49th Estate/Real Estate in Alaska

If you can customize your burger and your coffee, why not your home?

Connie Yoshimura
Homeowner's guide to Alaska real estate
A new report ranking all 50 states based on residents' sense of well-being puts Hawaii at No. 1, followed by Alaska, which held the top spot last year.Mark Thiessen, Audrey McAvoy | Associated Press
Maintaining a home’s value requires a combination of maintenance and updating. Some updates can be cost-prohibitive for the average homeowner until consumers adopt new technology and prices drop. Light-emitting diodes, more commonly known as LEDs, are one of those technologies.Clair and Barbara Ramsey
The federal government on Friday announced $5.9 million in grants to tribes, aimed at caring for homeless veterans including 60 Alaskans. Erica Martinson
Homeowner's guide to Alaska real estate
A troubled multimillion-dollar luxury condo development in Anchorage's Bootlegger Cove neighborhood will go on the market at a foreclosure auction in early January.  Jeannette Lee Falsey
Uncertainty about Alaska's economy in light of the more than yearlong sag in oil prices is likely a reason buyers are hesitant to make larger housing investments, says a state real estate economist.Jeannette Lee Falsey
People frequently don’t think about the tax ramifications when selling a property until it is too late. Once you sell a property, you may have a tax obligation to pay, but in some cases you can defer payment to another time.Clair and Barbara Ramsey
Fairbanks engineer Bruno Grunau’s home requires 87 percent less energy to heat than the average home of the same size in Fairbanks. But getting there wasn't easy.Laurel Andrews