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    Boolit Master Ivantherussian03's Avatar
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    Does anyone have opinions to share on ANC real estate market.

    I am thinking about buying a residential property in Anchorage, Ak and wanted hear opinions or advice.
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    Yeah I figured it out. It would not be ALASKA……... unless it was the absolutely the toughest it could be and worst possible case scenario!

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    Moderator would it be possible to move this to off topic?
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    Yeah I figured it out. It would not be ALASKA……... unless it was the absolutely the toughest it could be and worst possible case scenario!

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    I can't really help, but it may pay you to look around the Wasilla area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starmac View Post
    I can't really help, but it may pay you to look around the Wasilla area.
    I heard there is a "Hot Grandma" there.
    Is that who you want us to look around for?

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    About the last place for a prepper.

    Climate will kill you the 1st year.

    To survive after the melt down, you need a moderate climate, few people, limited access, a hunter/gatherer environment and good water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charles1990 View Post
    About the last place for a prepper.

    Climate will kill you the 1st year.

    To survive after the melt down, you need a moderate climate, few people, limited access, a hunter/gatherer environment and good water.
    I suppose that's why the Eskimos, Aluets and over 25 separate Athabascan Indian nations that inhabit the sub Arctic regions of Alaska and northern Canada are extinct.....
    An old Cherokee was teaching his grandson about life. "Inside me two wolves fight," he told the boy.
    "One is evil - he is anger, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, lies, false pride, and ego. The other is good - he is joy, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, generosity, truth and faith. The same fight is inside you - and every other person, too."
    The grandson thought for a minute and asked,"Which wolf will win?"
    The old Cherokee replied, "The one you feed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivantherussian03 View Post
    I am thinking about buying a residential property in Anchorage, Ak and wanted hear opinions or advice.
    Don't know if you are still interested Ivan but Anchorage has high taxes,high housing cost,a lot of people,a lot of rules and crime is increasing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akraven View Post
    Don't know if you are still interested Ivan but Anchorage has high taxes,high housing cost,a lot of people,a lot of rules and crime is increasing.
    It is a changed place for sure. I went in twice this winter and saw armed security guard at the Fred Myer on Northern Lights. I watched ANC news nightly and it is depressing, plus I get reports from friends.

    The economy is down in AK. The State is in budgetary crisis. The number of total jobs is contracting. I am looking for deals. Basically I want to buy in a down market and then sell when it all turns around. Find somebody that has to sell and get them down more.

    The winters in Anc are very mild compared to what I a custom too. I have been living remotely in the Arctic for 20 years.

    The big thing about my move will be the life style change. I am accustomed to wide open spaces and not many rules.
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    Yeah I figured it out. It would not be ALASKA……... unless it was the absolutely the toughest it could be and worst possible case scenario!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivantherussian03 View Post
    It is a changed place for sure. I went in twice this winter and saw armed security guard at the Fred Myer on Northern Lights. I watched ANC news nightly and it is depressing, plus I get reports from friends.

    The economy is down in AK. The State is in budgetary crisis. The number of total jobs is contracting. I am looking for deals. Basically I want to buy in a down market and then sell when it all turns around. Find somebody that has to sell and get them down more.

    The winters in Anc are very mild compared to what I a custom too. I have been living remotely in the Arctic for 20 years.

    The big thing about my move will be the life style change. I am accustomed to wide open spaces and not many rules.
    Personally I would never live in Anchorage. I never could see living in a "remote" state and then living in a big city there.

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    Depends on which version of SHTF your planning for.

    Zombie apocolypse, sure go ahead.

    Grid down situation with no power, no gas, diesel, heating fuel being pumped. It would not be my first choice.

    Also, what "other" plans come into play. Place to stay while hunting in Alaska? Fishing?
    Makes it a lot more attractive IMO.

    But from a pure prepping standpoint. Costs are higher up there, everything has to be shipped in.
    Cost of living is not going to be good close to big city.

    Lots of western states have lots of room, good gun attitudes, decent hunting and fishing, lower costs of living. And lower costs of building/prepping.

    But, follow your dream.

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