Watch Buying Alaska
- 4 Seasons
The Television series Buying Alaska is a show that follows individuals and couples in the pursuit of buying property in the rugged state of Alaska. The show typically features people who are willing to forego the typical amenities that are normally involved in purchasing a vacation home. Most of the people on this show are seeking a secluded retreat in which to get away from the mainstream life and get a taste of the rugged wilderness that Alaska so readily provides. Buying Alaska is broadcasted on the Discovery Channel, a network that seems to have a great interest in the secluded gems hidden in the Alaskan wild. The series typically features a couple that are interested in buying property, and are paired with a real estate agent that is based in various locations on the southern side of Alaska. The realtor provides the interested buyers with several homes with varying amenities. Often times the homes that are viewed by the potential buyers depict varying means of electricity, running water, and sewage. Because of the remoteness of the state of Alaska a lot of properties have older style ways of life, although this is also an attraction of a lot of people seeking real estate in the Alaskan Wild. The show follows the potential buyers as they inspect and compare the various properties with the real estate agents. They then usually deliberate amongst themselves and typically select a property that they would like to purchase. Coming into the show, most of the couples have already decided that they will buy one of the properties they are shown, and a purchase is always selected at the end of the episode. Despite the mixed reviews that Buying Alaska has received from critics, the show offers insight to the American public into a market that we most likely would not have information about. The show offers an alternative perspective to the typical vacation home and provides insightful information to the real estate market in the state of Alaska.