Fall is officially here in Alaska! The kids are back in school, temperatures have already started to dip and the leaves are now turning colors and falling. Soon enough, we'll be tempted to turn up the heat and settle in for the long months ahead. But is your Alaskan home prepared?
Madden Real Estate has included several tips below to help you get your home ready for the upcoming fall and winter seasons:
Clean your gutters
Clogged gutters can cause serious problems like water damage to interior falls, leakage through your foundation into your basement, rodent infestations and more. Not to mention, in the winter months, clogged gutters can lead to ice dams. Now is the time to clean them out and run water though them—you can...
If you're planning to sell your home in Anchorage, Fairbanks, North Pole, Palmer, Wasilla or the surrounding communities this year, one of your first steps will be researching your home value and agreeing on a listing price. But that doesn't mean anything goes in today's real estate market! In fact, overpricing your home—while you may think you're leaving yourself room for bargaining—can do more damage than you think.
As your real estate experts in Alaska, Madden Real Estate is sharing four reasons why overpricing your Alaskan home should be avoided at all costs:
You won't make a great...
As you prepare to sell your home in the Fairbanks or Anchorage area, take a walk around your home. Are you using every room to its full potential? For instance, is that cramped, small spare bedroom being used as a bedroom or now as an office? Have you transformed that lone extra room into a closet or media room? Home sellers may be able to peak Alaskan homebuyer interest by rethinking rooms and using them as spaces that add appeal to a home, like a larger closet or even extra bathroom.
Many Alaskan homeowners may find there is one room in their home that is simply too small to be used as the bedroom it was intended to be. What's the solution? Consider changing the space over to a closet or an extra bathroom. Especially if the bathroom is located to another, it will be easy to make over the space and carry over the plumbing. As a homeowner, transforming the too-small bedroom...