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9 Must-Knows Before Moving to Fairbanks , Alaska

Fairbanks, Alaska is the state’s second-largest city. It’s also the home of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a supply hub for interior Alaska. Many use Fairbanks as a jumping off-point for exploring nearby Denali National Park & Preserve or know it as one of the best places in the world to see the aurora borealis. But what about Fairbanks as a home? What’s it like to live in the city? What are some of the pros and cons of moving to Fairbanks? We’ll cover all of that below in our list of the nine things you need to know before moving to Fairbanks, Alaska. […]

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The Pre-Unpacking Checklist: What to do After the Move

Guest Blogger: Kris Lindahl REALTOR® CRS CLHMS Moving is a daunting process: Between packing and getting organized, hiring movers or DIYing a move, and settling into the new home, the steps may seem endless. Use this pre-unpacking checklist to tackle all the little things that come after a move that aren’t unpacking the boxes. Clean The rental may have been turned over move-in ready, but this phrase means different things to different people. If the home isn’t as clean as a new renter likes it, the first step is cleaning whatever is not up to snuff. Areas that may have been overlooked include closets, drawers, […]

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Moving to Alaska? Here’s Your Packing Checklist for the “Last Frontier” 

Last Updated: 5/21/2019 Congratulations! You’ve decided to take the leap and move to Alaska. The natural beauty of the 49th state and its ample opportunities for adventure await you.   Now that you’ve made your decision, it’s time to move on to your next big question: “What do I need to take with me?” (And, “What should I leave behind?”)   Every relocation raises these questions—and offers you the opportunity to look at your possessions with a critical eye. Your big move might be just the excuse you’ve been looking for to get rid of any unwanted stuff that’s been cluttering your home.  In addition, living in Alaska may represent a pretty significant change in climate for you. So […]

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Lift Vans: A Budget-Friendly Option for Alaska Moves

Lift vans, also known as van packs, can be one of the most economical ways to move to or from Alaska, especially if you’re currently living in an apartment, a condo or a smaller home. We’ve seen people move to Alaska in all kinds of ways. Those with that Alaska “can do” attitude may pack their own truck and trailer and drive to Alaska. Others have enough personal possessions to warrant an entire 40′ container (or two)! Lift vans fall somewhere in the middle of these two options. You’ll get less space than you would in a 20′ or 40′ container, but you’ll also get […]

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