Buying Alaska

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  • 2012
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.1  (183)

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.

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Seasons
Rainforest Cabins
13. Rainforest Cabins
March 23, 2015
A couple look for a home in Juneau where their young child can have more space.
Fishy Business
12. Fishy Business
March 16, 2015
Harry and Genny are looking to move away from Harry's fish cannery business, and the smell!
Escape from Juneau
10. Escape from Juneau
March 2, 2015
John and Elise are newlyweds living in downtown Juneau, the busiest cruise ship port in Alaska. They're looking to escape the crowds and land a property where they can relax.
Treehouse Tour
9. Treehouse Tour
February 23, 2015
Unless you're flying over Alaska's isolated village of Seldovia, you may not even know it exists. Pilot Jaime and his girlfriend Dusty take to the sky to find their own piece of this remote town on a tight budget of $125,000.
Dog Mushing Millionaires
8. Dog Mushing Millionaires
February 9, 2015
Mike and Lorraine are Alaskan entrepreneurs who have turned his construction skills and her dog mushing glacier tours into gold – they're millionaires! And they're looking for a million-dollar property in the Alaskan city.
Glacier City
7. Glacier City
February 2, 2015
A couple tries to find the perfect rustic home.
Trailblazers
6. Trailblazers
January 26, 2015
An ATV mechanic and his girlfriend want to find a home close to Alaska's backwoods trails.
Big Wheels and Big Deals
5. Big Wheels and Big Deals
January 19, 2015
Ron and Lacey have a big truck and a small budget for their new home. They're willing to sacrifice space for the truck to be right on a lake near Big Lake, Alaska, but can they find enough room for their whole family?
Million Air
4. Million Air
January 12, 2015
Wes and Angela own an air taxi company in Alaska. He flies the plane and she runs the office. They want to land a million dollar dream home and can fly anywhere in the state to find it. But if they can't agree on the location, their search may be grounded
Frontier City
3. Frontier City
January 5, 2015
Roland and Tiffany live in Alaska's biggest city, Anchorage. But the non-stop, fast-paced lifestyle is getting to be too much for their big family. They want a home within 30 minutes of downtown where they can still escape into the wilderness.
Where Are They Now?: Pete and Martha
100. Where Are They Now?: Pete and Martha
May 3, 2015
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Where Are They Now?: Shane and Erica
101. Where Are They Now?: Shane and Erica
May 3, 2015
Summary not available
Buying Alaska
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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.

Buying Alaska is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (63 episodes). The series first aired on October 21, 2012.

Where to Watch Buying Alaska

Buying Alaska is available for streaming on the Destination America website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Buying Alaska on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Destination America.

  • Premiere Date
    October 21, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (183)