Here in the Carolinas we have several lakes with exceptional views. As an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International, Allen Tate Realtors offers a seller’s property exposure to luxury buyers on a global basis.
The award-winning website, luxuryportfolio.com has luxury listings from 47 states and 30 countries and visitors from over 200 countries monthly. Here are some beautiful homes with lakefront views from around the world, courtesy of Luxury Portfolio International.
A Look at Lakeside Luxury
If your idea of paradise includes the beach, boating or bonfires, chances are you’d enjoy a house by the lake. With pristine views, total tranquility and the promise of plenty of outdoor fun, who wouldn’t? We found three exceptional properties that demonstrate lakeside living at its finest. (Continue reading …)
There is an old saying to be careful what you wish for. You might very well get it.
As a recruiter, I often find myself across the table from many trained and respected professionals who became terribly unhappy with their chosen career path. They may have dreamed of their brilliant performance as a defense attorney or perhaps, envisioned themselves as the brain behind the latest trendy ad campaign. But, at some point, those dreams fell short – along with the passion they once had.
Many of their frustrations didn’t stop with unrealized career-path dreams. Many longed for more time with friends and family; many desired fair and unlimited compensation. And more than a few expressed frustration over the lack of ability to actually, truly make a difference – free from the intrusion of the ever-changing corporate structure.
I must admit – it is sad to see these hard-working, dedicated, educated people simply going through the motions, only to find themselves at the end of day with more regret than reward.
Phil Blair, staffing professional and author of the job search book Job-Won, says “Finding a dream job is about finding your passion.”
For many, a real estate career is that dream job – a job that harnesses and nurtures that passion – and allows it to grow.
- You desire to have a business that can last a lifetime;
- The thought of helping others fuels your fire;
- Creating, managing and developing your business your way is what you have been searching for
Then it’s time to create Me, Inc. and find your passion in a real estate career.
Your life, your way. It’s that simple.
Ready to get started? Contact me at Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Barbara O’Rourke, Director of Career Development
In working with our Allen Tate Realtor® partners, I am often made aware of situations where a buyer finds their dream home, and rather than sell their current home, elects to rent their home to a tenant. For many people, becoming a landlord is a great alternative to finding a buyer and in many cases, a smart investment and source of income.
But when the occupancy of a home changes, so do the insurance needs. When your home is your primary residence – the place where you lay your head at night – a homeowners insurance policy is written to cover the dwelling, property, and liability.
But once you move out, and a tenant moves in, the type of policy and coverage you need on that home changes drastically. The property is now considered a rental property and must be covered on what is known in the insurance business as a “dwelling fire” form, often referred to as a landlord policy.
This type of insurance policy still covers the dwelling, but personal property coverage is much more limited. This is because most of the personal property within the dwelling will now belong to and become the responsibility of the tenant. The tenant now needs their own renter’s insurance policy to cover their personal property.
To be clear: If something happens to the structure while it’s being rented, your policy will cover it. But if the home catches fire, the tenant’s possessions are only covered if they have a renter’s insurance policy.
Anytime there’s a change with your home – or your life – it’s a good rule of thumb to contact your Allen Tate Insurance agent. We’ll make sure you have the coverage you need, at the most competitive price.
Vice President of Sales, Allen Tate Insurance