The Ultimate Relocation Guide

The peak moving season is upon us. In fact, according to Move.com, almost 70% of U.S. moves occur between May and September.1 And while the percentage of Americans who move each year has declined, the desire to relocate remains strong.2,3 In fact, Architectural Digest recently declared “Americans are restless” after a survey found that 55% […]

amandasearlerealtor | May 10, 2024

LaVilla: Jacksonville’s Vibrant Past and Resilient Present

Nestled in the western edge of downtown Jacksonville, lies LaVilla, a historic neighborhood pulsating with a rich and complex story. From its origins as a haven for freed slaves to its emergence as a cultural epicenter and subsequent struggles against segregation and urban renewal, LaVilla’s journey is one of resilience, creativity, and unwavering community spirit. […]

amandasearlerealtor | Feb 27, 2024

Breweries in Jacksonville

Like local brew? Our city has a ton to explore and choose from. Here’s a go to list for you: Intuition Ale Works Bold City Brewery Aardwolf Brewing Company Veterans United Craft Brewery Wicked Barley Brewing Company Southern Swells Brewing Co. Myrtle Ave Brewing Tabula Rasa Brewing Historically Hoppy Legacy Ale Works Ruby Beach Seven […]

amandasearlerealtor | Feb 22, 2024

Homeowner’s Insurance FAQ

If you’re thinking about buying a home, then Home Owner’s Insurance maybe on your mind. Here’s a quick Guide to reference

amandasearlerealtor | Feb 21, 2024

Is Buying a Home Right for You Right Now?

Whether buying a home is right for you right now depends on a variety of factors, including your personal circumstances, financial situation, and long-term goals. Here are some considerations to help you determine if it’s the right time for you to buy a home: Ultimately, the decision to buy a home is a personal one […]

amandasearlerealtor | Feb 21, 2024

The Gullah Geechee History in Jacksonville

Did you know that Jacksonville is home to the largest concentration of Gullah Geechee people in the United States? The Gullah Geechee are descendants of enslaved West Africans who were brought to the coastal regions of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to work on plantations. The Gullah Geechee developed a unique culture that […]

amandasearlerealtor | Feb 20, 2024

Durkeeville: A Vibrant Legacy of Resilience and Community in Jacksonville’s Heart

Nestled just west of Jacksonville’s bustling downtown, Durkeeville stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of its community. More than just a neighborhood, Durkeeville is a living history book, its streets echoing with stories of struggle, triumph, and unwavering resilience. From Humble Beginnings: Durkeeville’s journey begins in the early 1900s, amid the harsh realities […]

amandasearlerealtor | Feb 13, 2024

Jacksonville has a rich history, and it is home to significant contributions and events related to Black history in the United States. Here are some key points and historical aspects related to Black history in Jacksonville: Black history is an integral part of Jacksonville’s broader history, and the contributions of African Americans to the city’s […]

amandasearlerealtor | Feb 6, 2024

A Brief History on the Springfield Historic District

Located just north of downtown, the Springfield neighborhood boasts a rich and vibrant history, dating back to 1869. It was once the crown jewel of the city, attracting wealthy residents and even earning the nickname “Winter White Castle of the South” for its popularity as a winter resort. Early Beginnings (1869-1880s): Golden Age (1880s-1920s): Challenges […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jan 30, 2024

Historic Home Styles in Jacksonville

A Walk Through Time: Exploring Jacksonville’s Historic Home Styles Jacksonville, Florida, boasts a rich architectural tapestry, with historic homes whispering tales of bygone eras. From grand Victorian mansions to cozy Craftsman bungalows, each style reflects the city’s evolution and the aspirations of its residents. Let’s embark on a journey through some of Jacksonville’s most captivating […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jan 23, 2024

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