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The real estate market in Ketchikan today is strong. But as in most cities, it hasn’t always been that way. Here, we take a look at the ups, downs and trends that characterize the current market.

How the Program Works
Borrowers may obtain financing to make energy improvements on owner-occupied properties. Borrowers select from the list of energy upgrades included with the energy audit of their home performed by an AKWarm™ Certified Energy Rater . All improvements must be completed within 365 days of loan closing (improvements not listed may not be included in the loan)
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Combine AHFC loan options with a single-family loan program to reduce your interest rate or assist with the down payment. (Borrowers and properties must meet requirements.) Find out if more than one applies by checking with an approved lender.
Single-Family Loan Options

Closing Cost Assistance Program
With AHFC’s Closing Cost Assistance Program each homebuyer will receive 4 percent of the initial principal balance of the mortgage loan. Example: on a $300,000 mortgage loan, the assistance equals $12,000. The amount may be used toward a down payment and closing costs. Closing cost assistance is funded directly by AHFC at the time of closing and is available through certain approved…

Owning a home gives you freedom, privacy and tax deductions for your property taxes and mortgage interest. According to Habitat for Humanity, the children of homeowners do better in school, have fewer discipline problems and go on to earn more money than children of non-homeowners. But before you can buy a house, you have to get your household budget in order.

AHFC is focused on ensuring Alaska’s seniors have access to affordable and accessible homes and supportive services. We work with Alaska’s Commission on Aging to offer research, information and solutions to provide the best housing options and support for aging Alaskans across the state
Housing Solutions for Alaska’s Seniors
Along with funding major senior housing projects, AHFC keeps an up-to-date inventory of all the senior housing…

The Affordable Housing Enhanced program is available for certain properties for which financing may not be obtained through private, state or federal mortgage programs
Nonconforming I Program
Conventional financing is available for certain properties with characteristics or features that limit the borrower's ability to obtain other financing. Nonconforming features include, but are not limited to, an unconventional foundation system, unconventional utilities, lack of central heating or…

It’s been a frustrating few months of searching for funding for the Juneau Housing First project, but supporters of the program left Monday’s City and Borough of Juneau Assembly meeting with smiles on their faces.

It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with studded tires on a paved highway or road from May 1st through September 15th, inclusive, north of 60° North Latitude (all communities north of Ninilchik) and
It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with studded tires on a paved highway or road from April 15th through September 30th, inclusive, south of 60° North Latitude (Anchor Point, Homer, Kodiak and cities and towns in Southeast Alaska), except that at any latitude on a paved…

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Use caution when hiring a home improvement contractor. Be wary of high-pressure sales tactics, up front fees, and fly-by-night businesses. Con artists will take homeowners’ money and deliver slipshod work… or no work at all.

March 29-30, 2017 at The Captain Cook Hotel, Downtown Anchorage
Discover the Value of Energy Efficiency in Commercial & Residential Buildings
AHFC’s two-day conference provides an opportunity to learn, network and share information about energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings through expert presentations, panel discussions, stakeholder dialogue and training. Sessions will cover: Why EE NOW, Pathways to Projects, Case Studies, Building Management, Finding Capital, High…

Are you prepared if something like a fire hits your home? The Channel 2 Morning Edition talked to Emergency Programs Manager Julie Harvey about ways people can prepare in case of an emergency.

HomeChoice is a no cost eight-hour, pre-purchase homebuyer class held over one or two days for Alaskans considering the purchase of a home.