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Energy Saving Tips To Save You Money Year-Round

by KW for Masha Halpern

Saving energy whenever you can is important to reducing environmental impact, and it can also have a significant impact on your electricity bills. According to Energy.gov, there are several simple solutions to help save you energy and money: 

Heating water can be a significant expense.
Try using less hot water by washing your clothes in cold water or installing low-flow showerheads.

A power strip can help reduce your electricity bill up to $100 a year.
By plugging in all of your electronic devices and turning it off when not in use, you can reduce phantom load – the power a device consumes when still plugged in, yet powered off.

Use fans to cut down on heating and cooling expenses.
In warmer months, the effect of windchill from the circulating air will help reduce cooling costs. Having your fan spin counter-clockwise in the winter will push warm air down and heat rooms more efficiently.

Use sunlight to your advantage.
Keep curtains open on windows that get direct sunlight to help heat your home in the winter. 

Simple tips like these can create a happier, healthier and more valuable home.


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Look Who's Turning 200 - Happy Anniversary Chapel Hill!

by AH for Masha Halpern

November 20th marks 200 years since the establishment of the Town of Chapel Hill! Multiple programs have been planned to commemorate this milestone anniversary. Events and projects will focus on town government programs and partners that have shaped our community. 
 

Want to get in on the fun? Try your hand at town trivia or take your kids to touch a truck. View the full calendar of events at http://chapelhill1819.org

Happy Anniversary Chapel Hill!

Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse in Briar Chapel Offered at New Price!

by AH for Masha Halpern

Now offered at $700,000, this Parade of Homes bronze winner home has both aesthetic and environmental features that were carefully chosen to both perform and impress. Located in the bustling community of Briar Chapel, enjoy magnificent amenities and a terrific location near the conveniences of both Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. Take a tour of this magnificent home at 635BoulderPointDrive.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 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.

First Time Home Buyer Client is the New Owner of a Delightful Townhome!

by AH for Masha Halpern

Masha Halpern and her team had the pleasure of representing the buyers in their purchase of this delightful townhome. With an easy maintenance lifestyle, this townhome offers the perfect blend of space, location & amenities. Located in Hope Valley Farms with community recreational opportunities and proximity to shopping, restaurants, the American Tobacco Trail, downtown Durham & so much more! Take a tour and call us today if this sounds like the home you've always wanted - we'll help you find it!

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! 

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.

Could Homes Near These Stores Have a Higher Value?

by AH for Masha Halpern

According to an Inman article, not only is healthy food good for your body, but “it’ll do your home some good as well.” The article cites research that suggests living near a Whole Foods or Trader Joes can increase the value of your home.

While some may argue that these companies are choosing already high income areas, some of the data suggests that they are “not simply piggybacking off already hot neighborhoods.” If you are a data person, you’ll want to check out the charts and research over at Zillow, which also suggests Starbucks has a similar impact to neighborhoods.
Whether or not the Trader Joes & Whole Foods neighborhood phenomenon is a myth,  we’ve set up home searches for neighborhoods within close vicinity to area stores. Feel free to check them out. Even better, Masha can help customize a new home search for you or help you determine the value of your current home.

Click here for the Chapel Hill Search

Click here for the Durham Search

Happy Shopping!

 

Moving Tips for Seniors & People with Disabilities

by AH for Masha Halpern

“Hiring movers, downsizing and processing emotions are just some of the things you’ll have to consider when helping a senior or individual with disabilities move into a new home. Fortunately, there are some resources to help make the move easier,” according to Rachel Surdi in Lifestorage’s blog.
 

Her blog post offers moving tips that help you think through what it will take to relocate. Knowing who to call and what services are available to you ahead of time will save you lots of time and worry. Think of all the service providers you use as your “team”. We’ve put together lists of Senior Living Resources and Helpful Links to start your research. And feel free to explore Triangle Area Senior Living Communities and Local Senior Centers.

As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist ®, Masha is skillful at interpreting clients’ needs and helping them sift through important questions. We’d love to be a part of your team for any real estate related matters. Plus we can help you build your team by connecting you to other potential team members. Take advantage of our hard-earned knowledge of the area and strong relationships in our community.

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

Fresh on the Market - Spacious & Bright Home Nestled in Central Chapel Hill

by AH for Masha Halpern

Set back on a long, quiet cul-de-sac street is 117 Woodshire Lane, a beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home that offers plenty of space and wooded views. Fresh updates include all new interior paint, many new light fixtures, new granite countertops in the kitchen, new mirrors & shower glass door/walls in master bath, and new HVAC system. Located in Chapel Hill, this home is centrally located minutes from downtown Chapel Hill and downtown Carrboro, with easy access to I-40.Tucked away, this neighborhood combines both tranquility and convenience - a superb find for those who wish to have it all! Take a virtual tour at 117WoodshireLane.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 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.

Just Listed - Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse in Briar Chapel

by AH for Masha Halpern

Reminiscent of the modern farm homes designed by Joanna Gaines, this Parade of Homes bronze winner home has both aesthetic and environmental features that were carefully chosen to both perform and impress. Located in the bustling community of Briar Chapel, enjoy magnificent amenities and a terrific location near the conveniences of both Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. Take a tour of this magnificent home at 635BoulderPointDrive.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 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.

Masha’s Happy Buyers Just Closed on Their New Carrboro Home!

by AH for Masha Halpern

Masha Halpern and her Team had the pleasure of representing the buyers in their purchase of this bungalow in Carrboro. Lovely on Lynn Drive, this one-level home is just right for starting out and offers so much potential. This home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, plus apartment with additional bedroom, bath and second kitchen is a great opportunity for rental income. Located within biking distance to the Carrboro Farmers Market and downtown Carrboro, this home has an easy commute to UNC - another great feature for student tenants. This is a truly unique property with so much possibility!

 

Take a tour and call us today if this sounds like the home you've always wanted - we'll help you find it!
 

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.

Just Sold: Gorgeous Home is a Personal Sanctuary Amid the Woods

by AH for Masha Halpern

Masha Halpern and her team had the pleasure of representing the buyers in their purchase of this incredible home. Tucked away amid a setting of natural beauty, this transitional home is an updated retreat at the top of Pickard Mountain. High quality elements such as a hand carved fireplace mantel are combined with modern-day conveniences such as a geothermal hvac and back-up generator to create the perfect balance of classic and new. Designed to showcase the private 10 acre forest setting it was built within, the home spans two levels with lots of windows and a wrap-around deck.  We hope our clients enjoy their personal sanctuary amid the woods.



 

 

Take a tour and call us today if this sounds like the home you've always wanted - we'll help you find it!
 

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.

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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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