Posts Tagged: alaska

The Advocate’s Queerest Cities in America – #20. Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska

Every year, The Advocate ranks the cities in the US for queer friendliness based on a number of criteria. This year, the criteria includes lesbian bars, trans events, gay rugby teams, theaters screening “Moonlight”, Misterb&b hosts, LGBT centers, and more. Here’s today’s pick: With over 300,000 hardy souls, Anchorage is the closest thing to a… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: Alaska

Hey all, We’re rejiggering the Gay Realty Watch blog a bit. Starting today, we’re going to focus each day on a specific region, bringing you a sampling of articles about the state of real estate in that region. Today, Alaska. Starting in Juneau – apparently the Juneau housing market is hot these days, with prices… Read more »

Anchorage Home Inventory Low, Prices Rising

Players in Alaska’s construction and real estate industries have positive outlooks for 2013 despite some funding and regulatory uncertainty. … Single-family home sales were up 12 percent in November and the prices of those sales were up 5 percent, Droege said. While they may not continue at that rate, he said he expects those trends… Read more »

Juneau’s Housing Among Nation’s Least Affordable

Its tough to buy a home by oneself in Juneau’s current housing market. On average it takes more than one-and-a-half incomes to purchase a home in Juneau as of 2011, according to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. In comparison, the state-wide average is one-and-one-third incomes to buy a home. Alaskans who live… Read more »

Anchorage’s Commercial Real Estate Market Stable

Market data from the past three years clearly show that our commercial real estate market has reflected the stability of the Anchorage economy, despite the problems of the national economy. They also show that new construction drives up the vacancy rate for older buildings. Anchorage’s economy has demonstrated amazing stability over the past two decades…. Read more »

Alaska House Makes Changes to Real Estate Laws

The Alaska House of Representatives approved a bill Friday making several changes to real estate law, including barring licensed real estate assistants from working for more than one broker. House Bill 267, co-sponsored by Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, passed unanimously, but not without some legislative politics. Munoz described the bill as the top priority of… Read more »

Housing Market Improving in Alaska, Iowa, North and South Dakota

The housing market is hurting nationally, but it appears to be marching toward recovery in a handful of mostly rural states, economic forecasters say. The states — including North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Alaska — have economies more dependent on the energy, industrial or agricultural sectors, stronger parts of the U.S. economy. Their home… Read more »