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2019 Parade of Homes Sneak Peek!

2019 Parade of Homes Sneak Peek!

With September comes a slight change in the air, subtle yet promising of all the wonders of fall.  Scenic hay rides, spiced beverages, throw blankets, and of course… The Parade of Homes!  The Homes By Dickerson team has been working around the clock to make this year’s #HBDonParade the most memorable one yet and we are excited to bring you our 2019 Parade of Homes Sneak Peek!

Bold interiors, incredible craftsmanship, classic designs, and so much more await you throughout our 9 Parade Homes on this year’s tour.  Click here to see our 2019 Parade of Homes Sneak Peek video!

Want to see more?  Mark your calendar to visit our nine designs on the 2019 Parade of Homes Tour during the following three weekends: September 28-29, October 4-6, and October 11-13.  Who knows, you may even find The Home of Your Life!

2019 Homes By Dickerson Parade Homes
“Mint Condition”-The Harper Farmhouse
Briar Chapel, Home Site 1826
164 Logbridge Road, Chapel Hill
$560,000

“Moss Hill Towne” (Townhome)
Crystal Lake at Croasdaile Farm, Home Site 9001
1003 Laurelwood Drive, Durham
$625,000

“Roycroft Revival”-The Addison Craftsman
Crystal Lake at Croasdaile Farm, Home Site 352
2117 Meadowcreek Drive, Durham
$580,000

“A Touch of Brass”-The Bennett Traditional
751 South, Home Site 348
1324 Bradburn Drive, Durham
$612,000

“Modern Grace”-The Graham Cottage
Sunset Bluffs, Home Site 272
2248 Plowridge Road, Fuquay Varina
$659,000

“Corner Cottage”-The Covington Cottage
Traditions at Wake Forest, Home Site 65
1417 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest
$640,000

“Southern Charm”-The Kingspark Traditional
Wendell Falls, Home Site 1032
1928 Woodbluff Drive, Wendell
$410,420

The Grayson Farmhouse
Wendell Falls, Home Site 966
736 Daniel Ridge Road, Wendell
$590,000

“Cedar Hue”-The Oakmont
Moorlands Manor, Home Site 4
1516 Kirkby Lane, Raleigh
$1,165,000

For more information on our Parade Homes or custom, move-in ready designs, please contact Whitney at 919-296-3820 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

 

Three Opportunities remain in Madison at Evan’s Creek!

Three Opportunities remain in Madison at Evan’s Creek!

Only three opportunities remain in Madison at Evan’s Creek!  We have loved building in this beautiful neighborhood the last four years but it is now time to help you find The Home of Your Life in this Apex jewel and bid our fond farewells.

Since its inception in 2015, Madison at Evans Creek has embodied the elements and values of “Small-town America”, focusing on traditional architectural designs.   This neighborhood of custom-built, single-family homes, convenient to the Historic District of downtown Apex, offers wooded views and accessibility to local parks, dining, shopping and entertainment.  Madison combines the beauty of historic design elements with current high-performance, green building standards.  Lose yourself in charming streetscapes which encourage outdoor living and drawing neighbors together.  Discover our three move-in ready homes available in this sweet enclave of custom designs.

Three opportunities remain in Madison at Evan’s Creek!

The Jacob, Home Site 11       $465,000
2629 Flora View Court, Apex, NC
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2655 square feet
This “Jacob” green-certified, high-performance home is move-in ready and features a study, formal dining room, and open family/breakfast/kitchen area with a screened porch, all on the main floor. The second floor has a large master suite with a walk-in closet, dual vanities and soaking tub. Two other bedrooms, a spacious rec room and a guest bath finish out the second floor. Unfinished storage is also found on the 3rd floor.

The Fairfield C.3, Home Site 14       $519,900

2212 Madison Creek Drive, Apex NC
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3094 square feet
This “Fairfield” green-certified home features all hardwoods on the main floor. The first floor holds a guest room, formal dining room, and an open kitchen with large island.  The second floor features a spacious owner’s suite with a huge walk-in closet, additional bedrooms, and a great rec room. Engineered hardwoods, tankless water, sealed crawl, & custom-quality finishes are found throughout this incredible home.


The Bristol A, Home Site 28      $565,000

2117 Tordelo Place, Apex NC
5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3220 square feet
This “Bristol” green-certified home boasts a finished third floor with a full bath! The impressive kitchen is chock full of wonderful features including quartz counter tops, tile back splash, custom cabinets, a trash pull-out, a spacious center island with a breakfast bar, and stainless steel Frigidaire appliances.  Also found on the first floor is the charming family room with a tile surround fireplace and custom mantle.  Great details can be found in the master suite from the trey ceiling with crown molding to the built-in vanity, custom cabinetry and granite counter tops in the master bath.  Plenty of high-performance features to go around in this beauty such as the sealed crawlspace and the tankless water heater! Do not forget to enjoy a lifetime of stunning sunrises and sunsets on your screened porch and patio area.

For more information on how you can make one of these move-in ready custom designs The Home of Your Life, please contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

Tour our Custom, Move-In Ready Homes!

Tour our Custom, Move-In Ready Homes!

-Simplify your choices by discovering custom, move-in ready homes from Homes By Dickerson

Life seems to get busier every day.  Between work obligations, raising a family, social engagements, hobbies, and more-we fill our calendars to the breaking point and often still do not feel we are doing enough.  While we cannot remove these stresses from your life, we can help you find The Home of Your Life!  A home with the rooms you need to hold the people and things that are most important to you.

When you decide to purchase a Homes By Dickerson home, you can go through the building process with our team, considering each detail and planning out your spaces and features.  We love this time with our homeowners because it allows us to develop a relationship that goes beyond just company and client.  However, if this option does not work with your timeline or your busy life, our talented team of builders and designers have already created beautiful homes across The Triangle, each custom drawn with hand-picked interior and exterior features.  Our custom, move-in ready homes are waiting for you to complete them!

With a variety of floor plans in 14 North Carolina communities and one community in South Carolina, you are sure to find the right fit for your family’s needs!  Click here to view all of our custom, move-in ready homes or see below for our August highlights.

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

Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill
The Mill Park B, Home Site 1892
47 Logbridge Road, Chapel Hill
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2347
$400,000

751 South, Durham
The Gregson, Home Site 289
917 Cella Saxon Drive, Durham
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2000 sf
$429,000

Ethan’s Meadow, North Raleigh
The Madison G, Home Site 31
12404 Marsh Field Drive, Raleigh
$610,000

MacTavish, North Raleigh
The Chamborde A, Home Site 19
6924 Ray Family Farm Court, Raleigh
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3726 sf
$700,000

Wendell Falls, Wendell
The Emerson A, Home Site 390
1017 Groveview Wynd, Wendell
3 bedrooms, 2.0 baths, 2405 sf
$392,500

Traditions at Wake Forest
The Concord, Home Site 66
1421 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest
$620,000

Nexton, South Carolina
The Mendenhall A, Home Site 307
311 Bright Leaf Loop, Summerville, SC
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2390 sf
$419,000

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!

Wendell Falls Homeowners Enjoy Holiday Sip and Shop!

Wendell Falls Homeowners Enjoy Holiday Sip and Shop!

We continue to share how amazing the Wendell Falls neighborhood is from its gorgeous views and fantastic amenities to its friendly atmosphere.  This past weekend was yet another reason that our homeowners love living in a Homes By Dickerson custom design in Wendell Falls: the chance to ring in The Holiday Season with neighbors and new friends!

Homes By Dickerson was excited to participate in the annual Sip and Shop festivities in Wendell Falls, coordinated by Newland Communities.  Vendors from all over the area displayed their beautiful wares just in time for the gift-giving season as residents of Wendell and invited guests were able to tour our award-winning model home and enjoy delicious holiday refreshments!  Not only did guests have the opportunity to see firsthand our craftsmanship and attention to detail, but they also were able to envision their friends and family celebrating the holidays in The Home of Their Life!  This was a great opportunity for us to explain how they could receive $5000 towards any of our move-in ready homes if they go to contract by the end of the year!*

This is not by far the first homeowner event that Homes By Dickerson in Wendell Falls has been involved in and it definitely will not be the last.  We love any opportunity to connect people together in our custom-designed homes!  We received rave reviews from everyone who was able to attend and we are already looking forward to next year’s event!

For more information on how you can become a Homes By Dickerson homeowner in Wendell Falls, please contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

You can also click here to view all of our move-in ready homes.  Do not forget that you can receive up to $5000 when you go to contract on any of these homes by 12/31/2018.  You can also receive $10,000 on a pre-sale when you go to contract by the same date as well!*

*See Sales Agent for details

Check out these great photos from the fun-filled afternoon!

 

 

 

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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028_Master Bathroom (1)
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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!

Homes By Dickerson’s Custom Designs a Great Resource for Multi-Generational Living!

Homes By Dickerson’s Custom Designs a Great Resource for Multi-Generational Living!

(As published in the September 2018 edition of Builder and Developer Magazine)

Different generations living in the same household is by no means a new concept.  In fact, there is evidence of this tradition throughout history and in some cultures it is the complete norm.  Defined as a home which includes two or more adult generations, multi-generational living allows for grandparents, parents and children to experience life together.  Americans, however, had moved away from this lifestyle for several decades before the economic downturn in the mid-2000’s resulted in returning to the housing trend this country had not seen since the 1940’s.

When the loss of jobs, high unemployment rates, and the housing crisis began in 2007, younger generations were all but forced to move back home with their parents, often bringing spouses and their own children with them.   While these arrangements may have originated from a financial need, it was not long before people realized the additional benefits.  We have all heard the saying “It takes a village…” and how convenient it is when that village is centrally located in your home!  The need for two incomes, the rising cost of childcare, the desire for a better work/life balance-all of these things further supported and encouraged the continuation of multi-generational households.  It may have been years since the downturn ended but this trend does not seem to be changing.   Recent surveys show that almost a quarter of the American population is living in a multigenerational home and that number is only going to continue to climb.

Two years ago, I became part of that statistic when we built our current home and included an in-law suite for my father-in-law.  Circumstances supported that he would live with us a portion of the year allowing him to spend time with his grandchildren, save money on living expenses, and expand his social activity opportunities.   When we made this decision, a variety of questions popped into our minds which included privacy, convenience, and logistics.  It was important that my father-in-law have his own entry to come and go as his schedule dictated and that he have the living spaces needed to best suit his lifestyle; however, there were so many more factors that we did not even think to consider.

As a custom builder, we cater to the needs and wants of our clients.  In fact, that is our passion and our priority: to find our buyers the home of their life.  If that life involves multiple generations then we look for options and features to enhance the comfort and convenience for each family member.

In years past, the largest concern when building a multi-generational home was the issue of stairs.  While stairs are still discussed, families have become more and more aware of lifestyle changes when merging different generations under the same roof.  These conversations have prompted our design team to begin a dynamic list of ideas to consider when we build a multi-generational home, including:

  • Evaluating the home site with consideration to the number of steps and possible ramp locations
  • Determining whether an elevator, if needed, can work within the plan
  • The Location of bedrooms and bathrooms.  At minimum, a first-floor guest suite but two masters (one up and one down) are a plus if space allows.
  • Installing blocking in shower walls to add grab bars later
  • Keeping hallways wide and install at least 2’6” doors to bedrooms and baths wherever possible for wheelchair consideration
  • Allowing for additional space in bathrooms when possible (room for walkers around cabinetry and toilets)
  • Adding medicine cabinets instead of regular mirrors for ease of toiletry access
  • Install large cabinet pantries and large drawers in the kitchen to conveniently access bulkier items such as heavy pots and pans.
  • Utilizing pulls on cabinet doors rather than knobs and lever door handles on all interior doors
  • Researching technology considerations such as Alexa which allows the more mature generations to set medication reminders, listen to audio books, and control lights and thermostats.  This resource also functions as a communication tool as parents and children can check in via camera throughout the day
  • Educating on smart appliances such as Samsung’s Smart Hub refrigerator which has introduced another way for people to keep up with busy schedules by posting information, notes, reminders, and grocery lists on the refrigerator door screen
  • Considering sound dampening options when determining your floor plan
  • Adding Kitchenette or wet bar features (keep in mind that zoning laws must be researched for this option as some municipalities only allow one kitchen in a home)

 

So, whether you are considering a multi-generational living situation for financial, practical or even cultural reasons know that there are plenty of options available to make for a smooth transition and to help ensure comfort and convenience for each generation.

For more information on how you can find “The Home of  Your Life” whether you have multi-generational needs or needs for just your generation, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@HomesByDickerson.com