Thursday, January 20, 2022

Happy New Year! Looks like our local real estate market will continue to be a buzz topic in 2022. The Wake county Register of Deeds office just reported December 2021’s Median Sales Price for Wake County Real Estate was $411,000, the highest of all-time, wow! Most of our numbers trended slightly lower however with a 10-30% increase over last year’s SALES PRICES!

We took an in-depth look at our 2021 housing market, in particular compared to our 2020 numbers. See our report Here.
2021 Year-end

Just like last year, we have a high number of new construction homes that had not closed yet so I took those numbers into account again as well. It looks like some of our new homes are starting to catch up a bit with supply so that is helping improve our inventory. This improvement is mainly being seen in the outer areas of our market; Harnett County home sales prices have increased by as much as 30% over 2020 pricing whereas Wake County was more in the 20% range.

Front Porch Realty has some exciting news; we now have a satellite office in downtown Clayton! This office location helps us round out our service to the entire west, south and east of the Triangle. Be sure and think of us if you have friends, family, or business partners Clayton way.

If you would rather receive this report by email, please let me know. In addition, if we can be of any assistance to you or your clients, rest assured they will be extremely satisfied with our level of professionalism and expertise. Please stay safe and we hope to see you real soon!

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Fuquay-Varina’s very own Spice & Tea shop has arrived! Local native Rachel Sauls who grew up in Willow Springs, NC, attending both Fuquay Middle and High School, has opened up right in the Downtown Fuquay! She knew what she wanted to do, how she wanted to do it, and where she wanted to do it. Being a Fuquay native, she knew this would be home to her new Spice & Tea shop. Keeping her community and families heritage preserved in her home town was a no-brainer.

Her passion and drive comes from her Grandpa whom she admires immensely. He was a hard-working, well respected man who lived and worked on the family farm which has been in their family for generations. Although he recently passed, Rachel was determined to have him with her in her business.

Walking through the doors of Fuquay Spice & Tea, you will see beautiful furnishings which Rachel collected from the furniture he built in his Packhouse in the 1920’s. You will also find his mural hanging in the shop. Be sure to stop in and indulge in the scents that started her journey. Fuquay Spice & Tea offers a variety of mouth watering goodies. We can assure you there is nothing short of everything you need to prep the perfect meal. From the finest spices you can find, tasteful loose leaf teas, oils & vinegars, to finding local goodies! Check out their Facebook page to stay up to date on what’s new in store!

“I went to my first Spice and Tea shop out in Wilmington, NC. As soon as I entered, I immediately fell in love with the smells and the general atmosphere of the establishment. It was at that point I knew one day I would own my own spice and tea shop.”
-Rachel Sauls
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Check out this charming home with numerous recent updates, it’s move-in ready! Located just outside of Fuquay-Varina in Willow Spring, you aren’t far from any of your necessities!

Beautiful, secluded home on a wooded .93 acre lot. New HVAC system, roof, and windows! Privacy in your own backyard with a beautiful view.

Another wonderful upgrade to this home, new wood laminate flooring throughout the living room area. Enjoy a gas log fireplace to enjoy on these cold winter nights ahead!

Enjoy a separate utility room attached to the kitchen. Kitchen has laminate tile for easy to clean messes. Back doorway leads to the back porch to enjoy a cup of coffee in the early mornings or a late night glass of wine while gazing out into your private backyard.

All Bedrooms have walk-in closets, you certainly are not short on closet space in this home! Master bathroom includes a double vanity, tiled floor, and beautiful chair rail molding!

Bonus time! Enjoy a pre-wired 10×12 Storage Building for all of your handy needs!

This home features a concrete driveway with a private fence around the yard!


Call TODAY: 919-577-0175 to learn more!

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Beautiful and spacious! Walking distance to downtown! Main floor owners suite with a large sitting area. Main floor guest room with full bath. Dining room/semi -private office space off the kitchen, with an eat in kitchen. Laminate wood floors throughout the main floor. Three more bedrooms and a bonus room upstairs.
Oversized patio in the back with access to the Fuquay-Varina Jeff Wells Trail and South Park. So much right outside your door, don’t miss this fantastic opportunity!

PRICE – $405,000
BED – 5
BATH – 3
BUILT – 2007


Monday, November 22, 2021

This gorgeous townhome did NOT last long! Only 3 days on the market and 6 offers later, 631 Whitetail Creek is UNDER CONTRACT! This area is continuing to grow and the market is CRAZY! Now is the time to sell your home if you have been thinking about it! Be sure to contact your local Front Porch Realty team for all of your selling and/or buying needs. We update our website with new listings, be sure to check it out!

Lovely ranch end unit. 2BR and 2 full baths. Fireplace in living room. In town amenities.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Front Porch Realty has some exciting news! We now have an office open in Clayton, NC. Melissa Zappia, Broker In Charge, calls Clayton, NC home so whom better to help you with your home buying and selling needs? We could not be more thrilled about this addition to Front Porch Realty!

Melissa Zappia started her career as a licensed Realtor®  in 2017 and continues to acknowledge that it is her greatest accomplishment to date. Interested in buying or selling a home? Melissa and her team will make the home-buying/selling process fun and stress free! Be sure to contact her or stop by and say hello!

1540 E. Front Street
Clayton, NC, 27527

Melissa’s favorite Clayton Spots –

Bexley House
408 E. Main Street
Clayton, NC, 27527

Jones Cafe
415 E. Main Street
Clayton, NC, 27527

Tuesday, November 16, 2021


This beauty in Fuquay-Varina certainly did NOT last long. On the market for 3 days..18 offers later, we have a contingent! Be sure to contact your local Front Porch Realty agents for help buying or selling a home! Our website is updated regularly with any new or coming soon properties!

PRIME location for this 3 or 4 BR home on the “Holly Springs side” of Fuquay-Varina. Wide-plank laminate flooring in Living Room, Kitchen/Breakfast room and 2 secondary Bedrooms. Dining Room has 2 closets so can be 4th Bedroom or Office; has French doors and a barn door! 3 Bedrooms on 2nd floor, 2 with WIC’s.

Nice wide open fenced yard with an adorable wired “She-Shed”. Garden area in side yard as well!

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

K’nB’s Marketplace is a treasure trunk of wonders! With around 40 unique vendors in their 5,000 sq. ft. store, there is tons to see! From antique Christmas décor to vintage blankets there is something for everyone! As everyone knows it is indeed the most wonderful time of the year and K’nB’s Marketplace surely does not disappoint with their Holiday Displays!

Opened for about 11 years, Kim and her daddy Bobby have turned a small town building into a thrifting paradise! When they first bought the building it took over 9 months of renovations to finally open their first consignment store “K’nBs Brew and Browse”. Four years later we now have “K’nBs Marketplace” which then turned into housing vendors of all types.

Be sure to stop into K’nB’s Marketplace and shop around for a while and enjoy coffee from their coffee bar. They are open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm. Check out their upcoming events here! Want to become a vendor at K’nBs Marketplace? Follow this link to sign up!

Friday, October 29, 2021

Discovered in 1858 by two farmers Davey Crocket Fuquay and Stephen Fuquay while plowing their father’s farm, now a historic landmark in Fuquay-Varina. The Mineral Spring was believed to have healing powers. Travelers came from all over to indulge in the mineral waters. This historic Mineral Spring was believed to cure kidney and intestinal ailments.

Today locals and visitors still visit The Mineral Spring and it’s beauty. You will find a gazebo with easy access down to The Mineral Spring (be careful not to slip!). Picnic tables surround The Mineral Spring making it a lovely spot for an afternoon picnic!

It is a peaceful place to find yourself strolling through the park, enjoying nature, listening to the trickle of the spring fountain. We highly recommend making this a stop if you have not yet taken the time to visit.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

“Front Porch Give Back, A Community of Giving Back”

We have spent a lot of hard work on making this dream turn into reality here at Front Porch Realty. Front Porch Give Back, once just an amazing idea in Laura’s mind, once just a bunch of boxes filled with unused household supplies, once just a basement to store supplies for the business…now a place for those in need to come shop free of charge for household items.

What can you donate? Kitchen tables & chairs, coffee tables & end tables, working lamps, dressers & nightstands, small working kitchen appliances (toasters, coffee pots, microwaves, blenders, etc.), dishes, cutlery, pots & pans, glasses, gift cards, light bulbs, cleaning supplies.

Where can you donate? You may drop off at our office anytime during business hours; Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm located at 604 N. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC.

I asked Laura Moody a few questions regarding Front Porch Give Back –
1. Where did the idea come from?

“I have always wanted to “give-back” to the youth of my community as I am an adoptee myself.  My twin brother and I (as well as our older adopted brother) could have easily grown up in foster care if we had not been adopted into a loving home.  When young adults age out of our Wake county foster care system they are set up in an apartment and given only a bed and an alarm clock.

We wanted a way to be able to connect the unwanted household items of our sellers with the needs of our community’s young adults and families.  Our recipients are by referral only from our local schools, churches and anyone else wanting to help.”


2. What is a long term goal with FPGB?
“My long term goal is to keep a fully stocked office basement full of furniture and household goods so that anyone that needs help can receive it.  I would also love to have it stocked with basic cleaning supplies and other household needs a lot of us take for granted;  new sheet sets/towels, batteries, lightbulbs, flashlights, etc.”
3. How are you getting the word out?
“We are getting the word out with social media but would also love to be able to put our brochure out at other local Fuquay-Varina businesses.  We do want donors to realize we are not a “thrift shop”, we are only asking for what is listed in our post.  Recipients “shop” our household goods free of charge.”
4. Anything extra we should know about Front Porch Give Back?
“Drop off at our office Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm!”
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