Spring Real Estate Market

How to Boost Your Alaska Home Value Before Spring

Temperatures may still be low here in Alaska, but that doesn't mean that the real estate market takes a dive along with them! The market is only beginning to heat up for the warmer months ahead and if you're planning to sell your home in Palmer, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Wasilla, North Pole, or Eagle River this spring, now is the time to work toward increasing your value!

Below are three ways you can increase your home value before spring:

Replace appliances
For buyers making their way from renting to homeownership, shiny, new appliances can be just the hook they need to move forward with an offer. Replacing one or all of your appliances with more energy-efficient...

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...