Wes Madden's Real Estate Blog

Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Fairbanks Home This Winter

As the rest of the country prepares for a massive thaw in the upcoming weeks, the Alaskan real estate market will probably look like a winter wonderland for another couple of months. On the bright side, we still have plenty of opportunities for skiing, sledding, ice fishing, and snowmobiling before the season begins to change. However, if you’re a homeowner planning to sell your home in Fairbanks this spring, you might be wondering how to boost your home’s appearance under all of this ice and snow. Luckily, there are a few ways to make your home stand out in the Alaskan real estate market despite the stark white landscape. Here are Madden Real Estate’s tips for enhancing your curb appeal this winter.

Clear away ice and snow
Be sure to stay on top of ice and snow accumulation outside of your Fairbanks home. Not only will a shoveled sidewalk...

Explore the 2014 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous

Where can one partake in outhouse races, snowshoe softball, and leaf blower hockey? At the 2014 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, of course! If you recently decided to buy a home in Anchorage, you might be unfamiliar with this significant piece of Anchorage’s history and tradition. Known locally as Fur Rondy or just plain “Rondy,” this annual event draws visitors from throughout the world to participate in wild and fun winter games over a period of 10 days. What can one expect this year? The 2014 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous promises to deliver an unforgettable experience, and the action is just starting to heat up.

The 2014 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous takes places from February 21st – March 2nd, 2014. During this last week...

3 Tips for Getting Ready to Buy a Home in Fairbanks this Spring

Are you planning to buy a home in Fairbanks this spring? If so, you’re not alone. We’re quickly approaching the busiest season of the year in the Alaskan real estate market. Over the next few weeks, you’re likely to see a new crop of homes for sale in addition to an army of hopeful homebuyers ready to call Fairbanks “home” in 2014. If you’re a first-time homebuyer or if it’s been a while since you’ve gone through the home buying process, it’s important to know that there are a few items you should start thinking about right away. To ensure you’re fully prepared to tackle the Alaskan real estate market, here are three tips for getting ready to buy a home in Fairbanks this spring.

Be prepared with a down payment
It’s generally recommended to put 20 percent down when you buy a home in Fairbanks...

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Fairbanks

Love is in the air in Fairbanks! As you may know, Valentine’s Day is coming up in just a few days, providing us with the perfect opportunity to show our loved ones how much we care. Whether you plan to enjoy a romantic dinner with your significant other or catch up with close friends at brunch, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the sweetest day of the year in Fairbanks. If you recently decided to buy a home in Fairbanks, you might be stumped as to where you should make a reservation. That’s why we at Madden Real Estate have decided to list a few of our favorite restaurants, any of which will make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable.

Wasabi Bay Sushi Restaurant – Sushi
1448 S Cushman St
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-0521

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