COME TO THE TASTE OF THE KENAI THIS FRIDAY AND ENTER TO WIN TWO ROUND TRIP TICKETS!

by January 31, 2013

COME TO THE TASTE OF THE KENAI, THIS FRIDAY AND ENTER TO WIN TWO ROUND TRIP TICKETS WITH ALASKA AIRLINES! Want to win two round trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies? The Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council is selling 50 raffle tickets for $100 each! Find out more by calling 262-5229. The drawing will be held at the Taste Of The Kenai on Saturday, February 9th. You do not need to be present to win, but it will be more fun if you are Tickets must be picked up in person at 35571 Kenai Spur Hwy or at the event — at The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground.

KENAI PENINSULA LISTINGS WINNER: SUPER-BOWL READY MAN CAVE!

by January 31, 2013

Every edge counts when you’re selling your Kenai home and want it to stand out from all the other listings. Whether you have an underused room you have been wondering what to do with, or already have a ‘game room’ you’re looking to improve before an upcoming open house, in honor of next weekend’s Super Bowl, let’s talk about creating one of today’s most desirable extra-value features: that Kenai Peninsula Real Estate listings star, the “Man Cave!” Find the Right Space Lisa McDennon, an award-winning interior designer in Southern California’s Laguna Beach, likes the basement as the ideal Man Cave location.  “I think the lack of windows…is a benefit because it’s already dark and cave-like. … Continue reading

KENAI PENINSULA’S REDOUBT ELEMENTARY WINTER CARNIVAL FEB 2ND

by January 30, 2013

jOIN THE FUN AT THE  KENAI PENINSULA’S REDOUBT WINTER CARNIVAL! Redout Elementary Winter Carnival Saturday, February 2 Redoubt Elementary School Join the fun at Redoubt Elementary School’s Winter Carnival this Saturday, February 2 from 12-4PM. There will be booths, games, face painting, snacks and a silent auction. Proceeds from the carnival will support Redoubt PTA programs including the artist-in-residence program. Come join the fun! 907-262-5774  

U.S. REVIVAL STANDS TO INFLUENCE KENAI PENINSULA HOME PRICES

by January 30, 2013

The truism has it that real estate is the most local of assets. If you exclude California-style earthquakes, the land a home is built upon tends to stay pretty much in one place. That being the case, Kenai Peninsula Real Estate home prices tend to reflect our local Kenai Peninsula conditions: when business is popping and everyone feels confident about the future, Kenai Peninsula home prices tend to move upward. Even so, as the complete numbers roll in from last year’s national real estate market, anyone with a rooting interest in Kenai Peninsula home prices has to be cheered. The fact is, American home prices climbed 5.9% last year – the greatest yearly gain since … Continue reading

9TH ANNUAL “SHE CAN SKI” AT THE TSALTESHI TRAILS BEHIND SKYVIEW HIGHSCHOOL IN SOLDOTNA ON FEBRUARY 3RD!

by January 29, 2013

ARE YOU FEMALE? CAN YOU SKI OR SNOWSHOE? CHECK OUT THE 9TH ANNUAL “SHE CAN SKI”  AT TSALTESHI TRAILS BEHIND SKYVIEW IN SOLDOTNA! She Can Ski Feb 3, 2013 Tsalteshi Trails behind Skyview Are you a she? Can you ski……………or snowshoe? Join us for the 9th Annual She Can Ski at Tsalteshi Trails located behind Skyview High School. The fun begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, February 3rd…..Super Bowl Sunday but, you will be home by kick off. Day of race individual registration will be at 10:00-10:30 am on race day but avoid the lines and register early online. This year we have a new team event: One snowshoe….one Classic skier…….and one skate skier. Registration … Continue reading

NAR PUSHES HOMEOWNER FACTS VERSUS FICTION

by January 29, 2013

The sun rises in the east and, almost as dependably, someone in Congress comes up with the bright idea of chipping away at the mortgage interest rate deduction. Think of all that money Washington could spend! The National Association of Realtors® is one of the main reasons that idea doesn’t get much traction – nor many of the other threats to the traditional benefits Soldotna  homeowners enjoy. The reason homeowners (even those without mortgages) shudder at attacks on the interest rate deduction is that the result would be to abruptly X-out a great chunk of the home-buying public. That includes most young couples and many other groups, including many retirees who are currently just squeaking … Continue reading

THE KENAI PENINSULA’S, TUSTUMENA WINTER CARNIVAL IN KASILOF!

by January 28, 2013

COME TO THE KENAI PENINSULA’S, TUSTUMENA WINTER CARNIVAL ON FEBRUARY 1ST! Tustumena Winter Carnival Feb. 1 Tustumena Elem. in Kasilof Tustumena is having their annual Winter Carnival Feb. 1st from 5:30 to 8:30. There will be lots of games, prizes, food and fun for the whole family. Tickets are all 25 cents and all proceeds go to Tustumena PTO. 260-1345 (Tustumena School)

BUYING A HOUSE USES KENAI PENINSULA MARKET AWARENESS

by January 28, 2013

Anyone who is buying a house in the Kenai Peninsula — or even just checking up on the market — is likely to find that some of the rules of the game seem to have shifted. Particularly anyone expecting to be deluged by the kind of amazing deals being offered in 2008 and 2009 should see what I mean. As the latest housing statistics continue to paint an upbeat picture, at least when it comes to bargain-priced properties, the days of multiple bids and ‘offers over asking’ are back.  If you are weighing the advantages of buying a house in the Kenai Peninsula before interest rates and prices rise in earnest, it should be useful … Continue reading

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