Author: Allen Tate Companies

5 Apr 2018

4 tips to make moving a breeze

A lot of you are on the move in the Carolinas. And moving can be, as some of the old timers here would say, “a job of work.” While it does take time and some heavy lifting, with some planning, your move can go smoothly and you’ll be in and settled at your new home before you know it. Just to be sure, we talked to some people who had recently moved, and asked them to share their first-hand tips on how to make moving a breeze. Clean out First, before any packing starts, purge. Then go back and purge some more. This task is easy to work in if you are selling a house and getting it ready to go on the...
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1 Mar 2018

1st Choice Realty Joins Allen Tate Realtors® in South Carolina

Allen Tate RealtorsⓇ announced today that it has joined forces with 1st Choice Realty, Inc. in the mountain lakes region of Oconee County in the western Upstate of South Carolina. Allen Tate will acquire four 1st Choice Realty offices in Salem, Seneca and Fair Play, S.C. and a dedicated office for Melanie Fink & Associates, expanding the 60-year-old company’s Upstate reach to eight sales offices. Allen Tate Realtors® is the Carolinas’ largest real estate company, leading in listings and sales volume. With this announcement, the Allen Tate Companies will operate a total of 47 branches in the Charlotte, Triad and Research Triangle regions of North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina. Allen Tate will now operate offices at Lake Keowee-Seneca, Lake...
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20 Feb 2018

2018 tax tips for homeowners

The holidays have passed, Valentine's candy is 75% off, and the stores are already bursting at the seams with all-things-green, so it must be true: Tax season is upon us. Tax time got you working up a sweat? You're not alone. Turns out 100% of Americans dread April 15th with a passion. Turn up the love and dial back the hate in the love-hate relationship you have with taxes with these 5 tips. Mortgage interest “The largest tax break available to homeowners is directly tied to the monthly payment you’ve made each month, as for most, a significant portion of your total amount due goes towards interest,” says Lisa Green, VP of Loan Origination for Allen Tate Mortgage. The good news here is...
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6 Jul 2017

Beautiful baths

These 8 spa-worthy master baths have us swooning! Check out our picks for the best of the best baths below. 15630 June Washam Road, Davidson, NC 28036 7010 High Oak Drive, Matthews, NC 28104 145 Old Post Road, Mooresville, NC 28117 611 Forest Lane, Rock Hill, SC 29730 4317 Brinley Cove Court, Raleigh, NC 27614 8501 Society Place, Raleigh, NC 27615 8704 Chewton Glen Drive, Waxhaw NC 28173 10603 New Town Road, Marvin, NC 28173...
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13 Jun 2017

Perfect patios

Ah, sweet summertime. The kids are out of school, the temperatures are rising and the outdoors are calling! If you're like us, you likely want to soak up as much summer as possible--and what better space to do that than some of these gorgeous patios? 226 Ethan Drive, High Point, NC 27265 712 Woodcliff Court, Waxhaw, NC 28173 8501 Society Place, Raleigh, NC 27615 12627 Ninebark Trail, Charlotte, NC 28278 14001 Grand Palisades Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28278 20817 Pointe Regatta Drive, Cornelius, NC 28031 802 Northern Shores Point, Greensboro, NC 274455  ...
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14 Mar 2017

Relax and recharge

Unwind after a long day at work with our picks for the best spa-like sanctuaries below. 2821 Hampton Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207 4615 Dove Field Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081 9055 Mount Carmel Road, Stokesdale, NC 27357 8373 Tuscany Drive, Lewisville, NC 27023 4224 Crooked Creek Road, Climax, NC 27233 3649 Richwood Circle, Kannapolis, NC 28081 1418 Eden Lane, Raleigh, NC 27608 4317 Brinley Cove Court, Raleigh, NC 27614...
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30 Jan 2017

Big game approved

Fact: Americans will consume an estimated 1.25 billion chicken wings this Sunday. Need a space to chow down on some wings while you watch the big game? We've got you covered with our picks for the best game-viewing spots in the Carolinas. 3508 Willow Grove Court, Greensboro, NC 27410 627 Canvas Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587 114 Baybreeze Court, Mooresville, NC 28117 143 Barksdale Lane, Moorsville NC 28117 1509 Reflection Pointe Boulevard, Belmont, NC 28012 229 Cedar Lake Drive, Statesville, NC 28625 8403 Skye Lochs Drive, Waxhaw, NC 28173   18616 Hammock Lane, Davidson, NC 28036...
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27 Jan 2017

#FBF Before closing, don’t do these 5 things

You’re approved! The contract is signed on the house, the closing date is set and you are ready to go! But hold on. Don’t go buying new appliances for the new house or a new car for the new commute just yet! Why? Because your credit is monitored right up to the day you sign the contract. Lenders will question any big transaction or change in financial status until you have the keys in hand. So be aware that not only is a credit check run when you apply for a mortgage, but another is run just before you close. So avoid these 5 things before closing on your home—or risk losing it before it’s even yours! Don't change your job status. Banks...
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20 Jan 2017

Beat the blues. Banish the blahs.

So it’s winter in the Carolinas. And yep, our friends and family in more hostile climates make fun of us when we whine, pout and post memes of how much we want to be at the beach with bare feet. Nevertheless, the struggle is real, and winter woes can sneak up on us before we can say “Jack Frost.” Science agrees. According to WebMD, the gloomy and shorter days each winter in much of the country is biologically felt to some degree by an estimated one in four of us, magically ending by April and the coming of springtime weather. For most people, it manifests as the winter blahs, and keeps you in an "I-can't-wait-for-winter-to-end" state of mind. It can also...
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