Buy a Fixer-Upper or New Construction Home: What’s the Best Decision?

So, you’ve recently decided to buy a home. First of all—congratulations! We know you’ve been working hard to pay down your credit cards, boost your credit score, and scrape together a modest down payment in the process. Your hard work is paying off! Buying a home can be a time consuming, complicated process. With the […]

5 Important Things to Know about Homeowners Insurance and Your Mortgage

As a first-time home buyer, you may feel like there’s a lot going over your head. It’s a serious process, and there’s a ton of information flooding your senses.  But at Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks, we have you covered! Instead of showering you with too much information, let’s look at each element of the home loan process […]

How to Set up Utilities in WNC: A Complete Guide for New Homeowners

There’s a lot of love that goes into buying a home. From discovering the perfect fireplace framed by built-ins to finding a space large enough for a growing household, it’s easy to see the whole process with rose-colored glasses. But unless you’re wealthy enough to have a butler who has a butler, you’ll have to […]

3 Important Reasons to Get a Home Warranty When You Buy a Home

Homeowners insurance. Manufacturers warranties. Builders warranties. And now home warranties? How much coverage does one home need? Actually, each of the options above covers different elements of a home. And while it’s smart to be careful not to pay for duplicate coverages, home warranties can be a smart option for first-time home buyers or buyers […]

Conquer the “Big Three” before You Buy Your Next Home

Buying a home is one of the biggest and most important financial decisions you make. Therefore, it must be complicated, right? There are many steps to buying a home in North Carolina. And even experienced home buyers are bound to have questions along the way. So, how can you be confident that you’re making the […]

4 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home This Winter

As many are dreaming of a white Christmas, you might be wondering if the housing market will see a deep freeze anytime soon. This couldn’t be further from the truth! While it’s true that fewer homes are listed over the holidays, the homes already on the market are maintaining their momentum. There are a lot […]