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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

How To Sell Your House When Relocating

Were you offered a promotion, but it requires you to move away from your current city? Maybe you’ve decided you want to be closer to family. Whatever your reason for relocating, you may be stuck in a situation with a need to sell your current home quickly. This type of situation isn’t the same as […]

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

Faces Of JAX: BARK

This month for my Faces Of JAX Series, I chose to highlight one of my favorite local businesses + one we frequent often: BARK – a local pet boutique with grooming + boarding.  They have several locations now too which makes their services even easier to take advantage of.  What is BARK/how would you describe it to […]

amandasearlerealtor | Dec 22, 2020

I Don’t Like My Realtor, What Should I Do?

When you decide you don’t like your Realtor, it may be time to fire them. This isn’t an easy thing, especially if you don’t handle conflict very well. Maybe your agent has stopped returning calls or simply isn’t putting in the time to get your home sold or find the right home for you to […]

amandasearlerealtor | Dec 21, 2020

How To Stage A Home For Top Dollar

How to Stage a House that Buyers will Love Staging your home may seem like something you don’t have to do, but you really cannot get as much out of the home without staging it. A staged home will look and feel more attractive to buyers. This means, they are more likely to make a […]

amandasearlerealtor | Dec 21, 2020

5 Warning Signs You Will Have Buyer’s Remorse

Buying a home is a huge deal and usually the largest purchase you will make in your life. The last thing you want is to have buyer’s remorse after you’ve signed the papers. Here are a few warning signs that you might be setting yourself up for buyer’s remorse with your home purchase. You didn’t […]

amandasearlerealtor | Dec 21, 2020

Why You Should Work With A Realtor When Buying New Construction

REPRESENTATIONThe builders site agent will always represent the builder and their best interests. Bringing your personal Realtor® to a new home builder is an extra set of eyes, ears + experience that will assist you in asking the right questions and making sure this particular builder is the right fit for you and your needs. […]

amandasearlerealtor | Dec 18, 2020

Common Closing Costs For Buyers

You’ll likely be responsible for a variety of fees and expenses that you and the seller will have to pay at the time of closing. Your lender must provide a good-faith estimate of all settlement costs. The title company or other entity conducting the closing will tell you the required amount for: Down payment Loan […]

amandasearlerealtor | Dec 18, 2020