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    Salt vs. chlorine: how to pick the perfect outdoor pool

    By The JAG Team | June 5, 2023

    The summer heat is hitting the Triangle and one of the best, most unforgettable ways to beat the heat is by hitting the pool to cool off. If the thought of a pool in your backyard is inviting and you don’t already have one, it might be time to make the investment in this summertime... Read More

    9 of North Carolina’s best beaches to explore this summer

    By The JAG Team | May 26, 2023

    One of the most incredible things about living in the Triangle is its proximity to the beautiful North Carolina beaches. All along the coast, you’ll find numerous beaches that provide everything from a relaxing beach getaway to action and adventure on the ocean. If you’re looking for the perfect beach to explore this summer, start... Read More

    8 tips for staying safe in the summer heat

    By The JAG Team | May 15, 2023

    With summer steadily on its way, residents across the Triangle are prepping for all the fun that goes with it. From outdoor sports to gardening to lake days to farmer’s markets to long weekends at the beach, the Raleigh-Durham area is filled with ample opportunities to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. But before you get... Read More

    Spring 2023 housing update in the Triangle

    By The JAG Team | May 8, 2023

    The spring housing market is back in full swing across the entire Raleigh-Durham area. Despite the rise of interest rates early in the year, which led to a cooling of the real estate market, the Triangle area is proving that it’s a place people want to be. The TriangleMLS report for March 2023 shows that... Read More

    8 key careers within the construction industry

    By The JAG Team | May 1, 2023

    As the Triangle continues to grow, the construction labor market is struggling to keep up. According to reports from Associated Builders and Contractors, the construction industry must hire over 500,000 additional workers on top of its normal demand to keep up with housing demand. In the report, Michael Bellaman, ABC President and CEO said, “As... Read More

    Caring for your home’s exterior

    By The JAG Team | April 24, 2023

    Making improvements to the outside of your home may seem like a daunting task. However, it’s one that’s incredibly important. That’s especially true depending upon the age of your home and if there’s current damage that needs to be repaired to keep it structurally sound. Brent Taylor is the owner of OC Taylor, a Raleigh-based... Read More

    6 smart ways to save money while moving

    By The JAG Team | April 17, 2023

    Moving can be an overwhelming chore for anyone. Regardless of whether you’re moving neighborhoods by yourself or across the country with your family, it’s a task that is often dreaded on many levels. And high on the list are the costs involved in the move itself. As you’re preparing to make a move, the following... Read More

    6 common bugs to watch for across the Triangle

    By The JAG Team | April 10, 2023

    As the weather warms and spring is in full swing, you may already notice a major problem that comes along with the change in temperature: the bugs are back. As flowers and trees begin to bloom, bugs also make the shift from lying dormant to coming out to enjoy the activities that come with spring.... Read More

    Relocating to the Triangle? Here’s what you need to know.

    By The JAG Team | April 3, 2023

    Welcome to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina! Known as “the Triangle” because its geographical areas, which are home to three top-ranked universities, make a literal triangle on the map, the region is known for the cutting-edge research and renowned academics that attract talent to the region. It has a modest cost of living with both city and... Read More

    5 things to understand about your home septic system

    By The JAG Team | March 27, 2023

    Are you thinking about putting an addition on your existing home? Or have you found your dream home but the only thing it’s missing is a swimming pool? Before you start hiring contractors, one of the first calls you’ll need to make is to a wastewater consultant to determine what’s feasible. Jason Hall is the... Read More