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. 

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:

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.

Second-Quarter ‘Market Watch’ update!

Sales statistics compiled for my quarterly “Deelyn Market Watch” update show 63 homes (including townhomes and condos) have sold in Ford’s Colony through June 30.

The average sold price in Ford’s Colony through the second quarter of 2019 was $515,730, at 93.8 percent of original list price.

Those numbers represent increases of seven and two percent, respectively, over the first quarter.

Other key statistics through June 30:

  • Average months supply of inventory – 5.9
  • Average price per square foot — $147
  • Average days on the market – 94

In all 40 homes closed in the second quarter – 10 in April and 15 each in May and June. 

I appreciated the kind words of clients Bill and Jody Coutros: “Deelyn made the logistical challenges of selling and buying manageable and found win/win situations that could work for all. If we are to move again, Deelyn will be our first choice in real estate agents.”

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

Vote for Cafe Provencal as USA’s best winery restaurant

Here in Williamsburg, we live near one of the finest winery restaurants in the United States. Is it THE best? We’ll soon find out!

Café Provençal at Williamsburg Winery is among 20 similar venues nominated by USA Today as the nation’s best winery restaurant.

Readers, patrons and especially food and wine lovers may vote once a day for Cafe Provencal as their favorite over the next couple weeks.Voting in the contest — officially USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award — ends Monday, Aug. 12. The winners will be announced Friday, Aug. 23 — and then later on USA Today. The place to vote is here.

USA Today’s nomination reads: “Chef David McClure takes the helm at Café Provençal at Williamsburg Winery with a menu highlighting local farmers, watermen and “agri-artisans.” This farm-to-farm menu includes dishes like ham and pea soup made with Edwards Country Ham, butter-poached lobster tail salad, seared diver scallops with local purple rice and grilled swordfish with lemon basil polenta and a mustard cream sauce.”

Yum, to all of that!