Author: Allen Tate Companies

10 Jul 2018

5 home inspiration projects we love from local interior designers

In our humble opinion, we live in one of the most gorgeous regions in the country. The Carolinas are filled with lush forests, breathtaking mountains, winding rivers and a marvelous coastline, so it’s only fitting that our homes have the same level of wow factor! Luckily, there is an abundance of incredibly talented interior designers in our region who are more than equipped to help make your design goals a reality. Whether you’re looking for a simple seasonal refresh, a kitchen remodel or a complete renovation, these talented local designers are here to help. We gathered up a healthy dose of home inspiration to help you get started, featuring five awe-inspiring interior design projects we love. Of course, your home is...
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26 Jun 2018

The 19 best farmers’ markets in Charlotte and the surrounding areas [interactive map]

Charlotte Farmers Markets
When it comes to fresh produce, baked goods, meat — well, any food really — there’s no debating that locally sourced products just taste better! And in the Charlotte area, there are more than a few options for shopping local. Our region boasts an abundance of farmers’ markets, each one serving as a gathering place for friends and neighbors, a fun weekend activity, and a one-stop shop for your weekly groceries. Some markets focus solely on produce and baked goods from local vendors, but others offer clothing, flowers, art and more! You can even find international flavors and specialty items at almost all of the local markets — in short, all of the items you need to make your meals...
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8 Jun 2018

9 Fourth of July events and fireworks displays in the Triad, North Carolina

It’s almost time to celebrate America’s birthday! We look forward to this holiday every year because it presents the opportunities to gather with friends and family, host a community barbecue, and “ooh” or “ah” at the local fireworks display. There are so many fantastic local events and fireworks shows happening this year in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and the surrounding areas, so we rounded up a few of the best ones to help you plan your Independence Day celebration. Have fun out there and don’t forget your red, white and blue!   July 3rd in the Park | Burlington When: July 3, 5-9 pm Where: Burlington City Park You can kick off the Fourth of July festivities a bit early at this get-together in...
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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

Top 12 best brunch locations in Charlotte

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! Keep reading to see our picks for the top 12 best brunch locations in Charlotte.    Terrace Facebook | Instagram | Brunch Menu 4625 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite 10 OR 14815 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 150 Breakfast is served all day at Terrace — and thank goodness for that because we can’t get enough of it! The menu reflects Southern charm and influence, but each dish is scratch-made with high quality ingredients. There’s...
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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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