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All About Curb Appeal

All About Curb Appeal

What do you see when you envision your dream home? The exterior details—the home’s style, color, details, and landscaping—communicate a lot about it. Every homeowner wants their home to stand out from the others on the street—and in a good way. Achieving that is all about curb appeal. And research shows that a home with eye-catching curb appeal sells for about 7% more than those that are less attractive on the outside.

Whether you’re shopping for a new home or preparing to put yours on the market, Homes By Dickerson has some factors for gauging this important feature.

The proportions are right.

Have you ever looked at a home and felt there was something out of balance about it? Maybe there was a confusing use of architectural details that did not flow together. The front porch was too small, the front door too large, or the walkway just plain wrong. Possibly the roof lines seemed like someone did not think it through.

Look for proportionality in the home’s exterior design. The gables, siding, dormers, and details should achieve a balance that you can see and “feel”. When there are contrasting sidings, like wood and stone, one should not overwhelm the other.

You will probably sense the lack of good proportions before you can pinpoint it. Take the time to view how the details relate to one another.

Watch the windows.

The placement of windows on a home can be very telling. When they are done correctly, the home has ample windows with symmetrical placement. For example, if you have windows on one side of the front half of the home, there should be two windows on the opposite end. A builder can save money by omitting windows, so it is a telling sign if you see this flaw in the curb appeal.

Paint problems.

When you are looking at a home, the first thing you notice is the style. The second is the color. If the exterior paint color is unappealing to you, you probably will pass on the property to avoid the expense of repainting it.

If the home needs a paint job, you should wonder what other maintenance has been overlooked by the homeowner.

How does the garden grow?

You might be impressed with the curb appeal that comes with stunning gardens. It is beautiful now but ask yourself if you will be able to handle the upkeep. If not, the lovely view from the street will become an overgrown tangle of unsightly plants and weeds.

Look past the home.

You can find your dream home but if the neighbors are not quite as pristine, your curb appeal will have distinct limitations. When you stand back and take in the view of a home, look left, right, and across the street. Are the neighboring homes as visually enticing? Does the neighborhood have a Homeowner’s Association that governs curb appeal? This is an important consideration when deciding on where to invest in your next home.

The Homes By Dickerson solution

You have many choices when it comes to a home builder. In Raleigh, NC, and Charleston, SC, Homes By Dickerson stands out as the one who prefers to give our buyers something that others don’t: Choices. We work with each homebuyer to come up with a home that is the sum of your details, inside and out. When it is done, you don’t just have a Homes By Dickerson residence. It is completely personalized to you.

We curate the designs to start with architecture and features that buyers want, from townhomes to single-family homes, Modern Farmhouse to Contemporary to Coastal. Our floor plans begin the inspiration process. Together, you and Homes By Dickerson bring that vision “home”.

New Homes Now Available in Chatham Park in Pittsboro

New Homes Now Available in Chatham Park in Pittsboro

Homes By Dickerson is excited to share the details of our newest collection of homes in Chatham Park, the brand new community of single-family homes in Pittsboro, NC. The Carolina Collection offers homes ranging from 2,000 to 3,100+ square feet and includes ranch, 1.2 and 2-story plans. Here are the base plan details for each home:

Cooper | 3 Beds | 2 Baths | 2,029+ Sq. Ft. | Ranch 

 

Burlington II | 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,691+ Sq. Ft. | 2nd Floor Owner’s Suite

 

Rosemary II | 3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,677+ Sq. Ft. | 1st Floor Owner’s Suite

 

Columbia II | 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,618+ Sq. Ft. | 1st Floor Owner’s Suite

 

Harper II | 3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,384+ Sq. Ft. | 1st Floor Owner’s Suite

 

Brookshire | 4 Beds | 3 Baths | 3,058+ Sq. Ft. | 2nd Floor Owner’s Suite

 

If you’d like a sneak peek at the available home sites for this collection, they are #146 through #159 on this site map. Located on a cul-de-sac, these homes are within walking distance to the future community pool and pickleball club, called Paddles, which is slated to open this summer! 

 

Clicking on each individual home site will show you the acreage, available plans, and premiums for that home. Those shaded in white are available to build from scratch and those in orange are inventory homes that will be listed later this year when construction is further along.

 

On-site appointments to walk home sites and learn more about the newest plans are available now and can be scheduled with our new home specialists. 

 

If you’re looking for a home that could be ready sooner, or these plans don’t fit your needs, we also have homes already under construction in an earlier phase that are available for purchase now.

 

Please contact Whitney at 919-804-8866 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions about Chatham Park!

Our Most-Loved Floor Plans

Our Most-Loved Floor Plans

At Homes By Dickerson, we love all of our floor plans, but there are always a few that really stand out. Whether it’s the beautiful exteriors or the spacious interiors, these plans are some of our customers’ favorites. All of our floorplans are expertly designed but can also be custom tailored to your needs. If you’re looking for a new home in Raleigh, NC or in Charleston, SC, we would love for you to come check out these homes, and let us know which one is your favorite!

 

The Concord

3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHS | 2,581 SQ FT

This 2-story home features unique details like custom millwork, an oversized owner’s closet, and a covered front porch that’s perfect for sipping sweet tea while the sun sets over the beautiful North Carolina landscape.

 

The Oakmont

4 BEDROOMS | 3.5 BATHS | 3,619 SQ FT

After seeing this lavish home, you may not want to see any other! Standout features include a large second-floor rec room — perfect as a second den, playroom, or themed game room — and dual walk-in closets in the owner’s suite.

 

The Garrison

5 BEDROOMS | 4.5 BATHS | 4,147 SQ FT

A large home with room to spare, here you’ll find everything you’re looking for in new construction. Unique features include a butler’s pantry for keeping food prep hidden away, an optional drop zone to keep the rest of your home neat and clutter-free, and a first-floor guest suite with walk-in shower that your friends and family may never want to leave!

 

The Cooper

3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHS | 2,062 SQ FT

This spacious ranch-style home is the ultimate in single-level living. Along with no stairs to navigate, there’s a large walk-in closet in the owner’s suite, and a screened-in back porch where you can set up the perfect outdoor living space.

 

The Fairfield

6 BEDROOMS | 6 BATHS | 4,115 SQ FT

This sizeable home has room for everyone and everything that’s important to you! It also makes life much more convenient with a second-floor laundry room and rec room that’s attached to a cozy flex room — perfect for a home office or reading nook.

 

The Hutchinson

3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHS | 2,140 SQ FT

If you love outdoor living, this is the home for you! With a large front porch that welcomes everyone in the family (plus neighbors) to come and sit a spell, and a screened-in back porch that’s cozy and comfortable, you may spend just as much time outdoors as you do in. 

 

The Addison

2 BEDROOMS | 2.5 BATHS | 2,142 SQ FT

Just as much a work of art as it is a home, the Addison offers everything you’re looking for in single-level living. You’ll be dazzled by the abundant natural light, highly livable layout, and luxury finishes. There’s even an option to add a twilight fireplace for those extra special nights.

 

The Franklin

3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHS | 2,732

This classic Craftsman is designed with the modern homebuyer in mind. The formal dining room is a gorgeous, sunlit space that would be just as useful as a study. The first-floor owner’s suite features a separate tub and shower, and the second floor rec room is the perfect place to let the kids have as much fun as they want to.

 

The Jackson

4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHS | 2,350 SQ FT

One of new home buyers’ most sought-after features is a full bathroom on the first floor, and this home delivers! It works perfectly for the first-floor guest bedroom. There’s also a butler’s pantry for keeping food prep hidden (a rare feature in many new homes), and a second-floor laundry room for everyone’s convenience. 

 

Interested in seeing more? View all of the floor plans available in our new home communities throughout Raleigh, NC and Charleston, SC, or contact us to schedule an appointment to see them in person!

Grand Opening: New Townhomes at Nexton in Summerville, SC

Grand Opening: New Townhomes at Nexton in Summerville, SC

It’s all sweet tea and sunshine from here! Homes By Dickerson is excited to introduce our newest offering in the Charleston area, The Townhomes at Nexton in Summerville, SC. On any given day in this vibrant neighborhood, you might soak up the sun by the pool and splash pad, venture out to one of the many tree-filled parks with your pup, or spend an evening dining at your choice of local eateries. There is so much to do here in Nexton and with a brand new, low maintenance townhome you have even more time to explore it all! 

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy the charming and exciting lifestyle that this luxurious master planned community has to offer. Centered at the key crossroads of I-26 and 17A, Nexton is in the heart of metro Charleston’s economic growth, convenient to Volvo, Mercedes Benz Vans, and Boeing. 

REALTORS® are invited to a grand opening event Thursday, February 17, 2022 (time TBD) as we unveil the new townhome collection!

 

Modern Townhomes in Summerville, SC That Fit Your Lifestyle 

 

Your home is where your family lives and grows together. You deserve quality features and modern spaces, an expertly designed townhome featuring thoughtful pricing and design packages curated by our award-winning design team. 

These unique, main floor owner suite designs offer open concept living, along with the amenities and conveniences of Nexton. The Sea Holly plan is 2,210 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, an upstairs loft space, and two-car garage. The Bellflower plan ranges from 1,946-1,977 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and one-car garage. Enjoy park views from the front porch or al fresco dining on your side patio. Customizable selections are available. Pricing starts in the upper $300s. The townhome model is scheduled to open in Fall 2021. You can also take a virtual tour of this floorplan in the link here!

Nearby Attractions and Conveniences 

One of the best parts of life at Nexton is that you don’t have to sacrifice anything to enjoy one of metro Charleston’s favorite places. In fact, the joy of living here is everything that comes with it. 

Almost half of the community is devoted to parks, open spaces, and nature. Each park has its own vibe, and a network of trails and waterways winds through the whole community. Nexton is already home to some great amenity centers (they were named 2021 Master Planned Community of the Year for a reason!), and soon, Midtown will have its very own amenity center! The Midtown Club goes above and beyond what our homeowners ever thought they needed! Of course, it has a pool, a nice one. But it offers so much more. More ways to stay fit. More space for outdoor gathering and out-of-the-house working. And from pickleball courts to a climbing structure, more ways to play. All just steps from our townhomes! 

The Home Of Your Life™

At Homes By Dickerson, we believe your home should be full of life – your life. Focusing on service, design, quality, and craftsmanship, each home we build features intelligent construction methods, energy efficiency, and unique personalizations. We believe the sky’s the limit when you are living in the middle of the best community in the U.S. For information about our Townhomes at Nexton, please contact us at 843-466-4875.

Luxury Townhomes Coming Soon to Wendell Falls

Luxury Townhomes Coming Soon to Wendell Falls

Welcome to Sublime Sophistication

 

Wendell Falls is a master-planned, new townhome community in Raleigh, NC that’s based on different ways of thinking about living and working. Here, everything you need and want is included. Gorgeous new homes that meet ecoSelect standards for energy and water efficiency, big-city amenities like cafés, parks, and community workspaces, and quaint neighborhood charms like a garden, nature trails, and saltwater pool are all in the neighborhood.

 

And now, Homes by Dickerson is excited to announce that luxury townhomes are coming soon to this innovative development! These sleek, modern, 3-level townhomes are beautifully appointed and exude sophistication. They are light-filled, spacious, and highly livable with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 1 or 2-car garages. They are exceptionally priced from the low $400s.

 

Conveniently Located Raleigh Townhomes

 

Located just 15 minutes from Raleigh off of I-87, Wendell Falls is a community that embraces connected living. Residents enjoy get-togethers, both spontaneous and planned.  Stroll to Farmhouse Cafe for breakfast, lunch, or “mood food” to round out the evening. Hike or mountain bike on the 10+ miles of nature trails, just minutes from your doorstep. In Town Center, run the dog or the kids to daycare (doggie and child, respectively), visit the dentist, and get your grocery shopping done. And when it’s time for the little ones to head to school, the world is at their fingertips with Wake County Public Schools System, one of the fastest-growing and best-performing school systems in the nation. It’s all here – right in the neighborhood

 

Wendell Falls Townhomes are as unique as the people who call them home. You can add your personal style by choosing one of three curated design packages that have been assembled by our award-winning, professional design team. Select your favorite granite countertops, hardwood flooring, carpet for bedrooms, interior paint colors, and light fixtures. 

 

Townhome living at Wendell Falls is wonderfully maintenance-free. We take care of all the exterior work so that all you have to do is lock and leave. Whether your career calls you to travel the region or the beaches in another country are calling you to relax, you can rest assured that your home is well taken care of. And when you return, the only thing you have to do is kick your shoes off and relax. 

 

If you are ready to experience living, working, and playing in a completely new way, contact Whitney at 919-495-4977 to join the VIP list and be the first to be alerted when these distinctive new townhomes at Wendell Falls become available.

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

Summer Nights with Homes By Dickerson!

Summer Nights with Homes By Dickerson!

This summer we invited you to experience each of our move-in ready homes across The Triangle.  It is hard to believe that there are just a few weeks left of longer summer days to discover gracious front porches, quaint outdoor living spaces, custom designs, high-performance energy-saving features, ample storage spaces, community amenities and so much more! Of course we will always have move-in ready homes available for you but there is nothing better than finding The Home of Your Life alongside warm weather, some cool breezes, front porch views of firefly-lit lawns, and incredible sunsets leading into dark, star-filled skies. Why not enjoy the rest of your nostalgic summer nights in a move-in ready, custom design from Homes By Dickerson?

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

REALTORS-Join us for the last Summer Nights Event of the Season on August 20th from 4:30-6:30pm in Wendell Falls where you will dine on delicious food and drinks, be entertained by Slight-of-Hand Master Joel Givens, and enjoy live music!   Our event will take place in our beautiful Franklin Craftsman located at 1025 Groveview Wynd, Wendell.

For more information on this exciting Realtor Social or to RSVP, please contact Anna at 984-239-4159 or Anna@HomesByDickerson.com

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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

Spring Open House Tour in Wendell Falls!

Spring Open House Tour in Wendell Falls!

As Wendell Falls has stated, “It’s a great day for a joy ride!” and Homes By Dickerson does like to bring joy to others.  So, however you have decided to spend your March 9th (this Saturday!), make sure to include an afternoon at the Spring Open House Tour in Wendell Falls where you can grab one of the bicycles and take a tour of this incredible community!  Strap on a helmet, cruise by the amenity centers (fitness, pool, slides, playgrounds, dog parks, amphitheater and more!) and then head out for the trails, the trees, and of course… the falls!   Speaking of cruising, make sure you stop by the brand new Cruizers and see the oh-so-cool mural with its bright colors and artistic design.

Then of course while you are out about (fingers crossed for some Carolina blue skies and spring air!), you are going to want to stop in and see the Homes By Dickerson team in our new solar-powered model home (one of the first solar-powered model homes in the state!).

 

If you have not had a chance to tour the Concord model home, you are in for a treat!  Vaulted ceilings, stained beams, built-in shelving, custom trim details, barn doors, and so much more await you in our 2018 Parade of Homes Gold Winner!  Oh, and of course there will be snacks-as in ice cold margaritas and chips with salsa and dips.  I don’t know about you but I cannot think of a better way to spend a North Carolina spring afternoon than experiencing the charming sights and sounds of Wendell Falls.

March 9th from 12pm-5pm, “It will be a great day for a joy ride!”

For more information on The Spring Open House Tour in Wendell Falls, our Wendell Falls Model Home or any of our move-in ready homes in this fantastic neighborhood, please contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

Click here for an interactive Matterport Tour of our Wendell Falls Model Home!

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!