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!
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®!
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!
There’s so much going on over the course of this weekend that you won’t want to miss any of it! From live music, arts, shopping, and so much food, including the famous chili cook-off!
The festivities begin on Thursday, October 3rd with a concert in downtown Varina District by Chairmen of the Board. This concert is held outside, rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs, but not your pets! Can’t get enough music? Come back out all day on Saturday, October 5, 10 am- 4 pm to see all this FREE music:
• Paige King Johnson 11am – 1230 Beer Garden
• Crush 1pm -4pm Beer Garden
• City Dirt Trio 1130 am Main Street Stage
• Garland Mason – 2pm Main Street Stage
• Jason Damico & Maverick Rose – 11am – 12pm Community Showcase
• Whiskey Pines – 1230 – 2pm Community Showcase
• Tony Drake Trio 230pm – 4pm Community Showcase
And so much more!
KidZone and Rock Wall – The Kid Zone offers free mechanical rides from 10 am – 4 pm. The free Rock Wall offers thrills for older kids.
Food Trucks – More information on Food Trucks is coming soon!
Mayor’s Walk – Starting at 1pm at the Main Street Tent
Museum Tours – The museum complex will be open during the Celebrate Fuquay festival
Chili Cook-off – Individuals, businesses and non-profit groups show off their cooking skills and compete for prize money and bragging rights! Attendees vote to determine the People’s Choice winner. A panel of judges determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners through a blind-tasting. Tasting begins at 11am until the chili is gone…come early!
And of course, stop by the Front Porch Realty booth and say hi! Agents will be around for some casual, no obligation, local real estate conversation!
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.
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.
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
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.
Welcome Home to 5241 Linwick Drive, Fuquay-Varina, NC | Marcom Place
MARCOM PLACE is located on the “North” side of Fuquay-Varina and is full of transitional 2000-3000 square foot homes on .5 acre – 1 acre sized lots. This charming neighborhood is one of the most established in Fuquay-Varina and you don’t see homes come up for sale in it very often, better hurry!
“We were first attracted to our home because of the quiet neighborhood and large yard, this has been a great home for my family and my kids have thrived here and made lifetime friends. Marcom Place is an amazing place to live“.
This 3/4 Bedroom open plan has already been tastefully updated for you. Bamboo flooring, new carpet, an updated kitchen, and even a new roof and siding make this home a rare find.
This is not your typical 3 Bedroom plan; there is a formal Dining Room with french doors that is now being used as a Home Office and the 2nd floor boasts 3 Bedrooms PLUS a Bonus/4th Bedroom and Nursery/Office off of the cathedraled Master Bedroom. Lots of room to grow!
“The open floor plan makes this home a great gathering place for friends and family.”
Offered at $325,000.
Visit this link to see more photos and details of this lovely home.
There will be an OPEN HOUSE Saturday, July 13th, 2019 from 1-4 pm with Front Porch Realty’s own Dave Pinette.
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.”
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.
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
FOOD TRUCKS AND BOOTHS
Aloha Shave Ice
Brooklyn Boys Pizza
Corner Boys BBQ
Pints Ice Cream
Qspresso Cuban & Latino Fusion
Aviator Brewing Company, Inc.
Fainting Goat Brewing Co.
Vicious Fishes Brewery