My name is Landon. I'm in the Army and am commissioning in a couple of weeks. After some training this summer, I'll be moving up to Anchorage for my first duty station as an active duty officer. I fully intend to invest throughout my military career and am looking forward to living in Anchorage! I know networking is often the most valuable thing you can do, so if you are an investor in Anchorage, please reach out! Feel free to comment with hello's, suggestions, and anything else someone moving up to Alaska should know!
I am originally from Utah and am used to a hot/competitive market. I was going to get something here in Utah before moving out of state, but it's just been too crazy for me to compete with as a first-time home buyer. I plan to house-hack a 2-4 unit multifamily as my first property, and by the looks of it, there's a lot of multifamily in Anchorage. There seems to be a lot of 4-plex's, but I'm sure some areas are better than others.
I would greatly appreciate any info/tips/tricks/suggestions/connections you have for me regarding Anchorage, JBER, and the surrounding area. Thanks all!
Congrats on the commission and for scoring what I'm sure will be one of the best assignments of your career! Anchorage is great for multi family investing, and if you still have your VA loan to get into one for zero down, the opportunity for a solid return is endless.
We did the same thing once we got orders up here, lived in a 4plex for a year and was able to pocket all BAH for a down payment on another property a year later. It’s still paying dividends for us so I hope you can do the same. Shoot me a DM if you want to connect and I can give you the run down on considerations for the area and put you in touch with some solid people to help start building your investment team up here.
@Jeremy Bartlett I'll message you here shortly. Thanks boss!