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Why Working With a Real Estate Broker Benefits You - 5 Part Series

by AH for Masha Halpern

 

If only selling your home were as easy as putting in a yard sign; or if finding the right home were as easy as browsing zillow, touring the home, and agreeing on a price with a seller. Technology can make it seem as if the home selling or buying process is easier than ever… and in many ways there is a lot more information available to the general public than ever before but there are also many complicated issues like navigating the due diligence period and legal processes. Having a fiduciary Broker with a focus on being an expert in her field on your side helps you stay out of the pitfalls of inspections, loan processing and the ever-changing real estate laws. Working with Masha will also help you understand a shifting, buyer,  balanced, or seller driven market and how that market condition can affect your ability to buy and sell your home. There is a lot of legal paperwork to manage too, so hiring a real estate Broker is a smart first step to protect your family’s investment!

Below is the first part of a 5 part series highlighting some of the  important reasons why having a Broker representing your interests helps protect your largest investment and lower the headaches and bumps along the way!

With over 31 years experience, our team, Masha Halpern Boutique Real Estate at Keller Williams United excels in all of these categories.
 

Here’s an overview of the topics we’ll cover:

Part 1: Money

Part 2: Time

Part 3: Expertise & Ethics

Part 4: Education & Real Estate Law

Part 5: Emotions

 

 

Money

Probably number one at the forefront of people’s mind is the money factor. Either you’ve invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in your home and want to get a good return on investment, or you are looking to invest in a home that will not only serve your family’s needs but make a smart financial investment.
 

Here are some ways that a good Broker will help you with the financial parts of this process:

Knowledge of the Market
A great agent like Masha studies the market and knows the current conditions. This will help you determine when to sell/buy and whether there are things you can do to improve the ability  for reaching your goals.

Pricing

You have a number in your head, but is it realistic? Where are you getting your information from and how specific if that price opinion compared to the specific neighborhood/community  and real estate market? Generalizations can be costly to you. Pricing your home too high will not only cost you in time on the market & extend your mortgage carrying costs , but it will also leave buyers wondering why your home has not sold. The National Association of Realtors has researched and found that year after year, a home that has been on the market longer experiences more price adjustments & ultimately sells for less than if it had been priced properly from the start . Having an experienced broker like Masha pricing your home based on your home’s specific features with THE most relevant sales in your local community will keep your pricing mindset and expectations realistic and competitive to bring the most buyers for it to sell. Of course pricing your home too low will not maximize your investment but having a pricing strategy tailored to your communities specific market indicators could get you in a position to really take advantage of what your market offers. Aligning yourself with Masha will position you your home and price because she has decades of market experience and the highest level of knowledge to accomplish this and meet your needs.

 

Representation & Negotiating

Price seems to be the major point of negotiations in real estate transactions but there are actually many parts to the contract which can be used to your advantage and can effect the success of an offer:  Some of these terms are due diligence length, earnest money amount, inspection repair requests, settlement date, personal property as part of the sale to name a few. Knowing what is the best combination of terms for your personal needs & how to present them to the other party is  a strong talent of Masha’s and why so many of her clients hire her again and again. She’s been in the business for over 26 years and has tons of knowledge and experience to help meet your goals!
 

Masha will also exclusively represent you. Bound by the code of ethics from the National Association of Realtors, and also by her own mission statement, Masha will put your interests first and will have complete commitment to you and confidentiality for your situation. There’s a good chance that the Buyer/Seller on the other side of the transaction has someone representing them and aligning yourself with Masha gives you an  “edge” above others.
 

Next week we’ll present Part 2: Time, and consider the many ways this precious commodity can be freed up for you and your family.

Treyburn Golf Community Home SOLD by Masha!

by AH for Masha Halpern

This beautiful home in the esteemed Treyburn Golf Community was just SOLD by Masha! Our team's marketing highlighted the property's features and with widespread coverage, this home received multiple offers! Take a tour at 1219EastPointeDrive.com.

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.

Just Listed - 3325 Mossdale Avenue!

by TO for Masha Halpern

Just Listed! 
3325 Mossdale Avenue, Durham  
www.3325MossdaleAvenue.com

offered at: $139,900

Enjoy one-level living and convenience!
Wonderful traditional 3 bedroom home with original hardwood & tiled flooring, resting on a .31 acre lot with a fenced backyard and slate patio. Low maintenance brick exterior, and easy-care flooring throughout allows for a low-allergen home. Great location in the established Quail Hollow neighborhood, is close to everything! Even a pre-inspection and repairs are already complete on this great find in Durham.

 

 


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.

As we prepare for the winter season with recipes for holidays feasts and shopping for holiday gifts, it is important to remember to protect your most valuable possession - Your Home. To add to your ongoing Honey-Do List of House Maintenance, here is a maintenance checklist for getting your home ready for the winter months:

Interior  

  • Check ceiling and surfaces around windows for evidence of moisture
  • Check caulking around showers, bathtubs, sinks, and toilet base
  • Check all stairs and railings for any loose members
  • Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Know the location of all gas shut-off valves


Electrical -

  • Periodically check for exposed wiring and cable, and replace as necessary
  • Trip circuit breaker and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to ensure proper function
  • Learn location of electrical service panels and label each circuit
  • If fuses blow, circuit breakers trip frequently, contact a licensed electrician for repairs


Heating and Cooling 

  • Clean or change furnace filters (this should be done every 3 months)
  • Lubricate fan and motor bearings (only where indicated) and listen for unusual noises
  • For broiler systems, check water level and shut-off valve for leaks
  • Have system serviced annually prior to the start of the season


Doors and Windows 

  • Check for loose or missing glazing putty or worn weather stripping
  • Check caulking for deterioration at the openings and joints between dissimilar materials (i.e. wood and masonry)
  • Check for broken glass and damaged or missing screens


Plumbing -

  • Check all faucets, hose bibs, and supply valves for leakage
  • Check for evidence of leaks around and under sinks, showers, toilets, and tubs
  • Check lawn sprinkler system for leaky valves and exposed lines
  • Have the septic tank cleaned every 2 years
  • Have the well water checked for quality
  • Check the main water shut-off valve for operation and leakage 


Foundation and Exterior - 

  • Check foundation walls and floors for cracking, heaving, spalling, deterioration
  • Check chimney for loose, deteriorated, or missing mortar or bricks
  • Check basement and crawlspace for moisture or leaks
  • Check all wood surfaces, decks, patios, porches, stairs, and railings for deterioration


Roof - 

  • Check for any missing, loose or damaged shingles, open seams, blisters, or bald area on flat roofs
  • Clean gutters, strainers, and downspouts; trim back tree limbs and vegetation
  • Check the attic for any evidence of leaks
  • Check flashing, fascia and soffits for deterioration or damage


If you need some resources for locating your Honey Do Specialists when you're own Honey-Wont-Do, Contact me 


 

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.

Winter is approaching and soon it will be time to curl up with loved ones by the fire with a cup of cocoa on those cold winter nights. In anticipation of the cooler weather, now would be a good time to contact your chimney sweep contractor. Here are a few tips for maintaining your masonry/wood-burning fireplace or wood stove to add to your Honey-Do List of House Maintenance.

Chimney sweep - call your fireplace and chimney contractor or inspector NOW as chimney sweeps get booked early! Chimney sweeps should be done at least once a year prior to wintertime. The Chimney Safety Institute of America lists over 1,700 chimney sweeps that carry the Certified Chimney Sweep credential

Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors - replace batteries and test them.

Stock up on firewood - burn hard wood instead of soft wood as it efficiently delivers more heat. Ash, maple and oak are dense hard woods which are optimal to burn instead of the lighter soft woods like cedar, pine and poplar. Burn only seasoned dry wood; "green"wood doesn't burn as well and causes soot and creosote. Seasoned wood is wood that has been cut and dried under cover for at least 6 months.

Keep combustibles 12" away - carpets, drapes, and furniture should be at least 12" away from your fireplace when it is lit. A fireplace screen will help keep children and pets safe.

Clean out the ash - whenever it reaches the bottom of the grate to create efficient airflow. Wear a dust mask and gloves for safety.

Test out the function of your fireplace - open the damper and light a small piece of dry seasoned wood, making sure the smoke goes directly up the chimney. If smoke enters the room, then correct any problems. 


If you need some resources for locating your Honey Do Specialists when you're own Honey-Wont-Do, Contact me 


 

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.

Get Out And Hike! Fall Foilage Is At It's Peak In Our Area!

by Masha Halpern

Go out and enjoy nature's splendor
with mild temperatures and colorful fall foliage!

The leaves are peaking in our area and the weather is unseasonably warm - a perfect time to go outside and experience the beauty of this colorful season. Check out some of our favorite local places to hike!

Battle Branch Trail in Chapel Hill - 1.5 miles of moderate sloped trails through Battle Park on UNC's campus. More Info

Bolin Creek Trail in Chapel Hill - 1.5 beautiful miles of trails through woods and open meadows. This trail connects to the Battle Branch Trail. More Info

Dry Creek Trail in Chapel Hill - 1.2 miles through Cedar Falls Park, East Chapel Hill High campus, and through Springcrest and Silver Creek neighborhoods. More Info

Duke Forest Hiking Trails in Durham - a 7,00+ acre park with trails throughout an array of ecosystems. More Info

Eno River Cabe Lands to West Point Trail in Durham - 8 miles of challenging trails through spectacular wooded park lands. More info

Fan Branch Trail in Chapel Hill - 1.6 miles of paved woodland trails from Southern Community Park through Southern Village and to the Morgan Creek Trail. More Info

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve in Chapel Hill - 3.5 miles of moderate trails meandering through the historic area, featuring beech trees dating as old as 150 years. More Info

Little River Regional Park in Rougemont - 7 miles of moderate trails through the piedmont hills of hardwood and pines with mountain-like passages through boulders along the river. More Info

Lower Booker Creek Trail in Chapel Hill - .8 miles of paved trails through meadows and wooded floodplains. The trail connects adjacent neighborhoods to Eastgate Shopping Center and Linear Park. More Info

Lower Haw River Natural Area Trail
 in Bynum - 7 miles of challenging trails starting from under the US 64 bridge. Enjoy the colorful hardwood canopy along the rocky banks of the Haw River. More Info

Morgan Creek Trail in Chapel Hill - .85 miles of paved woodland trail with slope at boardwalk section. The trail leads to Merrit's Pasture open space area. Explore the area where musician James Taylor played as a child! More Info

Occoneechi Mountain Loop Trail in Hillsborough - 3.5 miles of challenging trails on top of spectacular Occoneechi Mountain! The highest point reaches 867 feet and is the highest point in the triangle. More Info

Riverwalk in Hillsborough - 1.8 miles of paved trails along the Eno River from Gold Park to Historic Downtown Hillsborough. More Info

Tanyard Branch Trail between Carrboro and Chapel Hill - .4 miles of natural surface trail with steep slopes through wooded floodplain. This trail links to Umstead Park. More Info

We hope you enjoy the beauty of these wonderful hiking trails!

 


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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Durham Events this Fall!

by TO for Masha Halpern

Durham, North Carolina’s popularity is due to it’s active and diverse local arts and music culture, visual arts, performing arts, sports, and education. A wonderful community to live, with and abundance of charming Historic and modern revitalized neighborhoods. Please enjoy this list of some of the great events the Durham area has to offer this fall, my compliments. If you are considering relocating to or from Durham, contact  Realtor Masha Halpern, Boutique Real Estate at Keller Williams Realty.

 

Durham Area Festivals & Happenings
 

  • August 24 through October 30, 2016 Pumpkin Patch Express at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, $12, children under 2 free. Click for more info
      
  • September 3 and November 5, 2016 Durham Fall Patchwork Market at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham. Local makers and vintage vendors come together for a diverse collection of high quality original goods. Hours: 12 – 4 pm. Click for more info
     
  • September 8, 2016 Back Porch Music on the Lawn at American Tobacco Campus in Durham. Dom Flemons Duo with the South Carolina Broadcasters will be performing for free. Grab a picnic and beer or wine from one of the American Tobacco Restaurants. Children and well behaved dogs are welcome. Click for more info
     
  • September 9-10, 2016 The 29th Bull Durham Blues Festival will be held at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham. Local musicians will open each night with 4 performances to follow.  Food Trucks and other vendors will be on site. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the event. Click for more info
     
  • September 10, 2016 Harvest & Hornworm Festival features live music, arts & crafts vendors, hands-on history, looping contest, hornworm race and the last tobacco auction in Durham at Duke Homestead Historic Site. Free admission. Click for more info
     
  • September 10, 2016 Seven Things I’ve Learned – An Evening with Ira Glass, creator and Host of NPR’s ‘This American Life’ at DPAC. Click for more info
     
  • September 11-13, 2016 Greek Festival at the Jim Graham Building, NC State Fairgrounds. Celebrate Greek culture with authentic food, music, dance performances, crafts & more. Adults $3, ages 13 & under $2, free for ages 12 & under. Click for more info
     
  • September 13-18, 2016 Kinky Boots – Tony Winning Best Musical at DPAC. Click for more info
     
  • September 17-18, 2016 The 42nd Annual CenterFest Arts Festival in downtown Durham. Featuring over 145 Visual Artists’ works of fine arts, more than 65 performing music dance & entertainment acts on 6 stages, a Creative Kidzone, local & international cuisine, and over 40 Durham area non-profit, civic & government organizations. Click for more info
     
  • September 24, 2016 Durham Latino Fiesta & Soccer Challenge at Rock Quarry Park. This free event celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy the soccer challenge as well as some of the old traditions of the Latino Festival including food trucks, Family Fun Zone, and Hispanic Music broadcasted from local radio. Click for more info
     
  • October 1, 2016 DisAble The Label Community Festival in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Enjoy games, entertainment, food truck, information booths and prizes! Click for more info
     
  • October 6-9, 2016 Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance – 4 days, 4 stages and over 50 bands in nearby Chatham County. Click for more info
     
  • October 8, 2016 Durham Armory Fall Market. Local makers and vintage vendors come together for a diverse collection of high quality original goods. Hours: 12 – 4 pm. Click for more info
     
  • October 8, 2016 Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic at DPAC! Click for more info
     
  • October 12-15, 2016 Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award-Winning Masterpiece RENT 20th Anniversary Tour at DPAC. Click for more info
     
  • October 14, 2016 Seasonal Beer Showcase. at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Friday from 4:30-8:30 for live music, food, commemorative glass for $30 (separate from World Beer Festival). Click for more info
     
  • October 15, 2016 The 21st Annual World Beer Festival in Durham. For $45 Sample breweries from around the World, and in addition you can also attend The North Carolina Beer Festival, The Cask Ale Festival, and the Cider Garden. Live music, food, commemorative glass included. Optional add-ons at $15 each are the Belgian Bier Festival and the Cheese & Beer Pairing. Click for more info
     
  • October 16, 2016 Barktoberfest at Rock Quarry Park in Durham offers exciting canine activities. Performances by Mutt-allica, Tribbal competition & demo, Hyperflite Skyhoundz NC Canine Disc Championship (limited to 50 contestants), costume contest & parade, a one-mile Fun Walk, Fun Zone, and an affordable vaccinations & microchip clinic. Click for more info
     
  • October 16, 2016 The 4th Annual Quintiles Bull City Race Fest and Food Truck Rodeo. Choose from five mile, one mile or half marathon and experience world-class eating after the race. Click for more info
     
  • October 25-30, 2016 Winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical - Fun Home at DPAC. Click for more info
     
  • November 4, 2016 Bob Dylan and His Band live at DPAC. Click for more info
     
  • November 5, 2016 The Second Annual Furry Friends Festival at the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center. This music festival of 9 local acts including Big Something and Gasoline Stove, will be benefiting All Breed Animal Rescue of the Carolinas, Chatham Animal Rescue & Education, CLAWS, and Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge. Food vendors, arts & crafts, performers, and photo booth. $20-$30 adults, kids 12 & under free. Camping included, Please no pets! Click for more info
     
  • November 18, 2016 The Temptations & The Four Tops – legends of Motown return to DPAC! Click for more info
     
  • November 11-13, 2016 NC Comicon & Comiquest Film Festival at the Durham Convention Center, meet writers, illustrators and creators of your favorite characters. Panel discussions & costume contest at the Comiquest Film Fest will be held at the Carolina Theatre. Click for more info
     
  • November 19-20, 2016 Durham Art Walk – a festive fine arts and crafts event celebrating the holiday season in downtown Durham. This free event includes examples of local artwork, ongoing live music, and many restaurants & food trucks with delicious food. Click for more info
     
  • December 9, 2016 Santa Paws at the Durham Armory to benefit the Animal Protection Society of Durham. Pictures with Santa, canine food & toy drive, games, holiday pet market, and food vendors. Click for more info
     
  • December 13, 2016 The 45th Annual Senior Holiday Party at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham. Click for more info

 

Durham Fall Sports Schedules

  • Durham Bulls 2016-2017 Click for Schedule
     
  • Duke University Men’s Basketball 2016-2017 Click for Schedule
     
  • Duke University Football 2016-2017 Click for Schedule
     
  • Carolina Hurricanes Hockey 2016-2017 Click for Schedule
     
  • Carolina Panthers Football 2016-2017 Click for Schedule

     

    Masha Halpern and Boutique Real Estate is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel HillDurhamCarrboro and surrounding areas. Visit her 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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Bring your dog to the Durham Bulls baseball game this summer!

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Bark In The Park

Imagine being able to go watch the Durham Bulls play with your dog! You can purchase human and canine tickets on the Durham Bulls website to reserve a seat for you and Fido. The canine admission will be donated to the Triangle Area’s oldest no-kill shelter Second Chance Pet Adoption who will have volunteers at the park to pet-sit for you if you need to take a quick break. Be sure to review the rules on the website, and to have your dog up to date on shots before entering the park. The Durham Bulls hosts the next Bark In The Park event on August 3rd, 2016. See you there! WOOF!

 

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.

 

Enhance Your Home With World Class Duke Gardens Plants!

by TO for Masha Halpern

Yes folks, it’s that time of year to experience the splendor of Sarah P. Duke Gardens! Excite the senses by exploring “The Crown Jewel of Duke University” and gather inspiration for your own home heirloom garden. Don’t miss the upcoming event, an opportunity to hand select your very own Duke Gardens plants to enhance your home’s appeal!  

Duke Gardens

The Duke Gardens Spring Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a chance to purchase renowned Duke Gardens plants, bulbs, vines, trees and shrubs. Beautify your home – likely your most important investment – by proudly gardening creatively with plants from world class Duke Gardens.

Gardening advice will be offered from master gardeners at the plant sale, so don’t forget to bring a note pad. For plants most likely to thrive, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, our Plant Hardiness Zone is 7b.  View the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map for more information.

Perhaps you prefer to break out the camera to photograph the botanical delights? You can improve your nature photography with classes offered at Duke Gardens. Care to catch a concert on the lawn? Go to the events page for info on performances, educational programs and more!

Sarah P. Duke Gardens is open from 8 am to dusk, 365 days a year. There is no charge for admission, however there are fees for parking, and walking or trolley tours. Donations are appreciated. For information go to http://gardens.duke.edu or call 919-684-3698.
 

 

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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101 Cosgrove Avenue, Suite 200
Chapel Hill NC 27514
Direct 919-951-1780
Toll Free 877-478-4669
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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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