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!
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.
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.
Wake County Sheriff
Wake County Commisoners
Monika Johnson Hostler
Wake County School Board
Town of F-V Mayor
Town of F-V Commisioners
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.
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!
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.
• 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
Happy New Year!
Take a look at the 2018 Market Update of our local housing inventory. We saw little or no change in the volume of homes closed in our area of the county as compared to 2017. However, average sales prices were up and average days on market were down. We are still deep in a seller’s market as most markets have less than one month supply for re-sale homes, and a two or three month supply for new construction homes. We expect another robust sales year in 2019, however we may not be seeing a real estate “frenzy” again this year, which in my opinion, is a good thing. Healthy, steady growth will be much more beneficial for all of us.
FRONT PORCH REALTY had some exciting changes in 2018. We unveiled our new logo and launched our new website featuring “Our Towns”. We have also added five new real estate agents to our team and upgraded our Holly Springs location. We Live, Eat, Play and SELL Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs!
We will be hosting the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on February 7th at our Fuquay-Varina office, please SAVE the DATE we would love to see you there. We will be kicking off our 10 year Anniversary year-long celebration!
We are here to help you, your relatives, co-workers, employees, and neighbors. Please consider Front Porch Realty as YOUR LOCAL real estate professionals! Please LIKE us on Facebook if you haven’t already, we are always posting LOTS of local news and happenings around town!
Congratulations to Annie Thieret for selling more real estate in the month of November than any other Front Porch Realty agent.
Annie stays busy as the Broker-in-Charge of our Holly Springs office while also providing top-notch customer service to all of her customers. Annie comes to every real estate transaction with experience and attention to detail. If you are are looking for an agent who serves with Honesty, Integrity, Tenacity and Trust, give Annie a call today!
Visit Annie’s website and view her listings here.
Phone – 239.810.3254
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend that’s Christmas related, or you need some decorating inspiration, or you like to look at others people’s home or if you’d just like a taste of Fuquay-Varina history, then this is the activity for you! The Fuquay-Varina Women’s Club has arranged the tour of thirteen downtown, Fuquay-Varina Historic homes.
The tour will take place this Saturday, Dec. 15th from noon to 6 pm.
Tickets are available for $15 Cash/Check at The Garden Hut and Shoppes on Main.
Tickets can also be purchased at any of the homes on day of the tour.
Here’s a list of the homes on tour. Click the address for directions to each home.
1. Mary and Eric Christofferson
504 E. Academy Street
2. Jonathan and Vivian Pierce
406 E. Academy St.
3. Jeannie and Ed Ridpath
313 S. Fuquay Avenue
4. Ashley and Tim Ruffin
312 S. Fuquay Avenue
5. Laura and Jason Wunch
214 E. Spring Street
6. Judy Stephenson
215 E. Spring Street
7. Emily and Eddie McFalls
205 E. Spring Street
8. Brandy and Chuck Taylor
113 E. Spring Street
9. Shannon and Charlie Adcock
114 E. Spring Street
10. Jessica and Paul Kaplar
109 E. Spring Street
11. John and Patty Byrne
Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn
333 S. Main Street
12. Gina and Dick Winter
601 S. Main Street
13. Ashley and Freddie Hartman
208 Reynolds Drive
As we approach the New Year it is a great time to buy a new home. If sellers are listed at this time of year, you know they need to sell and there’s sure to be less competition when making offers.
Would you like to do a Rent vs. Own Comparison? Need to get Prequalified? Wondering what the current rates are? Interested in Prepayment Savings? All this can be discovered on my webpage, click here.
If you prefer to meet face to face contact me at 919-762-3502 and we can set up an appointment today.
I highly recommend hiring a realtor to help you. The seller typically pays the realtor and they work for you, helping you negotiate the contract and find the perfect home.
Happy House Hunting!
Senior Mortgage Banker/NMLS # 919284
First Citizens Bank
Santa Claus is coming to Fuquay-Varina!
The Fuquay-Varina Art’s Council is sponsoring a chance for you to share your wish list with Santa. This event will be THIS Sunday right here at Front Porch Realty.
Individual and group portraits are available for only $10, 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Fuquay-Varina Arts Council. You will be given a set of 3 professional quality portraits on a flash drive for you to keep.
Thank you for supporting the arts in our community!
Santa in the Quay
Sunday, Nov. 25 10 am – 4 pm
Front Porch Realty
604 N. Main Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Visit the FV Arts Council Facebook Event or call the Fuquay-Varina Arts Council for more info 919.533.9134
We are deep in a seller’s market, where “EVERYONE is GUARANTEED an OFFER.” What exactly does a “seller’s market” mean? It means, there is less than a one month’s supply of inventory in most price ranges available for sale in our housing market right now. Selling your home and moving is a very personal and significant event, why not hire a licensed NC Real Estate agent to handle it? It’s our job, it’s what we do, full time, from about 6 am to 11 pm most every day of the week. Statistics show that you will ultimately SAVE MONEY when you hire a real estate professional!
In such a seller’s market, average “Days on Market” is less than 30 days, and you don’t even have to “paint the house or vacuum the cat”. A professional real estate agent will represent you and decide with you what needs to be done to your home to achieve your goals. YOU will be represented throughout your entire sales transaction.
Do you really believe the purchasers behind this whole “Guaranteed Offer” are just being “nice”?
· First…they offer you “market value” for your home
· Then…they “assess” your home
· Next…they offer to “take care of all of the repair and improvements” your home needs so you don’t have to “hassle with them”.
· Finally, they go for the Kill…they reduce that sweet initial offer that got you packing in the first place. (At this point, you are all packed up, you’ve arranged for your utilities to be cut off, changed your address, spent money on your new house, switched the kids school, etc. Of course you need to go ahead and close on this house! Then, you can sit back and watch this “sweet” buyer put your home right back on the active market at the market price they offered you in the first place OR for an even higher price.
If you are thinking of selling your home, PLEASE speak with a LOCAL professional on the matter BEFORE you sign this “GUARANTEED OFFER “contract that we all know is just too good to be true.