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TerraVita Food & Drink Festival Coming October 8-10

by LC for Masha Halpern

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There is an indescribable satisfaction when eating and drinking the best our beloved South has to offer. It's about being immersed into the passion from which these delicacies were wrought, and celebrating the powerful mixture of sustainability and culinary perfection. 

Beginning in fall 2010 - and every fall since - the TerraVita Food & Drink Festival has striven to bring the best of these culinary, brewing and distilling "luminaries" from across the Southeast to Chapel Hill for a glorious 3-day celebration of "culinary excellence and sustainability in food and drink."

It will be your privilege to experience and enjoy either a single event or the whole kit and caboodle, featuring 11 events in 3 days! (You'll receive a comprehensive pass for going the whole 9 yards - click here for more info!).

Events to choose from include the following: 

- Kick Off Panel  |  $45

- Carolina Table: East Meets West Dinner  |  $100

- Lambs & Clams After Party  |  $55

- Hill Fire: Pits, Spits & Grills Dinner  |  $75

- Film & Fare After Party  |  $45

- Grand Tasting on the Green  |  $75 or $60 for designated drivers

- Sustainable Classroom  |  Friday Pass $65, Saturday Pass $55, or 2-day pass $110

If you've never experienced TerraVita, this is your chance to do so. October 8-10 - you won't want to miss it!

 

Photo creds to Peter Taylor Photography & Sara Logan Photography.

 

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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 Hil & 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.

 


Unparalleled, Eye-Catching Views with Unparalleled New Price Offering!

7315 Crescent Ridge Drive

This majestic multi-story home at 7315 Crescent Ridge Drive in the Chapel Hill school district is now offered at a more attractive price, and is more ready than ever for its new owners! Our home owners just lowered the price $27,000 for a contract to occur before the end of 2015! 

Click this link to contact Masha for a private tour before it's gone :)

Fall under the spell of stunning wooded views through an amazing wall of windows in the family room and a full finished lower level that's perfect for long-term guests as it offers an office, bonus/bedroom, exercise, kitchenette, full bath and private patio! 

Sited on 5 spectacular acres with both woods and meadow space, there is plenty of room for your own horses to roam and a barn to be built. The outdoors are reminiscent of a private mountain retreat, and although each Crescent Ridge home boasts large lots, the neighborhood has a friendly vibe where you can easily get to know your friendly neighbors! This home was recently featured in the Sunday edition of The Chapel Hill News Real Estate section and has received wonderful attention from local media.

Click the tour below for a digital tour, or contact us today if you want a private viewing to see this incredible home in person. The pictures are fantastic, but nothing beats seeing this home face to face!

 

 

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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 Hil & 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.

Pristine Ranch in Burlington Offered at a More Attractive Price!

by LC for Masha Halpern

Now Offered at a More Attractive Price!

www.2520ElderwoodLane.com

This beautiful brick, hip-roofed ranch sits handsomely on a large, landscaped corner lot behind a sizeable two-lane circular drive. Mature trees act as a natural buffer from the quiet street, providing desirable shade & a lovely view. Entering the home through the inviting painted front door brings you to the foyer & the freshly painted living room with hardwood flooring. This additional living space has a soothing ambience & is large enough for entertaining guests with ease. Hardwood flooring carries into the adjoining formal dining room where white chair-rail molding contrasts beautifully with the neutral tones of the newly painted walls. One room over you will find a highly functional kitchen featuring generous cabinet & counter space, dishwasher, built-in microwave over electric stove, ceiling fan, breakfast area, & access to the utility room that holds additional closet space & the newer gas water heater. The spacious family room is the heart of this cozy home, highlighting a fresh coat of paint on the walls, carpeted floors, crown molding, ceiling fan, & a focal point floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace with gas logs & new remote.

The home’s three generous bedrooms occupy the north end, away from the main hub of the home. From the foyer, follow the hall to the remodeled full guest bath with new vanity, fixtures & tile flooring. Continue on to bedrooms 2 & 3, each containing comfy carpet floors, new paint, ample closet space, brand new ceiling fans & views to the front yard. The master bedroom is situated in the far rear corner of the home & features newly painted walls, two closets, ceiling fan, amazing view of the back yard & a private full bath.

The outdoors at 2520 Elderwood Lane are nothing short of stunning, the entire 0.443 acre lot touched with the adept hands of Mother Nature & cared for with excellence. The level back yard is fenced with two entrances, the one off Surich Drive being wide enough for a vehicle to pass through. You will enjoy a new storage shed with built-in shelves, massive patio area that is the ultimate spot for entertaining, greenhouse with hand-made shelving & space heater, swing set, sand box, & a sturdy tree swing that will bring you back to yesteryear.

Convenient to the highway, a mere 10-15 minutes from shopping, dining & Elon University, & a short distance from Greensboro & the Triangle area, this home will have you loving the convenience of this location. Life happens, & 2520 Elderwood Lane will make it a good one! Welcome home!

Contact us if you'd like to see this wonderful home in person!

 

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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 Hil & 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.

Gorgeous "Home with a View" Open this Sunday!

by LC for Masha Halpern

We are excited to announce our listing at 7315 Crescent Ridge Drive that was just featured in last Sunday's Chapel Hill News & Observer paper will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC this Sunday, September 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM! Come see the magic of this majestic multi-story home set on 5.01 acres with room for horses and a barn!

Living here, you'll enjoy Chapel Hill schools, Maple View Farms around the corner, and the peace and quiet of country living...all while being mere minutes from town and I-40/85!

 

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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 Hil & 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.

Updated Townhome Near UNC Open Saturday 2-4 PM!

by LC for Masha Halpern

Our beautifully updated townhome at 903 N. Columbia Street will be open to public touring this Saturday, September 12 from 2-4 PM. We invite you to come out and see this spacious home and all its updates, including refinished hardwood floors, new appliances, updated baths, screened porch and so much more.

Whether you're looking to live within walking distance to UNC or rent the home out to tenants, this is an ideal location as it's close to EVERYTHING in Chapel Hill -- AND the Columbia Place community has a positive rental history...something to keep in mind!

If this property has piqued your interest, swing by and see us this Saturday, or contact us today!

 

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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 Hil & 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.

Rooms with a View

by LC for Masha Halpern

What do Chapel Hill homes 7315 Crescent Ridge Drive and 510 Quinn Court have in common? They each deliver exquisite views as both are located off the scenic drive of Dairyland Road (and a short drive from Maple View Farms!). Though neither are far from town - and Chapel Hill schools - their quiet, private locations among the undulating hills of the Southern Part of Heaven afford the sensation of country living. 

510 Quinn Court offers 1+ acres on a peaceful cul-de-sac with friendly neighbors. Its corner lot is studded with privacy hardwood trees, and the home itself is a sprawling two story contemporary featuring 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, plus any space you need including a family room, play room, 2 bonus rooms, and reading/game/yoga room. Each room has a view to the gorgeous outdoors, but perhaps the loveliest view of all is from the main level living room that leads to the oversized lounging deck with built-in pool (notice the brand new hardwood floors!). This incredible space overlooks the expansive back yard with a hedge of tall evergreen trees for year-round privacy. It's truly one of a kind!

As Sally Keeney noted in her recent Chapel Hill News & Observer article "Enjoy Mountain Setting Near Calvander," 7315 Crescent Ridge Drive is "...reminiscent of a Western North Carolina mountain retreat..." We believe she couldn't be more spot on. Sited majestically on 5.01 acres, this multi-story home is flooded with natural light through windows galore, bringing the outdoors in. No matter which of the 3 levels of the home you're standing in (yes, that includes the finished lower level!), you will be inundated with the tremendous views of the wooded vistas beyond. The soaring Palladian windows of the family room will beckon you to the deck, where you can fully admire the beauty of your back yard. In fact, the deck is one of the owner's favorite spots; Keeney quotes her saying, "The vibrant colors of the outdoors seem even brighter out here...The sounds of birds add to the peace and tranquility - even my Corgis fall asleep around me when I put my feet up out here." If animals - including horses - are your delight, there is plenty of room for them to roam in the meadow (and there's even space for a barn to be built!). 

Not every home has views that are created equal, but these two Chapel Hill gems have some of the best  offered in Orange County. If you or someone you know would like to see one or both of these homes in person, don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to give you a tour of their rooms with a view!

**7315 Crescent Ridge Drive will be open to the public this Sunday, September 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Come on by to see Masha!

 

 

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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 Hil & 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.

Hardwood Floors are on Most Buyers' List of Wants

by LC for Masha Halpern

If you're looking for a way to get more bang for your buck, taking certain considerations with upgrading and remodeling your home may be just the ticket for a high ROI and quick sale. Experts agree that remodeling kitchens and bathrooms promise the highest return on your investment, but they certainly aren't your only options.

In Realtor.com's article called "Is Replacing Carpet with Hardwood Always Worth It?", they mention HGTV's statement that when buyers and renters are looking for a home, their TOP REQUEST is HARDWOOD FLOORING. And according to the National Association of REALTORS®, out of those buying homes, 54% were ready pay more for a home that contained hardwood flooring. Realtor.com concludes by saying, "The return on investment for installing hardwood will vary according to your market and other factors, but hardwood flooring can often help your home sell faster." With numbers like these, it's safe to say hardwood flooring can only improve your chances of selling faster and putting more $$ in your pocket.

Our contemporary listing at 510 Quinn Court in Chapel Hill just went through the transformation from carpet to hardwood flooring in the main level dining and living areas. The owners believed this upgrade would improve salability and hold the value of their home -- and according to the experts, the percentages are on their side! Take a look at the before and after pictures of the main living space!

 

We are excited about this beautiful update in this sprawling home (did we mention it has a HUGE pool with amazing deck and sits on a large 1+ acre lot?) -- it's ready for a new owner! Contact us today if you'd like to see these new floors and this amazing home in person!

 

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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 Hil & 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.

Pristine Townhome by UNC Now Offered at a More Attractive Price!

by LC for Masha Halpern

This is THE PERFECT opportunity to own a Chapel Hill townhome in a great cul-de-sac community beside UNC's campus. 903 N. Columbia Street is MOVE-IN READY -- either for you to move right in, or your renters as this community boasts a positive rental history!

The townhome features shining refinished hardwood flooring, fresh paint, new appliances and washer/dryer, master up or down, storage galore (there's an attic above the one-car garage!), and a walk-in crawl space that has the potential to be finished for a basement and extra heated square footage.

If you're interested in seeing this property, contact us TODAY -- it won't last long on the market!

 

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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 Hil & 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.

Rise Biscuits & Donuts Coming to More Triangle Locations

by LC for Masha Halpern

There's good news heading our way in the coming months. By early 2016,  FIVE locations throughout the Triangle will be host to the mouth-watering breakfast/brunch concoctions of Rise Biscuits & Donuts

This fast-growing franchise has swept South Durham since opening in 2012 with its unparalleled light, flaky gourmet biscuits and melt-in-your-mouth specialty donuts. Menu creations range from "Old School" to "New School" and everything in between - click here to see the creative menu offerings, including the Maple Bacon Bar and the delicious biscuits of the day!

According to Triangle Business Journal, Rise will no longer have its singular location in South Durham as "The franchise group set up by the owners of the popular Rise Biscuits & Donuts shop...have announced that they reached multiple deals for the brand to open five more locations throughout the Triangle by early 2016." On August 22 Rise opened shop in Morrisville (click here for directions), and in the next few months will be opening locations in Cameron Village-Raleigh, Sutton Square-North Raleigh, Downtown Durham and Carrboro

Soon, Rise will be surrounding us, and we couldn't be more excited!

 

 

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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 Hil & 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.

Offered at New Price! Village West Townhome Near UNC!

by LC for Masha Halpern

If you desire townhome living in the heart of Chapel Hill, and are looking for something MOVE-IN READY, 451 Fairoaks Circle is for you. This end-unit home rests in the quiet community of Village West where you'll enjoy the convenience of being right on the bus line while also having the luxury of a surrounding private, wooded landscape (have your cake and eat it too!). 

This pristine townhome features new hardwood flooring on the main level and stairway, fresh interior paint, and remarkable privacy. As a Village West resident, you'll have access to the private clubhouse with grilled deck, adult and infant pools, and tennis and basketball courts. It's only a short walk from Umstead Park, Wilson Park and Foster's Market, and a short drive from Weaver Street Market, Chapel Hill schools, I-40, Durham, Raleigh Research Triangle Park, RDU International Airport and so much more!

Contact us today if you'd like a private tour of this beautifully updated townhome!

 

 

 

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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 Hil & 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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