Archive of: Real Estate

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Forecast: $8.4B in construction spending March Issue 2 2013

Forecast: $8.4B in construction spending

The upcoming construction season should be a busy one in Alaska.

March Issue 5 2013

US rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.54 pct.

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages crept closer to their historic lows this week, a trend that could help the housing recovery strengthen.

February Issue 2 2013

US rate on 30-year mortgage steady at 3.53 pct.

The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage was unchanged this week near historic lows, while the average rate on the 15-year loan fell. Low mortgage rates could help strengthen the housing recovery.

February Issue 2 2013

Home sales, prices increase in 2012

On the whole, Alaska’s housing market remained stable in 2012, but energy costs and government regulations cloud the future, according to Alaska Association of Realtors President Michael Droege.

February Issue 2 2013

AHFC earns national awards for affordable housing aid

Recently released prisoners throughout Alaska had a little easier time finding housing in 2012, and that’s helping keep recidivism rates down.

Shrinking land a growing problem for Anchorage market February Issue 2 2013

Shrinking land a growing problem for Anchorage market

The largest city in the largest state has almost devoured its compact tract of land.

Government moves will steer construction, real estate business in 2013 December Issue 5 2012

Government moves will steer construction, real estate business in 2013

Players in Alaska’s construction and real estate industries have positive outlooks for 2013 despite some funding and regulatory uncertainty.

December Issue 4 2012

US home prices rise in October from previous year

US home prices rose in most major cities in October compared with a year ago, pushed up by rising sales and a decline in the supply of available homes. Higher prices show the housing market is improving even as it moves into the more dormant fall and winter sales period.

December Issue 4 2012

Legislature approves $2.94B capital budget; bonds pass

In April, the Alaska Legislature approved a $2.94 billion capital budget that included $870 million for transportation, $370 million for education projects, $210 million for energy and $90 million for projects to improve health care.

NANA Development Corp. consolidates offices, moves downtown December Issue 3 2012

NANA Development Corp. consolidates offices, moves downtown

NANA Development Corp. is moving downtown.