Juneau, AL - April 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Sean Parnell today welcomed the passage of SB 217, legislation that will allow voters in the 2010 general election to approve $600 million of state-guaranteed bonds for the purchase of mortgage loans made to qualifying military veterans. The bonds would be issued by the Alaska Housing Finance orporation. Governor Parnell has encouraged members of the armed services stationed in the state to consider permanent residency after their discharge.
Washington, D.C. - October 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaskan Congressman Don Young voted yes today on H.R. 3590, the Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act and H.R. 1016, the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act, both of which he cosponsored.
ANCHORAGE, AK - September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Wednesday, September 09, 2009 –Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) in May announced that by using proceeds from a variety of bond programs, they had lowered interest rates for purchases by first-time homebuyers and veterans.
Anchorage, AK - May 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — First-time home buyers and veterans may now qualify for lower interest rates through Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. AHFC announced the lower rates for purchases using its Tax-Exempt First Time Homebuyer, Veterans Tax-Exempt, and Veterans Mortgage Programs. The interest rate, which is calculated daily, was 5% and 5.25% for a 30-year loan for these programs at the time of this announcement. However, depending on income and availability of natural gas, the rate could be further reduced when combined with AHFC’s reductions for low-income borrowers and energy-efficient properties.