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New Listing - Amazing Home on 1.7 Acres with Studio, Gardens & More!

by AH for Masha Halpern

Life’s Simple Pleasures…

 

are often the quiet moments of joy we feel when we have arrived in the place we are meant to be... Featuring 3 bedrooms, artist’s studio, and clearly defined day, work/play, and night zones allow yourself to enjoy both warm sunrises & rest under the canopy of the stars. With environmentally conscious features & open living spaces that invite the outdoors inside, this peaceful abode offers tranquil views of serene gardens, healing moments, and an incomparable quality of life & style. With emphasis on being neighborly to both people & place, every detail honors the purpose of this home to celebrate it’s caregivers with solace & by celebrating life within it’s embrace.

 

View more photos & floorplan and take a 360 walk through tour at www.1720PriceCreekRoad.com or contact us to find out more or to take a private tour.

 

Call us today if you want to experience superior marketing for your home or investment property and get the most recent market statistics here.

Ready to begin your home search? Start by seeing what’s currently on the market in Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro, Hillsborough and Pittsboro.

Masha Halpern Boutique Real Estate is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.MashaHalpern.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hill & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price points. Masha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-951-1780 or by visiting www.MashaHalpern.com.

Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

by AH for Masha Halpern

Life is full of transitions. Retirement can be one of the most exciting, yet daunting transitions of all. When it comes to deciding where your retirement years will be spent, here are some things to take into consideration: Should you downsize? Do you need to sell your home? Move to a one level? Have a low maintenance yard? Find a retirement community offering plenty of activities to stay active and plugged in?

What about your town as a whole? Does it suit your needs for affordable living, transportation and social opportunities among other factors for quality of life?
 

Masha is skillful at interpreting clients’ needs and it's our pleasure to help you sift through these important questions. She’s also a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES ®). As a benefit of Masha’s SRES ® affiliation, she has access to valuable resources that help keep you informed on issues that may inform your decisions.

Below is a helpful sheet that explains what it means to live in an Age-Friendly Community. Best of all, Orange County is an AARP community member and has a Livable Community Action Plan.

Call Masha to begin this important conversation. She will listen attentively and will help you create a plan for an enjoyable new beginning.

We would love to guide you through this experience with our area knowledge and personalized service. Check our website that is full of information about Senior Living in the greater Chapel Hill & Durham region. We welcome your correspondence. Contact us today!

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.

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

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

Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.MashaHalpern.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hill & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances

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

by AH for Masha Halpern

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

Masha's extensive knowledge of the current local real estate market & supply of homes (i.e. inventory), and our team's exhaustive efforts in locating potential homes for sale in a low inventory market led to the result our buyers wanted - their new home! Take a tour and call us today if this sounds like the home you've always wanted - we'll help you find it!

202 Nuttree Lane, Chapel Hill

Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.MashaHalpern.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hill & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price points. Masha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visiting www.MashaHalpern.com.

Masha Assists an Out of State Family with Finding Their Dream Home!

by AH for Masha Halpern
 
 

Masha had the pleasure of helping her buyers find their dream home from out-of-state.

Masterful design and modern luxury are uniquely embodied in this 6 Bedroom, 6.5 Bath home in the Beechridge neighborhood. Resting on over 2.7 acres amidst mature trees and beautiful landscaping, and with a short commute to UNC Hospitals, this home had everything her buyers wanted!

 

Learn more about this home and how Masha can help you find the home of your dreams by clicking here.
 

Masha Halpern and The Boutique Real Estate Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.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.

Masha's Happy Buyer Gets A New Home in Time For The New Year!

by AH for Masha Halpern

Masha had the pleasure of helping her buyer with the building process on her delightful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath newly constructed home in the family-friendly Briar Chapel community. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout with a modern kitchen at the heart of the home. Both main level and second floor covered porches allow for relaxing or entertaining outdoors. A separate garage gives multi-purpose space with privacy. Neighborhood amenities include a pool, sport court, and vast trails & parks. Located in Chatham County with easy commutes to UNC, Jordan Lake, Duke & RTP.

 

Learn more about this home and how Masha can help you build the home of your dreams by clicking here.

 

Masha Halpern and The Boutique Real Estate Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.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 Sold - Townhome in Vineyard Square!

by by AH for Masha Halpern

This darling two story townhome was just SOLD by Masha! Our team's marketing highlighted the property's features and with widespread coverage, this home sold in ONLY 5 DAYS! Take a tour at 236BeringerPlace.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 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.

 

 

Southern Village Townhome SOLD by Masha!

by AH for Masha Halpern

Masha Halpern & The Smart Move Team had the privilege of representing the buyer in the purchase of this lovely Southern Village townhome in Chapel Hill. With a lovely Georgetown-style exterior, the townhome features the following: an open, bright and airy floorplan with a soaring cathedral-ceilinged family room with hardwood flooring and glorious natural lighting streaming through floor-to-ceiling wall of windows; separate dining room; breakfast area adjoining the open kitchen with Corian counters, tile backsplash, pantry, and recessed lighting; main level master with luxurious tiled master bath; and large upstairs bedrooms and an additional bonus area overlooking the family room. Walk out from the family room to the private brick-paved patio that leads to a detached two-car garage and cut flower garden. It's the perfect low maintenance home located only minutes from UNC (and everything is at your fingertips in Southern Village...movie theater, shops, restaurants, gym, church, and much, much more!).

If you or someone you know is interested in finding a home similar to 116 Nolen Lane, we can make it happen. Contact us today for a free buyer consultation!

Masha Halpern and The Boutique Real Estate Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel HillDurhamCarrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.MashaHalpern.com for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

· Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

· Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hill & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price points. Masha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visiting www.MashaHalpern.com.

Just Listed - 432 Fairoaks Circle!

by TO for Masha Halpern

Just Listed! 
432 Fairoaks Circle
Village West, Chapel Hill

offered at: $174,500

www.432FairoaksCircle.com

Great townhome in fantastic Chapel Hill location! Main level living areas with hardwood floors. Galley kitchen has sunny breakfast nook with skylight, and butler pantry area with pass-through window to dining room. Large living room has fireplace and sliding door to deck, offering scenic wooded views. Three big bedrooms upstairs with lots of light. Refrigerator, dishwasher & washer/dryer offered as-is. Neighborhood pool, tennis & clubhouse. Close to UNC, on the free bus line, and near Wilson Park.

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 




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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