Alaska Real Estate Market in 2021: Forecasts + Trends

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Clever Real Estate

October 1st, 2021
Updated October 1st, 2021


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Real estate trends in Alaska | Sellers | Buyers | Investors | The best and worst of Alaska | Alaska resources

Alaska real estate trends (October 2021)

How is the real estate market in Alaska?
🏠 Average home value: $301,673
📈 0.53% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $327,000
⏳ 62 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 1,747
📆 13.1 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 3.07%
💵 Average income: 77640
State of the market: B-
Alaska home prices are higher than the national average, and appreciating steadily, so buyers are snatching up good properties quickly. However, with a huge amount of housing inventory, Alaska’s market isn't as hot as it seems.
*Data last updated October 2021

Alaska's name comes from an Aleut word that translates to "great land" — a fitting name for its stunning landscape.

From the state capital in Juneau to the northern coastline, Alaska's residents experience everything from temperate rainforests to stunning snow capped peaks. The biggest state in the union, Alaska spans more than 586,000 square miles (though nearly 85% are affected by Arctic permafrost).

Though it has a reputation for freezing temperatures, Alaska actually offers sunny summer months with long hours of daylight.

If you're thinking of buying or selling in Alaska, these Alaska housing predictions and stats can help you make an informed decision.

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Selling a home in Alaska

Alaska real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 14.5 days faster than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $20,262 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.63%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.63%

How to sell a home in Alaska

Cost to sell a home in Alaska

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Buying a home in Alaska

How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Anchorage: 1,509 sq ft
🏡 Juneau: 1,216 sq ft
🏡 Fairbanks: 1,798 sq ft
🏠 Ketchikan: 1,323 sq ft

Investing in Alaska real estate

Best of Alaska

Each month, we compare cities in Alaska based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at affordability and ranking the best cities in the state.

Most Affordable Cities in Alaska
1. Fairbanks
2. Anchorage
3. Juneau

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Worst of Alaska

Each month, we compare cities in Alaska based on a different criteria. This month we're looking at affordability data. These are the cities that ranked the worst in the state.

Least Affordable Cities in Alaska
1. Sitka
2. Homer
3. Ketchikan

Alaska resources

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Clever's analysis of state market trends is based on local data from Zillow,, Redfin, S&P Global, the U.S. Census, and Clever surveys. Our team of over 20 real estate analysts from across the country research local markets and data to compile our "Best" and "Worst" rankings.

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