First-quarter sales statistics for Ford’s Colony show that 30 homes closed in the community from January through March — at an average sold price of $619,417.
The latter number represents an average of 98.3 percent sold-to-original list price.
Average days on the market was 29, and the average price per square foot was $166.
Inventory remains low at 1.6 months supply — and demand is still very hot.
Clearly, it is a great time to sell. And remember, June and July are historically strong as relocating families gear up for the new school year.
If you are considering a move, there’s no time like NOW to declutter and attend to deferred maintenance. Please call or text if I can help; I’m always honored to assist a Ford’s Colony neighbor through the process.
Ford’s Colony will hold its spring food and diaper drive — to benefit Williamsburg House of Mercy — Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ford’s Colony swim and tennis club.
Critically needed food items and infant/toddler diapers can be dropped off in the contact-free, drive-through lanes that will be set up in the club’s parking lot. Place the items in the rear of your vehicle and masked and gloved volunteers will remove them.
The WilliamsburgHouseofMercy.org website has a list of the most-needed food supplies such as peanut butter, canned meats, fish and fruit, and fruit juice. Cash donations may also be made on the website, and checks payable to the Williamsburg House of Mercy (note: food pantry) may be mailed to the charity’s headquarters at 10 Harrison Ave., Williamsburg, 23185.
Enjoy gorgeous golf views of the No. 7 green of the Blue Heron course right from your breakfast table!
This carefully designed home with a unique floor plan is highlighted by spacious rooms, quality finishes and beautiful views. It boasts a fabulous kitchen updated with newer appliances, granite and a large pantry — and includes a sunroom/ keeping room that offers tons of natural light, built-ins and more great views.
The first-floor primary bedroom features a recently renovated en suite bath. Upstairs are two large guest bedrooms plus and an office/exercise room that share a full hall bath.
Great additional features include rare antique heart pine and chestnut floors.
Call or text Deelyn at 757-503-1999 – or email to firstname.lastname@example.org — to arrange your tour of this beautiful Ford’s Colony home.
If you no longer require a large family home, are weary of house maintenance, or if you simply want to lock up and go when travel restrictions lift, downsizing to an Eaglescliffe condominium at Ford’s Colony is the perfect choice for your next chapter.
Condo living means freedom. Less time and money on home chores and more on favorite hobbies. Few worries, much fun – plus lower utility bills than with single-family home ownership and steadily increasing property values.
The condos at 1104 and 2301 Eaglescliffe offer attractive downsizing options that each include approximately 2,000 square feet, two or three bedrooms and at least two full baths. They feature full-time gated security, dedicated parking and storage space and an easily walkable location to Ford’s Colony Country Club’s three 18-hole golf courses, golf academy and practice ranges.
Happy 2021! I have so much hope for a fresh, healthy start from the most complicated and intense – and yes, scary — times most of us will ever know. I wish you all warmth and peace.
On to news highlights from the first Talk of the Colony (the Ford’s Colony HOA magazine) of the new year:
The HOA plans to spend roughly $2 million this year on a project to repair old pipes throughout Ford’s Colony.
A right turn lane onto Ford’s Colony Drive off of Longhill Rd. will be constructed.
Four of the seven seats on the HOA board of directors will be filled durig the election period that runs Jan. 4 through Feb. 5. Online ballots – one per household or lot owner – should arrive via email by Jan. 5. (Contact email@example.com if you don’t get one.) Voting instructions were mailed with the January assessment billing. Only electronic ballots will be used.
An impressive roster of candidates, with deep and diverse backgrounds, is running for the open slots – Ray Van Cott, Roy Madsen, Rick Beers, Daphne Kinkel and Robert J. Boggio. Their bios and introductory videos can be found on the “Election” page on the HOA website. Additionally, look for a virtual “Meet the Candidates” webcast to be recorded and posted at fchoa.org soon.
Entry gate arms continue to receive damage by motorists unaware of how to enter Ford’s Colony, including non-pass holders who try to gun their way through to beat the gate cycle. Don’t try it, advises security chief Crystal Bowers. It won’t work, and you’ll have to pay for the gate damage.
As always, remember that I post links to a year’s worth of Talk of the Colony editions here on their own page.
The Ford’s Colony HOA has announced that residents can “Meet the Candidates” for the 2021 board of directors in a moderated, pre-recorded webcast that will be posted on fchoa.org in early January.
Residents may learn about the five candidates’ views, vision and hear their introductory statements on the election page here. They may also submit questions for the candidates to the nominating committee by Dec. 29 at this email address.
The unabridged webcast, including the Q&A session, will be posted on the 2021 board of directors page. Residents will be able to post follow-up questions, and the candidates’ responses will be posted on fchoa.org.
This will lead up to the online voting period of Jan. 4-Feb. 5. Each household will receive one vote via its primary email address on file. Voting instructions will be included in the FCHOA’s January assessment billing.
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 4,048 square feet | Offered at $629,000
Feel the warmth of this inviting home that offers numerous updates, an open floor plan, first- and second-floor primary suites and a light-filled sunroom.
The thoroughly updated kitchen, including granite counters, newer appliances and an eat-in banquette, opens to a cheerful family room as well as the sunroom. The first-floor primary suite features a large walk-in closet and en suite bath with dual vanities, while the upstairs primary bedroom has potential as an in-law suite.
A deck and pavered patio allow comfortable outdoor-living options.
148 Shinnecock offers the best in elegant, golf-front downsizing opportunities, a William Poole-designed home located on the 13th fairway of the Blue Heron golf course.
With golf views throughout, this light-filled home offers two first-floor bedrooms, a three-season sun porch, plus an ALL NEW kitchen and master bath. The fabulous kitchen offers quartz counters, tiled backsplash, stainless appliances and a convenient pot-filler over the range.
The great room is expansive and features beautiful built-ins and a gas fireplace. Also roomy is the first-floor primary suite with hardwood floors and a NEW en suite spa-like bath with a large tiled shower, a free-standing stone tub and heated tile floors.
A first-floor condo replete with upscale finishes and gorgeous views from a private screened porch. This lovely home features a beautiful gourmet kitchen with granite counters, a bright and airy great room with a tray ceiling, elegant dining area and a spacious primary suite with hardwood floors, en suite bath and two closets.
This move-in ready, top-floor condo features two covered porches and an extra half bath that is uncommon to most of the Eaglescliffe properties. Beautiful cabinets and quartz counters highlight the updated kitchen. Spacious and light-filled throughout.
Please contact Deelyn for more information or to arrange a private tour of these condos –757.503.1999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the Virginian-Pilot, there were 95 percent more homes under contract – 205 in all — in September in James City County than a year ago.
That increase is part of the boom that real estate in Hampton Roads continues to experience, despite lower-than-usual inventory levels.
In September, the median price for a home in Hampton Roads rose by more than 10 percent over the previous year. The Pilot said that’s the largest year-over-year growth since the Real Estate Information Network (REIN) began tracking the statistic in 2006.
In Williamsburg, the median sale price increased 40 percent from a year ago, to $349,900. Eleven homes were sold in the city in September, 10 percent more than last year.
Experience an outstanding downsizing opportunity in this beautifully appointed condo offering elegant spaces for carefree living — and in a top-floor unit!
This move-in ready condo features two covered porches with gorgeous views and an extra half-bath that is uncommon to Eaglescliffe properties.
The gourmet kitchen features beautiful cabinetry, a tiled backsplash, pantry and an updated center island with quartz counters. A vaulted ceiling, custom bookcases, gas fireplace and access to a covered porch set apart the light-filled great room.
There is much more to appreciate here. Plus, on an annual basis, carefree condo living has proven more cost effective than the costs of maintenance for a single-family home.
Please call Deelyn to arrange to visit of this must-see Eaglescliffe condo.
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner featuring turkey and house-cured pork loin ham, a chef-prepared dinner for four and a personalized fitting for a new set of golf clubs are a few of the attractive items up for online auction through Ford’s Colony Country Club.
The Ford’s Colony Charity Classic, which will be open until Nov. 11, will benefit these nonprofit organizations: FISH Williamsburg, which supports local residents who need food, clothing and financial help, Clublife Charities, and the ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation.
Also, a pharmacist provided by Ford’s Colony HOA will give flu shots, including the “high dose” senior flu shot, Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the swim and tennis club located at 165 St. Andrews Drive.
No appointment is necessary, although those coming for a shot are reminded to bring their insurance card.
An inviting new price adds to the attraction of this charming, custom home in the popular Brigadoon neighborhood, located adjacent to the 10th tee of the Blue Heron golf course.
Now offered at $715,000, graceful and meticulously maintained 101 Westbury features an open floor plan, five bedrooms plus a loft and a sunny three-season porch perfect for early morning coffee or happy hour watching the golfers play through.
Click here for more information on 101 Westbury, and here to take the Matterport 3D tour.