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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

It’s home sweet home at 528 Lennie Smith Rd | Fuquay-Varina, NC

Finding a home like this is a rare gem! The owner actually grew up in this home! Situated on almost an acre of un-restricted land this home also offers a rocking chair front porch, oversized driveway and 2 car garage. The floorplan is open with 3 large bedrooms and 2 full baths. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and has a sweet breakfast bar.

Enjoy the private oversized deck and covered back porch. The home has a fenced yard, a large shed and a separate dog run.

“The big backyard is amazing. I enjoyed it as a child and my kids have enjoyed it as well!” says the seller.

“Everyone in the neighborhood knows each other well, they are good and caring people.”

Located minutes from Downtown Fuquay-Varina and Lillington making this location ideal! If you run out on ideas on where to go visit OUR TOWNS page for some awesome suggestions.

Offered at $235,000. 

Click HERE to see more photos and details of this amazing home and CONTACT US to schedule your own private viewing!

 

 

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

Front Porch Realty highly supports our local shops and events around the area. Here we have put together suggestions of activities friends and family may enjoy. They will definitely pick up your spirits and have you thrilled for the holidays to come. You can get a head start on Christmas gifts, take photos, try delicious food and enjoy yourself above all else!

18th Annual Holiday Open HouseGarden Hut                                                           

Saturday, November 7th at 9am

Join the Garden Hut as they celebrate their 18th year of hosting their Annual Holiday Open House. There will be newly themed trees, locally produced products and more! They do recommend bringing canned or non-perishable food to donate to the Fuquay-Varina Food Pantry as well.

Holiday Open HouseKnB’s Marketplace 

Saturday, November 7th from 10am – 4pm

It will be a jolly good time to bring the family for this lovely event. There will be live music, door prizes, and the children will get to see Santa himself! It’ll be a great holiday photo opportunity.

DIY Wall Hanging Macrame W/ PlantThe Sassy Cow, LLC 

Saturday, November 7th from 2pm – 4:30pm

Reserve your spot today or for a group of friends and attend this fun little workshop together. For $75 per person all materials will be included for you to make your own Macrame Heart Plant Holder. Stacey will be your host in guiding you with a step by step process.

Bringing Back BrunchSir Walter Coffee & Kitchen 

Saturday, November 7th & 8th at 8am – 2pm

The return of brunch is finally here! Grab something delicious to bite while you relax on a wonderful morning. They recommend trying their Bloody Mary or Mimosa Flight while they’re there.
Saturday, November 7th from 9:30am – 12pm
There will be a large variety of local vendors at the venue. Baked goods, natural/organic products, hand-made items and more!
Saturday, Novmber 7th from 10am – 3pm

The first Flea on Main market of the month. There will be lots of vendors the day of to pick out the perfect gift for the up coming holidays! It will be held in a large courtyard area to help keep distance and keep everyone safe. Face Masks are encouraged.

One Year Anniversary CelebrationThe B Hive     

Saturday, November 7th at 10am

Love shopping locally? Come find fun gift items for the family and help The B Hive celebrate this special occasion. From fun card games, clothes and wonderful toys for the children. You will have numerous options to choose from. They wrap gifts as well for you.

We hope you are able to attend these events/activities and that you have an amazing weekend everyone!

 

 

 

Friday, October 23, 2020

As you are most likely already aware, the local market continues to show robust sales.  Covid-19 has most likely kept the inventory of re-sales down, as homeowners have chosen home improvement projects for their own enjoyment over preparing their homes to sell; this seems due in part to the pandemic as well as no inventory to choose from for their next home.  The influx of buyers into the market continues to grow leaving days on market exceptionally low and inventory even lower.  With interest rates expected to stay record low, we do not foresee a shift in this housing market any time soon.

FRONT PORCH REALTY has some exciting news!  We have expanded into the Wilmington and coastal areas of North Carolina. Many of our current and past clients continue to have a need for real estate purchase representation for 2nd homes as well as permanent moves to Eastern NC. We currently have two Front Porch Realty agents selling at the coast and hope to add a few more by year’s end.

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 these towns have to offer.

We are here to help you, your relatives, co-workers, employees, and neighbors. We are extremely invested in our local market, see the 3rd Q 2020 market snapshot of the local housing inventory HERE. If you have not followed us on social media, please do! You can stay up to date with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Come home to 2006 Prairie Ridge Court, Fuquay-Varina, NC | Crooked Creek

Get more privacy with this corner lot, magnificent two-story home. This is a wonderful community neighborhood. Homes in Crooked Creek are going fast, so don’t miss your chance!

When you walk in you’ll find an office space to your left and to your right another living space that may be used as a formal dining area. It’s a spacious home with room enough to accommodate those schooling or working from home.

Enjoy the spacious, open concept of the main living space, while appreciating the privacy of the study and designated dining room.

If you do happen to get tired of being indoors. Enjoy some fresh air as the backyard becomes an outdoor oasis! The home boasts a charming, screened in porch and patio that’s to die for. Can’t you just imagine yourself on the patio sitting by the firepit sipping a warm cup of cocoa?

In addition to being part of the Crooked Creek community, your family will enjoy the community pool and tennis courts! There is also a new town owned park only 5 mins away, Hilltop Needmore Town Park & Preserve. You’ll always have something to do within the area.

Another way to add to the home town feel is to enjoy one of our fantastic local restaurants, so we recommend trying out Zeera Indian Restaurant when you head towards Broad Street in Fuquay Varina. They have a variety of delicious Indian cuisines and you won’t be disappointed!

Offered at $395,000. 

Click HERE to see more photos and details of this amazing home and CONTACT US to schedule your own private viewing!

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

FRONT PORCH REALTY real estate agents are professional, hard-working, good listeners and always have our client’s interests top of mind. The majority of us have been selling Fuquay-Varina and the surrounding area for years and are very knowledgeable of the entire Triangle when it comes to anything at all related to a real estate transaction.

FRONT PORCH REALTY has some exciting projects COMING SOON and we are looking for professional agents to add to our team. For confidential consideration to the FPR Family reach out to the Owner|Broker-in-Charge Laura Moody.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Here is a chance to own a little slice of Wake county history and make it your own! Located just right outside of Fuquay-Varina city limits this park-like setting is a rare find.

The owner’s have been told that some rooms of this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home date back to pre-Civil War. A long circular drive leads you to this nostalgic farmhouse with over 2000 sqft of history. Wide-plank heart of pine flooring graces the gorgeous Sunroom and can be found in a couple of additional rooms. The home will need your personal updating and possibly structural work too, but imagine the possibilities!

The sprawling grounds have grapevines, pear and pecan trees, brick walk-ways and a beautiful brick patio plus a gazebo. As if this isn’t enough the property has a large “Barn” with room for a woodstove and a masonry fireplace and even a mini-kitchen. The family remembers their father making monthly lunches for the “old Cupboard crew” in the barn; brunswick stew, grilled cheese sandwiches, and pig pickins’.

In addition there is a large packhouse on the property and a vintage smokehouse. This photo shows the old homeplace when there were still dirt roads and all was farmland. The date is unknown.

This photo shows the Homeplace in the 1980’s. My has our city grown!

One of the fondest memories of the family is their customary Sunday before Christmas dinner and decorating the home for Christmas. Mr. Lawrence also provided an annual New Year’s Eve Breakfast for the community!

The Lawrence family was a family of sharing and community love and they would love to share their homeplace with someone that will love it as much as they have.

For more information and photos of this beautiful home check it our HERE and please contact Front Porch Realty for your own private tour of this beautiful property!

Friday, September 18, 2020

Come sit back and relax at 1008 Sethcreek Drive | Fern Valley | Fuquay-Varina

This stunning 1.5 story house sits right at the entrance of a culdesac in the neighborhood of Fern Valley. The home is a great place for entertaining. Enjoy an amazing double sided fireplace whether relaxing on a screened in porch or lounging in your living room.

We love the idea of being able to sit outside in the chilly weather and enjoy the warmth of the fireplace. Its an amazing place to enjoy all the seasons throughout the year so why not start now! When you walk outside the lot has a wonderful greenery. You will be able to host special occasions inside or outside of the home. People will fall in love with this house as much as you do.

The deck was updated earlier this week and we are loving it!

The neighborhood is only a few minutes away from restaurants and retail shopping areas. We always recommend stopping by Downtown Fuquay-Varina and try out Aviator Smokehouse or Vicious Fishes. They have great food and beer! After a good meal you can walk down and check out the local boutiques that we can’t help but adore.

Offered at $375,000

Visit this link to see more photos and details of this stunning home and Contact us today for your own private viewing!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Front Porch Realty was recently invited to a special webinar presentation by Fannie Mae’s Chief Economist, Douglas D. Duncan. Of particular interest to us was Covid-19’s expected impact on our US and of course our local, housing industry.

To our surprise, and great appreciation, we have not seen a disruption of our sales at all from Covid-19 but we can’t help suspect that this huge un-expected disruption of our labor market will eventually trickle down to our housing sales industry and into our local sales activity. There is no doubt there has been in a surge in re-finances in 2020 as more and more homeowner’s have decided to stay in their current homes. Homeowners have had plenty of “home-time” to get all kinds of indoor and outdoor home-improvement projects done. Even if they might have been pondering selling this year, there is fear of where they will go as inventory in all price-points is low. This has added to the cycle of low inventory especially for those baby boomers entering into the home ownership market for the first time.

Good news, according to the Fannie Mae market experts, we should be back to the end of 2019 numbers by the end of 2021, of course we will have lost 2 years of usual growth. Unlike other “recessions”, Covid has hit very specifically. The service and entertainment industries were and continue to be hit hard but other industries have hardly been affected or even actually improved sales. Interest rates are expected to drop even lower in 2021 and most likely stay low for about 5 years. Housing demand will remain way ahead of supply for awhile, prices will continue to go up due to demand and rising building costs.

We want to send a big THANK YOU to one of our trusted local lenders, Shellie King of First Citizens Bank, for this special informative invitation. FRONT PORCH REALTY agents are always ready to help you make a decision about selling and buying a home, we are great listeners and advisers and we will always have your best interests in mind. We can sell all over the Triangle, NC region as well as the greater Wilmington, NC region however we SPECIALIZE in Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Willow Springs, Angier and Lillington.

We can’t wait to help you get started today! Contact us HERE

Thursday, September 10, 2020

6636 Whitted Road | Fuquay-Varina

This adorable ranch home is situated on 1.5 acres of land and has an attached basement. There are 3 Bedrooms and 2 1/2 Baths with an open floor plan, easy access from the living room to the kitchen/dining area. It gives the house a more spacious feel, great place for entertaining guests.

Towards the back you will find the gorgeous screened porch that is fairly large. It is definitely the biggest highlight of the home. Perfect for relaxing and hanging out with friends or family. You can sit back and enjoy the view of the whole yard. The backyard has a great amount of space, children would surely enjoy being outdoors and if they  are interested in checking out a park you will find three that are close by. Only under half a mile away is Falcon Park, Action Park, and Library Park.

The home sits on a large wooded lot that backs up to the Bentwind’s Golf & Country Club, only a two minute drive from the home.

Offered at $299,000.

Visit this link to see more photos and details of this stunning home and Contact us today for your own private viewing!

Friday, September 4, 2020

3552 Bainford Drive | Marcom Place | Fuquay-Varina

Ranch style homes have become more in-demand lately and it is not easy to find one with a good amount of yard space. This Marcom Place home has a spacious floor plan with a great yard to enjoy. The neighborhood is wonderful and sits right in Fuquay-Varina. It has an updated custom-kitchen with a wooded floor and granite counter tops. The appliances throughout the kitchen were recently upgraded making the home feel more like-new!

Towards the back of the home you will find yourself a spacious sun-room! A place for entertaining guests or simply relax enjoy some bird watching. It’s the most refreshing part of the home.

The home is merely right across from the Bentwinds Golf & Country Club. If you or a loved one enjoy a round of golf we recommend this home for you!

It’s not far from retail shopping areas and is about 12 minutes away from Downtown Fuquay-Varina. Then you will find local parks like Hilltop Needmore Town Park & Preserve, a great place for exploring; wooden paths, various plant species and natural bridges.

Offered at $340,000.

Visit this link to see more photos and details of this stunning home and Contact us today for your own private viewing!

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