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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
919.628.7145

zappiasellsnc@gmail.com

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 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!”
Monday, October 25, 2021

Located at 121 Raleigh St. in Downtown Fuquay-Varina you will come across a quaint little store that holds not only a Family Optical, but also possibly the cutest gift shop around! Wild Hare Gifts consists of high-end, quality, unique, hand-made gifts and home décor. What’s even better than one cute, unique gift shop? TWO unique gift shops! For All Things Southern is another gift shop located inside the Family Optical that offers high-end, locally and regionally sourced gifts along with some beautiful vintage goodies.

When you arrive at Wild Hare Gifts, you are greeted with full smiles and OUTSTANDING customer service. The store is set up perfectly, just the right amount of space with tons of fun things to look at I will be honest, your eye could wander for days! They have all local and regional products marked with a label that says “Made In NC” for easier findings. They keep us up-to-date with their seasons; fall time equals tons of pumpkins, apple scented candles, and some fun fall-time treats! I cannot wait to visit during Christmas time, I can only imagine how majestic the store will be decorated.

One of the coolest things I ran across while inside the store browsing was coffee roast from 321 Coffee. 321 Coffee was founded by a group of NC State students who had a passion for creating employment for adults with IDD. From pop-ups at the student union serving Starbucks coffee to now running a coffee shop at the NC Farmer’s Market, they employ over 30 adults! This is SUCH an awesome cause and so glad to be able to support 321 Coffee at Wild Hare Gifts.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

It’s no wonder our sales prices are soaring, at this time there are only 124 homes active on the market in Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs. This includes our Coming Soon status! Wake county Register of Deeds just reported our median sales price jumped a whopping 25% in September to $390,000. In our SW Wake market; median days on market is 4, and median sales price to list price is $110%. There are currently no new construction single family homes under $400,000 being built in our area of the county, all are attached townhomes or condos and are being sold as they barely break ground.

Front Porch Realty just finished the numbers for our Q3 Market Update and we had to check all them twice. We are at SUCH a low inventory it is getting scary, no pun intended I promise! I am sure you have a heard a little buzz of our housing market beginning to “catch up” a little, well not here locally in Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.

View our Q3 MARKET UPDATE HERE.

How long is this going to last, and can our re-sale homes get any higher priced?
Good question! I do think our prices will continue their swift upward trend, however I do believe they will slow somewhat. Did we ever think our homes would be selling $10,000-$100,000 over list price regardless of appraised value?

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, if you have not followed us on social media, please do to stay up to date to date on our LOCAL happenings. If you don’t receive our monthly e-newsletter yet, let us know and we will sign you up!

Monday, October 11, 2021

Fuquay-Varina’s very own indoor Biergarten with southern hospitality! The owners, Mike and Anne moved to the area in 2017 and surely enough agree it is the BEST decision they have ever made. They opened TCB with much knowledge in brewing their own beer and running a similar spot prior. Inside you will find plenty of games, beautiful seating areas with low-lighting, coolers full of all types of beers and in case you get a craving for something salty, they offer a gigantic Bavarian pretzel, YUM! The Biergarten will often have local food trucks so be sure to follow their social media pages to see when your favorite will be visiting!

TCB is passionate about being dog-friendly! Bring in your pup and enjoy the surroundings. We support local K-9 rescues and are dedicated to providing a safe and unique experience for our “fur-baby” patrons, inside and outside of our venue. In fact, we even have a selection of “beers” & treats crafted for our four-legged friends.”

They also have a special donation box for any extra doggie supplies! Follow RoarNC for more information, they also have a Facebook page!

Friday, October 8, 2021

Fuquay-Varina is filling up with all sorts of fun activities for date night out, family night out, team building outings, etc. The newest addition to activity based venues that are popping up is family-owned Inner Beast Hatchet House. The newest axe throwing spot is right here in wonderful downtown Fuquay near shopping, food, and breweries.

What all should you expect at Inner Beast Hatchet House? TONS of excitement, that is for sure! They offer projection based games for throwing your axe at such as Zombie Shootout, Tic-Tac-Toe, Cornhole, and so many more! Never thrown an axe before? Not to worry, they have AXEperts that will check you in and demonstrate the safe and proper way to throw your axe. If you need to quench your hunger or thirst during this time, not to worry! Inner Beast Hatchet House offers canned beer, water, and snacks!

When you go to their website to sign up for a time-slot, ensure you properly fill out your waiver before you head over there! You may book either a 60 minute slot or a 90 minute slot, this will be timed for you while you are throwing. They also offer bigger party bookings such as birthdays, work social events, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc. Be sure to check them out, YOU DO NOT want to miss this new fun edition to Fuquay-Varina.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Growing up in North Carolina is a unique and wonderful experience, ask anyone. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the crystal coast beaches you have the best of both worlds. Right in the middle of it all is the State capital, Raleigh which is just outside of our town of Fuquay-Varina.

One thing North Carolina is big on is tradition. Every year the North Carolina State Fair is held in Raleigh at the Fairgrounds. Crowds gather at the fair grounds to enjoy rides, food, free entertainment, and plenty more. Last year was an unprecedented time for everyone and unfortunately the State Fair could not be held as usual. They did find a way to continue the tradition by offering a small variety of the usual fair food vendors but it was nothing like we are used to. This year the N.C. State Fair is back and better than ever!

 

The 2021 N.C. State Fair will be held from Oct. 14 – Oct. 24, tickets are on sale now, click here! Whether you are a thrill seeker or a teacup rider or just enjoy eating copious amounts of food it is a fun-for-all-ages event! With over 90 rides this year including tons of new ones, NEW FOOD VENDORS, and tons more, don’t miss the fun in 2021! 

DO THESE BRISKET MAC AND CHEESE EGGROLLS BY FATBOYS BBQ NOT LOOK DELICIOUS?!?!

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