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Elegant & Understated Masha's Buyers LOVE their new home! Elegant and Understated this beautifully designed home rests naturally at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac on almost two acres of natural bliss! Meander through to the end of Zapata Lane where this beautiful setting now greets Masha's clients at the end of every work day. 

 

www.206ZapataLane.com

 

Offering two finished levels and one more to grow with, the home features beautiful brick-work, both formal and informal rooms, gourmet kitchen with amazing views of the pool and woods behind; and an Owner's suite with it's own private 'sitting room' that is quite frankly, more like having your own personal living room complete with vaulted ceiling and fireplace making it a respite after a hectic work day.

Masha's clients are now making this their special place in the 'Southern Part of Heaven"-Chapel Hill. If you are considering a Chapel Hill Home with Acreage, or just your own peace of Chapel Hill to call Home, call Masha. She will be glad to help you find your own perfect place!

 

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.

Just Listed 137 Lystra Grant Court!

by TO for Masha Halpern

Just Listed! 
137 Lystra Grant Court, Chapel Hill
www.137LystraGrantCourt.com
offered at: $665,000

Magnificent Energy Star Certified luxury home resting upon Booth Mountain, boasts exquisite details throughout! Entertain or relax indoors & outside with scenic views. Tastefully designed open plan is airy & bright. 5 Bedrooms – including one on the main level, 4.5 Baths, huge Bonus, Study, and Craft Room. Elegant Formal Dining with tray ceiling. Family Room with coffered ceiling, gas fireplace & 15' sliding door to Deck. Gourmet Kitchen has large breakfast area. Master Suite has sitting area, private porch, spa bath with soaking tub, separate double head shower, 3 walk-in closets. 4 Garage Bays. Community Pool, playground, soccer field and future dog parkClick here for video Tour!


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.

Fun Local Activities For Your New Baby!

by TO for Masha Halpern

Congratulations On Your New Baby!  
At some point you will be ready to get out & about. There are some fantastic parks and events in Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro to enjoy with your new family addition.

If you would like to be with other new and young families here are some activities and events sure to keep your little one busy, as well as places to connect with other young families:

 

"Mom in Chapel Hill "
Mom in Chapel Hill has grown to become a valued resource for many parents in the Triangle. Here you will find area events for little ones such as Playdates at local playgrounds, Kids Yoga, Storytime, Outdoor Summer Movies, Kid-friendly concerts, Puppet Shows, Mommy & Me activities, Stroller Strides classes and more!
http://www.mominchapelhillnc.com

"JamminBaby.com"
Music Together offers classes for children from birth through kindergarten, in which parents and caregivers actively participate.
http://www.jamminbaby.com/Curriculum.html

:The Little Gym of Durham/Chapel Hill"
Age-appropriate activities for kids are designed to facilitate maximum fun and ongoing skill development through movement, music, learning and laughter.
http://www.thelittlegym.com/DurhamChapelHillNC/Classes

"CHillKids.com"
Fun family activities throughout the year! List of events & activities for kids, parks & playgrounds, museums, festivals, family health, parents’ night out and more!
http://www.chillkids.com

Carolina Parent magazine

Find things to do in the Triangle Area, tips on health & development, lifestyle, parenting, special needs, education and more. This is a great resource!
http://www.carolinaparent.com/

 

Locations of Area Parks

  • Duke Park 1500 Acadia St., Durham
  • Eno River State Park – 6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham
  • Museum of Life & Science 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham
  • Northgate Park 300 W. Club Blvd., Durham
  • Oval Park 2200 W. Club Blvd., Durham
  • Rockwood Park 2301 Whitley Dr., Durham
  • Trinity Park 410 Watts St., Durham
  • Southern Community Park 1000 Dogwood Acres Dr., Chapel Hill
  • Battle Park & Forest Theater 536 Park Place UNC Campus, Chapel Hill
  • North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill
  • Umstead Park 399 Umstead Drive, Chapel Hill
  • Anderson Community Park 302 highway 54 West, Carrboro


We hope you really enjoy this special time with your new baby .If at any time you feel your house isn’t expansive enough to keep up with your growing family, please know that I’m here to help!

Masha Halpern
919-414-0337
masha@mashahalpern.com
http://www.thesmartmoveteam.com

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Paperhand Puppet Intervention at the Forest Theatre!

by TO for Masha Halpern

The Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents their 17th annual summer performance at the Forest Theatre on UNC’s Campus in Chapel Hill! “The Beautiful Beast” will be Aug. 5th through Sept. 5th every Friday, Saturday and Sunday & Labor Day.

 

“The Beautiiful Beast” will take you on a folktale journey of ancient stories and legends of monsters & beasts that inhabit our dreams. Creative and inspiring, humungous puppets come to life in a pageant style/play performance of puppeteers and professional musicians in the natural magical setting of the Forest Theatre. Imaginations run wild within kids of all ages experiencing this award-winning troupe.

The performance schedule is Aug. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, Sept. 2-4, and Sept. 5th - Labor Day. Matinees will be held on Sun. Aug 21, 28 & Sept. 4. Shows begin at 7 pm with a 6:20 pre-show. Matinees atart at 3:00 pm with 2:20 pre-show. Saturday shows usually sell out – so get there extra early or choose a Fri. or Sun.  Tickets available at the door – no pre-sale tickets. General admission is $15 or $8 for kids suggested donation.

This is just one of the many magical events happening in Chapel Hill this summer. Take a blanket and pack a picnic- Don't forget the bug spray and enjoy!

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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Tour James Taylor’s childhood home!

by TO for Masha Halpern


On Sat. June 4th you can tour the childhood home of world-renowned musician and songwriter James Taylor! $7.00 admission ticket proceeds will benefit North Carolina Modernist Houses, who will be hosting the tour at the Ike & Trudy Taylor House in Chapel Hill. An auction agent will be on site to answer questions, as the 1.5 million dollar property will be auctioned soon.

 

618 Morgan Creek Road is a Modernist home designed by award winning architects George Matsumoto and John Latimer. Peacefully set on 23 acres of forest and pasture, the 3-story, 4,000+ square foot home was built on a hill. It has 11 rooms including 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and was built in 1952. In the 1960’s, the kitchen was renovated by Arthur Cogswell – a well-known Chapel Hill architect. Cogswell also built the 1964 modernist home of former UNC Men’s Basketball Coach Dean Smith at 613 Morgan Creek Road which currently has an offer pending for it’s sale on the 1.05 million listing. A fact most people are not aware of is that North Carolina has the third largest concentration of modernist houses in America.

James Taylor was 3 years old in 1951 when he moved from Boston to Chapel Hill with his family. He graduated from Chapel Hill High School. His late Father Issac “Ike” Taylor was the Dean of the Chapel Hill Medial School for 10 years. His late mother Gertrude “Trudy” studied voice and filled the home with music. James would perform kitchen concerts with his siblings Kate, Alex, Livingston and Hugh. The family vacationed at their cottage in Martha’s Vineyard in the summertime, though JT attributes most of his songwriting influence to the Chapel Hill area where he grew up.

The bridge that crosses over Morgan Creek close to the Taylor property has been named the “James Taylor Bridge” in his honor and Morgan Creek is the inspiration for the hit song “Copperline” which he wrote with Duke University Professor Reynolds Price. His lyrics mention his ventures as a boy with his family dog Hercules exploring the overgrown wooded area.Today, James lives in western Massachusetts with his wife Caroline and sons Rufus and Henry.

 

On a personal note,in addition to my position as Real Estate Client Care Coordinator for Masha Halpern & The Smart Move Team, I also have a love for music – including James Taylor songs that I grew up listening to which bring me many fond family memories. I enjoyed putting this article together, and I know how much “Going To Carolina In My Mind” means to people here.I am drawn to the homes of Chapel Hill, and in Orange County, NC where I live.

I especially like large private lots with the homes having an abundance of windows. Observing one of the most notable characteristics of modernist and contemporary homes – the open interior spaces have many windows – bringing the outdoors inside. Masha Halpern's listing at 2411 Pickard Mountain Road is a perfect example of beautiful architecture enhanced by Mother Nature. 

Visit The Smart Move Team to explore more local real estate! Visit the North Carolina Modernist Houses website for information on the Ike & Trudy Taylor Home Tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 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.

 
 

Open House this Sunday at Townhome Near UNC!

by LC for Masha Halpern

Our listing at 903 N Columbia Street in Chapel Hill will be open this Sunday, November 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Located in the desirable Columbia Place community with positive rental history, this spacious townhome is within walking distance to The Root Cellar, Franklin Street and UNC - a college scholar's dream! So if you haven't already, come on out to see this home's beautiful updates from top to bottom, and witness just how close it is to the heart of campus!

 

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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.

27 Bluff Trail Now Offered at a More Attractive Price!

by LC for Masha Halpern

27 Bluff Trail in Chapel Hill's Village West is now being offered at a more attractive price and is ready for move in! If you're looking for a tranquil location close to UNC's campus, this may be just the place for you.

Contact us today if you'd like a private viewing!

 

 

 

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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.

Come One, Come All to Our Open House this Sunday in Chapel Hill!

by LC for Masha Halpern

Our beautiful custom Cape Cod listing at 10 Lanier Drive in Chapel Hill will be open this Sunday, October 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. If you missed seeing this lovely home at our last open house a couple weekends ago, you definitely won't want to miss seeing it this Sunday!

Contact us if you'd like to learn more about this home on 1+ acres in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro school district (with only county taxes!).

 

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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.

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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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