Category Archives: Alaska Life

Spring, bears, and Gardening…

Spring is here and today I talk about how to protect your home now that bears are out of hibernation, share a great method my handyman showed me for painting a door, and bring you an invitation to my spring … Continue reading

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Have a problem with Mold? Bleach may not be the answer…

In Alaska we have a constant battle against the elements, especially our winters. As the technology for insulating our homes gets better and better the airflow into our homes becomes less and less. This puts many of us at risk … Continue reading

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Do You Qualify for a Property Tax Exemption?

Today I want to talk about something you can do to lower your property taxes:  Tax exemptions.  Most people qualify for some kind of exemption.  Exemption forms need to be postmarked or filed in person by March 15th to apply … Continue reading

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Anchorage urban chickens, National Get Organized Month, and Anchorage real estate update

As many of you know I’ve embarked into the fascinating world of chicken keeping.  Because of this I often find myself being asked about whether chickens are allowed in town.  So this month, I looked up the Municipality of Anchorage’s … Continue reading

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Christmas greetings from Valesa & Company

I wanted to share with you the video I made sending Christmas greetings to you.  You’ll also see some footage of my “Christmas moose” who I happened to see while I was driving in my neighborhood listening to Christmas music.  … Continue reading

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