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Wendell Falls Homeowners Enjoy Holiday Sip and Shop!

Wendell Falls Homeowners Enjoy Holiday Sip and Shop!

We continue to share how amazing the Wendell Falls neighborhood is from its gorgeous views and fantastic amenities to its friendly atmosphere.  This past weekend was yet another reason that our homeowners love living in a Homes By Dickerson custom design in Wendell Falls: the chance to ring in The Holiday Season with neighbors and new friends!

Homes By Dickerson was excited to participate in the annual Sip and Shop festivities in Wendell Falls, coordinated by Newland Communities.  Vendors from all over the area displayed their beautiful wares just in time for the gift-giving season as residents of Wendell and invited guests were able to tour our award-winning model home and enjoy delicious holiday refreshments!  Not only did guests have the opportunity to see firsthand our craftsmanship and attention to detail, but they also were able to envision their friends and family celebrating the holidays in The Home of Their Life!  This was a great opportunity for us to explain how they could receive $5000 towards any of our move-in ready homes if they go to contract by the end of the year!*

This is not by far the first homeowner event that Homes By Dickerson in Wendell Falls has been involved in and it definitely will not be the last.  We love any opportunity to connect people together in our custom-designed homes!  We received rave reviews from everyone who was able to attend and we are already looking forward to next year’s event!

For more information on how you can become a Homes By Dickerson homeowner in Wendell Falls, please contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

You can also click here to view all of our move-in ready homes.  Do not forget that you can receive up to $5000 when you go to contract on any of these homes by 12/31/2018.  You can also receive $10,000 on a pre-sale when you go to contract by the same date as well!*

*See Sales Agent for details

Check out these great photos from the fun-filled afternoon!

 

 

 

Capture your holiday memories in one of these Triangle-area move-in ready homes!

Capture your holiday memories in one of these Triangle-area move-in ready homes!

Now that you are reading this I want you to grab a hot beverage and take a moment for yourself.  I know that your to do list is long-and the upcoming Holidays just make them longer-but you can always spare a moment to dream and design.  Close your eyes and imagine all of the precious memories you will soon be making with your family.  Whether you picture baking with little ones or hosting extended family, the next few months are bound to be special for everyone.  Now, open your eyes and take a look around.  Could you use a bump out for that stunning tree, a larger island for your family to gather, or a guest suite for your in-laws?  Maybe you want custom-designed shelving in your pantry and bedrooms to better organize your life?  And there is nothing like elegant trim work to make your holiday decorations pop!  Homes By Dickerson’s custom designs offer all of these things and so much more to capture each of those wonderful holiday memories!  Retreat to your luxurious master suite and enjoy your stand-alone tub or spacious shower as you unwind from your productive days; whip up a delicious feast in your gourmet kitchen for those relatives about to grace your doorstep; all the while taking in beautiful views both inside and outside “The Home of Your Life”.  After all, this is about you: your memories, your family, and your life.

Homes By Dickerson has move-in ready homes all over the Triangle ready for you to christen with your family traditions!  And now you can take advantage of our holiday pricing PLUS an additional $5000 towards appliances and/or closing costs*!  Choose the floorplan and award-winning neighborhood that best fits your family’s needs and make plans this year to capture holiday memories in “The Home of Your Life!”

For more information on any of our high-performance, move-in ready homes across The Triangle, please contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

 

*$5,000 to be used towards appliances and/or closing costs with use of preferred lender & attorney and must go to contract by 12/31/2018.  See Sales Agent for Details. Sales and Marketing by Homes By Dickerson Real Estate, LLC

City Kitchen Realtor Social December 4th

City Kitchen Realtor Social December 4th

City Kitchen Realtor Social December 4th!
Ring in the Holidays with the Homes By Dickerson team at our next Realtor Social!  Join us Tuesday, December 4th from 4:30-6:30 pm for amazing food and drinks and some merry mingle with your fellow colleagues.  You will also learn more about our fantastic communities in Durham and Chapel Hill including Briar Chapel, Henderson Place, 751 South and Crystal Lake at Croasdaile Farm.  From master-planned amenities and stunning views to spacious home sites and custom designs, each of these communities offer something different for your clients.  While the drinks will be refreshing and the food delicious, we hope you will attend to hear about all that is new and exciting with Homes By Dickerson, including some special incentives on our beautiful move-in ready homes!  Ask us how your client can receive up to $5000 when they purchase one of our custom, move-in ready homes by the end of  the year* AND how you can receive 3% Commission!

For more information on any of our move-in ready custom designs, please contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

We hope to see you at the Realtor Social on Tuesday, December 4th at City Kitchen in Chapel Hill!

*$5000 to be used towards appliances and/or closing costs with use of preferred lender and attorney and must close by 12/20/18.  $10,000 incentive to be used towards design center options on a pre-sale home with a contract date on or before 12/31/2018.  Promotion subject to change.  See Agent for Details

Final Opportunity in Haywood-A Homes By Dickerson exclusive community!

Final Opportunity in Haywood-A Homes By Dickerson exclusive community!

Final Opportunity in Haywood!
It is hard to believe that there is only one opportunity remaining in this beautiful enclave of Homes By Dickerson custom homes!  It seems like only yesterday that our team was introduced to this piece of land perfectly located off Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.   As we walked the site and considered both the challenges and rewards, we envisioned a neighborhood which would exude southern charm by offering an unique and stunning entrance, one of the most beautiful streetscapes imaginable, and an array of custom designs with the highest attention to quality and craftsmanship.

Now, there is but one move-in ready home left for you to make  “The Home of YOUR Life!”


 






 

The History of Haywood
In just shy of three short years, Haywood has gone under development, had a spectacular Grand Opening, featured the 2015 Duke Progress Energy home, won multiple Parade of Home and MAME distinctions, and was chosen to host the 2016 HGTV Smart Home!  Needless to say, this community has had its share of accolades and has been a shining star for the duration.  Here are a few highlights:

Grand Opening 2015                     

GO team

GO golf cart

GO beverage table

GO jams
GO signage

HGTV® Smart Home 2016

001_Main Exterior
014_Kitchen (1)
011_Living Room
018_Kitchen
024_Master Bedroom (3)
028_Master Bathroom (1)
031_Upper Landing (1)
044_Fitness Room (1)

However, the fanfare and excitement is not finished as we have one more opportunity for you to find “The Home of Your Life” here in Haywood!

Ask us how you can make this custom design “The Home of YOUR Life!”

Our current homeowners live these accolades every day as they drive into their award-winning community, cruise down their impeccably-landscaped streets and enter into their spacious, custom-designed and custom-built homes.  Contact us today to learn how you also can call Haywood home: 919-917-3132 or info@HomesByDickerson.com

 

 

HBD Homeowners Enjoy Fall Potluck in Wendell Falls

HBD Homeowners Enjoy Fall Potluck in Wendell Falls

Homes By Dickerson Homeowners Enjoy a Delicious Fall Potluck in Wendell Falls!
As a home builder, our goal is to do more than just build houses.  Our passion is to build homes where people can share their lives with their neighbors, forming lasting relationships and a sense of community.  However, that is not always as easy as it sounds.  It takes a special group of homeowners who have chosen a neighborhood for the same reasons and it takes a builder who is dedicated to nurturing and developing those relationships.  Wendell Falls is the perfect example of that specific scenario.  The Homes By Dickerson homeowners who have chosen to call Wendell Falls home have naturally come together to start forming that bond.  Though they come from all walks of life (empty nesters, professionals, young parents, mature families), they have found common interests provided by the area, lifestyle and amenities of this award-winning community and have expanded upon that foundation to create lasting friendships.

In order to support the growing sense of community among our Wendell Falls homeowners, Homes By Dickerson decided to invite all of its Wendell Falls homeowners to a Fall Potluck in our new model home on November 17th!  Residents were encouraged to bring a favorite recipe to share with neighbors and the HBD team.  Bonds were strengthened, new friendships developed, and a good time was had by all!

We are incredibly proud of every community that we build in-each one is unique and wonderful in its own way-but there is something truly special about the wooded views, sounds of water, and winding paths of Wendell Falls.  Not to mention the togetherness created by The Farmhouse meeting place and Grounds Cafe!  Here are a few pictures of our wonderful event and we look forward to many more to come!















For more information on how you can become a Homes By Dickerson homeowner in Wendell Falls, contact Whitney White at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com.  You can also check out our move-in ready opportunities so that you can call yourself a Wendell Falls homeowner before the end of the year!

Another Wake County Parade of Homes for the Books!

Another Wake County Parade of Homes for the Books!

Every year The Homes By Dickerson team spends countless months, long days into long nights, making sure that Parade of Homes accurately represents the best of our talents, the best of our resources, and the best of our passions.  Our reasoning is clear: We want our buyers to know that we can make their dreams a reality.  We want our homeowners to walk through the rooms we have built for them,  envisioning their life held within those very walls.  We want to continue researching, brainstorming, perfecting, designing, and building the best custom, high-performance homes available.  Parade of Homes allows us to do just that.  At the end of the day, it is not about the awards or the accolades within our industry-though we are honored to receive them.  We are just excited to take a breath, enjoy the moment, and start planning our showstoppers for 2019.  Here is to another fantastic Parade of Homes and to some incredible results from the Wake County and Durham/Orange/Chatham Parade of Homes Galas with all 8 of our 2018 Parade Homes winning an award!

 

2018 Homes By Dickerson Parade Winners

GOLD WINNER!
MacTavish: The Garrison A “Tangled up in Blue”
6901 Ray Family Farm Court, Raleigh
To view this tour, please click here
4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 4196 sf
Home Site 11
$800,000

GOLD WINNER!
Wendell Falls: The Concord B “Southern Comfort”
416 Vintage Point Lane, Wendell
To view this tour, please click here
3 bedrooms, 3.0 baths, 2969 sf
Home Site 231
$500,000


GOLD WINNER!
Wendell Falls: The Preston B “By the Bluff”
1657 Tunnel Street, Wendell
To view this tour, please click here
4 bedrooms, 3.0 baths, 2004 sf
Home Site 553
$350,000

GOLD WINNER!
Briar Chapel: The Concord E “In the City”
146 Logbridge Road, Chapel Hill
To view this tour, please click here
3 bedrooms, 3.0 baths, 2966 sf
Home Site 1824
$577,000

GOLD WINNER!
Henderson Place: The Chatham Forest I “Moody Modern”
4215 Henderson Place, Pittsboro
To view this tour, please click here
4 bedrooms, 3.0 baths, 3680 sf
Home Site 4215
$760,000

SILVER WINNER!
Traditions at Wake Forest: The Arramore B “Easy Living”
1209 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest
To view this tour, please click here
4 bedrooms, 4.0 baths, 3451 sf
Home Site 68
$650,000

 

BRONZE WINNER!
Sunset Bluffs: The Essington B “Quiet Moments”
2501 Plowridge Road, Fuquay Varina
To view this tour, please click here
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2973 sf
Home Site 236
$475,000

BRONZE WINNER!
Briar Chapel: The Hamilton B “Chippy Chic”
635 Boulder Point Drive, Chapel Hill
To view this tour, please click here
4 bedrooms, 4.0 baths, 3302 sf
Home Site 1615
$659,900

For more information on any of our Parade Homes or to make one of our  Move-In Ready Homes   “The Home of YOUR Life!”, please visit our website www.HomesbyDickerson.com or contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Parade to “The Home of Your Life!”

Parade to “The Home of Your Life!”

It always takes me a while to mentally transition from summer to fall-more so than with other changes of season-but then I see the slight tinges of orange and red slowly painting the leaves or get a whiff of autumn spices and realize that fall is in fact here!   For The Homes By Dickerson team, the beginning of fall is a flurry of activity as we prepare for the largest showcase of homes throughout the year-The Triangle Parade of Homes.  We have poured through design ideas, sketched, and dreamed.  We have swept, scrubbed, painted, and planted.  We have walked each community, searching for ways to improve all of the little details to ensure a stellar experience for you.  Now we take a breath, step back and present you with 9 amazing homes that embody everything we are and believe in as a custom, high-performance builder.

We invite you to join us over the next three weekends (October 6-7th, 12-14th, and 19th-21st: 12pm-5pm each day) for the 2018 Parade of Homes where you will see your dreams and visions come to life! Intricate trim detail, gorgeous woodwork, decadent tile patterns, custom layouts, beautiful elevations, curb appeal, and so much more await you at every turn.  The only thing that is missing is you!  Tour Homes By Dickerson’s 2018 Parade of Homes and find “The Home of Your Life” today!

 

Homes By Dickerson’s 2018 Parade Homes
Briar Chapel-“The Chippy Chic”-635 Boulder Point Drive, Chapel Hill-$659,900
Briar Chapel-“In the City”-146 Logbridge Road, Chapel Hill-$577,000
751 South-“A Touch of Brass”-1324 Bradburn Drive, Durham-$612,000
Sunset Bluffs-“Quiet Moments”-2501 Plowridge Road, Fuquay Varina-$475,000
MacTavish-“Tangled Up in Blue”-6901 Ray Family Farm Court-$800,000
Henderson Place-“Moody Modern”-4215 Henderson Place Drive, Pittsboro-$760,000
Traditions-“Easy Living”-1209 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest-$650,000
Wendell Falls-“By the Bluff”-1657 Tunnel Street, Wendell-$350,000
Wendell Falls-“Southern Comfort”-416 Vintage Point Lane, Wendell-$500,000

For more information on any of our homes, communities or The Triangle Parade of Homes, please contact Whitney White at 919-296-3820 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com 

Also, stay tuned as we will reveal the design inspirations for each of our homes and some wonderful detail photos of the finished product!  Even if you have walked through the home, it is easy to miss something with so much to see!

Homes By Dickerson’s Custom Designs a Great Resource for Multi-Generational Living!

Homes By Dickerson’s Custom Designs a Great Resource for Multi-Generational Living!

(As published in the September 2018 edition of Builder and Developer Magazine)

Different generations living in the same household is by no means a new concept.  In fact, there is evidence of this tradition throughout history and in some cultures it is the complete norm.  Defined as a home which includes two or more adult generations, multi-generational living allows for grandparents, parents and children to experience life together.  Americans, however, had moved away from this lifestyle for several decades before the economic downturn in the mid-2000’s resulted in returning to the housing trend this country had not seen since the 1940’s.

When the loss of jobs, high unemployment rates, and the housing crisis began in 2007, younger generations were all but forced to move back home with their parents, often bringing spouses and their own children with them.   While these arrangements may have originated from a financial need, it was not long before people realized the additional benefits.  We have all heard the saying “It takes a village…” and how convenient it is when that village is centrally located in your home!  The need for two incomes, the rising cost of childcare, the desire for a better work/life balance-all of these things further supported and encouraged the continuation of multi-generational households.  It may have been years since the downturn ended but this trend does not seem to be changing.   Recent surveys show that almost a quarter of the American population is living in a multigenerational home and that number is only going to continue to climb.

Two years ago, I became part of that statistic when we built our current home and included an in-law suite for my father-in-law.  Circumstances supported that he would live with us a portion of the year allowing him to spend time with his grandchildren, save money on living expenses, and expand his social activity opportunities.   When we made this decision, a variety of questions popped into our minds which included privacy, convenience, and logistics.  It was important that my father-in-law have his own entry to come and go as his schedule dictated and that he have the living spaces needed to best suit his lifestyle; however, there were so many more factors that we did not even think to consider.

As a custom builder, we cater to the needs and wants of our clients.  In fact, that is our passion and our priority: to find our buyers the home of their life.  If that life involves multiple generations then we look for options and features to enhance the comfort and convenience for each family member.

In years past, the largest concern when building a multi-generational home was the issue of stairs.  While stairs are still discussed, families have become more and more aware of lifestyle changes when merging different generations under the same roof.  These conversations have prompted our design team to begin a dynamic list of ideas to consider when we build a multi-generational home, including:

  • Evaluating the home site with consideration to the number of steps and possible ramp locations
  • Determining whether an elevator, if needed, can work within the plan
  • The Location of bedrooms and bathrooms.  At minimum, a first-floor guest suite but two masters (one up and one down) are a plus if space allows.
  • Installing blocking in shower walls to add grab bars later
  • Keeping hallways wide and install at least 2’6” doors to bedrooms and baths wherever possible for wheelchair consideration
  • Allowing for additional space in bathrooms when possible (room for walkers around cabinetry and toilets)
  • Adding medicine cabinets instead of regular mirrors for ease of toiletry access
  • Install large cabinet pantries and large drawers in the kitchen to conveniently access bulkier items such as heavy pots and pans.
  • Utilizing pulls on cabinet doors rather than knobs and lever door handles on all interior doors
  • Researching technology considerations such as Alexa which allows the more mature generations to set medication reminders, listen to audio books, and control lights and thermostats.  This resource also functions as a communication tool as parents and children can check in via camera throughout the day
  • Educating on smart appliances such as Samsung’s Smart Hub refrigerator which has introduced another way for people to keep up with busy schedules by posting information, notes, reminders, and grocery lists on the refrigerator door screen
  • Considering sound dampening options when determining your floor plan
  • Adding Kitchenette or wet bar features (keep in mind that zoning laws must be researched for this option as some municipalities only allow one kitchen in a home)

 

So, whether you are considering a multi-generational living situation for financial, practical or even cultural reasons know that there are plenty of options available to make for a smooth transition and to help ensure comfort and convenience for each generation.

For more information on how you can find “The Home of  Your Life” whether you have multi-generational needs or needs for just your generation, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@HomesByDickerson.com

 

Life in Wendell Falls

Life in Wendell Falls

Life in Wendell Falls. If you’re looking for more than just a home, you’ve found it. If you’re looking for a community in the truest sense of the word, look no further. If you’re looking for a place to call home that has everything you could possible wish for within an arm’s reach, welcome to Wendell Falls.

Now my perspective is unique. Yes, I am a new home consultant with Homes By Dickerson but I was a Wendell Falls resident first. Two years ago, my wife and I were looking for a new home community. We had a 2-year-old daughter, we were expecting our son any day and we had a really big dog.  We were busting out of our townhome. Like busting. #NeedSpaceNow
Oh yeah, and there was some serious 9 months pregnancy nesting happening.

We did what I imagine many new home customers would do that consider themselves “city people”.  We looked for a new home in our price range everywhere in Raleigh but found almost nothing that would work for us. Yet it was important that we stay close to downtown Raleigh. So, we started to look South. Nothing. And West. Nope. And North. Definitely nope. Zilch. And it wasn’t until a friend suggested we look East that we stumbled, almost literally, upon Wendell Falls.

I had really never been East of Raleigh but we were blown away to discover that it had almost everything we were looking for in a new home community and what it lacked is now under development and on the way. Even though it had all of the things that were important to us (close distance to downtown Raleigh but with a quaint small town feel; outdoor amenities like hiking/biking trails, a pool, amphitheater for outdoor music, etc.; a brand new home that we could afford), it wasn’t until we actually spent some time in Wendell Falls that we decided to call it home. #LifeinWendellFalls



Here is what we did. Every Sunday we would hang out at The Farmhouse, more specifically Grounds Café, like we lived here. We would come out, let our daughter play on the playground while we sipped on some of the best coffee we’ve ever tasted. We did the “Resident for a Day” program, swam in the pool and enjoyed a delicious lunch. We would get to know the people that already lived in the neighborhood and tell them we were thinking of moving here. Funny thing, we met SO MANY people that were doing just what we were doing. Some of our closest friends in the neighborhood came from those initial visits. We drove and timed the drive to downtown Raleigh. 18 minutes BTW if you drive like me. And what was probably most fun was coming out to enjoy ourselves at the Farmhouse Jams Summer Concert Series. They say “The music is free but it’s B.Y.O.C (bring your own chair).” So that’s what we did. And. It. Was. Awesome. Food, fun, music, beverages, kids’ games, adult games, sunshine. It is what sealed the deal for us.

As a side note, the next Farmhouse Jams is coming up at 5:30 pm on September 8th, (which happens to be my birthday FYI) and features JOHNNY FOLSOM 4, a Johnny Cash cover band. You’re welcome.

If you’re thinking about life in Wendell Falls, come test it out and have some fun with us. If Wendell Falls hadn’t yet made your radar, I hope it is on there now and that you’ll join us for some fun and community.

Ok, now I will use my sales person voice.
For more information on the lifestyle, amenities or our custom, high-performance homes in Wendell Falls, please email me at Chuck@HomesByDickerson.com or call me at 919-986-2692.  Of course, you can always come and visit our beautiful model home at 1816 Iron Mill Drive, here in Wendell.  Would love to help you find “The Home of Your Life!”

Wendell Falls featured in Green Builder Magazine!

Wendell Falls featured in Green Builder Magazine!

As a nationally recognized builder of high-performance homes, Homes By Dickerson is excited to share the most recent accolade of  Wendell Falls featured in Green Builder Magazine!

We could not be more proud to be a partner of the developer, Newland Communities, or of the community itself.  Check out this link which will take you to the publication:
https://www.greenbuildermedia.com/green-builder-magazine-july-august-2018

Not only will you notice on page 33 that Newland Communities won an Honorable Mention as a 2018 Eco-Minded Leader but there is also a 6-page spread (pages 46-51) delving into the green practices and mindset of the builders and community as a whole.  You will not want to miss page 51’s in-depth coverage on the Tesla powerwall and how that is just one of the many resources (not to overshadow solar panels of course!) that can lead you to net zero living!

For more than 10 years, Homes By Dickerson has been a leader in building each and every custom design to the highest green building standards available.  Not only are they Energy Star certified but they are also crafted to the National Green Building Standard and voluntarily built to the NC HERO Code.  It is just one more reason why Homes By Dickerson is the premiere custom builder of The Triangle and Pinehurst areas of North Carolina.

For more information on how you can build “The Home of Your Life” with all of the included high-performance features we offer, please contact Whitney White at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com