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    How to buy your first home: A step-by-step guide

    By The JAG Team | June 17, 2024

    Buying your first property is a significant milestone. With that milestone comes excitement, anticipation, and often, a lot of stress. After all, purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your lifetime and it’s not one that should be taken lightly. But it also doesn’t have to be a process that... Read More

    Demystifying real estate: What is amortization?

    By The JAG Team | June 3, 2024

    Anyone who has a mortgage has likely seen the term “amortization.” The term, commonly used in accounting, refers to the practice of spreading an asset’s costs out over its life. While this is still true in the sense of a mortgage, amortization has a specific, straightforward explanation from lenders. Kelly Donahue, a mortgage loan officer... Read More

    7 home buying mistakes to avoid

    By The JAG Team | May 28, 2024

    When you’re in the market for a new home, it can be an exciting time when you get to daydream and let your mind go wild. However, it’s also a significant financial decision that involves numerous considerations that can make it either a wonderful or stressful experience. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned... Read More

    The psychology of color: How to choose the right hues for your home

    By The JAG Team | May 20, 2024

    The use of color within a home can have a profound influence on your space. Colors can inspire emotion, set the tone for a room, and even stimulate your senses and set your mood. Color psychology, often used to examine how colors influence our emotions and behaviors, not only explains how colors can describe emotions.... Read More

    MAME 2024: JAG recap

    By The JAG Team | May 13, 2024

    For over 35 years, the Triangle Sales and Marketing Council (TSMC) has hosted the annual Major Achievements in Marketing and Excellence (MAME) Awards event to showcase the work of local builders. Often touted as the “Academy Awards of new homes sales and marketing,” this event is always a showcase of the phenomenal work that’s being... Read More

    5 important ways to protect your home from a fire

    By The JAG Team | May 6, 2024

    Fires can happen anywhere, at any time, and they can be devastating no matter where they occur. But when it comes to your home, it can be even more devastating if a fire breaks out. You want to be able to protect your family and safeguard everything that’s in your home. The National Fire Protection... Read More

    Simple energy-saving tips to consider for your home before summer hits

    By The JAG Team | April 29, 2024

    As the weather starts warming up and you switch on the air conditioner, it’s common to see spikes and surges in energy usage. Before the summertime heat of North Carolina summers fully sets in, it’s wise to be proactive and take simple steps to help save energy in your home. Fortunately, you can keep your... Read More

    Comparing your wants and needs when buying a home

    By The JAG Team | April 22, 2024

    Whether you’re buying your first home, moving up to a bigger home, or even downsizing, there are considerations you will have as your search begins. In the current market in the Triangle, it helps to have expectations about your next home determined in advance so you can approach your search with confidence. You may already... Read More

    Simple tips for selling your home fast

    By The JAG Team | April 16, 2024

    The spring real estate market is warming up along with the weather in the Triangle, and because there remains a lack of housing inventory across the region, it remains a seller’s market. According to market data from Triangle MLS, homes in the Triangle are still selling at nearly full asking price and with an average... Read More

    5 affordable DIY home décor tips to consider in 2024

    By The JAG Team | April 8, 2024

    It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money to turn your home into a visually intriguing and inviting space you love to enjoy. With a bit of creativity, some fresh inspiration, and a bit of resourcefulness, you can liven up your space and make it truly yours. The process of doing it... Read More