Beautiful 2-Story Home with Peaceful Screened Porch!

837 E Ivy Valley Dr, Fuquay-Varina, NC

837 E Ivy Valley Dr, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Welcome to this beautiful two-story home located in the Fuquay-Varina neighborhood of Fern Valley.  Plush landscaping leads to the rocking chair front porch.  The two-story foyer greets you with a winding staircase and warm hardwood floors.  To the left of the foyer is the formal dining room wrapped with crown and a chair rail.  Cooking is a delight in the kitchen that offers lots of cabinet and counter space.  Enjoy your morning coffee in the breakfast area that features a large double window.  Stay warm in the living room next to the marble surround fireplace.  There is also a double French door that leads to the screened porch.  Journey upstairs and you’ll find the master suite and two secondary bedrooms.  Sleep well in the spacious master that offers a large walk-in closet and plush carpet.  The master bath has a double marble vanity, soaker tub, and separate shower.  The two secondary bedrooms are each a nice size with double door closets.  The full bath also has a large marble vanity and a tub/shower.  Relax after a long day in the screened porch while enjoying the peaceful nature surroundings.  The back deck is perfect for grilling your favorite meal. The back yard has plenty of space for playing your favorite outdoor sport.  Enjoy splashing around in the community pool on those hot summer days.  Combined with a neutral color scheme and just minutes to downtown Fuquay-Varina, this home is move-in ready!

Be sure to check out the VIRTUAL TOUR!

Priced at $179,900

MLS#1870462

Easter Egg Hunts in the Triangle Area!

 

Egg Hunts in the Triangle

Spring is here and Easter egg hunts are right around the corner.  Below is a list of fun Triangle events for children and their families. Many community hunts’ have age restrictions, so please check event details. 

Raleigh: Saturday, April 16th 11 a.m. Check your local community centers plus Brier Creek, Lake Johnson, Laurel Hills and Tarboro Road. For kids10 and younger. Call 831-6640 or click here for locations.

Raleigh: Saturday, April 23rd 10 a.m-1:30 p.m. At Moore Square Park, downtown Raleigh.   Raleigh’s biggest festival and egg hunt for kids of all ages.  For more information click here.

Cary: Saturday, April 16th 10:00 a.m. Kids ages 10 and under are invited to Cary’s Bond Park, 801 High House Road, for the 20th Annual Easter Egg Hunt with morning and afternoon hunts. For more details, including a schedule of egg hunts, click here or call (919) 460-4965.

Apex: Saturday, April 16th 10 a.m. For ages 9 and under at the Apex Town Hall Campus. For more information, click here or call 919-249-3402. 

Fuquay-Varina: Saturday, April 16th 10 a.m. For ages 10 and under at South Park at 820 South Main Street. Over 12,000 candy filled eggs and several special eggs that can be exchanged for special prizes. For more information, click here or call 919-552-1430. 

Morrisville: Friday, April 22nd 10 a.m.at Cedar Fork District Park, off Aviation Parkway. The children will be divided by age, and there will different sections of the Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 3 – 10. For more information, click here.

Durham: Saturday, April 16th 10:00 a.m.- 2 p.m. Bethesda Park. For kids 12 and younger. Call 560-4355 or click here for details.

Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County: Saturday, April 16th 9:30 a.m. to noon.  At Homestead Park, Chapel Hill for kids ages 2 to 10. The spring festival includes an egg hunt at 10:30 a.m., entertainment, games and prizes. For more information, click here or call 968-2784.

Garner: Saturday, April 16th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.. Join us for the annual Egg Hunt & Kite Fly at Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Road.  The egg hunt is scheduled at 11 a.m. for kids 8 and younger. Click here or call 772-4688 for details.

Wake Forest: Saturday, April 9th Egg hunts start at 10:30 a.m. depending on age.  At E. Carroll Joyner park at 701 Harris Road. The hunts start at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 and under; 11:30 a.m. for ages 4-6; 1:30 p.m. for ages 7-9; and 2:30 p.m. for ages 10-12. Click here or call 554-6180 for details.

Independence Day Celebrations Across the Triangle!

Here are Independence Day Events for the Greater Raleigh Area!

Enjoy parades, music festivals, great food and fireworks all weekend long.

Apex: FREE Downtown Party & Parade 

Sat., July 3rd, Salem St., 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cary: FREE Fireworks, Concert & Celebration

Sun., July 4th, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Fireworks after dark

Sat., July 3rd, Olde Time Celebration, Bond Metro Park Waterfront, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Carrboro: FREE Games, Food & Entertainment

Sun., July 4th, Weaver St. Market, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Chapel Hill: FREE Fireworks, Music & Food

Sun., July 4th, UNC Kenan Stadium Concert, Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Clayton: FREE Fireworks, Music & Games

Sat., July 3rd, Municipal Park on Stallings St., Activities start at 4:00 p.m.

Durham: Fireworks & Music (Tickets required)

Sat., July3rd, Durham Bulls Ball Park, Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks after game

Fuquay-Varina: FREE Fireworks, Music & Carnival

Sat., July 3rd, South Park, Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks after dark

Garner: FREE Fireworks & Music

Sat., July 3rd, Lake Benson, Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Holly Springs: FREE Fireworks, Music & Activities for Kids

Mon., July 5th, Womble Park, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Morrisville: Pancake Breakfast (tickets required)

Sat., July 3rd, Morrisville Community Park, Pancake Breakfast 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Raleigh: FREE Fireworks, Music & Food

Sun., July 4th, NC Fairgrounds, Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Wake Forest: Fireworks, Music & Food ($5.00 fee)

Sat., July 3rd, Heritage High School, Gates open at 5:30p.m. Fireworks after dark

Mon., July 5th, Free Children’s Parade at 10:30 a.m. on North Main Street

2009 Triangle Holiday Happenings

Hello Friends,

The holiday season is now among us and the Triangle area has tons of fun events!  Below is a helpful list of city links to find out what’s happening in your area:

Christmas Parades:

Apex (Saturday, December 5 at 5:00 PM)

Cary (Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 PM)

Chapel Hill (Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 AM)

Durham (Saturday, December 5 at 4:00 PM)

Fuquay-Varina (Sunday, December 6 at 3:00 PM)

Garner (Saturday, December 5 at 10:00 AM)

Holly Springs (Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 AM)

Knightdale (Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 PM)

Rolesville (Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 PM)

Wake Forest (Saturday, December 12 at 1:00 PM)

Zebulon (Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 PM)

Holiday Events & Happenings:

Apex Christmas Nativity Christmas Celebration

AT&T Raleigh Winterfest

Cary: Heart of the Holidays Celebration

City of Raleigh – Numerous Holiday Events!!!

Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour

Holiday Festivities on Salem Street in Apex

Knightdale Christmas Tree Lighting

Light Up Main in Garner

Rolesville: The Lighting of the Town Christmas Tree

Zebulon: Children’s Gift Shop at Sycamore Crossing Gifts

Area Shopping Holiday Events:

Cary Towne Center

Christmas at North Hills

Crabtree Valley Mall

Streets at SouthPoint

Triangle Town Center

Volunteer Opportunities:

It’s never too late to start a new tradition. Here is a list of organizations looking for help this Holiday season.

Western Wake Crisis Ministry
Christmas Toy Program

Thank you cards for our Troops in Iraq
If you go to LetsSayThanks.com you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq.

Toys for Tots 2009
Supported by the U.S. Marines, this program collects new un-wrapped toys to distribute to needy children while bringing a message of hope.

Angel Tree Toy Program
A program developed to bring Christmas gifts to children whose parents are in prison.

NC Food Bank
No food donation is too small. Click on link above for more information.

And from all of us at Linda Trevor and Company, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

President Obama Signs Extended Tax Credit into Law

If you thought your time was running out to use the homebuyer tax credit, your luck just changed!  Today, President Obama signed the bill into law extending the $8000 first-time homebuyer tax credit.  In addition, this new law now includes a $6500 tax credit for buyers who are current home owners and have lived in their home for five of the past eight years.

The National Association of REALTORS® has created a simple and helpful CHART that showcases the modifications – for more information, click here

Greater Raleigh Area: July 4, 2009 & Indpendence Day Weekend Events

j0384894Here are Independence Day Events for the Greater Raleigh Area!

Enjoy parades, music festivals, great food and fireworks all weekend long.

Apex: FREE Downtown Birthday Party & Parade (page 18)

Sat., July 4th, Salem St., 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cary: FREE Fireworks, Concert & Celebration

Sat., July 4th, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Fireworks after dark

Sat., July 4th, Olde Time Celebration, Bond Metro Park Waterfront, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Carrboro: FREE Games, Food & Entertainment

Sat., July 4th, Weaver St. Market, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Chapel Hill: FREE Fireworks, Music & Food

Sat., July 4th, UNC Kenan Stadium Concert, Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Clayton: FREE Fireworks, Music & Games

Sat., July 4th, Municipal Park on Stallings St., Acitivities start at 4:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Durham: Fireworks & Music (Tickets required)

Sat., July 4th, Durham Bulls Ball Park, Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks after game

Fuquay-Varina: FREE Fireworks, Music & Carnival

Fri., July 3rd, South Park, Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks after dark

Garner: FREE Fireworks & Music

Fri., July 3rd, Lake Benson, Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Holly Springs: FREE Fireworks, Music & Ice Cream

Sun., July 5th, Womble Park, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Morrisville: FREE Fireworks & Pancake Breakfast (tickets required)

Fri., July 3rd, Morrisville Community Park, Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Sat., July 4th, Morrisville Community Park, Pancake Breakfast 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Raleigh: FREE Fireworks, Music & Food

Sat., July 4th, NC Fairgrounds, Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Wake Forest: Fireworks, Music & Food ($5.00 fee)

Fri., July 3rd, Rolesville High School, Gates open at 5:30p.m. Fireworks after dark

Sat., July 4th, Free Children’s Parade at 10:30 a.m. on North Main and West Juniper Ave.

Home in Bentwinds for Sale in Fuquay Varina!

8348 Muirfield Drive

8348 Muirfield Drive

  8348 Muirfield Dr, Fuquay-Varina

Welcome to this beautiful ranch home located on the 8th hole of Bentwinds golf course!  The foyer greets you with crown molding and a chair rail that leads to the spacious living room boasting cathedral ceilings with exposed beams and a masonry fireplace with gas logs.  Continue through the living room to the rustic kitchen with Corian counters, a center island with a gas cooktop, and tons of cabinet space. Enjoy your morning coffee in the  breakfast area while gazing upon the plush golf greens through the  triple windows.  The bright sunroom offers two skylights, a ceiling fan with light, and a vaulted ceiling. Sleep well in the spacious master that showcases his & her walk-in closets, master bath with double marble vanity with updated fixtures, a tile surround walk-in shower, and neutral tile floors. Step outside the master and enjoy your own private deck overlooking the golf course.  The secondary bedrooms are surrounded with crown and have double door closets.  The upstairs bonus is extremely spacious running the length of the home and is perfect for entertaining or using as a recreational room.  Grilling out is a breeze on the large back deck that overlooks the 8th hole of the golf course.  Don’t miss your chance to own this over 3400 sq. ft. home!  Check out the VISUAL TOUR!

Price $372,500

MLS # 1670380