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Monday, August 6, 2018

Congrats to Maria for her sales and listings volume for July 2018, Maria sold more real estate in the month of July than any other Front Porch Realty agent!

Maria has been a bilingual full time real estate broker since 1991. Fluent in Spanish and English, Maria has an invaluable sphere of other bilingual professionals; she is always able to ease her client’s anxiety and get them through their transactions seamlessly. Thank you for your dedication to Front Porch Realty Maria, and of course all of your dedication to your clients!

Maria C. Plazas, Real Estate Broker can be reached at

Phone 919.623.7341
Email mariacplazas@gmail.com

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Here is our 2nd Q 2018 snapshot of our local housing inventory. It’s no secret, we still don’t have enough houses to sell. According to our local Triangle MLS, housing inventory in the Triangle is down 3% from 2nd Q of 2017. Most markets in our end of Wake county are showing less than a 1 month supply. It’s a great time to make a move!

FRONT PORCH REALTY continues to grow and provide the residents of Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs a LOCAL professional real estate firm to handle their real estate transactions. We love moving our residents into, and across town, and to show off all we have to offer.

We are here to help you, your relatives, co-workers, employees, and neighbors. Please consider Front Porch Realty as YOUR LOCAL real estate professionals!

Monday, July 23, 2018

It’s that time again! Front Porch Realty is gearing up for their annual Back to School supply drive and we have some exciting news. This year we are having a “Fuquay-Varina Real Estate Agent” Back to School Drive!

All of the Fuquay-Varina real estate agents, regardless of their company affiliation, are going to be collecting Back to School Supplies for our local schools. Supplies will be collected through the month of August and can be dropped off at ANY real estate company in town.

Front Porch Realty 604 N. Main Street (across from CVS)
The Abshure Realty Group 504 Broad Street
Century 21 Triangle Group 407 N. Judd Parkway NE
Coldwell Banker HPW 528 N. Main Street
Legacy Partners Realty 111 S. Main Street

Thank you for your support, and we can’t wait to deliver school supplies to our local schools again. We are so excited other that our fellow real estate offices will join our efforts this year!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The charm of this all brick 4 bedroom CUSTOM home will grab you the minute you walk in the front door. The front porch and sprawling, private, yard welcome you into this impeccably maintained home. Extensive crown and chair moldings, “real” masonry fireplace with gas logs, along with the owner’s custom upgrades truly can’t be matched. 2 bedrooms down and 2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor for all kinds of living possibilities. There is also plenty of dormer and walk-in attic space. The architectural designed screened-in porch provides the perfect relaxation or entertaining space. The .95 acre lot is private and expands into the wooded area, complete with fire pit. Over sized shed conveys for extra storage. The side-entry 2 car garage has a painted floor and built-in work bench and peg board. This one is a gem!

Visit this link to see photos and details of this lovely home and please let us know if you would like a private viewing.

Friday, July 6, 2018

This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath all brick beauty is the perfect place to raise a family, just ask the owner! “Our teenagers each had their own private bathrooms which made getting ready for school in the morning much easier, if that’s even possible. Our previous home had only one bathroom on the second floor which they had to share and it was a nightmare!”.

The open floor plan, soaring ceilings, wall of windows and floor to ceiling stone fireplace add to the beauty and custom elegance this home has to offer. A breeze to entertain with a flowing open plan, yet each room is specifically bordered. The large sun room and “wine” rooms flow open to a sprawling brick patio complete with a “mini kitchen” and chiminea for late night roasting marshmallows. The owners have comfortably served as many as 30 guests with room for more!

The third floor was “perfect for our son’s ‘home away from home’ while he was a freshman at NC State, he had decided to live at home and with having his own bathroom, access to the Bonus room, and a dorm-sized refrigerator he could survive sight unseen for a few days”.

This lovely home sits on a half acre cul-de-sac lot and according to the owner “the long driveway and parking pad made life so much easier for 4 drivers and 3 cars…no need to move cars when someone wanted to go somewhere”.

A 3rd detached garage was added to the home and has seen all kinds of uses. It made a perfect “man-cave” that once housed a flat-screened television and a small refrigerator. “A perfect place to ‘escape’ to, roll out the grill to the patio and watch a game with my puppy”, says the man of the house. This garage also served as a 16th birthday party one year, complete with karaoke machine, the patio made a perfect stage!

With their children grown, the owners decided it was time to downsize and have moved to their new home. They miss the neighbors and the home from which they have so many fond memories and wish nothing more to see a new family move in and enjoy all that this home and neighborhood has to offer!

Visit this link to see photos and details of this lovely home and please let us know if you would like a private viewing.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Congrats to Heather for her sales and listings volume for June 2018, Heather sold more real estate in the month of June than any other Front Porch Realty agent!

Heather has been selling real estate since 1997 and has plenty of happy clients to show for it! Thank you Heather for your hard work and dedication to your clients. We also thank you for being an expert in your field and always sharing your wealth of information with other agents as needed. We especially thank you for keeping the office laughing!

Heather B. Dunn, Real Estate Broker can be reached at

Phone 919.219.1941
email heatherbdunn@yahoo.com

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Monday, July 2, 2018

With the 4th of July falling on a Wednesday this year, we will be celebrating all week long!

Here’s how Our Towns will be celebrating our Nation’s Birthday:

Fuquay-Varina will have its annual JULY 3 Celebration at South Park. Gates will open at 6 pm with food vendors, music, and the splash pad will even be open! Coolers are welcome, alcohol and pets are not. The fireworks are planned for sundown, however weather may change their timing. CLICK HERE for all of the details.

Holly Springs will hold their annual celebration on JULY 5 at Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park. The fun begins at 5:30 pm and will include food vendors, kids inflatables and crafts, and even skydiving demonstrations. The fireworks display will begin at 9:15 pm (weather permitting) and last for about 20 minutes. Your friendly pets are welcome! CLICK HERE for more details of this event.

Happy Birthday America!

Friday, June 8, 2018

12 Oaks is a true LIFESTYLE neighborhood complete with clubhouse, restaurant, bar, pool pavilion, fitness center, social events as well as numerous parks and trails and of course it’s award winning Jack Nicklaus golf course. From Townhomes to Executive Homes, 12 Oaks offers choices for all stages of living. Prices begin in the low $300,000’s and range to $1M plus.

2018 12 Oaks Neighborhood Snapshot *compiled from TMLS market data

Stats of new construction homes sold since Jan 1, 2018:

57 PENDING & SOLD homes
Average SOLD price $581,682
Average square footage 3104
Average Sold price / square foot $188
Average Sales Price / List Price is 99%

Stats on re-sale homes sold since Jan 1, 2018:

34 PENDING & SOLD homes
Average SOLD price $512,000
Average square footage 3180
Average SOLD price / square foot $160
Average Sales Price / List Price is 98%

Thinking of making a move to 12 Oaks? Visit the links below for what is available today. Be sure to contact us for FREE Buyer’s representation, keep in mind the on-site agents of the new construction homes are working for the Builders. Why not be represented by a professional, for FREE? Visit the WORKING WITH REAL ESTATE AGENTS Brochure for info on how YOU can be represented.

12 Oaks New Construction homes for sale

12 Oaks Re-sale Homes for sale

Monday, May 21, 2018

It’s almost time for Fuquay-Varina’s Freedom Balloon Festival! 2018 will be the 3rd year the Balloon Festival has called Fuquay-Varina home. Our town will come even more alive than usual as we celebrate our nation’s veterans and military families. The festival will feature competitive balloon flights, tethered rides, evening glows and loads of entertainment, food, and a Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce sponsored Arts & Craft Village.

For all of the details be sure and download the Project Uplift USA app to plan your entire weekend. You will also want to check out the town’s website for the details of where to park, what to bring and what not to bring HERE.

The hot-air balloons fly in the morning and early evening, weather dependending, when the air is most stable but there is plenty to do all day long!
Here is a quick glance at the major balloon activity, be sure and check out the full FESTIVAL SCHEDULE HERE.

Friday, May 25, 2018
2:00pm – Festival Grounds Open to the Public. Food Vendors and Craft Beer & Wine Garden Open
5:00pm – Opening Ceremonies
6:30pm – Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension
6:45pm – Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides
8:30pm – Hot Air Balloon Glow

Saturday, May 26, 2018 and Sunday, May 27, 2018
6:15am – Hot Air Balloon Competition Flights
6:30am – Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides​
6:30pm – Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension or Fly-in Event
6:45pm – Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides
8:30pm – Hot Air Balloon Glow

Monday, May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day Events at Fleming Park
6:15am – Hot Air Balloon Competition Flights
6:30am – Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides
12:00pm – Festival Closes

We will see you at the festival!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Congratulations to Donya Clark, Front Porch Realty’s Agent of the Month – APRIL 2018

Congrats to Donya for her sales and listings volume for April 2018, Donya sold more real estate in the month of April than any other Front Porch Realty agent! Ms. Clark is also Front Porch Realty’s irreplaceable Office Manager, thank you Donya for all of your dedication to Front Porch Realty and to your clients as their trusted real estate professional.

What does Donya love most about selling real estate?

Real Estate allows me to focus on one of my favorite things – people! I love meeting, serving, and helping people in one of the most important areas of life, buying or selling a home.


Donya can be reached at

Phone – 919.819.6564

Email – donyafpr@gmail.com

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