If you truly enjoy the frontier lifestyle, investing in a Rent to Own home in Alaska can be your ticket to the Last Frontier. Because of its rustic openness, lease option opportunities on raw land and in small villages is unmatched elsewhere. The leasing period is also a good time to take care of an financial hindrances that might prevent you from qualifying for a mortgage.
The Mountainous Frontier Alaska is the land of clear skies, cool air, and beautiful landscapes. This is also the only state where you can see glaciers and the awe-inspiring Northern Lights. Major industries in the Last Frontier include petroleum, commercial fishing, tourism, transportation, and forestry. Population growth averages at about -0.07 percent annually. Job growth in continues at 0.5 percent and unemployment sits at 6.3 percent. For average income, the median household income is $51,571 and the median family income is $59,036 annually.
Juneau, AK Source: WikipediaThe Real Estate Picture in Alaska
Alaska offers a wonderful opportunity to get away from it all. Home values in Alaska are strong and only getting stronger. As of April 2015, the average home value in Alaska was $257,200. Some of the most popular metro areas in Alaska are Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Eagle River.
As Alaska.net's "Moving to Alaska" section states, getting to class "is half the fun." Surrounded by endless natural beauty and space for exploration, the state offers free classes everyday in exploring the natural world. Beyond the beauty of the state, Alaska has notable universities that include the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, University of Alaska-Anchorage, Alaska Pacific University, University of Alaska-Southeast, and Alaska Bible College.
In terms of annual crime, violent crime rates are above the 3.8 per 1,000 residents national average at 6.4 while property crime is 28.84 per 1,000 residents and is slightly above the 27.3 national average.
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Alaska has many great points of interest that include Kenai Fjords National Park, Mendenhall Glacier, Tongass National Forest, Chugach State Park, and Sitka National Historic Park. The great outdoors and tourism are the greatest source of fun here, so you are bound to love the fresh air, beautiful vistas, and exploration to be had in the 50th state.