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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, March 16, 2021

In Front Porch Realty’s 25 year history, there has never been a better time to sell your home than in today’s market! We have a low inventory of homes across all price points and an influx of buyers from all over the country. Super hot LOW interest rates are adding to our buyer pool as first time buyers strive to leave their high-priced rentals and apartments. Multiple offers within days, and even hours, way above list prices are fast becoming the “norm” at FRONT PORCH REALTY.

According to our latest Triangle MLS stats, our local inventory is down a whopping 80% from 2020 and our Days on Market is down 68%! Not only is Front Porch Realty selling our listings extremely quickly, we are also accepting offers way over list price with the buyers signing appraisal addendums willing to pay their offer prices regardless of what their lender’s appraised value comes in. Below is a snapshot of February’s 2021 Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs MLS activity, courtesy of our local Triangle MLS.

 

 

Thinking about selling this year but not quite ready? Our “COMING SOON” option may be the perfect solution for you! Potential Buyers are able to get a “sneak peak” of your home before you are ACTIVE on the market ensuring a very quick sale with mimimum showing exposure of your home.

Find out what your home is worth HERE, no obligation, just info, we are LOCAL experts and are here to help!

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!

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!

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