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Less than 3 weeks until the Parade of Homes starts!

Less than 3 weeks until the Parade of Homes starts!

The count down to the 2012 Parade of Homes is on and less than 3 weeks away.  The Parade of Homes is North Carolina’s largest open house! In the Triangle there will be two Parade of Homes going on at the same time- Wake County and the Durham Orange & Chatham County will have over 200 homes open for viewing the best of the best in new homes.   This is a self-guided free tour that is open to the general public.


The kick-off of the Parade of Homes will start on Saturday September 29th.  Homes will be open each day from 12pm to 5pm on September 29th, 30th and October 5th thru 7th and 12th thru 14th.  Many builders will be onsite in their homes to answer questions about the homes, communities, green features, and design.  Even if you are not in the market for a new home, it is a great way to get out and get some great decorating ideas, see the latest color palette’s, light fixtures, design details, green building and more! And who knows, you may just find the right next home for you or realize that you can build the home of your dreams in a great location.

Homes by Dickerson will have 5 homes in these Parade of Homes in the communities of Stonehenge Park, the Hamptons at Umstead, Heritage Overlook, and Briar Chapel.  Be sure to stop in and see our homes and enter in our weekend contests to win gift certificate to great local restaurants like the Pit, the Granary in Fearrington Village and Shuckers in Wake Forest! More details to come soon!

The homes that Homes by Dickerson will have on Parade include:


– The Chesson, Stonehenge Park – 2804 Romelia Lane, Raleigh NC 27613
– The Waldon Pond, Hamptons at Umstead – 4911 Gann Trail, Raleigh NC 27617
– The Rivera, Heritage Overloook – 1012 Overlook Ridge Road, Wake Forest 27587
– The Bristol, Briar Chapel- 347 Dark Forest, Chapel Hill NC 27516
– The Millhave Tudor II, Briar Chapel – 571 Tobacco Farm Way, Chapel Hill NC 27516


The Homes Builders Association will print books of the homes that will be open and available for tour the Monday before the tour and books will be available in each of the homes.  Detailed maps will show where the houses are located.  There is also an available mobile app that will give details on each of the homes in the Parade as well.  This app can be downloaded from the Apple store.  For the latest Parade details you can check out the Wake County HBA website or you can click here.   For the Durham Orange County Parade of Homes, click here.


Jenn Nowalk is Homes By Dickerson’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Broker-In-Charge. A licensed Realtor®/broker, she started her career selling new homes in Heritage, Wake Forest, representing Homes By Dickerson. She developed a passion for their quality, aesthetic, and green building features. When Homes By Dickerson launched the Real Estate Company, Jenn was a natural fit to begin marketing and selling their new homes in-house. Jenn loves to see a community and streetscape come to life, knowing she had a hand in creating homes and neighborhoods where families can live their dreams. Her hard work and dedication has been recognized with a Nationals® Gold Award for Building Industry Community Spirit for the Miracle Green Home benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital and a Nationals® Gold Award for National Sales Team of the Year. Jenn serves as the Chair of the Triangle Sales & Marketing Council and she has earned the designations of CGP, CSP and CMP. Jenn was also recognized as Professional Builder Magazine 40 under 40 in 2015. When she’s not working, Jenn loves to spend time with her family, listen to live music and put her toes in the sand. She is also co-founder of local charity Triangle Spokes Group.

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