Welcome to the H & O blog featuring in-depth analysis, tips, and insights on the latest trends in the luxury real estate market. Discover the most coveted neighborhoods, the most desirable properties, and the latest industry news. From home decor and design inspiration to advice on selling or buying a luxury property, our blog has something for everyone. Stay informed and inspired with our luxury real estate blog and trust us to help you make informed decisions about your real estate investments.

blog photo
6 Dec

Pittsboro Market Update

Hello Pittsboroians, let’s take a look back at the November real estate market and how it compared to this time last year.

blog photo
10 Nov

Briar Chapel Market Update

The biggest issue that we’ve been encountering post-pandemic is a lack of inventory.  2020-2021 it was not enough homes because people didn’t want strangers in their homes while COVID was in full swing.  2021-2022 it was not enough homes because the 2020 and 2021 buyers were all competing over a smaller portion of the pie, because many sellers who would otherwise move for a job could stay in homes they otherwise loved, but telework wherever.  Since May of 2022 the issue has been interest rates.  They’ve risen, quite a lot.  That coupled with the appreciation of prices over the past few years means that many homes that would have been affordable on a monthly basis before, are not.  This locks sellers into their current home, locking inventory for buyers.

blog photo
3 Nov

Pittsboro Real Estate Update

Hello Pittsboro!  Every month we’d like to share what we’re seeing in our local real estate market and give us our educated take.  We break down the last month and the year-to-date numbers for both this year, and last year (in parenthesis).  This gives you a good snapshot of what’s going on and if you want to use some of these stats at a holiday party, feel free! 

blog photo
7 Aug

The Pros and Cons of Foreclosures

The foreclosure property market has long intrigued home buyers as the idea of turning a bargain into beauty is quite enticing. The studied home buyer has a firm understanding of the disadvantages of buying a foreclosure that they are able to weigh against the advantages of a specific property. By working with a seasoned team such as Hart & Olive, this market can be navigated with much more knowledge and endless support. 

blog photo
17 Jul

The Benefits of Homeownership

Home is not just a place, it’s a feeling. “Home” is a sense of peace. “Home” is where you are always welcome. “Home” is belonging. Homeownership offers personal and financial security, but it also creates a cornerstone. 

blog photo
5 Jun

Location and Lifestyle

When searching for a new home, it is important to look beyond square footage or top-notch appliances and into lifestyle preferences. While a home’s layout is typically its best-selling point, it is the surrounding community that can bring true content. While location also matters, the combination of location and lifestyle is even more important. Let Hart & Olive help you create a list of priorities to get pointed in the right direction. 

blog photo
8 May

Why Invest in Real Estate

Investing in real estate has numerous benefits that quickly outweigh any feelings of trepidation. This long-term path to passive income is an excellent way to solidify one’s financial future. Hart & Olive Real Estate Group is available to offer guidance on this process in helping clients make informed decisions. Are you ready to take the plunge? Reach out to Hart & Olive today to get started!

blog photo
5 Apr

Choosing the Right Realtor for You

Whether you are buying or selling your property, it is imperative that you pair with a realtor that will be beneficial to the success of the transaction. This doesn’t just mean finding someone who will bring you the greatest profit or the lowest buying price. This means finding a partner who understands your unique needs and whose goals align with yours. With over two dozen brokers on staff, Hart & Olive Real Estate excels at matching buyers and sellers to the perfect agent to partner with on the road to success.

blog photo
6 Mar

Success in Home Staging

For the Hart & Olive team, success can be measured in its ability to connect buyers and sellers in a way that makes both of their dreams come true. Whether looking for a new home or selling an existing home, first impressions are one of the most important factors in achieving that goal. For sellers, home staging is often met with trepidation and worry that it will be too overwhelming or too expensive, yet properly staging a home can maximize its sale potential.

blog photo
8 Jul

Briar Chapel Real Estate Update

Briar Chapel Real Estate Update

blog photo
7 Mar

The Holistic Sale

Spring is around the corner, and the busiest real estate season is fast approaching!!

Picture this: you are ready to sell your most significant investment and are getting a lot of calls from agents to hire them. Which one should you hire?

blog photo
15 Feb

Sellers: Avoid These Common Mistakes!

Planning to sell? Here’s a heads up on the 6 most common seller mistakes I see that you’ll definitely want to kick to the curb:?

blog photo
14 Jan

2022's Real Estate Market (a lot like 2021's)

Last month, the National Association of REALTORS Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, PhD presented his economic outlook for the year ahead with some interesting data points (for those of you who, like us, are interested in such things).

blog photo
10 May

Last month in Briar Chapel

Stop me if you’ve heard this… Inventory. Still a big deal. Still not enough of it. Interest rates are low, vaccinations are in arms, and people feel better about what the future holds. Huzzah consumer confidence! Let’s keep looking at how both May looked as well as 2021 year-to-date.

blog photo
25 Mar

February Update for The Preserve & Legacy

I'm starting to get the feeling that I'm repeating myself.

We certainly are in interesting times. While February is usually the calm before the storm known as the spring market, this past February was unusually calm, and the surge of inventory that defines spring real estate has yet to arrive.

blog photo
19 Mar

The State of the Spring Market

Tomorrow is the first day of spring, so we at Hart & Olive think it's a perfect time to give you a quick update on how the real estate market is looking as we get into what is, traditionally, the busiest time of the year.

blog photo
9 Feb

January 2021 Briar Chapel Real Estate Report

This is always an easy month because the month is also the year-to-date! Good for halving the work, not so good for trying to determine any trends. One thing we’ve been noticing on a regional level is inventory (the number of homes for sale) is VERY low. This causes homes to either sell quicker than they otherwise would, for more than they otherwise would, or both! Let's see if we can see that over the past month:

blog photo
1 Feb

Hello World!

Chanel Hart D’Aprix is proud to announce the opening of Hart & Olive Real Estate Group and her affiliation with eXp Realty, the largest independent brokerage in the United States.


If you're a buyer or seller, our team has all the resources you need to make the best financial decision with your home or land. We've worked hard to refine our process and make the luxury home buying or selling experience easy, effective, and efficient. Our expert team will walk you through the process and take care of everything along the way, making it a seamless experience for you.

Please prove you are a human

Contact Us

Ready to Get Started?


We attract the finest luxury home professionals in the industry who are deeply embedded in their community. Our agents make us great. Their knowledge, commitment to integrity, and responsiveness to client needs are a symbol of their dedication and passion to the industry. Contact us today and we'll assess your unique real estate needs.

Let's Be Social!