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Arnie’s 4th of July July 6th, 2014

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Arnie's Parade

Arnie’s Parade

Arnie and Carol Hrncir sponsor an annual Independence Day celebration that is unique in Alaska and probably the world. Arnie is one of those classic Alaskan personalities. You know, the kind with the cowboy hat and “texas twang” that wandered North and found his real home. He also found Carol working at Victory Bible Camp at mile 95 Glenn Highway and the two settled down a couple miles away at Hick”s Creek Lodge. The lodge is now under the old highway at mile 96 so their headquarters moved to mile 100 Glenn Highway where they run a variety of “classic Alaskan” businesses. One of them is the Nitro Zip Line which offers a view of the Matanuska Glacier while you zip down the 1/4 mile run.

You can see Arnie and Carol as they sign along to “North to Alaska” in the video below:

The celebration features a parade of course,usually there are at least 5 entries, I think this year’s parade had nine or 10. I couldn’t tell if the boonie rig in the rear was actually in the parade or had just entered to ensure that the Ford Explorer, (which was celebrating it’s last harah before launching it’self into oblivion off a 300 foot cliff), didn’t stall. As it turned out the Explorer did stall but the boonie rig pushed it on through.

However, the Explorer was running fine later as it roared straight at the cliff. Thankfully, no animals or humans were hurt in this video. That can’t be said for the Explorer, however which is currently for sale.

A community potluck, bowling ball cannon, sing-along, and good old neighborly communion are the reason our family tries to make it to Arnie’s 4th of July each summer.

Written by Marty Van Diest

Monday Market Memo July 1st, 2014

Categories: For Buyers

With summer officially here; things are popping in the real estate market. Take a look at the numbers and see for yourself that now is both a great time to sell AND to buy.

If you are not currently working with a Real Estate Sales Associate; give us a call to check out Valley Market Real Estates current listings and/or any other listings in the Valley you might be interested in checking out!



Number of Listings Average Price Median Price DOM
New 58 $249,393 $215,000
Total Active 797 $276,494 $239,000 126
Pending 44 $249,694 $236,950 69
Closed 42 $237,360 $230,000 111


Written by Marty Van Diest

6505 N Peters, Palmer June 20th, 2014

Categories: For Buyers

6505 peters (2)
3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath
$280,000

6505 peters (22)This listing is a 1200sqft home with a 2520sqft shop attached. The home boasts an open-concept living, dining and l-shaped kitchen with an island. 1.67 acres off Palmer Fishhook.

Bathrooms are tiled floor to ceiling with laminate flooring everywhere else. 6505 peters (18)In-floor heat throughout from natural gas (shop included).

The shop has a built-in area that is currently used as a re-loading room and could also be used for great storage.

Click through the photos below, click on “FS” to view fullscreen.

6505 Peters

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Written by Marty Van Diest

1325 W Sands Drive, Wasilla June 19th, 2014

Categories: For Buyers, My Listings

1325sands (16)
3 Bedrooms 2 Baths
$200,000

This is home is in a private little spot with a view of the Talkeetna Mountain Range. 1,248sqft of living space plus a 2 car garage on 1.4 acres off Seldon Road.
Open concept living, dining, and kitchen with a vaulted ceiling. Property has a fenced yard and storage shed.

Click through the photos below, click on “FS” to view fullscreen.

1325 W Sands Drive

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Written by Marty Van Diest

5950 Glenn Highway , Palmer June 17th, 2014

Categories: For Buyers, My Listings


3 Bedroom, 3 Bath
$260,000

This home is on 5.4 unrestricted acres just off the Glenn Highway. Property has a 3 bedroom 2,022sqft dome house and separate 672 square foot log cabin rental not included in the square footage.

Unique vaulted ceilings throughout the home, cozy wood stove and nice big deck. This is a one-of-a-kind home with an easy commute to downtown Palmer and beyond.

Click through the photos below, click “FS” to view fullscreen.

5950 Glenn

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Written by Marty Van Diest

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