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Moving to AK soon

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by GLN305, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Feb 17, 2017 at 1:37 AM
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    GLN305

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    Hehe
     
  2. Feb 17, 2017 at 12:13 PM
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    gas and all included...
     
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  3. Feb 17, 2017 at 5:42 PM
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    You'd have to ask the travel office that. If they won't pay for it you could still take the ferry. Drop her off in Seattle and pay for her $200 flight out of pocket. That will be the cheapest way by far to get both vehicles to Alaska.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2017 at 5:45 PM
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    I'll have to talk with them and see what's going on relative to that. That plan sounds good to me...now time to present it to the wife and see how she feels hehe
     
  5. Mar 26, 2017 at 6:37 PM
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    Got the Tacoma loaded on a truck and headed to Kent, WA, then on a boat to AK. Looks like my truck will be a resident before I am LOL
     
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  6. Apr 19, 2017 at 11:10 AM
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    I'll be making this move this year as well... did you end up using a company to ship your taco?
     
  7. Apr 19, 2017 at 1:24 PM
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    I used Alaska Auto Transport http://alaskaauto.com/

    They are great people and service oriented.
     
  8. May 1, 2017 at 11:20 PM
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    Tacoma made it safely and is definitely serving us well while house hunting.

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  9. May 1, 2017 at 11:22 PM
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    Welcome! Got any pics of the truck!? You should totally move to eagle river I absolutely love it here. Even my friend who has a house in Wasilla stays in his eagle river home mostly lol
     
  10. May 2, 2017 at 9:15 AM
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    No pics of the truck here yet, but that's on the list. We are actually going to view some homes today in Eagle River and see if we can find something that I like (nice garage and bonus room) and the wife likes (everything else) LOL
     
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  11. May 2, 2017 at 6:25 PM
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    There you go those are the most important parts lol
     
  12. May 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM
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    :pout: miss that scenery up there
     
  13. May 2, 2017 at 8:05 PM
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    We have been looking at where we want to be when we get there in December, and it looks like Eagle River is top of the list. Keep us up to date with your house hunting so I know what to expect when I get there lol
     
  14. May 2, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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    Yessir, garage to work on the vehicle and build stuff and bonus room for reloading ammo. I'm pretty sure that's called heaven!
     
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  15. May 2, 2017 at 9:11 PM
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    I must confess, I spend more time looking at scenery than paying attention to driving! I guess saying I hit a moose in Alaska would be a disaster and a helluva story at the same time LOL
     
  16. May 2, 2017 at 9:15 PM
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    So, the better areas to live are South Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla and Palmer.

    South Anchorage is pricey for homes as is Eagle River. Once you move out to Wasilla and Palmer, you get tons more house for your money and newer as well. We started looking at South Anchorage and Eagle River, but what you get for your money in Wasilla and Palmer is a HUGE difference. If you need a fantastic realtor, call Jean Santiago at Military Movers Real Estate, she is freaking fantastic.
     
  17. May 2, 2017 at 9:53 PM
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    I think we are going to rent. We just bought our place here in Kentucky, which we will be renting out when we leave. Buying another place in Alaska where it's so expensive may not be the best plan.
     
  18. May 2, 2017 at 10:08 PM
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    You'll spend a shit ton of time sitting in traffic if you live in Wasilla or Palmer and have to commute to Anchorage in the winter, go ahead and factor in 2 hours to commute in winter. May or may not be worth it to some people though, you do get good value out there for your dollar. Also Wasilla has sales tax while anchorage, palmer, and eagle river don't. Just something to consider
     
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  19. May 2, 2017 at 10:11 PM
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    You'll see about the same trends when it comes to rental as well. Get on Anchorage Yard Sale, Buy/Sell pages on Facebook, they list tons of rentals daily.
     
  20. May 2, 2017 at 10:20 PM
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    So true. Although my next house might be out of Anchorage, a number of my classmates have 1 hour + commutes each way that often turn into 2 or longer on bad days.
     
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