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Skagway Municipality, Alaska VA Loan & Property Information

Skagway Municipality homes for sale

2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Skagway Municipality is $822,375.

Named after a Tlingit idiom that is allegorical to harsh seas, Skagway was the nickname of a mythical woman who turned to stone and whose transformation channeled winds that blew towards Haines Borough. Located on the Alaska Panhandle, only about 925 people live in Skagway Municipality. The original inhabitants of the area were Tlingit, as it stayed until the Klondike gold rush of 1896, which brought many prospectors to the area. During this time, Skagway was without jurisdiction, with one local law enforcement officer saying that Skagway was “a little better than hell on earth.” Even with its rocky beginnings, the area was the first incorporated city in the state. Despite its tiny population, the area has been mentioned or featured in multiple films, including the Three Stooges “In the Sweet Pie and Pie” and in “The Far Country.”

Located in the southern coast of Alaska, Skagway Municipality has a continental Mediterranean climate which is odd for an area so north. The area was established as a borough in 2007 and was formerly a city. During the summer months, the population explodes with the influx of tourists. Tourism is the biggest force behind the local economy, with nearly 900,000 visitors passing through annually.

Places to visit include the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Chilkoot Trails, and White Pass.

The area has a veteran population of about 104. The median household income is $71,583, and the median household value is $306,200.

Veteran homeowners in the area potentially benefit from the available property tax exemption of up to the first $150,000 of the property value. This benefit is contingent upon a disability rating of 100 percent and a net income lower than $12,000.

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VFW Post

There is no VFW Post in Skagway Municipality. The closest VFW Post is in Juneau:

Post 5559 Taku Post
PO Box 32054 Juneau, AK 998032054 United States
Phone: (907) 586-2478

Meeting Location & Time
12480 Veterans Memorial Highway Juneau, AK 99801 United States
7:00 PM 2nd Wednesday

Quartermaster: Stanley Lehman
Commander: Hugh Mc Crummen

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Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Skagway Municipality

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


  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. Skagway site: http://www.skagway.org/
  4. Chamber of commerce: http://www.skagwaychamber.org/skagbiz.html