Get Ready For Taxes

What’s important to you as you prepare to file? Your situation can make a big difference in the tax you pay and the paperwork you have to file. The IRS is trying to get you off to a good start this filing season by listing some of the issues the Agency believes are important to […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jan 30, 2023

Helpful Real Estate Related Tips For Tax Season 2022

Tax season is upon us and there are some real estate related updates that you don’t want to forget. Mortgage Insurance: As of today, for the 2022 tax year, private mortgage insurance (PMI) and mortgage insurance permiums (MIP) are no longer deductible. Previously, with the passage of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, you […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jan 18, 2023

WIFI Devices To Help With Short Term Rental Management

I own a few short term rentals. We use Air BNB, VRBO, and Furnished Finders to host on and have really enjoyed our investments so far. If you are thinking about investing or already have some STR investments, we’ve found these WIFI devices to be great help with managing…

amandasearlerealtor | Jan 17, 2023

New Law Ushers in Major Retirement Changes

There’s been buzz about new retirement plan provisions for weeks, and now they’re final, bringing about changes to various federal rules and adding flexibility for current and future retirees. The Secure 2.0 Act of 2022, part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, includes the following modifications, some of which are immediate, and others that […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jan 4, 2023

401(k) And IRA Limits Rise For 2023

The IRS has announced that the amount individuals can contribute to their 401(k) plans in 2023 has increased to $22,500, up from $20,500 for 2022. This also applies to 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan. Also increasing is the catch-up contribution limit for employees aged 50 and over who participate in […]

amandasearlerealtor | Dec 30, 2022

Getting Your Home Ready For A Home Inspection

So you got your home under contract! Congrats – that’s great! So what’s the next step is always the first question that I hear from sellers. It’s the home inspection! Be sure that you are ready for the inspector. You probably did a lot of prep work to get your home on the market but […]

amandasearlerealtor | Dec 12, 2022

Holiday Shopping In Jacksonville

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! Now the dreaded holiday shopping. I really hate shopping but I do think one of the best things about the holidays is buying gifts from local businesses and makers and sharing them with friends and family.  So, here’s some places that I always find great stuff at: There’s two […]

amandasearlerealtor | Dec 9, 2022

Holiday Light Shows In Jacksonville

Looking at lights at the holidays is like a must.  There’s something that just makes you feel good. If you’re wanting to see more lights than what your neighbors are displaying then Jacksonville has several options for you. The first is Dazzlin Nights at the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. We did this last year and […]

amandasearlerealtor | Nov 29, 2022

Holiday Things To Do In Jacksonville And The Beaches

The holidays are coming up so I thought this would be a great time to share some of the local events for those of you who are new or old timers just looking for something new to do. I’ve got 10 great events that are always fun and really popular.  The first one is the […]

amandasearlerealtor | Nov 14, 2022

1648 Liberty Street Jacksonville FL 32206

Once the residence of Jacksonville Philanthropist, Dorcas Drake (whose name you will note on the transom over the front door), this updated historic home in Springfield won’t disappoint. **Bonus – NEW ROOF** Meet the neighbors or sip your morning coffee on the large front. porch. The foyer is a perfect place to drop your shoes […]

amandasearlerealtor | Oct 31, 2022

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