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4 Fairbanks Home Habits to Leave Behind in 2013

If we’re being honest with ourselves, we all have a few bad habits that we’d like to improve upon. Whether it’s eating healthier, getting more exercise, or being more diligent about saving up to buy a home in Fairbanks, the New Year presents us with the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button and make some positive changes in our lives. Along with the personal and professional tweaks you’ll resolve to make this year, your home could use your attention, too. As we flip our calendars to January 1st, here are a few Fairbanks home habits to leave behind in 2013.

Collecting needless clutter
Getting organized is one of the best and most cost effective ways to feel better about your home. Now is the time to go through each room and take inventory everything you acquired in 2013, and...

Celebrate Winter Solstice in Fairbanks

As of tomorrow, the winter season will have officially arrived in Fairbanks. Where has the time gone? As the calendar finally catches up with the weather, many Alaskans will find themselves shopping for last-minute gifts and making their final preparations for the holidays. While the weekend before Christmas is always a busy one, we encourage you to take a break from your to-do list and get in the holiday spirit with a celebration of the winter season. This Saturday, December 21st, the Downtown Association of Fairbanks is gearing up to continue a Winter Solstice tradition that Alaskans look forward to each and every year.

Each December, Fairbanks celebrates Winter Solstice like nowhere else in the Northern...

5 Fairbanks Home Remodeling Trends for 2014

Greetings, Fairbanks! We’re just a few weeks shy of ringing in 2014. It’s hard to believe how quickly the year flew by. As you start wrapping up 2013 and documenting your New Year’s resolutions, you may want to consider adding a home remodeling project to your list. Now that the housing recovery is in full swing, more and more homeowners are putting time, energy, and money into their properties. If you’re considering making some improvements around your home this winter, here’s what design trends are predicted to grow in popularity in 2014.

Modern Kitchens
When it comes to the kitchen, modern is in. Think white or gray cabinetry, streamlined countertops, high gloss finishes, and an overall minimalist approach. Appliances will be camouflaged into the design or hidden completely to promote a more sleek appearance.

Brass Accents
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6 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Anchorage

The holiday season is in full swing! Can you believe Christmas is only three weeks away? Time is flying, and the end of the year is an extremely busy time for most people. This is especially true if you’re trying to sell your home in Anchorage before we ring in 2014! With all of the shopping, wrapping, cooking, and hosting you’ll be doing over the next few weeks, it’s all too easy to let the season pass you by. Luckily, there are a bunch of events going on in Anchorage that will allow you to explore the community, establish new traditions, and make lasting memories with your family and friends. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the holiday festivities, we’ve compiled a list of a few notable events going on in Anchorage this month.

A Christmas Carol
Enjoy a classic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale, “A Christmas...