Through the first half of 2017, the residential housing market across Southcentral Alaska has been stable. Mortgage rates remain at historic lows and homes are selling for about 98 percent of the final listing price. The most interesting phenomenon of the current housing market is the lack of inventory. Compared to recent inventory levels across the four major market areas (Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer and Wasilla) available homes or “active listings” are down 9.8 percent.
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