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Monday, June 10, 2019

There’s something for everyone in Lakestone Village!

This quaint neighborhood sits just North of the town of Fuquay-Varina right off of Highway 401 / Main Street. Established in 2004, Lakestone offers a variety of home styles and price ranges from the $200,000’s to the $400,000’s. Most are on small lots giving the neighborhood a Charleston feel complete with porches and tree-lined streets. Lakestone offers an easy commute to Raleigh, Fayetteville and is even a short 120 minute ride to North Carolina’s coast. Lakestone Village also has a high walk-ablilty score; take an evening stroll to Kohls, Applebees or several other retail establishments and restaurants nearby.

The concept for Lakestone Village incorporates single family homes, town homes, and a Village Center with quaint shops and services offered. Those who aren’t familiar with the neighborhood might not know there are two beautiful natural lakes in the “Village-Style” community with walking paths. There is also a gazebo, childrens park and a swimming pool. The L.E.A.K (Lakestone Events and Activities Planning committee) puts on regular social events for residents including pool parties, egg hunts, yard sales and more! See what they offer here.

Click here for what is currently ACTIVE on the market in LAKESTONE VILLAGE and be sure to let us know if you would like to view any of these homes or any others available in neighborhoods just like this one.

Front Porch Realty has listed 1629 Lake Glen Drive, in Lakestone Village and we can help you buy or sell any home in the area. Feel free to contact us a HERE!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Are you ready to Run the Quay? Yes, it’s true this Chamber of Commerce sponsored Annual event has been going on every year for the last 15 years, it’s a tradition! How about the brand new Downtown Cooldown, happening at the same time in downtown Varina? Well, here’s all the info you need to get ready!

The Chamber is anticipating over 1,000 runners this year! Check out the race routes, and come out to cheer on your favorite brave runners! Then, head on over to Varina to Celebrate. There will be something for everyone at this FREE family friendly event including food trucks galore, Live music, kids activities like a bounce house, Fhairy Sparkles Hair, yard games, and even the Stormy Mascot from the Carolina Hurricanes!

We hope to see you all there!

Run the Quay – Saturday, June 1st, from 9am – 2pm.
Downtown Cooldown – downtown Varina at the old Stephen’s Hardware 9am -2pm

Register here for the 5K, 10K, or the Kids Fun Run – REGISTER

Pick up your race packets here
Thursday, May 30th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm @ Omega Sports Cary Crossroads
Friday, May 31st, 4:00 – 7:00 pm @ GNC of Fuquay-Varina
Saturday, June 1st – Starts at 6:00 am at race site

Parking & Course Maps
PARKING MAP
STREET CLOSURE MAP
10K COURSE
5K COURSE MAP

Register here to VOLUNTEER

FOOD TRUCKS AND BOOTHS
Aloha Shave Ice
Brooklyn Boys Pizza
Corner Boys BBQ
Dusty Donuts
Las Gringas
Pints Ice Cream
Qspresso Cuban & Latino Fusion
TJ’s Kitchen
Tropical Delights
Aviator Brewing Company, Inc.
Fainting Goat Brewing Co.
Vicious Fishes Brewery

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Sitting just on the edge of the town of Fuquay-Varina, WEST OAKS offers beautiful large, rolling, wooded lots. There are a variety of Custom home styles in West Oaks, mostly built in the 1980’s to the early 2000’s. Most of these lovely homes are 2000 square feet – 3000+ sqft and have 3 or 4 bedrooms situated on lots ranging from 3/4 of an acre to 1.5 acres. Prior to coming on the housing market, the homes are usually tastefully updated with todays features like quartz, granite, and subway tile.

There is a neighborhood pool in the subdivision for your enjoyment and this subdivision is not in the city limits so taxes are “county only”, adding to the neighborhood’s appeal. Located on the “North” side of Fuquay-Varina, West Oaks is a short commute to Raleigh, Cary or RTP.

CLICK HERE for what is currently ACTIVE on the market in WEST OAKS and be sure and let us know if you would like to view any of these homes as well as any other homes available in neighborhoods just like this one.

Front Porch Realty just listed 5117 Wolcott Circle in West Oaks, pictured here, and we put it Under Contract in 48 hours! This is a highly desirable neighborhood so if you are thinking of selling, give us a call or let us know HERE!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Welcome Home to 1017 Hazelton Lane, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.

This 4 Bedroom treasure is located just a few minutes from the quaint town of Fuquay-Varina and is a rare find at this price point. At the end of this quiet one-street subdivision sits this Transitional 2-story home. There are hardwoods throughout the first floor except in the Formal Living Room / Study. The large rooms make family and entertaining a breeze. The Kitchen has a breakfast bar, built-in desk, a gas range and two pantries. It has a large breakfast area that is open to the family room with french doors leading out to the screened porch and huge Trex decking partially surrounding the sunken pool. The Formal Dining Room is also nice-sized and even has an extra “hidden” office.

The second floor of this home boasts a large Master Bedroom with his/her walk-in closets as well as a linen closet. The Master Bath has a dual vanity and a whirlpool tub with stunning views of the back yard. The Master Bath also has a separate shower. There are 3 additional nice-sized Bedrooms on the second floor, all with good closet space. There is an attic accessible from pull down stairs in the hallway. The large Bonus Room is accessible from the first floor laundry room, it has dormer storage in it and beautiful window views.

Your own private pond is stocked with bass and brim. There is a 4-stall Barn on site as well as a large Tack Building. The owner had cleared another pasture across the creek about 8 years ago but it was mostly used for ATV’s and exploring. This home has been well-cared for by it’s one owner and now boasts brand new carpet, a new roof on the home and the barn, 2 newer HVAC units and a new pool pump.

Offered at $525,000.

Let us know if you would like your own private tour and if you have any questions for the owner!

Friday, May 3, 2019

The Senior Services Council and the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce has organized and hosted the annual Senior Services Expo 2019 in Fuquay-Varina. This year’s event will be held at Fire Station #1 (301 S Fuquay Ave.) in the heart of the downtown Fuquay retail district Monday, May 6th from 10 am – 2 pm.

Seniors and care-givers will have access to over 40 providers at the resource fair. They’ll offer insight, expertise and solutions for aging adults and their loved ones. A shredding truck will also be on site to provide shredding services at no cost.

So come out on Monday, bring your paper to be shredded and grab some friends! Stop by the Front Porch Realty booth and say hi! We’ll have experienced agents there all day to discuss selling your home.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mark your calendars and come on out to the first ever downtown Holly Springs “SpringsFest” and North Carolina Spring Classic Run! The day will begin with the NC Spring Classic run, which consists of both an 8K and 16K race. The run will begin at Sugg Farm Park and finishes in downtown Holly Springs, as the festival is starting. For more information on the race click here.

The SpringsFest is hosted by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce. The theme for the first festival will be, ‘Celebrate Our Past; Embrace Our Future!’ The festival is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in downtown Holly Springs. And will finish at 4 p.m. There will be vendor tents, food trucks, a beer garden and Car and Truck Show. This free event is expected to welcome thousands of people into the heart of Holly Springs to showcase the town’s recent downtown development. See the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce website or their Facebook event link for more information.

Front Porch Realty will be there and have agents available if anyone wants to talk about how we can help you, start the process of buying or selling a home. Stop by our booth for a goodie, we can’t wait to see you there!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

We are already looking at the 1st Quarter of 2019? Where did the year go?

See our 1st Q 2019 market snapshot of our local housing inventory HERE. As we begin this New Year, new listings on market have increased however not enough for our demand. According to our Triangle MLS latest stats, sales in the Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs markets are even more robust than the rest of the Triangle region. Interest rates are staying low keeping our inventory moving quickly. Not surprisingly, this lack of inventory is keeping more home-owners from selling because they have nowhere to go. Thinking of selling your home the “easy way”? Please read my blog on the new “sell your home fast and easy” offers several national companies are now offering local home owners here.

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 YOUR LOCAL real estate professionals! Please LIKE US on Facebook and Instagram if you haven’t already, we just reached a milestone of 1000 Facebook likes this past week!

Stop by one of our offices, send us a message, or give us a call and let us help you get moving too!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

So many possibilities with this sprawling estate ranch home. Park-like setting on 7 acres of beautiful oaks, walking paths and even a lighted stone bridge.

This 3 bedroom / 3 bath updated brick ranch is wide-open with over 3000 sq ft. The kitchen and baths are beautifully updated with granite, stainless appliances and tile backsplash. Large sunroom with kitchenette, three decks plus a stone patio for endless entertaining inside and out. This home has loads of custom built-ins and upgrades, must see to appreciate the entire package.

The adorable quaint 1 bedroom cottage on the grounds would make a very special VRBO, airbnb or party rental. It has a stone fireplace, living room, kitchen, bath and family/dining room. View the lovely stream and woods from your covered porch!

This special property is located just right outside of the town of Coats, 10 minutes from Campbell University, 50 minutes from Ft. Bragg, 40 minutes to downtown Raleigh and just under an hour from RDU. Visit this link to see photos and details of this lovely home and please let us know if you would like a private viewing.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Front Porch Realty is having a Birthday! 2019 marks 10 years of Front Porch Realty selling Fuquay-Varina and we are ready to kick off our year-long celebration. We will be hosting the February 2019 Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours this Thursday. Please join us in honoring our Elected Officials as well as honoring a well-deserving recipient of an Excellence in Education Award from Fuquay-Varina Middle School.

Officials Attending:

NC Senate
Sam Searcy
Michael Barnhill
Wake County Sheriff
Gerald Baker
Wake County Commisoners
Sig Hutchinson
Susan Evans
Monika Johnson Hostler
Vickie Adamson
Wake County School Board
Monika Johnson-Hostler
Town of F-V Mayor
John Byrne
Town of F-V Commisioners
Marilyn Gardner
William Harris

Help us say “Thank You” to our elected officials and our Educators.
Thursday, Feb. 7th
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Front Porch Realty
604 N. Main St.
Fuquay-Varina

Front Porch Realty would like to extend a big thank you to trusted local lender, Alex Macklin, Vice President of First Federal Bank. Alex is our food sponsor for our Business After Hours Event for the 2nd year in a row, thank you for being so generous Alex!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Tired of renting but not sure if you can afford to purchase a home?
Thinking of selling your home but not sure how to best prepare it for the market?

FRONT PORCH REALTY is having a series of “gathering info” meetings once a month just for you! No pressure environment for you to ask a few questions and get pointed in the right direction. Today’s market is busy and can be somewhat intimidating. We LIVE, EAT, and PLAY in our LOCAL market and we have the expertise to help you.

UPCOMING SESSIONS:
• Monday, March 25 6-7 pm
• Saturday, April 27 9-10 am
• Monday, May 20 6-7 pm
• Saturday, June 22 9-10 am
• Monday, July 22 6-7 pm
• Saturday, August 24 9-10 am
• Monday, September 23 6-7 pm
• Saturday, October 26 9-10 am

All sessions will be held at our Fuquay-Varina office located at 604 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Register your attendance HERE

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