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!

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.)

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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.

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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.