Say 'No' to old smoke detectors

When Daylight Saving Time (blessedly) arrives March 8, why not take it as a cue to test and possibly swap out your home’s smoke detectors?

You know it’s time to change the batteries by the sometimes annoying, but always necessary, “chirp” that emits from a power-drained device. But when to completely upgrade a smoke detector?

Ah, that answer is less obvious.

The standard endorsed by FEMA is every 10 years. And unless you have the actual purchase receipt or a faultless memory, you need to physically remove the detector from the ceiling and check the manufacture date on the back of it.

If it’s been 10 years since the device was made, swap it out for a brand new one to be certain it is in peak condition. It’s a small chore for great peace of mind. And then, don’t forget to check the batteries every month as well.

Push the “test” button, so your home safely passes with flying colors.

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.

New Price for 101 Sunningdale

101 Sunningdale now offered at $568,900.

 5 Bedroom | 4.1 Bath | 3,962 Sq Ft

Welcoming and elegant custom-built cape offering flexible living spaces!

With almost 4,000 sq. ft., this fabulous move in perfect home offers 4 or 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 2 bonus rooms – all on a beautifully landscaped and fenced lot.

Features include:

  • Light-filled family room with built-ins and gas fireplace.
  • Kitchen features granite countertops, tiled backsplash, and stainless appliances.
  • First floor master bedroom with hardwood floors, crown mouldings and two walk-in closets.
  • Master bath with granite counters, double sinks, tiled shower and soaking tub.
  • Upstairs there are 3 or 4 spacious bedrooms plus a large bonus/media room and a second bonus or bedroom 5.
  • Private treed backyard perfect for entertaining and play with a gorgeous water feature and a gardening shed with electricity.
  • Additional: Oversized 2 car garage, generator wired, holiday switch, NEW ROOF in 2019, granite in all baths and laundry room, dual staircases, walk-in attic plus a floored pull-down attic.

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

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.

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!

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.

Always a good day to honor our Vets

My late father was a military veteran; my husband’s father as well. Most families are connected to the United States military in some way — fathers, mothers, sons and daughters — and know very much first-hand the service and sacrifice involved in protecting our great country.

This weekend, and especially Veterans’ Day on Monday, let’s all pause to contemplate — and appreciate — in our own way the dedication and courage of America’s military defenders, past, present and future.

It’s the least thanks we can give for those who give so much of themselves for us.

Welcome to an even better condo living opportunity!

New Price for 2104 Eaglescliffe in Ford’s Colony

Now offered at $434,000.

3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | 2,086 Sq Ft

Elegant, sophisticated, and exclusive condo offering beautiful spaces for care free and easy living. The best of the best in custom features including newer hardwood flooring, tray ceiling, spacious storage.

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!

Features include:

  • Gourmet kitchen with custom center island, tiled backsplash, granite countertops and pantry.
  • Great room with tray ceiling, gas fireplace and window seat.
  • Master bedroom with tray ceiling, two closets and en-suite bath.
  • Secure ground level parking plus storage closet.

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