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Friday, September 10, 2021

One of the best events known to happen in Fuquay-Varina is The Mill Market!

Triangle Pop-Up hosts various markets throughout the triangle and surrounding areas, but this is where it all started! Creative director, Sarah Moody made Triangle Pop-Up in support of local artists and has worked hard to do so over the years. She now has a 4 member team helping her expand.

You can find all sorts of quality handmade goods at The Mill Market from food, candles to jewelry. You are sure to discover a fun treat that will draw you back each time the market is held. Not only can you shop but The Mill features $3 Mimosas so you can sip and shop. To top it all off, a local artist performs which really sets the mood! It is truly an experience for friends, family, and all ages.

If you are wanting to become a vendor or simply know more you can inquire by going to the Triangle Pop-Up website when you click HERE.

Front Porch Realty has been honored to sponsor The Mill Market and would love to see you there! Stop by and say hey to one of your agents! You’ll get a free “swag” bag to carry all of your goodies and talk to some of the best Real Estate Professionals in the area!

UPCOMING POP-UPs YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS:

Saturday, September 11 (11:00am – 3:00pm) : Pop-Up for Pups at Big Boss Brewery
1249 Wicker Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27604
Click Here to learn more!

Saturday, September 18 (10:00am – 2:00pm) : The Mill Market at The Mill
146 S Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Click Here to learn more!
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Let’s take a peek inside the local housing market in Fuquay-Varina, Raleigh, and all surrounding areas in the Triangle. You may notice housing inventory is at an all time low right now. Front Porch Realty has seen both sides of the market including the good and the bad and the ugly. With the housing market as crazy as it is lately, we find ourselves writing fantastic offers to buyers that do not make the winning bid along and on top of that some of our listings are selling without the buyer having one showing!

With advertisements for so many services popping up every other website I am sure you have come across the “online, easy way to sell your home” ads, maybe even before you came to this blog post. Sure, it may sound amazing to not have to prep your home to be sold and you may be surprised with how much equity you may have. The one thing we can assure you of – listing your home with a local real estate agent and letting your home go on the open market will net even more equity than online. There are quite a few catches to these online real estate companies you may not even be aware of including charging upwards of 10% commission on top all kinds of hidden fees. Think of it like this, they are making their money on the front end then will go turn around and immediately sell your house for more.

Please talk to your local Real Estate Agent, you will be surprised to find there is not much prep to be done to sell your home! Heck, most homes are selling “as is” without the buyer even seeing the home in person! Your local real estate professional will have a much better insight on your local market versus an online company that most likely is out of state and has zero clue of the local housing market in your area. At the end of the day, there will be hidden fees, service charges, inspections fees, that could cost you from 6%-13%…NO THANKS!

If you’re thinking of selling, now is a fantastic time! FRONT PORCH REALTY Owner and Broker-in-charge, Laura Moody, recently had a chat with one of our FRONT PORCH REALTY agents, Melissa Zappia. See what they had to say HERE!

Contact us for more about the real estate market or sign-up for our MONTHLY NEWSLETTER where you’ll stay up to date on community events, new listings and what’s happening in the real estate world – click HERE.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

This gem is located right in the HEART of the Historic District of downtown Fuquay-Varina. Walk to coffee shops, parks, restaurants, breweries, retail and more. The owner’s have taken great care of this home and it shows, the kitchen and baths have been beautufully updated to give it an open, light feel.

This home has a surprisingly roomy floor plan with a walk-in Laundry Room / Pantry, lots of closet space and even a 3rd floor walk-up attic READY to be finished for all kinds of possibilities; Bonus Room, Office, 3rd Bedroom…

The back deck gives ample privacy for enjoying summer nights or morning coffee, there is even room for a little garden.

LET US KNOW if you would like to schedule a private viewing of this home, we are positive it is not going to last long!

Friday, July 30, 2021

New custom built homes have become a HOT topic throughout the Triangle and we highly recommend having a Buyer’s Agent helping you through your home buying process of a new construction home!

Front Porch Realty Brokers Teresa Ennis and Laura Moody recently chatted about what it really means to have an agent on your side when purchasing a home. We encourage our buyer clients to browse through new construction neighborhoods, we just want you to be aware that the “on-site” agents in the model homes WORK FOR THE BUILDER.  It is perfectly fine to get information and pricing from them, just remember not to talk to them about anything you would not want the builder to know, they legally have a fiduciary duty to the builder they represent. At first communication at a new construction neighborhood be sure and tell the on-site agent that you have an agent representing you. You will likely need to fill out a form with your info as well as your agent’s info.

Your Front Porch agent will suggest you have a pre-drywall home inspection as well as a finished home inspection. You are making a huge investment!  No worries, we will set this all up for you and coordinate the timing with the builder. We also highly recommend a new survey, the one the builder will give you at closing will be from before the home was built. You will want an accurate updated survey, especially if you plan on putting up a fence in the future.

Front Porch Realty has 25 + years of experience selling new construction homes in the Fuquay-Varina area and the best part is our representation as your Buyer’s Agent won’t cost you a thing!

View Teresa and Laura’s video chat HERE.

View the North Carolina Real Estate Commission Working With Real Estate Agents HERE.

If you are looking for some great support in your search of a new construction home, our real estate professionals are happy to help get you started!

Contact us at 919-577-0175 or learn more by sending us a message HERE.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

FRONT PORCH REALTY agent, Donya Clark and FRONT PORCH REALTY Owner and Broker-in-charge, Laura Moody, recently had a discussion about appraisal addendums and how they’ve become quite important when putting in an offer. The market is tough for our buyers right now and FRONT PORCH REALTY agents understand the challenges of putting in a winning offer!

Multiple offers are being submitted for homes these days, often at sales prices much higher than what we believe the homes will appraise for. The buyer’s lender will NOT loan more money than the value of the home is worth and this is determined by a licensed real estate appraiser. To assure the sellers that you will not use a low appraisal to try and re-negotiate your terms, an APPRAISAL ADDENDUM can be added to the Offer To Purchase. This attorney written addendum lets the homeowner know the buyer is willing to pay their offer price regardless of what the home appraises for. In other words, the buyer has the cash difference available to bring to closing if the appraised value ends up coming in less than their offered price.

Watch Donya and Laura’s video chat HERE.

All of our FRONT PORCH REALTY agents strive to make buying a home a positive and professional experience for you. With interest rates at all time lows, its a great time to purchase a home, just make sure you have an agent on your side, Buyer’s Agency representation will not cost you a thing at FRONT PORCH REALTY!

Begin your home search now by calling or messaging our Agent on Duty today!
919-577-0175 or send us an email HERE.

Monday, July 12, 2021

We are all excited to see our local economy up and running again, however our housing market is still facing many challenges!

The new market update shows us just how low our inventory of homes is; less than a 1- or zero-months’ supply across all price points.  We included “Coming Soon” listings in our “Active” supply numbers, “Coming Soon” status means the home cannot be shown to any buyers yet, the owners are getting them ready for the market. Our local buyers are so desperate for a home they are buying them sight unseen, across all price points!  As of this writing, we ONLY have 119 homes for sale currently in Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina according to our local TMLS, and that includes any advertised new construction that may not even be built yet.

View our Q2 Market Update HERE.

Front Porch Realty has added 3 brokers to our office this year, including one at the North Carolina coast. We now have 12 professional real estate brokers to help you, your relatives, co-workers, employees, and neighbors. Please consider Front Porch Realty YOUR LOCAL go to real estate company. Don’t forget to LIKE US on Facebook and Instagram if you haven’t already! Let us know if you are thinking of selling your home, it is a fantastic time to maximize that equity!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We are halfway through the year and Independence Day is already here! 2021 has been a wild ride and we are happy to see Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs consistently growing with new developments and more people moving to town. With businesses opening up more, it’s great feeling like things are coming back to normal! If you’re in the area we have quite the list of events for you this year!

Fuquay-Varina Independence Day

We have all been waiting for this! Awesome music, amazing local food vendors and the outstanding fireworks! The Town of Fuquay-Varina is going all out this year to celebrate and we are so excited.

Saturday, July 3rd from 6pm to 10pm
South Park
900 S Main St, Fuquay-Varina NC 27526

 

Stars, Stripes, and Sunflowers

It’s sunflower season and they are kicking things off with one heck of a concert! Bring your own chairs or blanket to enjoy the music. You will have 5 acre’s of sunflowers to walk through and take photos. It’ll be one BIG party with local breweries coming in and serving their best drinks for the summer!

Friday, July 2nd from 6pm to 11pm
CATHIS Farm Events
544 Falcon Rd, Lillington NC 27546

 

Holly Springs Independence Day

Continue the celebration out in Holly Springs! Nothing can beat the 20 various food trucks they’ll be having or the live music that will be going on. Bring family and friends to see the best firework show to come!

Monday, July 5th at 6pm
Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park
Grigsby Ave, Holly Springs, NC 27540

 

Fuquay Fireworks Pre-Party

Join the pre-celebration party at Oaklyn Springs Brewery! There will be drinks and you’ll be able to get a bite of some authentic Chicago style hotdogs with some veggie styled options. This will be a great stop if you’re feeling really hungry!

Saturday, July 3rd from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Oaklyn Springs Brewery
2912 N Main St. Suite 100, Fuquay-Varina 27526

We hope you all have an amazing 4th of July weekend!!!

Friday, June 18, 2021

Did you run out of ideas for Father’s Day? Don’t worry Front Porch Realty has your back! We have two great events going on in the Fuquay-Varina area. You have to love these local small businesses coming up with new things to-do.

WANDER MARKET

This Sunday at the Oaklyn Spring Brewery in Fuquay there will be local artists, live music, slow roasted meats from Wandering Moose food truck & some of the best beer in the Triangle will make for a unique way to hang with the Dad’s in your life. This event is fur baby friendly so bring the whole family to enjoy the day and celebrate dads!

Date: Sunday, June 20th
Address: 2912 N Main St. Suite 100, Fuquay-Varina NC 27526
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm

DAD PARTY

The Mason Jar Lager company is hosting their very own Dad Party! All are invited: dad’s, soon to be dad’s, and those celebrating dad’s! LITE is returning this summer and having a special father’s day release. Jeffrey Amendola of Amendola Family Cigars will be here rolling and selling his cigars. And La Republica will be serving their delicious food all afternoon!

Date: Sunday, June 20th
Address: 341 E Broad St. Suite 1051, Fuquay-Varina NC 27526
Time: 12 pm – 5 pm

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Home Sweet Home at 218 Ballentine Street | Fuquay-Varina, NC 

This vibrant cottage home has everything you need from an open floor plan to a gorgeous backyard! It has been newly-fenced and recently remodeled making the home feel like new. There’s a great amount of space between the living area and kitchen. No bumping into anyone as you walk around. Once you make it to the deck out back you won’t be able to resist how amazing the greenery is all around the home!

The current owners love the“landscaping and outdoor space, all the natural lighting that comes through inside the house and huge yard for entertaining guests!”

There is plenty of room to gather and relax on the sprawling deck. Downtown Fuquay-Varina is just a short walk for some dinner and shopping. When you’re home you will feel a great amount of privacy but due to the location you get to be close to town which it makes it so easy for running errands.

The home sold in 48 hours and is now UNDER CONTRACT but if you are in search of a home similar to this one contact us HERE. One of our real estate professionals can get you started on the process as soon as you’re ready!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Love the outdoors? Are you and your family excited to get out this summer after the long quarantine days? The perfect place is closer than you think.

Fuquay has 20 recreation parks and 500 acres of land to be explored. You can even pick the park that best suits you and your family! Each park is unique with its own mix of possible outdoor activities. Some parks include picnic shelters, parks, baseball/softball fields, and/or tennis courts.

Hilltop Needmore Town Park & Preserve is one of the best parks you can go to for riding your bike or for going on walks. They have numerous trails and open from sunrise to sunset. You can find a variety of plants as well as animals through the trails making it a great spot for photography. Just be careful not to get too close!

It’s a place to relax, exercise and just be able to enjoy. Some residents come together at the park to have yoga sessions or the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association will hold events at the park. You can visit their website to see the latest events to come or SIGN UP for our monthly newsletter to stay up to date on things to do in Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs!

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