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5 Myths to Be Aware of Before Buying Your First Home in Fairbanks

Buying your first home in Fairbanks may seem like an overwhelming task.  As you enter the Fairbanks Real Estate market for the first time, you’re hit with a number of questions and decisions you’ll need to make during the home buying process.

As a Fairbanks Real Estate agent, I enjoy helping buyers navigate their way through the process from our first consultation to handing over the keys to their new home!  First time home buyers are great to work with because they’re learning as they go and I enjoy educating clients on the ins and outs of the real estate market.  However, there are oftentimes ideas that first time home buyers have about the process that may not ring true when it comes to their experience.

Here are five myths you’ll want to be aware of before ...

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.

Hiking
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.
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4 Tips for First-Time Home Sellers

If you’re thinking about selling your home in Fairbanks for the very first time, you may be surprised at how complex and emotionally challenging the process can be. Once you’ve spent a considerable amount of time living in the same place, it can be difficult to bring yourself to close a significant chapter in your life. From hosting open houses, to deciding how to price your home, to selecting the right Fairbanks real estate agent, it can be easy to make mistakes along the way if you haven’t been through the home selling process before. To help make your journey through the Alaskan real estate market as stress-free and successful as possible, read through the tips below.

  1. Don’t get emotionally involved
    Not getting emotionally involved is perhaps one of the toughest parts about selling your home. As soon as you make the decision to list your...

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.

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Discover September's First Friday in Fairbanks

Summer flew by in the blink of an eye here in Fairbanks! Hopefully you’ve kept up with your home maintenance tasks and are fully prepared for the long winter season ahead. Because autumn goes by so quickly in Alaska, it’s important to seize every opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the crisp September weather before snow begins to blanket the ground. Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we’re able to truly celebrate the beginning of the fall season at September's First Friday.

This Friday, September 6th will be your prime opportunity to check out the best new art shows at a selection of galleries, shops, and restaurants in downtown Fairbanks. If you’ve recently decided to buy a home in Fairbanks, there’s no better way to explore your new community and meet your new...