MONARCH REALTY CO. SIGNS AS FIRST ONE-FOR-ONE PARTNER WITH HABITAT WAKE

April 23, 2021

RALEIGH, NC (April 23, 2021) – Realtors can expect to see historic numbers of closings in the coming months with the spring home-buying season in full swing and the Triangle’s housing market growing daily. In a new partnership, Monarch Realty Co. has pledged to donate a fixed amount of each home closing transaction to Habitat Wake through the end of June.

“Monarch is really blazing the trail for this new kind of partnership with Habitat,” said Bill Ahern, Habitat Wake President/CEO. “Their commitment to helping our community grow sustainably is commendable, and we hope other real estate firms will feel inspired to follow their lead.”

Jason Queen, founder of Monarch Realty Co., has a history of working in the local nonprofit sector and brings that experience to his company’s corporate philosophy. While one-for-one partners exist at other Habitat organizations, it is the first of its kind for Habitat Wake.

“Habitat Wake helps so many families in need of homes throughout our community and Monarch Realty Co. is honored to be a part of such a worthy cause. Programs like this not only help families but also build and improve our communities,” said Queen.

In addition to the financial pledge, on May 27 the Monarch Realty Co. team will volunteer their time on a Habitat Wake build site.

Triangle home values and closings are up 10 and 8 percent over last year, respectively. And yet, one in four families in our community lacks access to affordable housing. As the region continues to grow, support of partners like Monarch Realty Co. is critical to Habitat Wake’s ability to build new homes even as land, lumber and labor costs rise. Because of this generous donation, more families will be able to purchase a safe, affordable home this year.

About Habitat Wake

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1985, Habitat Wake has joined with sponsors, volunteers and families to build safe, affordable homes. Qualified homeowners pay an affordable mortgage and invest 200 hours of sweat equity building their home.

This year, Habitat Wake is building 50 new homes locally, completing exterior repairs on 20 homes and funding the construction of 40 homes globally. Financial support is provided by corporate, foundation, faith and individual sponsors, as well as by the Habitat for Humanity ReStores. Habitat Wake is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization that welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, visit habitatwake.org.

About Monarch Realty Co.

Monarch Realty Co. was founded in downtown Raleigh and now reaches all areas of the Raleigh real estate market. Clients rely on Monarch Realty Co. to help market and sell their existing properties and help identify and purchase residences in the most sought-after Raleigh neighborhoods. Monarch Realty Co. also represents new construction development and commercial properties, collectively totaling over $100 million in transactions, since inception.

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