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Our Latest Client Appreciation Event Was Out of This World!

by AH for Masha Halpern

In a galaxy far, far away…( locally known as  Silverspot in Chapel Hill), we had a HUGE BLAST  watching the premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” as a group ! It was such a fun way to spend time with everyone at our Premier Client Appreciation Screening.

Thank you to all of those who joined us and we hope to see even more of you at a  future movie event or our next Client Party! A VERY special thank you to Rachel Cook at Silverspot for helping us make this event possible.

And now .. a BIG Congratulations to the winners of our prizes! Cindie & Kai Hale, & Stefan Gottschalk & April Henry!  Cindie and Kai won our Star Wars poster, & Stefan and April won the giant cutout of Han & Chewie that’s featured in the our photo collage below. We LOVED seeing the photos you all posted on Facebook! See more photos from this event on our Client Appreciation page.

May the Force Be with You,
Masha, April, & Emme

A Successful Home Search for Masha's Buyer!

by AH for Masha Halpern

Masha Halpern and her Team had the pleasure of representing the buyers in their purchase of this adorable home.  Nestled among mature hardwoods & minutes from town, this one level home offers the peaceful relaxing atmosphere you crave with possibilities for some amazing landscape & gardening.
 

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!

Take a tour and call us today if this sounds like the home you've always wanted - we'll help you find it!

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.

Welcome to the Neighborhood - Masha's Buyers Find Their Home!

by AH for Masha Halpern

Masha Halpern and her Team had the pleasure of representing the buyers in their purchase of this incredible home with exceptional amenities.  Amidst mature trees and beautiful landscaping, this 5 Bedroom plus finished basement home is located in the Kent Woodlands neighborhood.

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! Take a tour and call us today if this sounds like the home you've always wanted - we'll help you find it!

202 Nuttree Lane, Chapel Hill

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.

Easy Spring Cleaning Tips for a Fresh & Sparkling Home

by EM for Masha Halpern


Follow these easy spring cleaning tips to revive your home!

Now that the weather is warmer and the pollen has settled, it means spring cleaning is upon us. It’s time to freshen up all those neglected spaces to get ready for the upcoming months. Check out these easy ways to keep your home sparkling.
 

Deep Clean the Floors

Keep your carpets and hardwood flooring looking beautiful by having them professionally cleaned and waxed. If you are looking to freshen your rugs and carpets yourself, look no further than your own pantry. Baking soda is a natural cleaning solution that does wonders brightening and deodorizing almost any floor. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes, then vacuum it up. For more ways to use baking soda around your home, check out this article.
 

Wash out Trash and Recycle Bins

Outdoor trash and recycle bins get dirty quick. And cleaning them isn’t the most fun or exciting chore either. So, what’s the easiest way to do it? First, spray the bin with a hose and dump out the water. Next, spray the inside with a disinfectant, scrub with a brush, and rinse it out. To dry, leave it upside down.
 

Inside the Refrigerator

Before you begin, remove all food and take out the removable parts of your refrigerator like drawers and shelves. Then, fill a tub with warm water and dishwashing soap to wipe down the removed parts and inside. Strong disinfectants, like bleach, should never be used due to the chemicals they contain and their proximity to food. Instead, the best cleaner is a combination of abrasive salt and bubbly soda water or a baking soda and water mixture. Place all items back in the fridge, but inspect the bottom of items to see if they need to be cleaned too.

 

Move Furniture Away From the Walls

Don’t clean only what’s within reach! Skip the shortcuts and move kitchen appliances and furniture away from the walls as much as you can. Then, vacuum up the dust and debris that has accumulated. With so many brands and options, choosing the right vacuum and attachment can be challenging. Vacuum smartly with this tutorial.

Dust Thoroughly

From shelves, tabletops, and dressers to ceiling fans and kitchen cabinets, dusting is an inevitable part of spring cleaning. However, it’s easy to miss spots that are in need of a thorough dusting. One commonly missed location is baseboards. To clean them well, vacuum and wipe with warm water and vinegar mixture. Then, dry with them a cloth and wipe with a dryer sheet to prevent future dust buildup.

 

Upholstered Furniture

Regardless of the material your furniture is made of, the first step in cleaning upholstered furniture is vacuuming. Make sure to take get in between the cushions and to take out any removable parts. If you’re worried about sucking up loose change, place a pair of pantyhose over the nozzle and secure with a rubber band. Also, look for stains and clean according to the care label. If your furniture lacks a cleaning code, test water, soap, rubbing alcohol, and vinegar in an inconspicuous spot to see what works.

Faucets and Showerheads

Mineral deposits, calcium, lime buildup can cause showerheads and faucets to clog up. If there’s lime buildup on your faucets, lay paper towels over the fixture and soak it in vinegar for one hour. This causes the deposits to soften so they will be easier to remove. Vinegar is a great cleaning solution because it’s free of harsh toxins and lingering chemical smells. Here’s an article on how clean a showerhead using vinegar.
 

Mattresses

Even if you have a mattress cover, your mattress can collect stains, mold, dust mites, and other allergens. To clean and deodorize, sprinkle baking soda and add a few drops of lavender essential oil on top. Let it sit for a few hours and then vacuum it up. And if you can, air out your mattress by taking it outside and placing it in the sun. This is a great way to eliminate bacteria naturally. Lastly, take advantage of your time spent cleaning to turn over your mattress. Over time, mattresses wear unevenly, which can lead to poor body alignment while sleeping. Save your back and flip your mattress every 3 to 12 months.

 

Follow these easy spring cleaning tips to revive your home!

Walden Pond Townhome Sold in 5 Days!

by AH for Masha Halpern

SOLD  in ONLY 5 DAYS with Multiple Offers! Masha's extensive knowledge of the area, the current local real estate market & supply of homes ( i.e.; inventory ), and our team's marketing expertise with widespread coverage, engaged the Realtor community & buyers! Take a tour.

Call us today if you want to experience superior marketing for your home or investment property.

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.TheSmartMoveTeam.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.TheSmartMoveTeam.com.

May is National Bike Month - List of Triangle Trails to Wander!

by EM & AH for Masha Halpern

May is National Bike Month! Started in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is a time to get active and experience the many benefits of biking. Whether you’re riding for health and wellness, cleaner air, or to save money on gas, bicycling is an undeniably great way to explore your community. In honor of that, here are some great trails around the Triangle!


William B. Umstead State Park
Tucked between downtown Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, this oasis offers a 5,579-acre area for outdoor enthusiasts and nature-lovers alike. Centered around three man-made lakes (Reedy Creek Lake, Sycamore Lake, and Big Lake), this park is not only ideal for bicycling, but hiking, fishing, and boating too. Of the 32 miles of trails, 13 miles of groomed and dirt paths are dedicated to bikers, making for peaceful and secluded rides. These winding and scenic trails are also a part of the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile biking and walking route that extends from Maine to Florida.

 

American Tobacco Trail
Founded in 1989 by the Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Inc., the American Tobacco Trail was created to transform local, abandoned railroad corridors into clean, wide paths for the community to enjoy. Today, the American Tobacco Trail stretches from Morehead Avenue in Durham to New Hill-Olive Chapel Road in Wake County.  The northern segment even continues into another trail system called the North/South Greenway System while the southern segment boasts a more rural ride full of hardwood forests and a variety of wildlife. Also, there’s easy access at the Durham end to the Durham Bulls Athletic Stadium and the American Tobacco Historic District, a convenient place to enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment before or after your ride! You can also watch this short time-lapse video of the building of the pedestrian bridge over I-40 for the American Tobacco Trail.


Neuse River Trail
This 27.5-mile trail stretches from eastern Raleigh’s Falls Lake Dam to the Wake/Johnston County Line and connects with the Johnston River Walk at the southern end for another 4 miles of pathway. The Neuse River Trail (or the Neuse River Greenway) meanders over and past boardwalks, wetlands, historical sights, and sunflower fields. Between the scenic views, flat, paved road, and limited road crossings, this trail is a biker’s dream. In addition to being part of the City’s Capital Area Greenway System, the Neuse River Trail is a portion of the Mountain-to-Sea Trail, which connects the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks.

 


Bolin Creek Trail
The Bolin Creek Trail is a paved bike path that begins at the Chapel Hill Community Center and continues towards Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. This cool and shady 3-mile out and back trail goes through meadows and wooded floodplain making it perfect for family outings. If you’re looking for a longer excursion, check out the unpaved Battle Branch Trail extension, which can also be accessed from the Chapel Hill Community Center. Find more information and a trail map here.

 

Duke Forest
With more than 150,000 visitors each year, Duke Forest is a popular destination (and for good reason too). There are over 30 miles of road for biking that wind through dense pine and hardwood forests, Civil War sites, and around 3.4 miles of prepared surface trail near the Duke University Golf Course. Duke Forest is located close to Duke University for which it’s named and is used by researchers as an outdoor lab to study soil conservation and water quality. Since the trail is so close to Duke University, also consider exploring the very bike-friendly campus.

Be sure to check out GoTriangle’s calendar for upcoming bike events and bike resources for more information. There are many reasons to ride, what’s yours?

Just Listed - Condo in Popular Finley Forest, Chapel Hill

by AH for Masha Halpern

216 Finley Forest Drive, Chapel Hill

Take a tour to explore more features at www.216FinleyForestDrive.com

Offered at $164,000

 

This condo has it all! A comfortable design and great layout for entertaining. New carpet in living, dining and bedrooms and fresh paint throughout. Spacious living room features a wood burning fireplace with slate hearth & wooden mantel flanked by built-in adjustable bookshelves. A large galley-style kitchen has plenty of countertop & cabinet space with a sunny breakfast nook. The dining room features chandelier lighting. The large master bedroom has a sliding door to balcony & private bath. Second & third bedrooms are gently lit with good-sized closets and bedroom 2 has a sliding door to balcony. Second full bath offers medicine cabinet & nearby linen closet. Guest bath has utility closet.

The expansive private deck is partially covered - a great spot for a hammock or outdoor entertaining. Master bushes along the sidewalk enhance the fully enclosed deck. Peaceful views of flowering trees & mature hardwoods from both the deck and balcony.

Located in Finley Forest, a quiet neighborhood with a terrific location in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro city school district. Amenities include clubhouse, pool, tennis courts & playground. This neighborhood is within biking distance to UNC, and is in close proximity to the shops & restaurants at both Meadowmont & Glen Lenox. Easy access to I-40 for a great commute to Durham, RTP & RDU International Airport.

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.

Village West Townhome - Sold by Masha!

by AH for Masha Halpern

SOLD  in ONLY 6 DAYS with Multiple Offers! Masha's extensive knowledge of the Village West neighborhood, the current local real estate market & supply of homes ( i.e.; inventory ), and our team's marketing expertise  & widespread coverage, engaged the Realtor community & buyers! Take a tour.

Call us today if you want to experience superior marketing for your home or investment property.

Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel HillDurhamCarrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.TheSmartMoveTeam.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 pointsMasha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visiting www.TheSmartMoveTeam.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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