Friday, November 23, 2018

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Congratulations to Paula Anderson for selling more real estate in the month of October than any other Front Porch Realty agent. Paula has been busy helping her new clients as well as her past clients and referrals!

What does Paula like best about selling real estate? “I enjoy all of the different aspects of selling real estate, but I especially love finding the perfect home for my buyers and seeing the look on their faces when they know we have found ‘the one’!”

Paula is a native of North Carolina and has been selling real estate since 2001. Paula and her family call Fuquay-Varina home, and she is ready to help you make a move!

Paula Anderson, Real Estate Broker can be reached at:

Phone 919.417.0308

View Paula’s listings here:

Monday, November 5, 2018

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.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Saturday, October 27th from 10 am – 4 pm
Sugg Farm at Bass Lake, Holly Springs

The Town of Holly Springs joins, businesses, churches and civic organizations throughout the Triangle to offer up this fun community celebration!

There will be live entertainment the whole day, arts & crafts vendors, a children’s corner with games, activities, inflatables and rides, fire trucks and police cars on display. And of course, Food for all to enjoy!

Check out the HollyFest 2018 facebook event discussion page to see a sampling of vendors and sponsors.

Come show your favorite Front Porch Realty agents those galoshes ’cause this event is held Rain or Shine!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Take a look at our 3rd Q 2018 snapshot of our local housing inventory. As we approach the end of summer and the beginning of fall, our numbers usually show a little dip and this year is no different. Threat of rising interest rates and our own natural disaster at the end of the quarter accounted for a tiny dip in sales however, we are still deep in a seller’s market. We are seeing more and more activity moving into our neighboring Harnett county so we decided to include stats for Fuquay-Varina in this county too.

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! Please LIKE US on Facebook if you haven’t already, we are always posting LOTS of local news and happenings around town!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Congratulations to Dave Matthews for selling more real estate in the month of September than any other Front Porch Realty agent. Dave has launched his real estate career with a bang!

What does Dave like best about selling real estate? “I really like finding the perfect house for my clients. I am putting a young couple in their 2nd home now and they are so excited about having room for their growing family!”

Dave, his wife, and 3 girls call Fuquay-Varina home. He was born and raised in Angier, NC so he knows the area very well. After a 20+ year career in nursing, Dave has found a new niche helping people with his real estate career. Dave is affectionately called “Big Dave” at the office, thank you for your dedication to your clients and Front Porch Realty Big Dave!

Dave Matthews, Real Estate Broker can be reached at:

Phone 919.995.4089

Monday, October 8, 2018

Exciting News! One of our TRUSTED local lender partners is having a FREE 1st TIME HOMEBUYER Seminar. Come learn about the home buying process, ease your fears on getting pre-qualified, learn about down payment assistant programs and MORE!

Brought to you by FIRST CITIZENS BANK
WHEN? Monday, October 22, 2018 6 pm-8 pm
WHERE? Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce | 121 N. Main St.

What a great community outreach, thank you First Citizens Bank!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Thursday, October 4th, 6:30 – 9:30 PM in the Varina Business District
Festivities begin with one of Soul Music’s all-time great groups, Chairmen of the Board.

Join us for the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018
10 am – 4 pm
Downtown Fuquay-Varina

Here’s a MAP of the main areas:

* Museum Tour
* Mayor’s walk
* Artist Village
* KidZone and Rock wall
* Chili Cook-off
* And lots of food trucks – See the full list here

There’s lots to see and do this coming weekend in Fuquay-Varina. All of us here at Front Porch Realty love our town and we love a good celebration, be sure and stop by our booth for some neat give-a-ways and to say “hi”!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Introducing Mary Pickard Photography. Mary is the photographer who takes most of the pictures for our Front Porch Realty website. As you can tell, Mary is passionate about what she does, is talented and has over 35 years experience. We love having her on our team!

Check out Mary’s website to find out more about her, view more of her work, and how to contact her directly.

Mary is local to both of our office locations and has been taking our new listing photos for years and so it made sense that we would call on her when we were ready to launch our new website earlier this year! Mary was pivotal in the creation of the “Our Towns” page and highlighting all that our wonderful towns have to offer. She’s always willing and ready on a moments notice to take our new listing photos as well photos of new businesses in town, so all can be added to our website quickly.

No one sells Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs like Front Porch Realty!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m
Holly Springs Cultural Center

More than 25 adult and children’s authors, presentations and readings, panel discussions, and more!

Come out this Saturday to meet many authors including friends of Front Porch Realty Erin and Deek Rhew! Deek will be participating in a panel on thriller novels.

Here’s the complete schedule:

*Meet Authors, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

*Panel Discussions and Featured Author Readings & Presentations, 1-6 p.m. Click here to see all the authors and presentations scheduled.

*Children’s Authors, 2-3 p.m.

*Door Prizes, 1-5 p.m. To be eligible for a prize, register at You must be present to win.

*Food Trucks: The book festival is on the same day as the farmers market’s food truck rodeo (8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. along Main Street), so come prepared to find fantastic foods and phenomenal writers.

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