Category: Homeownership

Homebuying Myths: The 20% Down Payment - Posted November 18, 2022
There are many myths out there about buying a home. One of the most common is that you need a 20% down payment to get a loan. Get the facts behind the myths.
Younger Generations Lead in Home Loans - Posted November 8, 2022
Millennials have been the generation seeking the most AHFC home loans for the past five years. Now a younger generation is starting to make its presence felt, as the number of Gen Z primary borrowers is increasing rapidly.
Appreciation for Homebuyer Education - Posted October 28, 2022
What do people most appreciate about Alaska Housing's free homebuyer education courses? Participants provide insights into what they learned about the homebuying process.
Rising interest rates and their impact is a big topic for Alaska homeowners and those looking to enter the housing market. Now, the most recent energy ratings -- if they exist -- for single family homes for sale are readily accessible to real estate professionals and appraisers, empowering their borrowers to save money and make more educated purchasing decisions. Alaska Multiple Listing Service has integrated its database of homes for sale with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Alaska Retrofit Information Systems database, commonly known as ARIS.
The designation means borrowers can take advantage of Alaska Housing's Military Facility Zone Program, which will allow increased financing opportunities for investors building residences in the area.
Finding Happiness in Helping Others - Posted October 5, 2022
Once a participant in Alaska Housing programs, Sammie Wright now helps others find life-changing resources as an AHFC employee.
Maximize Your Alaska Permanent Fund - Posted September 14, 2022
While it is an exciting time when Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend checks are due to arrive, financial experts also encourage people to be thoughtful in how they spend a sudden infusion of money. Here are some tips that can help people meet their financial goals.
Helping a Young Mother Open a New Door - Posted September 6, 2022
It's been a long road for Kristina to become financially self-sufficient. But working closely with Alaska Housing through the years, the mother of two young children went from public housing to realizing her dream of becoming a homeowner.
Ketchikan's can-do spirit was demonstrated by First Bank, which was the first financial institution in the state to distribute Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance funds in conjunction with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
Alaska Mortgage Servicers have been at the forefront of Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance efforts. They have worked closely with Alaska Housing to share information, review applications, and expedite payments to Alaska homeowners.
Sarah Terwilliger's desire to help others and her commitment to ensuring Alaskans have access to safe, affordable and quality housing, has given her opportunities to find professional growth with AHFC.
This National Homeownership Month, we looked at some of the facts and figures behind homeownership in Alaska. That included how AHFC's homebuyer education programs have helped provide Alaskans with important information about the homebuying process.
Nearly 11,000 Alaskans submitted applications for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance.
June is National Homeownership Month, a time to reflect on how Alaskans are making the dream of homeownership come true.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has completed its initial analysis of Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance applications, determining that all eligible applicants will receive some form of aid as part of the congressionally funded program.
Designed to reduce mortgage delinquencies, forbearances and foreclosures, federally funded Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance has entered the application review stage. Once complete, distribution of funds will begin to assist Alaskan homeowners.
People Drive Ideas at AHFC - Posted May 6, 2022
A year after joining Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Greg Holoman has made a significant contribution in multiple areas across the organization that have benefited Alaskans.
Whether looking to buy or to rent, the costs and lack of availability have made it difficult for many Alaskans to find safe, affordable housing. Mark Romick, Alaska Housing Deputy Executive Director, shares why the issue is even more serious when it comes to affordable housing for lower income families.
Homebuyer Education by the Numbers - Posted April 18, 2022
Understanding the process of purchasing a home can be an important investment. Alaska Housing’s free homebuyer education courses are helping residents across the state learn the information they need. Get the statistics behind our HomeChoice™️ and Finally Home! courses.
AHFC Homebuyer Education Trends - Posted April 18, 2022
Across the state, Alaskans are taking advantage of homebuyer education programs that provide important information about purchasing a home. Learn more about who is participating in Alaska Housing’s homebuyer education courses and how they are helping people like you.