Military Home Buyers Have Big Impact on the Alaska Market
by Dan Wolf
on Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 11:08am.
Alaska is a strategic location for the US Military. Troops based at JBER, or Joint-base Elmendorf Richardson, are less than 9.5 hours from 90% of the industrial world. That means the United States can put "boots on the ground" to most of the world inside of one long day which is a huge tactical advantage for the United States.
Over fifteen percent (15%) of Alaskan's employment and personal employment is directly related to military personnel and the Department of Defense.
These families, like any other, like to meld with the community, establish relationships and buy homes in neighborhoods within an hours commute from JBER such as the east side of Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugach and Peters Creek as well as the communities of Wasilla and Palmer that are closely accessible to the Parks Hiway.
The State of Alaska appreciates the commitment military personnel make and offer several loans specific to veteran buyers and active military buyers. Most loans offer a lower interest rate than vets can get any other place such as the VA State veteran loan program. Check Alaska Housing loan programs by clicking here.
At the our real estate company, we represent military buyers every chance we can. Alaska real law allows us to be exclusive buyers agents and look out for a buyers specific interest.