Wes Madden's Real Estate Blog

Alaskan Real Estate Market: 4 Reasons to Work with a Real Estate Agent

The process of buying and selling a home in Alaska can be overwhelming, no matter how many times you've been through it. Along the way, questions will need to be answered, contracts will need to be signed, and mortgage terms and conditions will need to be discussed— that's where a real estate agent comes in! Madden Real Estate makes sure the process is as easy as possible for you and will handle everything from home search to home closing and everything in between.

Before you decide to go it alone this year, consider these four reasons to work with a real estate agent:

We handle the paperwork
Whether you're buying a home in ...

It's Time for the Holidays in Fairbanks, Anchorage, North Pole Alaska!

Winter is almost here again in Alaska, which also means the holidays are right around the corner! There is no better place to spend the holiday season than in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer and especially North Pole. There are many festive ways to get into the spirit in Alaska this time of year, including the following events coming up next week:

Skinny Raven Turkey Trot
November 27th, 2014
11 AM
Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
Anchorage, AK 

The annual Turkey Trot race is perfect to participate in before your Thanksgiving dinner. This year, the 5K and 3K have new loops and both start and finish inside the ...

Common Real Estate Myths for Alaskan Homebuyers

Despite the current real estate market conditions—mortgage rates, increasing inventory—some Alaskan homebuyers are still on the fence about purchasing a new property. However, some of the common reasons for not buying can be explained away as myths. Don't let these stop you from settling into your dream home in Alaska yet this year. 

Madden Real Estate can assist from home search to home closing, including debunking these common homebuyer myths:

You can't afford a home
This is likely the most common myths that will delay a home purchase, but the truth is you can afford it. Mortgage rates are still low by historical standards and...

Alaskan Real Estate: 3 Improvement Projects for Home Sellers to Avoid

As a homeowner in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River or Palmer, you design your home to fit your needs and tastes. However, as a home seller, you need to see your home through a different perspective. This fall, many Alaskan homeowners will make updates and check home improvement projects off of their lists before winter arrives— just don't get too carried away.

There are a few updates that are not appreciated by all homebuyers. Keep these in mind in order to avoid turning homebuyers away from your property in Fairbanks or Anchorage. When your home closing arrives, you'll be happy you removed that wobbly ceiling fan and decided against the wallpaper.

Old finishes
Homebuyers in...