Author: Allen Tate Companies

31 May 2018

9 summer DIY projects from our favorite local bloggers

Summer is coming, which means that many of us are in the midst of our spring cleaning projects — clearing out the old to make room for colorful bright accents and seasonal decor. But no matter how excited we are to revamp our space, it’s hard to get over the hefty price tag that comes with it. Luckily, it’s easy to give your home a brand new look with just a few DIY touches! We turned to these talented local bloggers in North and South Carolina for inspiration. They cover everything from herb planters to headboards, each implementing their own creative point of view into the project. What will you tackle first?   DIY Copper Herb Planters | Forks & Folly Photo...
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24 May 2018

The top 10 summer date ideas in Greenville, South Carolina

When the time comes to plan your next date outing, it can sometimes be difficult to get out of your shell. After all, the dinner-and-a-movie routine is so familiar — and so easy! But there is much more to do in Greenville than sit in a crowded theater. We rounded up some of the best summertime date ideas in town, including something for every personality, taste and budget. So take advantage of the gorgeous weather and go explore Greenville with your sweetheart!   Go horseback riding at Black Horse Run Photo courtesy of Black Horse Run Located on the outskirts of Greenville County, Black Horse Run is a little piece of the Old West tucked away in a picturesque setting. You have the chance...
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11 May 2018

12 things to do over Memorial Day weekend in North Carolina’s Research Triangle

Memorial Day in the Triangle
Memorial Day Weekend is set aside for honoring our fallen heroes — those who gave their lives in service to our country. The holiday has been an American tradition for decades, and warrants a day off of work and school. Many consider the three-day weekend to be the unofficial start of summer (and the first respectable time to wear white pants, if you believe in that sort of thing). So naturally, there is typically an abundance of celebratory events held over the weekend! We gathered a list of 12 fun things to do in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill this Memorial Day. Have fun out there and don’t forget to pay your respects along the way.   You Are Here: Light,...
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6 May 2018

The 12 most iconic brunch places in Charlotte, mapped

After a long week, nothing soothes the soul quite like brunch. This breakfast-meets-lunch feast allows you to enjoy perfectly poached eggs, fluffy biscuits, mimosas and more — all at the lazy hour of 11 am (or later). Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to catch up with friends and loved ones! In Charlotte, we are lucky to be surrounded by an abundance of top-notch cafes and restaurants. So many, in fact, that it can be tough to decide where to start! We rounded up the best brunch destinations in the Charlotte area to make your decision a bit easier when the weekend rolls around. From globally inspired fare to breakfast classics, you’re sure to find something on this list that strikes...
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19 Apr 2018

To protect and serve

In today's busy real estate environment, it's not unusual for a Realtor's phone to ring or ping with a text from a client when they are meeting with another one. Most agents will ignore it or politely excuse themselves for a moment. But when Val Hubber's phone sounds an alert tone, everyone stops and listens – and most understand. Because that's what happens when your entire family – and many of your clients – work in law enforcement. When Val – an award-winning Allen Tate Realtor® in the company's Easley/Powdersville office – married her husband Damon 30 years ago, he worked in manufacturing but had a strong interest in the police academy. "So I knew that's where we were going," Val said. "But...
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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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