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What Can Bent Birch Property Management Do for You?


Here’s what Bent Birch Property Management can offer property owners.

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As you may know, Bent Birch Property Management is a subsidiary of Madden Real Estate, and today we’ll share a few details about this company and how it can assist you.  


Bent Birch has been a part of Madden Real Estate for about three years and is headed by Denzle Higgins, who’s worked in property management for about 10 years and has extensive experience dealing with tenants and owners. 

Roughly 55 properties are managed by this company—52 of which are currently rented. As you can see, they’re low on available rentals, but they’re still getting daily calls inquiring about new properties. Since there isn’t enough supply to meet this kind of demand, we’d like to reach out to all the property owners out there and offer their services if they’re thinking of renting out their homes. 



If you’re not sure whether to sell or rent your property or which will happen first, we can put it up for rent and list it for sale simultaneously.


One of the main benefits of working with Bent Birch is that they have a great relationship with Madden Real Estate. They have their own office inside our building, and this close proximity allows us to cultivate relationships with their renters who’ll hopefully someday be buyers. The same goes for their property owners, who’ll someday either sell or buy more property. 

Additionally, there are many options for potential sellers or rental owners because they can handle both transactions at once. If you’re not sure whether to sell or rent your property or which will happen first, they can put it up for rent and list it for sale simultaneously. This will double the property’s exposure, give you an idea of which transaction will happen first, and indicate which market is best. Also, if you’re not ready to sell but are leaving town, they can rent your property in the meantime and then have you meet with one of our listing partners afterward to see whether the time to sell has arrived. 

If you’d like to get in touch with Denzle, you can email him at bentbirchpm@gmail.com, check out their website bentbirchpm.com, or call (907) 452-3000.

What’s Happening in Alaska Real Estate?


As we head into June, the Alaska real estate market is continuing to move.

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Today we have the latest Alaska real estate numbers to share with you. Fairbanks has 264 homes on the market with 134 of them under contract. We have right around two months of inventory, so we’re still in a seller’s market here and in the North Pole area.

After two months of looking at the data, it’s clear that the market here in Alaska is going strong. To learn more, watch this short video above.

Q: What Does the Economic Future Look Like?


What does the future of our economy look like?

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Recently, Freddie Mac released a statement saying that the bulk of the economic damage caused by the nationwide shutdowns would be contained within the first half of 2020 and that they expect to see economic relief by the third quarter.

On the lending side, Freddie Mac went on to say that the fiscal stimulus provided by the C.A.R.E.S. Act will mute the pandemic’s impact on our housing market. This is especially exciting because they predict that, after the next four quarters, housing prices should continue to appreciate by 2% or 3%, which is what’s typical for a very healthy market.


Many people fear that our current situation is similar to what happened back in 2008 when the housing bubble burst and that their property values will plummet. However, the economic forecast shows a different view of our financial future—there is a big difference between the financial crisis of 2008 and the public health crisis of 2020. 



There may be some short-term pain, but there will be a long-term gain.


Through January of this year, until the coronavirus hit our shores, we were in a very strong economic position, and the stock market had been on its single longest bull market run in history. In the mortgage community, delinquency rates were near 20-year lows. Those are signs of a really healthy market, and I have confidence that we’re going to see a great recovery.

I do know, however, that this is an unprecedented time and that there’s a lot of fear when it comes to the unknown, but overall, the data shows a positive long-term outlook. There may be some short-term pain, but there will be a long-term gain. 

If you have any questions or would like to speak more about the housing market and economy, feel free to reach out to me. I’d love to hear from you.