Category: Homeownership

Get Your Home Ready for Winter - Posted October 6, 2020
Is your home ready for winter? Get some tips on how ensure that your family stays warm when temperatures drop.
Indoor Air Quality, Smoke and COVID-19 - Posted October 5, 2020
In the past, indoor air quality (IAQ) primarily related to indoor air pollutants such as mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), off-gassing from our flooring and furniture, and even the cleaning supplies we use. But COVID-19 has created another level of concern for IAQ.
Budgeting Made Easy - Posted September 3, 2020
Everyone can benefit from a creating a personal budget, and it's easier than you think! Learn how to track your spending, reduce costs, and plan for your financial future. We have all the resources you need to get started.
Painting? Color Choice Impacts Your Mood - Posted August 25, 2020
Thinking about getting a space ready for your child’s remote learning? Experts on color psychology say, the color of your environment can impact mood, behavior, memory and learning.
Buying a home is a big financial decision – probably one of the biggest you’ll ever make. Home loan rates are incredibly low right now so it’s likely that someone has encouraged you to look into a new home or you’ve been wondering if it’s the right step for you.
Homes were “smart” way before Alexa, security systems and smart TVs. A “smart home” is an energy efficient home, which is good for your bank account and for the environment.
A lot has changed in the past few months, including how people are earning and spending money. Are you keeping track of your spending? Don't risk coming up short at the end of the month! Read on to learn the warning signs — and what you can do right now to get back on track.
Home Fire Prevention and Safety Tips - Posted July 15, 2020
It’s important to know how to prevent fires and be prepared in the event of a home fire to protect yourself and loved ones. 
Anchorage, Alaska, June 30, 2020 – Up to $1,200 in mortgage and rent relief was made available to eligible Alaskans through the federal CARES Act in response to COVID-19 hardship. Applications were accepted by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation from across the state for a two-week period from June 15-26, 2020.
Alaska Housing Relief During COVID-19 - Posted June 10, 2020
The Alaska Housing Relief program will help those Alaskans who are struggling to pay for their rent or mortgage for a month. $10 million has been set aside for relief. A dedicated website will help individuals determine whether their household qualifies for this one-time financial assistance that could mean up to $1,200 per household that will be paid to their landlord or mortgage servicer.
As we head into another potential summer fire season there is always a real threat of wildfires. It’s time to think about preparedness in the event of a wildfire.
COVID-19 and Your Mortgage Payments - Posted April 27, 2020
These are unprecedented times, and many Alaska homeowners have questions about their mortgage. Should I keep paying my mortgage? What happens if I lost my job and can't afford my monthly payments? Can I postpone them? Who can help me? There's a lot of confusing information out there, so the experts at Alaska Housing prepared this article to guide Alaskans through the options.
The in-person homebuyer education class, HomeChoiceTM, is cancelled for the foreseeable future but taught via webinar. Another alternative that’s perfect for home study is the online course Finally Home!
Pregnant with twins and with eight months of sobriety under her belt, Jennifer was looking for a stable home to raise her babies in Fairbanks. She needed a way to pay rent and save money; she signed up for affordable housing with Alaska Housing. Stability in housing provided by Alaska Housing plus lots of hard work allowed Jennifer to move through the ranks at the company where she was working...
Leaves are falling and temperatures are dropping. Take this opportunity to look around your home and make sure you’re winter ready. Here are three easy items to check off your list...
Alaska Housing Outreach Specialist and instructor of HomeChoice™, Maria Celli, shares her top seven tips for savvy homebuyers...
Why an Alaska Housing Loan? - Posted July 31, 2019
Buying a new home can be like traveling through unknown terrain. Alaska Housing is a buyer’s navigator, outfitting her with homebuying tools such as competitive financing and comprehensive homebuyer education...
Springtime for Homebuying - Posted March 14, 2019
It may still look like winter but spring is in sight and prospective homebuyers will soon make it busy season for real estate professionals, lenders, home inspectors, appraisers and others involved in the homebuying process. The Alaska market has remained stable, interest rates are low and steady, and the number of millennials in prime homebuying age is growing...
Brian's Road to Homeownership - Posted January 10, 2019
Millennials and first-time homebuyers make up half of Alaska Housing’s more than 15,000 mortgages. Brian Remley from Wasilla is one of them. The 34-year-old bought his first home in 2018 after taking Alaska Housing’s HomeChoice™ class...