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Wed Jun 14, 2017
Jeri Lehmkuhl asked:
I am not getting notified of available houses in my search criteria . I am also getting notifications for rentals and I did not check this box.
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Fri May 26, 2017
Bill Kopplin asked:
My address is 3815 Old Nenana Hwy. Fairbanks, 99709. Why can I not find it and list it?

Thank you, Bill Kopplin
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Mon Oct 19, 2015
Heather.lewis81 asked:
We will be PCSing to Fairbanks in Dec. and are trying to gauge whether we would be better off living on post or off. As I have no idea how much utilities cost, I am trying to find what we…
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Mon Mar 9, 2015
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Wed Nov 12, 2014
Tanya Ess-Young answered:
It is a mixed community. Probably restricting the sell only on specific days of the week or national holidays.
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Bill answered:
You can view all active Kodiak area listings if you follow this link; or on Facebook at√Ę‚ā¨¬¶ . Feel free to call/text anytime at (907) 942-7201, or email Have a great day. ... more
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Tue Oct 15, 2013
Beth Fread answered:
Eagle River has 3 or 4 gas stations, several small shops and several restaurants. There's a large Fred Meyers Grocery store with a gas station that has the same frequent-shopper discount program Safeway has. There's also a Safeway/Carrs (long-time local grocery bought out by Safeway and a discount program).

As Christopher said, there's a Chevron/Convenience store combo on the Cook Inlet side of the Glenn Highway (our highways have names and very few of us remember the numbers) in Peters Creek (between Eagle River and Chugiak).

If you like less congestion, you can shop in Palmer. There's a smaller Fred Meyers with a gas station down the street, and a Safeway/Carrs store with a gas station. Several restaurants ~ you'd probably love Turkey Red (local, fresh veggies, fresh baked pastries/breads, etc.), Vagabond Blues (coffee house) and Rusty's steak house. There's also a wonderful walkable shopping area along the main thoroughfare. Places like NonEssentials (gifts, specialty foods, knick knacks, accessories, etc.), Fireside Books, the Stamp Cache, Infusions Boutique clothing and sooo much more.

We're just as dependent as Californians on our cars. Just ask me, a former Northern Californian (Santa Cruz). Welcome to Alaska!
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
waltgrinnell01 asked:
Add some detail about your question
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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Broc Murri answered:
Hi Bob,

If you would like to search property in this area contact me

Broc Murri
(907) 414-0683

or click the link
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Sat Dec 18, 2010
Leslie Williams answered:
203k loan are rehabilitation loans that can be used to purchase and renovate an existing property. Check out this website for more information...good luck!
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Thu Dec 9, 2010
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
you can look this information up on Just type in the zip code and it will give you very good demographic information.
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Tue Dec 7, 2010
Marty Van Diest answered:
Check out the article I wrote on my blog here:
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Thu Sep 2, 2010
Hi Tim, CurrAHee, 1/506th family member here. I have done loans in Alaska for many families, and only one had a sauna as I recall. I would guess that no, most houses do not have sauna's, but probably a higher percentage do than in the rest of the US.
I am not sure how you might find out what percentage, maybe some sauna manufacturers have that type of data?
Hope these thoughts help! Jim Ryan, Home Savings of America, 703 591 5626 ext 519. Proudly serving our active duty and Veteran communities with great rates on VA loans!
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Sun Aug 31, 2008
Bob answered:
There really are no perminant residents that live at Prudhoe Bay. The closest town is Deadhorse and is not much bigger than 2 city blocks. The closest "real" town is Fairbanks and thats the best bet for houseing. Remember that he will most likely be working a2x2 schedule (2 weeks on 2 weeks off). His company will most likely pay tranportation cost to and from work and room and board are also taken care of. Fairbanks has a good houseing market with little affect from the lower 48 slump. Lots to choose from but not cheap, around 175-250K for a 3 Bdr,2 bath with 1-2 acers of land. Energy costs are high as we use oil for heat and power generation. Depending on his pay this may or may not be a problem. I have a wood stove and it helps a lot. I start next week on my first hitch and am very excited about going. The money is very good and the overtime will run about 4hrs a day at $60.00 per. That and my military retirement pay makes both my wife and myself very happy about the posistion. ... more
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Wed Aug 27, 2008
Kimberlee answered:
I was born and raised in Alaska........fourth generation and proud of it! I can't imagine living anywhere else. The winters can be long cold in the interior, but more comparable to Seattle weather in Southeast Alaska. When I travel to the lower 48, I'm ready to come home after just a few days. The drinking water is wonderful and the air is smog-free. Most of the locals you will find to be very kind and down to earth. The divedends are nice, but in the long run it seems to just offset the extra that it costs to live here......prices are a bit more because of shipping expenses. ... more
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