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The Crystal Lake Story

The Crystal Lake Story

Blogger’s note: I have always wished that I was able to verbally tell a good story.  Alas, my storytelling comes only in the form of writing where I can contemplate the scene and mood I am setting, go back, change words, strengthen my emphases, mold and shape my characters through my verbiage.  Words do not flow off my tongue in a perfect, flawless order with clear purpose as they do for Dave Beischer who shares his family history with a balance of pride and humility. I was honored to hear in person the story of his ancestry and their contributions to the Durham area throughout the 20th Century.  The following accounts are mere edits to Dave’s own words and will confirm that Crystal Lake is so much more than another new home community with beautiful wooded and water views.  Rather it is a tribute to the past as well as the future of so many.  Homes By Dickerson could not be more excited to be a part of this story and we know that you will feel the same way!

The majority of the Croasdaile Farm area, approximately 1100 acres, has been in Dave’s family since circa 1900.  His great-grandfather, John Sprunt Hill, was a philanthropist with varying interests including law, real-estate, politics and finance.  He attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, started what was formerly known as Central Carolina Bank, helped develop rural credit unions in North Carolina, became a lawyer in New York, traveled the world and even served in the military.  Hill’s career alone could take pages to accurately recount but he is only one figure in this saga.

Hill owned all of the acreage from current day Hillsborough Road/Durham Expressway North to what is now known as Croasdaile Farm.  I mention him because he begins the legacy that his great-grandson carries on to this day.  Years later, Dave’s grandparents would add to that expansive stretch of land, and therefore that legacy, by purchasing 250 acres after the end of World War II.  150 acres of that sale is now called Crystal Lake.

Initially it was the Moss family-proprietors of different amusement projects in the Durham area and involved with the Lakewood activity area-who purchased Crystal Lake in the late 1920’s and then developed it into a multi-purpose recreation spot.  These family-friendly areas were very popular at this time boasting swimming facilities, playgrounds, theaters, and other activities.  This was of course before the mass production of automobiles allowed people to travel further distances more often.

In fact David remembers his grandmother, who was born in 1908, sharing memories of traveling from her home in Downtown Durham to Lakewood (another amusement spot) via a horse and carriage.  Imagine that rural section of Durham during that era with its dirt roads, farm lands, and brilliant green fields!

For the rest of the 1930’s, the Moss family ran Crystal Lake as a wonderful attraction for local residents.  There are still some who can remember Crystal Lake as an early-day amusement park complete with rides like a larger-scale kiddie train with tracks and a rudimentary swiss seat which allowed you to be pulled back and forth across the lake.  A decade later, World War II would bring in thousands of troops to Camp Butner, a mere 20 minutes away, giving Crystal Lake a different opportunity-providing recreation to the soldiers on the weekends. Since then, bus tours for retired veterans and Croasdaile Farm residents ensue in stories of dances, lake activities, and good-natured rowdiness during this romanticized time period.  During his narrative, Dave provided a few rare photos that friends and acquaintances have given him showing their personal memories.  One of the great things about these photos is that they show a lot of the infrastructure of the Crystal Lake area including the large horse barn with stables for riding, the covered bridge that spanned the lake, and the dance hall.  While these buildings no longer exist (the Pavilion was the last holdout eventually demolished in 2018), Dave can remember remnants of infrastructure from his childhood such as when he would walk with his brother to the lake and use the hand-held pump to get the well working.  It took some time to get the water flowing but the friendly competition between the brothers become a favorite past-time between the siblings.

Dave mentions that the Pavilion featured multiple bathrooms and changing areas as well as a covered picnic area and was used from 1947 until it was torn down last year.  However, the developers are planning a new Pavilion which will keep the same feeling with its standing seam metal ceiling and fire pit though it will be larger in size and also have a partially-covered dock.  The intention is not only to offer an unique amenity to the residents of Croasdaile Farm and Crystal Lake but also to preserve a sentiment that spans nearly 80 years.  It is not to say though that nothing will be left of what once was-there will be some sentiment preserved including an old chimney that was part of a dance hall and an old rock wall that denoted a route into Crystal Lake. They are considering some other signage options and nostalgic efforts.

Not long after World War II ended, a flood at Crystal Lake completely destroyed the divider in the lake between fishing and swimming.  The Moss family decided that they did not want to take on the repair costs for this flood and sold it to Dave’s grandparents.  Crystal Lake then became a stronghold in the life of the Beischer family, a place where they spent a majority of their time and created a lot of their precious memories.  They built a cabin for parties and family events which, like the Pavilion, has since been torn down due to its age and structural issues.

The Pavilion was more than just a shelter of sorts or protection from the elements.  Since its inception in 1947 it became a place for family and social gatherings within the Beischer clan.  Dave recalls groundskeepers and workmen who became like family after close to 50 years of service.  He also describes the wonderful birthday parties thrown for his grandmother, parents, siblings, etc.  Both of his parents attended Duke University and would host get-togethers and reunions for their college friends and sororities/fraternities.

To say that Dave had a hard decision when it came to the future of Crystal Lake is an understatement.  As developers by trade, he and his father always wanted to see the land used and appreciated; however, it was important to him that his mother’s love and vision for the raw, natural land be recognized and respected.  Dave speaks to an expectation of what you are going to experience when you get North of I-85 into the Croasdaile area and that there is a quality to the land and what is built.  He wants to make sure that expectation continues to be met with Crystal Lake.  So, several factors were put into action including maintaining a 200-foot wooded buffer completely around the lake. The only thing that will go into that buffer will be a paved pathway for residents to enjoy the views.  Also, of the 150 acres in the total project, only 50 acres are being developed for the new homes of Crystal Lake.  This is such an unique concept as few developers would incorporate all of that undeveloped land into HOA greenspace.  Beischer’s ownership of the land, however, makes that decision economically feasible and sets this community apart from all of the other neighborhoods marketing to active adults and empty-nesters.  It is all about the reputation and legacy that his 4 generations of his family left behind and the vision that they created.  Wooded views, lake views, spacious home sites, single-family and luxury townhome opportunities on land that is steeped with Durham history: Oh, how wonderful life will be for our Crystal Lake residents!

In 2012, Dave completed the last phase of Croasdaile Farm (an estate-style, single-family community near Hillandale Road in Durham) and was introduced to Homes By Dickerson.  The builder-developer relationship between the two companies would continue to strengthen over time as a high level of mutual respect and trust was founded.   Dave spoke to Homes By Dickerson’s quality of building and craftsmanship as well as the caliber of employees in our company.

“We certainly want Homes By Dickerson involved as we build out Croasdaile Farm [and begin Crystal Lake],” said Beischer.  “The execution of their homes is a custom feel but Homes By Dickerson also has the scale to go out and do this type of project.”

“Garden View Realty knows the market well and Homes By Dickerson knows how to sell our homes in this market.  It makes for a wonderful partnership.  For almost two years Homes By Dickerson and Garden View Realty have been cultivating our interest list in this incredible community supported by individuals who know the Croasdaile name and reputation for quality and excellence whether they are familiar with Croasdaile Farm or Croasdaile Village,” said Beischer.

“We have tried to maintain the things that make Croasdaile Farm and Crystal Lake special.  Anytime I get frustrated with an aspect of this project, I go down and look out at the lake and realize how many more people will be able to enjoy this land,” said Beischer.

Every community has its own story to tell.  Some stories may be richer than others but a piece of land is never just a piece of land.  It has been owned by families and corporations; fought and feuded over; possibly harvested, toiled, dug, or excavated; and it could have witnessed births, deaths and all the life in between.   When we see a new home community being developed, we do not always think about the purpose that piece of property served a century or two ago or the fact that the land is being re-purposed yet once again.   However, with Crystal Lake, both the Beischer family and Homes By Dickerson will continue to develop the story and present a balance of past and future.

For more information on how you could be a part of The Crystal Lake Story, please contact Whitney White at 919-205-2368 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com


Homes by Dickerson Press Release:: Homes by Dickerson Awarded “Best of HOUZZ 2016!”

Homes by Dickerson Press Release:: Homes by Dickerson Awarded “Best of HOUZZ 2016!”

Homes By Dickerson Awarded Best of Houzz 2016
Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World


RALEIGH, NC – January 28, 2016 – Homes By Dickerson is pleased to announce they have been awarded, “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 40-year old custom home builder was chosen by more than 35 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. Homes By Dickerson was selected among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

As a luxury custom builder, Homes By Dickerson prides themselves on their attention to detail and their intense focus on the needs and desires of their clients. As stated in their Company Manifesto, “We begin each relationship by getting to know how you envision using and enjoying your home, looking to your dreams as our foundation.  From there, we listen, guide and involve you through the homebuilding journey to build a home that is right for your life.”

“We’re so thrilled to receive the Best of Customer Service award from Houzz as it reinforces that our attention is on the most important aspect of the business – our clients. With an industry as vast as home building, we feel so honored to have been recognized,” says Brant Chesson, president and CEO of Homes By Dickerson.

 “Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Homes By Dickerson, voted one of our ‘Best Of Houzz’ professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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About Homes By Dickerson
Established in 1975, Homes By Dickerson builds high-performance, custom homes throughout The Triangle area of North Carolina. Named one of the Best Places to Work by the Triangle Business Journal two years in a row, Homes By Dickerson prides itself on its team of talented, passionate and dedicated professionals who strive every day to provide exceptional service to their clients and build beautiful luxury homes.  Each Dickerson home is unique, crafted with the highest quality of materials and attention to detail.  Homes By Dickerson has also become a local leader in homes certified through the National Green Building and Energy Star programs and is a proud member of the Green Home Builders of the Triangle.  They have made it their priority to offer owners enhanced comfort, healthier indoor air quality and lower operating costs while maintaining the highest standards of design, craftsmanship and elegance.

Homes By Dickerson offers homes in the communities of Barton’s Grove, North Raleigh; Sunset Bluffs, Fuquay-Varina; Henderson Place at Fearrington, Pittsboro; Haywood, Raleigh; Traditions, Wake Forest; Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill; Madison at Evan’s Creek, Apex; Wendell Falls, Wendell; and Croasdaile Farm in North Durham.

For more information on the Award-Winning Homes By Dickerson, please visit our website www.HomesByDickerson.com or contact us at (919) 847-4447 or info@homesbydickerson.com




Welcome to our Winter Wonderland of Homes!

Welcome to our Winter Wonderland of Homes!

At Homes by Dickerson, we love everything about the New Year from our new floor plans and new ideas to new challenges and new opportunities! In celebration of the Holiday, we are kicking off 2016 with our Winter Wonderland of Homes and-thanks to the warmer than normal temperatures-you have even more of a chance to tour these beautiful custom homes.

If you have not walked through one of our high-performance designs, we invite you to start your new year by finding “The Home of Your Life.”  Whether you are looking for a ranch floor plan in a Master-Planned Development like Briar Chapel, an estate home in an exclusive Dickerson community such as Barton’s Grove, or a single-family design in one of our newest community Wendell Falls, Homes by Dickerson has the right home and location for your needs.  Another exciting aspect of our Winter Wonderland of Homes is that, just like snowflakes, no two Dickerson homes are alike.  Experience “The Home of Your Life” with a true custom builder where you will find the plan and features of which you have always dreamed.

For more information or to schedule a private tour of any of our move-in ready homes across The Triangle, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Barton’s Grove: Estate homes in Raleigh starting from the $750s
Briar Chapel: Single-family homes in Chapel Hill starting from the $300s
Croasdaile Farm: Custom homes in Durham starting from the $700s
Haywood: Beautiful and unique designs in Raleigh starting from the $690s
Henderson Place at Fearrington: Newest Dickerson opportunity featuring luxury homes starting from the high $500s
Madison at Evan’s Creek: Single-family homes in Apex starting from the $430s
Sunset Bluffs: The best of Fuquay-Varina starting from the $300s
Traditions: Master-Planned living in Wake Forest starting from the $600s
Wendell Falls: Tranquil living in Wendell just moments from the heart of Raleigh featuring single-family homes from the $310s

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Homes By Dickerson’s Newest Home of the Week:: The Tatsworth III in Croasdaile Farm

Homes By Dickerson’s Newest Home of the Week:: The Tatsworth III in Croasdaile Farm

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then we hope that the photos of this custom-built, single-family home conveys paragraphs and paragraphs of luxury, elegance and craftsmanship.  This Tatsworth, on a corner and cul-de-sac homesite, offers an expansive main floor with a guest suite, spacious family room, study, formal dining room, open kitchen and screen porch.  A generous master suite, three secondary bedrooms and a versatile recreation space can be found upstairs; however, the highlight of this 4505 square foot home is the impressive level of details and finishes that are found throughout.  Floor-to-ceiling board and batten graces the walls of the cozy study and extended wainscoating completes the adjacent dining room.  Natural light showcases quality hardwood floors in each room on the first floor due to the abundance of elongated, low-e windows and elegant fixtures complement the look and feel of the home.  The gourmet kitchen is a conglomeration of high-end details including a pasta faucet, glass-front cabinets and an over-sized granite-covered island.  An unique owner’s entry with custom built-ins and a walk-in pantry complete the first floor.  Hand-stained French doors can be located on both levels.

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There are so many details to this home that our words, as intentional as they may be, cannot accurately describe the combined beauty and functionality of the Tatsworth at Croasdaile Farm.  Come experience this home in the peaceful and strategically-located Durham community.  What is stopping you from making this must-see “The Home of YOUR Life”?

For a private tour of the Tatsworth in Croasdaile Farm, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com and don’t forget to ask us about today’s low interest rates and our first-rate financing options!

Croasdaile Farm:: The Tatsworth III
202 Winrock Place, Durham, NC
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
4505 square feet
Homesite 290-MLS # 1961535

What’s NEW at Homes By Dickerson!

What’s NEW at Homes By Dickerson!


Despite the snow and ice of this past week, Homes By Dickerson is already prepared for the upcoming Spring!  Inspired by the thought of budding shrubs, sunny skies and warmer weather, we are embracing all that is NEW and incorporating it into every facet of our company.  HBD knows that life moves at a fast pace, tastes change and ideas are born every day.  Our commitment to our clients is that we will be knowledgeable about the latest designs, offer the best high-performance options available and provide the most talented, dedicated team possible.  Come see all that is NEW at Homes By Dickerson!

NEW Plans
We continue to create floorplans that are right for your life! Owner’s entries, data ports, ample closet space, storage, green features and so much more are available for you to choose!  Ask us how we can build The Home of YOUR Life!

NEW Communities
Ask us about our newest Raleigh communities-Haywood and the next phase of Barton’s Grove.  Also, we are excited about our new upcoming communities-Wendell Falls in Wendell and Madison at Evan’s Creek in Apex.  Homes By Dickerson is spreading further over the Triangle!


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NEW Homes
Schedule a private tour today to view any of our Move-In Ready homes across the Triangle!  These stunning, high-performance homes are perfect examples of the benefits of buying new:

  • Brand-new appliances and build­ing products
  • High-performance, green features
  • Lower monthly utility bills
  • Compliance with updated building codes for maximum perfor­mance, safety and efficiency
  • Warranties on products and workmanship
  • Higher ceilings
  • More spacious, modernized floorplan designs
  • Custom interior choices includ­ing the most modern fixtures and elements
  • Save on your remodeling or renovation budget
  • Lower maintenance
  • Current technology features
  • Security and peace of mind in building efforts
  • Ample storage space
  • Specialty rooms including owner’s entries, mud rooms and homework nooks

NEW High-Performance Accomplishments
We achieved a 2014 average HERS score of 56 and our lowest HERS Score to date, a 49 in Briar Chapel! We will continue to find ways to improve our building process and our high-performance green efforts.


NEW Team Members
We are committed to the growth of our dedicated and talented team! In order to give our valued clients the customizable home buying experience that they deserve, we have expanded our full-time staff to include a Certified Architect, Marketing Manager and Online Sales Counselor. We invite you to meet our team!


For more information on “What is NEW at Homes By Dickerson”, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@HomesByDickerson.com and don’t forget to attend our Briar Chapel Open House this Saturday, February 21, from 12noon to 5pm at our model home to see “What is NEW at Briar Chapel!”

We look forward to building a NEW relationship with you!


Red Ribbon Home of the Week :: the Lakeview Manor in Croasdaile Farm

Red Ribbon Home of the Week :: the Lakeview Manor in Croasdaile Farm

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Croasdaile Farm:: The Lakeview Manor

3402 Trailwood Drive, Durham, NC
To view the full virtual tour, click here.
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
4078 square feet
Home Site 207-MLS #1951253


Our Red Ribbon Home of the Week, the Lakeview Manor in Croasdaile Farm, is truly THE perfect Holiday Home! From the moment that you walk through the solid mahogany double-doors your senses become alive. You can almost smell the boughs of holly that you would intertwine along the wrought-iron staircase balusters.

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Laughter from your family gathering and holiday music wafts through the air as you saunter through the spacious foyer. To your left, the adorned fireplace blazes in the study where a family member is curled up with a Holiday read.

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On your right, the formal dining room table sparkles and shines with your grandmother’s fine china and silver, a mixture of silver and gold to commemorate the season. The open family room and gourmet kitchen is abuzz with activity as your nostrils are assailed with a mixture of spices and pine, winter smells which flood you with precious memories. Delicious treats cover the oversized, granite-covered island and warmth permeates the rooms from the large ovens in the kitchen and additional fireplace in the family room.

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But what really catches your eye? What really makes this home perfect for the upcoming Holidays? Your winter-wonderland view of the back yard! Large windows align the family room and breakfast area walls allowing you a gorgeous look at the almost 2-acre wooded home site. Imagine watching the snow fall and the occasional deer visit while baking recipes that have been passed down for generations.

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Use the first-floor master suite to wrap those last minute gifts while your friends and family relax and watch movies in the ample upstairs bonus room, complete with a full bar for snacks and spirits! Three additional bedrooms complete the upstairs to entertain all of your winter guests.

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Words truly cannot do justice to the beauty and detail of this home! We invite you to contact us for a private tour and make this perfect Holiday Home “The Home of YOUR Life” before the Holidays! For more information, please call Renee at 919-917-3132 or email info@HomesByDickerson.com

Don’t forget to ask us about our Red Ribbon Package Event! There is still time to receive $15,000 on this specific home to use as you choose!


Homes by Dickerson Parade of Homes Sneak Peek

Homes by Dickerson Parade of Homes Sneak Peek

The 49th annual Wake County Parade of Homes will be here in less than a month and Homes By Dickerson has pulled out all of the stops! It is hard to believe it is already the time of year again when the weather gets a little cooler and the leaves begin to fall from the trees. Pumpkins and brightly colored mums will soon be gracing front porches of our neighborhoods and children will be visiting their local costume stores for that all important Fall Festival and Halloween outfits.

At Homes By Dickerson, Autumn is one of our favorite times of the year. For months we have brainstormed, dreamed, planned and tapped our creative resources to imagine, create and build a series of unique, beautiful home designs that could be considered worthy for the Parade of Homes tour! This year we will be showcasing eight different Parade Homes throughout the Triangle during the first three weekends of October. But even more exciting is the fact that we are offering private tours of our Parade Homes starting now! Want to see our great floor plans, custom trim details, original fixtures and relaxing outdoor living spaces before the Parade rush? Contact us today to get a sneak peek of any of our eight Parade Homes listed below:

  • 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

HBDParade 2014

This year the Wake County Parade of Homes and the Durham, Orange, and Chatham Parade of Homes will both take place on the same weekends. Homes will officially be open October 3rd-4th; 11th-13th; and 17th-19th from 12pm to 5pm each day.  This is a free, self guided tour that is open to the general public.   If you would like to schedule a private tour prior to the Parade beginning or to learn more about any of our homes or communities, call 919.917.3132 or email info@homesbydickerson.com

PariZade Social in Durham

PariZade Social in Durham


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Thank you to everyone who came out to PariZade in Durham for our latest social.  We had a great time getting to know so many great Durham and Chapel Hill Realtors®.  Homes by Dickerson is excited to be now building in our first Durham community, Croasdaile Farm.

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The history and success of Croasdaile and Croasdaile Farm runs deep and is the perfect location for Homes by Dickerson’s break-out Durham community. Homes by Dickerson has been building in Raleigh and Wake Forest for the last 35 years, in Chapel Hill for the last 4 years and it just makes sense to be part of Durham to compliment our presence in the Triangle.

Congratulations Gene!

Congratulations to Gene Molnar with Keller Williams for winning our iPad Mini.  Homes by Dickerson gives iPad mini’s away quarterly as part of our Diamond Club Partner Program. We partner with agents across the Triangle to bring them the latest on our communities, opportunities for their clients and reward them for showing our homes and communities.   For more details on our Diamond Club Program, click here.

Homes by Dickerson’s Project Manager, Ryan Speight, will be heading up the building in Croasdaile along with Superintendent Ian Mayer.  Ryan and Ian are great to work with and you can feel confident about bringing your clients to work with our team.  Homes by Dickerson is a custom builder and has the ability to start from our plan portfolio, modify those plans or design something completely custom and unique to meet your clients’ needs.  There are available home sites for pre-sales, or you can bring your clients to walk thru the first three homes that are started.  Teresa Strasser with Coldwell Banker HPW Builder Services will be heading up sales efforts and her office can be found on site in the SILO offices in Croasdaile.  Teresa’s cell is 919.604.8289 and her office address is 2451 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, Ste 103, Durham, NC 27705.

Homes by Dickerson has introduced a brand new ranch plan called the Langley Forest and also enhanced two of our proven designs, the Walden Pond and Dougherty.  The Walden Pond is also a ranch/story-and-a-half and the Dougherty II offers the Master Suite on the second floor.  Croasdaile Farm Community website managed by Coldwell Banker HPW is www.croasdailefarm.com.   Homes by Dickerson has a wide array of virtual tours and other homes across the Triangle, should your clients want to see a completed Homes by Dickerson home before purchasing.  We also have a full design center at our main office in Raleigh off of Creedmoor Road and a sister design center under construction in Chapel Hill that will be open this Spring.

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Many agents are looking for inventory option for their clients.  Homes by Dickerson has communities across the Triangle to meet your needs with homes priced from the $330’s up to $750,000. Communities include:  Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill, Heritage in Wake Forest, Carries Reach and Barton’s Grove in North Raleigh, and coming soon – Traditions in Heritage Wake Forest, Sunset Bluffs in Holly Springs/Fuquay Varina and Haywood in North Raleigh.   To see a complete list of our available inventory homes, click here. We also offer a Build On Your Lot Program for your clients who have a piece of land they would like to build on and have a home budget of $400,000+.  See us for more details on this program if you have a client you would like to discuss all of our plan parameters.

We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your clients! For more information on Homes by Dickerson, our homes and/or communities, call 919.847.4447 or info@homesbydickerson.com

City Kitchen Chapel Hill, Durham Realtor Social Fun

City Kitchen Chapel Hill, Durham Realtor Social Fun


Thank you to all the Realtors who came out to our latest social at City Kitchen in University Mall in Chapel Hill.  Despite the rainy weather we enjoyed talking with many of you and celebrating great things happening in Chapel Hill and Durham.  Homes by Dickerson is excited to announce that we have joined the builder team in Croasdaile Farm in Durham.  We will have our first few homes under construction for a spring 2014 delivery.  We are bringing in some new floor plans, as well as, enhanced exisiting plans to the community.  And we are excited to continue to build upon our success in Briar Chapel.  With 15 available move-in ready homes that can close by the end of the year and 30 homes currently under construction in Briar Chapel- we plan to continue to offer your clients a wide variety of choices along with the flexibility, custom-ability and service you have come to expect in our high performance green new homes!

The Parade of Homes is underway and with 7 Homes by Dickerson Homes on Parade around the Triangle- there are lots of reasons to get out and tour!  And from the sounds of it- the market is hot! hot! hot! So it is a great time to encourage your clients to get into a brand new home.

Thanks so our generous co-sponsors, Corporate Investor’s Mortgage Group! Robby Oakes and his team go above and beyond to help our clients secure financing for their new homes.

The iPad Mini winner goes to Julie Cummins with Chatham Homes Realty! Congrats Julie.  Be sure to check out our Realtor page for the latest information on our socials and promotions! And become a Diamond Club Partner for the latest information on all Homes by Dickerson’s homes and communities.

For the more information on our homes and communities contact info@homesbydickerson.com or call 919.847.4447

Raleigh Realtor Social at Hibernian Highlights

Raleigh Realtor Social at Hibernian Highlights


Homes by Dickerson is so grateful for all of the agents who came to our Raleigh Realtor Social at the new Hibernian in North Raleigh last night! WOW- what a turn-out… Close to 100 top producing agents came to enjoy drinks, appetizers, network and learn about our three new communities coming soon.  They truly want to be in the know for their clients!  Many agents were talking about the lack of inventory for their buyers and we were able to let them know about our inventory homes under construction and ready-to-move-in homes that can close by the end of the year.  We were also excited to share that we will have 7 homes coming up in the 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes and the Durham, Orange and Chatham County Parade of Homes!

The buzz of the night was certainly about the new exclusive Homes by Dickerson North Raleigh communities of West Lake at Country Trail off of Leesville Road and Barton’s Grove off of Creedmoor Road.  Homes by Dickerson also announced we are joining the custom builder team in  Croasdaile Farm in Durham.

Be sure to check back on our website, blog and facebook for more updates on these highly anticipated communities!

Congratulations to our drawing winners – Tom Brasacchio with Fonville Morisey and Helen Tam with Prudential York Simpson Underwood! They each will receive a Hibernian Gift Card.  And big thanks to the Hibernian for hosting our group- the food and service were excellent!

Here are some pictures from the evening!
Be sure to check the Realtor News Page for details on our next social.


Until our next social… Cheers!