Selling A Home

Is the Alaskan Real Estate Market About to Get Busy This Summer?

In a recent survey, it was found that more Americans believe housing is the best long-term investment and now even more are revealing this summer is the best time to buy a home. The Alaskan real estate market may be about to see a jolt of activity from both homebuyers and home sellers as rising rates and housing prices prompt Alaskans to make a real estate move. 

Edelman Berland conducted a study among those in the market to buy or sell a home, with participants aged 25-64 years old, and found that there is a strong belief across the board that the housing market is right on track. Because of this, 7 out of 10 participants expressed a commitment to buy or sell a home this year. For Alaskan homebuyers and sellers, this could mean acting soon on your desires to move to a new home in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, or Palmer as competition will soon be on the rise.


Alaskan Home Seller Tips for Rethinking Rooms

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.

Too-Small Bedroom
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...

The Best Remodeling Projects for Homes in Alaska

For many Alaskan homeowners this year, remodeling will prove to be a better bet than selling altogether. In fact, a new survey found that most Americans believe real estate is the best investment for long-term wealth, over stocks, gold and savings! It is a great idea to invest in your homes in Fairbanks or Anchorage if you plan on staying put, but if you are planning to sell in the coming months, it's important to know which remodeling projects are worth your time (and money!). So, before you pick up that hammer or paintbrush, keep in mind the following tips:

Replacing the Front Door
According to Remodeling Magazine's new Cost vs. Value report, replacing your front door has the highest ROI (return on investment) of all remodeling projects. It's the first feature of your home a potential Alaskan homebuyer will see and will likely set the tone for their entire perception...

What Not to Do in Alaskan Real Estate

The beginning of spring marked a spike in Alaskan homebuyer confidence with many ready and willing to make a move to a new home in Fairbanks or Anchorage. But now as we get ready to head into summer, it seems home sellers are feeling just as confident. As you prepare to sell your Alaskan homes this year, take note of these costly seller mistakes that could spoil your excitement for your next dream home in Alaska.

Don't Choose the Wrong Realtor
One of the first steps you will take in selling your home in Alaska is choosing a real estate agent. It may be tempting to choose the one your friend recommends, but take the time to research. Madden Real Estate is happy to help answer any questions you may have about the Alaskan real estate market and can be just the team you need to sell your home and find you the next one that meets...

What Homebuyers Want in Alaska Real Estate

If you're planning to list your home in Fairbanks or Anchorage or have recently done so, you're probably familiar with what features of the home you are marketing to potential homebuyers. For instance, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, garage, price, and much more. But there are likely a few aspects of your home you are not highlighting— and some that Alaskan homebuyers are looking for! Below are a few of those features that homebuyers want to see, but sellers are overlooking. When you play up these features, that could mean more buyer traffic and a home sale for you!

Right now, storage is a big factor for buyers on the search for Fairbanks and Anchorage real estate. It may be one of the reasons you've decided to sell the home yourself and find a new home in Alaska with more storage space. But don't write off your current...

Accepting an Offer in Alaskan Real Estate

As housing prices and mortgage rates continue to rise across the country, many home sellers are now aware that the time is right to list their Alaskan homes. But before you place that For Sale sign out front, take a few moments to go over the basics of selling a home in Alaska. The Madden Real Estate team can help answer any questions you may have and the following will go that extra step. When the offers begin to come in for your homes in Fairbanks or Anchorage, you'll know the in's and out's of each option, from cash to closing. A few options you may encounter on your home selling journey within the Alaskan real estate market include: 

A Cash Offer
As they often come with a quicker home sale and closing, cash offers typically catch the attention of Alaskan home sellers. From a financial standpoint, a failure to secure...

Alaskan Real Estate Boosting Confidence This Spring

If you're like many Alaskan homebuyers wondering if now is the time to buy, on the fence about real estate, there is good news in store for you. You may have noticed a few factors in the Alaskan real estate market over the past months that halted your home search, including rising rates and housing prices, as well as the fact that the “median home sale price rose 11.6 percent in February on a year-to-year basis,” according to MSN Real Estate. The long winter did indeed have an impact on every component of the industry from appraisals to closings in Fairbanks and Anchorage real estate, but now it seems the market is shaping up to be both busy and positive this spring.

Many experts are predicting sales to move forward this season. Alaskan homebuyer confidence is soaring and as a result, the demand for homes in Fairbanks and Anchorage is rising as well. To illustrate this point, American Express,...

Attract Homebuyers to Your Homes in Fairbanks, Anchorage This Spring

It's an exciting time in the Alaskan real estate market and undoubtedly, many Alaskan homebuyers will be entering the market to take advantage of the rates and housing prices. If you're a home seller, act now to get ahead of the game and make your home stand out among the rest. With subtle changes like replacing kitchen hardware and painting your front door, homebuyers will take notice and you'll benefit from a quick, successful home sale. Follow these steps to upgrading your homes in Fairbanks or Anchorage and this spring, you'll be that much closer to moving into your next Alaskan dream home. 

Upgrade Your Front Door
Especially if you're planning to sell your home in Alaska this spring, pay attention to the front door! The front door sets the stage for the rest of your home and to be successful in your home sale, you'll want to impress Alaskan homebuyers from the beginning. You can start...

To Stay or Sell Alaskan Real Estate This Year?

It's the first day of spring and a new season may spark new questions for Alaskan homeowners. Do you stay in your current home or sell your homes in Fairbanks, Anchorage this year? Just as now is a great time to buy a home in Alaska, now may also be the best time for you to sell and move on. There are many aspects of Alaskan real estate you should consider before you make a decision and below are a few to help you choose correctly. 

Why You Should Sell:

The Size of the Home
The size of your current home in Fairbanks is a major factor to consider when deciding to stay or sell. In fact, many Alaskan homebuyers this spring season will be "move-up buyers," or those looking to upgrade to a larger home with more features than their current home. If your main concern with staying or selling lies with the size of your home, it may be time to...

Spring Cleaning Tips for Alaskan Home Sellers

According to, the real estate market is really about to take off. Are you planning to sell your Alaskan home this spring? You may boost your chances of attracting the right homebuyers if your home is clean, organized and ready for the market. For instance, do you know which areas homebuyers will notice if they're not in tip-top shape? Below are a few ideas for spring cleaning that can help get your homes in Fairbanks ready for a successful Fairbanks real estate sale.

Start Outside
When it comes to the Alaskan real estate market, the exterior of a property is the first feature homebuyers will notice. That may mean a homebuyer has started their search for homes in Fairbanks online, with their first impression coming from photos of your home, or it may mean they have come to tour the property. Begin your spring cleaning with trimming trees and cleaning...