At Christmastime, real estate brokers and investors alike turn their thoughts to the North Pole.
Sure, it’s cold there, really cold and full of snow, but Amazon does deliver, we think.
Santa, however, does not live in this North Pole. In fact, this North Pole is in Alaska, and is about 1,000 miles south of the actual North Pole, which is somewhere in the Arctic Ocean.
But all the same, this North Pole, just outside of Fairbanks and with a population of over 2,000, possesses the world’s largest fiberglass statue of the jolly man himself.
It also has more than 370 homes on the market — all for under $500,000 — including one that can be rented through Airbnb.
There is only a 20 percent chance of snow on Christmas Day, and the temperature is expected to hover at around -12 degrees.
So, stare at the burning yule log and drink some eggnog as we run down the list of the five priciest homes on the market in North Pole, Alaska, according to Zillow.
1. 2265 Granite Dr. — $485,000
This three-bedroom, three-bathroom log house totals 2,000 square feet. The listing boasts “upgraded wood blinds throughout the entire home” and “landscape improvements.” It was built in 2004 and is owner occupied & currently listed on Airbnb as a vacation rental.
2. 2750 Regal Ave. — $474,900
This four-bedroom, four-bath home has 2,603 square feet and sits on over 3 acres. It features 10-foot ceilings and an open floor plan to the living room. The master suite on the main level has access to its own deck, a large bath with a jetted tub, a steam shower and a walk-in closet.
3. 1068 North Old Steese Highway — $449,000
The property has four bedrooms, three bathrooms with 3,400 square feet. It offers a partial mountain view when the view is clear. It also features a large oversize deck as well as a vaulted master suite with sliding barn doors.
4. 3660 Regius Ave. — $439,900
This home has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and totals 3,200 square feet. It is tucked away in the trees and sits on 6.3 acres. It also has a large living room with a pellet stove. On the main floor is a large chef’s kitchen that features granite countertops. One of the amenities includes the Trans Alaska Pipeline on the backside of the property, which “runs all the way from Prudhoe Bay to the Port of Valdez.”
5. 4100 Polar Fox Loop — $399,900
This log cabin has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,428 square feet. It features an open floor plan that includes the master bedroom on the main level with a huge walk-through closet and a master bathroom. It also has a “heated Jacuzzi tub that will please all.”