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Monthly Archives: February 2023

    6 financial mistakes to avoid after applying for a mortgage

    By The JAG Team | February 27, 2023

    You’ve found your dream home. Congratulations! Now the waiting begins as you work toward your closing date. Before you get too excited and start daydreaming about life in your new home, make sure you think about the things you should avoid doing that could make your mortgage plans fall through. Brad Benham, vice president and... Read More

    Resetting your expectations when things go wrong

    By Jim Allen | February 21, 2023

    No matter how successful you may be in your life, things can still get off track. Think about what’s currently happening across the globe: gas prices are still high, the market is in flux, and even the price of eggs seems out of control. As unsettling as these issues have been on our personal lives,... Read More

    5 benefits of building a custom home

    By The JAG Team | February 20, 2023

    If you had the choice of buying a home that didn’t quite meet your needs or building something perfect, which would you go with? If you chose “building something perfect,” you should know that building a custom home is a genuine option for many buyers. While building a new home may seem out of reach,... Read More

    The importance of pre-approval when buying a home

    By The JAG Team | February 12, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying a home in 2023, the first step you’ll want to take is an important one that is sometimes overlooked. You need to start by getting pre-approved. The pre-approval process will help you become a more informed buyer and help give you an edge in the market over those who are... Read More

    6 small habits that lead to big change in your life

    By Jim Allen | February 7, 2023

    You may have heard the adage, “It takes 6 weeks to create a habit.” While science shows that’s not exactly accurate—it can take between 18 and 254 days—there is some truth behind that sentiment. Regardless of how long it takes to build a habit, once you’re committed to them, they’re tough to break. They take... Read More

    4 important things to know about homeowner’s insurance

    By The JAG Team | February 6, 2023

    If you’ve purchased a home, you’ve already gone through a process to obtain homeowner’s insurance. But if you moved quickly on a loan or didn’t sit down with an insurance agent directly to discuss your needs, it may be time to re-evaluate your insurance. Andy Wood, Vice President of Sales for Lawson Insurance Group, explained... Read More