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Front Porch Realty has some exciting news! We now have an office open in Clayton, NC. Melissa Zappia, Broker In Charge, calls Clayton, NC home so whom better to help you with your home buying and selling needs? We could not be more thrilled about this addition to Front Porch Realty!
Melissa Zappia started her career as a licensed Realtor® in 2017 and continues to acknowledge that it is her greatest accomplishment to date. Interested in buying or selling a home? Melissa and her team will make the home-buying/selling process fun and stress free! Be sure to contact her or stop by and say hello!
Melissa’s favorite Clayton Spots –
Fuquay-Varina’s very own indoor Biergarten with southern hospitality! The owners, Mike and Anne moved to the area in 2017 and surely enough agree it is the BEST decision they have ever made. They opened TCB with much knowledge in brewing their own beer and running a similar spot prior. Inside you will find plenty of games, beautiful seating areas with low-lighting, coolers full of all types of beers and in case you get a craving for something salty, they offer a gigantic Bavarian pretzel, YUM! The Biergarten will often have local food trucks so be sure to follow their social media pages to see when your favorite will be visiting!
“TCB is passionate about being dog-friendly! Bring in your pup and enjoy the surroundings. We support local K-9 rescues and are dedicated to providing a safe and unique experience for our “fur-baby” patrons, inside and outside of our venue. In fact, we even have a selection of “beers” & treats crafted for our four-legged friends.”
Fuquay-Varina is filling up with all sorts of fun activities for date night out, family night out, team building outings, etc. The newest addition to activity based venues that are popping up is family-owned Inner Beast Hatchet House. The newest axe throwing spot is right here in wonderful downtown Fuquay near shopping, food, and breweries.
What all should you expect at Inner Beast Hatchet House? TONS of excitement, that is for sure! They offer projection based games for throwing your axe at such as Zombie Shootout, Tic-Tac-Toe, Cornhole, and so many more! Never thrown an axe before? Not to worry, they have AXEperts that will check you in and demonstrate the safe and proper way to throw your axe. If you need to quench your hunger or thirst during this time, not to worry! Inner Beast Hatchet House offers canned beer, water, and snacks!
When you go to their website to sign up for a time-slot, ensure you properly fill out your waiver before you head over there! You may book either a 60 minute slot or a 90 minute slot, this will be timed for you while you are throwing. They also offer bigger party bookings such as birthdays, work social events, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc. Be sure to check them out, YOU DO NOT want to miss this new fun edition to Fuquay-Varina.
Offered at $789,900 – 4 BED/3 1/2 BATH
ALL BRICK custom beauty with lots of space to spread out, inside and out! Open LR/Kitchen/Dining with hardwoods and corner fireplace. Kitchen boasts quartz, center island with prep sink. Split bedroom plan, Master with walk-in shower/2 shower heads, and garden tub. Large Bonus/Media room plus 2 Offices! Large screened porch plus deck for enjoying private yard and pond. Full daylight conditioned basement for all kinds of possibilities. Oversized main 2 car garage PLUS boat garage and an additional 1.5 car garage/shop. Only 4-miles away from lovely Downtown Fuquay-Varina!
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Your very own pond to enjoy!
Growing up in North Carolina is a unique and wonderful experience, ask anyone. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the crystal coast beaches you have the best of both worlds. Right in the middle of it all is the State capital, Raleigh which is just outside of our town of Fuquay-Varina.
One thing North Carolina is big on is tradition. Every year the North Carolina State Fair is held in Raleigh at the Fairgrounds. Crowds gather at the fair grounds to enjoy rides, food, free entertainment, and plenty more. Last year was an unprecedented time for everyone and unfortunately the State Fair could not be held as usual. They did find a way to continue the tradition by offering a small variety of the usual fair food vendors but it was nothing like we are used to. This year the N.C. State Fair is back and better than ever!
The 2021 N.C. State Fair will be held from Oct. 14 – Oct. 24, tickets are on sale now, click here! Whether you are a thrill seeker or a teacup rider or just enjoy eating copious amounts of food it is a fun-for-all-ages event! With over 90 rides this year including tons of new ones, NEW FOOD VENDORS, and tons more, don’t miss the fun in 2021!
DO THESE BRISKET MAC AND CHEESE EGGROLLS BY FATBOYS BBQ NOT LOOK DELICIOUS?!?!
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.
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!
UPCOMING POP-UPs YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS:
Let’s take a peek inside the local housing market in Fuquay-Varina, Raleigh, and all surrounding areas in the Triangle. You may notice housing inventory is at an all time low right now. Front Porch Realty has seen both sides of the market including the good and the bad and the ugly. With the housing market as crazy as it is lately, we find ourselves writing fantastic offers to buyers that do not make the winning bid along and on top of that some of our listings are selling without the buyer having one showing!
With advertisements for so many services popping up every other website I am sure you have come across the “online, easy way to sell your home” ads, maybe even before you came to this blog post. Sure, it may sound amazing to not have to prep your home to be sold and you may be surprised with how much equity you may have. The one thing we can assure you of – listing your home with a local real estate agent and letting your home go on the open market will net even more equity than online. There are quite a few catches to these online real estate companies you may not even be aware of including charging upwards of 10% commission on top all kinds of hidden fees. Think of it like this, they are making their money on the front end then will go turn around and immediately sell your house for more.
Please talk to your local Real Estate Agent, you will be surprised to find there is not much prep to be done to sell your home! Heck, most homes are selling “as is” without the buyer even seeing the home in person! Your local real estate professional will have a much better insight on your local market versus an online company that most likely is out of state and has zero clue of the local housing market in your area. At the end of the day, there will be hidden fees, service charges, inspections fees, that could cost you from 6%-13%…NO THANKS!
If you’re thinking of selling, now is a fantastic time! FRONT PORCH REALTY Owner and Broker-in-charge, Laura Moody, recently had a chat with one of our FRONT PORCH REALTY agents, Melissa Zappia. See what they had to say HERE!
Contact us for more about the real estate market or sign-up for our MONTHLY NEWSLETTER where you’ll stay up to date on community events, new listings and what’s happening in the real estate world – click HERE.
New custom built homes have become a HOT topic throughout the Triangle and we highly recommend having a Buyer’s Agent helping you through your home buying process of a new construction home!
Front Porch Realty Brokers Teresa Ennis and Laura Moody recently chatted about what it really means to have an agent on your side when purchasing a home. We encourage our buyer clients to browse through new construction neighborhoods, we just want you to be aware that the “on-site” agents in the model homes WORK FOR THE BUILDER. It is perfectly fine to get information and pricing from them, just remember not to talk to them about anything you would not want the builder to know, they legally have a fiduciary duty to the builder they represent. At first communication at a new construction neighborhood be sure and tell the on-site agent that you have an agent representing you. You will likely need to fill out a form with your info as well as your agent’s info.
Your Front Porch agent will suggest you have a pre-drywall home inspection as well as a finished home inspection. You are making a huge investment! No worries, we will set this all up for you and coordinate the timing with the builder. We also highly recommend a new survey, the one the builder will give you at closing will be from before the home was built. You will want an accurate updated survey, especially if you plan on putting up a fence in the future.
Front Porch Realty has 25 + years of experience selling new construction homes in the Fuquay-Varina area and the best part is our representation as your Buyer’s Agent won’t cost you a thing!
View Teresa and Laura’s video chat HERE.
View the North Carolina Real Estate Commission Working With Real Estate Agents HERE.
If you are looking for some great support in your search of a new construction home, our real estate professionals are happy to help get you started!
Contact us at 919-577-0175 or learn more by sending us a message HERE.