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Alaska Real Estate Agent Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Big Results

02/19/2008 RISMEDIA, Feb. 20, 2008-Despite the down market that is affecting real estate across the country, Kristan Cole in Wasilla, Alaska has seen a dramatic increase in business from her online resources. The Kristan Cole Team attributes much of their success to ...

Alaska GOP chair ‘shocked’ by Walker pick for Senate seat

02/15/2018 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The chairman of the Alaska Republican party ... Seattle not amused by green-pigs stunt by real-estate company Everett teen arrested after grandmother finds journal detailing school-shooting plot, police say Amazon laying off ...

Alaska Airlines operations veteran Todd Sproul and long-time industry executive Shane Jones named to Alaska's leadership team

02/15/2018 Sproul will serve as vice president of system operations, a new position, and Jones will be vice president, airport real estate and development, filling a recent vacancy. In his new role, Sproul will oversee Alaska Airlines' systems operations control and ...

Permanent Fund big loser in market crash

02/14/2018 ANCHORAGE (KTUU) One of the big losers in the recent stock market tumble was Alaska’s Permanent Fund ... $4.2 billion was invested in real estate, $11.9 billion in the bond market, $2 billion was in cash and $2.4 billion in hedge funds.

Alaska fishing license sales drop in 2017, but revenue grows

02/14/2018 KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Sport-fishing license sales dropped in Alaska ... Amazon laying off corporate employees in rare cutback Seattle not amused by real-estate company's green pigs stunt Will Earl Thomas' holdout strategy pay off? 'I cringed,' former ...

South Florida mortgage delinquency rates remain far higher than the national average

02/13/2018 while lower in all other states except Alaska." Mortgage delinquencies are a key indicator of how the economy is doing. If more people are failing to make payment on their mortgage, it could mean the economy is struggling or the real estate market might be ...

Real Property Assessment Notices Mailed

02/10/2018 Alaska Statutes and Ketchikan Gateway Borough Code of Ordinances require that properties be assessed at full and true value. Quoting a news release, the Assessment Department has followed the local real estate market closely in order to determine local ...

The worst county to live in in each state

02/09/2018 5-yr. population change: +5.4% > Nov. unemployment rate: 13.0% > Poverty rate: 26.6% > Life expectancy at birth: 74.3 years The median household income in Alaska’s Bethel Census Area is $53,296 a year, well below Alaska’s $74,444 median, but only ...

Boro to send property tax assessments

02/08/2018 According to a borough press release, Alaska statues and the borough’s own code of ordinances “require that properties be assessed at full and true value.” “The Assessment Department has followed the local real estate market closely in order to ...

Jason Alaska Joins Pearce Real Estate Guilford Office

02/09/2018 From Pearce Real Estate Barbara L. Pearce, CEO and President of Pearce Real Estate, today announced that Jason Alaskahas joined Pearce Real Estate as a Residential Sales Associate in the Guilford shoreline office. He reports to Nanette Pastore, Senior Vice ...

Iron Mountain and Chenega Applied Solutions Awarded Contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons

02/08/2018 About Chenega Chenega Applied Solutions (CAS), LLC is an 8(a) ANC-owned subsidiary of Chenega Corporation, the third largest Alaska Native Corporation in ... organizations around the world, and with a real estate network of more than 85 million square ...

Aaron Wagenschutz, 34

02/08/2018 Alaska, the son of Edwin and Debbie (Bascom) Wagenschutz. He grew up in Petoskey and attended Petoskey High School. Aaron shared ten wonderful years with his partner Rachel Garrod. For the last three years he has been a real estate agent with Real Estate ...

Don’t make the mistakes this couple made buying a home

02/08/2018 Buying our first home in Alaska in 2009 was the biggest mistake my husband Zach ... Mistake No. 1: Not shopping around for a real-estate agent In our excitement to become homeowners, it didn’t cross our mind to shop around for a real-estate agent.

Home Prices Continue to Rise, and More Is Predicted for 2018

02/05/2018 The real estate data company predicts prices will continue climbing ... Rhode Island and California both saw 8.2% increases, while prices were up 8.1% in Maine and 8% in Colorado. Alaska had the smallest bump, at 1.6%, followed by 1.7% in Oklahoma ...

Alaska Permanent posts 8.45% return for six months

02/06/2018 Other asset class returns for the six months ended Dec. 31 were multiasset strategies, 6.1%; private credit, 5%; absolute return, 4.4%; asset allocation strategies, 3.7%; and real estate, 3.1%. Alaska Permanent said in the news release that strategies in ...

Alaska Permanent Fund Generates 8.45% Return for 1H FY2018

02/06/2018 The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC ... Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets to Purchase GLL Real Estate Partners Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, part of Macquarie, agreed to purchase 100% of GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH, a Munich ...

Where are millennials buying houses in the U.S.? Olathe is top, Overland Park up there

02/05/2018 Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Anchorage, Alaska. The study looked at 200 large cities ... One recent small sample housing survey by real estate marketing firm Highline Partners found that Kansas City area millennials want houses with yards and are attracted ...

Two new agents for Berkshire Hathaway

02/03/2018 He currently works as a licensed insurance broker and earned his real estate license last year. Earlene Holmes, originally from Muleshoe, Texas, held a variety of jobs from Germany to Alaska and South Carolina during her husband's 20-year military career.

GOP senator says Trump knows more about Alaska than his speech suggested

02/01/2018 Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, said in an interview after Trump's speech ... Trump repeatedly made it sound as if a New York real estate guy would know little about the issue. "Is it true you're thinking about ANWR?" Trump recalled the energy industry friend ...

Anchorage's economic outlook slightly up for 2018, as recession expected to moderate

01/31/2018 The highest levels of participation came from businesses involved in professional services, finance/insurance/real estate, nonprofits ... and their opinion of the overall economies in Anchorage and Alaska. Most of the questions were unchanged from prior ...

Scientists study social side of landslide issues in Sitka

01/27/2018 In addition to the public opinion sessions, the RAND team conferred with representatives from the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, the Assembly, the Sitka Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service, Sitka School District, local real estate brokers and others.

Tsunami warning cancelled after magnitude-7.9 earthquake off Alaska

01/25/2018 Alaska’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management ... sparking a series of tsunamis that killed more than 250,000 people. Search real estate for sale or rent anywhere in Australia from licensed estate agents on simply type in any suburb ...

Wells Fargo donates property to KCF: 1074 Woodland Ave. given to Ketchikan Community Foundation

01/25/2018 The foundation, an affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation ... at the banks and often at real estate agencies,” Axelson said. “Low and behold, this story for us starts at a real estate agency locally.” She explained members at Coastal Real ...

States that feel the most pain from the government shutdown

01/22/2018 4. Alaska: National parkland is one key factor, and Alaska has more than most other states. [ + - ] 5. Hawaii: Hawaii has a good deal of national parkland, too, but it also has the most real estate as percentage of GDP. Many of those sales and transfers ...

What to Do If You Are the Executor of a Will

01/20/2018 5. Search for Information You Can’t Easily Find Besides the obvious places such as filing cabinets and personal safes, you might want to check the person’s freezer for important documents, according to the Alaska Court System website. Your parent might ...

How to get started in the business of investment property

01/20/2018 Years ago, when my column started appearing in other cities' newspapers -- yes, eventually it did in Honolulu and even in Anchorage, Alaska -- I learned that almost nothing differs so widely from one area to another as final settlement of a real estate ...

Five rules for investment from Alaska’s Permanent Fund Corporation

01/11/2018 Right now, Alaska has a $2.5 billion hole in its budget and it isn ... It’s spread out across stocks and bonds and real estate and public and private investments. That kind of diversity is designed to limit loss. But it isn’t designed to be a short ...

Real Estate Said Goodbye to 2017 With Record Prices

01/17/2018 Anchorage, Alaska; Wichita, Kansas; Fargo, North Dakota; and Wilmington-Dover in Delaware were the only four metro areas that saw a year-over-year decrease in median sale prices whereas sale prices in 10 metro areas increased in double-digit percentages ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event set

01/15/2018 leadership and caring for community in the Jack White Real Estate Training Room, 3801 Center Point Drive. At 4 p.m. a celebration will include cake, a book signing and a group photo. (friends.of.alaska.pyli@gmail.com)

Here's a list of where Walmart is closing more than 60 Sam's Club stores

01/13/2018 The wholesale club location closings span from Alaska to Puerto Rico ... "Transforming our business means managing our real estate portfolio — we need a strong fleet of clubs that are fit for the future. After a thorough review, it became clear we ...

Alaska-class ferry misses goal: Parts to be built Outside

01/12/2018 It’s related to just the size of the vessel and the real estate we have available to us,” he said. “In general, what we need now are journey-level workers, and it’s hard to find journey-level shipbuilders in Alaska.” Ward said he knows Alaskans ...

Wal-Mart raising pay, closing 63 Sam's Clubs

01/12/2018 "Transforming our business means managing our real estate portfolio -- we need a strong fleet of ... Stores across states like Illinois, Texas, Georgia, New Jersey, Alaska and Washington were among those affected by the decision Thursday, according to ...

Here's a map of where Walmart is closing more than 60 Sam's Club stores

01/12/2018 The wholesale club location closings span from Alaska to Puerto Rico ... "Transforming our business means managing our real estate portfolio — we need a strong fleet of clubs that are fit for the future. After a thorough review, it became clear we ...

$63 billion and counting: How long can Alaska’s Permanent Fund keep growing so fast?

01/11/2018 Now, the fund that grew from Alaska’s oil wealth is everywhere: stocks, bonds, real estate, hedge funds, infrastructure. It has also showered money on biotech companies doing cutting-edge drug and cancer research. And, with each new deal, investors ...

How much a home is worth in each state

01/12/2018 Home prices in Alabama have risen over the past year with an increase in demand and a drop in home inventory, according to the Alabama Center for Real Estate at the University ... According to our research, Alaska is one the most expensive places to ...

House updates real estate rules

02/25/2012 The Alaska House of Representatives approved a bill Friday making several changes to real estate law, including barring licensed real estate assistants from working for more than one broker. House Bill 267, co-sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz, R-Juneau ...

Delinquency Rates Skewed by Hurricane Stricken States

01/10/2018 In Alaska, the third state where loan performance deteriorated ... consumer confidence and spending in the national economy which should continue to provide a solid foundation for real estate demand in the storm-impacted areas and beyond."

Former bookstore may become business hub

01/09/2018 JUNEAU (AP) — University of Alaska Southeast’s Auke Bay bookstore that closed ... Shoenberger’s background is in commercial real estate, while Simpson has a background in venture capital investments. Simpson said that ideally, they would like to ...

Former bookstore at Auke Bay might become business hub

01/08/2018 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — University of Alaska Southeast's Auke Bay ... Shoenberger's background is in commercial real estate, while Simpson has a background in venture capital investments. Simpson said that ideally, they would like to get leases worked ...

Bulgarian businessman shot dead on the street in Sofia

01/08/2018 As Alaska Air cuts costs, employee discontent grows and passenger ... Hristov was the owner of a large dairy company but was also active in construction, real estate and tourism. The killing comes only a week after Bulgaria took over the six-month ...