Real Estate on the Lower Kenai Peninsula
- A surprising number of first time visitors to the
lower peninsula are so enthralled by its natural beauty, great climate
and small town atmosphere, they develop a desire to live here.
- The attraction can become so irresistible they find
themselves spending spare moments on their trip visiting real estate
offices, reading property classifieds, and spotting "for sale"
signs. The Homer-Anchor Point area has much to offer, so their enthusiasm
is understandable. Some skip shopping for souvenirs and shop instead
for a new house.
- Real estate agents find themselves answering questions
about the price of land, the availability of houses and cabins, and
commercial and business properties for sale.
- According to local Realtors, one of the more common
questions asked is, "What is the price of land?" There is
no "average" price. There are too many variables. Does it
have a view? That can really affect the price. How many acres? The
price per acre generally decreases with the increased amount of acreage.
Where is it located: West Hill, East Hill, and East End Road seem
to be prime picks, which again affect price. "What is the price
of land?" can be a difficult question to answer. The variables
have to be known first.
- Choices in the housing market are always somewhat
limited if a buyer has too many priorities. The price can range from
under one hundred thousand to over two hundred thousand dollars for
a home. Location seems to be a prime factor. There are a variety of
styles, from owner-built cabins to custom-built homes, just not many
to choose from.
- The small communities of the lower peninsula provide
only limited employment in various fields, so many tourists who would
like to make this area their home are curious about businesses for
sale. Purchasing a business is one solution to the employment situation.
Many new residents to the area become entrepreneurs.
- Before calling on Realtors, visitors will find that
if they would decide in advance about what some of their priorities
are, it will expedite the process of providing them with useful information.
Such things as an upper limit price, particular locations, stating
various amenities desired, can help the agent tremendously in providing
them with information.
- For the visitor who succumbs to the many charms of
the lower Kenai, checking out the available properties can be fun
and entertaining --and it just might turn a visitor into a local!
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