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New Listing: Beautiful Cape Cod in Ford's Colony

by Deelyn Neilson

Just listed--a gorgeous Cape Cod in Ford's Colony. Offering 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 4,203 square feet of living space, this home is move-in ready!  Hardwood floors flow throughout the first floor, accented with beautiful archways and upgraded moulding.  This home has tons of options, with first or second floor master bedrooms, and a main floor family room as well as a second floor Great Room.  Living space extends outdoors to the spacious screened porch and patio.

Offered at $575,000

Incredible Kitchens here in Williamsburg, VA

by Deelyn Neilson

 

Is there any other room that embraces beauty and functionality like the kitchen? Gorgeous finishes flow throughout every space--warm, natural wood on the cabinets, colorful granite and marble surfaces, and tile backsplashes blending the elements together. Even the appliances are appealing with their smooth, industrial designs. A open floor plan erases the lines between the work spaces and living areas of the home, offering the ideal setting for effortless entertaining. 
 
Here are five exquisite kitchens in Williamsburg, VA. Like what you see? Each home is currently on the market. Click on a photo to see the full listing.  Contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com to schedule your private showing of any of these homes.
 
164 Killarney: A masterpiece in the art of luxury home building, this exquisite 5800 square foot "estate" style residence, offers four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The kitchen features custom cabinetry with integrated SubZero refrigerator, granite counter tops extending to a center island and desk area, Viking professional range with oven and Viking wall mounted oven, and two sinks.  In addition to these state of the art appliances, there are two Asko dishwashers.   
 
Offered at $1,200,000

 

120 North Turnberry: Custom designed and built with spaces for entertaining as well as everyday living, this majestic all brick home was recently completed with 6,525 square feet, five bedrooms, six  full and one half bath.  The spacious kitchen is both gorgeous and functional. Granite counter tops compliment the cherry finish of the custom cabinetry. The large center island provides additional workspace.  Appliances are state of the art, including a cabinet integrated refrigerator, double ovens, island gas range, and wet bar with wine cooler. Connected to the kitchen, the breakfast area is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pond and golf course.
 
Offered at $975,000

136 Red Berkshire: Designed by William E. Poole, this "Shields Townhouse" home offers four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and several 'flex'  rooms for a total of 4228 square feet.  The gourmet kitchen offers everything a culinary enthusiast could want: double ovens, a gas range, dozens of square feet in counter space, and a walk-in pantry. Granite counter tops complement the color of the main cabinets as well as the gorgeous, contrasting center island.

Offered at $665,000

102 Links of Leith: With five bedrooms and two and a half baths, and 3509 square feet, this home is spacious and comfortable, with luxury details accenting its architectural beauty. The kitchen features granite countertops, custom cabinets, huge center island, and tiled backsplash. A spacious pantry offers plenty of storage.

Offered at $525,000

4043 Coronation: This two story home offers 2810 square feet, with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Gorgeous granite counter tops, custom cabinetry, contrasting center island, and tile back splash create a space that is inviting as well as beautiful.  Stainless appliances including a gas range and wall oven.

Offered at $485,000

Want to Buy? Join the Williamsburg Home Buyer Club

by Deelyn Neilson

Starting February 12, 2013, James City County Housing and Community Development Office is partnering with Liz Moore and Associates to host the Williamsburg Home Buyer Club. This educational setting with continue throughout the year, offering classes about saving goals, determining affordable mortgage amounts, credit scores and credit reporting, shopping for homes, and closing on a house.  

Registration is required, and space is limited! 

When: February 12 2013, 6:00pm

Where: Liz Moore Realty Office,5350 Discovery Park Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 

Call 757-259-5340 to register today!

 

 

Gorgeous Custom Home in Wellington, Williamsburg VA

by Deelyn Neilson

Welcome to 3971 Bournemouth Bend in the desirable Williamsburg, VA community of Wellington. (You can view more homes for sale in Wellington here.) This absolutely stunning Marque built home offers extraordinary custom upgrades throughout, personifying the elegance and character of its historic surroundings. The gorgeous dining room is accented by a tray ceiling, dentil moulding, and wainscoting while an arched entry leads to the generously proportioned living room. Hardwood floors run throughout much of the main level. Additional features of the whole home include plantation shutters and permanent window Christmas candles.

Offered at $425,000

Contact Deelyn today at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com to schedule your private showing.

Reader Question: Best Communities for Waterfront Living

by Deelyn Neilson

Deelyn, 

My husband and I want to retire in Williamsburg, VA . We'd like to live in a community with waterfront living, but still convenient to town and Colonial Williamsburg.  We're looking for a home where we can dock our boat with access to large lake or river. Can you recommend an area or neighborhood to us?

Thanks, 

Gail G.

Dear Gail, 

Williamsburg is the perfect place to retire if you love waterfront living!  With the York, James, and Chickahominy Rivers surrounding the city, there is plenty of shoreline. There are several different communities that offer everything from a boat slip to full service marinas!  Here are links to my community pages that offer more information about all of these waterfront communities. On each page, you'll find a link to available homes for sale in these waterfront community. Browse homes at your leisure, or give me a call and let me do all the work for you!

First Colony: This well established neighborhood offers a marina and gorgeous views of the James River. With fewer than 300 homes and low home owner's association fees, this is a highly sought after community.

Governor's Land: Situated on the neck between the James and Chickahominy River, this gated community has access to both rivers. Also features a luxury clubhouse and championship golf course.

Kingsmill: Located on the southern side of Williamsburg, VA, Kingsmill is a world class gated community with resort. It offers a full service marina with boat slips and boat rentals.

Landfall at Jamestown: A small community of only 90 homes, the community dock offers access to the James River with low home owner's fees!

Queens Lake: A natural gem, the beautiful area of Queens Lake is surrounded by the Colonial Parkway and miles of wooded country. The Queens Lake community has access to Queens Lake, Queens Creek and Princess Pond.  Low home owner's fees and proximity to New Quarter Park--an exceptional York County area for outdoor recreation--make this a popular community.

River's Bend at Uncle's Neck: A new waterfront community located just north of Williamsburg, several  waterfront lots are available for your choosing. This is your chance to build the home you've always wanted!

Please contact me and together we'll find the perfect waterfront home for your retirement in Williamsburg, VA!

Thank you, 

Deelyn Neilson

deelyn@lizmoore.com

757.503.1999

 

 

 

Advantages of Owning a Home

by Deelyn Neilson

102 Links of Leith, Ford's Colony, Williamsburg VA

  102 Links of Leith, Ford's Colony, Williamsburg VA

In today's housing market, owning vs. renting is a hot topic.  But the numbers don't lie! Homes in Williamsburg are exceptionally well valued, with housing prices being significantly more affordable than they were during the housing bubble just five years ago. Here's some advantages to owning a home:

1. Equity and Value: With the purchase of a home, each payment you make builds equity little by little. This means when you make a payment, the portion that goes to principal become a little stockpile of value. When your home is paid off, you'll have all that value in your home. So if you choose to sell or rent it, you'll be able to recoup some or all of what you put into your home.  With renting, you never see any return on the payments you make each month.

2. Tax deductions: In the beginning of home ownership, a high percentage of the monthly payment is interest and does not actually reduce the amount of your mortgage. This interest is deductible from your yearly taxable income. Depending on your tax bracket, this can save thousands of dollars per year!

3. Valued Added Improvements: When a home is yours, you're free to make upgrades and changes that reflect your personality. You can hang pictures or paint the walls or add new counter tops since improvements actually increase the value of your home. If you choose to improve a rental, you won't recoup that cost. Unless you've worked out an agreement with your landlord in writing, there's no guarenttee that the improvement costs will be deducted from your rent, either.

4. Your Own Space: The pride in ownership doesn't have anything to do with saving money.  It has to do with making a house your home. Whether you call it putting down roots or settling down, the security and permanence of owning a home can bring a deep emotional peace.  And that's where the true equity really lays. 

I can help you find your dream home here in Williamsburg, VA. Call or email me today at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com.

Click here to browse homes for sale in Williamsburg, VA.  See my featured listings here!

4844 Bristol Cricle Open House Sunday 1/13/2013 2:00-5:00pm

by Deelyn Neilson

Join us for an open house this Sunday, January 13 2013 from 2:00-5:00pm at 4844 Bristol Circle. Located in the highly sought after, centrally located neighborhood of Westray Downs in Williamsburg, VA, this charming custom built rancher offers one floor maintenance-free living. It features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1808 square feet on a spacious 0.52 acre lot surrounded by woods. You'll love the new bamboo flooring and new carpet! Offered at $288,000.

For more information, see the full listing for 4844 Bristol Circle here

Stop by 4844 Bristol Circle, Williamsburg VA on January 13 2013 from 2:00-5:00pm to see this beautiful home in person.  No appointment necessary!


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New Facebook page!

by Deelyn Neilson

Check out my new Facebook page to see market updates, happenings in the 'Burg (Williamsburg, that is!) and hot new listings, and more!  

Situated on the golf course with a view of a tranquil pond on over three quarters of an acre, 120 North Turnberry is found in the exclusive North Turnberry section of Ford’s Colony. Custom designed and built with spaces for entertaining as well as everyday living, this majestic all brick home was recently completed with 6,525 square feet, five bedrooms, six full and one half baths. The open floor plan offers both first and second floor master bedrooms and en suite bathrooms for the three additional bedroom.

See more photos and full listing description for 120 North Turnberry Ford's Colony here.

Offered at $975,000

 

Do Three Small Projects to Improve Your Home

by Deelyn Neilson

Small projects can make a HUGE difference in the value of your home and the time it sits on the market. Even if you're not looking to sell right away, make a new year's resolution to keep up with your home little by little with small projects. It's much better than tackling a long list of to-do's if it turns out you need to get your house buyer-ready in a hurry!  You might even find, after completing a few projects, that you actually enjoy your home more than ever! This is the year--use those skills you learned in DIY classes or tutorials and improve your home!  Here's some projects that take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, but all cost $100-$300. Click for a step-by-step tutorial:

1. Replace the kitchen and bathroom faucets. Still using the same faucet from twenty years ago? Get something stylish and attractive! It will make a big difference in your kitchen and bathroom.

2. Update your living room or dining room light fixtures. Light fixtures have incredible power--they can turn a dim, unwelcoming room into your home's best room!  Similarly, a contemporary light fixture can completely change the look of your home from dated to distinctive.

3. Upgrade the handles and hinges on your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. I prefer a nice long handle to a knob. It has a more sophisticated look and they come in all kinds of styles.  

4. Replace your outlets and outlet covers. Many older homes have off-white or even beige outlet covers, which have a very dated look. Change to a bright white to take ten years off your home.

5. Paint. Of all simple projects, painting is the most transformative.  Choosing neutral, soothing tones will updating your home and create a more appealing atmosphere.  It's easy as long as you have the right tools--painters tape, drop cloth, good quality paint, and good quality rollers and brushes.    

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Liz Moore and Associates
5350 Discovery Park Blvd.
Williamsburg VA 23188
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