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.

Stunning Western Gailes Home!

For Sale – 116 Western Gailes in Ford’s Colony
4 BEDROOM | 4.1 BATH | 3,605 SQ FT

Absolutely stunning! You will love this beautiful all brick home with a fabulous floorplan located in sought after Western Gailes offering both first and second floor master bedrooms and a 3-car garage!

Backing to wooded privacy and freshly painted throughout, this lovely home features spacious rooms and en-suite baths in all bedrooms.

Features include:

  • Great room with a wet bar with wine fridge and gas fireplace.
  • Kitchen with Viking range, Subzero fridge, a second prep sink, and a pantry.
  • Spacious first floor master bedroom with new carpet, en-suite bath and large walk-in closet.
  • Upstairs, all bedrooms are spacious with tiled en-suite baths and great closets. 

Additional features: Hard to find 3-car side-load garage, composite deck, large utility room water heaters, tons of storage throughout. 

For more information, contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com.

Recapping ’19 sales numbers

The year-end numbers for Ford’s Colony home sales are in!

  • In 2019, 138 sales closed in the community. (Deelyn sold 15 percent of those, more than any agent in Williamsburg.)
  • Active listings as of Dec. 31 – 61
  • Average months supply of inventory – 7.2
  • Average sold price — $489,575
  • Average sold to original list price – 94.4 percent
  • Average price per square foot — $149
  • Average days on the market for under-contract homes – 83.9

For more information and discussion about the Ford’s Colony real estate market, please join me Thursday, Feb. 20 from 2-4 p.m. at the Ford’s Colony Country Club clubhouse for my annual FC Market Watch presentation. Please RSVP your attendance by Feb. 13 to Deelyn@Lizmoore.come or Christie@Lizmoore.com

Featured home — 1101 Eaglescliffe

2 Bedroom | 2.1 Bath | 2127 Sq Ft
Offered at $485,000.

Fabulous Eaglescliffe condo offering a very unique floorplan! 

You will love this sophisticated and extraordinarily well done home featuring a den or ‘flex” living space adjacent to the great room plus both a screened porch AND a covered porch.

Compare the costs of maintenance of a single-family home versus care-free condo living. On an annual basis, condo living has proved to be more cost effective!

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

#FordsColony #WilliamsburgVa

Check out the latest Colony Life

I’d like to thank Marilyn Adams, the editor of Colony Life magazine, for the generous article in the December edition, which is just out. It is an honor to be featured in her magazine’s “Resident Sponsor Spotlight.”

Look for the latest edition of Colony Life in your mailbox. And thank you again, Marilyn!

What’s in a name? John Pott

The names of Ford’s Colony’s streets are an intriguing mix of golf courses from around the country, and world, and of Virginia historic figures. Occasionally, I’ll introduce you to an interesting street name and the story behind it . . . which brings me to “John Pott.”

A main thoroughfare into Ford’s Colony off of Longhill Road, the street is named for the noteworthy physician and Colonial governor of the Jamestown Settlement. Dr. Pott, Oxford-educated, arrived Jamestown with his wife Elizabeth in 1619. He evidently had an interesting few years thereafter. 

First, he was accused of poisoning 200 Native Americans in 1623 in retaliation for a massacre of colonists; he was ultimately cleared of the charge and his seat on the Governor’s Council was restored.

Pott himself was installed as governor in 1629, but in 1630 he was convicted of stealing livestock. His skills as a physician, however, were so crucial to the colony that the next governor, Sir John Harvey, petitioned England for Pott’s pardon. It was granted, he regained his estate known as “Harrop” – evidently located in what is now Williamsburg – and continued his medical work.

“As physician, leader and revolutionary, Dr. John Pott served as a vital force in shaping the history of Jamestown colony,” according to an article from the New York Academy of Medicine.

Now you know.