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    Growing with purpose: How we learn to adapt in real estate

    By Jim Allen | January 19, 2024

    I’ve been in real estate for many years, and during that time, a lot has changed. I’ve seen the market boom as it did during the COVID-19 pandemic. I was there when the market bottomed out in 2008. I’ve witnessed price increases, styles of housing change, and entire new generations of home buyers enter the... Read More

    What is the key to homeownership in 2024? Here’s what you need to know

    By The JAG Team | January 15, 2024

    It may be a new year in the Triangle, which always brings fresh perspectives, but there’s one thing that hasn’t changed about the region: it’s still growing as more and more people want to call the Triangle home. And as people continue to move to the Raleigh-Durham area, it means there’s still stiff competition for... Read More

    How to upsize your home in the New Year

    By The JAG Team | January 8, 2024

    The holidays came and went, and with extended family and friends in your home, you likely noticed if you were filled to the brim in your home. There’s nothing like spending the holidays at home to rapidly increase awareness of your need to expand. A larger home tends to have many benefits: more space, more... Read More

    Cultivating the relationships you need to grow

    By Jim Allen | January 2, 2024

    As a member of the Triangle real estate community, I often look around me and see a powerhouse of individuals I am so fortunate to be associated with. That’s why it was such an honor to be inducted into the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County Hall of Fame on Thursday, Dec. 7, alongside Tom... Read More

    Thoughts for a New Year

    By Jim Allen | December 20, 2023

    With Christmas and a New Year just days away, I can’t help but think back about the year with gratitude. I can’t deny that 2023 had its share of ups and downs. Yet nearly every day brought with it lessons and new opportunities to learn and grow. So many of us are always ready to... Read More

    How to downsize and simplify your life

    By The JAG Team | December 19, 2023

    Many of us are guilty of holding on to things that clutter up our homes. From clothes we don’t wear anymore to unused tools that sit in the basement or garage to grandma’s hand-me-downs; it’s a normal reaction to develop emotional connections to “stuff.” While having a home filled with items you love or are... Read More

    The benefits of multi-family living

    By The JAG Team | December 12, 2023

    Multi-family homes have been a part of the urban landscape for as long as people have wanted to be a part of city culture. Similar to apartments, the main thing that differentiates multi-family structures like condos and townhomes is that you buy the property as you would a single-family home. That means it’s yours to... Read More

    Invest in your future by investing in real estate

    By Jim Allen | December 6, 2023

    As you start gaining more income in your business, you need to start thinking about the types of investments you can make to grow your wealth. You may already be thinking about investments like stocks and bonds, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). One of the other smart investments you can make is in real... Read More

    It’s a great time to buy a home, and here’s why

    By The JAG Team | December 5, 2023

    As interest rate hikes have halted and the U.S. economy has cooled, potential home buyers have been slow to buy homes. However, Thomas Eller, vice president and senior mortgage loan officer at Raleigh’s North State Bank, says it’s a great time for buyers to take advantage of the less-frenzied market. A slower market comes with... Read More

    Qualities of a great REALTOR® and red flags that you may need a new one

    By The JAG Team | November 27, 2023

    The process of  buying or selling a home can be a complicated process. Fortunately, that’s where a real estate agent comes in. Their role is to help you navigate those processes with ease so things go smoother, which is why you need an agent you can trust. That’s also why it’s a genuine problem if... Read More