Third-Quarter ‘Market Watch’ numbers are in

Sales statistics I compile for my quarterly “Market Watch” update show the sale of 103 homes (including townhomes and condos) had closed in Ford’s Colony through Sept. 30. 

The average sold price in Ford’s Colony through the third quarter of 2019 was $499,698, at 94.2 percent of the original list price. (The range of sales prices in the third quarter alone was $278,000 to $770,000.)

FEATURED HOME
104 Worksop
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 2,209 SQ FT
Now offered at $370,000!

Other key statistics through Sept. 30:

  • Average months supply of inventory – 6.8
  • Average price per square foot — $148
  • Average days on the market – 81.1 (down from 94 through the second quarter)

In all 40 homes closed in the third quarter – 17 in July, 15 in August and eight in September.

I very much appreciate the kind words of my friend and client John Urban, whose sale closed during the third quarter: “For a major happening in your life you want a qualified, experienced professional – that is what Deelyn and her team bring to the table. With Deelyn as your representative — from the original walk through to the staging, to her extraordinary marketing and onto the closing negotiation — you are always in available good hands. She gets the job done!”

Thank you, John!

For information on buying or selling a home in beautiful Ford’s Colony, please call me at 757-503-1999 or email at deelyn@lizmoore.com.

The numbers:

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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 deelyn@lizmoore.com.

Everyday gratitude

Happy November! Halloween-candy hangover notwithstanding, it’s a beautiful weather start to a wonderful month, the gateway to the warmth and gratitude of the holidays.

As a 21-year resident of Ford’s Colony, I am mindful — especially during this time of reflection — of the simple joys of our wonderful neighborhood.

The turning of trees and the glint of sun through autumn shadows. A bench seat by a duck pond, collar upturned on a crisp afternoon. Easy dog-walks as dawn breaks. Smiling nods to neighbors known and soon-to-be-met. Jogging trails and loops with friends, lost in conversation, and riding bikes over gently rolling hills.

I appreciate Ford’s Colony so much. And as a Realtor, I love showing folks interested in moving to “our home” what we already know: Ford’s Colony is a great place to live.

Please contact me (deelyn@lizmoore.com) if you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a home in Ford’s Colony. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy a wonderful November with family and friends.

Saturday Open House at 116 Western Gailes

116 Western Gailes

Open House Saturday, October 26, 12 PM – 2 PM

4 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | 3,605 Sq Ft

Offered at $625,000.

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. 

Stop by and tour your new home.

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

Ford’s Colony Home with 3-car Garage and New Price.

104 Berrow now offered at $425,000.

4 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | 2,771 Sq Ft

Take a look inside! You will love this conveniently located, inviting home offering an open floor plan, spacious rooms, gorgeous sunroom and a 3-car garage.

Features include:

  • Kitchen with center island cooking, pantry, and tons of cabinet space.
  • Spacious tiled sunroom.
  • Dining room with hardwood floors and crown and chair moldings.
  • Master bedroom has a large en-suite bath and 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.

New Price for 101 Sunningdale

101 Sunningdale now offered at $569,900!

5 Bedroom | 4.5 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 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.

Take a Matterport tour of this lovely home by clicking here.

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

“Black Friday” Special in Ford’s Colony

124 Hollinwell now offered at $499,000.

5 Bedroom | 4 Bath | 4,027 Sq Ft

Take a look inside! Move-in perfect home in sought-after St. Andrews Village with two first floor bedrooms plus first and second floor master bedrooms!

This lovely home features a unique floorplan offering character and charm plus spectacular renovations throughout.

Features include:

  • Renovated kitchen with Wolf range, wine fridge and walk-in pantry.
  • Family room with gas fireplace and built-ins.
  • First and second floor master suites.
  • Bonus room over garage that is perfect for art studio, ‘man cave’ or extra storage.
  • New paint throughout the home.
  • Updated laundry room.
  • Updated faucets and fixtures in kitchen and bathroom.
  • Two fenced areas outdoors include a low-maintenance English garden.

Click here for a Matterport virtual tour of this gorgeous home.

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

Time to jump on “Black Friday” week home deals!

Homes like this all-brick, move-in perfect home at 4909 Westmoreland Drive are in hot demand during Black Friday week.

Imagine if November’s “Black Friday” deal-driven shopping frenzy lasted a week? Well, it does last a week in real estate – and it’s THIS week!

Data released by Realtor.com indicates the week of Sept. 22 is the best time to buy a home because of less competition and a spike in inventory and price reductions.

Because so many families are focused on getting settled for the new school year instead of shopping for houses, buyers in general face 26% less competition across most U.S. markets surveyed.

At the same time, inventory increases by 6 percent. And of those homes, another 6 percent will be reduced in price.

The inventory of luxury homes sees a marked increase this time of year, said Realtor.com senior economist George Ratiu.

“There [are] a lot of opportunities for luxury buyers,” he said.

Because things can happen quickly, Forbes.com contributor Stephanie Vozza advises deal-seeking buyers to:

* be alert to price reductions in their chosen area.

* get preapproved for funding

* be willing to close quickly

* make their strongest offer right away

* ask their agent for a market analysis of comparable home sales.

I would be delighted to do a complementary market analysis for you. Please contact me at Deelyn@lizmoore.com or 757-503-1999 if I can help you this week – or any week at all.