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Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska VA Home Loan Info

Ketchikan Gateway Borough va homes for sale2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Ketchikan Gateway Borough is $822,375.

With the largest grouping of totem poles in the entire world and known as the “Salmon capital of the world” Ketchikan Gateway Borough has many distinctions.  Located South of Juneau Borough and engulfed by the Tongass National Forest, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough has an economy based in tourism, commercial fishing and government services. Named for the Tlingit creek Kitschk-in, the area has been popularized after media portrayals in episodes in Baywatch and The Love Boat. With an area size of 6,654 and a population of 13,477, the borough is among the largest in the state by populous.

The median household income for the area is $61,695, and the median home value is $262,200. The borough seat of Ketchikan is the most southeastern city in the state.  Native Terry Gardinier achieved a measure of fame when at age 22 he became the youngest person ever elected to the Alaska House of Representatives and then at 28 he became the youngest Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives.

The two biggest industries in the area are lumber and marine, with the Ketchikan Pulp Company formerly based in the area as well the two dry docks located in the Ketchikan Shipyard.

The Ketchikan International Airport is an Alaskan hub for airline service to the lower 48 states especially to Seattle and other parts of Washington.

Encapsulated by the total population are 1,617 veteran residents. Disabled veteran homeowners qualify for a property tax exemption if their net income is below $12,000 and they have a disability rating of 100 percent.

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VFW Post

Post 4352 Ragnar Myking Post

PO Box 8275
Ketchikan, AK 999013275
United States
Phone: (907) 225-5510

Meeting Location & Time
3113 Tongass Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901-3275
United States

7:00 PM First Tuesday of the month

Quartermaster: Eugene Topping
Commander: Joseph Reeves

VA Property Search

Ketchikan, Loring, Saxman, Ward Cove.

This property search is under construction. Call 888-573-4496 for a list of all the VA homes for sale in Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Ketchikan Gateway Borough

  1. Single Family: $700
  2. Condominium: $700
  3. Duplex Family: $850
  4. Triplex Family: $900
  5. Fourplex Family: $900
  6. Repair Inspection: $100

VA Approved Condos

Condo Name (ID): CEDAR MOUNTAIN (10919A)
Status: Accepted Without Conditions
Last Update: Unavailable
Request Received Date: 08/17/2009
Review Completion Date: 09/09/2009

Condo Name (ID): TONGASS TOWERS (000231)
Address: KETCHIKAN AK 99901 – 0000 KETCHIKAN
Status: Accepted Without Conditions
Last Update: Unavailable
Request Received Date: 01/01/2000
Review Completion Date: Unavailable

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  1. Alaska VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/alsaka-va-home-loan-limits/
  2. VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/
  3. K.G. Borough site: http://www.borough.ketchikan.ak.us/
  4. Chamber of Commerce: http://www.ketchikanchamber.com/