How To Buy A House

New Listing! 101 E 11th Street

Welcome to your own private, little bungalow on one of Springfield’s less familiar streets! The first thing you’ll notice is a welcoming front porch with its own porch swing waiting for you. The home retains much of its original character including hardwood floors, two fireplaces with Ionic columns, and trim throughout. As you enter, you’ll […]

amandasearlerealtor | Sep 9, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Should You Move Yourself Or Hire Movers?

To pack or not to pack, that is the question. Is it better to pack and move yourself or to hire a moving company to do the work for you? It seems right now that more people are opting for the DIY move, or at least a partial DIY move. Not only is it significantly […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jan 31, 2022

Buying A House While Selling Your Current One?

Everyone talks about the steep learning curve of buying your first home, and they’re right to. But your first purchase is also the easiest home purchase you’ll ever make. After that, you need to not only find a new home but also find a buyer for your current home. Most confusingly of all, if you’re […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jan 24, 2022

Is This Your Situation? Not Sure How To Jump Start The Home Buying Process?

Finding the right house and getting a good deal can mean the difference between living in your castle – however small your kingdom may be – and dwelling in a home that consumes too much of your paycheck.  Here are five important questions to ask before you buy. 1. How much house do I qualify for? Getting prequalified for […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jan 10, 2022

How To Buy A Home With A Small Down Payment

You’re ready to stop living in a rented apartment or home, but you don’t have much money to put down on a home. Maybe you have some money saved, but not nearly enough to make a 20% down payment on the type of home you’d really like to own. If you don’t have much money […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jan 3, 2022