Also so is finding a lender to take the mortgage in todayâ€™s market as this has normally gone to portfolio lenders like World Savings and others like them that do not need to sell loans. Last is the area as Alaska is limited on lenders who will loan in the state.
If she is a cash buyer then a good Real Estate Attorney in the state will be required if she wants to be on title to the home. Reason for this is state and federal laws that deal with foreign owners as the state has to be able to service any and all legal matters upon owners.
Good luck to your friend.