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    While at the library, I saw I flyer for buying land here ...either auction or just over the counter, as they're calling it.

    http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/landsale/o...n=SOUTHCENTRAL


    What do you all think?

    5 acres of wooded land would be really nice.



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    Looked over that site a bit, seems like no matter what, you need to buy it at market value at some point.....
    If you check out this site....(from the other one)....talks about "staking a remote cabin site"......

    http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/landsale/remote_recsites.htm
    Don't see too much about access, so maybe water, air, and trails......?
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    This has been discussed here before in some detail. This program is only open to Alaska residents. There may be some existing parcels available over-the-counter, otherwise you will need to stake out a parcel within certain "eligible lands" and pay for the required legal survey. You can make improvements but cannot establish full-time residency upon it until the land has been paid for in full. It maintains a "recreational" status until then. From what I've seen, many of these properties are in some fairly remote wilderness. Bush/Float planes may be your best access in the summer, snow machines or sledding come winter. I think Sourdough is a licensed realtor there in Alaska. If you're lucky he might be able to chime in and correct any errors or omissions I may have made. Two old sayings about real estate: 1) location, location, location; 2) they're not making anymore of it!
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    It blows my mind that one can get an acre there for under $1,000, whereas here, a square foot is well over $1,200!!!

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    If you have a lot of time to kill: http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ving-to-alaska

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    Then this is way more complicated than I thought. The auction says for residents and non residents. Then, the over the counter of the non sold auction parcels are residents, only?

    and, its only a down payment...glad I asked. It seemed straightforward on the website: credit card, buy land, own land.

    thanks for your replies



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