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moving to alaska? here are 4 long-distance moving tips

I’m sure you’ve noticed, but Alaska is quite far removed from the rest of the United States, or the lower 48 as they’re commonly known.

This distance brings with it a whole host of additional challenges that you may not have considered when planning your move. You’re not just moving down the street or across town here. Depending on which part of the United States you currently call home, you’re about to tackle a 3000 mile journey at least.

Moving to Alaska? Here are 4 long-distance moving tips to get you on your way.

De-Clutter & Downsize

The concept is simple. The less you have to move, the better off you’ll be in the long run. Consider de-cluttering and ridding yourself of as much unnecessary garbage, and waste as possible. Try holding a

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2 hot new wasilla real estate listings just hit the market

We here at the Kibe Lucas Real Estate Team pride ourselves in providing the best real estate listings available in the Mat-Su Valley and beyond. It's our goal to make sure the home buying public is aware of the best new listings, as they hit the market.

Be sure to check back here often, or check out the best new real estate listings as they come on the market each week!

6890 W Moose Ridge Circle, Wasilla

It's all about the view! The stunning views of the Knik Arm and across into the Chugach Mountain range are hard to adequetely describe, but you'll enjoy it every morning from this elevated property. The beautifully designed interior spaces take full advantage of the water and mountain views through extensive, large windows. The kitchen

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community spotlight: willow, ak

Willow is a small town of 2,500 just north of Wasilla in the Mat-Su Valley. The village is at the center of a much larger census-designated area that encompasses a large swathe of the gorgeous Southcentral Alaska landscape. The center of the community itself is based at the confluence of Willow Creek and the much larger Susitna River.

The community is a popular jumping off point for numerous outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, boating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and so much more. The wonderfully scenic small town boasts incredible views of the awe-inspiring “great one” and it’s snowy white peaks in the Denali Mountain range in the distance.

Claims to Fame

Willow’s greatest claim to fame is arguably being the host to the

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Wasilla is a fast-growing community, and the hub of the Mat-Su Valley. It's diverse and growing population has brought a delicious variety of dining establishments to the city.

Without further adue, we present the top 5 restaurants in Wasilla, AK!

Krazy Moose Subs

405 E Herning Avenue

Fostering a casual environment, the Krazy Moose has become well known across the Mat-Su Valley for its delicious house-made, hot or cold sandwiches and soup. Come by for breakfast, lunch or dinner for a quick meal at a great price. The portion sizes are pretty generous too! Diners can even enjoy the patio in the summertime and they even cater!
Recommended Menu Item: Hot Pastrami Sandwich & Chips.

The Grape Tap

322 N Boundary Street

Taking up

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which alaska home renovation offers the best bang for your buck

When it comes to home renovations, the hope is that you will be making your home more valuable should you ever want to sell. But, all home renovations aren’t created equal. In fact, basing the decision of which improvements to undertake based solely on recouping the investment may be a mistake.

The majority of home renovation investment won’t be directly reflected in a home value increase.

If increasing the value of your home is your end goal, there are certain improvements that offer a better return than others.

Which renovations offer the best return on my investment?

In Alaska, the number one improvement you can make to your home is the addition of an enclosed garage. This makes total sense considering the long, cold winters that are

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Wasilla, Alaska 100-year Celebration!

Happy Birthday Wasilla!

Our city is turning the ripe old age of 100 this year, and what a century its been. Since its humble beginnings as a stop on the Alaska railroad, the community has established itself as a vibrant city in the heart of Southcentral Alaska.

The year-long celebration of Wasilla's centennial kicked off this past Saturday at the Menard Center, with a free family skate for all residents, as well as a baking competition, featuring the best local cakes, cookies and pies! The event was capped off by the cutting of the Centennial Birthday Cake by Mayor Bert Cottle.

If you missed this event, don't worry. It was just the start of the many exciting community events the city has planned for this year-long celebration. To keep

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New Years is all about renewal – personal, professional, emotional. Why shouldn’t this extend to your home as well?

And while you’re at it, why don’t you set some realistic goals you’ll actually stick to. Unlike the resolutions that are hastily put together and thrown to the wayside even quicker, here are a few resolutions for your home that can be easily stuck to, beyond the month of January.

Take a look at our list of 5 New Year’s Resolution to help you get the most of your home in 2017!

5 – Create a Cleaning Schedule

Keeping your house clean is a resolution on many home buyer’s lists, but it’s one of those things that is easier said than done. So, how do you make such a monumental task more manageable?

The answer is deceptively

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Everyone here at the Kibe Lucas Team in Wasilla would like to reach out to all our client, past and present, and wish them all the best for the holiday season, and in the new year to come! We are nothing without your continued support, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the continued support.

The Kibe Lucas Team had a great year in 2016 - here's to even more success in the year to come!

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The Kibe Lucas Real Estate Team is constantly on the look out, so they can bring the hottest new listings throughout the Mat-Su Valley and Anchorage to you! If you're interested, please don't waste any time in contacting us online or giving us a call at 1-907-357-4663, before it's too late!

The real estate market is booming in Southcentral Alaska, check back regularly on our Kibe Lucas Team blog for all the latest listings, market information and community events.

13115 W Horizon Way, Houston

This wonderfully rustic log cabin brings with it a whole lot of charm, at no additional cost. Positioned on a scenic 2.5 acres, the home's living room features huge windows with wide-open views of the surrounding landscape and plentiful wildlife, right

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5 mat-su valley christmast event to check outThings are starting to feel awfully festive around the Mat-Su Valley these days, as we make our final approach toward Christmas Day. If you or your family are in need of a little help getting into the Christmas spirit, we're here to help. Here are 5 fun holiday events taking place across the Mat-Su Valley in the coming weeks to check out!

Angel Tree

Billie's Treasures, 1657 West Parks Highway

Billie's Treasures in Wasilla, a store filled with antiques and collectibles, has partnered with the Salvation Army to provide toys for those less fortunate. The unique Angel Tree is made of gift requests from the Mat-Su Special Santa - locals can take a gift request from the tree, and replace it with a gift for that one special child. You can help make

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