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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!

Friday, January 11, 2019

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!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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!

Shellie King
Senior Mortgage Banker/NMLS # 919284
First Citizens Bank

919-762-3502

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!

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 https://hollyspringsbookfestival.eventbrite.com. 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.

Monday, September 17, 2018

All the staff and families of Front Porch Realty are safe, well and very grateful after Hurricane Florence! But we know that not everyone in this area or even our state are able to say the same. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this storm, including all the medical, safety and emergency personnel. If you are like us, you want to find a way to help. One way to pitch in are with donations that will make their way to the people who are most in need.

Here’s a list of items that are needed:

Non-Perishable food
Baby food
Bottled water
Gatorade
Hand Sanitizer
Baby Wipes
Diapers
Powdered Milk
Batteries and Flashlights
First Aid Kits OR Items- Band-aids, Neosporin, Bacitracin, Gauze
Kids and Adult Toothbrushes
Toothpaste / Mouthwash
Shampoo, Conditioner, Brushes, etc.
Feminine Hygiene Products
New Socks and Underwear-Women, Men, Kids
Dog Food
Cat Food
Cat Litter
Puppy Pads
Bleach
Trash bags
Mops/Brooms
Laundry detergent

These items can be dropped off at the following locations:

Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce – 112 N Main Street, Holly Springs
Trellis Pointe Apartments – 2000 Trellis Pointe Drive, Holly Springs
Flooring By Design – 212 Village Walk Drive, Holly Springs
Bass Lake Draft House – 124 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs
Carroll’s Tire and Auto Center – 404 N Main Street, Holly Springs
O2 Fitness – 256 Grand Hill Place, Holly Springs
Holly Springs Eye Associates – 608 Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs
Firehouse Subs – 413 Village Walk Drive, Holly Springs
The Mason Jar Tavern parking lot – 305 S Main Street, Fuquay-Varina
FV Police Department – 114 N Main Street, Fuquay-Varina
Holly Springs Police Department – 750 Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs
Morrisville Police Department – 260 Town Hall Drive #C, Morrisvile
Revelry Barber & Shave Shop – 101 S Main Street, Fuquay-Varina
Warehouse – 3313 Durham Drive, Raleigh
Project 919 Truck – 8246 Cleveland Road, Clayton

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!

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!

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