Belmont Christmas Parade – 2015

Christmas FloatGrab a chair and/or a blanket and head to Main Street in Belmont for the annual Christmas Parade! A great way to get into the holiday mood. Enjoy floats, bands and of course an appearance by Santa!

Parade to begin at the corner of Main Street & Catawba Street

Belmont Christmas Parade – 2014

Take part in one of Belmont’s greatest annual events, with thousands lining the streets to see the floats, bands and other entries. 

Route: Begins at S Main Street & Ends at Crescent Park/E Catawba Street.

Parade to begin at 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Belmont Tree Lighting – 2014

Ring in the holidays at Belmont’s annual tree lighting ceremony complete with music & refreshments. Good times for all ages.

Festivities begin at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

Belmont Christmas Parade-2013

Take part in one of Belmont’s greatest annual events, with thousands lining the streets to see the floats, bands and other entries.

Route: Beigns at S Main Street & Ends at Crescent Park/E Catawba Street

Belmont Tree Lighting-2013

Ring in the holidys at Belmont’s annual tree lighitng ceremony complete with music & refreshments. Good times for all ages.

Real Estate: 2013 Parades, Parades and more Parades

It’s getting to be that time of year again! If you love parades or just looking for something to do, then take a look at all the parade action happening around the Lake Norman area. 

Concord Christmas Parade-2013 
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November 23 @ 2:30 – 3:30 pm 

Mooresville Christmas Parade-2013
November 26 @ 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Thanksgiving Day Parade in Charlotte-2013
November 28 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Belmont Christmas Parade-2013
December 3 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mount Holly Christmas Parade-2013
December 4 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Fort Mill Christmas Parade-2013
December 7 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade-2013
December 7 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Denver Christmas Parade-2013
December 7 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

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September 2009

I am sure you are familiar with the stimulus provision that provides an $8,000 tax credit to first-time buyers if you purchase and close on a home prior to December 1, 2009. This is an amazing opportunity for first-time buyers to take advantage of the current real estate market benefits. Just what are the current benefits? First, affordability is at an all-time high. According to the National Association of Realtors, 72.3% of Americans can afford to buy the median priced house with their median family income. This number has never been higher since we began keeping records. Second, interest rates remain historically low. So long as you have good credit and stable, documentable income, rates remain between 5% and 5.5% for a conventional loan. I anticipate these will rise as the economy continues to improve, Third, inventory levels are high, providing you with a wide choice for the home of your dreams. Builder spec models, resale homes and distressed properties are all in great supply. Lastly, the $8,000 tax credit provides you with real cash if you are a first-time buyer (or if you have not owned a home in the previous three years). Please consult with your tax advisor for details on this program. So, why is this last call? With the tax credit currently set to expire on December 1, 2009 you have a limited time to take advantage. If you already own your own home and are considering a move, I anticipate interest rates will rise and inventory levels will drop next year. This will reduce affordability as the economy improves and make your move-up purchase more costly. Pull the trigger now and take advantage of this last call! Call the Lee Ann Miller Team Today!


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It’s Time to Get off the Fence

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Buying a home is one of life’s most important decisions – and one of the most gratifying. Yet today’s economy has kept home buyers “on the fence” – and paralyzed about moving forward in pursuit of their goals and dreams. “Lack of decision making results in deferred dreams and lost opportunities,” said Rhoda and Jeffrey Makoff, authors of Get Off the Fence! “But you want to feel that you have made the right choices at each opportunity, especially the major crossroads.” “When you have decided what your dream is, what your goals are and what your plan is, all you need to do is get off the fence and just do it,” said business philosopher Jim Rohn. “Making the effort to get off the fence is the hardest move, as after that, everything will flow easily as you put your plans in motion.” Lower home prices, interest rates at 25-year low, and a strong inventory make this a perfect time to buy a home. If you’re ready to make a move – or just thinking about it, Allen Tate Realtors will make sure you’re standing on solid ground. Let “The Lee Ann Miller Team” know how we can help you get off the fence and get on with living the best possible life.                                                                                Lee Ann Miller Team Logo w/Tate                                                                          704-896-5141 Office                                                             

New tool on my website


 June 2009

Home 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  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  Lee Ann Miller Team Logo w/Tate “The Lee Ann Miller Team” Allen Tate Company 704-896-5141 Office 980-233-3152 Fax

Charlotte, NC Places to Visit (A-I)

Allison Woods    2106 Turnsburg Highway    Statesville, NC 28625    704-872-1930   Andrew Jackson State Park    196 Andrew Jackson Park Road    Lancaster, SC 29720    803-285-3344  Anne Springs Close Greenway    250 Dairy Barn Lane    Fort Mill, SC 29715    803-548-7252 .html Backing Up Classics    4545 Concord Parkway S.    Concord, NC 28027    704-788-9500 Bank Of America Stadium    800 S. Mint Street    Charlotte, NC 28202    704-358-7538 Billy Graham Library    4330 Westmont Drive   Charlotte, NC    704-401-3200
 Broad River Greenway    Riverside Drive    Boiling Springs, NC    704-434-0040 
Carolina Raptor Center    600 Sample Road    Huntersville, NC 28078    704-875-6521 Catawba Cultural Center    1536 Tom Steven Road    Rock Hill, SC  29731    803-328-2427 Catawba Queen Riverboat Queen’s Landing    1459 River Highway    Mooresville, NC 28117    704-663-2628 Charlotte Museum Of History/ Hezekiah Alexander Homesite    3500 Shamrock Drive    Charlotte, NC 28215    704-568-1774  
Charlotte Trolley And Museum    2104 South Boulevard    Charlotte, NC 28203    704-375-0850  Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens    6500 S. New Hope Road    Belmont, NC 28012    704-825-4490 Discovery Place/IMAX Theater    301 S. Tryon Street    Charlotte, NC 28202    704-372-6261 Energy Explorium At McGuire    13339 Hagers Ferry Road    Huntersville, NC 28078    704-875-5600 Gaston County Museum Of Art & History    131 W. Main Street     Dallas, NC 28034     704-922-7681 Historic Brattonsville    1444 Brattonsville Road    McConnells, SC 29726    803-684-2327 Historic Downtown Statesville    111 Depot Lane    Statesville, NC 28677    704-878-3480 Historic Latta Plantation    5225 Sample Road    Huntersville, NC 28078    704-875-2312 Historic Rosedale    3427 N. Tryon Street    Charlotte, NC 28206    704-335-0325 Iredell Museum Of Arts & Heritage    1335 Museum Road    Statesville, NC 28625    704-873-4734 Lee Ann Miller Team Logo w/Tate              704-896-5141 Office