Great Ford’s Colony listings for home seekers to explore

Demand for Ford’s Colony homes continues to be extremely heated. If you are looking for a home in our popular community, I have some fabulous current listings for you to consider:

147 S. Turnberry

4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4,645 square feet

Offered at $1,250,000

Elegant and beautifully maintained, this classic brick Georgian home offers golf and water views throughout with a sophisticated European influence

Designed by architect Roger Guernsey and custom-built by Anthony DeRose, this home is a tribute to expert and quality craftsmanship.

Click on 147 S Turnberry for more photos, the full floor plan and virtual tours.

100 Oak Hollow

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,957 square feet

NEW PRICE: $954,000

Welcome to 100 Oak Hollow in the Waterford section of Ford’s Colony.

This also is a remarkable collaboration between award-winning architects Guernsey Tingle and master builder Anthony DeRose, beautifully built with a unique floor plan on a very pretty lot.

Click to review all the details of 100 Oak Hollow

105 Rye

4 bedrooms, 5.1 baths, 4,988 square feet

Offered at $839,000

Peaceful and private with fabulous views overlooking the No. 4 fairway of the Blackheath golf course.

This meticulously maintained home offers marvelous first-floor living spaces, ‘flex’ rooms and is perfect for entertaining or everyday living.

Please see 105 Rye for detailed information and many more photos of this property.

JCC supervisors address residents at Town Hall Meeting

James City County Board of Supervisors members Jim Icenhour (Jamestown district) and Michael Hipple (Powhatan) recently appeared at Ford’s Colony’s Town Hall Meeting to brief residents on the “State of the County.”

The supervisors are invited each spring to speak on and address audience questions regarding county budgets, taxes, education, development, transportation, security and other subjects of local interest.

Icenhour, a Ford’s Colony resident, detailed the board’s achievements over the past year, including the adoption of the county’s 2045 Comprehensive Plan. Other accomplishments he noted included redistricting to balance the surge in Stonehouse-area growth and the decision to add pre-K space to existing buildings to reduce overcrowding in elementary schools.

Hipple lauded the pending county arrival of the communications company Shentel, from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, which will bring customers the option of fiber optic cable and a new choice for phone, TV and internet services.

The supervisors’ comments and the entire meeting can be viewed at this YouTube link.

Ford’s Colony homes continue to sell above asking price

137 Waterton

Demand for Ford’s Colony homes remains strong, and my sales numbers from the first few months of 2022 illustrate exactly how much so.

From January through April, eight of my listings closed in Ford’s Colony – at an average of $32,013 ABOVE asking price. That is an unprecedented statistic for our neighborhood, one of the most popular in the entire area.

Much of that was due to the sale of 137 Waterton, a golf-front home that sold for more than $100,000 above list. However, all but one of the transactions brought either full price or beyond list price.

Following are the homes I sold with their pertinent numbers:

108 Addingtons – 3 BR, 3.1 Bath, 2,854 sq. ft. 5 days on the market. Ask price $559,000, sold price $599,000

115 Westward Ho – 4 BR, 3.1 Bath, 3,450 sq. ft. 5 days on the market. Ask price $619,000, sold price $706,000

116 Leven Links – 4 BR, 2.1 Bath, 2,790 sq. ft. 4 days on the market. Ask price $619,000, sold price $700,000

174 Blackheath* – 3 BR, 3.2 Bath, 3,354 sq. ft. 19 days on the market. Ask price $639,900, sold price 655,000

137 Waterton* – 3 BR, 2.1 Bath, 3,718 sq. ft. 5 days on the market. Ask price $805,000, sold price $911,000

116 Bay Hill* – 4 BR, 3.1 Bath, 4,067 sq. ft. 4 days on the market. Ask price $815,000, sold price $815,000

128 Oak Hollow** – 3 BR, 2.2 Bath, 6,391 sq. ft. 135 days on the market. Ask price $873,000, sold price $840,000

158 Southport – 3 BR, 3.1 Bath, 5,037 sq. ft. 19 days on the market. Ask price $895,000, sold price $895,000

* Golf front     ** Waterfront

Enjoy wooded privacy at 121 Swinley Forest

Take the Matterport tour

4 bedrooms | 2.1 bathrooms | 2,500 square feet

Offered at $545,000

Make your plans now to visit 121 Swinley Forest, which will begin showings Thursday, May 12.

It is a beautifully landscaped, well-maintained and custom-built home with a great kitchen featuring a Wolf dual fuel range and two pantries, a bonus or bedroom five, hardwood floors and a family room with a masonry fireplace.

The upstairs primary bedroom features plantation shutters, two California closets and bathroom updates including marble counters and a tiled shower with a frameless glass enclosure.

Storage is plentiful here with an attached shed and pull-down attic.

Please contact Deelyn to schedule your showing, or explore the 3D Matterport tour here.

Tight supply continued in 1st quarter

Ford’s Colony Homes sold Jan-March 2022

Statistics for the first quarter of 2022 show 27 closed home sales in Ford’s Colony — at an average sold-to-list price of 101.5 percent. Last year during the first quarter, 30 sales closed at a 98.3 percent sold-to-list price.

  • The average sold price was $681,594. That is dramatically greater than the average of $619,417 for the first quarter last year.
  • Average days on the market — 25 (29 1st Q 2021)
  • Average price per square foot — $194 ($166 1st Q 2021)
  • Average month’s supply of inventory — 0.6

At the end of March, there were only seven active listings in Ford’s Colony. Clearly, it remains a great time to sell your home if you are considering a move.

Nature trail reopens with new entrance

Ford’s Colony has announced the new entrance to the nature trail is now open off of Westbury Hills.

The old entrance near the pond was subject to flood damage and had to be permanently closed. The crosswalk from the leisure trail on Williamsburg West to Westbury Hills makes the new route, which is well-marked, more accessible.

It also is expected to reduce maintenance costs for the nature trail.

See the European elegance of 147 S Turnberry

147 South Turnberry

4 bedroom | 4 bath, 2 half bath | 4,645 square feet

Offered at $1,250,000

Take the Matterport tour

Just listed in Ford’s Colony is this spectacular, classic brick Georgian steeped in European sophistication and featuring golf and water views throughout its 4,645 square feet.

Designed by renowned local architect Roger Guernsey and custom-built by Anthony DeRose, 147 S Turnberry is a tribute to expert, quality craftsmanship.

The home features four bedrooms, all with en suite baths, and includes primary suites on the first and second floors. Additionally, there are two bonus or “flex” rooms, plus an unfinished walk-out basement.

Among the numerous highlights of this gorgeous home:

  • Dining room with extensive millwork and custom wood inlaid floor
  • Living room accented by French doors and a custom fireplace rimmed in marble
  • Premium kitchen appliances including an integrated SubZero refrigerator, Wolf gas cooktop and oven, and an Advantium microwave.

Please contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com for more information or to see this beautiful Ford’s Colony home.

Take the Matterport 3D tour here and click here to view more gorgeous photos of this enchanting property.

Thank you for attending Market Watch

I very much appreciated all the Ford’s Colony neighbors who turned out for my annual seminar to discuss the Ford’s Colony real estate market on Thursday, Feb. 17.

What an outstanding afternoon! We had more than 60 interested folks attend to be updated on current market conditions, trends and statistics — and to ask some really interesting questions.

Bottom line, the supply of Ford’s Colony homes for sale remains tight. But, as my mentor Liz Moore suggested to the room, the hike in interest rates and potentially fewer Covid concerns from sellers — providing them the confidence to list their home — could soften the market by the fall.

That is a good reminder that, if you are in a position to sell your home, there truly has never been a better time to do so. Please get in touch if you’d like a no-obligation review of your home’s current value.

Thank you again, Ford’s Colony.

4th Q and year-end sales figures

My review of the fourth quarter of 2021 shows that 37 homes in Ford’s Colony closed in that time — at an average sold-to-list price of 99.4 percent.

  • Average days on the market for sold homes was 23.9.
  • Average price per square foot was $175
  • Indicative of the ongoing market conditions, there were just six active listings as of Dec. 31.

For the entire year, 199 home sales closed in Ford’s Colony, for an average sold price of $632,182.

As always, contact me if you’re interested in learning the market value of your home, and please consider attending my Market Watch seminar on Feb. 17 at the Ford’s Colony Country Club. If you can attend, please RSVP to deelyn@lizmoore.com by Monday, Feb. 14.

Latest info from Talk of the Colony

February 2022


The latest Talk of the Colony from the Ford’s Colony HOA is out. Here’s what to check out in February:
 
* State of the colony: 2021 goals and achievements.
* Proposed changes to the Talk of the Colony.
* The Architectural Review Committee at work.
* Committee openings mean volunteer opportunities.
* Keeping an eye on new property developments.
* Traveling safely in the snow.
* James City County programs for young and old.
* Making an impact by donating blood.
* Exploring the fchoa.org website.
* Residents rekindling romance on Valentine’s Day.
* What the book clubs are reading.
* Participating in the Citizen’s Police Academy.
* Fishing in our many ponds.
* Friends and Neighbors starts the new year.
* Caring Neighbors are there when you need them.
* Contact information and descriptions of the Ford’s Colony clubs, activities, and service groups.
* Shop the classifieds 

Plan to attend Market Watch ’22

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Friends, let’s talk about what’s happening in Ford’s Colony real estate.

Please join me for my annual “Market Watch” seminar, Thursday, Feb. 17, from 2-4 p.m. in the Banquet Room at the Ford’s Colony Country Club.

We’ll discuss how market conditions have affected home values and sales in the community. Refreshments will be served.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Monday, Feb. 14 to Deelyn@lizmoore.com or Christie@lizmoore.com.

Thanks! Hope to see you there.

Welcome to Ford’s Colony

I’m very happy to have helped Mike and Barbara Murphy locate their next home — 116 Bay Hill here in Ford’s Colony. The Murphys will be arriving from Northern Virginia in a few weeks to reunite with some very close friends who live across the fairway from them. Isn’t that great? Welcome to the neighborhood, Mike and Barbara!

Mike and Barbara Murphy