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Alaska Housing Finance Corporation November 2016 Classes

Herrington and Company, LLC in Anchorage, Alaska provides resources available for Anchorage first time home buyers and information to help Anchorage owners take care of their Anchorage real estate.

AHFC Classes
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) offers monthly classes for first time home buyers and homeowners interested in learning the details of the Anchorage,Alaska home buying process and owning a home. They are currently offering these courses this month:

Tuesday, November 1st, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Crawlspaces
Crawl spaces are often left neglected and this can lead to many problems in your home, including poor indoor air quality, too much moisture and excessive heat loss. This class will cover the benefits of having a well-insulated and ventilated crawlspace, as well as, best practices for ensuring this part of the home is energy efficient.


Thursday, November 3rd, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Doors and Windows
This class will introduce the consumer to the basics of windows and doors; considerations for their selection, installation, and performance; and available options. It will include information on how to improve performance of existing windows and doors through the use of caulk, foam, weather stripping, sweeps, and door bottoms. Window and door terms and performance metrics will be discussed. General recommendations for door and window replacement will be provided.


Tuesday, November 8th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Heating and Hot Water
This class will introduce the consumer to modern choices for space and water heating in residential structures. It primarily covers common natural gas-and oil-fired systems; alternative heating systems are introduced. Principles of combustion, combustion safety, and fundamentals of building science are addressed. Heating systems, sizing considerations, efficiencies, and combustion venting are covered at a level suited for the average homeowner. Basic control systems are also introduced.


Wednesday, November 9th, 1 pm to 3 pm – How to Read Your Energy Rating
This class covers AHFC’s Energy Efficiency Programs, available efficiency information resources and how to better understand the energy rating report. This class will help homeowners decide the best choice for saving money, while making the home more comfortable, safe, durable, healthy and energy efficient. If homeowners have had an energy rating completed, they are encouraged to bring the information to class.


Wednesday, November 9th, 6 pm to 10 pm and Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6 pm to 10 pm – Anchorage HomeChoice 2-Day
This class is a free class offered for pre-purchase home buyers. The class covers all subjects of Anchorage real estate home buying process from qualified professionals. An Anchorage Alaska Lender will explain the different types of financing offered in Alaska. A Realtor will come in and explain the different types of representation, contingencies in a purchase contract, and the different housing types including zero lot lines, condos, and single family residencies. An Anchorage Escrow officer will walk home buyers through the details of title and escrow and finally an Anchorage inspector will talk about the home inspection process. Any questions that first time home buyers have will be answered. Lonnie Logan, Associate Broker for Herrington and Company, LLC and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation strongly recommend this class to all first time home buyers.


November 10th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Basics of Building Science
This class will provide homeowners with the fundamentals of building function in cold climates. It will cover physical processes and concepts crucial to understanding cold climate building performance, durability, and comfort. The dynamics of pressure, heat, airflow, and moisture, and how they pertain to cold climate buildings will be emphasized. Additional effort will address how basic physics of buildings and materials can affect consumer material selection, building modification, and building operation.


Tuesday, November 15th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Lighting and Appliances
This class covers two of the most questioned and easily accessible areas of energy savings to homeowners: lighting and appliances. We will discuss ENERGY STAR appliances, refrigerators, dishwashers, dryers and freezers, and explore what the ENERGY STAR seal means regarding energy efficiency. This class will also cover energy efficient lighting: CFL (compact fluorescent lighting) and light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. Examples and demonstrations of the differences in these lighting types as well as their savings are all covered.


Thursday, November 17th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Ice Dams
Ice dams can be beautiful, but they may also be dangerous, damaging to buildings, and create unhealthy indoor environments. After attending this class, participants will understand how ice dams form and how to minimize the chance of ice dam formation. Principles of air leakage and air sealing will be covered, with special emphasis on attic air sealing; how to do it safely and effectively. Insulation materials and strategies, and how they relate to solving ice dam problems will also be discussed. This course is designed for both the do-it-yourself homeowner and those wishing to hire a contractor to solve ice dam problems.


Saturday, November 19th, 8 am to 5 pm – Anchorage HomeChoice
This class is a free class offered for pre-purchase home buyers. The class covers all subjects of Anchorage real estate home buying process from qualified professionals. An Anchorage Alaska Lender will explain the different types of financing offered in Alaska. A Realtor will come in and explain the different types of representation, contingencies in a purchase contract, and the different housing types including zero lot lines, condos, and single family residencies. An Anchorage Escrow officer will walk home buyers through the details of title and escrow and finally an Anchorage inspector will talk about the home inspection process. Any questions that first time home buyers have will be answered. Lonnie Logan, Associate Broker for Herrington and Company, LLC and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation strongly recommend this class to all first time home buyers.


Saturday, November 19th, 8:30 am to 10 am – Air Leakage
Air leakage has dramatic effects on energy efficiency, building durability, and occupant comfort. This class will explore why and where air leakage occurs in cold climate buildings, determining the amount of leakage, consequences of air leakage, and what homeowners can do to minimize it. Best practice guidelines for air sealing, with special consideration to combustion safety, will be covered. Tools, materials, and strategies for the do-it-yourself-er will be the focus of this class.


Saturday, November 19th, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm – Doors and Windows
This class will introduce the consumer to the basics of windows and doors; considerations for their selection, installation, and performance; and available options. It will include information on how to improve performance of existing windows and doors through the use of caulk, foam, weather stripping, sweeps, and door bottoms. Window and door terms and performance metrics will be discussed. General recommendations for door and window replacement will be provided.


Saturday, November 19th, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Crawlspaces
Crawl spaces are often left neglected and this can lead to many problems in your home, including poor indoor air quality, too much moisture and excessive heat loss. This class will cover the benefits of having a well-insulated and ventilated crawlspace, as well as, best practices for ensuring this part of the home is energy efficient.


Saturday, November 19th, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm – Heating and Hot Water
This class will introduce the consumer to modern choices for space and water heating in residential structures. It primarily covers common natural gas-and oil-fired systems; alternative heating systems are introduced. Principles of combustion, combustion safety, and fundamentals of building science are addressed. Heating systems, sizing considerations, efficiencies, and combustion venting are covered at a level suited for the average homeowner. Basic control systems are also introduced.


Tuesday, November 22nd, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality
This course covers principles of indoor air quality and ventilation. Common pollutants, their sources, impacts on occupants, and measures to minimize exposures to them are addressed. Basics of ventilation and how ventilation pertains to existing cold climate housing is also covered in sufficient detail for the interested homeowner. Ventilation strategies, equipment, and guidelines for ventilation volume will help homeowners make decisions concerning ventilation improvements to their homes.


Tuesday, November 29th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – How to Choose a Contractor
Hiring a contractor for home improvements can be a daunting task. In this class you will learn the questions to ask and the qualifications to look for in a contractor. By making an educated decision when hiring a contractor your project can start off in the right direction.


Tuesday, November 29th, 6 pm to 8 pm – How to Read Your Energy Rating
This class covers AHFC’s Energy Efficiency Programs, available efficiency information resources and how to better understand the energy rating report. This class will help homeowners decide the best choice for saving money, while making the home more comfortable, safe, durable, healthy and energy efficient. If homeowners have had an energy rating completed, they are encouraged to bring the information to class.

For more information on this month’s classes or to sign up, visit www.ahfc.us/classes. All classes are taught at the AHFC office located at 4300 Boniface Parkway Anchorage, AK, unless different location is specified.

About Alaska Housing Finance Corporation 
AHFC is a self-supporting public corporation with offices in 16 communities statewide. AHFC provides statewide financing for multi-family complexes and single-family homes, with loan options for low- to moderate-income borrowers, veterans, teachers, nurses, public safety officers and those living in rural areas of the state. AHFC also provides energy and weatherization programs, low-income rental assistance in 17 communities, and programs for the homeless and those seeking to become self-sufficient. Since 1986, AHFC has contributed close to $2 billion to Alaska’s state budget through cash transfers, capital projects and debt-service payments. As of the end of FY 14, AHFC assets totaled $3.9 billion.

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