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Homes By Dickerson On Parade!

Homes By Dickerson On Parade!

It seems fitting to talk about The Parade of Homes today on this the first day of fall! Even the weather is following suit with cooler temperatures and a scattering of leaves on the ground. We at Homes By Dickerson are excited about the change of seasons but more importantly we are looking forward to the upcoming Parade as we put finishing touches on each of our eight Parade Homes across the Triangle.

Most of you are familiar with the Parade of Homes and all that it entails. Three weekends of Open House opportunities across Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas where one can “ooh and aah” over incredible structural options, outstanding trim work, great landscaping features and gorgeous interior designs. It is no wonder that this 49th annual event is one of the most popular new home showcases of the year and Homes By Dickerson takes advantage of every moment. As a custom builder we see this as an excellent chance to highlight our strengths of building a home with our five key concepts in mind: Quality, Service, Design, Commitment and Craftsmanship. We are not just putting eight specific homes on Parade but we are putting our company and reputation on Parade as well!

Some builders may consider The Parade as an afterthought, something that is fit into their fall schedule; however, at Homes By Dickerson, we take a different approach where we carefully pick our location, home sites, plans and options for each of our Parade entries early in the year and give ourselves months of planning and design time. We know how important it is for our homes to stand out and “Wow” passersby so we pull out all of the stops from unique design to intricate detail work and complementary furnishings and interior decorating. Months of preparation and care go into each home with no detail overlooked so that each home boasts its own personality and character. We hope that each person that walks through the door feels at home and knows that the quality and attention to detail they see goes into every home we build, whether it is a Parade Home or your future home.

We know you have a lot of options when it comes to viewing Homes on Parade but we encourage you to visit a Dickerson Parade Home during the first three weeks of October:
October 4-5th
October 10-12th
October 17th-19th

Who knows, you may find The Home of Your Life!



The Franklin at Briar Chapel, 307 Dark Forest, Chapel Hill, $597,900
The Chamborde at Briar Chapel, 183 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill, $614,900
The Lakeview Manor at Croasdaile Farms, 3402 Trail Wood Drive, Raleigh, $910,000
The Sullivan II at Traditions, 1301 Reservoir Lane, Wake Forest, $617,900
The Walden Pond at Barton’s Grove, 1025 Margaret’s Lane, Raleigh, $761,900
The Arramore at Sunset Bluffs, 114 Sunset Bluffs Lane, Fuquay-Varina, $439,900
The Oakmont at Heritage Wake Forest, 5721 Massey Branch Drive, Rolesville, $594,900
The St. James II at Traditions, 1225 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest, $675,900

For more information on our Parade Homes or any of our other inventory homes in the Triangle, please visit our website at or call us at (919) 917-3132.

The Franklin II :: Home of the Week

The Franklin II :: Home of the Week

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Do not miss the chance to view the Franklin II at Carrie’s Reach, one of the final opportunities in this beautifully-wooded Raleigh community off of Creedmoor Road.

This coastal-inspired design features a wrap-around porch and an abundance of windows and French doors, allowing for streams of natural light and a wonderful view of the lush outdoor living spaces.

The open floor plan includes both a master and a guest room on the first floor but the “Wow Factor” lies in the amazing details included in this home. From the exposed beams lining the gourmet kitchen and family room to the multiple porches and the board and batten trim, a balance of charm and craftsmanship is evident in every room. A bonus room, third bedroom with full bath, and a generous walk-in storage space completes the upstairs layout.

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Enjoy the quiet, peaceful setting of this great neighborhood which is convenient to both I-540 and Highway 98. Spend your leisure time fishing, boating and swimming at nearby Falls Lake or hiking and biking on over 26,000 acres of woodlands. An award-winning Homes By Dickerson neighborhood, a stunning home and incredible surroundings await you! Make an appointment to get your private tour today! To schedule a tour, or for questions call 919.917.3132 or

Carries Reach
7101 Carrie’s Reach Way, Raleigh, NCCarries reach entrance sign (800x600)
To view the full virtual tour, click here.
3 bedrooms, 3.0 bathrooms
2750 square feet
Homesite 1 – MLS# 1917487

Barton’s Grove Private Preview Night

Barton’s Grove Private Preview Night

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It was an exciting night at our Design Center as we hosted our first private preview party for Homes by Dickerson’s newest exclusive community in North Raleigh, Barton’s Grove.

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Homes by Dickerson is introducing some new floor plans to our portfolio and we have made some enhancements to some of our most popular designs.  Built with the same quality, craftsmanship and high performance certified green features that Homes by Dickerson is known for these estate homes will be situated on wooded 2 acre home sites.  Barton’s Grove is conveniently located just minutes from I-540, Hwy 98, Stonehenge Shopping and RDU airport. Homes will start from the $650’s with several ranch, first floor masters, two-story, and multi-generational options.  

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The evening was a big success with three of our initial 22 home site offerings under reservation and many appointments were set. The construction on the first six available homes is underway and we will be sure to update the progress as it happens.   The Langley Forest, the Dougherty II, the Walden Pond, the River Forest, the Tatsworth, and the Riverwalk will be part of the first initial offerings.  As in any of our communities, you are able to start with one of existing floor plans, tweak those plans, or we can design something completely custom to fit your needs and lifestyle.  Homes by Dickerson preferred lenders were on hand to answer finance questions and are a great resource for buyers to understand their buying power and the best programs available to them.  To view our list of preferred lenders, click here.  Delicious appetizers were served by Annie Bell’s Catering.  Homes by Dickerson’s Designers, Debby and Pam, and Project Manager, Marc, were on hand to answer design questions and speak to finishes in the home.

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Take Creedmoor Road North, make a right on Mount Vernon Church and immediate left on Peed Road. You will pass Carrie’s Reach, another exclusive Homes by Dickerson community and Barton’s Grove is up on the right hand side.  While construction gets under way you can visit our current model, by appointment, located at 7012 Carrie’s Reach Way, Raleigh.

For more information on this community or Homes by Dickerson, call 919.413.7104 or


Homes by Dickerson’s Red Ribbon Event :: Treat Yourself!

Homes by Dickerson’s Red Ribbon Event :: Treat Yourself!

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Have you been by any of our Move-In Ready homes lately in  Heritage Wake Forest, Briar Chapel, or Carrie’s Reach? Were red ribbons wrapped around the front door(s)?

We are rolling out the red and offering a $10,000* use as you choose incentive on our luxury high performance certified green new homes.   If you have been looking for a reason to treat yourself or to get off the fence about moving- this is your chance to own a brand new Homes by Dickerson Move-In Ready home and be in in time for the holidays! Open the door to the next chapter of your life….

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But hurry up! These opportunities won’t last long. The $10,000 use as you choose incentive may be used on select Homes by Dickerson homes that are able to close before the end of the year (by 12/23/2013).  This incentive may be used toward a reduction of the purchase price, appliance package, blinds, closing costs assistance, rate buy-downs, fence, or outdoor living spaces.  See our sales agents for all the details and to review your options.

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  • Carrie’s Reach, Raleigh
    The Madison :: 7012 Carrie’s Reach Way
  • Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill 
    The Riverton :: 1900 Briar Chapel Parkway
    The St. James :: 669 Bennett Mountain Trace
    The Oakmont :: 649 Bennett Mountain Trace
    – The Oberlin ::  2128 Briar Chapel Parkway
    The Castlebrooke :: 2104 Briar Chapel Parkway
    – The Roanoke :: 49 Bennett Ridge Road
    – The Pamlico :: 37 Bennett Ridge Road
    – The Albermarle :: 65 Bennett Ridge Road
  • Heritage, Wake Forest and Rolesville
    The Driftwood :: 2713 Eastern Star Circle
    The Riverbirch :: 1016 Wandering Way
    – The Bristol :: 7425 Pomfret Drive

For a complete list of all of our available homes, click here.  Questions, or to set up an appointment call 919.378.1915 or

Parade of Homes :: Winners All Around

Parade of Homes :: Winners All Around


What an incredible 2013 Parade of Homes! We had a record number of people come through the free self-guided tour of 7 of our homes on Parade in Raleigh/Wake County and in Durham, Orange, and Chatham County.

The homes on Parade are listed below with virtual tour links to each if you missed seeing them in person.
Homes by Dickerson brought home 5 awards on our 7 Parade homes!  Way to go Team!

  • The Riverwalk :: GOLD WINNER The Hamptons at Umstead :: 4729 Adler Pass,  Raleigh NC 27612
  • The Castlebrooke :: SILVER WINNER Briar Chapel :: 2104 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill NC 27516
  • The Sagamore :: SILVER WINNER Heritage Woodlands :: 1004 Wandering Way, Rolesville NC 27571
  • The Madison :: BRONZE WINNER Carrie’s Reach :: 7012 Carrie’s Reach Way, Raleigh NC 27614
  • The Oakmont :: BRONZE WINNER George’s Grant :: 14617 Norwood Road, Raleigh NC 27614
  • The Sullivan :: Briar Chapel :: 658 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill NC 27516
  • The St. John :: Heritage Overlook in Heritage :: 1004 Overlook Ridge Road, Wake Forest NC 27587

Thank you to everyone who took part in the HBD’s Amazing Parade Tour.  This was a chance to enter to win each week during the Parade of Homes and a chance to win online by posting and sharing photos of your favorite HBD Parade features by using hashtag #hbdpt2013.   Congrats to our Amazing Parade Tour winners listed below:

  • Week 1 :: Home drawing – Kimberly Pack | Online #hbdpt2013 – Jodi Spencer
  • Week 2 :: Home drawing – The Garrell’s | Online #hbdpt2013-  Jen Winkler
  • Week 3 :: Home drawing – The McLain’s | Online #hbdpt2013 – Theresa Dew

We also took part in two sponsored limo tours in Carrie’s Reach and in Briar Chapel.  We hosted 16 Realtors with Spencer Properties for lunch in our Madison Model in Carrie’s Reach the first week.   The Chatham County Limo Tour was the following week and we shared lunch in our Sullivan Model in Briar Chapel.   Agents were able to view the homes and learn about our available move-in ready inventory and new and upcoming communities/opportunities.

Parade still remains our favorite times of the year! What was your favorite part of this year’s Parade of Homes in Raleigh and the Triangle? Before you know it, we will be starting to plan for 2014 Parade! We can’t wait….

Looking for more information on any of our homes or communities? Call 919.847.4447 or email

Raleigh Wake County Parade of Homes Awards Gala

Raleigh Wake County Parade of Homes Awards Gala


What a night!! Over 600 people in attendance to celebrate the best of the best in new home design, floorplans, features and more! 190 homes on the 48th Annual Wake County Parade of Homes.  148 of them were judged and the winners were announced Wednesday Night at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Homes by Dickerson came home with 4 awards!  One Gold, One Silver and Two Bronze for our Parade Entries.  It was a great night of celebration and the mood in the room was one of the market has returned and it is a great time to buy a new home.  Homes by Dickerson has a total of 7 homes on Parade between the Raleigh/Wake County Parade and the Durham, Orange & Chatham County Parade.

Here are some photos from the evening!  We look forward to seeing you out over the last weekend of the Parade to tour our homes and enter for your chance to win prizes in the HBD’s Amazing Parade Tour- look for your chance to register in our homes or simply post photos on facebook and/or twitter and use hashtag #hbdpt2013 so we can follow along!

For a complete list of all the Raleigh/Wake County Parade entries, click here.

Homes by Dickerson’s Amazing Parade Tour 2013 #hbdpt2013

Homes by Dickerson’s Amazing Parade Tour 2013 #hbdpt2013

It’s our most favorite time of the year… the Annual Parade of Homes is here!

The Parade of Homes is one of our most favorite times of the year!  It gives us a great opportunity to showcase our latest floor plan designs, features, color palates, high performance green features and most importantly gets YOU out into our homes to see, touch and feel a Homes By Dickerson home! Every year we meet so many great people and feel this year will be our strongest year yet with 7 homes to be able to our!

This year we are offering you a chance to win some great prizes while you tour Homes By Dickerson’s completed Parade Homes in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Rolesville and Chapel Hill.   We are kicking off the HBD’s Amazing Parade Tour and we invite you to tour and play! You can also join in on the fun on-line for even more chances to enter to win.

It’s easy to play and be entered to win: 

1- Simply tour our completed Parade Homes during the weekends of Oct 5-6,
11-13 and 18-20, 2013 open daily from 12pm to 5pm.  Cards and flyers are available
at each of the homes or you can download one here by clicking this link: HBD Amazing Parade Tour Flyer

  • The Castlebrooke :: Briar Chapel :: 2104 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill NC 27516
  • The Sullivan :: Briar Chapel :: 658 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill NC 27516
  • The St. John :: Heritage Overlook in Heritage :: 1004 Overlook Ridge Road, Wake Forest NC 27587
  • The Sagamore :: Heritage Woodlands in Heritage :: 1004 Wandering Way, Rolesville NC 27571
  • The Riverwalk :: The Hamptons at Umstead :: 4729 Adler Pass,  Raleigh NC 27612
  • The Madison :: Carrie’s Reach :: 7012 Carrie’s Reach Way, Raleigh NC 27614
  • The Oakmont :: George’s Grant :: 14617 Norwood Road, Raleigh NC 27614


2- In each home you tour, fill out a registration card and put into the basket on the kitchen counter.  For on-line entry- you can take a picture of your favorite feature, fixture or of yourself in the home- have fun- get creative, maybe throw a filter on there.  But don’t forget to put hashtag (#) on the photo or comment #hbdpt2013 so we can track and enter you.  Each post will get you an entry to win prizes.

3- No purchase is necessary to enter to win.  Remember this is fun- enjoy the tour and sign up at each home you visit.  One entry per person, per house, per weekend.  Open to Realtors and Brokers as well.  Homes by Dickerson employees are not eligible to win.  Available only to US Residents.

4- Drawings for $100 Visa Gift Cards will be held each Monday during the Parade- Oct. 7th, 14th and 21st.  The winners will be contacted via phone, email and be posted on our website and social media sites.

Note: All rules are subject to change at any time.  HBD’s Amazing Parade Tour promotion is brought to you by Homes by Dickerson and Homes by Dickerson Real Estate, not the communities the homes are available in.  Registrants have the option to opt out at any time. 

Questions? Need more information?  Check out
Contact or call 919.454.8173

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Home Innovation Green Partner Award Event Reception

Home Innovation Green Partner Award Event Reception

Homes by Dickerson was honored to host the 2013 Home Innovation Green Partner’s of Excellence Event in Carrie’s Reach, our newest community in North Raleigh.  Five (5) Triangle Organizations- Homes By Dickerson,  Southern Energy ManagementHabitat for Humanity of DurhamHabitat for Humanity of Wake County and Green Home Builders of the Triangle were all recognized for the leadership, innovation and excellence in green building of high performance homes.  45 organizations across the country were recognized by Home Innovation as Partners of Excellence, so it was exciting to have 5 right here in the Triangle.

Jon Showalter, former chair of the Green Home Builders of the Triangle and current Operations Director for Homes by Dickerson, welcomed everyone and gave a brief history of how green building and professional third-party certifications have evolved and become so important in substantiating everything going into the homes. Tim Minton, from the Wake Home Builders Association greeted everyone and spoke to the accomplishments in the room as well as the importance to continue to be leaders by striving to build better homes. Michelle Desiderio, VP of Innovation Services spoke to the group and presented the awards. Everyone enjoyed lunch, networking and then concluded with a home tour of some of Homes by Dickerson’s homes at various stages of construction highlighting high performance green features in the homes. Congrats to all the recipients – let us all continue to strive to build better homes.

For more details on the award and to read the press release, click here.
Enjoy some pictures from the event:

Have you checked out our Pinterest Boards lately?

Have you checked out our Pinterest Boards lately?


Did you know that Homes by Dickerson is on Pinterest?  Do you know what Pinterest is? If you click on their “about” Pinterest page, it is simple and to the point- Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing the things you love.  And with 70 Million users and climbing- people are loving Pinterest too.

The Homes by Dickerson Pinterest board can be found on the link on our home page or by typing in this link . You can find tons of inspiration on over 59 boards and counting!  We have made sure to add photos from many of our most popular floorplans.  You will quickly see how our homes can all feel so different based upon trim, color, lighting, material choices and more.  We love for you to be able to customize and personalize your home the way that you want.  Many of our customers will come into our design center with pinned images give us a feel for some of their favorite things.   We will do our best to match that look or style you are going for.   Using professional photographs of our finished homes gives us the ability to show you truly how our homes can look and feel without having to step foot in every single one.

We have separated the boards by rooms, communities and by floorplans.  And our boards and inventory of pictures and communities are constantly changing so be sure to follow us so they will show up in your feed of new images.   So go ahead, check it out and pin away.  We look forward to you pinning our homes and helping you create your dream home!

And if you are wanting to see some of the floorplan diagrams in more detail you can use our interactive floor plan designer on our website, or by downloading our Homes by Dickerson iPad/iPhone app.  We want to make it easy to access information on your terms.

If you have questions or want to learn more- just call or email- we promise to make it easy!  Homes by Dickerson is currently building in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, Durham, Cary – we have the Triangle Area covered.  To view our available new homes, click here.
919.847.4447 or

Happy Pinning!

Carrie’s Reach Grand Opening Event

Carrie’s Reach Grand Opening Event

Thank you to everyone who attended the Carrie’ s Reach Grand Opening.  What a fun afternoon!  Guests were escorted to the check-in table on golf carts up arrival and picked up Carrie’s Reach mason jars that they could fill with their favorite beverage, use it while they were there and then take it home with them as a souvenir from the day.  Thank you to our preferred lenders- Robby Oakes, Kerri Doyle and Patrick O’Connor, who sponsored the transportation for our guests.  The sounds of Chris Hendricks filled the air as guests toured the Chamborde, St. James and Beaufort plans and learned about the homes that can be built in Carrie’s Reach starting from the $490’s.

Chef Jessie Scott of Annie Bells Catering cooked up an unbelievable lunch – spring salad, sweet potato ham biscuits, southern shrimp and grits and bbq sliders.  Appetizers included red velvet waffle and chicken skewers and stuffed mushroom caps.  Wanda Long served up her award winning apple and peach cobbler – yum-o!  What a fun way to tour a brand new community and take a break from the office. And congratulations to Kay LaVelle with Allen Tate Realtors for winning the $100 Visa Gift Card Drawing!

Carrie’s Reach will feature 17 large one acre+ wooded hom esites in North Raleigh right off of Creedmoor Road and Mount Vernon Church Road.  Two cul-de-sacs will make up this beautiful community and it is sure to sell quickly.  Customers can choose from our existing portfolio of plans, customize those plans or we can design a plan to fit their needs.  The Homes by Dickerson iPad/iPhone App make it easy to design your home and look through many of our home plans.  You can download the app by clicking here.

Check out some pictures from this farm house theme’d event:

For more information about Carrie’s Reach or to schedule a private tour- contact or call 919.413.7104