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5850 NORTH DOUGLAS HWY SEE PAGE 15 FOR DETAILS
9463 Berners Ave #27 MLS#14665 2 bd., 1 ba. Thunderbird Terrace townhouse style condo. Features split level entry, extra storage, carport, open kitchen & dining. $157,000
Douglas Duplex MLS# 14407 Income property with a view: Two story up/down duplex, 3 bedroom units. Deck made for retreat. A must see. $462,000
Pybus Bay MLS#13932 5 bedroom, 3 bath on one acre in Pybus Bay. $899,000
Nukdik Point MLS#13394 1.13 acres on Nukdik Point in Haines. Walking distance to downtown. $58,000 with owner financing, $52,000 for cash
Hollyâ€™s Hallmark MLS#13377 Retiring owner seeks a successor to the crown, will train. Get into the memory business. Fixtures & inventory. $30,000 plus value of inventory.
The Art Department MLS#14649 The Art Department a fine art matting and framing shop is for sale. Enjoy job security as an owner-operator art framer. Seller willing to train you. $128,000
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On the cover: Carlton Smith Residential Group HOONAH MLS$ 14539 is 120,000 2 Prudential: MLS14626 is 160,000
GUSTAVUS Karen Wright Can you make it say Fall Special
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JUNEAU Price3reduced on 10644 Misty Lane 179,000 Prudential
10644 MISTY LANE MLS#14149 | $179,000 What a view! Gaze at the Mendenhall Glacier from North Douglas! This waterfront lot in the desirable Bayview subdivision is awaiting you. Build the home of your dreams. Seller has plans available. Start enjoying the best location for sunsets, star gazing and northern lights in town. Listed By Debbie White ________________________________________________ 3406 GLACIER HIGHWAY MLS#14453 Commercial Land In Salmon Creek 14.75 acres near Bartlett Memorial Hospital. Several potential building sites. ________________________________________________
615 5TH STREET MLS# 14407 |$462,000 Views everywhere from this TWO story Douglas Duplex with remodeled upstairs and spacious downstairs rental. The tri level back deck is a views and entertainment extravaganza. Excellent large family home or investment property. 3 bdm, 1 bath upstairs unit, 3 bdm, 2 bath downstairs unit. __________________________________
Commercial for Sale
ART DEPARTMENT MLS#14649 | $ 136,000
6 True North Federal Credit Union 156 BEHRENDS AVENUE MLS 14588 | $399,000 Very spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, single family home in a beautiful downtown neighborhood. There is a sauna to warm you on those chilly winter days! Close to schools, pool, and everything downtown. __________________________________
HOLLY’S HALLMARK GOLD CROWN STORE MLS# 13377
Holly’s Hallmark Gold Crown Store is available for purchase. This wellestablished Gold Crown store is the only one in SE Alaska. Enjoy loyal clientele from all over southeast. Centrally located in the Nugget Mall with an outside entrance. All inventory, fixtures and POS system included in sale.
7 Residential Mortgage Baranof Realty 8 - 10 Powell Realty 11 AlaskaUSA Mortgage
9463 BERNERS AVENUE #27 MLS# 14665 | $157,000 2 Bedroom, 1 bath Thunderbird Terrace townhouse style condo Features split level entry, extra storage, carport, open kitchen & dining. Walking distance to airport and Valley offices & shopping. If you are currently renting you can afford to buy this condo with 5% down and lender paid closing costs. If you can afford to rent, you can afford to buy. The owner is willing to sell many of the furnishings as well.
Commercial for Lease
12 Ask a Designer 13 State Farm: Malia Hayward Real Estate Service 14 First Bank Mortgage 15 Carlton Smith Residential Group: Robyn Long
CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING SHOP
Art Department is a solid established business with 20+ in Juneau. A great opportunity for a sole proprietor who would like to have a business they can run and call their own. Solid revenue. The business changed from an art supply store a few years back and has seen excellent profits.
AlaskaUSA Mortgage: Minerva Carandang RE/MAX: JoAnn Birt
5 RE/MAX: Chuck Ramage
LOT 1A SORIANO SUBDIVISION MLS# 14365 | $ 119,000 .30 of an acre lot on Tamarack Court. Cleared. ________________________________________________ LOT 1B SORIANO SUBDIVISION MLS#14366 | $180,000 .43 Acre river front lot on Mendenhall River. Located on Tamarack Court. Cleared.
156 Behrends Ave Very spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, single family home in a beautiful downtown neighborhood. There is a sauna 4 Ricker Estate Consulting to warm you on thoseReal chilly winter days! Close to schools, pool, and everything downtown.
16 Prudential KOOTZNOOWOO PLAZA SUITES IN VARIOUS SIZES AVAILABLE FOR LEASE! Great location with plenty of parking! Call Debbie White for more information on these space. 907-723-9886 907-789-5533
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Prequalify to Move Into New House
The housing market has picked up; learn how to get ahead. You may hear the terms preapproval and prequalification as you prepare to buy a house. These procedures are not the same, although many people confuse them. Prequalification simply involves a rough calculation of the mortgage payment you can afford. True North can help you with this. Why is it helpful? It lets you know from the start how much home you can afford so you don’t waste your time, or a real estate agent’s, window shopping in the wrong price ranges. And, it makes it possible for you to move quickly when you find the “perfect” house so you avoid disappointments. Preapproval means you’re essentially good to go. You formally apply for a mortgage and the lender determines if you are eligible for a mortgage of a certain amount. So why is it called preapproval, rather than approval? That’s because, before making a final commitment to you, True North must verify your information regarding employment and salary. Also, True North needs to see a professional appraisal of the house you select to be sure its value is at least equal to the selling price. Bear in mind, we can calculate how much you qualify for, but that is not necessarily what you can afford. It might
be more or perhaps less. Are you counting on continuing overtime income, or two full-time paychecks, to make your house payments? Are you expecting to be “house poor” for at least a few years while your income and other obligations grow into a house payment? Are you planning to buy less than you
might be able to afford so you can achieve other priorities, such as going back to school? Only you can answer those kinds of questions. Thanks to online applications, we can get you preapproval in a short time. Talk with your True North Federal Credit Union mortgage lender for details.
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2198 Lawson Creek Rd | Juneau, AK $169,000 Bed: 2 Sqft: 2,689 Condominium Bath: 1 MLS#14406 “Top Floor...End Unit” Unique Crow Hill Condo at the top of Lawson Creek with a commanding view of downtown Juneau, water, and mountains. This top floor...end unit is 2 bedroom, 1 bath with 782 sf includes a carport & covered entry, so no getting wet and only a few steps to enter. No neighbors above and a great location opportunity.
4423 Teel Court | Juneau, AK $328,000 Bed: 3 Sqft: 1,761 Attached Home Bath: 2.5 MLS#14632 This 1786 sq ft attached home has 3bd/2.5ba with a large bonus room that can function as a 4th bedroom or family room. Many upgrades include a new roof/exterior paint in 2012 and a kitchen remodel in 2014. Flooring was upgrades in 2011. The addition of the pellet stove in 2011 provided an alternate heat source and added warmth and the charm of the brick fireplace with mantle. Conveniently located in the middle of valley in the cul de sac adds to the friendly neighborhood feel.
14050 Glacier Highway | Douglas, AK $395,000 Bed: 3 Sqft: 1,540 Single Family Bath: 3 MLS#14401 Built in 1996, this 3bd/3ba single family sits on a 22,756 sf lot in Auke Bay just past the ferry terminal. The vaulted ceilings & contemporary design create an open floor plan w/light capturing windows. The fantastic kitchen features a tile floor w/inlaid design. The huge wrap-around deck presents a charming picture postcard image that is sure to entice any buyer. Boat parking on site & quick access to Auke Bay Boat Harbor offers the avid fisherman quick access to the fishing grounds.
11480 Glacier Hwy | Juneau, AK $449,,000 Bed: 3 Sqft: 2,155 Single Family Bath: 2 MLS#14615 Charming home combines a classic floor plan with a great view/ location. Not a “cookie cutter” home, extensively designed and remodeled for easy living and entertaining. This home features a European bathroom, crown moldings, and custom kitchen. The view from the living/room and dining is all Auke Bay activities- and in the back is a great crop of blueberries and nature. RUTH BLACKWELL | 907-321-0615
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“ON HIDDEN POND”
9624 Kelly Court | Juneau, AK $301,000 Bed: 3 Sqft: 1,351 Single Family Bath: 2 MLS#14427 Situated on a supersized 12,224 sq. ft. wooded lot, this onestory, home on its own hidden duck pond. Tucked away at the end of the cul-de-sac, Features include boat parking onsite and an additional bonus room for hobby or exercise accessed from the master bedroom or garage with arctic backyard entry. Inside view a delightfully maintained open living and dining area accented by the front-facing bay window and French doors leading to the deck with the pond beyond. Key words like character, comfort, and privacy spring to mind in any description that is sure to attract your interest.... HONEY BEE | 907-723-4233
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3330 Fritz Cove Rd | Juneau, AK $669,000 Bed: 5 Sqft: 2,113 Single Family Bath: 4 MLS#14615 “Picture Perfect” describes the incredible views portrayed from this 2,113 sf home on Fritz Cove Rd. Glorious views of water, mountains, harbors and forested areas can be seen through the wall of windows surrounding the living, dining and kitchen areas. Entertaining becomes a delight in the open floor plan with easy access to the covered and open deck areas. Surrounded by the natural beauty and habitat on this 21,370 sf lot, this 5 bedroom, 4 bath home becomes your own private sanctuary. HONEY BEE | 907-723-4233
1942 Lemon Creek Rd $150,000 Single Family Bed: 4 Bath: 2 Sqft: 820 MLS#13820 HONEY BEE 907-723-4233
2195 Crow Hill Dr $225,000 Attached Home Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Sqft: 1,296 MLS#1440 HONEY BEE 907-723-4233
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3264 Mendenhall Loop
8674 Dudley St
Sqft: 1,014 MLS#14640 TREVOR ROEHL 907-789-3888
SALE G IN E P ND
Sqft: 1,714 MLS#14557 HONEY BEE 907-723-4233
465 Hill St | Yakutat, AK
4530 Chelsea Court
Sqft: 2,716 MLS#12094 DARLENE DONOHUE 907-518-4391
$359,900 Single Family Bed: 3
Sqft: 1,761 MLS#14528 HONEY BEE 907-723-4233
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3663 Tongass Ave | Juneau, AK $365,000 Bed: 4 Sqft: 1,736 Single Family Bath: 3 MLS#14670 This traditional two-story single family home situated on a large 19,949 sf lot, with 4 bedrooms/3 baths, was built in 1979 and possesses 1,736 sf of living area. The country style covered porch welcomes you as you enter the large living area with wood laminate flooring. Beyond is the kitchen area with a sliding glass doors to the fenced patio which makes a great dog run or play area. On the main level you will find the master bedroom w/bath and 2nd bedroom or optional office space. You will walk through the utility room to access the 2-car garage with 572 sf. Upstairs, the dormer windows add a unique charm to the two spacious bedrooms with a 3rd bathroom on that level. Comfortable living conveniently located close to schools, bus stop and shopping. HONEY BEE | 907-723-4233
CAN’T FIND SOMETHING TO BUY?
3311 Pioneer Ave, Juneau, AK
MLS 14016 | $183,000
Building Opportunity ... Located in Channel Heights with sweeping views of downtown, mountains and the Gastineau Channel, this lot is prepped and ready to build your dream home. The driveway is cut in per CBJ approved plan. This great opportunity is ready and waiting.
0 Whitewater Court Juneau, AK
MLS 13738 | $159,000
Beautiful sloping riverfront lot situated at the end of the cul-de-sac. Easy and convenient access off the back loop area. Enjoy this private setting along the river.
5100 Douglas Highway, Juneau, AK
MLS 14132 | $143,000
Here is a waterfront lot that is close to town. It has a beautiful view of Gastineau Channel on 1,320 sq. ft. The lot offers an upper plateau which drops down to the beach. A quaint old garage with wood flooring sits up front toward the road. Sweeping vistas of mountains and forest with an awe-inspiring setting make this a true building opportunity. 1 Acre on Chilkat Lake, Angoon, AK MLS 11823 | $26,000 This is a one acre lot in Angoon in Kenasnow Subdivision. Close to Kilsnoo Road and Ferry Terminal. Just a short boat over to kilisnoo island and Whalers Cove lodge. City easement on property leads to water access.
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WINTER IS COMING Keith Andrews, 20, wears a clown costume as he flies through the air Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the 2014 Eaglecrest Ski Area Slush Cup in Juneau, Alaska. The annual event marks the culmination of the ski season at the city-owned skiing destination.
PHOTO BY JAMES BROOKS
How to create an organization hub at home
INCREASINGLY HOMEOWNERS are carving out a physical space — anything from a single kitchen cabinet to an entire spare room — that can function as a family information center and workstation. In an effort to battle clutter and keep track of schedules, designers helps clients kick the habit of spreading out items around their homes. Here, Brian Patrick Flynn and two other interior designers offer tips on creating the perfect family headquarters to wrangle homework assignments, invitations, permission slips, calendars and more. • WHAT DO YOU NEED? The key pieces are: • a calendar (paper, digital or both) that the whole family can access • accessible storage space for incoming mail, invitations and permission slips where things won’t get forgotten • a message board (dry-erase white boards and/or corkboards are popular) where family members can post and share information • a labeled bin or section of corkboard space assigned to each family member • a power strip for charging electronic devices, with shelf or desk space to keep those items while
charging Ideally, the space will also include a work surface where kids can do homework and parents can handle tasks like filling out permission slips. Many families also include a laptop or desktop computer for homework or checking e-mail. • WHERE TO PUT IT? Homes built in the past few years often come with what Flynn calls a “bonus room” with no designated purpose. These small, spare rooms work well as a family organization center, as do mudrooms. Atlanta-based designer Mallory Mathison has helped clients convert a pantry or small closet into an organizational hub. She suggests removing the doors to open up the space, then adding a deep shelf that can be used as a desktop. Shelves can be added to the wall above the desktop, along with a message board and calendar. If you lack a spare room or closet, designer Cortney Novogratz suggests choosing one corner of your kitchen, since it’s a room the entire family uses daily. • WHAT FURNITURE DO YOU NEED? The costliest option is hiring a carpenter to install a built-in, custom workstation with a desktop, shelving and closed storage. To save even more, he suggests plundering the rest of your home in search of old furniture. “I recently took one hot mess of a bonus room, which was used for checking e-mail, working on art projects and keeping kids’ artwork and files stored, then turned it into a colorful, designercaliber multipurpose space using 100 percent leftover pieces from other rooms,” he says. He placed two old dressers next to each other, using their surfaces as a place to collect mail and pending paperwork. He outfitted the dresser drawers with a hanging file system, then brought in an old table and chairs from a child’s playroom.
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FAMILY OFFICE: Mallory Mathison designed office in Gulf Breeze, Fla.
“You can make just about anything work together, as long as disparate pieces are united with the proper color story. In my case, I gathered white, brown, gray and blue pieces, then set them all against a fire-engine-red backdrop.” • HOW DO YOU MAKE IT WORK? Even the best system won’t work unless you use it. Flynn says beautiful, bright colors can help draw you to your organizational space, and successful homework projects and tests can be posted alongside your kids’ artwork for added inspiration. Plan the space carefully based on your needs — do older kids need extra space for doing homework? Are you juggling lots of appointments and need to make your calendar the centerpiece? Novogratz suggests hanging up a family calendar and business calendar together so you can mark things on both, and kids can see when you’ll be busy with work commitments.
BEFORE AND AFTER: Designer, Brian Patrick Flynn, turned a disorganized catch-all room seen here into a clean and colorful creative space decorated solely with random leftover pieces pulled from storage. Flynn used bold color in the newly designed room as a backdrop, then united the disparate pieces with touches of the same accent color in the newly designed space. AP Photos/Brian Patrick Flynn, Sarah DorioFlynn, Sarah Dorio