For 40 years Unique Homes magazine has been casting us into the realm of luxury homes, dazzling its audience with page upon page of some of the most beautiful real estate in the US and across the world in over 80 countries.

In its Winter 2015 publication, Unique Homes' Camilla McLaughlin lists the top 15 markets in the US to watch in the year 2015. Several are the expected mega markets that grace the top 15 list every year, like New York City, the Hamptons, Boston and Malibu. But also included this year are places like Savannah, Georgia, Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, and Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Allow us to repeat that: The Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina made the list of Unique Homes' top 15 Markets to Watch in 2015! Folks, that's huge. And guess who Unique Homes listed as the expert for our area...yours truly, Masha Halpern & The Smart Move Team! We are honored to be listed as an expert contributor beside so many of our esteemed colleagues.

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With over 20 years of experience on our side, along with an effective marketing plan and savvy negotiating skills, Masha Halpern & The Smart Move Team have earned the ranking of top 5% of agents nationwide. We have qualified buyers searching for homes between $150,000 and $1.2 million, and as Unique Homes clearly states, the Triangle is a very active market! If your plans for this year include selling, buying (or both!),  contact us and we'll make your real estate dreams and plans happen!



Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel HillDurhamCarrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at 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