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Chapel Hill’s Most Desirable New Construction Communities

Chapel Hill New Construction Communities

Looking to buy new construction in Chapel Hill? Start your search in these highly desirable new construction communities currently being developed. 

Burgundy Lane

One of the most exciting new construction communities in Chapel Hill is Burgundy Lane at Lake Hogan Farms. Designed for the exclusivity of just 17 custom-built homes, Burgundy Lane residences are priced starting in the $800,000s.

The homesites back up to a wooded area, plus they’re also close to the exclusive recreational opportunities of Chapel Hill Tennis Club, Finley Golf Course, plus area parks, walking and biking trails.

The Legacy at Jordan...

A Closer Look at Briar Chapel: Chapel Hill’s Most Affordable New Construction Neighborhood

Briar Chapel Homes

It may be Chapel Hill’s most affordable new construction neighborhood, but Briar Chapel certainly doesn’t sacrifice when it comes to desirable home designs and exciting amenities. 

A Briar Chapel lifestyle affords the advantage of a number of shared amenities. 

This includes a resort-style swimming pool with water slides, a lap pool and a splash pad. You’ll also find a clubhouse with a fitness center and a full-time activities director on staff. 

Despite all of this, some of the most budget-friendly homes in Briar Chapel are affordably priced starting in the $300,000s. This price point generally affords your choice of a single- or two-story floor plan with two- or more bedrooms....

Where to Buy a Luxury Townhouse in Chapel Hill Right Now

Luxury Townhomes in Chapel Hill

A townhome can be a great way to enjoy the space of a single-family home without the extra stress of on-going maintenance and upkeep. And if you're looking for a Chapel Hill townhome with high-end finishes and luxury features, we know just where you should start your search. 

Franklin Grove

One great option is Franklin Grove. The attached, red brick townhomes of this community are located in Downtown Chapel Hill. They’re close to area walking trails and are also within walking distance of upscale grocery stores and coffee shops.

The townhomes come with an attached two-car garage and a back patio. Options currently...

Triangle Apartment Prices Are Skyrocketing; Why Not Buy Instead?

Apartment prices in Triangle increasing

A big part of finding the right residential property is finding a place to fit your budget. Some local experts admit that rising rental costs can be a challenge.

Right now, apartment units in the Triangle have a vacancy rate under five percent. The scarcity of available units is just one part of the equation.

Recent population growth is certainly having an impact on the price of rental housing, and that’s been particularly true just over the past couple of years. Many of the new residents moving in have higher incomes, which...

Triangle Housing Market Still Booming, Despite a Pandemic

Triangle housing market during pandemic

While the ongoing pandemic continues to grip most of the nation, the Triangle housing market is booming. New numbers show the seller’s market growing, with demand staying up even while inventory is lowering.

Recent reports show not only did the greater Triangle area return to pre-COVID levels, but actually surpassed them. Some of that is credited to historically low mortgage interest rates.

Real estate activity for the Triangle market...

David Weekley Homes Planning New Olive Ridge Community in Apex

David Weekley Homes has filed plans to develop a brand-new housing community in Apex, called Olive Ridge. The plan is calling for 151 single family homes to be built on an area of approximately 59 acres in western Apex. 

The development site is situated on six parcels owned by a collection of families and individuals. The Nau Company is the engineer assigned to the project.

Representatives for the Houston-based developer conducted a neighborhood meeting last fall and fielded questions from area stakeholders on everything from the kinds of homes that would be built to the impact the project would have on the environment and traffic routes. The Nau Company also clarified that no townhomes...

Chapel Hill's Best Neighborhoods For Search Craftsman Homes & Bungalows

Chapel Hill Craftsman Homes

Looking for a charming Craftsman style home or bungalow in Chapel Hill? We know just where you should start your search...

Briar Chapel

Briar Chapel located only 10 miles from downtown Chapel Hill is a community packed with amenities and a variety of housing options. With a close proximity to the Triangle area, residents of Briar Chapel enjoy access to top rated health care facilities, shopping, major employment centers, and higher education institutions. This community offers...

The Triangle’s Top Neighborhoods for Searching Multigenerational Homes 

Triangle Homes With Guest Suite

In case you haven't heard, multigenerational living is on the rise. So if you are looking for a new home with enoguh living space to accomodate not only your immediate family but also your in-laws or parents of your own? Below are just some of the top communities for searching homes with a guest or mother in-law suite...

Sheffield Manor

Sheffield Manor in Raleigh is a great location to search for multi-gen home. The area mostly features expansive homes allowing for more versatile living situations. There are many single-family...

American Multigenerational Households on The Rise (Again)

Triangle homes with mother in law suite

So it is cool to live with your parents afterall! Or at least that is what to a recent survey by John Burns Real Estate Consulting that confirms multigenerational households are a popular trend once again is suggesting.

The study indicates that as many as 41% of Americans buying a home today are taking in the consideration of accommodating an adult child or elderly parent. In the past few years this has become an increasingly popular trend in the housing market.

More and more Americans are ...

Triangle Real Estate Market Among Tops in Country During Pandemic

Triangle Real Estate Market

As home sales in many areas throughout the U.S. have begun to show signs of decline, the Triangle region in North Carolina appears to be managing the pandemic better than most markets in the country.

According to data collected by Zillow, newly pending sales are up 8.6% from last month, continuing a trend that started back in early spring. Overall, the Triangle area continues to show an exceptional ability to maintain activity in very tough economic condition, and while the strong numbers may be surprising to some, the recent uptick in activity points to the general strength of the area and large volume of interested buyers prior to the outbreak.

The Raleigh area in particular was...

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