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!




Friday, October 23, 2020

As you are most likely already aware, the local market continues to show robust sales.  Covid-19 has most likely kept the inventory of re-sales down, as homeowners have chosen home improvement projects for their own enjoyment over preparing their homes to sell; this seems due in part to the pandemic as well as no inventory to choose from for their next home.  The influx of buyers into the market continues to grow leaving days on market exceptionally low and inventory even lower.  With interest rates expected to stay record low, we do not foresee a shift in this housing market any time soon.

FRONT PORCH REALTY has some exciting news!  We have expanded into the Wilmington and coastal areas of North Carolina. Many of our current and past clients continue to have a need for real estate purchase representation for 2nd homes as well as permanent moves to Eastern NC. We currently have two Front Porch Realty agents selling at the coast and hope to add a few more by year’s end.

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, see the 3rd Q 2020 market snapshot of the local housing inventory HERE. If you have not followed us on social media, please do! You can stay up to date with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

FRONT PORCH REALTY real estate agents are professional, hard-working, good listeners and always have our client’s interests top of mind. The majority of us have been selling Fuquay-Varina and the surrounding area for years and are very knowledgeable of the entire Triangle when it comes to anything at all related to a real estate transaction.

FRONT PORCH REALTY has some exciting projects COMING SOON and we are looking for professional agents to add to our team. For confidential consideration to the FPR Family reach out to the Owner|Broker-in-Charge Laura Moody.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Here is a chance to own a little slice of Wake county history and make it your own! Located just right outside of Fuquay-Varina city limits this park-like setting is a rare find.

The owner’s have been told that some rooms of this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home date back to pre-Civil War. A long circular drive leads you to this nostalgic farmhouse with over 2000 sqft of history. Wide-plank heart of pine flooring graces the gorgeous Sunroom and can be found in a couple of additional rooms. The home will need your personal updating and possibly structural work too, but imagine the possibilities!

The sprawling grounds have grapevines, pear and pecan trees, brick walk-ways and a beautiful brick patio plus a gazebo. As if this isn’t enough the property has a large “Barn” with room for a woodstove and a masonry fireplace and even a mini-kitchen. The family remembers their father making monthly lunches for the “old Cupboard crew” in the barn; brunswick stew, grilled cheese sandwiches, and pig pickins’.

In addition there is a large packhouse on the property and a vintage smokehouse. This photo shows the old homeplace when there were still dirt roads and all was farmland. The date is unknown.

This photo shows the Homeplace in the 1980’s. My has our city grown!

One of the fondest memories of the family is their customary Sunday before Christmas dinner and decorating the home for Christmas. Mr. Lawrence also provided an annual New Year’s Eve Breakfast for the community!

The Lawrence family was a family of sharing and community love and they would love to share their homeplace with someone that will love it as much as they have.

For more information and photos of this beautiful home check it our HERE and please contact Front Porch Realty for your own private tour of this beautiful property!

Friday, September 18, 2020

Come sit back and relax at 1008 Sethcreek Drive | Fern Valley | Fuquay-Varina

This stunning 1.5 story house sits right at the entrance of a culdesac in the neighborhood of Fern Valley. The home is a great place for entertaining. Enjoy an amazing double sided fireplace whether relaxing on a screened in porch or lounging in your living room.

We love the idea of being able to sit outside in the chilly weather and enjoy the warmth of the fireplace. Its an amazing place to enjoy all the seasons throughout the year so why not start now! When you walk outside the lot has a wonderful greenery. You will be able to host special occasions inside or outside of the home. People will fall in love with this house as much as you do.

The deck was updated earlier this week and we are loving it!

The neighborhood is only a few minutes away from restaurants and retail shopping areas. We always recommend stopping by Downtown Fuquay-Varina and try out Aviator Smokehouse or Vicious Fishes. They have great food and beer! After a good meal you can walk down and check out the local boutiques that we can’t help but adore.

Offered at $375,000

Visit this link to see more photos and details of this stunning home and Contact us today for your own private viewing!

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

Monday, August 31, 2020

1553 Vermeer Street | Fuquay-Varina

Freshly painted, spacious, and a tranquil place to call home! This is such a rare find at a fantastic location. Large screened porch, deck, patio, and front porch for enjoying your beautiful and private yard. This home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, a big kitchen with an island, a large Bonus Room and a screened porch built for 3 seasons along with a hot tub/spa!

The owner’s were charmed at how close the community of the neighborhood was and had this to say;

“Loved the location, land and neighborhood. Great neighbors, everyone gets along and look out for you when you’re away! Amazing place to raise a family and entertain.”

Holland Hills is a beautiful neighborhood, always surrounded by wildlife. From the home you may see deer, owls, and other animals passing by. The neighborhood has enough space to take the family out for an afternoon walk to enjoy it all.

Offered at $320,000.

Visit this link to see more photos and details of this stunning home and Contact us today for your own private viewing!

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


  • 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!


Friday, July 31, 2020

As we all have been hiding under a rock for the last several months, then you probably don’t know anything about the newest downtown shopping experience in Holly Springs. That’s about to change! The Town Hall Commons is open and ready for business, including very convenient parking in the parking deck at the rear of the building. Stop by and tell them their friends from Front Porch Realty sent you!

Here are the locally owned shops that are open for business at 242 S Main Street, Holly Springs:

Osha Thai Kitchen & Sushi website here and Facebook page

Uniquely.U Bridal and Formalwear website and Facebook page

Pace Yourself Run Company website and Facebook page

Body Shop Fitness website and Facebook page

Sir Walter Coffee + Kitchen website and Facebook page

Salon Revive website and Facebook page

Wonder Spa website and Instagram page

Bless Your Heart Boutique website and Facebook page

• First Federal
• Spring Smiles
• Ting Holly Springs
• Shoes & Brews
• Jack’s Italian Kitchen
• Family Focus Chiropractic
• Shine Orthodontics
• Mid-Caronlina Obstetrics & Gynecology
• MWH Construction

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