Celebrate with These New Year's Events in Anchorage and Fairbanks Alaska!

With the new year now just two days away, it's time to start planning how you will ring in 2017 in the Anchorage and Fairbanks area! From fireworks displays to skiing and snowboarding down a torch-lit mountain, there are many different ways to celebrate a fresh start— you just have to choose one!

As your local real estate experts in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, North Pole and beyond, we have included a few of the New Year's events happening around the area below:

Fire & Ice Festival New Year's Celebration
December 31, 2016; 5 PM to 8 PM
Town Square Park, Anchorage AK

This free event has become an Anchorage tradition! Come enjoy the live music, street performers,...

Should You Sell Your Alaska Home During the Holiday Season?

This time of year, schedules tend to pick with festive holiday events, traveling to visit friends and family far and near, gift shopping and as we are in Alaska, winter sports! But even with all of these on your calendar, that doesn't mean that selling your home should be placed on the back burner! The holiday season can be one of the best times to sell your home in the Fairbanks area and waiting to list until spring can cause you to miss out on the advantages in the real estate market right now.

Relocating for the new year
Did you know the holiday season is a popular time for families to relocate? With a job change among the many reasons to move during the winter, many buyers in the market right now are looking...

4th of July Decorating

We hope you all have a great Independence Day weekend!  And, if you are having a few guests over, there's still time to come up with some fun decorating ideas for the occasion.  We've put together a few simple ideas for you. 


Celebrate the Fourth of July in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla Alaska!

Fourth of July in Alaska is just two days away! It's time for parades, games and entertainment in the park, socializing with family and friends and celebrating America. Lucky for us, the communities of Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla and more have dozens of fun activities and events planned to kick off the holiday. 

And with this year's holiday falling on a Saturday, why not start the weekend and celebrate a day early? The Eagle River Fireworks are just the place to begin the festivities! On Friday, July 3, 2015, Lions Community Park in Eagle River will host their community-wide celebration starting at 6:30 PM with entertainment and games. The event will end with fireworks at midnight, sponsored by the Lions Club. With 19 hours of sunlight, the fireworks will go up just as the sun goes down!

In ...

What Not to Do in Alaskan Real Estate

The beginning of spring marked a spike in Alaskan homebuyer confidence with many ready and willing to make a move to a new home in Fairbanks or Anchorage. But now as we get ready to head into summer, it seems home sellers are feeling just as confident. As you prepare to sell your Alaskan homes this year, take note of these costly seller mistakes that could spoil your excitement for your next dream home in Alaska.

Don't Choose the Wrong Realtor
One of the first steps you will take in selling your home in Alaska is choosing a real estate agent. It may be tempting to choose the one your friend recommends, but take the time to research. Madden Real Estate is happy to help answer any questions you may have about the Alaskan real estate market and can be just the team you need to sell your home and find you the next one that meets your...

Explore the Rich History of Fairbanks

Whether you recently decided to buy a home in Fairbanks or have been a lifelong resident, there’s always something new to learn about living in “The Land of the Midnight Sun.” From history, to culture, to climate, to art and architecture, Fairbanks offers residents and visitors plenty of opportunities to explore what makes the largest city in the Alaska Interior such a fascinating place to live, work, and play. From museums, to self-guided walking tours, to community festivals and fairs, there’s no shortage of ways to immerse yourself in Alaskan culture. Because the best way to understand Fairbanks is to start in the past, we’ve listed out a few local museums to cross off of your list this year.

UA Museum of the North
907 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK  99775

5 Things to Look For in a Fairbanks Real Estate Agent

If you're currently a homeowner, there was a point in time when you decided you were ready to buy a home in Fairbanks. Now, for whatever reason, you have come to realize that what was once your dream home doesn't fit your lifestyle any longer. It's no secret that selling your home can be emotional and daunting whether you're moving up, downsizing, or relocating. However, as long as you choose the right professional to represent your best interest, your experience in the Alaskan real estate market should go smoothly. To make the decision process a little bit easier for you, here are a few things to look for when deciding who to hire as your Fairbanks real estate agent.

Home buyers aren't starting their searches in the newspaper anymore, they're getting online. Make sure your Fairbanks real estate agent...

Explore the Outdoors in Fairbanks This Winter

The temperature certainly has dropped here in Fairbanks! Doesn’t it seem like we just recently had to come up with ways to keep cool in the unusual heat wave we had this summer? Before you know it the holidays will be upon us, and days spent basking in the summer sun will seem like a distant memory. If you recently decided to buy a home in Fairbanks, you’re in for a treat this winter. To give you an idea of what lies ahead in the recreation department during the colder months, take a look at our favorite outdoor activities below.

If you’re prepared to brave the winter elements, there are some scenic opportunities for hiking in Fairbanks. The Chena River Recreation Area has miles of maintained trails where you can take a walk or go for a run with a panoramic view of the Alaskan wilderness.


In Remembrance of 9.11.2001

Today we remember and honor the thousands of victims, victims' families, and the heroes who risked their lives to help others during the attacks on September 11, 2001.


In lieu of holiday cards, we have made contributions to the charities of your choice.

In December, The Madden Team made an offer to match charity giving from our friends and family up to $50 per donation and for a total of $1,500. The response was quick and very positive.  Thanks to our wonderful friends who took us up on the offer!

The 6 Charities to which we “paid it forward” are:

The Fairbanks Concert Association
Matched by: Nicole Stewart

Alaska Family Health and Birth Clinic
Matched by: Charisse Basquin...

Housing is A Focus in the Upcoming Elections

We glad to see that both parties have identified housing as a focus for the upcoming years.  This article includes Romney's white paper on what he says will be his focus for the housing market.



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