Market Watch ’23 draws record crowd

I want to say a heartfelt “thank you!” to everyone who turned out for my annual “State of the Ford’s Colony real estate market” event on Thursday at the country club.

We FILLED the room with approximately 70 people who showed up for a lively discussion about sales numbers from 2022, trends in the Ford’s Colony market, the outlook for ’23 and beyond, and other topics. It’s the best attendance we’ve had at one our seminars.

I especially appreciated the thoughtful question-and-answer session that truly demonstrated how engaged Ford’s Colony residents are in their community. It made for a very successful afternoon that I think was made better by our new 4 p.m. start time; we’ve held it earlier in the afternoon in the past, but I think folks appreciated the little later kickoff. If you couldn’t make it this year, I hope to see you next year!

As always, please contact me with any questions and comments about the Ford’s Colony market, and do let me know how I can help if you are considering a move.

Market Watch ’23

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Refreshments on me!

I would love to have you join me for my annual Ford’s Colony “State of the Market” presentation, Thursday, Feb. 16, 4-6 p.m., in The Banquet Room at Ford’s Colony Country Club.

We will be discussing how the market has affected home sales and values in Ford’s Colony, the immediate market outlook and other topics related to Ford’s Colony real estate. Bring your questions!

Please RSVP at either of the following numbers/addresses by Feb. 13.

757-503-1999 | Deelyn@LizMoore.com

or 757-532-1661 | Christie@LizMoore.com

Hope to see you there, friends.

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Invitation to State of the Market ’23

Please make plans to join me for my annual State of the Ford’s Colony Market real estate presentation, Thursday, Feb. 16, from 4-6 p.m. at the Ford’s Colony Country Club.

We will discuss trends in the market, the outlook and how current conditions have affected home values and sales. It is always an interesting and informative session!

I hope you can come with your questions and comments for me. Refreshments are complimentary. I ask that you please RSVP to either deelyn@lizmoore.com or christie@lizmoore.com by Monday, Feb. 13 to let us know you are coming.

Thank you!

Take the annual residents’ survey

The Ford’s Colony HOA has sent out a link to its annual residents’ satisfaction survey.

The board of directors would like to hear from as many Ford’s Colony residents as it can regarding its performance and areas of improvement that should be addressed moving forward.

The survey is brief and confidential — and more than one person in a household may respond.

The link to the survey is here. Responses are being accepted until Sept. 30. A summary of results will be issued after responses are compiled.

“Talk of Colony” updates Ford’s Colony housing numbers

The September “Talk of the Colony” magazine is out and includes the updated housing figures as provided by the Ford’s Colony Architectural Review Committee.

As of the end of July, Ford’s Colony now includes 2,621 single-family homes. Add in 80 townhomes and the 24 Eaglescliffe condos, it puts total housing units in the community at 2,725.

Additionally, 46 homes were under construction as of July 31, with 20 applications for construction year-to-date.

Check out the entire September edition of “TOC” by clicking here.

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.

Facility improvements continue

With the slowdown ongoing, Ford’s Colony has taken the opportunity to make numerous improvements and renovations to various facilities in the community.

These include:

  • remodeling of the swim and tennis club’s interior with new lighting, wallpaper and paint, as well as new kitchen appliances.
  • the very popular pickleball courts are being transformed into six permanent courts with new posts and nets.
  • maintenance on the tennis courts and pergola has been completed.
  • the swim and tennis club’s 32-year-old pool is getting coping stones, tiles and an upgraded replacement liner made of fiberglass.
  • the Community Services Building has been outfitted with new gutters and siding paint. 
  • expansion of the fencing in the maintenance area will start soon to relieve parking issues in front of the Community Services Building.
  • expansion of fencing for the RV/boat storage area will be scheduled for the summer to increase storage capacity.

The Ford’s Colony HOA board said it will reassess at its May 21 meeting when community facilities can reopen, based on guidance from the state department of health and in compliance with the governor’s executive orders at that time.

2020 First Quarter sales stats

The 2020 first quarter sales numbers are in!

Following are statistics for first quarter of 2020 for Ford’s Colony:

Jan-Mar 2020 closed home sales – 32
Average months supply of inventory – 6.3
Average sold price – $516,244
Average sold price to original list price – 94.7%
Average price per square foot — $161
Average days on market for under-contract homes – 94.5
Active listings as of March 31, 2020 – 76
For more information about Ford’s Colony, click here.

And for further expert information on Ford’s Colony — or any others in the Williamsburg area — Deelyn is happy to help. Email her at deelyn@lizmoore.com.

Have you seen 3 Newman Court?

For Sale in Ford’s Colony – 3 Newman Court

Updated kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counter tops and center island.

4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 4,144 Sq Ft

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac and on a beautiful,  private wooded lot, this all-brick home features an open floor plan and gorgeous updates!

Expansive great room with hand scraped wood floors, masonry and gas fireplace, built-ins and vaulted ceiling.

Tour this home from the comfort of your couch by clicking here.

For more information on this Ford’s Colony home, contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com.

Virtually visit 117 Eastbury!

Enter through the wonder of a Matterport virtual tour

4 Bedroom | 3.1 Bath | 3.544 Sq Ft | Offered at $569,000

117 Eastbury great room/kitchen117 Eastbury porch

Come virtually visit this impeccably maintained, move-in ready home with a light-filled, open floor plan via a Matterport 3D tour.

Located in the sought-after Brigadoon section of Ford’s Colony, 117 Eastbury offers outdoor living at its best. The custom home features a screened porch, covered porch and a fenced and treed backyard.

A huge utility room with sink, walk-in attic, hardwood floors throughout first-floor living areas and a 2-½ car oversized garage make this home shine as well.

For more information about 117 Eastbury, please contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com.

 

Take a look inside!

104 Berrow in Ford’s Colony

4 Bedroom | 2.1 Bath | 2,771 Sq Ft
Offered at $425,000.

The light and airy family room with fireplace opens to a spacious kitchen, breakfast area and a sunroom.
The kitchen features center island cooking, pantry and tons of cabinet space.
The light-filled tiled sunroom is the perfect place for morning coffee or evening wine.
A welcoming foyer is flanked by the dining room with hardwood floors and crown and chair moldings and a spacious living room or home office which offers French doors for added privacy.
The master bedroom has a large en-suite bath plus walk-in closet.

Additional features: dual staircases, large utility room, fabulous 3 car side-load garage, walk-in eaves storage off of bonus room, hardwood floors on the first floor, fresh paint throughout most of the house.

For more information on this Ford’s Colony home, contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com.