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

Signing off on 2021

Ford’s Colony neighbors, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your faith and support during 2021, another challenging year for us all. We closed 43 listings together in Ford’s Colony this year — or 21 percent of all closings in Ford’s Colony! Your confidence is sincerely appreciated.

As you probably know, the local real estate market mirrored the national one in 2021, in that inventory across the board sat at record low levels. Ford’s Colony was no exception. The community remains in peak demand with all closings sales averaging 99 percent of original list price.

I look forward to the 2022 real estate market! I expect inventory levels to gradually improve as, hopefully, more of a sense of normalcy returns to our everyday lives. Mortgage interest rates are expected to increase; however, they should remain at historically low levels, further continuing the “right time to buy” mentality of most consumers. Home values should level with an increase in inventory. Please contact me if you are considering buying or selling a home next year!

I will go into greater detail during my upcoming annual seminar on the state of the Ford’s Colony market. Please circle it on your calendar and plan to attend — Thursday, Feb. 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ford’s Colony Country Club. Please RSVP to Deelyn@LizMoore.com  or Christie@LizMoore.com by Monday, Feb. 14. 

Thank you again! I wish you a HAPPY 2022!

Reserve your Garden Club poinsettia

Please support the Ford’s Colony’s Garden Club, which has launched its annual poinsettia sale to benefit an array of philanthropic initiatives.

Over the last decade, the sale has raised more than $60,000 for scholarships and grants to Nature Camp and to support other projects. The red or white poinsettias, wrapped in green foil pots, will be ready for pick-up at the Swim & Tennis Club on Dec. 7 from 1-3 p.m.

The deadline to order your poinsettias is Nov. 19. Please use this order form, and thank you for supporting the Garden Club’s good work.

Ford’s Colony offers flu shots

For the convenience of Ford’s Colony residents, flu shots will be available on Monday, Nov. 15 at the Swim and Tennis Club from 1-4 p.m.

A pharmacist will administer shots in the Magnolia Room of the club. Those interested in receiving a shot are asked to RSVP before Nov. 12 to communityservices@fchoa.net or Jenny Holland at jholland@fchoa.net. Please note whether you are over age 65 so the correct supply of shots will be on hand.

Also, please fill out this form and bring it with you to your appointment.

Ford’s Colony market remains hot

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Market statistics through the first three quarters of 2021 show peak demand for homes in Ford’s Colony continues, at a benefit to home sellers.

Of the year’s 162 closed sales so far (through Sept. 30), the average time on the market was just 24.8 days, with an eventual sold-to-original list price at 99.5 percent.

Other numbers of note:

Average sold price through Sept. 30: $631,615

Average price per square foot: $173

Average month’s supply of inventory: 1.1

By contrast, Governor’s Land saw 51 closed sales through September, at an average price of $837,335. Colonial Heritage had 57 closed sales, averaging $447,672 per transaction.

Please contact me if you are considering a move in this unique marketplace.

Enjoy amazing water views throughout 128 Oak Hollow

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128 Oak Hollow

3 Bedroom | 2.2 Bath | 6,391 square feet

Offered at $873,000

Click here to take the Matterport tour.

This distinctive Ford’s Colony home features serene and welcoming water views throughout its gorgeous living spaces.

Elegance is on display here, from the spacious kitchen, family room, formal dining room, first-floor primary bedroom, screened porch and beyond.

Additional attractive features include a three-car garage, abundant walk-in storage, a lower-level workshop/hobby room, plus a second craft room or studio, two cedar closets and a well.

Click here for more information and photos of this amazing Ford’s Colony home.

First half numbers show strong sold-to-list results

Through the first half of 2021, all closed home sales in Ford’s Colony averaged just shy of 100 percent across the board.

Statistics show 105 closed sales in Ford’s Colony through June — with an average sold price of 99.2 percent of original list price.

Here are the numbers from the first half of the year:

Closed Sales  – 105

Active Listings as of June 30 – 21

Average Month’s Supply of Inventory – 1.3

Average Sold Price – $629,892

Average Sold to OLP –99.2%

Average Price per square ft – $170

Average Days on Market for Sold Homes – 29

Welcome to Williamsburg!

Please help me congratulate Robin and Bill Richardson on the purchase of their new Ford’s Colony home.🏡 It was an absolute pleasure working with you both, and I wish you much happiness in Ford’s Colony. A special thank you to McKim Beale of Towne Bank Mortgage for helping get this transaction to the closing table!

Please contact me if you are thinking of selling or buying a home in Ford’s Colony or elsewhere in the Williamsburg area. 757-503-1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com

First-Q numbers for a busy market

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.

Have a great summer!