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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

Masha's 6th Annual Holiday Pie Party!

by AH for Masha Halpern

This year marked our 6th Annual Pie Party, which was a huge success and a great opportunity for us to tell our current & past clients how much they are appreciated.

We handed out 50 Thanksgiving Pies this year & had a chance to catch up with everyone who attended! It was really a treat for us to share in the holiday spirit and offer opportunities to write cards for Veterans &  donate food for TABLE! Thanks to everyone for your generosity! We delivered a stack of your handwritten thank yous to veterans at the Va Hospital in Durham & lifted a lot of spirits!! It was a very humbling experience & we are committed to do more next year at the holidays! We  delivered SIX boxes of food to Table, our local organization to help feed school children.

I just LOVED  being able to introduce so many of you to each other!!  I think at least one 'future date' and a few business referrals between all of you have been put "in the works " for a get-together amongst some of our clients. Being able to help foster connections is a bonus and one that I want to keep growing. If you have a service, run a business, or would like to start a group ( something fun or something serious ) let me know. Please think of me as a “connector”! I’m pleased to continue to be a referral source for you.

A VERY special thank you to Frank Rexford of Corporate Investors Mortgage Group for providing delicious sandwiches, great wine choices, and great fun conversation! Frank is a trusted resource for all things Mortgage!

AND NOW TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS…..!   Carol Hazlewood has won our Cutco ice cream scoop and pie server set!  The winner of a bottle of Bogle Pinot Noir generously donated by Frank Rexford, is Andre Ristaino!  Finally, the winner of our social media challenge (Post a photo of you with your pie) is Whitney Bulbrook of Carolina Venntures Mortgage!  Whitney has won our Deluxe Malibu Picnic Tote.  Congratulations to all of our winners We had lots of fun checking out all of your holiday fun with #MashasPieParty ! Thanks for sharing your great family photos with us!

We want to thank each and every one of you for coming to YOUR party and allowing us to express our gratitude for your friendship and business!  We are honored to give back to our clients.  Thank you so much for your continued referrals to friends and family!

Enjoy some of the pictures below and click here to see the full event on our website.

Keep an eye out for upcoming client appreciation events in the Spring! Please  share some ideas for things you would like to see us try out!

 

Welcome to 3 Pegram Court!

by Masha Halpern

 

Masha Halpern is pleased to present this wonderfully maintained and beautifully updated home. Just coming on the market is 3 Pegram Court in Durham's Brightleaf community. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicely sited on an easy to maintained sunny home-site at the entrance of a cul de sac street of lovely neighbors!

 

 

Offering new hardwood floors on the main floor, stairs, upstairs hall & owner's suite, new plumbing, lighting and cabinetry fixtures, you will delight in the gourmet kitchen & smart design. A bright & cheerful family and bonus rooms offer flex space for entertainment...

This home has great spaces for gardening, cooking, entertaining and relaxing!
 
Call Masha Halpern for a private showing. 919-414-0337.
 

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.

 
 
 
 
 

Protect Your Pets This Holiday Season

by TO for Masha Halpern

Pet Safety For The Holiday Season
The holidays bring celebrations, decorations, and unfortunately potential hazards to our beloved pets. Check out these pet safety tips to ensure your holiday is fun and safe for your furry family members.  

Keep Decorations Out Of Reach However you decorate for the holidays - it may include trees, lots of candles, or ornamental plants. New sights, smells, and unfortunately tastes can draw curious pets.  This might mean harm to your pets or damage to your decorations.

Be conscientious of placement of trees - sometimes a spot in the corner can offer a bit of help, or if you have a room that can be closed off - and be sure your tree is secure in it's stand. Block decorations from pets reach. Although flame candles are desirable, there are other options such as battery operated candles or sturdy protective hurricane lanterns that can't be easily knocked over. Keep holiday plants out of reach. Poinsettias, holly berries or mistletoe, are toxic to pets.

Cold Weather, Pets, And Cars
Remember to leave your dog at home with a sitter when traveling during severe winter weather, and even on quick trips to the store - as it is never a good idea to leave your dog in the car. Joy rides are best with mild temperatures. 

Cats will seek out a any warm place they can find during the cold winter months. Unfortunately, this may mean under the hood of a warm car engine where fatal accidents can occur when starting the car. Be observant of paw prints in the snow and make it a habit to make noise when approaching your vehicle before starting the engine.

Winter Chemicals And Pets
Antifreeze/coolant is very dangerous for animals when spilled or leaking from a vehicle. Also, the types of salt used to melt snow & ice on sidewalks and roads can be harsh on delicate paws.

Keep all pets away from your garage and clean up any chemical spills right away. Animals are tend to love the taste of deadly antifreeze. Symptoms of ingestion are convulsions or acting "drunk". Take your pet to the vet immediately if you suspect they have gotten into antifreeze - just the smallest sip can be fatal. Also, be sure not to let your pet wander unattended - you never know what chemicals can be present at your neighbors' homes. 

Protect your pet from salt on sidewalks and roads with booties, and keep chemicals off of your pet's paws.


Winter Diet
Outdoor pets tend to eat more food in the wintertime, whereas indoor pets conserve energy by sleeping more in the winter.

Remember to offer plenty of food to your outside pet and check that the water in the water bowl isn't frozen. 

Portion your food accordingly for indoor pets, cutting back a little in the winter will help to prevent your pet from becoming overweight during the season where they tend to not be as active. 


Outdoor Pets Can Freeze!
Bring your pets inside during the colder temperatures, especially at nighttime. Outdoor shelters should be dry and draft-free. Pet coats and booties help but isn't enough protection during freezing temperatures - don't leave your pet out in the cold! 

Wintering with your pet is mostly common sense -
if you are cold, your pet is cold. Snuggle up until the spring thaw!

 


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.

Village West End Unit Now Offered at a More Attractive Price!

by To for Masha Halpern

New Low Price! 
118 Ridge Trail Village West, Chapel Hill

Now offered at: $145,000
www.118RidgeTrail.com

Fun Facts ~ Walk to these great places!

  • UNC Campus - just 1½ miles away
  • Weaver Street Market
  • Carr Mill Mall
  • The Cat's Cradle Music Club
  • Kallisher Photography Studio
  • Carrboro Arts Center
  • Walkable for brunch at Root & Cellar
  • Umstead Park and Bolin Creek
  • Wilson Park and Trailways
  • Frances Shetley Bikeway
  • Downtown Carrboro
  • Downtown Chapel Hill

Desirable end-unit contemporary townhome in great location! Well maintained with many updates including beautifully updated bathrooms. Covered front porch, durable & stylish oak-style Pergo flooring on main level, kitchen with butler's pantry area, dining room with updated light, living room with fireplace & French doors to deck, full bath with 2 separate vanity areas, and gently-lit bedrooms. Comfortable design for family living and a great layout for entertaining. In the sought-after Village West neighborhood near UNC, great Chapel Hill schools, parks, and on bus line! HOA includes community Pool & Tennis!
 


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.

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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Luxury Estate Lot Just Listed in Chapel Hill's Governors Club!

by LC for Masha Halpern

Welcome to 10412 Stone!

This rare estate lot is tucked inside Chapel Hill’s prestigious Governors Club, the only gated community in the area. 

This homesite rests on 1.4 lush, gently-sloped acres with stream at the rear of the cul-de-sac. The lot faces forever green space for a constant natural view. It’s just one of a few of its breadth remaining in this 1,200-plus home, 1,600-acre community where you’ll find custom homes from 2,500-10,000-plus square feet. Option to purchase from owner architect-designed floor plans by award-winning Chapel Hill Architect Keith Shaw. The community boasts a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, elegant private club, tennis, fitness and pool facilities and is well known to be one of Chapel Hill’s premier golf communities.


Contact Masha Halpern of Masha Halpern & The Smart Move Team for more information or to schedule a private viewing. Visit www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com/Contact or email Masha@MashaHalpern.com.

Click here to see more photos!

 

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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.

High Quality Finishes In This Perfect & Peaceful Home!

by TO for Masha Halpern

Just Listed! 
1941 Steeple Chase Bend, Apex

www.1941SteepleChaseBend.com
offered at: $437,000

High quality finishes and special details abound in this immaculate craftsman-style home! Luxury master suite plus 3 more huge Bedrooms, 2½ beautiful baths, covered front porch, gourmet kitchen w/breakfast area, elegant dining, spacious family room w/fireplace, study, loft, screened porch & patio. Huge unfinished attic is wired & plumbed for future expansion, double & single garages (3 bays). Premier lot with view of farm beyond fenced backyard. Desirable neighborhood with pool, excellent schools, convenient to 540, RTP & RDU.




 

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.

More Attractive Price on Luxury End UnitTownhome!

by TO for Masha Halpern

PRICED TO SELL! 
201 Valleyshire Road
Windsor Commons, Durham

Now offered at $475,000!

Contact us today if you would like to learn more about www.201ValleyshireRd.com!

This French provincial-inspired designed brick townhome rests peacefully on a corner lot. Substantial architectural detailing in immaculate 3 bedroom, 2½ bath, 3-story with finished basement and 2 car finished garage. Main level owner’s suite, gourmet kitchen, elegant dining room, covered front porch, front deck/veranda, private patio and irrigated landscaping. Gorgeous custom built-ins, wide halls & doorways, and ability to complete the elevator, allow this exemplary property to be the purchase for a lifetime!




 

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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