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Next Realtor Social Destination: Tazza Kitchen Cameron Village!

Next Realtor Social Destination: Tazza Kitchen Cameron Village!

Come learn more about the 2017 Green Home Tour and our newest community in North Raleigh, MacTavish, at our next Realtor Social in Raleigh!  This go-around we will be meeting at the wonderful Tazza Kitchen in Cameron Village for amazing food and signature drinks!  Meet our team and get updated information on our move-in ready homes, custom designs and high-performance green features!

Raleigh Realtor Social
Thursday, April 6th
4:30-6:30pm

Tazza Kitchen Cameron Village
432 Woodburn Road
Raleigh, NC 27605

Please RSVP to Julia at Julia@HomesByDickerson.com or 919-260-7225

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tazza Social Invite, April 2017

 

2017 Green Home Tour at Wendell Falls-“Build Green To Save Green!”

2017 Green Home Tour at Wendell Falls-“Build Green To Save Green!”

Come see what our high-performance, green homes are all about during the 2017 Green Home Tour in Wendell Falls! This event spans two weekends: April 29-30 and May 6-7, from 12noon to 5pm each day. Meet our team, tour high-performance, custom designs, register for exciting prizes and more! Wendell Falls, The Windham C (Home site 349) 353 Liberty Star Road, Wendell, NC. We look forward to seeing you there!

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For more information on any of our custom, high-performance homes located throughout The Triangle, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com and don’t forget to visit our Green Home Tour home in Briar ChapelThe Brookdale, Lot 324, at 247 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill.

2017 Green Home Tour at Briar Chapel-“Build Green To Save Green!”

2017 Green Home Tour at Briar Chapel-“Build Green To Save Green!”

Come see what our high-performance, green homes are all about during the 2017 Green Home Tour in Briar Chapel! This event spans two weekends: April 29-30 and May 6-7, from 12noon to 5pm each day. We are holding events at Briar Chapel each day of the tour showcasing our high-performance, green features. Meet our team and knowledgeable industry reps, attend informative educational sessions, register for exciting prizes and more! Briar Chapel, The Brookdale (Home site 324) 247 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill, NC. We look forward to seeing you there!

GHT BC FlyerFor more information on any of our custom, high-performance homes located throughout The Triangle, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com and don’t forget to visit our Green Home Tour home in Wendell Falls-The Wyndham, Lot 349, at 353 Liberty Star Road, Wendell.

 

Visit our Featured Homes on the 2016 Green Home Tour!

Visit our Featured Homes on the 2016 Green Home Tour!

Since building high-performance homes is a passion of ours, we are excited to once again participate in The Triangle’s Green Home Tour, sponsored by the Home Builder’s Association of Durham-Orange-Chatham Counties! Not only is every Dickerson home Energy Star certified but they are each crafted to the National Green Building Standard and voluntarily built to the NC Hero Code so it is hard to choose which homes we want to put on the tour every year.  However, we are very excited about the two custom plans being featured this spring!  Here is a sneak peek at these beautiful floorplans, both of which are chock full of energy and cost saving features for you and your family!

The Fairfield in Wendell Falls
This Fairfield home is a traditional-style home design featuring a wrapped covered front porch, a first-floor guest suite and an expansive, open living area. Three additional bedrooms, including a spacious master suite, and a generous rec room are found upstairs. Builder features include ample closet space, custom trim, granite counter-tops and an abundance of windows! A two-car garage and screen porch complete this desirable floor plan which is just waiting to be “The Home of Your Life™!”

Wendell Falls:: The Fairfield
1705 Drift Falls Lane, Wendell, NC
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
4 beds, 3.0 baths
2636 square feet
Homesite 118-MLS # 2042484
$361,700

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The Riverwalk II in Briar Chapel
Our new Riverwalk II floor plan, is move-in ready and green certified! Come tour this beautiful home which sits on a large, wooded home site. The open floor plan boasts a kitchen that is central to the family room and formal dining/stud while the guest bedroom/private office is convenient to the owner’s entry. Upstairs you will find a gorgeous master suite, a large bonus room as well as ample storage on the third floor.

Briar Chapel:: The Riverwalk II
293 Landover Circle, Chapel Hill, NC
4 beds, 4.0 baths
3519 square feet|
Homesite 1275- MLS #2042660
$572,000

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For more information on any of our high-performance homes in The Triangle, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

For more information on any of our high-performance green features, please see our website at //www.homesbydickerson.com/#green

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“Bring a Little Green to Your Life” during the 11th Annual Green Home Tour!

“Bring a Little Green to Your Life” during the 11th Annual Green Home Tour!

As we at Homes By Dickerson continue to improve our high-performance designs and green features, we could not be more excited about this year’s Green Home Tour!  From sealed crawlspaces and 2×6 exterior walls to lower HERS score ratings and jumper ducts, we are committed to building all of our custom homes as high-performance and energy efficient as possible.

We hope that you will tour our two Homes by Dickerson designs on the 11th Annual Green Home Tour!

The Riverwalk in Briar Chapel
Homesite 1275
293 Landover Circle
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
The Fairfield in Wendell Falls
Homesite 118
1705 Drift Falls Lane
Wendell, NC 27591

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with our experienced team members, learn how you can save money on your monthly utility bills, register to win some exciting prizes and ask us how we can help you find “The Home of YOUR Life!”

April 30-May 1 & May 7-8, 12noon to 5pm each day

Green Home Tour Flyer

For more information on any of our high-performance homes or to schedule a private tour of our move-in ready, custom designs, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

“If These Walls Could Talk” Volume I: HERS Score Ratings

“If These Walls Could Talk” Volume I: HERS Score Ratings

If these walls could talk blog logo, Feb 2016

Here at Homes by Dickerson, building high-performance green homes is a part of our normal every day. It is what we believe in and what we are passionate about-not just for the security, health, and comfort of our clients but also for the environment.  Ensuring that each of our homes is built high-performance and green is not an additional option for our homeowners but rather part of their entire custom package.

So, while we may speak green for a living, we know that not all of our prospects are familiar with the terms and definitions with which we have become comfortable. Our new blog segment “If These Walls Could Talk” will focus on what goes into our homes that make them so energy efficient.  Each volume will address a specific aspect of our high-performance building efforts from certifications and HERS score ratings to conditioned crawl spaces and jumper ducts.  We want you to feel comfortable with the smart decisions you are making when you build with Homes by Dickerson.

The topic for today-HERS Score Ratings!

What is a HERS Score Rating?
HERS, the Home Energy Rating System, measures a home’s overall energy efficiency and then places it on the HERS Index. The lower the HERS score, the more energy efficient the home.  Most new construction homes built five years ago were given an approximate 120 HERS score, and a basic Energy Star home built today would be rated in the mid 80’s on the index.  Homes By Dickerson is proud to announce that our 2015 HERS Score rating averaged at 52!  While we did not start out at this number, we have made continuous strides every year to lower this number and improve the energy efficiency of all of our custom designs.  Let’s take a look at where we have come from:
Year                                HERS Score
2009                                   79
2010                                    73
2011                                     71
2012                                    64
2013                                    60
2014                                    55
2015                                    52

As you can see, Homes by Dickerson has lowered their average HERS Score by 17 points in the last seven years, meaning a better outcome for our environment and better living quality and cost savings for our homeowners!

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How is a HERS Score calculated?
To calculate your home’s HERS Index Score, a certified RESNET HERS Rater will do an energy rating on your home and compare the data against a “reference home”– a designed model home of the same size and shape, so your score is always relative.  Some of the variables included in the energy rating are the construction of and the materials used in: Exterior Walls Flooring over conditioned or unconditioned spaces Ceilings and Roofs Attics, foundations and crawlspaces Windows and doors, vents and ductwork HVAC systems, water heating systems and your thermostat Air leakage of the home Leakage in the heating and cooling system

So why does this matter?
When building “The Home of Your Life™”, we at Homes by Dickerson want to do more than just make it aesthetically pleasing. We want to ensure peace of mind about your comfort, health, money and impact on the environment. These factors are of the utmost important to us and the main reason we use building materials such as low VOC paints, green label carpeting and formaldehyde-free insulation. Living in North Carolina, you could easily use both air conditioning and heat in the same week so we understand the need to conserve and properly channel our homes’ energy and resources.  We also have systems in place to help manage water usage and we use more durable, recycled products. Ultimately this means that you are spending less money to maintain and operate your home. It’s no surprise that building a new home can consume a considerable amount of resources and energy to construct  but Homes By Dickerson gives our homebuyers ease of mind by properly sorting waste from jobsites, recycling when possible, and using products that have pre and post consumer recycled components.

Green Speak Flyer January 2016

Want even more information on what a HERS Score is and how you can benefit from a lower rating?
Check out this educational video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klGa1rUdydo

For more information on any of our high-performance green homes, please view our website at www.HomesbyDickerson.com, call us at 919-917-3132 or email us at info@homesbydickerson.com

STAY TUNED FOR VOLUME II OF “IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK”-COMING SOON!

Homes By Dickerson’s Newest Home of the Week:: The Carmichael in Briar Chapel

Homes By Dickerson’s Newest Home of the Week:: The Carmichael in Briar Chapel

If you are looking for all the extras when it comes to “The Home of YOUR Life,” then look no further than The Carmichael I in Briar Chapel!  This green-certified, three-story Homes By Dickerson home will instantly impress you with its wooded lot and convenient nature trail access.  After stepping onto the wide front porch and through the solid wood front door, your amazement will continue.  Retreat to your private study, entertain in your formal dining room, prepare a glass of wine in your spacious butler’s pantry or cook a simple meal in your decadent kitchen.  Get lost in the details of this custom-built home that could be yours from the hand-stained beams in the elongated family room to the multiple interior transom windows.

Foyer Dining Room Kitchen Butler's Pantry Living Room

Plenty of room awaits your family on the second floor amongst the generous master suite, guest suite, two additional bedrooms and a versatile bonus room/fifth bedroom.  A third-floor walk-in storage area completes the thoughtfully-designed layout.

Master Bedroom  Master Bathroom

Schedule a private tour of this beautiful, move-in ready Carmichael floorplan and ask us about all of the amazing amenities in the award-winning, Master-Planned Community Briar Chapel!

For more information, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Briar Chapel: The Carmichael
110 Old Piedmont Circle, Chapel Hill, NC
To view the full virtual tour, please click here.
5 bedroom, 4.5 baths
3034 square feet
Home site 900-MLS # 1980489
$486,900

Haywood Grand Opening a Sweet, Southern Success!

Haywood Grand Opening a Sweet, Southern Success!

Homes By Dickerson’s newest jewel grand opened on May 19th to a crowd of Realtors eager to see inviting entrances, quaint streetscapes and elegant custom-built homes.  Attendees of the Haywood Grand Opening were definitely not disappointed as they drove up to the white brick and wrought iron monument and were whisked away for an afternoon of delicious food, live music and beautiful plan tours.

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Over 100 guests dined on delicious Southern cuisine prepared by Annie Bell’s Catering.  While enjoying their ice-cold Jonah crab claws and tangy honey barbecue chicken at their charming farmhouse tables, attendees were surrounded by beautiful floral centerpieces and enjoyed live music by The Yes Team, a San Diego folk and rock band.

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The luncheon was completed with an array of fruit-infused beverages and hot peach cobbler.   Guests could choose to enjoy the sunshine and walk through the neighborhood or jump on one of our golf carts sponsored by Regions Bank.  Two of our custom designs were available to view including The Foxborough Hill and The Underwood.  Everyone seemed especially interested in viewing The Underwood floorplan on home site 20 as this particular home was named the Duke Progress Energy house during the 2015 Green Home Tour.  Realtors were able to get more information on Homes By Dickerson’s green building efforts from the Home Energy Monitoring System and LED lights to the car charging station in the garage and the HERS Score Rating of a 46!

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Before leaving, everyone was able to grab some homemade Southern Jam and entered for the chance to win a VISA gift card!

Haywood is an exclusive Homes By Dickerson community in North Raleigh just off Glenwood Avenue featuring single-family homes starting from the $650’s.  This charming neighborhood offers custom plans with distinctive design elements, large porches and outdoor living spaces!  For more information or to schedule a private tour, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Homes By Dickerson Showcases 4 Custom Designs on the 2015 Green Home Tour!

Homes By Dickerson Showcases 4 Custom Designs on the 2015 Green Home Tour!

Homes By Dickerson is excited to announce that we have four different homes on the 10th Annual Green Home Tour! With so many beautiful designs to see and so many high-performance features to learn about, you do not want to miss the last weekend of this free, self-guided event which features over 30 green-certified homes across the Triangle.

Please stop by any or all of our four custom-built floorplans in the Triangle area this weekend, May 9th and 10th, from 12noon to 5pm each day:

Not only will you learn why Homes By Dickerson voluntarily chooses to build each of its custom homes as green and high-performance but you will also have an opportunity to learn how we are able to build homes ranging from 12 to 56 on the HERS index!

We will also be demonstrating some innovative green features, including:

  • Interactive home performance monitoring system
  • LED specialty lighting
  • Accessible Lennox Z-Wave thermostat
  • Latest insulation and air infiltration sealing technology
  • Humidity controlled ventilation

To learn more about the tour, visit www.TriangleGreenHomeTour.com or you can pick up a tour guide at any of the homes listed above. Don’t forget to view a virtual list of homes on the tour by downloading the iPhone or Android app, or downloading the tour book.

 For more information on any of our homes or communities on the Green Home Tour, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

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Bring a little GREEN to your life during the 2015 Green Home Tour!

Bring a little GREEN to your life during the 2015 Green Home Tour!

To quote our slogan: “The Excitement is Building” as we get ready for the 2015 Green Home Tour, a favorite Homes By Dickerson annual event!  This exciting opportunity allows us to showcase all of the elements which make us the Triangle’s premier custom, high-performance builder.  From conditioned crawl spaces and low VOC paints to excellent exterior air barriers and green label carpeting, we offer our homeowners peace of mind about their comfort, their health, their money and their impact on the environment.  We are excited for you to view our high-performance, green homes and see why we were named in 2014 as the North Carolina builder with the most homes certified to the National Green Building Standard!

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This year’s Green Home Tour will feature four different Homes By Dickerson plans across the Triangle:

  1. The Tatsworth at Barton’s Grove: 1016 Margaret’s Lane, Raleigh (Lot 37)
  2. The Carmichael at Briar Chapel: 110 Old Piedmont Circle, Chapel Hill (Lot 900)
  3. The Underwood at Haywood: 5205 Woodall Way, Raleigh (Lot 19)
  4. The Franklin at Wendell Falls: 1816 Iron Mills Drive, Raleigh (Lot 135)

2015 Green Home Tour
May 2-3, 9-10 • homes open 12-5pm

Please visit any or all of our Homes by Dickerson plans on the10th Annual Green Home Tour. A green building professional will be on site to answer any questions and show you our home’s unique features.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see first-hand our renewable energy and advanced green building practices!

For more information or to register for the FREE Green Home Tour, please go to:
//www.hbadoc.com/index.php/events/green-home-tour

To schedule a private tour of any of our Triangle area homes, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com and be sure to look for our blogs in the future weeks containing specific information on each of our four homes on this year’s tour…

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