Category: Luxury Homes

14 Dec 2015

Allen Tate Luxury Portfolio Online Collection – Edition 5

The latest Allen Tate Luxury Portfolio Online Collection  has arrived! From luxurious lakefront living to charming urban chateaus in walkable neighborhoods, this magazine features some of the finest properties in the Carolinas. Each luxury property featured offers the reader color photos, a detailed property description and agent contact information. The magazine links directly to additional property photos and listing price. To explore additional luxury properties available in the Carolinas, please visit the Allen Tate Luxury Portfolio Collection. Phyllis Brookshire President, Allen Tate Realtors®...
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21 May 2015

Allen Tate Luxury Portfolio Online Collection – Volume 2

The Allen Tate Luxury Portfolio Online Collection May Edition has arrived!   From lake front properties to countryside estates, this magazine features some of the finest properties in the Carolinas. Each luxury property featured offers the reader color photos, a detailed property description and agent contact information. The magazine links directly to additional property photos and listing price. To explore additional luxury properties available in the Carolinas, please visit the Allen Tate Luxury Portfolio Collection. Phyllis Brookshire President, Allen Tate Realtors®...
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30 Mar 2015

Introducing Allen Tate Luxury Portfolio Online Collection

For 58 years, Allen Tate Company has had an outstanding reputation for marketing distinguished properties and exceeding the expectations of luxury homebuyers across the Carolinas. Luxury transactions – defined as homes listed at $750,000 or above in our markets – require special care and consideration, from customized marketing to the utmost in privacy and discretion for both buyer and seller. Luxury homes are often one-of-a-kind properties, each with their own unique story to tell. Allen Tate excels at serving the luxury client. Our experienced, professional Realtors® have a keen ability to coordinate the details of today’s sophisticated luxury transactions to provide the most comprehensive and exceptional experience. We’re pleased to present a new product that showcases luxury listings, the Allen Tate Luxury Portfolio Online Collection. This...
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16 Oct 2014

Luxury on the Carolina Coast

One of the great perks of living in the Carolinas is the proximity to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Whether it’s the lure of year-round golf, fresh seafood right off the boat, coastal architecture or simply the crisp ocean air, many people just can’t get enough of coastal living and purchase a vacation home, or even a permanent residence, in one of the many communities on the coast. Sunset Beach, North Carolina is no exception. Perhaps that’s why Southern Living magazine has chosen it as the site of their next Custom Builder Program Showcase Home. Is it time to follow your dream of owning a home near one of the Carolinas’ beautiful beaches? If so, contact Allen...
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22 Aug 2014

Luxury Lakeside Living

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 …)...
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21 Feb 2014

Luxury Real Estate: A View Review

“I just bought a small condo overlooking the water. The water is in a cup, one floor below my unit.” ― Jarod Kintz, “This Book Has No Title” We have all heard the three most important rules of real estate: “location, location, location.” One piece of the location criteria is view. The best piece of advice that I can give anyone purchasing real estate, particularly in the luxury market, is this: Do not buy a view you do not own. Take a waterfront property for example. From the rear porch, the water stretches out in front of you, with a gorgeous sunset view. Before you decide that this is the home for you, take a close look at property lines. Does your view run across...
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24 Jan 2014

What Every Luxury Home Buyer Should Know — Get Pre-Approved

Congratulations. You have worked hard and are ready to make the move into the luxury real estate market. The same general rules of purchasing a home will apply, just as they always have, but there are some differences you should consider. Starting the mortgage process early is always the best first step, and one that many luxury buyers skip. They have plenty of money and good credit, so the question of financing is often never raised. Yet, for the luxury buyer, it is often more important to start this process early. Finances in this realm tend to be more complex. Due to the larger liability on these purchases, lenders, underwriters, and home sellers look at potential purchasers with more scrutiny. In this...
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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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30 Oct 2013

A Property Wish List Provides Focus

When heading to the grocery store, it’s usually best to bring a list of what you want. That way, you don’t get distracted by splashy sales and promotions and forget to buy the items you really need. How about keeping a shopping list–or a wish list– handy during your house hunt? It’s easy to get sidetracked by gleaming new appliances and lose track of the essentials you were hoping for in the first place. Making a wish list ahead of time also helps you focus, and it can help your Allen Tate Realtor® by providing guidance into what matters most to you. Here’s a sampling of topics to consider including when jotting down your list: - What is your ideal price range? - How...
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