Thursday, August 29, 2013

2013 Parade of Homes Features Nine Briar Chapel Green-Certified Homes

Now in its 30th year, the 2013 Parade of Homes in Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties will be held over three weekends in October: October 5-6, 11-13, and 18-20, 2013 from Noon-5pm each day.

This is a free, self-guided tour showcasing the latest designs and technology trends being used today. Of the 55 homes on Parade this year, Briar Chapel has the following 9 entries:

  • Lot 79 (658 Bennett Mountain Trace) by Homes By Dickerson - $569,900
  • Lot 12 (293 Dark Forest Drive) by Drees Homes - $450,000
  • Lot 723 (23 Sagebrush Road) by ForeverHome - $379,922
  • Lot 481 (2104 Briar Chapel Pkwy) by Homes By Dickerson - $359,900
  • Lot 753 (23 Heatherwood Drive) by M/I Homes - $332,704
  • Lot 466 (39 Kimbolton Place) by Saussy Burbank - $331,205
  • Lot 641 (2381 Briar Chapel Pkwy) by Garman Homes - $315,000
  • Lot 607 (73 Pokeberry Bend Drive) by Saussy Burbank - $289,900
  • Lot 168 (273 Tobacco Farm Way) by Saussy Burbank - $282,900

This exciting event enables builders to enjoy some friendly competition, as each home on the Parade is judged by a panel of industry representatives from other markets in our region. These judges examine the design, quality, and creativity that each entry demonstrates, resulting in a numerical grade for each house. Awards are given to homes that achieve the highest scores in each price category.

Parade Homes are highly sought-after showcase homes, due to the "extras" builders include in them in an attempt to win gold. Likewise, winning Parade homes tend to attract extra attention when it comes time for resale.

If you would like to preview these homes before any of them are sold prior to the Parade, please contact Jen Winkler at 919-593-3662. She will be more than happy to point out the various green features in these homes, as well as show you the amenities that residents enjoy throughout Briar Chapel.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Briar Chapel Community Intranet Site

There is a little-known resource that is packed with great information about Briar Chapel, which prospective buyers will want to check out to help with their purchase decision. While some of the areas of the site are restricted to current residents, much of the content is available to the public.

Whether you want to read about community news, browse past resident newsletters to learn about the types of events being offered, or access HOA documents such as covenants, bylaws, landscape guidelines, etc., we encourage you to visit Briar Chapel's community intranet site:

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Just Listed: 266 N. Serenity Hill Circle


If you or someone you know is looking for an oversized backyard with wooded views in Briar Chapel, then you'll want to be sure to check out Chanticleer's newest listing at 266 N. Serenity Hill Circle. 

Built by David Weekley Homes, the "Geovanni" is a green-certified home with classic, Craftsman-style features. Similar to the "Jackson" plan that Homes By Dickerson builds, this floor plan features a bedroom on the main level, which can be used as a study or guest suite, and 3 additional bedrooms upstairs - plus a bonus room.

Here are just some of the highlights:
  • EnergyStar-certified home w/ 3-year guarantee on heating and cooling costs
  • Built by David Weekley Homes in 2012
  • 4 Beds & 3 Baths + Bonus
  • 2402 sqft two-level detached home
  • Large, fenced back yard
  • 2-car, front-load garage
  • Storage lockers in mudroom
  • Wood floors on main level
  • Granite counters & tile backsplash in kitchen
  • Competitively priced at $329,990

To schedule a showing of this home, please contact Jennifer Winkler with Chanticleer Properties at 919-593-3662.