Anchorage: Stunning surroundings, a strong and diverse economic base, excellent recreational activities, low taxes, and cultural and ethnic diversity are among the reasons why nearly 42% of Alaska’s residents choose to make their homes in Anchorage, the state’s largest city. Nestled at the base of the Chugach Mountains along the coast of Cook Inlet in the central southern part of the state, Anchorage blends modern metropolitan living with gorgeous, rugged, unspoiled wilderness. Anchorage businesses and residents both enjoy the lowest state and local taxes in the nation and benefit from Alaska’s Permanent Fund –royalties and taxes collected from the oil industry which contribute greatly to local and state funding. In fact, most families receive more income from Alaska’s Permanent Fund investments than they pay in state and local taxes. As part of the northernmost state, Anchorage has cold, snowy winters during which residents can take advantage of more than 200 kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails and four local ski areas. City parks house facilities for ice skating, sledding and hiking. Residents can have just as much fun in the summer backpacking, horseback riding, playing golf, kayaking and rafting. There are three lakes with swim areas in and around the city. Additionally, Anchorage has some of the best trout and salmon fishing in the entire world and is one of the few cities where fish can be safely caught in the heart of downtown. Real estate is affordable, with single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses offering stunning views available at reasonable prices.
Anchorage Info: Prices of Anchorage Property for Sale
Anchorage offers its residents a wide variety of real estate options and favorable market rates. Single-family detached homes typically start in the $150,000 range with an average price of about $200,000. Luxury executive homes and stunning estate properties, many with breathtaking views of the Chugach Mountains or the Cook Inlet, can command prices anywhere from approximately $400,000 to the $1 million mark and beyond. Both condominiums and townhouses are readily available, starting at roughly $100,000 with median prices in the lower to mid-$100,000 range. Land and lots are available, mostly in the outer parts of city, for custom building.
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Downtown Anchorage - great nightlife and dining options
Government Hill - One of the oldest neighborhoods in Anchorage
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Anchorage Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of April 21st, 2014: homes priced around $491,152 compared to $499,300 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -2%. For Tuesday, April 22nd, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.27%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.29%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.66%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.11%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Anchorage AK. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Anchorage to help you find the best home!