Buying a foreclosed house can allow you to save a large amount of money if you are willing to do the required research and planning. A savvy consumer can turn a foreclosed home into a great opportunity despite the necessary repairs and maintenance. There are thousands of these homes currently available in Alaska, and relocating there will allow you to experience a great deal of beautiful and exciting things in one of the United States' most unique states.
Alaska's remote, non-contiguous location and its cold climate make its natural environment very different from most of the rest of the country. This means that there are several natural landmarks, state parks and national preserves worth visiting, such as Denali, Mendenhall Glacier, Flattop Mountain and the Kenai Fjords, Chugach and Kincaid national parks, among many others. The unique wildlife native to Alaska can be observed at its many state-funded wildlife preserves, including the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and the Wrangell-St. Ellis National Park and Preserve as well as the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary and the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. You can also learn more about the long and fascinating history and culture of the state's pre-colonial indigenous peoples at places like the Totem Heritage Center, Alaska National Heritage Center and the Totem Bight State Historic Site.
Alaska was purchased by the United States from the Russian Empire in 1867, and was admitted to the union as its 49th state in 1959. Pre-European colonization, the state was home to many diverse native peoples who inhabited various areas of the land. Between the 17th and 19th century, Alaska was explored and settled by Russia, Spain and the United States before eventually becoming a U.S. territory in 1912. The varied heritage of its people developed Alaska into a culturally diverse society influenced by its proximity to both Canada to the east and Russia to the west.