Monday, August 22, 2005

Real estate ... and a vacation

The Author has returned from summer vacation in the northwest ... Washington, Alaska and Canada. Naturally, we had to check out housing and real estate in each location!

The Seattle area is booming! The local paper reported the growth, and expansion into the areas out of the city. In Alaska, where "remote" was the operative word, you have the "populated" tourist areas, and then the "out-of-the-way" locations. We encountered many retired people, who live there during the summer months and spend the winter months elsewhere. A seasonal living, like much of the retail sales and tourist industry in Alaska. In Canada, we found a lot of construction and growth. Plus, reports that many Americans are buying property in Canada due to the affordability of real estate.

We found local real estate magazines in Washington and Canada, but not in Alaska.

All locations offered beautiful scenery and friendly people.

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