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Rocky Elerding

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First Bank — Ketchikan, Alaska

I grew up in Sitka Alaska and now live in Ketchikan Alaska with my beautiful wife, three amazing daughters, and our eat first ask questions later yellow lab. When I'm not at home raising strong girls, I'm at the office originating mortgage loans. I've been working in the field of finance for the past 20 years, and originating mortgages in Alaska for the past 15 years.

I consider myself lucky to live in a place that I love and getting to do a job that has such a big impact on people's lives. What's even better is that I get to do this job with a group of exceptional people that I admire and respect. The Loan Processors, Mortgage Underwriters, Loan Partners, and Loan Officers at First Bank are an incredibly dedicated group of individuals. Working together as a team they deliver an extraordinary level of customer service.

At First Bank our customers are our neighbors, friends, and family; and we treat them that way. Everyone involved in the mortgage process is 100% committed to taking care of our customers. We feel a great sense of satisfaction when helping our First-Time Homebuyer successfully navigate the homebuying process, and are equally excited to help growing Alaskan families build and finance their dream home.


The mortgage team at Alaska Housing Finance Corporation enthusiastically shares First Bank's commitment to improving the lives of individuals and families in the communities that we serve. They understand the uniqueness of the Alaskan real estate market and have developed loan programs that help to make living in Alaska affordable. We couldn't ask for a better partner in the home loan business.

Get in Touch

Rocky Elerding
AVP, Mortgage Manager
NMLS #424422

Cell: (907) 617-0381
Office: (907) 228-4441
Fax: (907) 228-4229
Web: https://www.firstbankak.com/

First Bank
2030 Sea Level Drive, Suite 100
Ketchikan, AK 99901
NMLS #424422

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