  Once certified, you will be able to advertise that you comply with the requirements of this new law-40 CFR Part 745 issued under the authority of Section 402(c)(3) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This certi...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
    In the Homer Alaska market area: stats courtesy of Kirk Olsen Appraiser Extraordinaire     86 closed MLS sales  [$100k+] in the last 12 months (+24 from the previous 12 months)   Median sale price:  $228,500  (+4% from previous 12 months)   Median marketing time:  109 days  (+30 days from previous 12 months)   Ratio of median sale price to median list price:  96%  (+1 from the previous 12 months)
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  38.5 Pound Winter King Salmon takes the top prize at Homer Alaska Winter King Tournament! Over 857 people joined in on the fun yesterday on the first day of Spring! 257 Boats and 132 salmon were caught and 104 were weighed in... Scott Ross from Anchorage won the top Prize and $18,165!  He was on his own boat the Sarah Nichole named after his daughter...who was there along side him! The other winners were the following: 2 Charlie Edwards Homer Tide Runner 34.5# $12,110 3 Brenda Hays Homer Memory Maker 29.4# $9,515 4 Katie Hillstrand Homer Holo Holo Blue 28.3# $6,920 5 Dennis Massey Soldotna Thunder Bay 28.2# $5,190 6 Lance Haggerty Homer Mulligan 27.5# $4,325 7 Phillip Lane Eagle River Sea Otter II 24.5# $3,460 8 Aaron Isenhour Anchor Point Serenity 24.0# $2,595 9 Bobbi Holsman Anchora...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
In the Homer Alaska market area:  Look at this Beautiful Photo Provided By Kirk Olsen.... Certified Appraiser Extraordinaire! This is his view from his home and the Latest Stats he has provided...All GOOD!     85 closed MLS sales [$100k+] in the past 12 months  (+23 from previous 12 months)    Median sale price: $224,200  (+2% from previous 12 months)    Median marketing time: 106 days  (+22 days from previous 12 months)    Ratio of sale price to list price: 97%  (+1 from the previous 12 months)
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Get ready Homer Alaska Deadliest Catch and the Cave man are on the way!   The Hillstrands are coming home to Homer Alaska with the cave man from the Geico commercials... they are filming an ad in Homer... and got stuck on the road due to avalanches.. That had to be an experience for a guy from Florida...  For those of you who don't know who the Hillstrands.....they are the brothers who run the Time Bandit  Homers favorite crabbing boat featured on the show Deadliest Catch! And they are A wild bunch a fun guys! They did throw the cave man in the snow today along the Highway! Check out their Web site http://www.timebandit.tv/
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Sheesh, another 2 feet of snow!!!? Is this funny or what?? Couldn't help myself someone emailed me this picture and I had to use it.. way to humorous to keep this to myself....   But seriously folks... Homer Alaska to Anchor Point Alaska has been hammered with snow in the last few days... We thought we were well on our way to Spring... but No...lots of snow and more on the way! But we really did get another 2 feet of snow and more than that in some areas!   Stay Warm, Dry and Safe out there Spring is Coming...we Promise!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Look At This Remarkable Sunset over Mt Augustine on Cook Inlet   The Fiery Colors Were Fitting For This Active Volcano   This Has Been the Year of the Sunset in Homer Alaska How Could You Drive Past This And Not Stop To Enjoy The Moment?   Life Is Wild and Beautiful In Homer Alaska
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Monday Moose be Time to Visit Homer Alaska   I was showing homes yesterday to a visitor from New Mexico   She was thrilled to see the Neighbors she can expect to drop by   This was at Pioneer Inn in Homer Alaska    http://www.pioneerinnhomerak.com/   A Great Place to stay and Graze! 412 E Pioneer Avenue, Homer, AK 99603   This Moose paid no attention to cars or folks walking by....   This Little one Just Keep Eating! Life is Wild in Homer Alaska
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Winter Carnival Parade Homer Alaska... Great View From Bay Realty! THANK YOU AT& T For your Sponsorship! The A T & T Folks came From Anchorage to Judge the Festivities...  Johnny B Finally Returns to MC his Winter Carnival Once again....  The Legion with the Message Freedom isnt Free! Boys and Girls Club Benefited from this Groups Enthusiastic Performance  They Kicked it! Crowd Pleaser...Is that a Bear? Oh Yeah it's a bear.... Homer Alaska Head Start   These Remarkable girls have cut waste in the Homer Junior High School!   Girl Scouts of America! Homer Alaska Buy Some Girl Scout Cookies! Homer News makes the News! Winter Carnival... as Always a Hoot!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Winter Carnival Homer Alaska February 11-14, 2010  The Parade is at Noon... and the Judging station will be at Bay Realty! We love a good Parade... You never know what the Winter Carnival will bring... fire trucks, horses, dogs and some Homer Characters... we know we can count on them to all be there... The Ice Racers will be on Beluga Lake Sat at one... Home Brew Contest at Best Western Bidarki ...Snow machine races on Sunday ...lots of fun to be had....... go to the Homer Chamber web site for more info http://www.homeralaska.org Come to Bay Realty  331 E Pioneer Homer Alaska and Get a good Seat!   Special thanks to A T & T for their sponsorship of the parade... they will be the judges so give them a friendly wave and a shout out of THANKS   Also 2 of our favorite events the Boys and G...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
SURFS UP in Homer Alaska...Really!   Driving out the Homer Spit yesterday and much to my surprise I found Surfers! Yes they were surfing ... in February... It was a balmy 20 degrees... and the sun was kind of shining   Are they crazy or what??? Tough For Sure!   Looked like they were having FUN!   Life really is wild in Homer Alaska
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
  Sam goes Global...   It is always a good thing to see young people doing well Sam had a rough patch last year ...but with the help of his mom, good friends and his own great attitude Sam pretty much holds the whole world in his hands... Sam's future is Bright and we are very proud of him! Job Well Done Sam!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
SOLD SOLD SOLDThis is the View from 818 Quiet Creek Condo!It is just beautiful!It Belongs to a very nice couple now who drink coffe and watch the View every morning!! 
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Anyone seen that show... tougher in Alaska?  It is a pretty good show... our good friend Geo Beach goes from job to job and shows how earning  a living in Alaska might be a little tougher than the average... whether it is mining for gold, ice trucking or working for power companies in below zero, wind blowing, mind numbing scenarios...  there is always a little wrinkle to doing normal jobs in Alaska! I did tell him he should do a show on Realtors in Alaska...try finding corners in a blizzard.... For some reason I thought of Geo tonight when I saw these kids ride by....   Kids are a little tougher in Alaska   Oh Yeah...... On the Beach.....   Homer Alaska http://www.history.com/content/tougher-in-alaska/host-s-bio Check out Geo on History Channel  
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
It was such a beautiful day today.... We had fresh snow so everything was pretty...   Fresh Snow on the mountains too...   Check out Mt Redoubt Today.... Steaming a little  Gorgeous.....   Bay Crest Hill.....Wow... the Mountains across the way ...   Gorgeous   Winter is really Beautiful in Homer Alaska...   You should check it out sometime....
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Went out to the Homer Spit today... thought we would check it out ... see what was going on...drove out to the end of the road   Snowflakes were sprinkling down and the sky was gray with some promise of light... Drove over to where Jean Keene aka the Eagle Lady had lived... they have pretty much erased her from her spot.. Too  bad the city of Homer couldn't have put a park up there to remember her by... True they let her live there all that time but now..... poof it is all gone... She still has some friends left...   They hang there...   Waiting...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Jean Keene, the "Eagle Lady" passed away a year ago January 13, 2009. She was 85.    Jean Keene lived in a campground on the Homer Spit since her relocation to Alaska in 1977. Jean began feeding a pair of eagles on the Spit shortly after her arrival. She worked for a seafood plant where she had permission to gather surplus and freezer burned fish for the eagles. After ten years, more than 200 eagles were coming by Jean's place for breakfast. Jean loaded fish into barrels and then into her pickup for the short drive home. Before she doled out fish to the eagles, she chopped them into smaller chunks making it easier for them to carry. Jean fed 200 to 300 eagles about 500 lbs. of fish daily from late December through mid April. For her love and generous efforts to help the Eagles she was t...
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