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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

    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

    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

    Demystifying real estate: What is escrow?

    By The JAG Team | April 1, 2024

    For new home buyers, going through the process of buying a home can involve numerous terms that can be overwhelming as you try to navigate an unfamiliar process. That’s why having a knowledgeable team on your side is so important. One of those team members is your mortgage lender, who can help you better understand... Read More

    Celebrating influential women in real estate for Women’s History Month

    By The JAG Team | March 26, 2024

    Women have long made significant contributions to the real estate industry. The Jim Allen Group is part of a massive industry where women are critical to the success, and we are proud to celebrate the JAG team and the many women who fill major roles within our organization. In fact, data from the National Association... Read More

    What you should know about new construction warranties

    By The JAG Team | March 12, 2024

    New construction homes continue to pop up around the Triangle, answering the demand for homes across the region. If you’re one of the many who are considering buying a new home, it’s an exciting time to build a home in the region. Before your home is finished, it’s important that you understand the warranty on... Read More

    What to know about the spring real estate market in the Triangle

    By The JAG Team | February 23, 2024

    The first official day of spring is March 19, and while that’s still just under a month away, the spring real estate market is moving full steam ahead. If you’re considering buying or selling the Triangle in 2024, it’s a great time to start thinking about your approach to the warming market. With a little... Read More

    Explore Peach Fuzz, the Pantone color of the year, in your home

    By The JAG Team | February 12, 2024

    The Pantone Color of the Year is a highly anticipated discussion every year that often guides how graphic and interior designers, product developers, and creators get inspired for the year. And 2024 is no different after Pantone announced their choice for the year. Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2024 is Peach Fuzz, a gentle,... Read More