Mortgage defaults expected to persist in Southcentral

WASILLA -- Observers in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and in Anchorage report scores of home foreclosures that began late last year and aren't expected to taper off soon.

More good news than bad in Anchorage real estate

The health of the Anchorage real estate market is on the mind of many, with some feeling it is a buyer's market. This opinion seems heavily influenced by national news, which overshadows our local perspective. Is Anchorage following the national trend, or do local issues create a different outlook for our real estate market? Here are some positives and negatives to consider.

Realtors, start your engines: Murkowski’s in the market

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Now that Sen. Lisa Murkowski is back in the market, what's available on the Kenai River? There isn't much for $180,000, which is...

Road extension connects Eagle River Valley to Glenn

Homesteader Mary Lou Briggs and then-Gov. Walter Hickel cut the ribbon across the brand new Briggs Bridge on the Eagle River Oct. 1, 1992....

Shishmaref starts Web search for help in moving

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A northwest Alaska village losing its real estate to the ocean is turning to the Internet for help.      Residents of Shishmaref are...

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FERC Proposal Would Roll Back Land Use Fee Hikes for Alaska...

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today welcomed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) proposal of a new method to calculate annual charges for hydropower projects on federal lands in Alaska. FERC is seeking comment on the use of a statewide average per-acre land value rather than a regional per-acre land value, which would reduce recent land use fee increases and help lower the cost of future projects.