March 31, 2021

New Construction Trends

Thinking about buying new construction soon or just curious about the latest trends in home design and layout? Here’s what you can expect to see when you tour new construction this year. 

Light wood floors

While wood floors will certainly never go out of style, a new breed of ...

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Jan. 12, 2021

January 2021 Community News


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Jan. 4, 2021

How to buy a house in 2021


In 2020 the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated the already low housing inventory levels we experienced in 2019, leaving the search for affordable housing difficult for buyers.

Examining the facts– the latest data from shows that the inventory of newly listed properties declined by 8.7% nationally, compared to ...

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Posted in Buying
Dec. 20, 2020

15 home features buyers want most


If you’ve watched even five minutes of HGTV you know most buyers are all looking for the same few elements in a home. 

 Curious to see if what buyers like on reality TV aligns with actual reality?

Here’s our list of top home features buyers want most.  ...

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July 18, 2020

4 Tips To Win A Bidding War When Buying A House

Although Covid-19 has impacted our economy, the housing market has not been negatively affected. Compared to the great recession of 2008, where the housing market was at the center of the crisis, home prices are actually rising, not falling. 

Rising housing prices are a result of the lack of ...

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July 17, 2020

Do You Really Need 20% Down

A 20% down payment is often thought of as the gold standard when it comes to putting money down towards the purchase of a home. 

Many first-time home buyers are quickly discouraged when they realize that purchasing a home requires a fifth of the home’s total purchase price up ...

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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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