Yearly Archives: 2012

From Public Housing Resident to Manager: Kodiak AHFC Employee Retires After 22 Years

KODIAK, AK - August 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sandra Amox, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC) asset supervisor in Kodiak, is retiring at the end of this month after a 22-year career in Alaska’s public housing sector.

Roppel Continues as AHFC Board Chair

ANCHORAGE, - August 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) board of directors re-elected Frank Roppel of Wrangell to serve as the board chair at its annual board meeting in Wrangell July 25. Governor Frank Murkowski appointed Roppel to the board of directors in July 2003, and he has served as chair since that time. Roppel is also chairman of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, a subsidiary of AHFC. Roppel previously served on the Alaska State Housing Authority (ASHA) and AHFC boards for 12 years in the 1970s and '80s. He retired from Alaska Pulp Corporation in 2001

Public Housing Director Jim Gurke Retires After 30 Years

ANCHORAGE, - July 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Jim Gurke, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) Public Housing Director, is retiring at the end of this month after a 30-year career in Alaska's public housing sector.

Begich Introduces Renewable Energy Research Legislation

July 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Begich today re-introduced his Renewable Energy Environmental Research Act, a bill designed to promote renewable energy research. Co-sponsored by Sen. Olympia Snowe, (R-ME), the bill directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to implement a research program designed to collect, monitor, and distribute environmental data to assist development of renewable energy, particularly related to ocean energy

AHFC Launches Facebook Contest for Pet Lovers

ANCHORAGE, AK - July 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) launched a Facebook contest to encourage Alaskans to upload photos of their pet from today through July 24th. After July 24th, participants will be asked to vote on all of the photographs entered, and the pet with the most votes will be illustrated in the next AHFC television ad.

Custom IDX solution delivers comprehensive online property search to Alaska home seekers

EUGENE, OR - June 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Advanced online search features are now available on the Prudential Jack White Vista Realty website of real estate broker Linda Hopp. Anchorage, Alaska properties are integrated directly onto the IDX enabled search pages Hopp hosts, creating a dynamic search page that is easily accessible to area home seekers. Potential buyers can quickly scan the Alaska MLS (AKMLS) from the comfort of their own home and the convenience of the website Hopp hosts, thanks to IDX Broker.

Begich Introduces Rural Teacher Housing Bill

June 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- With the high cost and shortage of housing in rural Alaska along with the impact it has on recruiting and retaining professionals in several critical fields, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has introduced the Rural Educator and American Community Housing Act. The bill authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to distribute $50 million in loan guarantees and grants for housing support for educators, public safety officers, and medical providers in rural communities.

Broker Jim Moore simplifies online Alaska property search with addition of IDX Broker software

EUGENE, OR - May 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to welcome Broker Jim Moore of The Realty Company to the growing network of real estate professionals using the revolutionary IDX Broker software on their websites. Moore now hosts a dynamic search page, syncing his website with thousands of Lexington Bluegrass MLS (LBAR) listings instantly. The innovative search capabilities Moore now supports on his website have forever changed the way his clients and other Alaska home seekers search for properties online.

AHFC Seeks to Revamp the Preference System for Housing Choice Voucher Program

ANCHORAGE, AK - March 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is seeking public comments regarding its current system that awards points for preferences to individuals who are on waiting lists to receive housing assistance through both its Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs. AHFC is holding a public hearing about its moving to Work plan tomorrow evening, March 13, 2012 from 4-6 p.m., and written comments are accepted until March 30, 2012. AHFC’s management intends to present its plan to its Board of Directors with recommendations for a new system at the next board meeting, April 4, 2012.

Alaska real estate search simplified for agents, brokers and potential buyers with IDX Broker...

EUGENE, OR - March 1, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. and Nancy Davis have joined forces to revolutionize the online Sitka, Alaska real estate search. As a member of the Southeast Alaska MLS (SEAKMLS), Davis has long had access to thousands of detailed property listings. Now, the same level of accessibility once reserved only for real estate agents and brokers can be experienced by clients of Davis conveniently on her website. IDX Broker software affords Davis the unique ability to sync her thorough and comprehensive search page directly to the SEAKMLS database of listings.

David Ernst integrates IDX solution onto real estate website, simplifying the online property search

EUGENE, OR - February 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, IDX, Inc. announces David Ernst as the latest real estate professional to join the growing network of agents and brokers who have chosen to update their websites with IDX Broker software. Ernst, a Louisville, Alaska agent, has adopted a customizable IDX solution for his dynamic search page, automatically syncing it with thousands of Metro Search MLS listings. Home seekers can now experience a revolutionary online property search by utilizing the IDX enabled search functions Ernst hosts.

Senators Seek Responses to Reports of Freddie Mac Taking Financial Interests Against Homeowners

WASHINGTON, DC - February 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mark Begich (D-AK), and eight Senate colleagues wrote the Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency today, requesting responses to recent reports that Freddie Mac had strayed from its mission to support home ownership, and had taken financial interests against American homeowners



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