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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

In Front Porch Realty’s 25 year history, there has never been a better time to sell your home than in today’s market! We have a low inventory of homes across all price points and an influx of buyers from all over the country. Super hot LOW interest rates are adding to our buyer pool as first time buyers strive to leave their high-priced rentals and apartments. Multiple offers within days, and even hours, way above list prices are fast becoming the “norm” at FRONT PORCH REALTY.

According to our latest Triangle MLS stats, our local inventory is down a whopping 80% from 2020 and our Days on Market is down 68%! Not only is Front Porch Realty selling our listings extremely quickly, we are also accepting offers way over list price with the buyers signing appraisal addendums willing to pay their offer prices regardless of what their lender’s appraised value comes in. Below is a snapshot of February’s 2021 Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs MLS activity, courtesy of our local Triangle MLS.

 

 

Thinking about selling this year but not quite ready? Our “COMING SOON” option may be the perfect solution for you! Potential Buyers are able to get a “sneak peak” of your home before you are ACTIVE on the market ensuring a very quick sale with mimimum showing exposure of your home.

Find out what your home is worth HERE, no obligation, just info, we are LOCAL experts and are here to help!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

2020 has been quite the year for surprises and hardships and we are all ready to bid it farewell! FRONT PORCH REALTY has been working hard to find some great New Year’s options and wanted to share what we have found with all of you! All are held locally within the Triangle. If you’ve been stuck at home and just dying to get out and do something fun, now is the time to do so!

New Year’s Eve Five Course Meal – Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing

From 4:30pm to 9pm (201 S Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603)

Enjoy a special evening at the Wye Hill. Wind down, relax and socialize (at a distance of course). Bring your friends or family to join you as you spend your last moments of 2020 together! For safe distancing the setting will be held outside on their heated, covered and cozy patio. It’ll be a perfect night as you enjoy the 5 course meal they will be serving and their amazing dessert to top it off.

New Year’s Eve Light Show – Holland Road Lights

Starts at 5:30pm (409 Holland Rd, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526)

A fun-filled drive by experience as Holland Road Lights wraps up another season with an outstanding show. Enjoy a spectacular light show and hear hard hitting beats, nothing will stop those hips from moving! There will even be free glow sticks while supply lasts!

WRAL Nights of LightsWRAL TV

Starts at 5:30pm ( 2105 Umstead Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603)

Take a drive through Dorothea Dix Park and check out the mile long holiday lighting. You can’t get any safer than watching the show from your car. Don’t miss the last day to see it!

N.W.L. Un-New Years Eve Party – Niche Wine Lounge

From 6pm to 10pm (109 N Main St, Holly Springs, NC 27540)

Toast at 8:30pm for the New Year! Eat good food and jam to live music played by Liz Reedy. Festivities will take place on their heated outdoor seating area.

Lights On The Meadow Lights On the Meadow

From 6pm to 9pm (9301 Hay Meadow Ct, Raleigh, NC 27603)

This family began sharing their joy 23 years ago! Celebrate with them and see their light show. You may even see some favorite characters such as Frosty, Rudolph, and Mickey and catch a glimpse of Santa himself. They have over 40 inflatables to enjoy! You will want to tune to channel 88.3 FM to listen as the lights dance to the music. This will be a fantastic treat for the kids!

A Night To Remember, A Year to Forget – Tin Roof Raleigh

Starts at 6pm (304 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603)

Come join the crew as they toast 2020 goodbye and say “hello” to the new year! Table reservation will be required. They will have packages that include Champagne for the Table, Appetizer Platter, your choice of Domestic Bucket of Beer or Bucket of Seltzers. Fees will apply once you reserve.

HAPPY NEW YEAR from our FRONT PORCH family to yours!
We are here for you for any local real estate need you may have! Let us know HERE!

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!

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®!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

What is Labor Day and why do we celebrate? There have been several official start dates for Labor Day. It seems it actually started in Toronto, Canada in 1872 before being celebrated for the first time in New York City in 1882. Oregon was the first state to make it an official holiday in 1887. Labor Day began as a demonstration for workers rights but has evolved into a celebration and recognition of the last unofficial day of summer and officially the last appropriate time to wear white. Although, Emily Post says that’s not true anymore, especially in warmer climates like ours here in North Carolina. So go ahead and wear your white shoes, pants, anything you want and celebrate!

Here are a few activities we found happening in the Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs area for the holiday.

Rock Solid Warrior Labor Day Grand Opening Celebration is happening Monday, September 2nd from 7am – 1130pm. Check here for more details! Something for all ages and fitness levels!

5-Year Anniversary Walk Around Bass Lake! Monday, September 2nd at 630pm. Come on out for a 1.75 mile walk and celebrate the 5-year anniversary of this meet-up group! This is a great event for first-timers to come out and meet some fellow members. As always, dogs and kids are more than welcome to come along as well. We will go counter-clockwise around the lake, so if you arrive late, just head clockwise and eventually we will run into each other.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Front Porch Realty and Front Porch Realty Holly Springs have once again teamed up with the local Coldwell Banker HPW office to gather school supplies for local schools. Our school supply drive has always been extremely successful, thanks to all of you! The students and the teachers are extremely grateful for our support!

We will collect through the month of August. Drop off locations include:
Front Porch Realty Fuquay-Varina office – 604 N Main Street Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Coldwell Banker HPW office – 528 N Main Street Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Front Porch Realty Holly Springs office – 208 Premier Drive Holly Springs, NC 27540

School supply lists:
Fuquay-Varina Elementary School
Fuquay-Varina Middle School
Holly Ridge Elementary
Herbert Akins Elementary
Lincoln Heights Elementary

The lists above can give you an idea of what the students and teachers need this year. But don’t feel like you have to stick strictly to these lists. We’ll take any new items and make sure they get delivered to the right people. Thank you again for your help in this way! This is something we look forward to every year.

Monday, June 10, 2019

There’s something for everyone in Lakestone Village!

This quaint neighborhood sits just North of the town of Fuquay-Varina right off of Highway 401 / Main Street. Established in 2004, Lakestone offers a variety of home styles and price ranges from the $200,000’s to the $400,000’s. Most are on small lots giving the neighborhood a Charleston feel complete with porches and tree-lined streets. Lakestone offers an easy commute to Raleigh, Fayetteville and is even a short 120 minute ride to North Carolina’s coast. Lakestone Village also has a high walk-ablilty score; take an evening stroll to Kohls, Applebees or several other retail establishments and restaurants nearby.

The concept for Lakestone Village incorporates single family homes, town homes, and a Village Center with quaint shops and services offered. Those who aren’t familiar with the neighborhood might not know there are two beautiful natural lakes in the “Village-Style” community with walking paths. There is also a gazebo, childrens park and a swimming pool. The L.E.A.K (Lakestone Events and Activities Planning committee) puts on regular social events for residents including pool parties, egg hunts, yard sales and more! See what they offer here.

Click here for what is currently ACTIVE on the market in LAKESTONE VILLAGE and be sure to let us know if you would like to view any of these homes or any others available in neighborhoods just like this one.

Front Porch Realty has listed 1629 Lake Glen Drive, in Lakestone Village and we can help you buy or sell any home in the area. Feel free to contact us a HERE!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Are you ready to Run the Quay? Yes, it’s true this Chamber of Commerce sponsored Annual event has been going on every year for the last 15 years, it’s a tradition! How about the brand new Downtown Cooldown, happening at the same time in downtown Varina? Well, here’s all the info you need to get ready!

The Chamber is anticipating over 1,000 runners this year! Check out the race routes, and come out to cheer on your favorite brave runners! Then, head on over to Varina to Celebrate. There will be something for everyone at this FREE family friendly event including food trucks galore, Live music, kids activities like a bounce house, Fhairy Sparkles Hair, yard games, and even the Stormy Mascot from the Carolina Hurricanes!

We hope to see you all there!

Run the Quay – Saturday, June 1st, from 9am – 2pm.
Downtown Cooldown – downtown Varina at the old Stephen’s Hardware 9am -2pm

Register here for the 5K, 10K, or the Kids Fun Run – REGISTER

Pick up your race packets here
Thursday, May 30th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm @ Omega Sports Cary Crossroads
Friday, May 31st, 4:00 – 7:00 pm @ GNC of Fuquay-Varina
Saturday, June 1st – Starts at 6:00 am at race site

Parking & Course Maps
PARKING MAP
STREET CLOSURE MAP
10K COURSE
5K COURSE MAP

Register here to VOLUNTEER

FOOD TRUCKS AND BOOTHS
Aloha Shave Ice
Brooklyn Boys Pizza
Corner Boys BBQ
Dusty Donuts
Las Gringas
Pints Ice Cream
Qspresso Cuban & Latino Fusion
TJ’s Kitchen
Tropical Delights
Aviator Brewing Company, Inc.
Fainting Goat Brewing Co.
Vicious Fishes Brewery

Friday, May 3, 2019

The Senior Services Council and the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce has organized and hosted the annual Senior Services Expo 2019 in Fuquay-Varina. This year’s event will be held at Fire Station #1 (301 S Fuquay Ave.) in the heart of the downtown Fuquay retail district Monday, May 6th from 10 am – 2 pm.

Seniors and care-givers will have access to over 40 providers at the resource fair. They’ll offer insight, expertise and solutions for aging adults and their loved ones. A shredding truck will also be on site to provide shredding services at no cost.

So come out on Monday, bring your paper to be shredded and grab some friends! Stop by the Front Porch Realty booth and say hi! We’ll have experienced agents there all day to discuss selling your home.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mark your calendars and come on out to the first ever downtown Holly Springs “SpringsFest” and North Carolina Spring Classic Run! The day will begin with the NC Spring Classic run, which consists of both an 8K and 16K race. The run will begin at Sugg Farm Park and finishes in downtown Holly Springs, as the festival is starting. For more information on the race click here.

The SpringsFest is hosted by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce. The theme for the first festival will be, ‘Celebrate Our Past; Embrace Our Future!’ The festival is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in downtown Holly Springs. And will finish at 4 p.m. There will be vendor tents, food trucks, a beer garden and Car and Truck Show. This free event is expected to welcome thousands of people into the heart of Holly Springs to showcase the town’s recent downtown development. See the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce website or their Facebook event link for more information.

Front Porch Realty will be there and have agents available if anyone wants to talk about how we can help you, start the process of buying or selling a home. Stop by our booth for a goodie, we can’t wait to see you there!

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