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New Homes Now Available in Chatham Park in Pittsboro

New Homes Now Available in Chatham Park in Pittsboro

Homes By Dickerson is excited to share the details of our newest collection of homes in Chatham Park, the brand new community of single-family homes in Pittsboro, NC. The Carolina Collection offers homes ranging from 2,000 to 3,100+ square feet and includes ranch, 1.2 and 2-story plans. Here are the base plan details for each home:

Cooper | 3 Beds | 2 Baths | 2,029+ Sq. Ft. | Ranch 


Burlington II | 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,691+ Sq. Ft. | 2nd Floor Owner’s Suite


Rosemary II | 3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,677+ Sq. Ft. | 1st Floor Owner’s Suite


Columbia II | 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,618+ Sq. Ft. | 1st Floor Owner’s Suite


Harper II | 3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,384+ Sq. Ft. | 1st Floor Owner’s Suite


Brookshire | 4 Beds | 3 Baths | 3,058+ Sq. Ft. | 2nd Floor Owner’s Suite


If you’d like a sneak peek at the available home sites for this collection, they are #146 through #159 on this site map. Located on a cul-de-sac, these homes are within walking distance to the future community pool and pickleball club, called Paddles, which is slated to open this summer! 


Clicking on each individual home site will show you the acreage, available plans, and premiums for that home. Those shaded in white are available to build from scratch and those in orange are inventory homes that will be listed later this year when construction is further along.


On-site appointments to walk home sites and learn more about the newest plans are available now and can be scheduled with our new home specialists. 


If you’re looking for a home that could be ready sooner, or these plans don’t fit your needs, we also have homes already under construction in an earlier phase that are available for purchase now.


Please contact Whitney at 919-804-8866 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions about Chatham Park!

Spring Housing Market Update: Setting Expectations for 2022

Spring Housing Market Update: Setting Expectations for 2022

Real estate markets constantly change, responding to larger economic forces, but the last two years have completely roiled the housing industry from coast to coast. For new home buyers, the challenges have included ongoing supply chain issues, rising home prices and interest rates, and complications getting pre-qualified for a mortgage. 

If you’re going to be searching for a new home in 2022, here’s what you need to know.   


Buying a New Home in 2022


  • Supply Chain Issues. Shortages and volatile lumber prices continue to complicate the housing industry, adding weeks to building timelines. Building material prices have risen 34% (and counting) since December 2020, and everything from appliances to the smallest pieces of pipe have become even harder to come by as the global supply chain issues continue. Builders are doing what they can to keep things moving. 


  • Availability. Lack of inventory has driven up demand for new housing. (The market is so tight that homes go under contract in a matter of days.) The housing market was particularly robust in 2021, with high demand for homes in almost every area of the nation. The same trend will follow in 2022. Market predictions indicate that while inventory will remain tight in 2022, price appreciation will be slower. 


  • Mortgage Rates & Home Prices. Low mortgage rates (combined with tight inventory) have created a red-hot housing market. Industry experts are predicting that mortgage rates are expected to increase but remain historically low, while home sales will reach a 16-year high. Over the past year, national home prices have increased by nearly 20%. Affordability remains a concern, as home prices continue to rise, but at a slower pace than in 2021.


Why Now is Still a Great Time to Buy

​​The good news is that interest rates are STILL historically low, which makes building your new home in 2022 a smart decision. Even with the added cost of lumber and materials, you can still afford “more house” than you imagine. 

“Used” or existing homes continue to be hard to come by… not to mention dealing with multiple offers over asking price and buyers willing to waive inspections. With a Homes By Dickerson home, you know you are getting a well-built home that was designed by you, for you!


Here are some tips to ensure that you hit the ground running when looking for a new home: 

  • If you are ready to start your new home search, be prepared to act quickly! You need to have everything in order — mortgage pre-qualification, financial paperwork, your list of wants & needs. This is no time for disorganization or indecision! (If you’d like to speak with one of our preferred lenders to start the mortgage process, please contact us.)  
  • If you find a community or home you like, join their interest lists. (Once homes are released they go FAST. The earlier you join, the better chance you have!)  


Homes By Dickerson Continues to Build High-Quality, Custom Homes

At Homes By Dickerson, we’re here to take the stress out of building your custom home. Let our professionals guide you through the design and building process. As a leading local home builder in the Raleigh, Pinehurst, and Charleston markets, our strong relationships with our trade partners and vendors allow us to continue offering custom home options, and to keep construction moving. While build times can be a bit longer if we need to wait for a delayed product, the result is still a masterfully-built, custom home delivered with the same world-class experience that we’re known for.

We’re also able to offer quick move-in homes in Raleigh, Pinehurst, and Charleston that are finished and available for purchase now. These brand new, never-lived-in homes are complete with beautiful details and finishes that have been curated by our award-winning design team.

Prices and interest rates are on the rise. Now is the RIGHT time to build. Contact us today to learn more about moving into The Home of Your Life sooner than you ever expected.

Now Selling: The Brownstones at 751 South in Durham, NC

Now Selling: The Brownstones at 751 South in Durham, NC

If you are ready for high-style, low-maintenance living in the heart of bustling Durham, NC, welcome home to The Brownstones at 751 South!

751 South is a new kind of community located off of Highway 751 just moments from the Streets at Southpoint Mall. This walkable, vibrant, village-style neighborhood is where parks, walking trails, green space, dining, and shopping converge at your doorstep.

The Brownstones is a collection of modern townhomes with high-end, classic urban design features included. They offer all the luxury of a single family home but with none of the maintenance. These three-story plans can be customized to your preference with adaptable floor plans, private outdoor living spaces, and distinctive finishes and features.

Modern Townhomes in Durham, NC

Some of the many included features are…

  • Bronze Level National Green Building program certified
  • Rinnai natural gas tankless water heater
  • 8 1/4″ Smooth Hardie Plank Fiber Cement siding
  • Limestone Lintel & Sils at brick window & door locations
  • 10′ Ceilings with 8′ solid core doors throughout 1st floor
  • 7 1/4″ baseboards throughout 1st floor, 5 1/4″ baseboards throughout 2nd & 3rd floors
  • Large kitchen island and 42″ upper cabinets with 18″ Solid Door Uppers Stacked to Ceiling
  • 5/8” glass surround, level 3 Ceramic tile shower walls in master bath with deco, shower
  • (3) Professional-grade Moen faucet options in primary and secondary baths in (3) finishes

The Brownstones at 751 South offer downtown style surrounded by uptown luxury. Enjoy resort-style amenities every single day. The planned 5,250-square-foot Amenity Center will include a sparkling swimming pool, kids pool and play area, fitness center, outdoor fitness lawn, large gathering hall for events, and much more. Residents will love the 14 parks, 55 acres of open green space, nature trails, and preserved woodlands. 

When life is busy, these townhomes offer the low-maintenance lifestyle you’ve been looking for. No grass to cut, no gutters to clean, no fall leaves to blow. Our homeowners association will make sure the exterior of your home always looks beautiful. All you have to do when you come home is relax.

Don’t miss this opportunity to own a unique home in one of Durham’s most desirable new communities! Take a virtual tour here and get a feel for the high end and spacious floorplans these homes offer. The Brownstones at 751 South are priced from the upper $600s with design features included. Please contact Whitney for more information.

Choose to Build New or Buy a Quick-Move-In Home

Choose to Build New or Buy a Quick-Move-In Home

The new year is almost here! As you look ahead to all of the exciting things coming your way in 2022, you may be ready to make a fresh start in a brand new home. After all, a new home means more opportunities — more space to personalize, more modern features to enjoy, and more connection to your family, community, and beyond.

If you are currently deciding on a new home, you have several options that work around your timeline. For example, if you prefer to move into a new home as soon as possible, you can choose to buy a quick-move-in home in Raleigh/Durham, Pinehurst, or Charleston that provides all the advantages of new construction, from contemporary design to all-new systems and appliances, along with a shorter wait time.

On the other hand, if you would like to make personalizations and you are willing to wait longer to move in, you can choose to build a new home. When it comes to the decision to purchase a new home, you should not have to compromise your personal schedule or design preferences. With a variety of options, you can settle into the exact home you want, when you want to.

Reasons to Build a New Construction Home

  • You prefer to customize your floorplan and the exterior look of your home 
  • You want to visit our design center and personally choose every selection in your new home with help from one of our experienced designers 
  • You do not mind waiting a bit longer to move into your new home



Reasons to Buy a Quick-Move-In Home

  • You are eager to start enjoying the benefits of a new home, from more open space to all-new appliances and everything in between
  • All the hard decisions have been made, from the floorplan specifics to the design selections 
  • Each quick-move-in home has been professionally designed by our award-winning design team


Purchasing a new home is one of the most exciting experiences of your life, which means that you should be able to decide what you want in terms of design, and when you want to move in. Whether you choose to build new or buy a quick-move-in home, you will be in control of your new home journey. Your best days are just ahead — cheers to a new year and new beginnings! 

For more information on building your new home with us or our available quick-move-in homes, please contact us at 919-205-3404.

New Homes Near Charleston, SC

New Homes Near Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC is one of the nation’s most coveted cities due to its culture, charm, emerging industries, and historical significance. The weather is beautiful, the landscape is lush, and there’s nothing better than sunset strolls on the beach whenever you feel so inclined. But Charleston is also surrounded by some of the most picturesque and charming small towns you’ll find in the South. And now, with two new communities from Homes By Dickerson, you can live the Lowcountry lifestyle in complete luxury. 


Nexton in Summerville, SC

Nexton is a new community in Summerville, SC, a beautiful and historic small town located just 40 minutes northwest of Charleston. Here you’ll find tree-lined streets, acres of blooming flowers, world-class cuisine, and the sweetest tea you’ve ever tasted. It’s a picturesque vision of Southern charm and hospitality, and now in Nexton, you’ve got a few brand new opportunities to live there.

Luxury Townhomes in Summerville

Nexton’s Designer Ready Townhomes are all about luxury living. From the very moment you walk into these beautifully-finished homes, the decisions become easy. You choose the townhome you love best, then all you have to do is select the Design Package that fits your style. With four professionally-curated options to choose from — Uptown, Luxe, Classic, or Coastal — you’re sure to find the one for you. Several townhomes are complete and ready for move-in now — all that’s missing is you and your finishing touch.

New Single Family Homes in Summerville

Nexton also features beautifully-crafted, timeless single family homes in a variety of floor plans. Whether you prefer one story or two, three bedrooms or five, there’s a home available for you. Nexton’s single family homes all feature customizable design, flexible floor plans, outdoor living spaces, and on-trend features and finishes.

Nexton is a connected community, with half of the land space dedicated to parks and nature. It’s the perfect place to get outside, enjoy exercise and fresh air, and meet your neighbors. With a full range of amenities — from a resort-style pool to an interactive splash pad — there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy. 

Learn more about Nexton.


Riverside at Carolina Park in Mt. Pleasant, SC

Mt. Pleasant is a short, 30-minute drive over the scenic Cooper River from Charleston. In the new community of Riverside at Carolina Park, you will experience coastal living, redefined. Enjoy the best outdoor recreation, entertainment, culture, and dining of the Lowcountry, but come home to a relaxed, sophisticated lifestyle that caters to your every want and need.

New Luxury Homes in Mt. Pleasant

Spacious and luxurious, the homes in Riverside at Carolina Park are as timeless in style as they are modern in features. With homes ranging from four to six bedrooms and up to 3,866 square feet, here you’ll find the space and everyday retreat that you seek. The amenities are unrivaled in the area, and will have every day feeling like an exquisite vacation.

Learn more about Riverside at Carolina Park.

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. 




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