Buyers

How To Pick The Perfect House In 10 Minutes

Finding the perfect house isn’t easy. However, if you put in the work and you know what you’re looking for, it could be love at first sight. Finding the perfect house in 10 minutes doesn’t mean you search online and 10 minutes later you have the right house. Instead, it means doing the prep work […]

amandasearlerealtor | Aug 1, 2022

How To Present An Offer A Seller Will Love

Searching for a home is only one part of the process when you’re ready to move. After you find the right home, you have to make an offer the seller will accept. This may put you up against other home buyers, which can make the process stressful. Here are a few tips to help you […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jul 11, 2022

Keep An Eye On These Overvalued Housing Markets

According to Forbes the housing pandemic boom could be dawing to a close and with mortgage rates rising, in some markets, homes are sitting on the market a little longer causing sellers to begin lowering prices. Forbes reached out to Core Logic to assess the market risk of around 4 metropolitan areas. Jacksonville is on […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jun 9, 2022

Is This Your Situation: Wondering About Closing Costs?

When saving for a home, most people are primarily worried about saving up the cost of a down payment. But as all your homeowner friends will tell you when you start seriously looking for homes, there’s more to the cost of a home than the sticker price. When you close a mortgage, you have to […]

amandasearlerealtor | May 23, 2022

Home Insurance Tips, Trends, And Issues: Get An Inventory

We have all seen coverage of wildfires, tornadoes and other natural disasters. The news coverage usually end up with homeowners asking, “Where do I start—everything is gone!” Losing a home in a fire, flood or earthquake maybe the most devastating experience a homeowner has to live through. But you can make recovery easier by preparing […]

amandasearlerealtor | May 10, 2022

15 Things To Know Before Buying A House

Buying a house is a huge decision. For most, it’s the largest financial transaction of their lives. If you plan to buy a home this year, you need to be prepared. Here are 15 things you must know before buying a house. Ignore the National Media Both buyers and sellers should ignore what the national […]

amandasearlerealtor | Apr 30, 2022

US Home Price Insights

Through February 2022 with Forecasts through February 2023 Source: Core Logic Introduction The CoreLogic Home Price Insights report features an interactive view of our Home Price Index product with analysis through February 2022 and forecasts through February 2023. CoreLogic HPI™ is designed to provide an early indication of home price trends. The indexes are fully revised with […]

amandasearlerealtor | Apr 21, 2022

10 Home Inspection Items That You Cannot Ignore

Warning: 10 Home Inspection Items that You Cannot Ignore During the home buying process, you will have the opportunity to have a home inspection done. This is an important part of the process and cannot be ignored. Here’s our list of 10 home inspection items you simply cannot ignore. The Buyer is Responsible for the […]

amandasearlerealtor | Mar 15, 2022

How To Measure For New Window Treatments

How to dress your windows is an age-old question when it comes to decorating a house. Do you want something that blocks the light and gives you privacy? Should it be decorative? Or can you strike a balance between form and function? Before buying anything, you need to know how to measure your windows correctly […]

amandasearlerealtor | Feb 28, 2022

Is This Your Situation: Thinking About Buying Your First Home?

It’s not unusual to angst over your first home purchase. After all, it’s a huge investment, and it determines where you’ll be living for the next several years. How can you be sure that a home purchase is the right move for you? There’s no way to know what the future holds, but these four […]

amandasearlerealtor | Feb 15, 2022