News Road safety improvements

Work to improve safety at the intersection of News and Centerville Roads is set to begin, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. And that IS good news for Ford’s Colony residents who traverse that intersection just outside of the neighborhood. 

Planned improvements include installing a traffic light, a right-turn lane from News onto Centerville, and left- and right-hand turn lanes off of Centerville.

The light and new turn lanes are designed to address current and future capacity issues at that intersection. VDOT predicts traffic on both roads will increase approximately 25 percent over the next 20 years. 

More information about the project can be found here.

Get ready for free bagged-leaf collection

Pretty leaves

The beauty of turning and falling leaves gives us autumn enjoyment . . . until we look around and wonder what to do with all those turned and fallen leaves on the lawn.

Well, James City County is offering a free option. The county will provide curbside leaf collection between Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 in Ford’s Colony.

County trucks will circulate through Ford’s Colony for one round of leaf collection — and then off to the dump — during that time. NOTE: Leaves must be secured in clear bags no larger than lawn or leaf bags, i.e. no more than 40 gallons. Please gather your leaves and have your bags on the curb by 8 a.m. Dec. 6.

Be sure to not include things like trimmed branches, grass clippings and other yard debris, however, as that will not be accepted. You can check the county website for more information on the free leaf pickup.

FC Dance Band honors Count Basie

The popular Ford’s Colony Dance Band will perform on the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre Stage on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Dewey Decibel Concert Series.

The band will salute big-band royalty with its “Tribute to Count Basie,” a 90-minute set featuring favorites like “April in Paris,” “Shiny Stockings,” “Cute,” “Hay Burner” and “Jive at Five.” Admission is free, but a free-will donation will be taken to benefit the band. You can follow the band via its Facebook page.

The Dewey Decibel Concert Series is in its 20th anniversary season. It offers an eclectic mix of popular jazz, bluegrass, folk, Americana and classical music acts. All shows are at the Williamsburg Regional Library.

Future 2019 shows are Peninsula Concert Band, Holiday Concert Dec. 3; the Jae Sinnett Zero to 60 Quartet Christmas Special, Dec. 13; and the LCV Project, An Acoustic Christmas Dec. 19


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!

Download Deelyn’s new mobile app now!

Home buyers and sellers can now take Deelyn with them on every step of their journey!

Deelyn’s new mobile app puts Liz Moore and Associates’ most accomplished and knowledgeable Realtor at your service 24/7.

The customizable app includes the most accurate and updated information on all MLS listings in the Williamsburg and James City County areas.

Users can search for homes and rentals nearest to them, locate scheduled open houses, peruse new listings and track price changes on existing listings.

The app includes a mortgage calculator, a saved-favorites button, an advanced search function that enables users to target a range of home (baths, beds, lot size, square footage) and price options, and a direct line to Deelyn via phone, email or text message. 

Download Deelyn’s mobile app here to bring her mastery of the Williamsburg-area real-estate market to your home buying or selling experience.

The BEST deal in Ford’s Colony AND with golf views!

The best deal in Ford’s Colony is at 104 Worksop

3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 2,209 SQ FT

Now offered at $370,000!

Golf front bungalow with fabulous views!  Located on the 18th hole of the Marsh Hawk course, this charming St. Andrews Village home offers the best in downsizing opportunities and is priced to sell.

Features include:

  • Tee box and fairway views from your breakfast area, master bedroom and from the spacious covered porch.
  • The family room features a wet bar, new flooring, wood burning fireplace, and built-in cabinets.
  • All new eat-in kitchen with new granite counters, new flooring and new stainless appliances.
  • NEW ROOF, new interior and exterior paint, some new flooring, new appliances and encapsulated crawl space.
  • Gorgeous golf views from the covered porch and a small fenced yard.   

For more information on this Ford’s Colony home, contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or

New Price on 104 Eaglescliffe!

New Price on 104 Eaglescliffe

Now Offered at $574,900!

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath, 3,124 Sq Ft

Brand new and move-in ready home located in the sought after Eaglescliff section of Fords Colony! Beautiful all brick home by award winning Marquee Builders.

This home offers a spectacular open floor plan with one floor living and a second floor bonus room.

For more information on this lovely home, contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or

Just Listed – 228 Woburn

Just Listed in Ford’s Colony
228 Woburn

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 5,364 Sq Ft
Offered at $545,000.

Located at the end of a cul-de-sac and backing to wooded privacy, this custom built home offers the perfect floor plan with flexible spaces as well as two first floor master bedrooms!

For more information, contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or

New Price on 164 Highland in St. Andrew’s Village

New Price on 164 Highland in St. Andrew’s Village of Ford’s Colony
Now offered at $499,500.

Elegant, golf-front, Charlie Ross custom-built home in sought-after St. Andrew’s Village. Located on the 18th hole of the Marsh Hawk course, this move-in perfect home will not disappoint.

Features include:

  • 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
  • 3,814 Sq Ft
  • Open Floor Plan
  • Great Room with gas fireplace and built-ins.
  • First floor Master Suite
  • Walk-in attic and cedar closet.
  • Pergola for relaxing or entertaining.

For more information on this lovely home, contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or

Just Listed in St. Andrew’s Village – 139 Hollinwell


Just Listed in the St. Andrew’s Village neighborhood of Ford’s Colony
139 Hollinwell

3 Bedroom * 3 Bath * 2,569 Sq Ft
Offered at $450,000.

Wow! Sit back and relax on your screened porch overlooking fabulous golf and water views in sought-after St. Andrew’s Village in Ford’s Colony.

For more information, contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or

Just Listed – 223 Waterton


Just Listed in Ford’s Colony
223 Waterton

3 Bedroom * 3.5 Bath * 5829 Sq Ft

Offered at $895,000.

Traditional design and timeless architecture meet uncommon quality in this extraordinary home located on Blackheath #5 in the exclusive MacGregor Downs section of Ford’s Colony.

For more information, contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or

New Price for 105 Winged Foot

New Price on 105 Winged Foot in Ford’s Colony

Welcome to 105 Winged Foot

6 Kitchen

3 Bedroom * 2.5 Bath * 2,371 Sq Ft
Now offered at $430,000.

You will love this inviting, custom-built transitional home offering spacious one-floor living with a bonus above the garage. Contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or for more information.

Ford’s Colony Market Update

How was the real estate market at the end of the first quarter of 2016?

The Ford’s Colony market saw an increase in properties going under contract when comparing March 2015 to March 2016.  In 2015, 15 listings went under contract while 19 went  under contract this past March, 2016. Active inventory was fairly constant ; March 2015 ended with 140 active listings and March 2016 with 139 active listings. The best news was an increase in median sold values. Closed median sold values jumped to $521,500 in March 2016 from $450,000 in March 2015.

Overall, a better start to our Ford’s Colony market than we have seen in many years. Homes priced below $500k in FC in theory are in a “balanced” market — neither a buyer’s or seller’s  market. It appears we should see that “balance” push up in price point as we continue into 2016.

Thinking of selling your home? Give Deelyn at call at 757.503.1999 or email at to determine your home’s current market value.