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North Pole sues over refinery contamination

...immediately be reached for comment on the Thanksgiving holiday.The lawsuit said the contamination has damaged the local real estate market and development efforts, resulting in revenue losses. The city wants the companies to pay for the cost of cleaning...
Slack Tide: Come with me if you want to live! Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Diego. That's right, by the year 2100, some forecasters believe Alaska's real estate market will be among the country's hottest, simply by virtue of the fact that our state is still semi-habitable. "Alaska...
Change may hit Fairbanks hard

...Realtor Debe Reischke said the news is already making homeowners nervous in North Pole, which has enjoyed a growing real estate market, partly spurred by a strong military presence. On Friday, a client wondered if she should list a house at the...
Residents have mixed feelings about assessment increase

...results from the continuation of low interest rates and an ongoing supply and demand imbalance that has pushed the real estate market up significantly. Juneau's unique geographical features also contribute to its high housing cost. "We have huge...
Remedies for housing crunch include sewers, a bridge, trimming red tape

...California have told me that it has been like this in California for the past 30 years," Canary said. "Normally the real estate market goes up and down. You will have a high and a dip. Then it will go up again and normally goes up higher." Canary...
My Turn: Locals competitive with 'big box' stores

...One lady noted "outrageous prices" and her need to buy elsewhere because most of her earnings end up in the high real estate market. I agree that no Juneauite should be "ripped off" simply so that local merchants and their employees can earn...
Group developing efficient homes for rural Alaska

...tracked, in part, by how well its housing market is doing. He believes establishing a strong construction and real estate market in the village will have a positive effect. "As housing goes, so does the nation," Hebert said. Hebert said...
Lt. gov. candidate late paying taxes

...extends back to the mid 1980s, when Anchorage's real estate market collapsed. Several times, Hall did not pay the...Hawaiian condo, he said. In 1986, the hot Anchorage real estate market contracted, causing property prices to crash and...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...of bank closures. Some of the improved health of the banks is attributable to the improved, uninflated state of real estate markets. In addition, we are experiencing lower interest rates, as low as 6.75 percent in 1999 versus 10.5 percent...
Juneau Empire Story Archive real estate appraisal also helped, because he already had contacts in the business and knew the process. The real estate market has been ``hotter than a pistol,'' he said, and he's on track to double his sales this year. Quotable...


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