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It Only Took 4 Days to Sell This Fantastic Townhome!

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Another Village West townhome was just SOLD by Masha! Our team's marketing highlighted the property's features, the fantastic location and wonderful community. With widespread coverage, this home sold in ONLY 4 DAYS! Take a tour at 190RidgeTrail.com.

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 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.

Protect Your Pets This Holiday Season

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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.

Details Like This Will Have You Celebrating!

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Details Like This Will Have You Celebrating! 
137 Lystra Grant Court, Chapel Hill
www.137LystraGrantCourt.com
offered at: $665,000

Every once in awhile the market offers a rare opportunity to to live in a luxury home that reflects your lifestyle... that time is now!

Thinking of the perfect gift for you and your family? You can be moved in by New Years and spend fun casual time with family during the day, and entertain guests in the evening with formal ambiance! 

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 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.

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

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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.

New Paint- New Light Fixtures- New Amazing Price!

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New Paint, New Light Fixtures, and Move-In Ready!

 
432 Fairoaks Circle, Chapel Hill
Now offered at an Amazing New Price of $171,900!

Great townhome in fantastic Chapel Hill location has new interior paint - goodbye wallpaper, new light fixtures and is move-in ready! 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 corner 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. Click here for a virtual tour! Or visit www.432FairoaksCircle.com!

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.

The Sweet Life is at Your Fingertips!

by Masha Halpern

 

 

 

 

 

Now Offered at an ATTRACTIVE New Price!

Convenient to all wonders of Chapel Hill....UNC Campus, a vibrant and thriving downtown with a sweet Southern college feel- Go HEELS! Parks, walking trails, Abundant nature, amazing dining and great shopping!

 

www.118RidgeTrail.com

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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Paperhand Puppet Intervention at the Forest Theatre!

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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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Just Listed - 432 Fairoaks Circle!

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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.

Tour James Taylor’s childhood home!

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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.

 
 

Fridays On The Front Porch returns to the Carolina Inn!

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The Carolina Inn's "Fridays On The Front Porch” concert series returns! Free concerts, and your favorite food trucks for all ages to enjoy. The series runs from April 29th through October 7th, each Friday from 5 to 8 pm.

What a great way to unwind after a long week! Under the Carolina Inn’s magnificent porch and out on the shady lawn, enjoy wonderful music, cocktails, food trucks, and local Mapleview ice cream. This historic landmark of beautiful Georgian architecture, is ranked as one of the top 10 best hotel porches in the US, by Fodors Travel. Fridays On The Front Porch is a wonderful experience – the perfect way to brighten your spirits for the weekend! 

Big Fat Gap

BIG FAT GAP will be kicking it off on Fri. April 29th with lively acoustic bluegrass music! This band is so amazing that I bet you can’t sit still!

Also on the 29th, local food trucks will be on site with a variety of tasty cuisine! PORCHETTA’s specialties include Italian style pork sandwiches, vegetarian options and more to delightfully satisfy you. BULKOGI’s Korean BBQ and super-food Kimchi are among many choices on their mouth-watering menu.
Go out and have a great time!

 

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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Chapel Hill NC 27514
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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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