Homer, AK Real Estate News

By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Homer Spit....Homer Alaska 99603     The Homer City Council and Planning Commission have decided to create a Plan for the Homer Spit. The plan will determine development and recommend improvements and zoning reulations for the Spit. Anyone who has any interest in the Homer Spit should be involved now not later in helping to mold the plane for zoning and regulations. A Web site for people to get updates on the process and to suggest ideas can be found at www.homerspitfutureplan.com  There is only one Homer Spit… and the time to be involved is now to help the process proceed in a positive and successful outcome! There is Only ONE Homer Spit! Winter or Summer Lets Make sure they Get it right!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Wordless Wednesday Homer Alaska!   There really is no place like Homer Alaska... This is how it looks on a bad day coming down the hill into Homer.... It is just beautiful even on a rainy cloudy day with the steamy fog blurring the lines of the mountains and glaciers across the way.... Homer Alaska.... A Great Place to be!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
  Homer Alaska Sandhill Cranes.... Sandhill Cranes are long legged beautiful creatures...  You just have to stop and watch them fly over you when they make their graceful approach...honking sometimes to announce their arrival, they are fascinating to watch.....Cranes love to Dance and when they get going it is a sight to see...  In Homer Alaska we have a 200 plus population of Sandhill Cranes during the season... they come up to the northland to breed... late September they begin their flight back down to the warmer lower 48   In winter, the cranes spend time in central California near Lodi.   Homer's own Cranes will be at San Joaquin Valley in plenty of time for the annual Lodi, California, Sandhill Crane Festival, scheduled for November 6-8, 2009. The Lodi festival is much like the Ka...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
    Homer Alaska 15th Annual Run to Cure Breast Cancer Walk Run Or Shave to raise Money to Cure Cancer and Wear PINK for the Cause! Another Huge Success August 16th 2009 Bay Realty  is Proud to Support this Event! Think Pink...Think Cure for Cancer!    If you were unable to attend, tax-deductible sponsorships and donations of any amount are encouraged. All proceeds stay in Homer to support early breast cancer detection and the local mammogram program.. For more information, visit kbfpc.org or call 235-3436.
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Theres No Place Like Home Make Your Move NOW! Before the Snow Flies and the Tax Credit is GONE!! Bay Realty Homer Alaska 907-235-6183 Scroll down three posts and read about the tax credit... good information if you are a first time home buyer or have not bought a home in 3 years...  this is a great opportunity for you to buy a home and get a $8,000 credit back... scroll down now....
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
BE INVOLVED Attend the Meeting .... Listen... Learn and then Voice Your Concerns or Approval!   The Homer Planning Department and consulting group USKH Inc. will be holding an open house and workshop on the proposed Homer Spit Comprehensive Plan. The open house is 3-5 p.m. today in the Land's End Resort Quarter Deck on the Spit, followed by a workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The plan describes future development and recommends public improvements for this recreational, tourist, commercial and wildlife area. Issues faced include traffic congestion, parking and demands for public services. The expected date for the plan's completion is in the spring of 2010. A project Web site is at www.homerspitfutureplan.com     It is Our Future, Our Spit, Our Homer Alaska...Get Involved!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Okay we know it is in Homer Alaska and that is not fair to those of you who do not live here... but I am betting that even people who do live here wont be able to guess where this darling couple reside! Are these guys cute or what and I hear they have been together for ever! Homer Alaska
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
What a gorgeous Day in Homer Alaska! It was just one of those WOW Factor Days... got to enjoy a few moments out on the Spit and enjoying the last day my nephew Dylan was here from Kansas... we got to see some sights on the Spit today and thought I would Share..... The Famous Homer Spit from the top of Skyline Drive....Homer Alaska Oh Yeah Water Sports! Catch of the Day.. and Month but not year The leader is 364.8 Pounds Okay a little more Fishing! Homer Alaska Halibut Capitol of the World! And no trip to the Homer Spit is complete without a stop at the Salty Dawg!
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Homer Alaska...So Did you feel the Shaker today around 3?? It rattled our big ole building and scared a couple of tourists at my desk! Fun Stuff! 4.6 on the Richter Scale out by Fox River... There is some beautiful land out there ...thought this might be a good time to share some of that with you...  And NO worries no one was hurt... no damage reported and the tourists were happy the quake was just a jolt, roll and gone... all good.....smooth waters after that! Still Safe to Buy Land and Homes!    Any guess where this Beautiful piece of ground is? Pretty Special Place in the World...Real Pristine Property. Homer Alaska Thursday July 30, 2009 4.6 Richter Scale....... 
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  So With NO further Suspense........ The Photo was taken in the garden of Jean Keene the Eagle Lady's Home at the end of the road in Homer Alaska. Jean Keene was famous for feeding the eagles and taking care of them thru the winter... because of her love for the eagles... She was known through out the world. Dan Rather and CBS featured her, She was featured in People, Readers Digest, National Geographic, Ripley's Believe it or not and Life Magazine. Rush Limbaugh and Jon Stewart both did stories on her too. She came to Homer Alaska in 1977 and started out by feeding 2 Eagles on the Spit...by 1987 she was feeding upwards of 200 Eagles in the winter on the beach at the end of the road in Homer Alaska. Environmentalists protested her efforts and applied much pressure to the city of Homer ...
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Fund raiser for Scott Connelly  at Fireweed Golf Course in Anchor Point Alaska  Starts at 10:AM Saturday August 1st! Not too Late to Sponsor a Hole or sign up for the teams! Donations also Accepted! Call Gina Pelai or Shelly Stradling at Bay Realty 907-235-6183 to sign up or donate! Scramble golf is fun and easy  Do not be worried Tiger Woods will nt be there! Come on Come all for a day FILLED with FUN and GOOD VIBES Relax and Party Down... Miller Man donated beer and the Fireweed Grill on site has YUMMY FOOD.. So Be there or BE SQUARE Just so you can brush up on your game....  Here is a good golf lesson/tip!PARTY DOWN PEOPLE
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
I had a star for a fleeting moment and then it was taken away... my star was gone.... I do not know why...Was it something I said? Something I didn’t say? The star was there and then it was gone... I am a little sadden by this... but all artist suffer... starry starry night paint your palette blue and grey but why did you take my star away???? Dedicated to my Sister Jonna who always took cupcakes to School on Vincents Birthday.....
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
  This is a famous Spot in our area.. It has been seen on national TV, magazines, news stories and is really known world round... can you guess where it is, what it is and who created this special place? The Locals will be able to guess this one pretty easy but it may be harder for those of you in the Lower 48!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
    Summer in Homer Alaska is such a wonderful time… especially when the weather is good to us… like this year! Our Visitors are always surprised when they come to Alaska and see these beautiful flowers everywhere! We love the flowers in the Summer time… we have them everywhere plus they grow wild and are plentiful on the roads and valleys and mountains… Wild Flowers and planted or potted flowers we love to show off our flowers…. Kachemak Board of Realtors will be out looking for the most striking and beautiful gardens in Homer soon…. Is your Garden ready to Show?  Noah will be there to give you the thumbs up!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
  Scott Connelly also known as the Land Man… snapped this picture on the top of West Hill the other day… He sent off the Pictures to Fish and Game and got the following message….. Hi Scott, Thanks for the pictures. The moose has papillomas (warts), which are caused by a virus spread by direct contact. We see cases of this throughout the Kenai. It has no apparent affect on the health of the animal. More info on this can be found at http://www.wildlife.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=disease.main  Thomas McDonough ADF&G Homer The good news is they say the moose is healthy… and nothing to really worry about… Just looks real weird! I have shown this to several people and none of them have ever seen a moose with warts! So I thought it was worth sharing…..   
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Homer Alaska July 15th... Every Wednesday the Realtors and Affiliates in our Area get together to share listings and information regarding our Market and Industry.  We meet at noon and tour new listings. This week we were at a beautiful spot on Ocean Drivelooking out towards Cook Inlet on the left and Kachemak Bay and the Homer Spit on the right. It was a Beautiful Day in Homer! Life is Good! Especailly on a day like this! 
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Interest Rate Summary for Alaska Housing Finance!  Time To Buy! Rates valid from 7/09/09 to 7/09/09   Loan Programs 30 Year Factor 15 Year Factor Rural Housing * 5.375 .005600 5.000 .007908 Rural Non-Owner Occupied * 5.375 .005600 5.000 .007908 Tax-Exempt First-Time Homebuyer and Veterans Tax-Exempt ** 5.125 .005445 4.875 .007843 Veterans Mortgage Program ** 5.250 .005522 5.000 .007908 Taxable 5.625 .005757 5.250 .008039 Non-conforming 5.875 .005915 5.500 .008171 Taxable First-Time Homebuyer 5.500 .005678 5.125 .007973 * Rural Housing and Rural Non-Owner Occupied Loan Programs - Interest Rates are applied to the first $250,000 only. The balance is at the Rural Rate plus 1%.    ** For a limited time, new purchases under the Tax-Exempt First-Time Homebuyer, Veterans Tax-Exempt and Vetera...
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Scroll down to see all the photos from the parade and then Bay realty Block Party! It was a great Parade and Party! July 4th Parade - Celebrating Alaska's 50th The Homer Independence Day Parade was a huge hit again this year with a record turnout of entries and participants. With 52 parade entries and over 200 participants, 9 entries took home $550 in prize money. The Homer Chamber of Commerce, GCI, Bay Realty and the Homer Tribune sponsored the Parade this year. Thanks to the local businesses on Pioneer Avenue that also contributed cash and prizes. The winners are:   Prize Classification Group Sponsored by $ 75 Group: Adult Red Hot Mamas GCI $ 75 Group: Children Driftwood Inn GCI $ 50 Best Individual Thelma Pratt Gordon, longest living in Homer GCI $ 50 Best Bicycle Robby Reeves GCI $ ...
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This was the 10th Homer Chamber of Commerce Parade, we at Bay Realty have been a part of and it was a really great parade. The best ever not only for the amount of entries... the quality of the entries was exceptional! Really a good time was had by all! The theme this year was the 50 Year anniversary of statehood for Alaska and the parade had some very interesting people and was enjoyed by all! We had a really good time and if you were in the parade and want this or any of the other pictures I have of you or yours email me and I will send you the pictures I have of you and or your group! Thanks to All!
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Okay lets get to the good stuff the Party! The fun! The kids!  We dont really do fireworks in Alaska in the Summer... it doesnt get dark enough! Take a look at the people! They are the Bright Lights Of Our World!!! ON TO THE PARADE!
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