Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Nationwide Open House April 28-29, 2012

To kick off the Spring-buying season, Briar Chapel will be joining thousands of Realtors across the country in a Nationwide Open House this weekend, April 28-29, 2012. Everyone is encouraged to come out and preview available inventory and take advantage of record-breaking housing affordability conditions.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Video: Reasons to Love Briar Chapel

Kudos to Emily Pike again for another excellent video for Briar Chapel's Best Buddy Contest. This one is entitled, "Reasons to Love Briar Chapel," and does a great job capturing the great lifestyle we enjoy here. Be sure to come out on the 21st for a screening of videos under the stars on the Briar Commons during the Earth Day Celebration.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Video: Briar Chapel's Community Garden

Kudos to Emily Pike, a resident of Briar Chapel, for this video of The Briar Patch Community Garden for the Best Buddy Contest...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Briar Chapel Developer & Builders Win Top Honors at 2012 MAME Awards

Briar Chapel was a big winner at this year's MAME Awards (Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence) from the Triangle Sales and Marketing Council of the N.C. Home Builders Association. The event was held last night at the LEED Silver Certified Raleigh Convention Center.

This competition recognizes local advertising, marketing, merchandising and product design efforts, as well as sales volume. Honor recipients included area builders, developers, advertising agencies, graphic firms, interior design firms, landscaping firms, sales professionals and sign and display designers/fabricators. Winners of these coveted awards are recognized as leaders in the industry, providing cutting edge solutions to the home building industry.

Kudos to the following winners at Briar Chapel for this accomplishment!

Building Company of the Year
Homes By Dickerson

Best Bronze-Level Green-Built Home
Homes By Dickerson

Best Use of Social Media by a Company
Homes By Dickerson

Best Use of Social Media by a Community
Newland Communities

Best Merchandising for a Detached Home
Homes By Dickerson

Marketing Professional of the Year
 Hillary Morrow, M/I Homes of Raleigh

Building Superintendent of the Year
Mike Mehringer, Homes By Dickerson

Internet Specialist of the Year
Reyna Estrada, M/I Homes of Raleigh

Sales Volume Milestones
Linda Bohling, Homes By Dickerson
Michele Upchurch, Saussy Burbank
Rob Jamison, Homes By Dickerson

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Video: Homes By Dickerson's High-Performance Model Home

Kudos to Merle Braley, a resident of Briar Chapel, for this video on some of the green features of Homes By Dickerson's high-performance model home for the Best Buddy Contest...

Monday, April 9, 2012

Save the Date: 7th Annual Green Home Tour in May

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 7th Annual Green Home Tour, which will be kicking off in Briar Chapel this year! The tour will be held on the following Saturdays and Sundays in May: 5-6 & 12-13, 2012 from Noon to 6pm.

The annual Green Home Tour is a free, self-guided event that enables potential homebuyers and other interested individuals to examine a variety of green building features in homes of all price ranges and styles. There will be 26 homes on the tour this year, including 7 homes in Briar Chapel alone. 

Tour guides for the event will become available in late-April. I'll post a link to the online version here once it becomes available, so check back often.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Several Briar Chapel Builders Named 2011 Green Partners of the Year

Congratulations to Homes By Dickerson, M/I Homes and Saussy-Burbank for being named 2011 Green Partners of the Year by the NAHB Research Center. These members of Briar Chapel's builder team were among only a handful of residential building companies from across the U.S. who were recognized for their outstanding commitment and leadership in building high-performance green homes.

"This is the first year since the Research Center began offering certification services that we have presented awards to our program partners," said Research Center President Michael Luzier. "After administering the program for three years, we felt compelled to recognize the significant commitment to green certification, innovation in building science, and leadership in the residential construction industry that our partners have displayed. We are awed by what these companies are achieving in the field and the market transformation they are accomplishing."

In addition to these builders, Southern Energy Management was also named a Green Partner of the Year for being a advocate of the certification program. They are responsible for certifying the high-performance homes being built in Briar Chapel.

For more information on the Research Center’s certification program, visit www.nahbgreen.org/certification.