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indoor alaska things to doSuffering from a case of the winter blues? Want to get out of the house, but not outside?

During the winter, Alaska is a vast, snowy playground with an abundance of outdoor activities to partake in. But for some, with the holiday season over and spring just around the corner, the novelty of snow starts to wear off. If you're sick and tired of facing the wintry weather, but don't want to spend the next couple of months cooped up in your house, don't worry! While you await summer's warmer weather and longer days, there are still plenty of things to do during the Alaskan winter that don't involve being outside.

1. Get Cultured

The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center is one of Alaska's numerous cultural centers where you can gain an appreciation for

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We've been hard at work here on AKHomeShow.com, implementing changes to our Map Search that will make finding your dream home easier than ever. Allow us to take this opportunity to share some of the awesome enhancements we've made for you:

1. Pricing Info Tags - We're making it faster and easier than ever for you to explore neighborhoods, with the addition of pricing info. Now, when you use our Map Search, the location pins will automatically display the listing price, allowing you to quickly find homes in your favorite neighborhoods, within your price range.

Best of all, these price pins are color-coded, allowing you to quickly identify properties that match your criteria. (Don't forget to use the Refine Search options on the side to narrow by

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#1 alaska real estateOur 2015 year is off to a great start and we have much to celebrate already!

Unity Home Group® finished 2014 as the #1 real estate team—in all of Alaska! We have also been recognized as the #2 team in the Keller Williams Northwest region, and the #7 team in the entire Keller Williams franchise.

Here in Alaska, we had 482 transaction sides in 2014, resulting in a sales volume of over $120 Million. Nationwide, we're celebrating 544 transaction sides with a combined sales volume of over $135 Million.

This success is shared by many people, and we are proud to be part of such an exceptional team. Thank you to all of our agents who worked hard to earn these designations. We also owe a big thanks to our wonderful clients, supportive friends and family, and all of…
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Things to do in Anchorage Alaska

Despite a subarctic climate, Anchorage has strong maritime influences that result in moderate seasonal temperatures and this means one big thing to local residents during the colder months: fun in the snow! There are endless opportunities in our winter wonderland. Outdoor enthusiasts can take in the wondrous Northern Lights shows, zoom through the snowy trails on sleds, or hit the slopes and cut through the powder of our world-class ski resorts.

Or, take in the National Geographic style sights of a glacier calving—our state has the greatest concentration of glaciers in the nation, and there are many unforgettable ways to see our majestic natural world in action. Below is a list of things to do in Anchorage, Alaska when the ground in blanketed in white,

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protect your homeChristmas is a time of happiness and cheer. We enjoy spending time with our families and loved ones and attempt to spread happiness to others by embodying the giving spirit of the season. Unfortunately, while this may be true for most of us, there are definitely some individuals that try and take advantage of the season for their own personal gain. They see the increased amount of retail goods in our homes and more frequent out of town travel as an opportunity to steal our hard earned money and belongings. 

Horror stories of children’s Christmas presents being stolen right from under the tree are far too common. Although there are many police warnings of a higher burglary rates during the Christmas season, few of us actually take any action to protect

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household holiday traditionsWe can all fondly remember growing up with our own set of household holiday traditions and rituals during the holiday season. Chances are they all evolved by borrowing from other religious or cultural traditions, or were products and byproducts of geographical and historical context. But too often the meaning behind these familiar, festive traditions have become lost over the generations.

Maybe some of us can remember our dads chopping down that pine, fir or spruce tree at the farm or forest and dragging it into the living room for us to help decorate. Maybe some of us can recall the distinct scent of fresh (or plastic) wreaths and garlands and holly that our mothers expertly put together for the family. But do we know why our parents and their parents

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anchorage christmas eventsBlanketed with pristine white snow, surrounded by majestic mountains under bright, starry skies, Anchorage is the ideal winter destination. Paired with the beautiful, snowglobe-like scenery are a variety of events around town to get you in the holiday spirit! To help you make the most of the season, we've compiled a list of holiday festivities in Anchorage, offering fun for the whole family! From light displays to visits with Santa, live music and classic theater productions, here's all you need to know about the best Christmas events in Anchorage.

AT&T Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Taking place on Friday, November 28 is the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Town Square Park. This free event is fun for the whole family, featuring cookies and

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homes in anchorageTo truly understand what it's like to live in Anchorage, Alaska, you have to experience it. But there are many reasons to choose to settle down Anchorage, and we have laid out 5 top reasons to buy your next home in this gorgeous city.

1. Beautiful Landscapes.

Nature in Anchorage is like nothing you've seen before. With endless tree lines, mountain peaks that peak over 8,000 feet high, and bald eagles that are as common as a crow, you might think that you are in a national geographic documentary. If you are not spending your free time hiking and mountain biking through Kenai Fjords, the 3rd largest national park in the U.S, or taking a "flightseeing" trip over Alaska, you might want to just sit back and relax to watch the northern lights in your very

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Anchorage Halloween Events

Halloween is the highlight of the fall season for many people. Children and adults alike become giddy over Halloween and all the fun it has to offer. In keeping with the season, we've created a list of Halloween events in Anchorage, Alaska. From family events offering kid-friendly activities to spooky haunted houses for those who dare, Anchorage has Halloween celebrations for everyone.

1. Fright Night Haunted House

The Fright Night Haunted House is celebrating it's 28th year of spooking and terrifying visitors. At 10,000 square feet, it's the largest haunted house in Alaska, and this year there are even more rooms to shock you and send you screaming. Enter if you dare, and encounter mummies, zombies, ghosts and ghouls. For an even more frightening

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Fall Home SellingSpring and early summer are most often thought of as the prime seasons to sell your home. However, if you've missed the high season, don't be discouraged. Homes are bought throughout the entire year, and there are many buyers who are looking to move into their new home before the beginning of the holiday season.

If you're looking to sell your home this fall, we've provided 4 tips to help you prepare it for the market:

1. Brighten up your home. Autumn brings shorter days, which means less natural light. Make sure that you pay attention to lighting details. Open drapes and blinds and turn on lights and lamps inside your home. Ensure that windows are clean to let in the most natural light possible and brighten up your rooms. Adding lighting along

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