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Mr. Tate has served on the Charlotte Chamber’s Regional Roads Committee, Toll Roads Solutions Committee and others. Some peers feel without his drive and involvement throughout the years, I-485 would not be completed for many more years. The Charlotte Chamber President & CEO, Bob Morgan, said ” For the past 50 years, there has been no greater champion than Allen Tate for planning, funding and building of roads to meet the demands of our region’s growing population”.
What a great honor for a wonderful man. Congratulations Mr. Tate!
No date has been set for an opening or naming ceremony but it is in the works.
So how do you make your dreams come true without breaking the bank?
The key is setting a realistic budget – and understanding the difference between what you want and what you need.
Start by sharing the information below with your Allen Tate Realtor to help determine what you can afford, your preferred location, home size – and what your expectations are.
- Budget – Get pre-qualified now to determine what monthly mortgage payment you can afford and loan amount you qualify for.
- Location – Do you want to be close to work and/or school? In urban, suburban or rural area?
- Size and type of home – How many bedrooms, baths, etc. Single family, townhome or condo?
- Condition of home – Are you looking for a fixer-upper, new construction or an existing home in top condition?
The next step is to create is a simple list regarding the amenities you want. This exercise will help you and your Realtor set priorities:
- Don’t Want
Be sure to include everything you’ve ever dreamed about – maybe granite kitchen countertops, a wood-burning fireplace, a three-car garage, a four-person whirlpool, the best school district in the city and other features. Then decide where these amenities belong on the list. Also include the deal breakers – a two-story home, corner lot, busy street, etc.
By prioritizing the amenities on your list, you and your agent will get a clear picture of what you might be willing to trade off for the right location.
By helping your agent play matchmaker between you and your next home, you’ll hopefully find the home with what’s most important to you – and a few pleasant surprises as well.
The clock tower is expected to be complete by early 2015.
Happy Hot Summer!
If you’re like most of our friends, there’s a good chance you’re on the move – attending sporting events, enjoying outdoor gatherings, traveling to the beach, lake or neighborhood pool. And Allen Tate has a new contest, just for you.
The Allen Tate Summer on the Move Sweepstakes celebrates TateMobile(m.allentate.com), the mobile website and apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. With TateMobile, you’re never far away from Allen Tate.
So that you’re always well-connected, we’re giving away an iPad2 with WiFi (16GB) –actually, two of them, valued at $499 each.
Registration is easy. Simply go to www.allentate.com/leeannmiller and click on the Summer on the Move logo on the left side of the page. Complete the registration form and you’re done.
You’re also welcome to share this information with your family and friends and encourage them to enter the contest as well. They must live in NC or SC; be 18 years of age or older at the time of registration; and have a valid e-mail address. Limit one entry per person. No purchase is required. Registration ends at midnight on August 31, 2011, and the winners will be announced in early September 2011.
We hope you’ll take a few minutes to enter the contest, and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for you to win.
And if there’s anything we can help you with, please feel free to call or e-mail us. It’s always great to hear from you.
Good Luck! The Lee Ann Miller Team
Forbes.com recently posted the top five cities where home prices will likely rise and Charlotte was one of them. This is good news but don’t expect it to happen overnight. They will likely inch, rather than fly, and not all areas will be the same. Charlotte, NC is one of the areas where economist believe is showing an early sign of strengthening and the home prices are predicted to rise. Moody’s Economy.com provided Forbes with their housing price forecast for the country’s 40 largest metropolitan statistical areas. These are the top five (1) Atlanta, GA (2) Austin, TX (3) Baltimore, MD (4) Boston, MA & (5) Charlotte, NC. Charlotte’s percentage change over the next five years is predicted to look like this 1 year, 2009: -8.15%, 3 year, 2009-2012: 3.54% and 5 year, 2009-2014: 12.20%. Let’s hope they are close. That’s great news for all of us.
704-896-5141 Office www.LeeAnnMiller.com
Forbes.com (September 18th 2009)
June 2009Home values certainly are among the many questions I get when asked about how the real estate market is performing. Fortunately, I have many resources available to me that allow me to provide that information to you. The CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) is the best way for me to determine the value of your home, but if you’d like to do a little research on your own, I have a new tool on my website that you will love! I am now updating my website every hour to include recent sales in the Charlotte market with the active listings. Want to know what homes in your neighborhood are selling for? Moving up and need recent sales data in another community? Thinking of an investment property and need to know values to determine where you should buy? I have the information! Simply go to www.allentate.com/LeeAnnMiller and click the “TateMap Interactive Search” button. From there, zoom in to your area (or zoom directly to a subdivision from the button at the top). You will see the active listings by default. Hover over any active listing and click the link to view recent sales. Sold homes going back 12 months will now be represented by the gray pushpins. Remember … the data is important in determining values. The expertise I bring that analyzes that data and makes adjustments for location, condition and other factors is critical. Feel free to look around – I am always happy to meet with you and discuss your questions on values or any of your other real estate needs. Best wishes for a great summer! Lee Ann Miller “The Lee Ann Miller Team” Allen Tate Company 704-896-5141 Office 980-233-3152 Fax LeeAnn.Miller@allentate.com www.LeeAnnMiller.com
*National Association of Realtors 2008 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers
For information Contact The Lee Ann Miller Team
Good Real Esate News To Report For Charlotte, NCApril 2009 As we continue to weather the current economic conditions, I have good news to report. I am selling houses! Clearly, some of the media will have us think that the housing market is at a standstill. Please understand, this is not true. In fact, some more good news might surprise you! I am often asked, “When do you think the real estate market will get better?” My response is simple … “For whom?” For the first-time buyer … NEVER! With a $8,000 federal tax credit (real cash, not a deduction) for first-time buyers and interest rates hovering around 5%, the market will never be better. If you’d like more information on this amazing opportunity or know of someone that should take advantage of this limited time offer, please call me. The credit is set to expire November 30. For the investor buyer … NEVER! What an opportunity to diversify your investment portfolio and add real estate as an asset to your long-term financial goals. With interest rates low, an ample supply of inventory to choose from including new construction opportunities that minimize maintenance costs in the near term, the market will never be better. Interested in knowing what this means to you specifically? Call me! For the move-up buyer … NEVER! With the current market pricing, the time to sell your current home for less than its previous value and purchasing a larger home at a comparable percentage discount results in real returns. Add to that savings the differential in the current interest rates vs. where the rates could be when you make the move in the future, the differential could be hundreds of thousands in savings. The market for you will never be better. As you see, there is good news out there for many real estate consumers. I assure you that many will look back at 2009 and classify it as a “lost opportunity” if you do not take advantage. If you have any questions or just want to chat, give me a call —Lee Ann Miller 704-896-5141 Office www.LeeAnnMiller.com Allen Tate Company