Howdy. New in town: military, looking to buy property.
Anyone familiar with Anchorage real estate over the last few years who can recommend what areas to consider and which to avoid, in terms of rising/falling value? I'm a single dude, so I'm not interested in Eagle River or any suburban new construction with long commutes.
What I would like is something in the 200-400k range, with a strong preference for multiple-family housing (i.e., a duplex, triplex or four-plex) with high demand for the other rental units. A nice, central neighborhood would be awesome, but I will settle for slightly less central and slightly more run-down if I can find a multi-family where the other 2-3 units (I would be living in one unit) will have high rental demand.
Just looking for sound real estate advice and an outline of the neighborhoods, but long rants on how I should move to Los Angeles and become a slumlord are more than welcome, for my own entertainment!