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The Triangle featured in Southern Living Magazine!

The Triangle featured in Southern Living Magazine!

Whether it is the shimmering lakes, acres of forested parks and innovative companies or the world-renown universities, family-friendly activities, and wide variety of culinary surprises–we all know how wonderful it is to live in The Triangle!  We are beyond thrilled that our sweet corner of North Carolina was recognized by Southern Living Magazine as a destination spot.  Of course, we know that once people come to visit they are tempted to stay and call The Triangle home!  And per our featured photo above, if you have not been to the Dorothea Dix Sunflower Field, you may want to put this on your summer calendar!  Incredible sunsets stretching over golden rows of blooms provide the best picnic and photo ops of the season.
Check out SLM’s article below and contact us for more information on how you can call The Triangle home by finding The Home of Your Life with Homes By Dickerson!  For more information contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or

North Carolina’s urban oasis has transformed into one of the most dynamic corners of the South.
By Hannah Hayes

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The Durham Hotel in Durham, North Carolina                           Photo: Robbie Caponetto

You’ve heard of the humblebrag, a vehicle of self-deprecation or woe that actually delivers a boast. Picture a New Orleanian constantly complaining of choice paralysis from the dizzying array of acclaimed restaurants or a Nashville dweller infuriated by traffic on yet another vibrant, event-packed weekend.

For locals in North Carolina’s Triangle—Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill—the humblebrag becomes a more literal expression. They’re keenly aware that their cities don’t have the same flash or festivals as, say, Austin or Atlanta. And they’re quick to say that’s exactly what they like about them. Free of the fuss, these towns, known more for their major universities and the international companies headquartered at The Research Triangle Park, have discreetly transformed into a bucolic-urban oasis where the arts and tech synergize and anything homegrown (from businesses to vegetables) is enthusiastically exalted. This place isn’t a playground for tourists; it’s a living room for locals.

Should you try to visit all three cities in a single day? With around a half-hour drive separating Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill from each other, hopping from one place to the next is easy. But with so much to do, just don’t be surprised if you can’t get to everything on your list.


Of the three, Durham perhaps best embodies the less-is-more ethos. Once a boomtown built by tobacco, it was home to wealthy families like the Dukes of their namesake university and to Parrish Street, a bustling boulevard of African-American owned companies known as Black Wall Street. Cast aside in recent decades, Durham became a group project as chefs, artists, and entrepreneurs set about rebuilding a city they would want to live in. Now everyone else in the Triangle wants to live there too. “Durham isn’t a place that has it all, but I don’t want to live or work in a city that does,” says Sean Lilly Wilson, founder of Fullsteam Brewery, which became a town hall-style gathering spot soon after it was founded in 2010. “That mind-set attracts people who want to create a strong sense of community.”

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Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University                          Photo: Robbie Caponetto

It was community spirit that convinced Merge Records, one of the country’s most successful independent labels, to move there from Chapel Hill. Started by Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan, members of the band Superchunk, Merge broke major acts like Spoon and Arcade Fire. This year, they’re celebrating the label’s 30th anniversary. “It feels like the creative community is rooting for each other here,” says cult-followed musician M.C. Taylor, who plays under the name Hiss Golden Messenger and signed with Merge. “We also egg each other on to do something bigger or take more risks.”

The development of the vacant Home Savings Bank building into The Durham Hotel is one risk that clearly paid off. The first boutique hotel downtown, the mid-century modern marvel’s Piet Mondrian-meets-Mad Men lobby doubles as chef Andrea Reusing’s newest restaurant. The Durham hosts as many locals downstairs as guests upstairs, with tables full of diners lingering over house-made charcuterie and trays of fresh Atlantic oysters.

Betting the long game on Durham has worked in favor of chefs like Ricky Moore and his nationally renowned walk-up window Saltbox Seafood Joint, where he serves North Carolina-caught fish with citrus-dressed slaw and Hush Honeys (fennel-spiced cornmeal dumplings glazed in honey).

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Ponysaurus Brewing Co                                       Photo: Robbie Caponetto

Other spots to see the revitalized dining scene include Pizzeria Toro for wood-fired pies; new-wave Jewish deli Lucky’s Delicatessen and the trattoria next door, Mothers & Sons; wine alcove Bar Brunello; coffee shop Cocoa Cinnamon; and a new brewery and taproom on the block, Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Venture toward Vert & Vogue, where owners Nadira and Ryan Hurley sell responsibly made clothes by independent designers and hold happy hours with talks by culture creators.

Locals also suggest taking advantage of the major events at the glass-ensconced Durham Performing Arts Center, enjoying an exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, or seeing a show at the Motorco Music Hall. But their best piece of advice? Take a walk around the city’s neighborhoods. “People say that Durham feels like Brooklyn meets Mayberry,” says Alicia Hylton-Daniel, a general contractor and interior designer who creates new modernist homes. “You can see four different building styles on a single block here.” She recommends going to Open Durham’s website to put together your own architecture tour.


When Vansana Nolintha wanted to open a design-minded combination brewery, flower shop, bookstore, and dim sum restaurant that paid homage to his Laotian roots, he knew it was ambitious. But he and two cofounders— his sister Vanvisa Nolintha and friend Patrick Woodson—had a hunch that Brewery Bhavana would work. After all, he had seen someone else try something kind of crazy before him—his mentor, chef Ashley Christensen. She laid the foundation for Raleigh’s restaurant scene with Poole’s Diner in 2007, gambling that the city would respond to her regionally influenced cooking. Christensen has started four more places under her hospitality group since and, earlier this year, won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef. “There was a temptation five years ago to think that Raleigh needed to look like Charlotte or Atlanta to be relevant,” Vansana says. “But because of leaders like Ashley, Raleigh searched inward for inspiration.”

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Brewery Bhavana                                                                                       Photo: Robbie Caponetto
At Garland, Cheetie Kumar plays both executive chef, rock guitarist, and director for the venue next door, Kings. Her Indian dishes made with Southern ingredients pay homage to her family’s double identity. Gallo Pelón Mezcaleria is North Carolina’s first mezcal bar. Colombian transplant and owner Angela Salamanca refers to it as a community-driven bar where the menu is comprehensive but the service is far from pretentious. Other must-sees: Boulted Bread, Yellow Dog Bread Company, Short Walk Wines, and Transfer Co. Food Hall.
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The Umstead Hotel and Spa                                                               Photo: Robbie Caponetto

To see the city’s forward-looking, egalitarian attitude manifested, look no further than North Carolina State University’s James B. Hunt Library, a futuristic monolith and home to the bookBot, a robotic delivery system that can retrieve any item from more than 18,000 bins within five minutes. There’s also the free-admission North Carolina Museum of Art, set within a band of trails on 164 acres dotted with over a dozen contemporary sculptures. The Umstead Hotel and Spa, a serene mini resort just outside the city, also features a world-class art collection, which serves as the inspiration for executive chef Steven Devereaux Greene’s tasting menu at its on-property restaurant Herons.

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North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh                                              Photo: Robbie Caponetto

Vansana believes these spaces (in addition to Brewery Bhavana) are just the beginning of Raleigh’s revival. “I think that this community is really ready for more creativity,” he says. “I hope all of this inspires even more courageous projects.”

Chapel Hill

The edgier college town that Raleigh and Durham dwellers often drove to for restaurants and concerts at Cat’s Cradle (and still do), Chapel Hill seems a bit calmer now as the momentum has shifted. But it’s a welcome respite where much of what residents have always loved about the town endures.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill                                      Photo: Robbie Caponetto

Marcie Cohen Ferris, author and professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, attributes that appeal to the farmers’ markets, an idyllic campus, walkable neighborhoods, and independent bookstore Flyleaf Books. Well past the decade mark now are renowned cocktail bar The Crunkleton; Andrea Reusing’s first restaurant, Lantern; from-scratch daytime staple Neal’s Deli; and destination country-cooking spot Mama Dip’s Kitchen. They’ve all become area standards. “There’s a strong new generation in the food scene,” says Ferris. “They’re aware of the shoulders they stand on.”

In a more publicized changing of the guard, Justin Burdett recently took the helm of Crook’s Corner, the Southern institution started in 1982 when chef-owner Bill Neal decided shrimp and grits and collard greens were worthy of steak house-style presentation. Its beloved second chef, Bill Smith—who put his own mark on the menu with items like honeysuckle sorbet—retired in January.

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Crook’s Corner chefs Bill Smith and Justin Burdett; The Original Shrimp & Grits at Crook’s Corner
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“When I was a younger cook, this place had all these dishes that made me think, “That’s so brilliant!”” says Burdett. “But because it’s so iconic, I want a younger generation to see that it can be their weekday spot too.”

Burdett will eventually make the restaurant his own just like Smith did—he’s already pickled the bamboo shoots growing on the patio. Still, he’s mindful of its sentimental legacy. “My neighbors introduced themselves to me and wanted to know when the chicken livers would be back on the menu,” he says with a laugh.

Lowes Foods Named Grocer for 751 South Community!

Lowes Foods Named Grocer for 751 South Community!

As 751 South continues to take shape, Homes By Dickerson is excited about our involvement with this new development near Streets at Southpoint Mall in Durham! Check out the below article announcing that Lowes Foods will be the grocery for the 751 South Community (written by Ben Graham of The Triangle Business Journal):

“A 166-acre master planned community in south Durham that is progressing after a decade of uncertainty has received another shot in the
arm, this time from a grocer that has signed on for space at a new mixed-use center.  Lowes Foods will open a 50,000-square-foot store at the 751 South community in the summer of 2020, anchoring a larger 300,000-square-foot retail complex.  That’s according to Alex Mitchell, president of 751 South, who says the grocery store will help usher in a new wave of development in the sprawling community, located off N.C. 751 between Stagecoach Road and the Chatham County line.
Mitchell likens the project to “building a village” and says the combination of ground-floor retail with residencies above will “create a boulevard where people can shop and live and work, much like parts of [Raleigh’s] North Hills.”
The grocery store will feature some of Lowes Foods staples, such as the Community Table, the Beer Den and SausageWorks, as well as an online food ordering service.  Mitchell estimates the larger build out will exceed $500 million and take place over seven to 10 years. Later phases include apartments and two 150,000-square-foot office buildings, rising as tall as 5 stories.  Home lots have already been developed, and all are either sold or under contract.

“That helps alleviate a lot of the clock concerns,” Mitchell says.
Homebuilders working at the community include Saussy Burbank, Homes by Dickerson and Loyd Builders. Vertical construction has begun on a handful of homes, which are now being offered for sale.  The residential portion of the development has been chugging along in recent
months, after the project spent years mired in a lengthy and contentious planning process. Durham city leaders initially opposed a request to annex the property, raising concerns about the community’s size and potential environmental impacts, including whether it would prove detrimental to Jordan Lake and its aquifer.  Legislation passed by the state in 2013 finally forced the city’s hand. Since then,
concerns have been raised about the relationship between elected officials and the
developers behind 751 South.  A report earlier this year by the News & Observer revealed that Rep. Tim Moore,
speaker of the N.C. House, had been hired as an attorney for a company called KNOW Bio that was founded by a partner in the 751 South development, Neal Hunter, also a founder of Cree. Moore had previously helped pass the legislation that cleared the way for the 751 South development.”

For more information or a private tour of the custom, high-performance homes built by Homes By Dickerson in 751 South, please contact us at 919-626-8392 or
We would love to show you how you can make one of our beautiful designs in this amazing new home community “The Home of Your Life!”

Homes by Dickerson Receives Perfect Scores and 7 Awards at the 2015 Parade of Homes!

Homes by Dickerson Receives Perfect Scores and 7 Awards at the 2015 Parade of Homes!

The excitement was certainly building at this years 2015 Parade of Homes Awards! Homes by Dickerson entered 10 homes this year into the Parade, our largest participation to date.  7 entries for the Wake County Parade and 3 in the Durham, Orange and Chatham Parade happening over the first three weekends of October.

Our team spends countless hours working thru the design details and elements and inspirations for each home.  The team of project managers, superintendents and designers pour their blood, sweat and tears into making their homes memorable and stand out in a way that matches Homes by Dickerson’s understated elegance and our drive to always be better. You can check out our Design Series blogs that highlight the designers perspectives on selections for each of the homes for an insiders look.  There are so many great features in all of these homes- here is a snapshot of a few but be sure to see them for yourself or click on the virtual tours below.

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Here is the line-up of Homes by Dickerson’s Award Winning Parade Homes

  • GOLD WINNER and 1 PERFECT SCORE :: The Haywood in Haywood :: 5221 Woodall Way, Raleigh NC 27613 :: $699,900 Virtual Tour
  • GOLD WINNER and 2 PERFECT SCORES :: The Fairfield in Sunset Bluffs :: 4562 Heritage Mill Way, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 :: $399,900 Virtual Tour
  • SILVER WINNER :: The Oakmont in Briar Chapel :: 1475 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill NC 27516 $697,479 Virtual Tour
  • BRONZE WINNER :: The Jackson in Briar Chapel :: 79 Old Piedmont Circle, Chapel Hill NC 27516 $384,900 Virtual Tour 
  • SILVER WINNER :: The Belhaven in Briar Chapel :: 164 Old Piedmont Circle, Chapel Hill NC 27516 $496,400 Virtual Tour 
  • SILVER WINNER :: The Oberlin in Wendell Falls :: 1821 Iron Mill Drive, Wendell NC 27591 $335,900 Virtual Tour
  • SILVER WINNER :: The Bristol In Madison :: 2236 Madison Creek Drive, Apex NC 27502 $525,900 Virtual Tour 
  • The Underwood in Traditions :: 1228 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest NC 27587 $643,900 Virtual Tour 
  • The Franklin in Madison :: 2240 Madison Creek Drive, Apex NC 27502 $509,900 Virtual Tour
  • The Franklin in Wendell Falls :: 1816 Iron Mill Drive, Wendell NC 27591 $424,120 Virtual Tour

To learn more about any of our homes or to schedule a private tour, call 919.917.3132 or

Here are some pictures from the awards gala! Way to go Team!

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For a complete list of the Wake County Parade Winners, click here.
For a complete list of the Durham, Orange and Chatham Winners, click here.

Enjoy Outdoor Living at Briar Chapel’s Open House!

Enjoy Outdoor Living at Briar Chapel’s Open House!

Plan to spend a wonderful afternoon in Briar Chapel next Saturday, March 21st as Homes By Dickerson participates in the “Outdoor Living” themed Open House.  There will be lots of activities and refreshments between 12noon and 5pm that you will not want to miss!

Make sure to stop by The Briar Chapel Information Center to receive a map and complimentary Sweetwater Ice ticket, redeemable at our model home (Lot 13) between 12:30 and 3:30pm.  Tour the award-winning Franklin plan located at 307 Dark Forest Drive, browse our onsite design studio and get to know our experienced sales counselors!

Once you are ready for lunch, head over to The Montclair (Lot 901) at 120 Old Piedmont Circle where we will be firing up the grill between 12noon and 2pm.  View this beautiful move-in ready Green Tour home while enjoying food, drinks and live music.

We will also have a landscaping expert from Davis Landscape available until 5pm to help answer all of your lawn and garden questions!  Don’t forget to register for some great outdoor living prizes!

Homes By Dickerson team members will be available to schedule a private tour of any of our custom-built homes in this thriving Master-Planned Community!

We look forward to helping you find “The Home of YOUR Life!”

For more information on Homes By Dickerson, Briar Chapel or our upcoming Open House, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or

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.

Foyer Study, Choose this one Kitchen Living Room Breakfast Room Owner Entry Master Bedroom Master Bathroom Bonus Room

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

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!


Silver and Gold Wins at the Durham, Orange and Chatham Parade of Homes

Silver and Gold Wins at the Durham, Orange and Chatham Parade of Homes

Homes By Dickerson Wins SILVER AND GOLD at Durham Parade of Homes Awards!

Durham, Orange, and Chatham Parade Awards :: Homes by Dickerson takes home GOLD and SILVER

The Homes By Dickerson team is proud to announce that it brought home Silver AND Gold from the Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties 31st annual Parade of Homes Awards Program! The banquet, held on Tuesday, October 7th at the prestigious Carolina Club in Chapel Hill, recognized The Homes on Parade and the team members who built them. Special attention is given to included features and products especially green or high-performance options.

The Franklin, our decorated model home of almost 4000 square feet, was awarded Gold in its category for its spacious floor plan which features a first-floor master and guest bedroom, a gourmet kitchen open to the living space, a double-sided fireplace servicing the family room and screen porch, an upstairs bonus room with guest suite, a three-car garage and a full-finished basement.  To view the full virtual tour, click here.

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The Chamborde was recognized with a Silver Award in its category due to the charming details found throughout the 3700 square foot home. The downstairs open floor plan boasts a keeping room off the kitchen, a first floor guest suite, an owner’s entry, planning center and a screen porch with beautiful views of Pokeberry Creek in Chapel Hill. A finished bonus room, rec room and a third floor walk-up attic for storage completes the layout. To view the full virtual tour, click here.

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Both Parade Homes are located in Briar Chapel, a Master-Planned Community in Chapel Hill which features a multitude of amenities including parks, swimming pools, open spaces and natural trails.

Do not forget to visit our 6 other Parade Homes in the Triangle including our Lakeview Manor in Croasdaile Farm, Durham. This stunning home offers elegant living at its finest! You will be impressed by the generous foyer and unique light fixtures, stunned by the view through the home to the private stone patio in the wooded backyard, and in awe of the classically decadent trim.

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Next week the Wake County award winners will be announced at the 49th annual Wake County Parade of Homes Awards!

For more information on any of our Parade Homes or communities throughout the Triangle, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or

Homes by Dickerson is Now on Parade :: #HBDonParade #HBDLife

Homes by Dickerson is Now on Parade :: #HBDonParade #HBDLife

After months of hard work and late hours, Homes By Dickerson has finished building and crafting 8 magnificent Parade Homes for you to see. We have taken every detail of these homes into account from customized floor plans and designs with your family in mind to immaculate landscaping displays and intricate trim details which will WOW you! Come view the quality and craftsmanship found in each of these homes, tour our neighborhoods and ask us how one of these homes can become The Home of YOUR Life.

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Come take a look, share your thoughts on your favorite features in the homes.    We also invite you to join the conversations online on facebook, instagram or twitter.  Share photos of your favorite features and you can use the hashtags  #HBDonParade #HBDLife

Our homes have been polished and shined and await your visit! Here is the complete list::

  • 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

View any of our homes over the next three Parade Weekends and enter for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card each weekend during the Parade.  A Winners will be selected each Monday following the weekend.  Winners will be contacted via email, phone and social media.

If you are have questions about our homes and communities, or would like to schedule a a private tour during the week, call 919.917.3132 or email



PariZade Social in Durham

PariZade Social in Durham


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PariZade, Durham

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.

Langley Forest 8-5x11 Dougherty 8-5x11 Walden Pond 8-5x11

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