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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!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Dreaming of that vacation home on the NC coast? You don’t have to wait any longer, Front Porch Realty is now a member of the Wilmington greater area MLS! We have been helping our clients for years at the coast so we have finally decided to make it official. From Topsail Island through Wrightsville, Carolina, and Kure beaches down to Oak Island and beyond, we have you covered. We are ready to help make your coastal lifestyle a reality.

Wilmington is an incredible area to call home or own a timeless investment. Ever think about owning an airbnb? Have a student attending UNCW? There is always a traffic flow of visitors, tourists and locals.

The area has so much to offer and we’re not just talking about the beach. Take the time to check out their Historic Downtown area where you’ll get to taste fresh local seafood and regional specialties at locally owned restaurants and pubs. Go out on the town with family and friends, you will have the time of your life.

Then when you’re looking for more mellow activities to do, there are historic tours and cruises you can go on. You may come to find one that will take you across the river and aboard the Battleship North Carolina! Every second will be a new adventure.

Check out this amazing view of Wrightsville Beach!

Just adore the area? We can help you in the coastal areas as well as inland in the communities and beaches surrounding Wilmington and beyond.

Contact us today and we will get you started!

Filed under: Community | Tips for Buyers
Monday, August 10, 2020

We are hosting our Annual Back to School Supply Drive here at our Front Porch Realty office in Fuquay-Varina! Whether the kids will be going to school this fall or studying at your kitchen table they will still need the proper materials. Let us come together as a community to support these young students. All donations will be collected throughout the month of August and will be donated to schools in Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina.

For those being home-schooled we are open for you to drop by the office and pick up some supplies as well!

Here are some ideas of items you can donate:

  • Notebooks
  • Agendas / Planners
  • Backpacks
  • Pencils and Erasers
  • Pencils Cases / Pouches
  • Pens – Blue, Black, and Red
  • Pocket Folders
  • Binders
  • Highlighters
  • Glue
  • Rulers
  • Index Cards
  • Coloring Materials – Markers, Crayons, and Colored Pencils
  • Scissors

 

Thank you again for your help! The students,teachers and families will be grateful for this act of kindness. We can’t wait to deliver the supplies to our local schools!

If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact us!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Fuquay-Varina is BOOMING with New Construction homes all over town. From spec designs ready for move-in to custom builds with options to add your own personal touch. Purchasing a new home has many perks and there is certainly no shortage of new homes in the Fuquay-Varina area!

Most importantly, you as a Buyer can have absolutely FREE representation for your new home community purchase. The on-site agents are working for the builders and cannot represent your best interests. Front Porch Realty Brokers are seasoned Buyer Agents that can help you every step of the way and look out for YOU! Be sure and let us know if you are interested in purchasing a new home and we will get you started!

Whether you are looking to be close to shopping for convenience or maybe being close to your child’s school is important to you, maybe you want a large yard or no yard at all, new neighborhoods are popping up all over so rest assured we can find you what you are looking for. Fuquay-Varina neighborhoods have walking trails, swimming pools, clubhouses, community gardens and so much more.

Here are a few of the many New Construction Communities in Fuquay-Varina:

SUNSET BLUFFS – Bryan Properties:

  • Walking Trails to Bass Lake
  • Devil’s Ridge Golf Course
  • Clubhouse Access for Gatherings

 

CLICK HERE to check out the new homes available in Sunset Bluffs TODAY

STONECREEK – Pulte Homes:

  • Ranch and Two-Story Designs
  • Easy commute to Downtown Raleigh
  • Close to Parks, Playgrounds, and Picnic Shelters

 

CLICK HERE to check out the new homes available in Stonecreek TODAY

NORTH LAKES – Terramore Homes:

  • Options for customizing
  • Recreation Center: Pool, Playground, Fun Water Features
  • Ranch & Two-Story Home Plans

 

CLICK HERE to check out the new homes available in North Lakes TODAY

LAKE VIEW – Meritage Homes:

  • Quick Move-In Homes
  • Energy Efficient
  • Water Saving Features
  • UV-Blocking Windows

 

CLICK HERE to check out what’s available in Lake View TODAY

PARTIN PLACE – KB Homes:

  • Community Pool and Cabana
  • Close to Major Freeways and Downtown Raleigh
  • New Willow Springs Elementary School
  • Convenient local shopping and a short drive from Downtown Fuquay-Varina

 

CLICK HERE to check out new homes available in Partin Place TODAY

THEYS MILL – Smith Douglas:

  • Close to Downtown Fuquay-Varina
  • Spacious, Open Concept Area Designs
  • Near Award-Winning Wake County Public School District

 

CLICK HERE to check out homes available in Theys Mill TODAY

Front Porch Realty is here to help, Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation today!

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020


This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home was just listed in a convenient Triangle location! Stunning laminate floors in this open, transitional ranch plan. The large living area is open to the kitchen /dining area complete with granite, stainless steel appliances, and custom soft-close cabinets.


Enjoy your rocking chair front porch as well as a screened in porch in the back overlooking your private fenced in yard!


All of this situated on a 1/3 acre cul-de-sac lot and very convenient to the US 70 bypass. Offered at an exceptional price of $227,000.

Contact us today for your private showing. Here is the listing agent, Donya Clark, to give you a sneak peak!

Filed under: Community | Uncategorized
Monday, December 2, 2019

Fuquay-Varina is buzzing around the Holidays! Front Porch Realty is your Local Realtor® and we’re here to you keep you in the know of all the activities going on around Our Town.

First up is the Town Tree Lighting, Thursday December 5th at 6:00 pm. This is FREE to the public and Fun for all! Located in the parking lot across from The Mason Jar Tavern and Shoppes on Main. There will be performances by local choral groups, an ice-skating rink (from 4 pm – 9 pm), sledding (from 5 pm – 9 pm), and a visit from Santa himself! And a Downtown Sleigh Ride beginning at 6 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the FVDA office located at 108 Raleigh St. on Dec. 4 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $3 per person with a maximum of 4 tickets. First come, first served basis. This event is Sponsored by the Town of Fuquay-Varina.

Coming up Friday, December 6th at 7:30 pm & Saturday the 7th at 3:00 pm is the Fuquay-Varina Chorale Holiday Concert. Tickets are available online here and at the Fuquay Varina Arts Center.

Next up is the Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade,Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 3:00 pm in Downtown Fuquay. The parade route will begin at the corner of Fuquay Avenue and Academy Streets (by Williford Funeral Home), and finish up right here at the Front Porch Realty office at the corner of Woodrow and Main Streets. This event is rain or shine! Check out the parade route map here.

The Christmas Parade is followed up by the Dasher’s After Party on Depot Street. The Mill will have hot chocolate, food trucks and adult beverages available while shopping the Stocking Stuffer Market. Don’t forget to wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater for the Ugly Sweater Contest and fun prizes and of course bring the kiddos for FREE pictures with Santa!

Happy Holidays From Our Family To Yours!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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!

Monday, October 14, 2019

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®!

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