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.

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Fabulous Eaglescliffe Condo Just Listed

Just Listed in Ford’s Colony

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.

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.

New price for 116 Blackheath!

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 3130 Sq Ft

Now offered at $439,000.

You will LOVE this inviting, very well-maintained home, located on a private lot, that includes a beautiful new kitchen, freshly refinished hardwood floors, new paint, new carpet and updates throughout. 
 
Features include:

  • Updated kitchen offers crisp white cabinets, new quartz countertops, brand new appliances, large walk-in pantry and breakfast area.
  • Great room with built-ins, hardwood floors and gas fireplace.
  • First floor master bedroom offers hardwood floors, walk-in closet and access to the deck..
  • En-suite master bath has been updated and features a brand-new tiled shower.
  • Home office with tons of built-ins and French doors for added privacy.
  • Two generous guest bedrooms and a spacious bonus room with new carpet and fresh paint.
  • New windows throughout
  • Screened porch and a large deck overlooking the wooded privacy.

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

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.

Just Listed in Ford’s Colony

116 Blackheath

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 3130 Sq Ft

Offered at $450,000.

Located on a private and wooded lot, you will love this inviting and very well-maintained beautiful home with new kitchen, freshly refinished hardwood floors, new paint, new carpet and updates throughout. 

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

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

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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.