Living In Alaska

5 Updates Your Fairbanks AK Home Needs Every 10 Years

We recently shared how to get your home ready for fall with our Fairbanks Alaska Home Checklist for September, but there are dozens of other tasks to complete to make sure your Alaska home is at its absolute best. For instance, did you know ceiling fans have a typical lifespan of ten years? If you haven't replaced yours in the last decade or have just moved in to an older Alaska home, it may be time to swap it out for a newer model.

Below are a few more updates your Fairbanks AK home will need every 10 years:

Take stock of the carpet in your Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla or North...

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...

5 Tips for Shopping North Pole and Fairbanks Farmers' Markets

Though the warmest days of summer are behind us, we still have time to enjoy mild temperatures before the Alaskan winter weather sets in. From swimming, to fishing, to hiking, to boating, spending your summer in Fairbanks is unlike experiencing the season anywhere else in the world. As you know, if you’ve read our blog in the past, we like providing people with an overview of everything that living in Alaska entails.

As Fairbanks real estate agents, our knowledge isn’t limited to market updates and tips for buyers and sellers. For those interested in buying a home in Fairbanks, we like to make sure we paint an accurate (and beautiful) picture of the Alaskan lifestyle. Earlier this summer, we wrote a blog post featuring the different North Pole and Fairbanks farmers’ markets. Not only do visiting weekly farmers’ markets...


Welcome to the new and improved Madden Real Estate blog! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and check it out. As an Alaska real estate agent, my goal is to provide home buyers and home sellers with the highest quality information about the Alaskan real estate market. With that in mind, I’ve made a commitment to provide weekly updates about what’s going on in Alaska real estate, local events, and tips for successfully buying or selling a home in Alaska.

If you’ve made the decision to buy a home in Alaska, you’re in for a wild ride. Life is different up here, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! The best way to decide if you’re ready to move up north is to visit Alaska before you begin your home search. I may be biased, but I’m pretty confident you’ll find us to be a friendly, tight-knit community who believes there’s always room for more in the pack....