There is a unique quality of life that can only be found in Alaska. If this is where you hope to find your next home, there are several ways to refine your search when looking for Alaska real estate on the internet. You may first be asking if the internet is your best place to start. Well, according to the latest study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), every year more home buyers are finding their home on the internet.
In 2001, 8 percent of those who purchased a home, found it on the internet. By 2009, the rate jumped more than four-fold to 36 percent! In all, 90 percent of those looking for a home used the internet. And it is not just the younger generation going online. Of those 45 to 64 years of age, an impressive 86 percent were surfing the internet.
While search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing provide a great deal of information to start with, the question becomes: “how do I wade through 10,000 matches to get what I need?” It can become a very time consuming and frustrating process.
Here are helpful ways to look for Alaska real estate:
· First, write down exactly what you are looking for in real estate and be specific.
· Use sites that offer the latest technology like Google maps to show a homes location.
· Bookmark sites that offer a video showcase of homes for sale. You will want to visit these regularly for updates.
· Use sites with a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) link to see all available homes/land in your area.
· Stick with the companies that often appear on the first page of your search results. These have usually been around longer and tend to have better developed web pages.
Ideally, your search means using a website that has residential, commercial, and other property-related business. Some sites can even include links to financing, rentals, and home improvement companies. Good search terms are important in looking for available real estate. Remember to include the city you are interested in and the specific type of real estate you are looking for. Some examples would be:
· Alaska condominiums
· Anchorage property
· Wasilla homes virtual tour
· Alaska home Inspectors
· Juneau Commercial Property
· Fairbanks home builders
There is a wide variety of Alaska real estate offerings to take advantage of. Refining your search using the tips listed here will help find the Alaska real estate you are looking for.