Category: Upstate

7 Aug 2018

The top 16 things to do in Greenville, South Carolina

Things to do in Greenville
Greenville — with its bustling art scene, bike-friendly attitude, colorful architecture and Southern hospitality — is rising the charts as one of the most desirable places to visit in the country. It’s also one of America’s fastest-growing cities, drawing thousands of people every year who are eager to call this thriving town home. Whether you live here or you’re just visiting, there is so much to keep you entertained. So much, in fact, that it can be tough to decide what to do first. We rounded up a list of the top 16 things to do in the area, from wineries to outdoor activities and everything in between. How many can you check off this list?   Take in the views at...
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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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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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8 Dec 2014

At home in Simpsonville

When you move to a new area, it’s important to get to know a little about it – the place, the people, and the things to see and do in the community. On November 19, Allen Tate Realtors® moved to Simpsonville, South Carolina. Okay, we didn’t really move; we expanded our Upstate presence by opening our fifth Upstate office here, at 672-B Fairview Road. And we’re pretty excited about our new home. Simpsonville hails from humble beginnings, as a stagecoach stop in the 1820s. The town’s name comes from Peter Simpson, a blacksmith who set up a shop here. However, in 1838, the place was assigned a post office with the name Plain. The town developed slowly after the Civil War, adding...
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23 Jun 2014

We’re growing in Greenville!

There never seems to be enough time in our busy lives to get everything done. But in Greenville, South Carolina, life just became a little more convenient. Now you can grab lunch, buy a pair of shoes, catch a movie, play a video game, pick out a new fishing rod and a nine iron – AND shop for a new home, all in the same place. Allen Tate Realtors® is excited to announce our newest location, Greenville – Woodruff Road. Conveniently positioned in the Magnolia Park retail center, near the intersection of Interstates 85 and 385, the location is at the heart of Greenville’s retail corridor. “It’s an exciting time for Greenville, and we’re very excited about expanding our Upstate presence in this...
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10 Mar 2014

Get your green on at St. Patrick’s Day events

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up. You know, that one day of the year when “going green” means something else entirely from how we think of it the rest of year. So get in touch with your inner Irish, and make plans to meet the local leprechauns at the St. Patrick’s Day events and weekend celebrations across the Carolinas. Charlotte hosts an annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival. The Uptown parade starts at 11:00 am on March 15. The festival features Irish music, dancers, bagpipers and vendors. Both events have free admission. Raleigh also hosts a parade beginning at 10:00am on March 15, and the Wearin’ O the Green Festival features music, dancing, food, drink and fun for the...
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20 Jan 2014

A “Day On”: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Giving

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a national day of service. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a "day on, not a day off,” according to For the past 56 years, the Allen Tate Companies have placed giving back to our communities at the forefront of our mission and vision. Our Realtors® and employees have, through the years, generously supported annual campaigns to benefit, United Way, arts and culture, public education and other organizations. One way we do that is through Tate Cares, our charitable giving program. Our focus on this day of giving back, as well what we...
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16 Dec 2013

Are we in a buyer’s or seller’s market?

I’m often asked how the real estate market is doing.  Are we in a buyer’s market or a seller’s market?  So what exactly is a buyer’s market?  A Buyer’s Market is when we have more homes for sale than buyers.  In this market buyers can leverage the over-supply of homes to their advantage and get very favorable terms such as lower prices, receive closing costs and can take their time with selection.  Buyer’s markets are often identified with a depressed market or declining market and the obvious signs are very few offers in a buyer’s market - best offer is the only offer you received and it’s really low. So what exactly is seller’s market?  A Seller’s Market is when we have...
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13 Dec 2013

Friday the 13th

I know some people fear me because they fear my beard. Such people are called Pogonophobics, from the Greek words pogono (for “beard”) and phobia (“fear”). But while only a few Pogonophobics fear my beard, many more suffer from an affliction called Paraskevidekatriaphobia [pair- uh - SKEV - vee - day - CAT - tree - uh - FOE - bee – uh]. Paraskevidekatriaphobics harbor a deep, morbid fear of Friday the 13th. If today’s date is upsetting you, you may be among the world’s estimated 21 million Paraskevidekatriaphobics. Paraskevidekatriaphobia comes from the Greek words paraskevi (meaning “Friday”), dekatreís (for “thirteen”), and phobia (“fear”). For those who suffer from this widespread fear, 2013 has been a particularly difficult year as there...
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11 Dec 2013

I Love Real Estate

I asked a group of Allen Tate agents what they were grateful for this holiday season. They replied, with much enthusiasm: “My job!” As you think about what gifts you hope to receive – or what the New Year might bring, perhaps it is a new career … one that brings YOU the joy that our real estate agents share.  What do I personally love about real estate? Here’s my list. I want to learn something new every day, and real estate gives me that opportunity. I am a giver of joy. Telling first-time buyers that their offer has been accepted makes me forever a part of their home ownership experience. I can create my own schedule around my life. I wear many hats and I...
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