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The Inflation Reduction Act: What Does It Contain?

On August 12, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act, over 700 pages of economic changes. What does the act do? And just as important, what does it not do? To start with the name, the act’s proponents say the new law will fight inflation with deficit reductions — which makes most people ask, “Does it raise my […]

amandasearlerealtor | Sep 19, 2022

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

Reverse Mortgage: Right For You?

If you’re 62 years of age or older and want money to supplement your income, you might consider a reverse mortgage. You’ll be able to convert part of your home equity into cash without having to sell your home or keep paying your mortgage. In a reverse mortgage, a lender pays you what amounts to […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jul 26, 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

How To Do An Office Make Over

Remote work is the norm for so many people today. Many companies have chosen not to return to the office, or they now offer a hybrid approach for employees. Working from home has become a significant perk for many people on the job market because fewer of us are interested in returning to an office. […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jun 27, 2022

What To Repair Before You List

A lot of money goes into buying a new house so it is understandable if a seller feels hesitant investing even more money to fix up their current house prior to selling. However, sellers may not realize that some of the issues they live with everyday and consider minor, such as the hallway light switch […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jun 22, 2022

Fun Home Gadgets

From pet cameras and surround sound systems to robot vacuums and smart speakers, there is a high-tech version of nearly every home gadget out there. Let’s take a look at three fun home tech gadgets that can make living in your space a little easier thanks to the advancements made possible by technology.  LED smart […]

amandasearlerealtor | Jun 13, 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