Block & Associates Property Management Services in Fuquay Varina
Premium Property Management Services in Fuquay Varina
The Block & Associates team has been providing Fuquay Varina homeowners with unmatched property management solutions for over two decades. Our dedicated team of 11 property management experts is committed to protecting your investment and maximizing your return by offering the following premium services:
- Rental contract compliance. We’ll handle the correspondence and discussions between you and your tenant on you behalf, meaning you have more time on your hands to focus on your day to day. This includes the guarantee that your Fuquay Varina home abides by all rules and regulations established by your HOA, and keeping your property in prime shape to help you avoid any fines or fees. We will also complete a move-out inspection, assess any damages, charge your tenant where appropriate, and disperse security deposits with itemizations as required by the North Carolina Real Estate rules and laws.
- Maintenance arrangements. We will handle all maintenance issues and follow up to ensure all requests are addressed and completed in a timely fashion. Our preferred vendors work with us for competitive rates, saving you money and stress.
- Accounting. We provide you with monthly statements and copies of paid invoices to help you keep your finances organized and your tax prep easy. We track all of your tenants’ past-due rents, late fees, and any other outstanding charges so that you don’t have to.
- Rent receipt. We have years of experience with North Carolina landlord/tenant law, including eviction proceedings. We work with a local real estate attorney who only represents landlords, so you can rest assured you are in good hands.
- Associated costs. Our competitive rates make us the top choice for property management in Fuquay Varina. We specialize in vacancy management and renewals; we always do our best to maximize your return on investment.
Contact our team of professionals today. We’d love to assist you with your Fuquay Varina property management needs!
Why Choose Block & Associates for Your Fuquay Varina Property Management?
If you’d like to reap the benefits of your long-term property investment in Fuquay Varina, we are the qualified team for the job! We are the preferred real property management company in Fuquay Varina and the surrounding areas. The cornerstone of our success is our commitment to the community we serve and our mission to provide homeowners with reliable management services.
We understand the intricacies of our industry, from local zoning to associated costs and renewals. Let us be your trusted guide as you navigate the exciting venture of property management.
If you’d like to discuss your Fuquay Varina property’s management solutions and take the first step toward a hassle-free investment, give our team of friendly experts a call today at 919.459.6300 or contact us online!
Frenchman William Fuquay first settled in the small farming town of Sippihaw, named for the original Native American tribe that inhabited the area. His great-grandson, a tobacco farmer named Stephen discovered a spring in the mid-1800s while plowing the fields of the family plantation. Originally used solely for drinking water, Stephen soon came to the conclusion that the mineral water flowing from the springs had healing properties. As word spread, locals began to help the springs establish this reputation, which brought residents from neighboring communities and counties to its waters. The springs were eventually walled in to better serve the tourists coming to the area by road or rail.
In 1860, Fuquay sold the springs to a group of local investors who formed the Chalybeate Springs Company to market the attraction and its waters. At that time another Sippihaw resident, J. D. “Squire” Ballentine, was returning home from the Civil War. Ballentine had been the town’s schoolmaster before going off to fight for the Confederate Army. During his tour of duty, he had received letters from one of many southern ladies who wrote to the troops to improve their morale. Originally signing her name “Varina,” Virginia Avery would later meet and fall in love with Ballentine. He continued to call her Varina throughout their life together. When he became the first postmaster at the new post office in town in 1880, he named it “Varina” in her honor. A community grew just south of the springs, near the post office and the couple’s Varina Mercantile Company general store. In time, it adopted the same name. Ballentine’s business success allowed him to construct the local historic landmark Ballentine Spence House in 1910, the first house to have plumbing and electricity in the area. This house still stands today.
The Fuquay Mineral Spring’s popularity grew toward the turn of the century, especially in the 1890s as local businessman John Mills developed the idea to offer “Moonlight Excursions” to the springs. He fitted flat rail cars with seats and offered nighttime train trips to southern Wake County from Raleigh. As more guests came to the springs to “take the waters,” a group of small hotels sprung up in town, along with restaurants, barbecue stands, and a dance pavilion with a player piano. The town became a tourist destination and was the site of special celebrations on Fourths of July and Easter Mondays. During these events, residents of Raleigh would take the train down to watch the accompanying baseball games and participate in the dances and celebrations. Hotels like the Ben Wiley Hotel catered to the out-of-towners and became as much a center of town life as the springs. In 1902, Sippihaw was renamed “Fuquay Springs” in honor of its founding family and was officially incorporated in 1909.
When it was incorporated, the new Fuquay Springs town limits included the Varina business district and the rail junction of the Cape Fear, Northern, Norfolk, and Southern Railroads, the core of the neighboring town. But Varina reestablished itself the following year when the Varina Union Station was erected and a new post office was created, spurred by the lobbying of Ballentine. Four years later, the Bank of Varina was established, competing directly with the Bank of Fuquay (now Fidelity Bank). Several warehouses for the growing tobacco business were built in town over the next few years, capitalizing on the railroad connections. Another supply store and a knitting factory followed. As Varina came into its own as a hub for area agriculture, the Fuquay Springs Corporation was formed and began bottling and selling mineral water from the springs commercially. Area businesses continued to develop and in 1927, US 401 was paved through town, shortening travel times to Raleigh and nearby communities, the Fuquay Springs Corporation was formed and began bottling and selling mineral water from the springs commercially. Area businesses continued to develop and in 1927, US 401 was paved through town, shortening travel times to Raleigh and nearby communities. The shared emphasis on agricultural and industrial growth brought the towns to a shared vision, and as their residents worked, played, and attended church together, the eventual merger into Fuquay-Varina in 1963 was inevitable.
Attractions and Activities
The Taste of Fuquay-Varina continues to draw crowds from all over Southern Wake County as we judge our areas’ finest cooks! Our contests include “Best Tasting Cakes”, “Best Decorated Cakes” and our area restaurants will have round two of the “Best Chicken Wings in Southern Wake.”
Other festivals and activities that Fuquay-Varina has to offer are as follows: Celebrate Fuquay-Varina with the Celebration of the Arts, The downtown Farmer’s Market, Chili Cook-Off, Independence Day Celebration with fireworks, Trick or Treat and Easter Candy Hop in historic downtown, Holiday Open House, Christmas Tree lighting with free sleigh rides and the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Cruise In festival.
The Fuquay-Varina Calendar of Events will show you all the happenings in FV.
Parks and Recreation
The Fuquay-Varina Parks and Recreation Department is now responsible for thirteen park sites with seventeen athletic fields, one gym, and a Community Center offering programs for fitness, education, and recreation. It sponsors adult athletic leagues and coordinate efforts with the Fuquay-Varina Athletic Association (FVAA) to provide outstanding youth sports programs.
Town Government and Chamber of Commerce Guide
Contact information for the utilities for your new home.
Wake County Schools
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year was 161,900 students. With a total of 191 schools, Wake County is the largest school system in the state and the 14th largest in the nation. The student population has almost tripled since 1980. For more information, visit Wake County Public Schools.