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Kayak Cottage~Amazing Space~ 1701 Briar Chapel Parkway~$345,000
2400 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, bonus room, screened porch
Briar Chapel Neighborhood
Work from home? Need 3 bedrooms, playroom or office and guest room? Love a screened porch, hardwood floors, gas cooking, white kitchen and 10′ ceilings?
Are excellent schools important? What about a community pool, clubhouse and walking trails? If it’s the perfect lifestyle you want this is the home. We call it Kayak cottage because there is great kayak storage under the screened porch and a 10 minute drive to the dedicated kayak ramp at Jordan Lake. Photo below taken from the Fearrington Point Boat Ramp.
Call or text me for an appointment! 919-274-4365
Community garden and park view
The community garden and park right behind this home provides privacy and play area. There is amazing space in 1701 Briar Chapel Parkway. The 3rd floor bedroom, bath and bonus room give flexibility to work remotely in quite, have get away space for guests and a wonderful playroom for kids.
If you are thinking about having chickens pecking in your back yard you aren’t alone. It was about 5 or 6 years ago that I was looking at the Meetup.com site to see what meetups were happening in the area. I was surprised to see a chicken and egg exchange meetup with 50 members signed up. That gave me a big clue that chickens were happening in the Triangle. A few months later I was shopping in Costco and what did I see? A chicken coop, in stylish plastic like a Little Tykes toy. Except it wasn’t a toy. I knew then chickens are a big deal. The Raleigh Durham Backyard Poultry Meetup Group has over 800 members! You can find resources and friends interested in chickens there.
The towns are catching up with their laws, chickens are allowed in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Neighborhood HOA’s are still restrictive. Here are some things to consider if you want to raise chickens in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
Chapel Hill Chicken Ordinance (no roosters)
For residential zoning. The Town of Chapel Hill Chicken Ordinance:
Agriculture, female chicken: The use of land for the keeping of female chickens in accordance with the following regulations:
(1) No person shall allow his or her female chickens to run at large.
(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep more than ten (10) female chickens.
(3) Female Chickens must be kept a minimum of thirty (30) feet from the nearest residence other than that of the owner and may not be kept between the street and a line drawn parallel to the street facing walls of a residence.
(4) All female chicken houses and lots must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.
(5) It shall be unlawful to raise female chickens for commercial purposes.”
Carrboro’s Chicken Regulations
Carrboro may be revising it’s chicken ordinance. There have been complaints that the law is arbitrary and unfair. 10,000 sq ft (see below) doesn’t relate to the number of chickens and how much room they need. What I really think is strange is that the eggs can only be consumed by the people who live on that lot. It would be illegal to give away eggs or even make a friend an omelet!
No barn, cage, pen, or similar structure used for the keeping of rabbits or fowl shall be erected or maintained within 15 feet of any property line or street right-of-way line.
(1) The tract where such livestock are kept shall consist of at least 10,000 square feet. (2) Such livestock may be kept only (i) on a lot used for residential purposes and only for the consumption of persons who reside at that lot, or (ii) on a common open space area within a residential development with the written permission of the owner of such common space land accompanied by a copy of association minutes reflecting the approval decision, and only for the consumption of persons who reside within that residential development. Such livestock may not be kept for commercial purposes. (Amend. 10/6/09)
Neighborhood Homeowners Associations Covenants
Many people want to be in a neighborhood and ask me what neighborhoods allow chickens. It’s not that easy to tell. This is where you have to be really careful. Read the covenants before buying. Check to see if there have been any amendments to the covenants.
HOA covenants may not allow (usually don’t) poultry. Even if the covenants don’t mention poultry they may address outbuildings and the need for approval. The association may deny your request for a chicken coop.
If you see chickens in the neighborhood that doesn’t mean they are allowed. The neighbors may be overlooking them but that doesn’t mean your neighbors will.
Even new green and environmentally friendly neighborhoods may not allow poultry. When a developer plans the neighborhood covenants they will often use boiler plate covenants that they adapt for the neighborhood. The poultry and live stock restrictions are already in the covenants and they don’t think about taking them out.
Here is a great guide to Carrboro HOA’s and their restrictions. Use as an initial screening but don’t substitute for research and reading the covenants. If chickens are the deciding factor in buying your home you should get an attorney to read the covenants if you don’t think they are clear. There can be conflicting information in the covenants.
Not in a Neighborhood
Homes listed in the MLS as not in a neighborhood will not have restrictive covenants. That is your best bet for having chickens. You would only be subject to the town ordinances. Lot of older houses right in town in Carrboro and Chapel Hill fall in this category so you don’t have to be out in the country to have chickens. If you want me to help you as a buyers agent I can set a search for homes not in a neighborhood as a start.
I hope this makes it a little more clear about raising chickens in Chapel Hill and Carrboro!
It went fast. It’s a big neighborhood. I can help find one for you!
Do you love Briar Chapel but feel the homes are just too close for comfort? 672 Bennett Mountain Trace is the answer!
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Located at 672 Bennett Mountain Trace this classic 5 bedroom home with walk out basement, built by Homes by Dickerson in 2014, is surrounded by homes on some of the widest, largest lots in Briar Chapel.
About 672 Bennett Mountain $592,000
5 bedrooms, 4 baths, with finished walk out basement. 3900 sq ft.
Classic, Current Timeless…
A charming mix of painted brick, board and batten, stone 672 Bennett Mountain Trace has a side entry garage contributing to the curb appeal.
Soft grays and crisp whites. Notice what a great shape the family room has for furniture placement. The huge windows look out to woods. You will love the built-ins on either side of the fireplace.
The kitchen is open to the living areas and the beamed and bead board ceiling in the kitchen and 10′ ceilings in the family room give definition to the space that you really need in such a large area. The craftsman details on the staircase are classic.
Complete with shades the screened porch will be a favorite. It’s another room, an extension of the home and with the many months of good NC weather you will want to be outside enjoying it.
1st Floor Bedroom for Guests or Office
Versatile! Use as an office, private enough for those conference calls. No worries if someone in the family has an accident and can’t do stairs. The in-laws will love it. It could also work as a playroom to keep the toys out of the way.
The perfect retreat! It’s special to spend your relaxing time in a room with such a beautiful ceiling and feel the quality of the home. Plantation shutters keep the world out when you want privacy but open to wide views of trees behind the home. It has the ultimate walk-in closet.
Playroom or 2nd Floor Media room
Briar Chapel Homes for Sale
$592,000, 5Bd/4Ba Single Family House, 3981 sqft.
It’s getting toward the end of September and I’ve been asked been asked by clients if this is the right time to put their house on the market or should they wait until Spring.
Choosing the right time to sell your home is complicated-if you have a choice. If you don’t, and need to get your house sold during the Autumn months this post by the Keith Hiscock Sold Team has some really good ideas and tips to get the job done. As it is all times of the year, pricing your home correctly is the most important thing you can do.
How To Sell A Home During The Fall As fall quickly approaches, many homeowners begin to wonder whether they should sell their home now or wait until spring . Wondering what the answer to this question is? The answer is…well it depends. Just because the summer has officially ended […]
Price it Correctly
Video from the Triangle MLS showing that in August 2015 homes priced correctly sell in an average of 19 days while overpriced homes languish on the market.
You may also want to read about selling your home in more detail. Here is a link to a more in depth page.
No work to do
10 Monteith Court Durham NC $410,000
It’s ready for you the crawl space is sealed and the yard is fenced with irrigation. Hardwoods are gleaming and the heat and ac replaced. The carpet is new and decking stained.
So where will you play?
You could play soccer in the huge flat fenced backyard or ride bikes in the cul de sac. Hang out on the screened porch. Play games in the bonus room. There is room for family and friends in the huge kitchen with double ovens and 2 sinks. Have a fire, enjoy, wine and a book in the office or watch a movie in the family room and feel the special effects with surround sound. Enjoy formal dining or grilling on the deck. You have so many options for enjoying life at 10 Monteith. Your family will love it!
Lakehurst is a neighborhood in Durham NC with a fabulous location near Streets of Southpoint Mall. RDU Airport, UNC, and Duke are equidistant at around 10 miles to each. The neighborhood has a little over 100 homes and is in a nice residential area with many similar neighborhoods. The 10 acre lake is part of the neighborhood common area and can be used by everyone for the walking path around it for fishing , bird watching and wildlife viewing.
Jordan High School
Jordan High School is a nationally recognized high school with 780 students and 26% of the students taking at least one AP class. That’s a higher percentage than Pather Creek and Cary, Apex and Holly Springs High Schools. If your child is in that motivated group of students they should do well at Jordan. Here is a video of a Jordan High School student telling about her experience at the school.