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Parade of Homes :: Winners All Around

Parade of Homes :: Winners All Around


What an incredible 2013 Parade of Homes! We had a record number of people come through the free self-guided tour of 7 of our homes on Parade in Raleigh/Wake County and in Durham, Orange, and Chatham County.

The homes on Parade are listed below with virtual tour links to each if you missed seeing them in person.
Homes by Dickerson brought home 5 awards on our 7 Parade homes!  Way to go Team!

  • The Riverwalk :: GOLD WINNER The Hamptons at Umstead :: 4729 Adler Pass,  Raleigh NC 27612
  • The Castlebrooke :: SILVER WINNER Briar Chapel :: 2104 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill NC 27516
  • The Sagamore :: SILVER WINNER Heritage Woodlands :: 1004 Wandering Way, Rolesville NC 27571
  • The Madison :: BRONZE WINNER Carrie’s Reach :: 7012 Carrie’s Reach Way, Raleigh NC 27614
  • The Oakmont :: BRONZE WINNER George’s Grant :: 14617 Norwood Road, Raleigh NC 27614
  • The Sullivan :: Briar Chapel :: 658 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill NC 27516
  • The St. John :: Heritage Overlook in Heritage :: 1004 Overlook Ridge Road, Wake Forest NC 27587

Thank you to everyone who took part in the HBD’s Amazing Parade Tour.  This was a chance to enter to win each week during the Parade of Homes and a chance to win online by posting and sharing photos of your favorite HBD Parade features by using hashtag #hbdpt2013.   Congrats to our Amazing Parade Tour winners listed below:

  • Week 1 :: Home drawing – Kimberly Pack | Online #hbdpt2013 – Jodi Spencer
  • Week 2 :: Home drawing – The Garrell’s | Online #hbdpt2013-  Jen Winkler
  • Week 3 :: Home drawing – The McLain’s | Online #hbdpt2013 – Theresa Dew

We also took part in two sponsored limo tours in Carrie’s Reach and in Briar Chapel.  We hosted 16 Realtors with Spencer Properties for lunch in our Madison Model in Carrie’s Reach the first week.   The Chatham County Limo Tour was the following week and we shared lunch in our Sullivan Model in Briar Chapel.   Agents were able to view the homes and learn about our available move-in ready inventory and new and upcoming communities/opportunities.

Parade still remains our favorite times of the year! What was your favorite part of this year’s Parade of Homes in Raleigh and the Triangle? Before you know it, we will be starting to plan for 2014 Parade! We can’t wait….

Looking for more information on any of our homes or communities? Call 919.847.4447 or email info@homesbydickerson.com

Raleigh Wake County Parade of Homes Awards Gala

Raleigh Wake County Parade of Homes Awards Gala


What a night!! Over 600 people in attendance to celebrate the best of the best in new home design, floorplans, features and more! 190 homes on the 48th Annual Wake County Parade of Homes.  148 of them were judged and the winners were announced Wednesday Night at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Homes by Dickerson came home with 4 awards!  One Gold, One Silver and Two Bronze for our Parade Entries.  It was a great night of celebration and the mood in the room was one of the market has returned and it is a great time to buy a new home.  Homes by Dickerson has a total of 7 homes on Parade between the Raleigh/Wake County Parade and the Durham, Orange & Chatham County Parade.

Here are some photos from the evening!  We look forward to seeing you out over the last weekend of the Parade to tour our homes and enter for your chance to win prizes in the HBD’s Amazing Parade Tour- look for your chance to register in our homes or simply post photos on facebook and/or twitter and use hashtag #hbdpt2013 so we can follow along!

For a complete list of all the Raleigh/Wake County Parade entries, click here.

Homes by Dickerson’s Amazing Parade Tour 2013 #hbdpt2013

Homes by Dickerson’s Amazing Parade Tour 2013 #hbdpt2013

It’s our most favorite time of the year… the Annual Parade of Homes is here!

The Parade of Homes is one of our most favorite times of the year!  It gives us a great opportunity to showcase our latest floor plan designs, features, color palates, high performance green features and most importantly gets YOU out into our homes to see, touch and feel a Homes By Dickerson home! Every year we meet so many great people and feel this year will be our strongest year yet with 7 homes to be able to our!

This year we are offering you a chance to win some great prizes while you tour Homes By Dickerson’s completed Parade Homes in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Rolesville and Chapel Hill.   We are kicking off the HBD’s Amazing Parade Tour and we invite you to tour and play! You can also join in on the fun on-line for even more chances to enter to win.

It’s easy to play and be entered to win: 

1- Simply tour our completed Parade Homes during the weekends of Oct 5-6,
11-13 and 18-20, 2013 open daily from 12pm to 5pm.  Cards and flyers are available
at each of the homes or you can download one here by clicking this link: HBD Amazing Parade Tour Flyer

  • The Castlebrooke :: Briar Chapel :: 2104 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill NC 27516
  • The Sullivan :: Briar Chapel :: 658 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill NC 27516
  • The St. John :: Heritage Overlook in Heritage :: 1004 Overlook Ridge Road, Wake Forest NC 27587
  • The Sagamore :: Heritage Woodlands in Heritage :: 1004 Wandering Way, Rolesville NC 27571
  • The Riverwalk :: The Hamptons at Umstead :: 4729 Adler Pass,  Raleigh NC 27612
  • The Madison :: Carrie’s Reach :: 7012 Carrie’s Reach Way, Raleigh NC 27614
  • The Oakmont :: George’s Grant :: 14617 Norwood Road, Raleigh NC 27614


2- In each home you tour, fill out a registration card and put into the basket on the kitchen counter.  For on-line entry- you can take a picture of your favorite feature, fixture or of yourself in the home- have fun- get creative, maybe throw a filter on there.  But don’t forget to put hashtag (#) on the photo or comment #hbdpt2013 so we can track and enter you.  Each post will get you an entry to win prizes.

3- No purchase is necessary to enter to win.  Remember this is fun- enjoy the tour and sign up at each home you visit.  One entry per person, per house, per weekend.  Open to Realtors and Brokers as well.  Homes by Dickerson employees are not eligible to win.  Available only to US Residents.

4- Drawings for $100 Visa Gift Cards will be held each Monday during the Parade- Oct. 7th, 14th and 21st.  The winners will be contacted via phone, email and be posted on our website and social media sites.

Note: All rules are subject to change at any time.  HBD’s Amazing Parade Tour promotion is brought to you by Homes by Dickerson and Homes by Dickerson Real Estate, not the communities the homes are available in.  Registrants have the option to opt out at any time. 

Questions? Need more information?  Check out www.HomesByDickerson.com/ParadeTour
Contact info@HomesbyDickerson.com or call 919.454.8173

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The Oakmont by Homes by Dickerson :: 2013 Parade of Homes

The Oakmont by Homes by Dickerson :: 2013 Parade of Homes

The Oakmont built by Homes by Dickerson will be showcased in the 2013 Parade of Homes in George’s Grant.   This exclusive Homes by Dickerson community features 1 acre wooded home sites in North Raleigh.  Centrally located right at the corner of Six Forks Road and Norwood Road,  George’s Grant is easily accessible.  The Parade of Homes will run October 5-6, 11-13 and 18-20th and homes will be open for viewing from 12pm to 5pm each day.  This is a free, self-guided tour open to the general public.

The Oakmont
14617 Norwood Road, Raleigh NC 27614
$692,900 | 4072 square feet

The Professional Pictures and Virtual Tour are coming soon!  Here are some pictures we took right after staging.  We can’t wait for you to see all the final touches that make this home really special!  And be sure to make it by all 7 of Homes by Dickerson’s Parade homes on Tour for you chance to Tour & Win! For details on the HBD’s Amazing Parade Tour, click here.

For more information on this home or to schedule a private tour- contact 919.847.4447 or info@homesbydickerson.com


Have you checked out our Pinterest Boards lately?

Have you checked out our Pinterest Boards lately?


Did you know that Homes by Dickerson is on Pinterest?  Do you know what Pinterest is? If you click on their “about” Pinterest page, it is simple and to the point- Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing the things you love.  And with 70 Million users and climbing- people are loving Pinterest too.

The Homes by Dickerson Pinterest board can be found on the link on our home page or by typing in this link www.pinterest.com/dickersonhomes . You can find tons of inspiration on over 59 boards and counting!  We have made sure to add photos from many of our most popular floorplans.  You will quickly see how our homes can all feel so different based upon trim, color, lighting, material choices and more.  We love for you to be able to customize and personalize your home the way that you want.  Many of our customers will come into our design center with pinned images give us a feel for some of their favorite things.   We will do our best to match that look or style you are going for.   Using professional photographs of our finished homes gives us the ability to show you truly how our homes can look and feel without having to step foot in every single one.

We have separated the boards by rooms, communities and by floorplans.  And our boards and inventory of pictures and communities are constantly changing so be sure to follow us so they will show up in your feed of new images.   So go ahead, check it out and pin away.  We look forward to you pinning our homes and helping you create your dream home!

And if you are wanting to see some of the floorplan diagrams in more detail you can use our interactive floor plan designer on our website, or by downloading our Homes by Dickerson iPad/iPhone app.  We want to make it easy to access information on your terms.

If you have questions or want to learn more- just call or email- we promise to make it easy!  Homes by Dickerson is currently building in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, Durham, Cary – we have the Triangle Area covered.  To view our available new homes, click here.
919.847.4447 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Happy Pinning!

Homes by Dickerson makes the BUILDER Magazine Next 100 List

Homes by Dickerson makes the BUILDER Magazine Next 100 List


BUILDER Magazine just announced it’s list of Top 100 Builder’s based upon 2012 closings and volume.   Along with this list they have

also listed the Top Next 100 Builder’s and Homes by Dickerson has made the Next 100 list coming in at #191!


To read the full article, check out the online edition of Builder Magazine Online by clicking here.

Below is the full press release: 

For Immediate Release

BUILDER Unveils Annual Builder 100 Rankings

Listing shows increase in closings for top U.S. builders

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2013) — BUILDER, the leading media brand in residential construction, this week unveiled the BUILDER 100, its annual ranking of the 100 largest home building companies. D.R. Horton topped the list for the 11th consecutive year.

Horton closed 19,954 homes in 2012, up 16 percent from 2011 and nearly 3,500 more than second-ranked PulteGroup, which had 16,505 closings, and 6,152 more than third-ranked Lennar Corp., which posted 13,802 closings. Rounding out the top 10 builders based on closings are NVR (9,843), KB Home (6,282), Hovnanian Enterprises (5,356), The Ryland Group (4,809), Beazer Homes USA (4,428), Meritage Homes Corp. (4,238), and Habitat for Humanity International (3,766). The top 10 builders all are publicly traded companies, except for Habitat, which is a nonprofit organization.

The BUILDER 100 continued to outperform the overall market last year. Closings for the BUILDER 100 companies totaled 167,658 in 2012, up from 141,618 in 2011, the lowest total on record. The top 10 builders retained their dominance, closing one-quarter of all new homes for sale in 2012. Overall, BUILDER 100 companies closed 44.2 percent of all new homes for sale, a slight increase from 2011.

“2012 was a shot in the arm for the nation’s largest builders,” said Jean Dimeo, editor-in-chief of BUILDER. “Clearly, builders benefited from improved economic conditions, low mortgage interest rates, and lower land costs. These factors not only allowed companies to organically grow sales, but also expand into new markets that had pent-up demand for new homes.”

The BUILDER 100 is compiled from data collected by BUILDER magazine via direct survey of the nation’s top builders. The BUILDER 100 and the Next 100 lists are made up of private and public builders and identify the top home builders in the U.S. by annual closings and gross revenue, as well as information about where and what they build.

BUILDER magazine has conducted the survey and compiled the BUILDER 100 list since 1984. The BUILDER 100 and the Next 100 lists of builders are featured in the May 2013 issue of BUILDER magazine and on builderonline.com. This year’s honorees also will be recognized at an awards dinner at the 2013 Housing Leadership Summit in Scottsdale on May 14.

For more information about the 2012 BUILDER 100 and Next 100 rankings, visit www.builderonline.com/builder100/2012.aspx.


Published by Hanley Wood, BUILDER is the leading brand in the residential construction industry and serves as the magazine of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). For more than three decades, BUILDER has provided essential news, information and resources about products, technologies, trends, regulatory requirements and best practices to help home building professionals innovate for success. With an integrated platform encompassing print, online and in-person, BUILDER is a trusted source for top builders, architects, and other industry professionals across the country.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, market intelligence data, and strategic marketing solutions. The company also is North America’s leading publisher of home plans.

 Media Contact:

Amy Fisher



Cheers to 100! Let’s keep on going!

Cheers to 100! Let’s keep on going!


We all stopped on Thursday morning to celebrate hitting 100 sales year to date in 2012.  What better way to celebrate than with cake!  This was a first milestone in our companies history and one that has been achieved by a lot of hard work from everyone on our team and one that should not be taken lightly.  We cherish each and every family worked with and home sold.  We look forward to two more months in the year to see if we can double our sales from 2011.


Thank you to all of our buyers, homeowners and REALTORs that we work with to make this possible.  We value the partnership in the creation of the homes that we build.  We never seem to build the same home twice and you can see from our online galleries and virtual tours that our homes take on the personal touches of our buyers.   All of our homes are built with high performance green features and the finishes selected are between the buyers and our design coordinators.   Our new design center that opened in March of this year has certainly attributed to our success as well and has been a great tool.  Having more space to be able to work within and the ability to demonstrate so much of what we can put into the homes creates a much smoothier process and visualization for our buyers.

So Cheers!  We look forward to building and selling many more great homes this year and for years to come! 


#12 | Homes by Dickerson on list of Top Triangle Residential Builders

#12 | Homes by Dickerson on list of Top Triangle Residential Builders

We were excited to see that Homes by Dickerson ranked #12 on the list of Top Triangle Residential Builders, ranked by the Triangle Business Journal.   This ranking was by the dollar volume of Triangle new home contracts closed in 2011.  Homes by Dickerson came in at #13 the year prior and we are anticipate a jump to a higher ranking once this year wraps up.

Homes by Dickerson has been able to double the size of our business over the last couple of years, which is a huge achievement considering the downturn of the economy.   We are thankful to our many clients and buyers who saw the quality in our homes and wanted to work and build with us.  Our dedicated team of professionals works hard to make every sale possible and meet the needs and lifestyle of the buyers we work with.  We make sure to position ourselves in the best communities in desirable locations with features that customers are looking for.  We are always looking for better ways to build our homes and in 2009 made a company wide commitment to begin building all of our homes green certified with both Energy Star and NAHB Green Certifications.   In spring of this year we opened our brand new design center and showroom to enhance our customer experience and accomodate our growing company.

Homes by Dickerson is currently building high performance green certified new homes in Heritage Wake Forest, Stonehenge Park, George’s Grant, the Hampton’s at Umstead, Copperleaf, Carrie’s Reach, and Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill.  HBD has also launched a Build on Your Own Lot program to fit your needs if one of our locations does not.  For more information on our homes and communities, visit www.HomesbyDickerson.com or email info@homesbydickerson.com or call 919-847-4447


New Homes by Dickerson iPad App 1.0 Just Released

New Homes by Dickerson iPad App 1.0 Just Released

Homes by Dickerson is excited to announce that together with Anewgo the first edition of the Homes by Dickerson HomeBuilder iPad App has launched.  This app will enable users to have the ability to find and design their home, search floorplans right at their fingertips and even ballpark pricing on some plans.

This FREE download is available at the Apple App store. We have link from the home page of the Homes by Dickerson website, or you can click here.  Download HBD App


Users, typically home buyers and REALTORs, will be able to enjoy several features including:
– Search for Homes by Dickerson communities across the Triangle
– Search a catalog of available floorplans that can be built in our current communities, or as part of our Build on Your Lot Program
– See multiple elevation options and be able to change color schemes of the exteriors
– Select structural options to customize the home
– See available home sites in the communities
– Create a brochure with their selections under the “Your Home” option
– Using the built in mortgage calculator, show changes based upon interest rates, down payments and price of the home
– Sharing capability to email or to save to your photo wheel.

This is the very first introduction of our iPad app and there will be several more enhancements and additions to come in the next couple of months.  We will continue to add some pictures to the floorplan galleries to see photos of finished homes along with additional social media sharing capabilities.  So be sure to check back and use the refresh button on the lower right hand side to have the latest updates at your finger tips!


We welcome your feedback as you use the app to design your dream home.  As always, Homes by Dickerson is a custom builder so if you can’t find the plan that is just right for you, be sure to contact us and we will work for you to design the home that is what you are looking for.
919-847-4447 or info@homesbydickerson.com


Future is Looking Bright, Homes Sales are up 35% in the Triangle

Future is Looking Bright, Homes Sales are up 35% in the Triangle

Sales are up in the Triangle and people are buying and selling! New home permits are up in Wake County and the area continues to be one of the top places to live in the country! We are thankful that we live and work in such an incredible place that has so much to offer from jobs, schools, recreation, shopping, arts and more!

The News & Observer printed an article this morning showing that the Triangle had its strongest sales jump in four years in February and home sales are up 35% over February 2011! That is a huge increase.  At Homes by Dickerson we have certainly felt the surge of activity and are loving it!  We had a record breaking sales month in February since our company began in 1975.  We sold 14 new homes across our communities with an average sales price of $488,000.  (The average sales price of homes sold in February in the Triangle is $216,600).  Our sales were a mix of our available inventory and some brand new custom crafted homes for our clients.  It is an exciting time and we love what we do.  Homes by Dickerson has also moved into our brand new design center and office and are ready to handle the activity.  We look forward to working with you on designing your new home!

To view the full N&O Article, click here.

Homes by Dickerson is currently building in several communities across the Triangle:: Stonehenge Park and George’s Grant in Raleigh; Heritage Wake Forest; Copperleaf in Cary; Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill and we also have a Build on Your Lot Program as well.  To view our currently available homes, click here.


To learn more about our homes and communities contact Jenn@HomesByDickerson.com 919.454.8173.