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By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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 "HAPPY NEW YEAR" 2021 I know many of you are thinking by the title of this post how could we possibly have a Happy New Year with all the stuff that's going on around the world!Well I am here to say there are some very exciting events coming in the beginning of 2021. Then through out the year 2021 there will many other positive events that will follow.So I have some ideas to ponder that will help you to create a Happy New Year in 2021. 1. Get outdoors as much as possible, go for a walk in the neighborhood everyday, go for a hike, get some fresh air. 2. STOP WATCHING THE NEWS and garbage on Social Media. Stay away from Social Media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, etc. I am slowly closing my Facebook accounts in 2021. 3. Express love to all family & friends around you, help and give the...
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Beautiful Susitna River running south of Hatcher Pass Alaska by Robert Swetz June 7th 2020
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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 Here is a great photo I took in Palmer Alaska last evening May 31st at 10:00pm.Some people that have never been to Alaska might think, is this really Alaska? Many of them say I thought Alaska was all snow and cold? And I always have to explain to them that Alaska has all 4 seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.In fact during the Summer months Alaska is green and beautify like this photo I took in Palmer Alaska 20 miles north of Anchorage. And yes this is Alaska at its finest ... ;o) 
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Another beautiful day in Alaska ...The clouds are clearing up now and it's going to be a beautiful sunny day at "The Last Frontier" ;o)Have a wonderful day in the Lower 48 ...
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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When we think of Fall Colors most of us assume the different colored leaves, yellows, oranges, reds and browns. But in Alaska and other parts of the world there are so many other plants that change color during the Fall months.Take a close look at this photo from Hatcher Pass Alaska that I took. During the Spring and Summer months all you see is green. But in this photo there are a rainbow or colors and none of them from leaves. All of the mountain sides in Alaska are a rainbow of colors that are totally breath taking and a photographers paradise ...
Well I am very excited about my next vacation to Alaska around the first week of September. I was in Alaska for 9 days around Memorial Day and I am amped up once again. And of course I will be bringing my cameras so I can share the beauty of Alaska with all my associates and friends from Activerain ;o)For any of you that really like my photos of Alaska please try this like towards my FaceBook page, I posted many more great photos there https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010261863185
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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I am very sad to say that my wife Lin went into emergency last evening because she was feeling very sick. Lin waiting for around 10 hours to get a bed for her stay at the hospital.The doctors and nurses found out that Lin's blood pressure is very low, she has strep throat and some type of infection that has spread into her blood stream.Lin is the sweetest person and would do anything for anybody. With her happy festive presence it's very difficult to see her like this, and I wish everyone would pray for Lin's quick recovery. Here are a couple of wonderful photos of Lin in Alaska and she was so excited to have been able to drive her car on Big Lake is Alaska, she had never done this before ;o)
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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 Beautiful colored mountain range by Palmer Alaska Palmer Alaska is a very small town 35 miles north of Anchorage and about 7 miles south east of Wasilla Alaska.Surrounding the town of Palmer are huge mountain ranges with snow cap mountains even in the summer months.Here is a great photograph I captured showing the many different colors Alaska has to offer. And if you ever visit Anchorage Alaska make sure to take a drive to Palmer, Wasilla and surrounding areas.
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Is this really Planet Earth? I have been to some very strange looking places in my life but this area took me by surprise.Several years ago one of my nephews named Donny that lives in Alaska brought us up to Hatcher Pass located approx 20 miles north of Wasilla. There is a old historical abandoned mine at Hatcher Pass along with Red Cabins for snow skiing and winter activities.When we first arrived at Hatcher Pass I was snapping photos of the Red Cabins and mountains. Then my Donny said let's go to another place you really have to see ...So we drove up a dirt road up the mountain that peaks out and then leads down to the main road going to Fairbanks. When we got to the top of the pass Donny said if you take these hiking trails up around 2 miles you will come to several small mountain po...
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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 Beautiful Palmer Alaska by Robert Swetz If you drive north on Glenn hwy around 20 miles you will pass Eagle River and then around 15 miles north of Eagle river you will come to come to Palmer north east and Wasilla north.Palmer is a small town with a low population with homes surrounded by HUGE mountains.This photo above was taken off old Glenn hwy by the old steel bridge and in this area by the Knik River you can park your RV's by the river to camp, boat and fish.
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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 Robert Vegas Bob Swetz ISO Lake Properties Robert Swetz aka Vegas Bob is in search of a special lake property for future retirement along with other lake properties for investment and or family and friends.  The Lake Properties that I am interested in need to be around areas with mountains, streams and snow.  The three photos above were taken on lakes north of Anchorage and these are and example of what I am looking for.  For anyone reading this post that has any connections and or knows of areas where I could start looking at lake properties please let me know in the comments below.  Areas of interest of lake properties would be ...Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Northern California, Minnesota, Maine, Utah, Nevada, etc. 
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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  Sunrise over Lucille Lake Wasilla Alaska by Robert Swetz     I finally was able to break away from work on Labor Day weekend and visit my family in Alaska. The last time I was in Alaska was in 2016 so you might understand my excitement being there again.   I am wrapping up a job in Silicon Valley in NorCal so it's very difficult for me to break away. I spent some quality time in Homer with my wife and we looked at some real estate.   On my visit I took many photographs and the photo above was taken at sunrise Labor Day morning on Lucille Lake in Wassilla Alaska 40 miles north of Anchorage.   The clouds were racing across the sky over Lucille Lake so I was taking many photos of the clouds reflecting across the water, so stay tuned for more photos.            Posted by Robert "Vegas Bob...
By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
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Home Prices in Palmer Alaska for February 2017 Real estate market data for Palmer, Alaska provided by Katrina Benton of Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group.  Call 907-301-0189 if you would like more detailed market information specific to your neighborhood.  Find out what your home in Palmer Alaska is worth instantly on my website. Palmer Home Prices  We have seen a month of selling price increases in home prices in Palmer and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Palmer.  Working with a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are starting to sell within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from the graph b...
By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
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Home Prices in Wasilla Alaska for February 2017 Real estate market data for Wasilla, Alaska provided by Katrina Benton of Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group.  Call 907-301-0189 if you would like more detailed market information specific to your neighborhood.  Find out what your home in Wasilla Alaska is worth instantly on my website. Wasilla Home Prices  We have seen a month of selling price increases in home prices in Wasilla and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Wasilla.  Working with a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are starting to sell within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from the g...
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Big changes for Vegas Bob coming in 2017     Big changes for Vegas Bob coming in 2017   With 2017 coming around the corner Robert Vegas Bob Swetz has some BIG changes up his sleeve.  Vegas Bob is really getting tired of working construction, his body and intelligence are being tested everyday. And Vegas Bob is also getting tired of the Real Estate Industry, and enjoyed purchasing Real Estate for investments more than being a licensed agent.   Robert Swetz heart is in traveling, taking photographs and videos so much more than construction and or selling Real Estate. So time will tell and as Vegas Bob gets older, he is ready for change and will keep everyone updated on his latest changes ;o)      The photograph at the top of the page was taken by Robert Swetz o...
By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
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Home Prices in Wasilla Alaska for November 2016 Real estate market data for Wasilla, Alaska provided by Katrina Benton of Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group.  Call 907-301-0189 if you would like more detailed market information specific to your neighborhood.  Find out what your home in Wasilla Alaska is worth instantly on my website. Wasilla Home Prices  We have a month of selling price increases on home prices in Wasilla and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Wasilla but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are starting to sell within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from the graph belo...
By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
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Home Prices in Palmer Alaska for November 2016 Real estate market data for Palmer, Alaska provided by Katrina Benton of Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group.  Call 907-301-0189 if you would like more detailed market information specific to your neighborhood.  Find out what your home in Palmer Alaska is worth instantly on my website. Palmer Home Prices  We have a month of selling price increases on home prices in Palmer and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Palmer but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are starting to sell within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from the graph below, lis...
A mirror reflection of my last visit to Alaska by Robert Swetz Here are some clouds and trees reflecting on a small lake on my last visit to Alaska during a wonderful beautiful day in The Last Frontier.Robert 'Vegas Bob" Swetz always looks forward to the next day he will be able to be with his family and the beauty that Alaska has to offer.Robert Swetz has traveled the United States and many parts of the world and has yet to find a place as beautiful as Alaska.The search will continue through out my life searching for a place that may match and or be more beautiful than Alaska, and the search continues ... "Have a wonderful day"  Robert Swetz Alaska by Robert Swetz 9/1/2016
As far as the eye can see in Palmer Alaska by Robert Swetz In Palmer Alaska there is a turn off several miles north on the right hand side of the road. And every time I am in Alaska I have to stop and snap a couple of photographs. The view is so wide open that I can only get maybe 1/3 of the total view. And if I used a wide angle everything in the photo would look very small.So here is one photo looking out as far north as the eye can see from Palmer Alaska. Palmer Alaska by Robert Swetz 8/30/2016 

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