Author: Allen Tate Companies

22 Jan 2013

Common Questions for First-Time Home Buyers

common questionsWhy should I buy instead of rent?

You can deduct the cost of mortgage loan interest from your federal and state income taxes, as well as the property taxes you pay as a home owner. The value of your home will appreciate over time. And nothing beats the joy of having a place to call your own.

Should I use a Realtor?

Absolutely! The detailed process of buying a home, qualifying for a mortgage and signing the papers at closing can be overwhelming for even experienced buyers. A Realtor can help you find a home to meet your needs and price range; negotiate the best price; guide you through the paperwork; and serve as a trusted advisor during the home-buying process – and beyond.

18 Jan 2013

At Allen Tate Company, It’s Awards Season

Realtors® recognized for achievements in 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 18, 2013) – With the weather ranging from a balmy 80 degrees, to below freezing (with snow and sleet) in the past week, there may be some question about the season in the Carolinas. But at Allen Tate Company – there’s no question. It’s Awards Season.

Beginning January 24, Allen Tate Company kicks off its annual awards banquets, to recognize the accomplishments of its top performing agents and supporting professionals during 2012. Ten regional events are held in Allen Tate markets throughout the company’s footprint in North and South Carolina, culminating in an Awards Gala on March 9 at the Charlotte Country Club.

15 Jan 2013

Allen Tate Company Names Stephanie Fessel as Director of Professional Development

stephanie fesselCHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 15, 2013) Allen Tate Company, the Carolinas’ leading real estate company, has named Stephanie Fessel as Director of Professional Development.

In her new role, Fessel will oversee training and leadership development programs for Allen Tate Realtors®, leadership and staff, including the company’s exclusive Winner’s Edge training program for new agents.

A career sales trainer and former retail manager, Fessel has enjoyed a highly successful real estate career since 2001, most recently serving as Director of Career Development for a national franchise brokerage firm. She is the creator of Momentum Sales Academy™, a training and coaching program focused on helping both real estate and sales professionals gain momemtum in their career and achieve maximum results.

10 Jan 2013

Drips, Leaks, Drains, and Clogs

dripsLeakPostPhotoMany of life’s little household emergencies often start with a water issue – either a leak or a lack of it. At best, it’s an inconvenience. At worst, it’s a flood. But either way, it’s a problem that likely needs immediate (and sometimes expert) attention.

While many plumbing problems can be remedied with simple tools or a temporary fix, it’s always a wise plan to build a relationship with a local and trusted plumber. But when should you fix it yourself and when should you hire a professional?

That depends on the type of problem and your comfort level and skills. Here are some common plumbing problems that you may be able to remedy yourself:

8 Jan 2013

Allen Tate Announces Winner of At Home with the Carolina Panthers Contest

contest winnerAsheville man wins $1,000 Lowe’s Gift Card

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 8, 2013) It may only take up a corner of the living room, but Steven Currie is tremendously proud of the custom-made cabinet that holds his prized Carolina Panthers collectibles.

And now Currie has yet another reason to like this one-of-a-kind case: it just won him $1,000.

The Asheville, N.C. man was recently selected as the grand prize winner of the At Home with the Carolinas Panthers Contest, sponsored by Allen Tate Company, the Carolinas’ #1 real estate company and Official Partner of the Carolina Panthers.

4 Jan 2013

Allen Tate Property Featured on Luxury Portfolio

lake norman propertyLake Norman Luxury Property

http://www.luxuryportfolio.com/blog/2013/01/03/Lake-Norman-Luxury-Property

Lake Norman is well known for its excellent bass fishing and picturesque views, but if you are looking for a great piece of luxury property, this location has a lot to offer you. This man-made lake was created in the 1960s and it quickly attracted the attention of people who wanted to break away from the urban Charlotte setting, but didn’t want to go too far. Lake Norman is only 15 minutes from uptown Charlotte but thanks to great city planning, it feels like a totally different world.

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