Don't Overlook These 5 Things When Shopping for Alaskan Homes

When shopping for a home in Alaska, there will be many factors to consider, making it easy to overlook others. For instance, if you're concerned with the number of bedrooms, you may be quick to pass over how long your commute might be in this new location (if you're not working at home these days, that is).

As your local Alaskan real estate experts, Madden Real Estate has included below five factors not to overlook in homes in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, North Pole, and beyond:

Your commute time
As we mentioned above, if you're not working from home and are driving into work, it is important to take into account how long it will take you to get there each day from a new location. You may love the home itself, but if it's going to take you much longer to commute every day, you will want to weigh your options.

The neighborhood at different hours
Especially if you visit the home during the day, homebuyers can quickly overlook what the neighborhood might be like at night. Is it noisier during a certain time of day like when kids are home from school? If you're strongly considering a home, be sure to visit at all hours.

Homeowners association
Some homes in Alaska might be part of a homeowners association and are required to follow a set of rules regarding everything from landscaping to paint colors. Be sure to review the bylaws of the association if you find yourself interested in a property.

Resale value
You may not be bothered by a certain feature of a home in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, North Pole, and the surrounding areas, but that doesn't mean others won't be when the time comes to sell. It's always wise to be thinking one step ahead—in this case, to resale—as a buyer, especially if you plan to only be in the home for a short time.

Room to grow
From growing families to a growing need for storage, be sure not to overlook how much space the property has for your belongings. Think hard about what you might need in the future and if this home has the potential to accommodate or if you'd need to move again.

If you're shopping for a new home in Alaska, be sure to give our team at Madden Real Estate a call today!

We even have a Love It or Leave It Guarantee— If you buy a home through us, and you are not completely happy with with your new home, then we will list it for free while you search for a home that you love. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Wes Madden, CEO
Madden Real Estate with Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group
(907) 452-3000

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