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Summer Nights with Homes By Dickerson!

Summer Nights with Homes By Dickerson!

The topic of summer nights can bring with it a flood of fond images from making ice cream on your front porch and catching fireflies to a first kiss or a spontaneous gathering with friends and family.  Our elegant baths are the perfect places to get ready for those long-awaited outdoors concert, our storage spaces will hold all of your camping and travelling gear, and our gourmet kitchens allow you to create summer spreads for all of your seasonal outings!  Let’s not forget all the possibilities that our outdoor living creations offer from roasting marshmallows at your fire pit to entertaining under magical twinkle lights.  It is amazing the memories we make during this season and Homes By Dickerson is here to help you capture all of them!

This summer we invite you to experience each of our move-in ready homes across The Triangle.  Discover gracious front porches, quaint outdoor living spaces, custom designs, high-performance energy-saving features, ample storage spaces, community amenities and so much more as you find The Home of Your Life! The next three months are sure to be filled with warm weather, some cool breezes, front porch views of firefly-lit lawns, and incredible sunsets leading into dark, star-filled skies. Why not enjoy these long summer days and nostalgic summer nights in a move-in ready, custom design from Homes By Dickerson?

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

REALTORS-Stay tuned for more information on our Summer Nights Realtor Program filled with exciting events and fun prizes!  

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Griffin Square Grand Opening!

Griffin Square Grand Opening!

Grand Openings are always very exciting as we have the opportunity to reveal what we have been working on for months or even years!  The Griffin Square Grand Opening will be no exception as we roll out a brand new product design and an enclave featuring a pocket park that is exclusively custom homes from Homes By Dickerson.

This new section of Wendell Falls will boast 42 home sites, all of which will accommodate our newly-designed Grayson model home with its array of optional additions including a casita or guest suite, a home office, or a shed/storage space.  Choose from one of our home sites which border the beautiful common area to get a park view or from one of our home sites which back up against the trees for a great view of the woods!

Ready for a private tour?  Plan to attend our Griffin Square Grand Opening where you will be one of the first to walk the home and take in the lovely views!

Griffin Square Grand Opening
Saturday, June 8th
4pm-6pm
736 Daniel Ridge Road, Wendell
Please RSVP to Julia: Julia@HomesByDickerson.com or 919-260-7225 or you can click here to RSVP on our Facebook Page

Also, enjoy live music at The Farmhouse after our Griffin Square Grand Opening during the 1st Farmhouse Jams of the Season!  For more information, please go to: https://www.wendellfalls.com/whats-happening/events/events-by-date/2019/june/farmhouse-jams/

Brick exteriors, beautifully practical layouts, and stunning fits and finishes all await you in the Homes By Dickerson exclusive section of Griffin Square. Prices start from the mid $400s.  Not only will you be able to discover the Grayson model, enjoy light refreshments, and meet the Homes By Dickerson team but you will also be able to experience the incredible atmosphere of Wendell Falls!  Walking and nature trails, The Farmhouse, Grounds Cafe, and a family-friendly swimming complex are just a few of the amenities you will encounter in this award-winning new home community!

For more information on Griffin Square or any of our homes in Wendell Falls, please contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

Homes By Dickerson celebrates 10 Years of Building High-Performance Homes!

Homes By Dickerson celebrates 10 Years of Building High-Performance Homes!

Homes By Dickerson celebrates 10 years of building high-performance homes!

Click here to view our new high-performance video!

A decade ago, we made a very important decision as a building company-a decision which changed how we build each of our custom homes.  We wanted to differentiate ourselves from the competition but most importantly, we wanted to provide higher-performing homes for our clients and for the environment.  So, we got to work.  We researched vendors and programs, studied qualifications, earned certifications, and became an expert in our field-all with the intention of benefitting those who have chosen to become Homes By Dickerson homeowners.

Over the last 10 years, we have continued to embrace high-performance green building, earning us recognition as a 2018 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Green Partner of Excellence, 2018 Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence (MAME) Best Green Home award winner, and a 2018 Market Leader Award from Energy Star (just to name a few!).

Homes By Dickerson is also honored to be a leading high-performance builder with the most single-family homes certified to the NGBS in the country*. As stewards of our client’s investment, we are dedicated to providing quality homes that offer savings, health, comfort, and sustainability. Building to the NGBS standard requires more than checking a box for energy standards, it means that our homes are designed and constructed to meet a minimum number of criteria in water efficiency, home site design, sustainable materials, indoor air quality, and homeowner education to achieve certification.  As Jon Showalter, Homes By Dickerson COO, mentions in our new high-performance video, we just do not know how to build any other way.

 

We know that high-performance, green building does not resonate with everyone.  Let’s face it-there is a lot of technical jargon that is not very sexy and it does not give you the cheapest per square footage cost.  What it does give you is quality and peace of mind.  The bottom line is that when you purchase a Homes By Dickerson home you are getting more than just a custom design from an incredibly talented team of individuals.  You are in fact purchasing a home that can save you money on your monthly utility bills, provide better air quality for your family, and is kinder to our environment.

We hope that our decision 10 years ago to build only high-performance homes will make your decision easier today to build The Home of Your Life with Homes By Dickerson!

To learn more about how our homes are built or to inquire about how you can build your high-performance green home with Homes By Dickerson, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

*Source: Home Innovations Research Lab 2019
Diamond Club Gala for Realtors!

Diamond Club Gala for Realtors!

You are cordially invited to our Diamond Club Gala for Realtors!
2018 was an incredible year for Homes By Dickerson as we experienced growth, opened new communities, won awards, hustled, built, sweated, and smiled our way through every challenge and opportunity!  We are constantly drawing from that passion, that fire that we have for this industry to fuel us through and inspire us to strive for excellence.  One of our best gifts from 2018 is, once again, the incredible partnerships that we created with our amazing Realtors along the way.   That support, solid as ice, continues to be crucial to the foundation of our business and future success.   We appreciate every interaction, every opportunity that was brought to our team.

As a token of that appreciation, we invite all of our Realtors to join us at our 2019 Diamond Club Gala where we will be recognizing our Top Producing Realtors from last year and highlighting our new communities and goals!  Mingle with our team, learn more about our custom designs, and enjoy a breathtakingly beautiful venue! You do not want to miss the surprises we have in store for you at this year’s “Fire and Ice” event!

Tuesday, February 5th
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Vidrio, 500 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh

Please RSVP to Julia by no later than January 31st at Julia@HomesbyDickerson.com or text 919-260-7225

We look forward to seeing you there!

Capture your holiday memories in one of these Triangle-area move-in ready homes!

Capture your holiday memories in one of these Triangle-area move-in ready homes!

Now that you are reading this I want you to grab a hot beverage and take a moment for yourself.  I know that your to do list is long-and the upcoming Holidays just make them longer-but you can always spare a moment to dream and design.  Close your eyes and imagine all of the precious memories you will soon be making with your family.  Whether you picture baking with little ones or hosting extended family, the next few months are bound to be special for everyone.  Now, open your eyes and take a look around.  Could you use a bump out for that stunning tree, a larger island for your family to gather, or a guest suite for your in-laws?  Maybe you want custom-designed shelving in your pantry and bedrooms to better organize your life?  And there is nothing like elegant trim work to make your holiday decorations pop!  Homes By Dickerson’s custom designs offer all of these things and so much more to capture each of those wonderful holiday memories!  Retreat to your luxurious master suite and enjoy your stand-alone tub or spacious shower as you unwind from your productive days; whip up a delicious feast in your gourmet kitchen for those relatives about to grace your doorstep; all the while taking in beautiful views both inside and outside “The Home of Your Life”.  After all, this is about you: your memories, your family, and your life.

Homes By Dickerson has move-in ready homes all over the Triangle ready for you to christen with your family traditions!  And now you can take advantage of our holiday pricing PLUS an additional $5000 towards appliances and/or closing costs*!  Choose the floorplan and award-winning neighborhood that best fits your family’s needs and make plans this year to capture holiday memories in “The Home of Your Life!”

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

 

*$5,000 to be used towards appliances and/or closing costs with use of preferred lender & attorney and must go to contract by 12/31/2018.  See Sales Agent for Details. Sales and Marketing by Homes By Dickerson Real Estate, LLC

Final Opportunity in Haywood-A Homes By Dickerson exclusive community!

Final Opportunity in Haywood-A Homes By Dickerson exclusive community!

Final Opportunity in Haywood!
It is hard to believe that there is only one opportunity remaining in this beautiful enclave of Homes By Dickerson custom homes!  It seems like only yesterday that our team was introduced to this piece of land perfectly located off Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.   As we walked the site and considered both the challenges and rewards, we envisioned a neighborhood which would exude southern charm by offering an unique and stunning entrance, one of the most beautiful streetscapes imaginable, and an array of custom designs with the highest attention to quality and craftsmanship.

Now, there is but one move-in ready home left for you to make  “The Home of YOUR Life!”


 






 

The History of Haywood
In just shy of three short years, Haywood has gone under development, had a spectacular Grand Opening, featured the 2015 Duke Progress Energy home, won multiple Parade of Home and MAME distinctions, and was chosen to host the 2016 HGTV Smart Home!  Needless to say, this community has had its share of accolades and has been a shining star for the duration.  Here are a few highlights:

Grand Opening 2015                     

GO team

GO golf cart

GO beverage table

GO jams
GO signage

HGTV® Smart Home 2016

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However, the fanfare and excitement is not finished as we have one more opportunity for you to find “The Home of Your Life” here in Haywood!

Ask us how you can make this custom design “The Home of YOUR Life!”

Our current homeowners live these accolades every day as they drive into their award-winning community, cruise down their impeccably-landscaped streets and enter into their spacious, custom-designed and custom-built homes.  Contact us today to learn how you also can call Haywood home: 919-917-3132 or info@HomesByDickerson.com

 

 

Another Wake County Parade of Homes for the Books!

Another Wake County Parade of Homes for the Books!

Every year The Homes By Dickerson team spends countless months, long days into long nights, making sure that Parade of Homes accurately represents the best of our talents, the best of our resources, and the best of our passions.  Our reasoning is clear: We want our buyers to know that we can make their dreams a reality.  We want our homeowners to walk through the rooms we have built for them,  envisioning their life held within those very walls.  We want to continue researching, brainstorming, perfecting, designing, and building the best custom, high-performance homes available.  Parade of Homes allows us to do just that.  At the end of the day, it is not about the awards or the accolades within our industry-though we are honored to receive them.  We are just excited to take a breath, enjoy the moment, and start planning our showstoppers for 2019.  Here is to another fantastic Parade of Homes and to some incredible results from the Wake County and Durham/Orange/Chatham Parade of Homes Galas with all 8 of our 2018 Parade Homes winning an award!

 

2018 Homes By Dickerson Parade Winners

GOLD WINNER!
MacTavish: The Garrison A “Tangled up in Blue”
6901 Ray Family Farm Court, Raleigh
To view this tour, please click here
4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 4196 sf
Home Site 11
$800,000

GOLD WINNER!
Wendell Falls: The Concord B “Southern Comfort”
416 Vintage Point Lane, Wendell
To view this tour, please click here
3 bedrooms, 3.0 baths, 2969 sf
Home Site 231
$500,000


GOLD WINNER!
Wendell Falls: The Preston B “By the Bluff”
1657 Tunnel Street, Wendell
To view this tour, please click here
4 bedrooms, 3.0 baths, 2004 sf
Home Site 553
$350,000

GOLD WINNER!
Briar Chapel: The Concord E “In the City”
146 Logbridge Road, Chapel Hill
To view this tour, please click here
3 bedrooms, 3.0 baths, 2966 sf
Home Site 1824
$577,000

GOLD WINNER!
Henderson Place: The Chatham Forest I “Moody Modern”
4215 Henderson Place, Pittsboro
To view this tour, please click here
4 bedrooms, 3.0 baths, 3680 sf
Home Site 4215
$760,000

SILVER WINNER!
Traditions at Wake Forest: The Arramore B “Easy Living”
1209 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest
To view this tour, please click here
4 bedrooms, 4.0 baths, 3451 sf
Home Site 68
$650,000

 

BRONZE WINNER!
Sunset Bluffs: The Essington B “Quiet Moments”
2501 Plowridge Road, Fuquay Varina
To view this tour, please click here
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2973 sf
Home Site 236
$475,000

BRONZE WINNER!
Briar Chapel: The Hamilton B “Chippy Chic”
635 Boulder Point Drive, Chapel Hill
To view this tour, please click here
4 bedrooms, 4.0 baths, 3302 sf
Home Site 1615
$659,900

For more information on any of our Parade Homes or to make one of our  Move-In Ready Homes   “The Home of YOUR Life!”, please visit our website www.HomesbyDickerson.com or contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Parade to “The Home of Your Life!”

Parade to “The Home of Your Life!”

It always takes me a while to mentally transition from summer to fall-more so than with other changes of season-but then I see the slight tinges of orange and red slowly painting the leaves or get a whiff of autumn spices and realize that fall is in fact here!   For The Homes By Dickerson team, the beginning of fall is a flurry of activity as we prepare for the largest showcase of homes throughout the year-The Triangle Parade of Homes.  We have poured through design ideas, sketched, and dreamed.  We have swept, scrubbed, painted, and planted.  We have walked each community, searching for ways to improve all of the little details to ensure a stellar experience for you.  Now we take a breath, step back and present you with 9 amazing homes that embody everything we are and believe in as a custom, high-performance builder.

We invite you to join us over the next three weekends (October 6-7th, 12-14th, and 19th-21st: 12pm-5pm each day) for the 2018 Parade of Homes where you will see your dreams and visions come to life! Intricate trim detail, gorgeous woodwork, decadent tile patterns, custom layouts, beautiful elevations, curb appeal, and so much more await you at every turn.  The only thing that is missing is you!  Tour Homes By Dickerson’s 2018 Parade of Homes and find “The Home of Your Life” today!

 

Homes By Dickerson’s 2018 Parade Homes
Briar Chapel-“The Chippy Chic”-635 Boulder Point Drive, Chapel Hill-$659,900
Briar Chapel-“In the City”-146 Logbridge Road, Chapel Hill-$577,000
751 South-“A Touch of Brass”-1324 Bradburn Drive, Durham-$612,000
Sunset Bluffs-“Quiet Moments”-2501 Plowridge Road, Fuquay Varina-$475,000
MacTavish-“Tangled Up in Blue”-6901 Ray Family Farm Court-$800,000
Henderson Place-“Moody Modern”-4215 Henderson Place Drive, Pittsboro-$760,000
Traditions-“Easy Living”-1209 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest-$650,000
Wendell Falls-“By the Bluff”-1657 Tunnel Street, Wendell-$350,000
Wendell Falls-“Southern Comfort”-416 Vintage Point Lane, Wendell-$500,000

For more information on any of our homes, communities or The Triangle Parade of Homes, please contact Whitney White at 919-296-3820 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com 

Also, stay tuned as we will reveal the design inspirations for each of our homes and some wonderful detail photos of the finished product!  Even if you have walked through the home, it is easy to miss something with so much to see!

Life in Wendell Falls

Life in Wendell Falls

Life in Wendell Falls. If you’re looking for more than just a home, you’ve found it. If you’re looking for a community in the truest sense of the word, look no further. If you’re looking for a place to call home that has everything you could possible wish for within an arm’s reach, welcome to Wendell Falls.

Now my perspective is unique. Yes, I am a new home consultant with Homes By Dickerson but I was a Wendell Falls resident first. Two years ago, my wife and I were looking for a new home community. We had a 2-year-old daughter, we were expecting our son any day and we had a really big dog.  We were busting out of our townhome. Like busting. #NeedSpaceNow
Oh yeah, and there was some serious 9 months pregnancy nesting happening.

We did what I imagine many new home customers would do that consider themselves “city people”.  We looked for a new home in our price range everywhere in Raleigh but found almost nothing that would work for us. Yet it was important that we stay close to downtown Raleigh. So, we started to look South. Nothing. And West. Nope. And North. Definitely nope. Zilch. And it wasn’t until a friend suggested we look East that we stumbled, almost literally, upon Wendell Falls.

I had really never been East of Raleigh but we were blown away to discover that it had almost everything we were looking for in a new home community and what it lacked is now under development and on the way. Even though it had all of the things that were important to us (close distance to downtown Raleigh but with a quaint small town feel; outdoor amenities like hiking/biking trails, a pool, amphitheater for outdoor music, etc.; a brand new home that we could afford), it wasn’t until we actually spent some time in Wendell Falls that we decided to call it home. #LifeinWendellFalls



Here is what we did. Every Sunday we would hang out at The Farmhouse, more specifically Grounds Café, like we lived here. We would come out, let our daughter play on the playground while we sipped on some of the best coffee we’ve ever tasted. We did the “Resident for a Day” program, swam in the pool and enjoyed a delicious lunch. We would get to know the people that already lived in the neighborhood and tell them we were thinking of moving here. Funny thing, we met SO MANY people that were doing just what we were doing. Some of our closest friends in the neighborhood came from those initial visits. We drove and timed the drive to downtown Raleigh. 18 minutes BTW if you drive like me. And what was probably most fun was coming out to enjoy ourselves at the Farmhouse Jams Summer Concert Series. They say “The music is free but it’s B.Y.O.C (bring your own chair).” So that’s what we did. And. It. Was. Awesome. Food, fun, music, beverages, kids’ games, adult games, sunshine. It is what sealed the deal for us.

As a side note, the next Farmhouse Jams is coming up at 5:30 pm on September 8th, (which happens to be my birthday FYI) and features JOHNNY FOLSOM 4, a Johnny Cash cover band. You’re welcome.

If you’re thinking about life in Wendell Falls, come test it out and have some fun with us. If Wendell Falls hadn’t yet made your radar, I hope it is on there now and that you’ll join us for some fun and community.

Ok, now I will use my sales person voice.
For more information on the lifestyle, amenities or our custom, high-performance homes in Wendell Falls, please email me at Chuck@HomesByDickerson.com or call me at 919-986-2692.  Of course, you can always come and visit our beautiful model home at 1816 Iron Mill Drive, here in Wendell.  Would love to help you find “The Home of Your Life!”

Wendell Falls featured in Green Builder Magazine!

Wendell Falls featured in Green Builder Magazine!

As a nationally recognized builder of high-performance homes, Homes By Dickerson is excited to share the most recent accolade of  Wendell Falls featured in Green Builder Magazine!

We could not be more proud to be a partner of the developer, Newland Communities, or of the community itself.  Check out this link which will take you to the publication:
https://www.greenbuildermedia.com/green-builder-magazine-july-august-2018

Not only will you notice on page 33 that Newland Communities won an Honorable Mention as a 2018 Eco-Minded Leader but there is also a 6-page spread (pages 46-51) delving into the green practices and mindset of the builders and community as a whole.  You will not want to miss page 51’s in-depth coverage on the Tesla powerwall and how that is just one of the many resources (not to overshadow solar panels of course!) that can lead you to net zero living!

For more than 10 years, Homes By Dickerson has been a leader in building each and every custom design to the highest green building standards available.  Not only are they Energy Star certified but they are also crafted to the National Green Building Standard and voluntarily built to the NC HERO Code.  It is just one more reason why Homes By Dickerson is the premiere custom builder of The Triangle and Pinehurst areas of North Carolina.

For more information on how you can build “The Home of Your Life” with all of the included high-performance features we offer, please contact Whitney White at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com