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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, 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 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, August 28, 2019

What is Labor Day and why do we celebrate? There have been several official start dates for Labor Day. It seems it actually started in Toronto, Canada in 1872 before being celebrated for the first time in New York City in 1882. Oregon was the first state to make it an official holiday in 1887. Labor Day began as a demonstration for workers rights but has evolved into a celebration and recognition of the last unofficial day of summer and officially the last appropriate time to wear white. Although, Emily Post says that’s not true anymore, especially in warmer climates like ours here in North Carolina. So go ahead and wear your white shoes, pants, anything you want and celebrate!

Here are a few activities we found happening in the Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs area for the holiday.

Rock Solid Warrior Labor Day Grand Opening Celebration is happening Monday, September 2nd from 7am – 1130pm. Check here for more details! Something for all ages and fitness levels!

5-Year Anniversary Walk Around Bass Lake! Monday, September 2nd at 630pm. Come on out for a 1.75 mile walk and celebrate the 5-year anniversary of this meet-up group! This is a great event for first-timers to come out and meet some fellow members. As always, dogs and kids are more than welcome to come along as well. We will go counter-clockwise around the lake, so if you arrive late, just head clockwise and eventually we will run into each other.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Front Porch Realty and Front Porch Realty Holly Springs have once again teamed up with the local Coldwell Banker HPW office to gather school supplies for local schools. Our school supply drive has always been extremely successful, thanks to all of you! The students and the teachers are extremely grateful for our support!

We will collect through the month of August. Drop off locations include:
Front Porch Realty Fuquay-Varina office – 604 N Main Street Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Coldwell Banker HPW office – 528 N Main Street Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Front Porch Realty Holly Springs office – 208 Premier Drive Holly Springs, NC 27540

School supply lists:
Fuquay-Varina Elementary School
Fuquay-Varina Middle School
Holly Ridge Elementary
Herbert Akins Elementary
Lincoln Heights Elementary

The lists above can give you an idea of what the students and teachers need this year. But don’t feel like you have to stick strictly to these lists. We’ll take any new items and make sure they get delivered to the right people. Thank you again for your help in this way! This is something we look forward to every year.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Welcome Home to 941 Branch Line Lane, Apex, NC 27502 | The Villages of Apex

This 3-story treasure is nestled in the heart of Apex within walking distance to all downtown has to offer. The neighborhood is filled with charming Craftsman and Charleston style homes along sidewalk-lined streets. With a swimming pool, it’s own clubhouse and gym, neighborhood parks, walking trails and lakes; The Villages of Apex is its own quaint community. You will even find one of Apexs’ hometown breweries, Southern Peak Brewery, right in the neighborhood!

This home has been beautifully updated with granite, subway tile, floating shelves and luxury vinyl planks throughout thew first floor. The owners love the wide-open layout and upgraded kitchen.

“The first floor layout has been ideal for us. Its wide-open to help with watching our 2 little girls while cooking, and we have plenty of room for entertaining but yet it is still a cozy place to watch a family movie on Friday nights.”

The owners will miss The Villages of Apex; “We have spent countless summer nights under the covered patio watching our kids play in the backyard.”

The Master Bedroom and additonal 2 Bedrooms are on the second floor along with the laundry room. There is a finished 3rd floor flex space that is perfect as a home-office or a 4th Bedroom for out of town guests. The 3rd floor also has two walk-in-attic rooms for stowing away seasonal items.

“We love that we are easily able to walk to downtown Apex where we can enjoy all the events throughout the year, plus plenty of restaurants and shops. The location of the neighborhood has been more than ideal…with its close proximity to the major highways of I-540, US 64, and US 1; getting anywhere in the Triangle is super easy to do. Not to mention the Beaver Creek and the Costco Shopping centers are less than a 5 minute drive away.”

Offered at $372,000.
Visit this link to see more photos and details of this lovely home and please let us know if you would like a private viewing.

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

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!

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