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Old 01-12-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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I have no cities in mind right now. Basically I'm moving to wherever I can afford the rent.
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:52 PM
 
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Hahahaha! You're right, sorry! Basically I've lived in cities from 9,000 to 65,000 so any city about that size plus or minus 5-20,000. Cold doesn't bug me, 25 years in WI has made me pretty resistant to it (I know it's colder there though).
I just need some place where I can have access to the internet and preferably a garage for my car. Thanks!
So it sounds like Anchorage is out with a population of over 260,000. Ha! That narrows it down to the rest of the 656,000 sq. mile state.

If I could work anywhere in Alaska via internet, I would probably choose Homer. The most common amount paid for rent (mode) & the median rent paid on the charts here is $550.
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Homer is nice since one can access Anchorage for commodities (ie .Costco or Price Club). It is a quiet place in the winter, has more eagles & shorebirds in one spot than I have ever seen anywhere, is the jumping off spot to Kachemak Bay adventures, and is very laid back.

HOMER AK : REAL ESTATE FOR RENT (http://classifieds.homernews.com/classifieds-bin/classifieds?classification=REAL%20ESTATE%20FOR%20R ENT&temp_type=detail& - broken link)
There's a 2 bedroom log cabin with utilities for $400. Can't get much cheaper than that!
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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The place that has the widest varities of rents from lower to upper, that are outside of the killing field, is Fairbanks. Dry cabins can be had pretty cheap. Not many dry cabins in Anchorage. No dry cabins in Ketchikan as it rains all the time. Good luck.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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i'm looking to move to Valdez from fairbanks, curious on cabin rentals for one with a dog. Andy ideas on where and how much?
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Kenai Alaska
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You might be able to get away with those rents in Kenai, Soldotna area. Depends on what you do for a living. May be hard to find work here. You need to add about $80-100 power (lower in summer) and the same for natural gas if you have it. I'm not suggesting you would be in the nicest place in town, but something average...
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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You can look through the local paper for the Kenai Peninsula at Peninsula Clarion and get an idea of what there is south of Anchorage.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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i'm looking to move to Valdez from fairbanks, curious on cabin rentals for one with a dog. Andy ideas on where and how much?
You might run across something here:
Valdez, Alaska > Visitor Services > Valdez Information
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Would you consider having a roommate? You can find a place where a roomie is wanted for about that price. Being completely new to the state, it might be nice for increasing your circle of friends. If you decide on this course, try Craigslist.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Ak
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Try www.craiglist.com select alaska and then real estate or what ever it is that is appropriate.
I have used it before with good luck. You can even post an add for what you specifiaclly want.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: WI
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Thanks for all of the suggestions! I never thought of Craigslist, for whatever reason it isn't that big around here.
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