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Just Listed - 3 Bedroom Townhome in Peaceful Chapel Hill Neighborhood

by AH for Masha Halpern

303 Oakland Lane, Chapel Hill (Village West)

Take a tour to explore more features at www.303OaklandLane.com

Offered at $178,000

A perfect balance of nature's beauty combined with a fantastic location in the popular townhome community of Village West!

303 Oakland offers a comfortable design for family living with a great layout for entertaining. Updated with new carpet & fresh paint. Beautiful parquet hardwood flooring in foyer welcomes guests. A large eat-in kitchen offers lots of cabinet and countertop space, plus a bright, sunny breakfast nook. The focal point of the spacious living room is the corner fireplace and large glass doors to the private deck overlooking the creek amid mature hardwoods.

Upstairs, 3 spacious bedrooms with new carpet and ample closet space. The master bedroom has a private bath and a second full bath with separate sink vanity area/tub area is shared by the other two bedrooms. Bedrooms 2 & 3 share a balcony. Bedroom 3 has built-in shelves - perfect for an office or study. Natural light is in all corners of this home from the many windows and skylights.

The Village West community offers a serene location while providing a clubhouse, pool, tennis & basketball courts. Located conveniently on the Chapel Hill bus line, Village West is also an easy walk to Umstead Park and bike ride to UNC, downtown Chapel Hill & Carrboro.

Masha Halpern and The Boutique Real Estate 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.

Short Supply of Homes for Sale in Chapel Hill NC and Durham NC

by Masha Halpern

 

Housing costs are expected to rise above 3 % , According to NAR Chief Economist, Laurence Yun, because of a  housing shortage two-thirds of the country is experiencing. Chapel Hill, NC  Real Estate, Durham, NC real estate and Hillsborough, NC real estate are following suit and could possibly realize a greater  percentage of increase! Short-Supply is the word of the day!

The 'Triangle Region" decreased 7.8 % in new home starts, but contracts were up 2.8 %. The most amazing figure of all is that  'inventory' fell 14.8 %! Condos and Townhomes lost the least amount of inventory - 8.1 %, but they are have the smallest supply on the market at 1.4 months supply. That means its a crazy seller market in this area!

 I am certainly in agreement with this figure. We recently listed two townhomes- 71 Fernwood Lane & 13 Quintin Place and both sold within the first 48 hours with multiple offers respectively!

Contracts were up in the Triangle 2.9 % as an area and the median price rose 9.3 % to $264,995. Day on market for the area was down 18.5 % to 2.2 months indicating a strong seller market and likelihood of multiple offers given inventory levels. Check out what Stacey Andfidsen from our local MLS had to say about activity in February and what his expectations are for the Spring market!

 

 

Market-wide inventory levels are down 14.8 %. Interested to know what local inventory looks like for March  2018? Here are some amazing stats!

Durham Inventory- South West Durham saw inventory decrease by 9.7 % in March of 2018 and a rise in the median sale price of 14.9 %but Central Durham remains the HOT TICKET! 48.8 % rise in the median sale price, decreasing  inventory  of 6.1 % means homes wont last and if your'ewanting to buy a home in Durham having someone on the lookout for the perfect property is crucial. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapel Hill and Carrboro are equally H-O-T, HOT!- New listing are down 13.8 % meaning that there are many buyers for any potential home and multiple offers is a definite possibility for your well maintained- updated, and priced right home! Im seeing homes sell for AT LEAST 99.3 % of asking price if not more! Avg sale price is up in Chapel Hill to $406,398. and we have had an increase in closed home sales  of 24 % - which means that the snow didn't slow Chapel Hill home buyers much!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hillsborough NC Homes for Sale also had a lively market in March. New inventory was actually up 11.9 %and asking price retention of 97% list to sale ratio is rather high for this historic enclave town and "County Seat"

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some other interesting facts if you happen to be a homeowner and are considering selling your home in Durham  Chapel Hill / Carrboro or Hillsborough:

  • Price ranges with the strongest sales were those  homes $309,000 or higher
  • Houses with the strongest sales had 4 bedrooms or more
  • Properties with the strongest sales were Town homes and Condos

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by .25% in March citing concerns about inflation. Two more increases are expected this year which means borrowing money will be more expensive but with unemployment rates at 4.1% it seems the economy is prepared for this. What does this mean for home buyers? It could mean $60 dollars more per month for the avg priced home or $300 more per month for luxury properties.

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Masha Halpern and The Boutique Real Estate 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.

Earth Day 2018 in the Triangle

by AH for Masha Halpern

Each week in the real estate field, we look at many homes. Some are big, some are small, some have large yards while others have that unusual feature that is just right for our buyers. But the one thing they all have in common….they are all on this beautiful Earth of ours - a place we ALL call HOME.
 

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, 2018, but there are projects & events that take place all month. Are you looking for small ways to get in on the celebration? Wondering what you can do? Check out these 10 ideas for ways to conserve at DoYouYoga’s website.
 

The  Triangle, NC Area has lots of ways to celebrate Earth Day!  (If you aren’t local, you can search Google with keywords “ Earth Day Celebrations  & YOUR TOWN NAME “).
 

Durham Earth Day Celebration - Picnic Under the Tower, April 20: 12-1:30pm

This is no ordinary picnic, enjoy a variety of food vendors while enjoying live music and special appearance by Wool E. Bull & Otus the Owl. Event information.
 

UNC 2018 Earth Day Fair - April 18, 10am-2pm.

Visit Polk Place to engage with vendors, organizations and departments and learn how they work together to make Carolina a more sustainable community. Event information.
 

Chatham County Earth Day Event - April 21

Offering  “free paper shredding, medication take-back, compost bins for sale, household hazardous waste, raffle prizes, and give-a-ways.” Event Information.


HAPPY EARTH DAY 2018!

Just Listed - Cute Durham Townhome in Fabulous Location!

by AH for Masha Halpern

13 Quintin Place, Durham (Walden Pond)

Take a tour to explore more features at www.13QuintinPlace.com

Offered at $119,934

Life a life of convenience while enjoying nature in the townhome community of Walden Pond. 13 Quintin Place offers a convenient lifestyle in a quiet neighborhood nestled close to Duke University, Duke Medical Center & Durham's vibrant downtown area.

This townhome has an easy flow of design for family living with a great layout for entertaining and has been updated with new carpet and fresh paint. The large living room features crown molding, a corner fireplace and 3 large windows and door to deck. The dining room is open the living room and is adjacent to the kitchen. The large eat-in kitchen has crown molding and lots of cabinets & countertop space. The sunny breakfast area features a bay window - a perfect place to enjoy coffee while viewing the birds.

Upstairs the master bedroom and second bathroom share a bath, and each bedroom has it's own vanity/sink area. The utility closet is ideally located upstairs - no carrying laundry up & down stairs!

The freshly stained deck has a storage closet and overlooks the grassy common area with mature hardwood trees. Relax with a book in this peaceful spot!

The Walden Pond neighborhood features a pond that is visited by wildlife such as waterfowl, fish, turtles, deer & rabbits. Enjoy the benefits of a quiet lifestyle with close proximity to Duke, I-85, the Durham Freeway, DPAC, Durham Bulls Ballpark, RTP, RDU International Airport & more!


Masha Halpern and The Boutique Real Estate 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.

Overlooked Storage Spaces

by EM for Masha Halpern

Between family, pets, and a job, clutter can seem unavoidable and uncontainable. Check out these creative yet practical storage spots to keep clutter from taking over your home. You just might discover your home can hold more than you thought!


Under the Bed
Don’t let this valuable space become a spot for clutter! The area under your bed offers a sizable amount of untapped storage potential that’s easily concealable with a simple bedskirt. Keep extra blankets, off-season clothes, and hobby items out of sight by investing in a few containers. With the ability to roll out and lids that protect from dust and pests, wheeled boxes are a great under-the-bed storage option. For more ways to utilize this convenient space check out this helpful article.


Behind Doors

Whether it’s the door to your closet or your kitchen cabinet, storing items behind doors will significantly optimize your space. Over-the-door pocket holders are often designed for closets to hold shoes, but they have the potential to be used on nearly any door in your home. From the laundry room for cleaning supplies to the pantry for snacks and water bottles, compartmentalized storage containers are extremely versatile and have a short installation time. Also, consider using a combination of hooks and rods to keep your items organized and off the floor.


Furniture with Hidden Spaces
Furniture with hidden spaces like under-the-bed drawers, storage coffee tables and ottomans, or even the space behind framed art, instantly increase storage in any room. These spaces not only hide your magazines, children’s toys and clothing like hats and gloves, they can also serve as attractive and chic pieces that will add sophistication to any room. Don’t forget that adding storage can be decorative and stylish too!

Think Vertically

From the space above your toilet to the ceiling in your garage, wall and ceiling space are often underutilized despite the abundance of storage potential. Mounting over-the-toilet shelving for towels and toiletries or racks to a garage ceiling for storing bikes and other heavy storage are a practical way to declutter. Also, take advantage of empty corners by using floating triangular or wrap-around shelving to make these awkward spaces more functional.

Look Below

Think you’ve exhausted all your storage spaces? Well, think again! Consider elevating your washer and dryer to create more space beneath. Washers and dryers can be mounted onto laundry pedestals to store dirty laundry and laundry products. Here is a helpful article on how to build one yourself. Additionally, if you are searching for more storage in your kitchen, look no further than the baseboards of your cabinets to hold slim drawers. Toe-kick drawers won’t fit bulky or unusually-shaped items, but they are perfect for things like cookie sheets, baking tins, serving platters, and utensils.
 

 

Reclaim your spaces by putting these storage ideas to use today!

Spacious Townhome in Great Chapel Hill Location!

by AH for Masha Halpern

71 Fernwood Lane, Chapel Hill (Village West)

Take a tour to explore more features at www.71FernwoodLane.com

Offered at $180,000

A perfect balance of nature's beauty combined with a fantastic location in the popular townhome community of Village West!

71 Fernwood offers a comfortable design for family living with a great layout for entertaining. Updated granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, new carpet & fresh paint. Beautiful parquet hardwood flooring in foyer, living and dining rooms. A large eat-in kitchen offers lots of cabinet and countertop space, plus a bright, sunny spot for a table and chairs. The focal point of the spacious living room is the corner fireplace and large glass doors to the private deck.

Upstairs, 3 spacious bedrooms with new carpet, ceiling fans, and ample closet space. The master bedroom has a private bath and a second full bath with separate sink vanity area/tub area is shared by the other two bedrooms. Natural light is in all corners of this home from the many windows and skylights.

The Village West community offers a serene location while providing a clubhouse, pool, tennis & basketball courts. Located conveniently on the Chapel Hill bus line, Village West is also an easy walk to Umstead Park and bike ride to UNC, downtown Chapel Hill & Carrboro.

 


Masha Halpern and The Boutique Real Estate 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.

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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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