Category: Homeownership

A Journey to Homeownership - Posted August 17, 2023
After finding a new career at Alaska Housing, Jamie Bordelon began to consider a goal that had previously felt out of reach — homeownership.
Working Together Toward Homeownership - Posted August 1, 2023
As a mortgage loan originator at Residential Mortgage, Mark Gust partners with AHFC to find solutions for Alaska homebuyers.
Summer Upgrades for Winter Savings - Posted July 20, 2023
The warmer months are a great time to upgrade your home's windows and exterior doors, ensuring your home is comfortable this winter.
AHFC outreach specialists help prospective homebuyers see what is possible through HomeChoice™, a no-cost homebuyer education class. Now, the class has returned with an option for in-person learning.
The Benefits of Home Renovations - Posted June 26, 2023
There are plenty of reasons why homeowners consider renovating their homes, whether to improve functionality or make it a more comfortable living space. Here are five potential benefits of home improvements.
Maintaining proper insulation and air sealing are essential steps in creating an energy efficient home. Homeowners who make energy efficiency improvements can not only save on utility costs, they may also benefit from federal income tax credits.
When looking for a mortgage loan, there are several important factors to consider. Here are five important things to keep in mind as you consider a loan to buy a home.
Purchasing a new home can be an exhilarating experience. But it can also be overwhelming, especially when faced with real estate terms that may not be familiar to everyone. Here is a list of common terms that are helpful for prospective homeowners to know.
There are a lot of things to consider when buying a home. Here are five tips and some valuable resources from AHFC that can help you in the decision-making process.
Housing Alaskans: A Public-Private Partnership (HAPPP) is accepting grant applications for “top- off” funding of up to $150,000 for new construction and rehabilitation housing projects. The grant will provide funds for qualified housing projects ready to break ground or be completed in June 2023. The application deadline is Sunday, June 4, 2023.
Investing in upgrades to make your home more energy efficient can help manage costs over time.
Celebrating Older Americans in May - Posted May 5, 2023
May is Older Americans Month, a time to recognize the contributions of seniors in Alaska. This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Older Americans Month.
Sustainability, energy efficiency and functional living space that can serve multiple purposes are some of the home renovation trends for 2023.
As spring starts to make its appearance, now is a good time to prepare your house before the snow and ice begin to melt. Here are some tips from Alaska Housing experts.
Home Renovations Remain Popular - Posted March 31, 2023
While the booming real estate market has received much of the attention nationally over the past few years, the home renovation market has been equally hot.
It’s Home Show Season! - Posted March 16, 2023
Spring is home show season in Alaska. Here are three reasons why home shows can be such popular and valuable attractions.
Thinking about making improvements to increase your home's energy efficiency? Recent changes to the tax law will allow homeowners to receive more tax credits for qualified energy efficiency improvements.
Came for Opportunity, Stayed for Community - Posted February 22, 2023
Alaska Housing's longest-serving employee, Phill Adams, reflects on his 34-year career in the mortgage department and how the industry and the corporation have changed over the years.
Homeowner Assistance Funds Help Alaskans - Posted January 3, 2023
As Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance has progressed and the needs of eligible applicants have been met in accordance with the guidelines set by U.S. Treasury, AHFC has been able to identify and apply additional assistance in select areas for eligible applicants.
Understanding Predatory Lending - Posted December 16, 2022
When shopping for a home loan, understanding what predatory lending is and what some of the signs may be can be important.