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    7 steps for reframing a negative outlook

    By The JAG Team | March 21, 2023

    We’ve seemingly moved on from the COVID-19 pandemic, but one of the things that has lingered is issues with our collective mental health. It’s no wonder, either. Extended isolation, illness, grief, and financial insecurity have caused high numbers of people to experience continued anxiety and depression. Plus, we as humans are hard-wired to respond more... Read More

    4 things to know about 2023’s spring housing rush

    By The JAG Team | March 20, 2023

    Spring is officially in full swing, which means the housing market is about to pick up steam once again. Despite rising interest rates, the Triangle market is on pace to continue to grow as the weather gets warmer. If you’re in the market to buy or sell, it’s a good time to prepare for what’s... Read More

    What closing costs cover when you buy or refinance

    By The JAG Team | March 13, 2023

    When you buy a home, or even if you refinance, one of the things you need to be aware of are the closing costs that are incurred when you finalize the paperwork. These costs cover the services that you need to finalize the transaction. Brad Benham, vice president and senior mortgage loan officer at Towne... Read More

    The benefits of treating your team like family

    By The JAG Team | March 8, 2023

    When you’re building a business, it’s incredibly important to know how you’re going to approach your work/life balance. But it’s just as important to be thinking ahead about how you’re going to treat your people. After all, you can’t grow your business without having a motivated team on your side. And how do you motivate... Read More

    8 tasks to put on your spring cleaning list

    By The JAG Team | March 6, 2023

    We’re officially two weeks away from spring! As the weather warms and the days are longer, it’s a great time to get your home ready for the new season. As we shift into spring, it’s sometimes easier to find the motivation to start cleaning again thanks to the change in weather. Whether you want to... Read More

    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

    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

    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

    4 tips to help you successfully navigate multigenerational living

    By The JAG Team | January 30, 2023

    If you’ve considered having a parent move into your home for any number of reasons, you aren’t alone. Multigenerational living, which typically consists of three generations of family members, is growing in popularity across the United States. As families look for creative solutions to meet their needs, multigenerational housing could be the answer. In fact,... Read More