How To Buy A House

Is This Your Situation: Buying a House While Selling Another 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 | Nov 22, 2021

Is This Your Situation: Buying A Retirement Condo?

Is This Your Situation: Buying a Retirement Condo? It’s common for people nearing retirement to think about a move. Maybe the house in which you raised your family is too big now that the kids have moved out. Maybe you chose your house because it was an easy drive from your workplace or because it […]

amandasearlerealtor | Nov 15, 2021

When The Home You Love Gets Multiple Offers, What To Do

This market is on fire and it’s not anticipated to slow down any time soon. Many buyers are getting frustrated that homes are going under contract within hours of hitting the market and often with multiple offers. Here are a few tips to try and win out that situation and nail the home you love… […]

amandasearlerealtor | Apr 28, 2021

Priority Tasks To Do Before Moving In

You did it. You moved into a new home you love and now you’re dreaming of how you’re going to decorate it. But before getting into all of that, there are still some other tasks that need to be at the top of your priority list. Changing the LocksDouble check them even if you’ve been […]

amandasearlerealtor | Apr 13, 2021

Just Listed: 2680 College Street

Looking for a sweet bungalow in a great LOCATION?? This is it!  Walk to Park + King District in Riverside full of boutiques, restaurants, and so much more!  You’ll love the covered porch up front, and fire pit + pond w/ gentle waterfall  out back.  Inside historic character is plentiful w/the original hardwood floors, original fireplace, clawfoot […]

amandasearlerealtor | Mar 30, 2021

JUST LISTED 1334 Hubbard Street

This unique 2.5 story historic home dates back to 1895 and was built by Samuel B. Hubbard, one of the founders of Springfield, and for whom the street is named. The first thing you will notice is the wrap around porch with it’s unique gingerbread style trim – perfect for enjoying the shade of the […]

amandasearlerealtor | Mar 30, 2021

Financing A Home In Need Of Renovation Or Updating

Finding the perfect home isn’t always easy. Sometimes, the home you prefer has the character, layout, or amenities but needs renovating and/or updating. You might have the perfect home in mind, but you know it has to be renovated before you can settle in with your family. If this sounds like your situation, it’s important […]

amandasearlerealtor | Mar 3, 2021

Ways To Save On Your New Construction Purchase

It may seem impossible to get any kind of deal in this aggressive market – especially when buying a new home from a builder. They seem to be holding all the cards right now don’t they? Not so fast, there are some strategies you can employ with your agent to try and save a little […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jan 13, 2021

What Does The Feds Recent Announcement About 0% Interest Rates Mean For Mortgages?

Recently, the Federal Reserve announced that federal funds rate staying at 0% probably until 2023.  I’m getting a lot of inquires about what does this mean for mortgage rates?  Alex Stewart from Bank Of England, one of our preferred lenders, sent out this video to the Realtors that he frequently works with.  I thought was […]

amandasearlerealtor | Dec 22, 2020

6 Tips For Buying A Luxury Property

Buying a luxury property is quite different compared to buying an average home. Luxury is usually defined by a sales price of $500,000 or more. A property doesn’t require a specific size, design or style to be put into the luxury category. Jacksonville, Florida has a flourishing luxury market, which has gained plenty of popularity […]

amandasearlerealtor | Dec 22, 2020

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