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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Holly Springs has so many opportunities to enjoy the holidays this year and Front Porch Realty of Holly Springs is here to keep you in the know!

Shows offered by the Holly Springs Cultural Center:

*Monday, December 9th at 10 am – Monday Morning Movies showing Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
*Saturday, December 14th at 7:30 pm the Route 55 Jazz Orchestra will perform Jazz to the World.
*Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 pm Holly Springs Community Band presenting “Happy Holly-Days” .

*Sunday, December 22nd at 2:00 and 4:00 pm Come see the story of the Nutcracker Ballet brought to life! This interactive storybook adventure will allow the whole family to experience the magic of The Nutcracker through dance, crafts, and a tea party. After our 20 minute presentation of the story of the Nutcracker Ballet, guests will be invited to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s tea party with all of your favorite characters, a craft, and tea party snacks. Buy tickets here.

Saturday, December 7th from 9:30 am – Noon to the Holly Springs Farmers Market, for FREE Photos with Santa! Bring your kids, bring your pets, and bring your camera!

Wednesday, November 27th through Monday, December 15thSanta’s Mailbox will be located outside of Town Hall . Holly Springs Run Club volunteers will run the letters to the North Pole so that Santa can answer them before Christmas. **Kids who want to hear back from Santa by Christmas Eve should include their name and home address.**

Saturday, December 7th, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Breakfast with Santa
Sunrise United Methodist Church, is hosting this FREE event.

The event will include:

Breakfast
Music
Games
Crafts
A Christmas story
Visit with Santa

Please plan to stay for the whole event to enjoy all the activities. No pre-registration is required.

Main Street Christmas
Friday, December 13, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Holly Springs Town Hall and Cultural Center
This is a FREE event!

Event highlights include:
Visit with Santa at Town Hall until 7:15 p.m. (Please plan to visit Santa early)
Hayrides downtown
Refreshments at the Cultural Center
Live entertainment
Stories with the Nutcracker
Crafts for kids at the Cultural Center
Mistletoe Market (Artisans) at the Cultural Center
Holiday Open Houses with Downtown Businesses
The annual Town tree lighting on the Cultural Center lawn at 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 14th at 11:00 am.Holly Springs Christmas Parade
New this year, the parade route is extended one block, just past the new Town Hall Commons development. The parade is going aerial! Weather permitting, the Bandit Flight Team is performing a national anthem flyover to kick off the parade at 11 a.m. The team flies vintage aircraft to preserve military Warbird heritage and as an opportunity to salute veterans.
Pre-parade performances: Enjoy an hour of performances at select locations along Main Street when the road closes at 10 a.m. in preparation for the parade. This event is held Rain or Shine.

Saturday, December 21st, 2019 – 6th Annual Suggly Sweater Run
Fun Run at 10am and 5k at 10:30 am at Sugg Farm Park
Come dressed in your “favorite: ugly sweater! Bring your kiddos and your family to enjoy the fun run and then some fun festivities after you run/walk!

From all of us at Front Porch Realty, we hope you have a joy-filled and safe holiday season!

Monday, December 2, 2019

Fuquay-Varina is buzzing around the Holidays! Front Porch Realty is your Local Realtor® and we’re here to you keep you in the know of all the activities going on around Our Town.

First up is the Town Tree Lighting, Thursday December 5th at 6:00 pm. This is FREE to the public and Fun for all! Located in the parking lot across from The Mason Jar Tavern and Shoppes on Main. There will be performances by local choral groups, an ice-skating rink (from 4 pm – 9 pm), sledding (from 5 pm – 9 pm), and a visit from Santa himself! And a Downtown Sleigh Ride beginning at 6 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the FVDA office located at 108 Raleigh St. on Dec. 4 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $3 per person with a maximum of 4 tickets. First come, first served basis. This event is Sponsored by the Town of Fuquay-Varina.

Coming up Friday, December 6th at 7:30 pm & Saturday the 7th at 3:00 pm is the Fuquay-Varina Chorale Holiday Concert. Tickets are available online here and at the Fuquay Varina Arts Center.

Next up is the Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade,Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 3:00 pm in Downtown Fuquay. The parade route will begin at the corner of Fuquay Avenue and Academy Streets (by Williford Funeral Home), and finish up right here at the Front Porch Realty office at the corner of Woodrow and Main Streets. This event is rain or shine! Check out the parade route map here.

The Christmas Parade is followed up by the Dasher’s After Party on Depot Street. The Mill will have hot chocolate, food trucks and adult beverages available while shopping the Stocking Stuffer Market. Don’t forget to wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater for the Ugly Sweater Contest and fun prizes and of course bring the kiddos for FREE pictures with Santa!

Happy Holidays From Our Family To Yours!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Would you like to become a “Friend of Downtown?”

Since 1993, Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association has been dedicated to building our community by supporting local businesses and by private investment in our historic core. The activities and programs they’ve created bring foot traffic and customers to our two down towns and educate residents on the importance of the support local movement. The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association works hand-in-hand with the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, but also have many self run events to offer the community.

Here are a few of the events hosted by the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association:

BBQ, Blues and Brews
Ghost Tours in Fuquay-Varina Downtown
Trick or Treat in Downtown
Chili Cook-off
Dinner on Depot
En Plein Air
Candy Hop
Play the Quay Miniature Golf Tournament

And here are two events that will be going on in the next several weeks!

Downtown Sleigh Ride Thursday, December 5th
Cash for Christmas Saturday, December 7th

We’re a Friend and we’ll see you around town!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Fuquay-Varina High School will soon have a CAREER CLOTHING CLOSET!

The Fuquay-Varina Business Alliance is kicking off a CLOTHING DRIVE November 15th – December 15th, 2019
What a great time to clean out those closets!

Items Needed:

Men’s and Women’s Suits
Blazers / Sport Coats
Dresses / Skirts
Blouses and Dress Shirts
Polo Shirts / Collared Shirts
Slacks and Khakis
Ties / Belts
Dress Shoes

We ask that these professional clothing donations be in ready-to-wear condition. CLEAN and on HANGERS with no stains, odors, tears, or missing buttons.

Donation DROP-OFF at the following Fuquay-Varina Locations:

Front Porch Realty 604 N Main St.
FVHS | Front Office 1704 Old Honeycutt Rd.
Edward Jones | Office of Robin Wellings Loftus 502 Broad St.
Edward Jones | Office of David Hernandez 604 Stellata Dr.
Fuquay Coworking 1000 N. Main St.
FV Chamber of Commerce 121 N. Main St.

This closet will house business professional attire and provide confidence for students to ace a job interview, networking event, and/or internship experience.

Thank you for helping our young adults Dress For Success!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Front Porch Realty has taken an in depth look at our local housing market, see our 3rd quarter snapshot HERE. We are beginning to see a very slight shift into a more balanced market, especially in the higher sales price brackets above $400,000. We are also seeing a trend of more re-sale homes hitting the market, most likely the result of interest rates remaining super low and new home developments popping up all over the place offering hard to resist incentives.

FRONT PORCH REALTY continues to have a handle on all things LOCAL. We offer Buyer Representation at no cost and strongly encourage anyone looking into purchasing a new construction home to have their own agent looking out for their best interests. One of our recent Fuquay-Varina new home clients had this to say; “Our Front Porch Realty agent took the time to spell it all out for us and gave their honest opinion about location, quality, and pricing. I highly recommend Front Porch Realty and we intend on using them in our future realty endeavors”.

FRONT PORCH REALTY offers 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 showing off all we have to offer. If you haven’t had a chance to glance at our website, please take a moment, we love showing off how special our towns are!

We are here to help you, your relatives, co-workers, employees, and neighbors.
Stop by one of our offices, send us a message, or give us a call and let us help you get moving too!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Fall around here means local fun for all. And that’s no different when it comes to the HollyFest coming up Saturday, October 26th from 10 am – 4 pm at Jefferson L. Sugg Farm Park at Bass Lake in Holly Springs!

Come on out for this Fun, Fall, Family-Friendly and Free event!

There will be:
*Live and local entertainment all day long
*Arts and crafts for the shopping enthusiast
*Kids Zone with inflatables and rides
*Children’s corner with activities and games
*Flavors and tastes to make every palate happy

Check out the Town of Holly Springs website HERE for specific vendors! (Subject to change)

And of course, Front Porch Realty will be there. Stop by our booth and say hi! We’re your LOCAL REALTORS®!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Front Porch Realty has always taken an active role in our local schools, after all THEY ARE our future!

The 2019 FV Youth Leadership Group has kicked off another year. Front Porch Realty jumped at the chance to host their first meeting! We able to speak to the students for about 30 minutes about the interview and application process at Front Porch Realty as well as general work ethics for a successful career in any chosen field.

The FV Youth Leadership Group is a small group of about 20 NOMINATED and HAND CHOSEN students from our two local high schools; Fuquay-Varina High School and Southern Wake Academy. These students are not chosen on academic ability but on potential for Leadership Skills. This is a wonderful opportunity that began in 2017. We commend the administration of these local schools for taking the time and effort to put together such a wonderful program for these young adults. Throughout the year, the Leadership Group will visit local businesses, volunteer together and learn from key business owners and professionals of the community.

The Fuquay-Varina Business Alliance group always welcomes new members. If you live or work in Fuquay-Varina, you qualify! No prior experience with students is necessary. Through the efforts of our high schools’ and Wake Technical College development staff, as well as outstanding members of local businesses, we have been able to bring the classroom to the business and the business to the classroom. You can’t TEACH these life experiences!

How can you help?

Sponsor snacks or lunch for the FV Youth Leadership this year HERE.
Learn more about The FV Business Alliance HERE, they would love to see you at their next meeting;

October 17, 2019
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Fuquay-Varina Middle School

Friday, September 20, 2019

What better way to experience a unique growing community than to attend a local artisan market?

Introducing the creators of TRIANGLE POP-UP, Sarah Moody and Max Rivera! Sarah has a unique artist flare that shines in the quality of artists and makers she attracts to every one of their Triangle Pop-Up market events. Every artist puts their heart and soul into their handmade items to produce quality gifts for others or a special treat for yourselves. When Max stepped up the business end of these local markets, TRIANGLE POP-UP took off running and hasn’t looked back. Their markets are popping up at Raleigh Food Halls, local breweries, the Campus of NC State and more!

Max and Sarah are big COMMUNITY supporters so promoting local businesses with local artists has just come naturally for them. Their markets have grown to as many as 75 artists and always include special local food trucks too! They have even added various local raffles to benefit local fundraising efforts. Triangle Pop-Up venues gain free top-notch social media advertising, not to mention highly elevated business traffic on POP-UP Market Days.

Visit Triangle Pop-Up’s website to learn more about:

* Becoming a Triangle Pop-Up Venue
* Application to be an Approved Artist
* Sponsoring one of their upcoming Pop-Ups Events

Be sure to follow them on social media so you don’t miss a single event!

Like them on Facebook
Follow them on Instagram

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

There’s so much going on over the course of this weekend that you won’t want to miss any of it! From live music, arts, shopping, and so much food, including the famous chili cook-off!

The festivities begin on Thursday, October 3rd with a concert in downtown Varina District by Chairmen of the Board. This concert is held outside, rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs, but not your pets! Can’t get enough music? Come back out all day on Saturday, October 5, 10 am- 4 pm to see all this FREE music:

Paige King Johnson 11am – 1230 Beer Garden
Crush 1pm -4pm Beer Garden
City Dirt Trio 1130 am Main Street Stage
Garland Mason2pm Main Street Stage
Jason Damico & Maverick Rose11am – 12pm Community Showcase
Whiskey Pines1230 – 2pm Community Showcase
Tony Drake Trio 230pm – 4pm Community Showcase

And so much more!

Artist Village

KidZone and Rock Wall – The Kid Zone offers free mechanical rides from 10 am – 4 pm. The free Rock Wall offers thrills for older kids.

Food Trucks – More information on Food Trucks is coming soon!

Mayor’s Walk – Starting at 1pm at the Main Street Tent

Museum Tours – The museum complex will be open during the Celebrate Fuquay festival

Chili Cook-off – Individuals, businesses and non-profit groups show off their cooking skills and compete for prize money and bragging rights! Attendees vote to determine the People’s Choice winner. A panel of judges determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners through a blind-tasting. Tasting begins at 11am until the chili is gone…come early!

And of course, stop by the Front Porch Realty booth and say hi! Agents will be around for some casual, no obligation, local real estate conversation!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Congratulations to Dave Matthews for selling more real estate in the month of August than any other Front Porch Realty agent!

Dave’s got all the bases covered. He was born and raised in Angier, so he knows Harnett and Wake counties well. He’s spent most of his life helping others, first as a nurse for 20 years, he learned to be a strong advocate for his clients. Then, as a father of 3 pre-teen and teen girls, he learned to be a strong negotiator. He would love to help you through the home buying process and finding your perfect home in this community.

Give him a call today!

Visit Dave’s website and view his listings here.

Phone – 919.995.4089
Email – bigdaverealtor@gmail.com

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