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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, 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!

Friday, November 6, 2020

Front Porch Realty highly supports our local shops and events around the area. Here we have put together suggestions of activities friends and family may enjoy. They will definitely pick up your spirits and have you thrilled for the holidays to come. You can get a head start on Christmas gifts, take photos, try delicious food and enjoy yourself above all else!

18th Annual Holiday Open HouseGarden Hut                                                           

Saturday, November 7th at 9am

Join the Garden Hut as they celebrate their 18th year of hosting their Annual Holiday Open House. There will be newly themed trees, locally produced products and more! They do recommend bringing canned or non-perishable food to donate to the Fuquay-Varina Food Pantry as well.

Holiday Open HouseKnB’s Marketplace 

Saturday, November 7th from 10am – 4pm

It will be a jolly good time to bring the family for this lovely event. There will be live music, door prizes, and the children will get to see Santa himself! It’ll be a great holiday photo opportunity.

DIY Wall Hanging Macrame W/ PlantThe Sassy Cow, LLC 

Saturday, November 7th from 2pm – 4:30pm

Reserve your spot today or for a group of friends and attend this fun little workshop together. For $75 per person all materials will be included for you to make your own Macrame Heart Plant Holder. Stacey will be your host in guiding you with a step by step process.

Bringing Back BrunchSir Walter Coffee & Kitchen 

Saturday, November 7th & 8th at 8am – 2pm

The return of brunch is finally here! Grab something delicious to bite while you relax on a wonderful morning. They recommend trying their Bloody Mary or Mimosa Flight while they’re there.
Saturday, November 7th from 9:30am – 12pm
There will be a large variety of local vendors at the venue. Baked goods, natural/organic products, hand-made items and more!
Saturday, Novmber 7th from 10am – 3pm

The first Flea on Main market of the month. There will be lots of vendors the day of to pick out the perfect gift for the up coming holidays! It will be held in a large courtyard area to help keep distance and keep everyone safe. Face Masks are encouraged.

One Year Anniversary CelebrationThe B Hive     

Saturday, November 7th at 10am

Love shopping locally? Come find fun gift items for the family and help The B Hive celebrate this special occasion. From fun card games, clothes and wonderful toys for the children. You will have numerous options to choose from. They wrap gifts as well for you.

We hope you are able to attend these events/activities and that you have an amazing weekend everyone!

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Come home to 2006 Prairie Ridge Court, Fuquay-Varina, NC | Crooked Creek

Get more privacy with this corner lot, magnificent two-story home. This is a wonderful community neighborhood. Homes in Crooked Creek are going fast, so don’t miss your chance!

When you walk in you’ll find an office space to your left and to your right another living space that may be used as a formal dining area. It’s a spacious home with room enough to accommodate those schooling or working from home.

Enjoy the spacious, open concept of the main living space, while appreciating the privacy of the study and designated dining room.

If you do happen to get tired of being indoors. Enjoy some fresh air as the backyard becomes an outdoor oasis! The home boasts a charming, screened in porch and patio that’s to die for. Can’t you just imagine yourself on the patio sitting by the firepit sipping a warm cup of cocoa?

In addition to being part of the Crooked Creek community, your family will enjoy the community pool and tennis courts! There is also a new town owned park only 5 mins away, Hilltop Needmore Town Park & Preserve. You’ll always have something to do within the area.

Another way to add to the home town feel is to enjoy one of our fantastic local restaurants, so we recommend trying out Zeera Indian Restaurant when you head towards Broad Street in Fuquay Varina. They have a variety of delicious Indian cuisines and you won’t be disappointed!

Offered at $395,000. 

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

 

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!

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 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!

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

PARTIN PLACE – KB Homes:

  • 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!

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

This 3 bedrooom, 2 bath home sits just outside the city of Fuquay-Varina on a beautiful .67 acre lot in the subdivision of Neil’s Crossing .

Pine floors and plantation shutters add to its charm. There is even a gorgeous sunroom for relaxing and entertaining.

With a 1st floor Master Bedroom and 2 niced-sized bedrooms on the 2nd floor this home is offered at an exceptional price of $235,000, it is priced to sell!

Contact us today for your private showing.

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