Thursday, May 5, 2022

Interested in staying in Fuquay-Varina to visit friends or family? Moving into town soon but have nowhere to stay during your transition? You are in luck! The owner of FRONT PORCH REALTY has 2 downtown Airbnb locations right in DOWNTOWN FUQUAY-VARINA 1/2 mile from our real estate office! Walking distance to beautiful Downtown where you will find many unique and home-grown eateries, coffee shops, boutiques, thrift shops, and much much more!! They are even pet friendly, take a trip to the Downtown Fuquay-Varina Dog Park, featuring 8 acres of off-leash fun for your pups!

Both AirBnb locations offer fully equipped kitchens, a washer and dryer, and are dog and family friendly. There are local menus in each as well as suggestions for local favorites!

Fuquay-Varina has so many amenities that make our small-town such a sought-after place to live. From multiple breweries to the cutest boutiques around. Come explore this Southern Wake county gem!


Vintage Downtown Rancher, 2 Bedroom / 1.5 bath home in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Centrally located to walk to historic downtown Fuquay as well as downtown Varina. Family and dog friendly with fenced backyard for kids, dogs and relaxing. Modern vintage décor with lots of natural light and useful amenities. The kitchen is fully equipped for your stay and laundry is available.

Downtown Bungalow, 2 Bedroom / 1 bath home in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Centrally located to walk to historic downtown Fuquay as well as downtown Varina. Family and dog friendly with backyard for kids, dogs and relaxing. Farmhouse décor with lots of natural light and useful amenities. The kitchen is fully equipped for your stay and laundry is available.

Friday, April 29, 2022

This cutesy home sits on 1.4 acres of land in up & coming Clayton, NC!

What first attracted you to your home?

“Location and lot size!”

What would you consider your homes best selling feature?

“Large yard at the end of a cul-de-sac. Large screened in back porch, open floor plan with separate dining room. Hard wired with category 6 cable for high speed internet in every room. Moisture barrier in crawl space with dehumidifier.”

Anything about the location or the neighborhood of your home you would like to share?

“Family friendly neighborhood, great for walks! Convenient access to all Clayton has to offer.”

Thursday, April 28, 2022

From delicious drinks that are almost too beautiful to indulge in to some of the best FRESH bar food in town, The Brickhouse Bar & Grill is a Fuquay local’s favorite.

There are so many changes that have happened within the brick walls over the past year. We got the inside scoop from management and we are ecstatic to share their vision with you!

“Since Eddie and I(Chelsea) have started managing the bar together we really have wanted to change the whole vibe of The Brick. We are trying to gear it towards the younger crowd (22-35), we feel like there really aren’t any cool hangout spots tending to young-adults.”

“We have seasonal cocktail menus that rotate about every 4 months. Customers can also enjoy daily drink specials which we include our staff in to not only help create the cocktail menu, but add their swag to the daily menu as well. Our draft beer taps have definitely seen improvement since Eddie has taken over ordering. “Local beer is the BOMB” he says. We typically have 3-4 local taps, some rotating & some staples. The Topo Chico with the Chamoy and Tajin rim is winner in our book…and if you haven’t tried it, it’s a must. We just released the slushie machine this past weekend which we hope will take off. We are calling them Bricees (Pronounced Brick- seas). Our staff plays a big part in all of these changes for the cocktail side of things, they’re opinion matters. We take pride in that we care about our employees and they’re creativeness, knowledge, and ideas.”

We got to try a Bricee ourselves Saturday (went back this past HOT Tuesday for another one) and it did NOT disappoint. The absolute perfect drink to cool-off on these hot days! They will be coming out with different flavors throughout the season!

“Our food has really had a major turn around in the last year as well. No more frozen food. Our menu is prepped fresh every week. We were once known as the place to get wings, but that’s all changed now. Now it’s a place where whatever you order, you’re sure it’s going to be a delightful meal. Everything on our menu is essentially done in house by Eddie. The food menu is also seasonal and changes every few months to keep it new and fun.”

Recently installing a neon burger sign, “Look for the burger in the sky, that means it’s that time!”

“The brick wouldn’t be what it is without our amazing staff, from owners, managers, bartenders, bar backs, and bouncers we all have each other’s back and look at each other as family. That is something we are very proud of, we take pride in ensuring we keep a family-like staff that our regulars know and love.”

Not only does the staff take the time to keep an eye on all of their customers making sure everyone is comfortable and safe, The Brick also has bouncers that work nightly to ensure the safety of their guests. Your safety is their upmost priority and you certainly will feel that way while you enjoy all they have to offer!

“Our hard work has certainly paid off in the past year. We ranked in WRAL Voters Choice Awards for ‘Best Neighborhood Bar’ and ‘Best Wings’. Additionally, we ranked in Maggy’s Awards for ‘Best Neighborhood Bar’ and ‘Best Cocktails’”

Next time you are in town and looking for a place to enjoy a bite to eat and a drink, be sure to stop by The Brickhouse Bar and Grill. We guarantee you will be greeted by smiling faces, delicious drinks, and YUMMY food choices.

Monday nights enjoy Pool Tournaments starting at 8pm.
Thursday nights join them for Open Mic night!
Friday night enjoy Karaoke and Dancing with DJ Tyler!
Saturday night enjoy Karaoke and Dancing with DJ Blue!


Don’t forget to check out this awesome article on Manager Eddie Forbis by Voyage Raleigh!

Friday, April 22, 2022


Fleming Loop Park reopened back in 2020 after extensive upgrades were completed.

Enjoy 7 multi-purpose fields, a concession stand, clean restroom facilities, playground equipment, and a walking trail.


503 Fleming Loop Road
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Enjoy a day outside in Fuquay-Varina this spring at Fleming Loop Park with friends, family, even your pups! Be sure to bring lots of water for yourself and your furry friends to stay hydrated! Just a short drive from Downtown Fuquay, be sure to stop by after and enjoy local eats and brews!

Friday, April 22, 2022

118 Riding Ridge Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC, 27526

This beauty is ACTIVE today! Gaining so much attention while in Coming Soon status, this home will not last long!

Located in an established neighborhood in Fuquay-Varina; extensive updates to the kitchen and bathrooms, new flooring/tile, and paint which will be completed soon!

Exterior of home features a country front porch and a new back deck! Sitting on .5 acre of land with plenty of room for gardening and a fenced in yard. Unfinished second floor of the garage is perfect for storage!

Contact our office today to schedule your own private tour!
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Front Porch Realty and First Federal Mortgage have been business partners for years! We LOVE working with our LOCAL lenders! First Federal Mortgage just announced two UNBELIEVABLE mortgage perks and programs FOR OUR FRONT PORCH REALTY buyers!

YES, you are reading that right…30-Year Fixed 4.25% rate for conforming or jumbo-sized loans. This is a LIMITED TIME offer! This special rate is only being offered through July 15, 2022 or until portfolio funds run out. Considering rates are upward’s of 5% and rising, this is HUGE! * NO extra fees for rate buy-down. THANK YOU First Federal!

First Federal’s 2nd perk for FRONT PORCH REALTY’s BUYER CLIENTS is perfect for our buyers interested in new construction and of course PURFOY PLACE, our newest custom built subdivision NOW BEING OFFERED.

4.75% 30 year fixed rated interest rate locked in for up to 9 months !
*1% lock-in fee credited to buyer at closing. THANK YOU Again First Federal!

This will allow our buyer’s to proceed with their New Construction home offer without the added stress of rising interest rates!

To learn more about this fantastic offer, contact Front Porch Realty today and let us help you lock-in your mortgage rate !

Monday, April 11, 2022

204 Arnold Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC, 27526

What first attracted you to your home?

“The Size and the location, you can’t beat it!”

This charming home is located right in Downtown Fuquay-Varina! Fuquay is a very sought-after community to live in at this time with ample local eateries, breweries, shops, anything local you could ask for!

Any memories in your home that you would like to share with your buyer?

“This is our first home together and we love taking our dog for walks in downtown Fuquay-Varina.”

What would you consider is your homes best selling feature?

“The size of the lot and that it is walking distance to downtown!”

Anything about the location or neighborhood of your home you would like to share?

“Quiet and friendly neighborhood!”

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Welcome to 938 Cokesbury Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

This unique home is nestled on a beautiful 10.8 acre secluded, wooded lot right here in Fuquay-Varina.

The ground/basement level area has it’s very own full bath and fully equipped kitchen. This space makes the perfect Mother-In-Law suite, kids bonus room, or a home office.

The upper main floor of this home has 2 Bedrooms and an open Kitchen/Living room area with plenty of natural light. The Dining Room is an oasis itself with gorgeous views. The Master Suite is located on the 2nd floor with its own private balcony.

Beautiful solid white oak flooring found around home. The screened porch areas are perfect retreats for winding down after a long day or enjoying meals in the outdoors during the upcoming beautiful months!


Contact Front Porch Realty for your private tour today!


Thursday, March 24, 2022


The Belmont Plan by Triangle Building & Properties; modern elegance found inside and out of this custom build plan! The first floor consists of the Master Suite and an Office/Study area. Two bedrooms and a Loft reside on the second floor of The Belmont along with an unfinished Bonus Room for your storage needs or to finish when ready!

Enjoy glamorous upgrades including a huge Kitchen Island, Quartz, Luxury viny and tile, and so much more! Relax on your covered Front Porch or head to the rear Patio with an entrance to your Master Suite; perfect for morning coffee or an evening wind down with a glass of wine.

To learn more about Purfoy Place and our Custom Builders, contact Front Porch Realty today…time is running out!

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Owned by Fred Miller and his wife Virginia Rowland Miller (who was born and raised on the land), Hilltop Farms of Willow Springs started out as a 44 acre Tobacco Farm in the 1750’s. Since Fred and his wife took over her family-owned farm, they reshaped the 44 acres into a tasteful 44 acre Organic Produce Farm. What makes Hilltop Farms different and unique from other local farms? The answer is all in the way they farm. First certified in 2004 to grow Certified Organic Produce and being the ONLY USDA Certified Organic Produce Farm in Wake County, they still hold that title today! Continuing to expand their knowledge and finding innovative ways to farm more organic produce for the community. You can find their fresh products at any of THESE fine stores and restaurants!

Priding themselves to growing organic products such as herbs, fruits, flowers, and vegetables of all sorts, protecting not only their soil but the community they feed. They use NO chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers on their crops along with their use of NON-GMO seeds. Although on our end we aren’t too sure of what some of these “icides” are, we know that we do NOT want them in our produce so knowing we have local Farmers ridding these chemicals from their crops makes us pride them for doing so.

Their Farm-stand recently opened to the public this past Saturday, February 12, 2022. Winter hours are 1pm – 4pm on the second and fourth Saturday’s of the month through March. Currently you can find fresh greens, Hilltop honey, eggs, Carolina mushrooms, and veggies!

Interested in Organic Farming? Looking to help better the quality of produce? Look no further than the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program Hilltop Farms offers on their farm. Farmer Fred explains it like this:

“A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a farm membership program that relies on its members to join prior to the start of the harvest season to provide the farm with “seed money” to purchase actual seed, fertilizer and so on for planting the new crop. In return for their support, members receive a weekly or bi-weekly delivery/pick-up of fresh, chemical-free vegetables grown on our farm! Please, check out our Harvest Schedule on the Join page that shows you what we intend to grow this year and what month to expect it’s harvest and find it in your weekly box!”

Want to join the team and learn more on how to sign up? There is still time to do so! Click HERE to learn all about how to sign up for the program, learn more about what you will be doing, the months worked, and so much more!

What can you find throughout the months of operation?

Arugula, Snap Beans, Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Collards, Corn,
Cucumbers, Eggplant, Kale, Lots of Lettuces, Mizuna, Mustard Greens, Onions, Okra,
Pac Choi, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sweet Potatoes, Tatsoi, Lots of Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelons and Winter Squash!

Head over to their website to find some yummy recipes straight out of the families cookbook! Here is my personal favorite —–> Chinese Salad

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