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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mark your calendars and come on out to the first ever downtown Holly Springs “SpringsFest” and North Carolina Spring Classic Run! The day will begin with the NC Spring Classic run, which consists of both an 8K and 16K race. The run will begin at Sugg Farm Park and finishes in downtown Holly Springs, as the festival is starting. For more information on the race click here.

The SpringsFest is hosted by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce. The theme for the first festival will be, ‘Celebrate Our Past; Embrace Our Future!’ The festival is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in downtown Holly Springs. And will finish at 4 p.m. There will be vendor tents, food trucks, a beer garden and Car and Truck Show. This free event is expected to welcome thousands of people into the heart of Holly Springs to showcase the town’s recent downtown development. See the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce website or their Facebook event link for more information.

Front Porch Realty will be there and have agents available if anyone wants to talk about how we can help you, start the process of buying or selling a home. Stop by our booth for a goodie, we can’t wait to see you there!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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.

Filed under: Community
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.

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