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First Time Home Buyers Found THE ONE For Their Family!

by AH for Masha Halpern

Masha Halpern and her team had the pleasure of representing the buyers in their purchase of this adorable home. With a perfect balance of charm and upgrades, this home gave them the indoor and outdoor space they needed for their family. Located in the popular Pittsboro neighborhood, Powell Place, offers a neighborhood playground and a small town lifestyle with easy commute to Chapel Hill, Apex and Jordan LakeTake a tour and call us today if this sounds like the home you've always wanted - we'll help you find it!

 

Masha's extensive knowledge of the current local real estate market & supply of homes (i.e. inventory), and our team's exhaustive efforts in locating potential homes for sale in a low inventory market led to the result our buyers wanted - their new home! 

Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.MashaHalpern.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hill & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price points. Masha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visiting www.MashaHalpern.com.

Sold in Only 5 DAYS!!! - Lovely Home in Central Chapel Hill

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This lovely central Chapel Hill home was just SOLD by Masha! Our team's marketing highlighted the property's features and with widespread coverage, this home sold in ONLY 5 DAYS! Take a tour at 117WoodshireLane.com.

Call us today if you want to experience superior marketing for your home or investment property and get the most recent market statistics here.

Ready to begin your home search? Start by seeing what’s currently on the market in Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro, Hillsborough and Pittsboro.

Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.MashaHalpern.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hill & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price points. Masha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visiting www.MashaHalpern.com.

Five Pieces of Tech to Make Your Home Smarter

by KW for Masha Halpern

Five Pieces of Tech to Make Your Home Smarter

New home automation technologies pop up each year. Here are five pieces of currently trending tech that can make your home a little smarter:

 
1) Video doorbells.

See who is at your door, whether you're inside or halfway around the globe. In addition to cameras, these doorbells offer two-way communication, so you can tell that deliveryman to leave your package by the door.

2) Smart speakers.

These Wi-Fi-enabled speakers not only let you queue up your favorite jams on demand, but many also come with smart assistants, like Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant or Apple's Siri. 

3) Smart lighting.

Thanks to special lightbulbs and switches, you can turn lamps, overhead fixtures or exterior lights on with a simple voice command.

4) Smart fridges.

Ever been to the grocery store and forgotten if you needed eggs? With smart refrigerators, you can get a virtual peek inside your fridge from anywhere, so you'll always know exactly what you have on hand.

5) Smart security.

Instead of outsourcing your home's security, smart security systems allow you to take the DIY route with sleek sensors, battery backup systems and command centers that allow you to monitor your home 24/7 wherever you are.

 

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masha@mashahalpern.com

www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com

Copyright 2018 Keller Williams® Realty, Inc. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Equal Opportunity Housing Provider. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Family-Friendly Fall Events to enjoy in the Triangle

by AH for Masha Halpern


 

The fall chill is in the air and October beckons us to enjoy its crisp colors and fun activities. Keep reading for some ideas on how to celebrate the fall season with family if you're in the Triangle area!

NC State Fair

October 17-27 - 10 days of fabulous fun and entertainment awaits you at the NC State Fair! Located in Raleigh at the state fairgrounds, the NC State Fair offers a variety of traditional fair food, rides galore, concerts, contests, exhibitions and more. Buy Tickets Here!

Pumpkin Patch Express Train Ride, Museum of Life & Science

Bring the kiddos any weekend in October to the Museum of Life & Science for the Pumpkin Patch Express, where you will journey to the museum's special pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin, decorate and take home with you! Don't forget to take part in the crafts and carnival games before making the train trip back. It's the perfect way to celebrate fall with young children! More details here!

Fearrington Pumpkin Walk

October 30 - Take a leisurely walk through the Village Center where pumpkins will be located throughout the beautiful gardens. The Roost will offer its delicious pizza and local craft beers, and The Belted Goat will be open as well. Find lots more details here!

Just Listed: First Floor Condo in Southern Village - Enjoy the Lifestyle!

by AH for Masha Halpern

It doesn’t get much more convenient than this! Just a short walk from this lovely condo and you’ll find yourself in the charming hub of Southern Village. Offering 2 beds, 2 baths and an abundance of natural light, this home has plenty of space and style. Smooth 9 foot ceilings, fresh interior paint and new carpet throughout the home. Enjoy the low-maintenance lifestyle of a condo while exploring all that Southern Village has to offer, including numerous shops & restaurants, movie theater, elementary school & day care, and a robust event calendar. UNC campus and UNC Hospitals are just a short drive or bus ride away. You don’t need to travel far to have it all! Get more information on our website or take a virtual tour at http://704CopperlineDrive102.com 

 

Call us today if you want to experience superior marketing for your home or investment property and get the most recent market statistics here.

Ready to begin your home search? Start by seeing what’s currently on the market in Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro, Hillsborough and Pittsboro.

Masha Halpern Boutique Real Estate is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.MashaHalpern.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hill & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price points. Masha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-951-1780 or by visiting www.MashaHalpern.com.

Energy Saving Tips To Save You Money Year-Round

by KW for Masha Halpern

Saving energy whenever you can is important to reducing environmental impact, and it can also have a significant impact on your electricity bills. According to Energy.gov, there are several simple solutions to help save you energy and money: 

Heating water can be a significant expense.
Try using less hot water by washing your clothes in cold water or installing low-flow showerheads.

A power strip can help reduce your electricity bill up to $100 a year.
By plugging in all of your electronic devices and turning it off when not in use, you can reduce phantom load – the power a device consumes when still plugged in, yet powered off.

Use fans to cut down on heating and cooling expenses.
In warmer months, the effect of windchill from the circulating air will help reduce cooling costs. Having your fan spin counter-clockwise in the winter will push warm air down and heat rooms more efficiently.

Use sunlight to your advantage.
Keep curtains open on windows that get direct sunlight to help heat your home in the winter. 

Simple tips like these can create a happier, healthier and more valuable home.


Thank you for thinking of me for all of your real estate needs, and be sure to share my contact information with anyone you know of looking to buy, sell or invest in a home.

 

Click here to download my mobile app!

masha@mashahalpern.com

www.TheSmartMoveTeam.comCopyright 2018 Keller Williams® Realty, Inc. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Equal Opportunity Housing Provider. Each office is independently owned and operated.

 

Look Who's Turning 200 - Happy Anniversary Chapel Hill!

by AH for Masha Halpern

November 20th marks 200 years since the establishment of the Town of Chapel Hill! Multiple programs have been planned to commemorate this milestone anniversary. Events and projects will focus on town government programs and partners that have shaped our community. 
 

Want to get in on the fun? Try your hand at town trivia or take your kids to touch a truck. View the full calendar of events at http://chapelhill1819.org

Happy Anniversary Chapel Hill!

Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse in Briar Chapel Offered at New Price!

by AH for Masha Halpern

Now offered at $700,000, this Parade of Homes bronze winner home has both aesthetic and environmental features that were carefully chosen to both perform and impress. Located in the bustling community of Briar Chapel, enjoy magnificent amenities and a terrific location near the conveniences of both Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. Take a tour of this magnificent home at 635BoulderPointDrive.com

 

 

Call us today if you want to experience superior marketing for your home or investment property and get the most recent market statistics here.

Ready to begin your home search? Start by seeing what’s currently on the market in Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro, Hillsborough and Pittsboro.

Masha Halpern Boutique Real Estate is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.MashaHalpern.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hill & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price points. Masha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-951-1780 or by visiting www.MashaHalpern.com.

First Time Home Buyer Client is the New Owner of a Delightful Townhome!

by AH for Masha Halpern

Masha Halpern and her team had the pleasure of representing the buyers in their purchase of this delightful townhome. With an easy maintenance lifestyle, this townhome offers the perfect blend of space, location & amenities. Located in Hope Valley Farms with community recreational opportunities and proximity to shopping, restaurants, the American Tobacco Trail, downtown Durham & so much more! Take a tour and call us today if this sounds like the home you've always wanted - we'll help you find it!

Masha's extensive knowledge of the current local real estate market & supply of homes (i.e. inventory), and our team's exhaustive efforts in locating potential homes for sale in a low inventory market led to the result our buyers wanted - their new home! 

Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.MashaHalpern.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hill & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price points. Masha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visiting www.MashaHalpern.com.

Could Homes Near These Stores Have a Higher Value?

by AH for Masha Halpern

According to an Inman article, not only is healthy food good for your body, but “it’ll do your home some good as well.” The article cites research that suggests living near a Whole Foods or Trader Joes can increase the value of your home.

While some may argue that these companies are choosing already high income areas, some of the data suggests that they are “not simply piggybacking off already hot neighborhoods.” If you are a data person, you’ll want to check out the charts and research over at Zillow, which also suggests Starbucks has a similar impact to neighborhoods.
Whether or not the Trader Joes & Whole Foods neighborhood phenomenon is a myth,  we’ve set up home searches for neighborhoods within close vicinity to area stores. Feel free to check them out. Even better, Masha can help customize a new home search for you or help you determine the value of your current home.

Click here for the Chapel Hill Search

Click here for the Durham Search

Happy Shopping!

 

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Masha Halpern of Keller Williams Realty provides real estate services in the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham, North Carolina area including real estate services for buyer, sellers and those relocating to the surrounding areas of Apex, Bahama,Cary, Efland, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Mebane, Raleigh, and Wake Forest. Search for homes in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham or the surrounding communities.  Request a market analysis for your North Carolina property.  I list and sell residential real estate, investment property, vacant land, lots for sale in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham, North Carolina area.

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