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Featured in The Laurel Magazine Highlands, NC

When Pat Allen moved to Highlands 24 years ago, she never imagined herself in the world of real estate. Pat and her late husband – sometimes referred to as “the other Pat” or Dr. Pat – opened a bed and breakfast, the Morning Star Inn, i...

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Life Changes…and So Do We!

As I sit and gather my thoughts on Memorial Day, I think about how my own life has changed in a year's time. My dear husband of 33 years passed away suddenly last May and my sweet brother left this world on March 26, 2018. The loss of loved one...

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It’s no secret that Pat Allen Loves the heat of Highlands real estate. As a writer, you come into contact with many personalities. But, by far, one of my favorite people I’ve ever had to write about would be someone I haven’t had the h...

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Mouth of the South Cookbook – By Pat Allen

Looking back to 1994, how could I have known that this simple recipe would change my life!  When my sweet husband, the other “Pat,” and I decided to open a bed and breakfast, I realized I must come up with an original granola recipe.  I h...

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Signs that Now is the Time to Sell Your Home

There are many reasons why it may be time to sell your home. You may need more space to make room for a growing family or you need to downsize after your kids leave the nest. Whatever your motivations, you want to make sure that you’re timing...

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