Dec. 20, 2019

Your Home Ownership Journey

Allen Tate President/CEO Pat Riley shares milestones to plan for.

There’s an old saying that there are three things that matter in real estate: location, location, location. But while location is certainly important, homeownership is really more of a journey, not a fixed destination.

“When you take ownership of ...

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Nov. 22, 2019

14 Weekend Getaways

14 weekend getaways within 3 hours of Charlotte, North Carolina

Even though we love living in Charlotte, a charming town between the coast and the mountains, it’s nice to get out of town and explore every now and then. Fortunately, we have access to so many incredible destinations within a ...

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Posted in Buying, Community, Fun Times
Nov. 15, 2019

6 reasons why you should attend an open house

Attending a handful of open houses might be one of the smartest decisions you’ll make during the entire home buying process.

Besides the fact that you’ll get to check out tons of homes in various price points, walking through open houses before you start your home search allows you to ...

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Oct. 4, 2019



As a parent, it’s hard to watch your kids struggle with anything, but watching them struggle to buy a house can be especially tough. We all want the best for our offspring, and owning a home is one of the best ways to build wealth — so if kids ...

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April 8, 2019

2019 Will Be A Great Year for Real Estate

Many homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their houses for sale. However, the truth is that buyers who were unable to find a home last year are out in force, and there are even more coming!

NerdWallet’s 2018 ...

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Feb. 26, 2019

The Ultimate Packing Guide

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Posted in Buying, Selling
Feb. 26, 2019

20% Down, No More!

One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home  **Request more information on NC Buyer programs here!

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the ...

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Jan. 29, 2019

Houses with Hangars

While we are familiar with Charlotte Douglas International Airport,there are quite a few airports and airparks out there for us to use to get in and out of this growing city. Also, if you are an aviator or aviator junkie, you can own a home with a Hangar, or ...

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Posted in Buying, Community, Selling
Jan. 22, 2019

8 Kitchen Cleaning Hacks



As a self-proclaimed neat freak, I can appreciate a good cleaning tip or two. And with Thanksgiving exactly one month away, I’m kicking up my cleaning game. Looking for ways to deep clean your kitchen before you invite the masses over to feast on turkey and sweet potato ...

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Jan. 7, 2019

How Much House Can I Afford?


How much house can I afford?


Shopping for homes before realistically evaluating your monthly capacity to service a mortgage is like falling in love with a golden retriever puppy before you’ve read the rental property contract clause about pet ownership. And that’s no fun, my friends.

“Many times we ...

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Posted in Buying