Government Regulations Make Homebuilding Hard in Alaska
For homeowners and developers looking to build or make additions to existing structures in the Municipality of Anchorage, it can be an uphill battle. The state of Alaska is suffering from a shortage of affordable housing and while the construction industry wants to help solve this problem, government restrictions, an ailing economy and broken appraisal system slow the process. One of the problems is the lack of available land. The Municipality of Anchorage, state of Alaska an
Advocating for the Homebuilding Industry in Juneau
The Alaska State Home Building Association (ASHBA) and its board of directors spent a few days in Juneau meeting with lawmakers. Conversations with lawmakers are an opportunity to express concerns about the housing market, the cost of doing business and resolving our state’s budget problems. Here are some bills to watch: Senate Bill 45 - Requires an unlicensed “owner-builder” who lists or sells a new home within two years after starting construction to disclose they don’t hav
Housing - An Economic Engine for Anchorage
The homebuilding process brings a lot more to the Anchorage community than providing housing for its residents. The homebuilding industry builds up communities by creating jobs and growing local economies, and there’s data to back it up. A study by the economists at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently revealed the details behind how homebuilding helps boost Anchorage’s economy. A study by NAHB showed the construction of 200 single-family homes in Anchora
Are you a Millennial? You should buy new!
Buying our first home – it came with so much excitement, nerves, a little bit of stress and a lot of learning! When my husband Dan and I decided to take the leap and buy our first home, we never imagined we would end up building. Throughout the process of building our first home we were pleasantly surprised to find it was affordable for a first-time homebuyer. We also quickly realized there were many benefits to buying new including picking a floor plan that fit our family’s