Sometimes renting instead of owning just makes sense. If you are new to Anchorage, it may be smart to secure a short-term rental while you determine commute times, convenient neighborhoods for your lifestyle, or the best schools for your family before you decide to buy. Know that most people own their own homes in Anchorage making the rental inventory comparatively low.
To find rentals, we suggest that you search on Craigslist. Another option may be to search through Vrbo or Airbnb and contact the owners. Owners will sometimes consider a price reduction for longer-term rentals, especially during the school year.
If you are trying to decide between renting and owning, it may be appropriate to reach out to a financial planner and mortgage lender to explore your options and invest in a strategy that works for you in the short-term and long-term.