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See Style Reimagined at the 2021 Parade of Homes in Raleigh

See Style Reimagined at the 2021 Parade of Homes in Raleigh

Homes By Dickerson to Showcase Five Homes at the 2021 Triangle Parade of Homes

 

Whether you are searching for a new home in the Triangle, or just seeking design inspiration, you won’t want to miss the 2021 Triangle Parade of Homes. This year, our extraordinary designers have outdone themselves, highlighting five gorgeous Homes By Dickerson plans with such sublime design that it will be hard to walk away. 

 

Whether you’re in the market for a new home today or in the future, these homes will set the bar for what to expect from an expertly-crafted, high-performance, healthy living space. And when you buy or build a home with us, you get to personalize everything from the floor plan to the finishes. The same talented designers who created these inspired themes will work with you personally to make your new home just as singular and stunning.

 

New Home Features

 

Each of the five homes on the Parade of Homes will be available to purchase, along with every design detail you find inside. These are just examples of what Homes By Dickerson can build and personalize for you. All of our homes are spacious and light-filled, with open-concept living areas and thoughtful details like built-in shelving, retreat-like owners’ suites, and creative lighting. Each home is Built for Life, which underscores our commitment to our customers’ comfort, health, money, and impact on the environment. 

 

2021 Parade of Homes in Raleigh

 

Come visit these stunning homes for yourself and let us know which is your favorite. (Warning: it will be hard to choose just one!) The Parade of Homes is October 2-3, 8-10, 15-17, 2021, and you can tour these homes from 12-5 p.m. 

 

For more information about the 2021 Parade of Homes, you can visit the website or call us at 919-205-3404 to learn more about the Homes By Dickerson show homes. We can’t wait to see if one of these spectacular plans is The Home of Your Life!

 

Mary Alice’s Wonderland | The Cheshire

 

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Dulce de Leche | The Riverwalk

 

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Missing Manhattan | The Jackson

 

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Uptown Funk | The Brooklyn

 

 

Catalog Pg. 4 | The Roebuck

 

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Building a Custom Home in Today’s Market

Building a Custom Home in Today’s Market

As you’ve embarked upon your new home search, you may have noticed that many builders no longer offer fully customizable homes. If you’ve had your heart set on designing and personalizing a new home from the ground up, this news can be frustrating. While the builders may (or may not) have given you an explanation for why this is the case, we wanted to take the time and explain exactly what’s happening with custom homes, and why it’s becoming harder to find possible solutions. The good news is, this is not the case with Homes By Dickerson, we’ve prepared so that you can still build the custom home you’ve always dreamed of with our same proven process, despite today’s market. 

 

What is a Custom or To-Be-Built Home?

 

A true custom home is one that you can personalize from the ground up. In some circles they are called “to-be-builts” — more on that in a bit. If a floor plan you like needs one extra bedroom or a study to accommodate your family, you can add it to a custom home. You can also select all the finishes — including flooring, cabinets, fixtures, paint, hardware, and more. The result is a one-of-a-kind home built exclusively to reflect your style and preferences.

 

When you invest in a custom home, no part of the home has been built yet; you are working with the construction and design teams to design it from square one. Hence the name “to-be-built” (you are buying the home before it actually exists). The benefit of the custom home design process is that it allows the buyer to make selections and even change their minds about finishes up to a certain point in the construction process. Traditionally, custom builders released their purchase orders in phases to manufacturers, giving the homeowner ultimate control and flexibility. 

 

Today, it is becoming exceedingly rare for a home builder to be able to offer these kinds of fully customizable homes. 

 

The Supply Chain Challenge

 

As we mentioned in our previous Raleigh housing market update, the building materials supply chain has been disrupted by a number of factors, including:

 

  • The initial uncertainty of how the housing market would respond to the pandemic back in March 2020 — this caused many manufacturers to reduce or halt production at that time.
  • The unprecedented surge in new home demand around April of 2020 — manufacturers were left scrambling to ramp up production to meet demand.
  • Pandemic-related illnesses causing workers to be out of work for periods of time – resulting in slowed production. 
  • And today, because some builders have limited their product offerings to cope with lack of availability, some manufacturers have taken products offline so as not to end up with an oversupply. 

 

These delays are impacting just about every material and product needed to build a new home, including lumber, lighting, plumbing fixtures, door and cabinet hardware, appliances, and more. The end result is that builders are finding it harder to offer custom design options when there’s no guarantee they can get those products, and at what cost. Instead, builders have turned to a “quick move-in home” model.

 

Quick Move-In Homes

 

Quick move-in homes, or “available homes” as they are sometimes called, are homes where construction has been started before they are listed for sale. The builder’s professional designers have pre-selected all features and finishes based on products that have guaranteed availability and price. 

 

The upside to quick move-in homes is that construction of the home is already in progress by the time you sign the contract and you can move-in quicker compared to a custom home. The downside is that you do not have the opportunity to select preferred finishes or customize the floor plan. Builders have turned to this model in order to guarantee a beautifully-finished home for the buyer, and also to ensure they can continue to operate efficiently.

 

More and more, builders across the country are turning to the quick move-in model to continue to meet homebuyer demand and control escalating costs. 

 

 

Homes By Dickerson Can Do Both

 

Home By Dickerson is in a unique position to offer our customers both fully custom homes and quick move-in homes. As a leading local custom home builder, we have great relationships with our trade partners and vendors that allow us to continue offering custom home options to our customers. Despite the fluctuations in the market, we’re proud to be able to offer the same custom experience we’ve always been known for. While build times may be just a bit longer for custom homes as sometimes it’s necessary to wait for a delayed product, the result is a masterfully-built Home of Your Life that includes every customization, feature, and finish you could wish for. 

 

We will also continue to offer quick move-in homes throughout the Raleigh, Pinehurst, and Charleston markets complete with high-end, quality finishes that have been thoughtfully curated by our award-winning design team. 

 

Even though the real estate market has been impacted by events beyond anyone’s control, it remains a great time to invest in a new home. At Homes By Dickerson, we are doing everything that we can to continue delivering exceptional custom and move-in ready homes that our customers love for a lifetime. 

 

Resources:

https://www.probuilder.com/2021-housing-giants-perfect-storm-building-materials-supply

Your 3 Top Mortgage Questions Answered

Your 3 Top Mortgage Questions Answered

So much is changing with the housing market, and understandably, many of our customers have questions about interest rates, building timelines, and home availability. You may fear you’ll miss out on the home of your dreams because interest rates have gone up by the time something is available. Or maybe you’re wondering if you should hold out a bit longer in case rates dip again. To help alleviate your uncertainties and shed some light on mortgage rates today, we asked our preferred lenders the top three questions we are asked most often by our customers. Let’s first introduce our lenders!

 

Preferred Lenders at Homes By Dickerson

 

Nate Haines with Robby Oakes Mortgage Team and CIMG Residential Mortgage

 

Kerry Doyle with BB&T (now Truist Bank)

 

Phil Jawny with Townebank Mortgage

 

 

Top 3 New Home Mortgage FAQs

 

Question #1: When are interest rates going to rise?

 

The short answer is: no one knows. 

 

Nate Haines with Robby Oakes Mortgage Team and CIMG Residential Mortgage: 

 

“I usually tell borrowers that the good and bad news is the same: it’s out of everyone’s control. We thought the world was ending at least once a quarter last year, and we are all still buying and building homes. Rising rates and prices are a sign of much-anticipated economic healing, so there is a tremendous reason to be optimistic! Rates have substantial room to increase before they are anything other than an amazing bargain. If borrowers think back to the spring of 2019, when we were all planning international trips and family holidays, rates were starting to dip below 4% for the first time in several years. After a year we thought we would never see sub-4 rates again, yet here we are.”

 

Kerry Doyle with BB&T (now Truist Bank):

 

“I always do my best to explain that, as much as we would like to predict where things will be in 30 days to a year, I can only speculate and give an opinion. There are many economic factors and scenarios in future markets affecting mortgage rates, and I often see rates rise and fall based on mere speculation and predictions by economists and rate forecasting news/media. I’m confident we are in a safe rate zone for a good while, and my current prediction is that rates will remain low for the remainder of 2021 and 2022 and start to trend up in early 2023.”

 

Question #2: Can I lock in a rate now and build later?

 

The short answer is: yes! The more complete answer is: yes, but that option comes with a few financial considerations:

 

Phil Jawny with Townebank Mortgage:

 

“As busy as the market is, we still are overcoming a handful of obstacles to help provide some comfort to today’s buyer. We are using extended-rate lock options more and more as interest rates bounce around. Once a buyer understands their options, and feels comfortable and confident, we can help move them forward in today’s market. The most important thing is listening to the consumer and understanding their pain points. Then just simply supply the most cost-effective solution.”

 

Nate Haines with Robby Oakes Mortgage Team and CIMG Residential Mortgage:

 

“We discuss long-term lock solutions, and the pros and cons of that strategy versus the more traditional strategy of a short-term lock. Long-term locks hedge against the risk of a rising rate environment with an up-front fee and a higher-than market rate. While not the perfect solution for everyone, we do see monthly payment-sensitive customers pursue that strategy. Others are more comfortable with risk and the potential for a lower rate.”

 

Kerry Doyle with BB&T (now Truist Bank):

 

“We offer a Construction to Permanent (CTP) loan program for buyers who are building but want to take advantage of today’s rates.”

 

Question #3: Is now a good time to buy a home?

 

The short and long answers are: yes! With low interest rates, options to lock in your rate, and the ability to custom build the home you’ve always wanted with us, it’s a fantastic time to buy a new home.

For flexible home buyers, it continues to be a great time to buy and build The Home of Your Life. For more information, please contact us at 919-205-3404, or feel free to contact one of our preferred lenders directly to discuss your loan options.

Briar Chapel hosts Holiday Sip and Shop!

Briar Chapel hosts Holiday Sip and Shop!

Join us for some Holiday Cheer while checking off a few of your Christmas gift items as Briar Chapel hosts Holiday Sip and Shop! On December 8th, Newland Communities will host a Holiday Sip and Shop in Briar Chapel where you can tour beautiful model homes, enjoy delicious holiday treats, and browse through the wares of local vendors.  Homes By Dickerson is excited to participate in this progressive event and cannot wait for you to visit our new Sales and Design Center on the tour!

First, stop by our brand new Sales and Design Center (1342 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill) to sample charcuterie, cheese and wine!  You will also get the chance to see beautiful masterpieces from local artists, all provided from Color By Creation.  We are still putting the finishing touches on this renovated space but know you will love the changes we have made thus far.

Once you have had your fill of tasty delicacies, we encourage you to tour the rest of this award-winning community including The Briar Club, any of the 20 parks and playgrounds, 900-acres of open space, fantastic walking trails, and of course, our move-in ready homesHomes By Dickerson has several custom options for you whether you are looking to move in right away or experience the building journey with our team.

Did we mention the sports courts, the wooded views, and the convenience to local dining and shopping?  Just minutes from fabulous Chapel Hill, Briar Chapel offers the best of all worlds and just think, you could enjoy these worlds in your very own custom, high-performance design from Homes By Dickerson!

For more information on attending the Sip and Shop or on any of our Homes By Dickerson homes in Briar Chapel, please contact Whitney at 919-646-8771 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com.  We would love to help you find The Home of Your Life while you Sip and Shop!

Wendell Falls hosts annual Sip and Shop!

Wendell Falls hosts annual Sip and Shop!

Join us for some Holiday Cheer and check off a few of your Christmas gift items at the same time as Wendell Falls hosts annual Sip and Shop! On December 7th, Newland Communities will host its annual Sip and Shop in Wendell Falls where you can tour beautiful model homes, enjoy delicious holiday treats, and browse through the wares of local vendors.  Homes By Dickerson is excited to participate in this progressive event and cannot wait for you to visit our two decorated model homes on the tour!

First, stop by our Concord model (416 Vintage Point Lane) to sample holiday punch and peppermint bark as well as check out delicacies from Bailey Lane Baking Company and The Flourish Market.   Take in the custom details, gorgeous trim, barn doors, and vaulted ceilings in this almost 3000 square foot Parade of Homes Gold Winner!

Next, you will want not want to miss our Grayson model home (736 Daniel Ridge Road) featuring Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and beautiful products from Sawyer Creek Candle.   This incredible home boasts an open floor plan, pet-friendly mudroom, rear load garage, breezeway, separate casita, and so much more!

Of course, a true Wendell Falls experience is not complete without walking up to The Farmhouse and Farmhouse Cafe.  Delicious coffee, a blazing fire, comfy couches and a gorgeous view await you to round off your holiday evening!

For more information on the Wendell Falls Sip and Shop, our Concord or Grayson model homes or any of our move-in ready homes in this award-winning community, please contact Whitney at Whitney@HomesByDickerson or 919-495-4977

Greet The Season at our next Realtor Social!

Greet The Season at our next Realtor Social!

Realtors, let us help you get ready for the holidays when you Greet The Season at our next Realtor Social in Wendell Falls!  First, visit our Grayson model home where you can enjoy Thanksgiving-inspired delicacies and drinks.  Then stop by our Concord model for holiday desserts and decorating tips for the upcoming season.  We will have live demonstrations with our award-winning designers and events to stir your holiday imagination.  Do not forget to hop into one of our available golf carts and tour our move-in ready homes-grab a punch card, get it punched at each stop along the way and enter to win an exciting gift card!  You can expect a few more surprises in our model homes as well!

Please join us on Tuesday, November 19th from 11:30am-1:30pm in the beautiful Wendell Falls:

The Grayson at Griffin Square
736 Daniel Ridge Road, Wendell

Most importantly we want your clients to experience the sights and sounds of the holiday season in The Home of Their Life by Homes By Dickerson!  Whether they want to bake in their gourmet kitchen, relax in their luxurious master bath, or entertain friends and family in their living spaces, we have a custom home to meet their needs.

We hope that you will be able to Greet The Season with The Homes By Dickerson Team in Wendell Falls!  Come learn more about this new home community with its fantastic amenities, our beautiful custom homes and how you can your find your clients The Home of Their Life!

For more information, please contact Whitney at Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com or 919-495-4977.

Please RSVP to Anna at Anna@HomesByDickerson.com or 984-239-4159

2019 Parade of Homes Sneak Peek!

2019 Parade of Homes Sneak Peek!

With September comes a slight change in the air, subtle yet promising of all the wonders of fall.  Scenic hay rides, spiced beverages, throw blankets, and of course… The Parade of Homes!  The Homes By Dickerson team has been working around the clock to make this year’s #HBDonParade the most memorable one yet and we are excited to bring you our 2019 Parade of Homes Sneak Peek!

Bold interiors, incredible craftsmanship, classic designs, and so much more await you throughout our 9 Parade Homes on this year’s tour.  Click here to see our 2019 Parade of Homes Sneak Peek video!

Want to see more?  Mark your calendar to visit our nine designs on the 2019 Parade of Homes Tour during the following three weekends: September 28-29, October 4-6, and October 11-13.  Who knows, you may even find The Home of Your Life!

2019 Homes By Dickerson Parade Homes
“Mint Condition”-The Harper Farmhouse
Briar Chapel, Home Site 1826
164 Logbridge Road, Chapel Hill
$560,000

“Moss Hill Towne” (Townhome)
Crystal Lake at Croasdaile Farm, Home Site 9001
1003 Laurelwood Drive, Durham
$625,000

“Roycroft Revival”-The Addison Craftsman
Crystal Lake at Croasdaile Farm, Home Site 352
2117 Meadowcreek Drive, Durham
$580,000

“A Touch of Brass”-The Bennett Traditional
751 South, Home Site 348
1324 Bradburn Drive, Durham
$612,000

“Modern Grace”-The Graham Cottage
Sunset Bluffs, Home Site 272
2248 Plowridge Road, Fuquay Varina
$659,000

“Corner Cottage”-The Covington Cottage
Traditions at Wake Forest, Home Site 65
1417 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest
$640,000

“Southern Charm”-The Kingspark Traditional
Wendell Falls, Home Site 1032
1928 Woodbluff Drive, Wendell
$410,420

The Grayson Farmhouse
Wendell Falls, Home Site 966
736 Daniel Ridge Road, Wendell
$590,000

“Cedar Hue”-The Oakmont
Moorlands Manor, Home Site 4
1516 Kirkby Lane, Raleigh
$1,165,000

For more information on our Parade Homes or custom, move-in ready designs, please contact Whitney at 919-296-3820 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

 

Three Opportunities remain in Madison at Evan’s Creek!

Three Opportunities remain in Madison at Evan’s Creek!

Only three opportunities remain in Madison at Evan’s Creek!  We have loved building in this beautiful neighborhood the last four years but it is now time to help you find The Home of Your Life in this Apex jewel and bid our fond farewells.

Since its inception in 2015, Madison at Evans Creek has embodied the elements and values of “Small-town America”, focusing on traditional architectural designs.   This neighborhood of custom-built, single-family homes, convenient to the Historic District of downtown Apex, offers wooded views and accessibility to local parks, dining, shopping and entertainment.  Madison combines the beauty of historic design elements with current high-performance, green building standards.  Lose yourself in charming streetscapes which encourage outdoor living and drawing neighbors together.  Discover our three move-in ready homes available in this sweet enclave of custom designs.

Three opportunities remain in Madison at Evan’s Creek!

The Jacob, Home Site 11       $465,000
2629 Flora View Court, Apex, NC
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2655 square feet
This “Jacob” green-certified, high-performance home is move-in ready and features a study, formal dining room, and open family/breakfast/kitchen area with a screened porch, all on the main floor. The second floor has a large master suite with a walk-in closet, dual vanities and soaking tub. Two other bedrooms, a spacious rec room and a guest bath finish out the second floor. Unfinished storage is also found on the 3rd floor.

The Fairfield C.3, Home Site 14       $519,900

2212 Madison Creek Drive, Apex NC
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3094 square feet
This “Fairfield” green-certified home features all hardwoods on the main floor. The first floor holds a guest room, formal dining room, and an open kitchen with large island.  The second floor features a spacious owner’s suite with a huge walk-in closet, additional bedrooms, and a great rec room. Engineered hardwoods, tankless water, sealed crawl, & custom-quality finishes are found throughout this incredible home.


The Bristol A, Home Site 28      $565,000

2117 Tordelo Place, Apex NC
5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3220 square feet
This “Bristol” green-certified home boasts a finished third floor with a full bath! The impressive kitchen is chock full of wonderful features including quartz counter tops, tile back splash, custom cabinets, a trash pull-out, a spacious center island with a breakfast bar, and stainless steel Frigidaire appliances.  Also found on the first floor is the charming family room with a tile surround fireplace and custom mantle.  Great details can be found in the master suite from the trey ceiling with crown molding to the built-in vanity, custom cabinetry and granite counter tops in the master bath.  Plenty of high-performance features to go around in this beauty such as the sealed crawlspace and the tankless water heater! Do not forget to enjoy a lifetime of stunning sunrises and sunsets on your screened porch and patio area.

For more information on how you can make one of these move-in ready custom designs The Home of Your Life, please contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

Summer Nights with Homes By Dickerson!

Summer Nights with Homes By Dickerson!

This summer we invited you to experience each of our move-in ready homes across The Triangle.  It is hard to believe that there are just a few weeks left of longer summer days to discover gracious front porches, quaint outdoor living spaces, custom designs, high-performance energy-saving features, ample storage spaces, community amenities and so much more! Of course we will always have move-in ready homes available for you but there is nothing better than finding The Home of Your Life alongside warm weather, some cool breezes, front porch views of firefly-lit lawns, and incredible sunsets leading into dark, star-filled skies. Why not enjoy the rest of your nostalgic summer nights in a move-in ready, custom design from Homes By Dickerson?

To discover which of these beautiful, high-performance homes is The Home of Your Life, contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com
We will be happy to schedule a private tour of any of our move-in ready homes or award-winning communities in the Triangle area so that your family can start enjoying summer nights in your Homes By Dickerson home!

REALTORS-Join us for the last Summer Nights Event of the Season on August 20th from 4:30-6:30pm in Wendell Falls where you will dine on delicious food and drinks, be entertained by Slight-of-Hand Master Joel Givens, and enjoy live music!   Our event will take place in our beautiful Franklin Craftsman located at 1025 Groveview Wynd, Wendell.

For more information on this exciting Realtor Social or to RSVP, please contact Anna at 984-239-4159 or Anna@HomesByDickerson.com

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Tour our Custom, Move-In Ready Homes!

Tour our Custom, Move-In Ready Homes!

-Simplify your choices by discovering custom, move-in ready homes from Homes By Dickerson

Life seems to get busier every day.  Between work obligations, raising a family, social engagements, hobbies, and more-we fill our calendars to the breaking point and often still do not feel we are doing enough.  While we cannot remove these stresses from your life, we can help you find The Home of Your Life!  A home with the rooms you need to hold the people and things that are most important to you.

When you decide to purchase a Homes By Dickerson home, you can go through the building process with our team, considering each detail and planning out your spaces and features.  We love this time with our homeowners because it allows us to develop a relationship that goes beyond just company and client.  However, if this option does not work with your timeline or your busy life, our talented team of builders and designers have already created beautiful homes across The Triangle, each custom drawn with hand-picked interior and exterior features.  Our custom, move-in ready homes are waiting for you to complete them!

With a variety of floor plans in 14 North Carolina communities and one community in South Carolina, you are sure to find the right fit for your family’s needs!  Click here to view all of our custom, move-in ready homes or see below for our August highlights.

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

Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill
The Mill Park B, Home Site 1892
47 Logbridge Road, Chapel Hill
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2347
$400,000

751 South, Durham
The Gregson, Home Site 289
917 Cella Saxon Drive, Durham
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2000 sf
$429,000

Ethan’s Meadow, North Raleigh
The Madison G, Home Site 31
12404 Marsh Field Drive, Raleigh
$610,000

MacTavish, North Raleigh
The Chamborde A, Home Site 19
6924 Ray Family Farm Court, Raleigh
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3726 sf
$700,000

Wendell Falls, Wendell
The Emerson A, Home Site 390
1017 Groveview Wynd, Wendell
3 bedrooms, 2.0 baths, 2405 sf
$392,500

Traditions at Wake Forest
The Concord, Home Site 66
1421 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest
$620,000

Nexton, South Carolina
The Mendenhall A, Home Site 307
311 Bright Leaf Loop, Summerville, SC
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2390 sf
$419,000