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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 or contact us at (919) 847-4447 or




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

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 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 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

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

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   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

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 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!