Monday, September 20, 2021

EXCITING NEWS FOLKS! Cleveland Draft House off of E. Broad Street will be opening September 27th! If you have been following along since they announced Cleveland Draft House some time ago you know it has been a long wait but we are finally in the home stretch! The restaurant chain currently has two other locations located in Clayton and Garner, NC. If you have had the pleasure of stopping by one of their 2 other locations before, you know we are in for a treat here in Fuquay Varina.

Specializing in Burgers, Ribs, and pretty much all American Cuisine you are sure to find a tasty bite to eat to curve your hunger. Cleveland Draft House is a full service restaurant and Bar with 50 beers on draft. The atmosphere offers the best of both worlds. During the daytime you can catch families of all ages enjoying a meal together, companies grabbing lunch together, but head over at nighttime and you can enjoy trivia nights (TBD), play pool, or throw some darts with friends. Starting next Monday September 27, 2021 enjoy the Cleveland Draft House experience we have all been patiently waiting for!

They are still hiring line cooks, please click the link below to fill out an application if interested.


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!


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, 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!

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 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!

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