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Sitka Borough, Alaska VA Home Loan Information

Sitka Borough alaska homes for sale2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Sitka Borough is $822,375.

Named for Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, the Baranof Island lies in the Northern archipelago in the Alaska Panhandle. The vast majority of the Island is encompassed by the borough and city of Sitka. More than 10,000 years ago the Tlingit people took up residence in Sitka. In 1799 with the arrival of Russian settlers, the Tlingit were forced out of Fort Sitka. In 1808, Sitka was established as the capital of Russian America. A valuable port, the area, was known as the “Paris of the Pacific” during the nineteenth century. In fact, the Alaska purchase was signed in Sitka.

Following the purchase of Alaska by the United States, Sitka experienced a period of growth influenced by fish canning and gold mining. During World War II an air base was built on Japonski Island, today, Air Station Sitka continues to operate. The coast guard station functions as a search and rescue service, to enforce maritime law and to conduct environmental surveillance patrols.

The local economy is driven by the seafood industry, with 18 percent of the population working in this field. The borough is the sixth largest seafood harvest port in the entire country. The two largest employers are the South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium and the Sitka Public School District.

8,881 residents live in Sitka Borough with nearly 1,000 of them being veterans. The median household income is $66,895 while the median household value is $319,500.

Because the area is located between the Alexander Archipelago and the Pacific Ocean, an abundance of outdoor activities can be found in Sitka. For example, kayaking, backpacking and guided trips up Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano.

Disabled veteran homeowners possibly qualify for a property tax exemption dependent on their disability rating and net income. For exact rates and eligibility contact the Sitka Borough office of the tax assessor.

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VFW Post

There is no VFW Post in Sitka Borough. The closest VFW Post is about 90 miles away in Petersburg:

Post 10002 Leslie Frink Post
PO Box 1292 Petersburg, AK 99833-1292 United States
Phone: (907) 772-3060

Meeting Location & Time
110 North Nordic Drive Petersburg, AK 99833 United States
7:00 PM 3rd Thursday

Quartermaster: Matthew Duddles
Commander: Paul Anderson

VA Property Search

Sitka, Baranof Island

For a list of all VA properties for sale in the City and Borough of Sitka call 888-573-4496.

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Sitka 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 Condo

Address: SITKA  AK  99835  SITKA
Status: Accepted Without Conditions
Last Update: Unavailable
Request Received Date: 03/03/2009
Review Completion Date: 05/26/2009

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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. Borough site: http://www.cityofsitka.com/index.html
  4. Chamber of commerce: http://www.sitkachamber.com/