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Friday, June 4, 2021

Looking for something a little different? You have to try out Little Portugal! Owned by Rosemary and Helder Pereira, you are going to feel like you are right at home in their restaurant.

If you haven’t had Portuguese food then what better way to have your first taste than at Little Portugal. It’s rare to find authentic food around town.

One of the top sellers off their MENU are the pastries, like their custard tart dessert! They are quick to sell out so make sure to stop by before they run out. They do hold a variety of pastries, cheese and sausages that you can purchase while your food is being made.

Little Portugal & Appliance Rehab are celebrating their first birthday and are inviting you to come join them! It is also to celebrate Fuquay-Varina’s first ever Dia De Portugal (Portugal Day). They will have food, activities and live music for this family affair.

Event Details:
Dia De Portugal
June 12th, 2021
12 pm – 5 pm
736 N. Main St. Fuquay-Varina, NC

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Are you a juice fanatic or trying to improve your eating habits? This is the spot for you. It’s FRESH, it’s HEALTHY and it’s ORGANIC! Juicehaus has quickly become one of our local favorites located in the center of Downtown Varina within walking distance of our office. Their juices are designed to target specific body systems which we find amazing. The perfect “pick me up” for yourself on a busy day or for someone you know that is feeling under the weather. Their drinks are also perfect for that pre and post workout.

The JUICEHAUS MENU gives you an endless variety of beverage options to choose from. From their Kombucha on draft to Cultivate Coffee. We love seeing local shops working together!

Don’t miss one of the Juichaus’ latest trends, the Clear and the Develop, perfect for helping your exocrine and digestive systems. Of course, you can always Build Your Own; Choose any fruit or vegetable to add to your juice along with any organic boost support for any of your body’s systems!

 

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Monday, April 19, 2021
Traditionally SPRING is the time of year homeowners start thinking about getting their homes ready to sell.  Around Fuquay-Varina, it’s a SPRING housing market all year long!   I can’t even remember a time we saw a season of sluggish real estate sales.  Even with our record low inventory of homes for sale in Fuquay-Varina, there are some traditional home prep items you don’t want to skip.
Lots of us remember those dreaded days of Mom’s “Spring Cleaning”…this is when all of the curtains came down and the mop buckets came out.  Who remembers washing down all of the walls of your house along with every inch of baseboard and every window inside and out?  Well, Mom was right, the absolute first item to tackle when preparing your home for the market is making it smell and look clean and clutter free. Usually this task can be easily mastered by just taking it one room at a time.
The number one item we suggest when we are called to a home to help a seller prepare for hitting the market is PAINT.  By far, a fresh coat of paint gives the single greatest return on your list of home improvement projects.  We highly recommend hiring a professional, this is no time for that brush mark on the ceiling or splatter on the door.  The professionals will get the job done swiftly and you may even decide you don’t want to sell when they are finished!
Besides any obvious repairs that may be needed, another big “must” before hitting the market is to freshen up your curb appeal.  This is best done by standing on the street and looking at your home. What catches your eye?  Pull those weeds, trim those bushes, plant some color.  This will take a weekend but will be well worth it!  We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, your buyer is most likely going to start online with photos, lots of them, and believe me they will look at them often and very closely.
We are currently experiencing a frenzy of homebuyers that would like to live in Fuquay-Varina, we have less than a 1 month supply of homes on the market at all price points.  If you are thinking of selling we encourage you to speak with a local real estate professional to learn how they can help you achieve your goals.
Call us NOW at 919-577-0175 and we can help you sell your home TODAY!
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Q1 2021 is looking a lot like Q1 2020 with our LOCAL robust Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs real estate sales and extremely low inventory. Continued low interest rates along with some “recovery” from Covid has added to our un-balanced market. New construction neighborhoods have had to slow down sales by releasing only a limited number of lots per month as home construction materials continue to be harder and harder to come by.

Take a look at our quarterly MARKET UPDATE HERE. Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions to add to our report!

This quarter’s numbers show just how un-balanced our market is; as I write this report there are only 80 homes ACTIVE on the market right now for sale in all of Fuquay-Varina, Wake county and there are 459 homes UNDER CONTRACT. (Per our Triangle Multiple Listing Service). As an office we are continuing to see multiple offers above sale prices and homes being sold way above appraised values. Buyers are having to make super strong offers with high due-diligence funds and short due-diligence periods, we just put a town home under contract with $15,000 due diligence!

We are here to help you, your relatives, co-workers, employees, and neighbors. Please consider Front Porch Realty YOUR LOCAL real estate professionals! Please LIKE US on Facebook and Instagram if you haven’t already and please let us know if we can help you get moving too!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Spring is finally here and Easter is coming! You know here at Front Porch Realty, how much we love to support our local community. This weekend will be packed full of events and we have curated a list of options for you if you needed some ideas. The list focuses on the Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs areas. From sweet hopping events to Sunday services. 

Piney Grove Baptist Church

  • Sunrise Service – The Break of Dawn
    (Sun, April 4th 6:45am – 7:30am)
    Start your Easter with a sunrise service outdoors! It’ll be a cozy morning. Watch the sun rise as you enjoy the music. Breakfast will be served right after the service to top it off.

 

Fuquay-Varina UMC

  • Easter Egg-Venture
    (Thurs, April 1st – Sun, April ^th)
    RSVP for some ultimate fun (safely of course). FVUMC have created an event for the family to enjoy but keeping them safe at the same time! It’ll be a six day event to space out time for everyone and not over-crowd.
  • Sunrise Service on the Front Lawn
    (Sun, April 4th 6:45am)
    Join the community for the morning sunrise on Easter Sunday. You will need to bring your own chairs and be sure to wear comfortable shoes for when walking over the grass.

 

Sunrise United Methodist Church

  • Easter Alive
    (Sun, April 4th 8:30am – 10:30am)
    Feel Easter come alive as you experience significant events that led to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. After the service there will be a fun craft activity and an egg hunt for the kids.

 

 

The Vineyard Church of Holly Springs

  • Easter at the Vineyard
    (Sun, April 4th 11am)
    Enjoy Easter Sunday service outdoors in celebration of the resurrection of life along with worship. Then to finish such a beautiful morning. Lunch will be served by Annie Bell’s Catering!

Evangel Church

    • Easter Egg Hunt
      (Sat, April 3rd 12pm – 1pm)
      This egg hunt will be great for the kids to enjoy! If you already had plans for Sunday, this won’t get in the way. It should be warm out this Saturday so go get that sunshine. Spring is here!

We are so happy Spring is here and hope that you all have a blessed weekend!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Well, 2020 certainly was a year of “firsts” and hopefully “lasts”. While some of our core industries have taken a disastrous Covid hit, real estate sales and growth fortunately has been spared.

As I do every year, I took an in-depth look at our 2020 housing market and was a little taken aback when I first saw our compilation of numbers because they looked a little askew to me. You can view our 2020 Year-End Market Update HERE. Since we are still deep in a sellers’ market, with not enough inventory for our buyer demand, the “Sold” numbers were just not looking accurate. I went back to my market data, our Triangle MLS, and ran some more numbers. I quickly discovered why things were looking so off; about 1/3 of the 2020 sales were new construction homes that had not closed yet! New homes are going under contract before they have even begun to be built, so our “closed” numbers for 2020 were not showing up. I have added another column to our year-end summary called PENDING that now gives us a truer picture of what is going on in our local market.

Interestingly, new construction average pricing has come down slightly from 2019, while re-sale pricing has increased. I am going to presume this is due to high availability of new construction and extremely low availability of re-sale homes. The re-sales are ready “now” which can make them the only choice to a buyer that cannot wait the 4-9 months for a new build.

It’s a great time to sell a home in Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina! If you are thinking about selling “the easy way” to Offerpad, Open Door, Mark Spain, etc. PLEASE talk to us first. These companies typically charge 8-10% commission on top of leaving lots of your equity on the table. There is a reason these investment companies want to buy your home! I promise we will take care of all the details for you AND it will cost you much less. Our listings are typically selling in less than a week at above asking price. In addition, if you are out there looking at new construction homes, be sure and utilize our FREE Buyer’s Agency. The on-site agents at the new construction neighborhoods represent the builders and look out for THEIR best interests, not yours. Why not have an agent on your side? Learn more about NC Agency HERE.

If you would like our quarterly Market Update delivered to your inbox, let us know. In addition, if we can be of any assistance to you with your real estate needs, we are certain you will be extremely satisfied with any of our Front Porch Realty real estate brokers level of professionalism and expertise.

Please stay safe and we hope to see you real soon!

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Live the dream here at 24 Sade Rock Court | Southern Acres
Offered at $295,000

Get a closer look at this gorgeous home in Fuquay-Varina! This immaculate 2-story home will capture your attention as soon as you walk through the front door. Wide-open, sunny floor plan with 4 true bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. We love how it has an amazing amount of natural sunlight that flows throughout and gives it an inviting atmosphere.

Perfect floor plan for entertaining or relaxing by the cozy fireplace.

Endless possibilities with the 4 spacious bedrooms; home office/learning space, play rooms or even a media room for everyone to enjoy! The baths have a minimal modern look that gives them a fresh, relaxing feeling.

Next to impossible to find at this price point, this home has a HUGE fenced in backyard! The large covered back porch and extended patio make the private backyard a perfect spot for enjoying special occasions or having your morning coffee. This home is a rare package only 10 minutes from downtown Fuquay-Varina!

If you are wondering if there’s anything to do in the area, Southern Acres is only minutes away from Downtown Fuquay-Varina and other retail shopping areas. We recommend you try out Nil’s Bakery Cafe, the Front Porch Realty Agents love their food!

Schools close by:

Angier Elementary

Harnett Central Middle School

Harnett Central High School

Contact us now to schedule your private viewing before it’s too late!

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Bring it all home to 505 Quartz Valley Way, Fuquay-Varina | Avalon Springs

AVALON SPRINGS is located on the “East” side of Fuquay-Varina. Located only minutes away from Downtown Fuquay-Varina. Avalon Springs provides access to a community pool, clubhouse, playgrounds, and trails surrounding the area. If you or your family love to be outdoors often, this would be a great place to settle into!

This wide-open plan has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths and lots of natural light. The owner has given it their special touches and it looks amazing. From the hardwood/tiled floors to the coffered ceiling, you’ll feel like you’re in a new construction home!

The kitchen is perfect for gatherings as well as family time with a large center island, granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances.

If this hom eis not quite what you are looking for, Fuquay-Varina has various up-coming communities that our Front Porch Realty Agents could show you. We are currently teamed up with several local Custom-Home Builders for the new development of Purfoy Place! Learn more…

Contact us directly and we can answer all your real estate questions!

Monday, December 21, 2020

Imagine moving to a new state and picking out your new home site unseen! That is exactly what some of our buyer clients are doing these days, but we recently had a special surprise Holiday love story we just had to share!

We got a call one day from a young man moving to the Triangle area from Massachusetts. He had found a 5 bedroom home online that he and his fiance were very interested in and wanted to know if we could “show” it to him while he was still out of state as he did not have any immediate plans to come to the area. Of course we were excited to be able to help him and as we were headed Holly Springs way he said ” you may as well face-time my fiance, she can pick out our home better than I can!”. So, long story short, we face-timed with Ms. Fiance and we got their dream home under contract for them and were on our way to closing.

When Mr. Massachusetts arrived the day before closing, we were a little nervous about meeting him at the house knowing he was closing on it the very next day but had not seen it in person yet! However, all went well at our walk through and we learned the cutest love story we have ever heard…

Ms. Fiance was not in Massachusetts with Mr. Fiance at all, she was in Arizona and would not be arriving in Holly Springs for another week! Mr. Fiance told us that they had been middle school sweethearts years ago but were broken up when they were caught kissing by Ms. Fiance’s mother! They remained friends all through school and college never to date again and would occasionally reach out to each other over the years however one of them was always in a committed relationship so they never had a chance to rekindle their young love.

One day deep into Covid-19 quarantine, Mr. Fiance had just been through a break up and vowed to stay away from relationships for at least a year. However, Covid social distancing gave him lots of time to think so he decided he would reach out to his long lost love. It was unbelievable, she was not in a relationship either and had also vowed to be on her own for awhile. They talked, and face-timed, and talked and face-timed some more and within 8 months learned they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together! They decided on Holly Springs NC and saw each other for the FIRST TIME in 17 years 1 week after they purchased their new home!

This is Jessica and Jereme reunited for the first time at their home in Holly Springs!

If you are thinking of a move to the Triangle area let us help you find your dream home too! Contact us HERE.

Merry Christmans and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

It’s home sweet home at 528 Lennie Smith Rd | Fuquay-Varina, NC

Finding a home like this is a rare gem! The owner actually grew up in this home! Situated on almost an acre of un-restricted land this home also offers a rocking chair front porch, oversized driveway and 2 car garage. The floorplan is open with 3 large bedrooms and 2 full baths. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and has a sweet breakfast bar.

Enjoy the private oversized deck and covered back porch. The home has a fenced yard, a large shed and a separate dog run.

“The big backyard is amazing. I enjoyed it as a child and my kids have enjoyed it as well!” says the seller.

“Everyone in the neighborhood knows each other well, they are good and caring people.”

Located minutes from Downtown Fuquay-Varina and Lillington making this location ideal! If you run out on ideas on where to go visit OUR TOWNS page for some awesome suggestions.

Offered at $235,000. 

Click HERE to see more photos and details of this amazing home and CONTACT US to schedule your own private viewing!

 

 

 

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