The Liz Moore Market Watch Blog

Cupcake Wars for CHKD!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Feb 03, 2016 @ 03:44 PM

Mark your calendars – our Annual Cupcake Wars fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 12th from 11am – 2pm (or until we run out of cupcakes) in both Liz Moore offices!  Get creative and donate your prize winning treats, or stop by and pick up some baked goods for your sweet tooth.  All proceeds will go to CHKD.

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For more information on how you can contribute to this event, email Lynnette at lynnettetully@lizmoore.com.

Help us spread the word by inviting your friends and sharing the Cupcake Wars facebook event on your wall!

Tags: Locals - 101 Reasons, Community

Pre-Game Super Bowl Party - you are invited!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Feb 01, 2016 @ 02:57 PM

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Join us on Sunday, February 7th from 1-4pm at the Southern Living Showcase Home (109 Ford's Colony Drive) for a pre-game Super Bowl party hosted by Liz Moore & Associates and Wayne Harbin Builder, Inc. - wings, beer, and a chance to win a Visa gift card!  Appraiser Matt Williams will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about home appraisals in today's market.

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Tags: Fords Colony, New Homes, Williamsburg

Inventory Levels Dropping in Williamsburg, Virginia

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 @ 03:47 PM

Shrinking inventory and strong sales point to an active early Winter real estate market in Williamsburg, Virginia.

  • Months Supply of Inventory - 6.5LMA_info-wmb-12-15-1.jpg
    Six months of inventory is considered a balanced market. 
  • Current Median Sold Price - $309,000
     
  • % of Sold Price to List Price - 98.2%
     
  • Average Days on Market - down slightly to 54

  • Closed Sales - up 18.2%

If you’re a seller who has been wondering if it might finally be time to sell, email us at concierge@lizmoore.com, or click below, and we can prepare a complimentary analysis of market value for you – you just may be pleasantly surprised.

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Tags: Home Sale Statistics & Trends, Williamsburg

Join Us for a Home Design Seminar at the Southern Living Showcase Home in Ford's Colony

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Jan 26, 2016 @ 01:48 PM

Come be inspired by our Southern Living Showcase Home & learn from the area’s best in home design on Saturday, January 30th from 1-4pm at 109 Ford's Colony Drive.  Christine Estep from Jackson Thomas Interiors will discuss trends and colors of 2016, how to refresh your space with your current furniture and a few new pieces, and maintenance free materials to use in your home.

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Talks will be held at 1, 2, and 3pm, so please feel free to come and go at your convenience!

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For more information on the Harbin Southern Living Showcase Home in Fords Colony or building your dream home in Williamsburg, call our new homes team at 757-645-4106 or email us at newhomes@lizmoore.com.

Tags: Fords Colony, New Homes

5 Ways to Prep Your Outdoor Space for Winter

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Jan 15, 2016 @ 03:24 PM

Winter weather has finally arrived in many parts of the country.  If it hasn't hit you yet, it is on its way!  Now is the time to make a final pass around the exterior of your property to make sure your home will be safe and accessible all winter.  According to Houzz.com, there are five things that should be on your to-do list when preparing your outdoor space for winter.Snow_in_Rock_Hill.jpg

1. Walks, Patios and Driveways
Cracks, loose pavers and missing mortar are not a huge problem in the summer.  But when winter comes and they are covered with snow, it isn't easy to see these hazards when walking.  Any crack or hole where water can pool and freeze in your hardscaping is going to become bigger when water, which expands when it freezes, settles in for a cold night.  Reset loose pavers and fill in holes now so your small problems don't become larger when the weather changes.

2. Garages and Sheds
If you have a garage or shed where you store tools and supplies, a couple of housekeeping tasks are in order.  Make sure you are stocked with winter necessities — shovel, snowblower, rock salt — and arrange those items so they are easily accessible. Look for liquids stored in the garage that will be harmed by freezing temperatures, such a latex paint, and move them indoors.  Turn off the water supply to exterior hose bibs and open the spigot outside in case there is water left in the pipe. Detach hoses from the spigot, then coil and store them in the shed/garage.

3. Hand Tools
The most important tip for tool maintenance is to clean any dirt off the metal parts.  Store tools somewhere dry, and they’ll be ready to go when the ground thaws.

4. Decks
Even if you swept your deck at the end of fall, there will probably still be built-up organic material between the boards. This can lead to rotting of the boards and the structural framing.  Clean the stuff out with a stiff bristle broom or a pressure washer. Check your outdoor lighting, too. Replace bulbs as needed. 

5. Bird Baths and Other Water Features
Any birdbath, bucket, kiddie pool or chiminea that collects water can be damaged when that water freezes, so turn items over or cover them up.

Have you thought about selling your home this season but decided to put it off until the spring?  Winter is actually a great time to sell!  Email us at concierge@lizmoore.com, or click below, and we can prepare a complimentary analysis of market value for you – you just may be pleasantly surprised. 

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Tags: Sellers

Join Us for a Home Renovation Seminar at the Southern Living Showcase Home in Ford's Colony

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 @ 04:06 PM

Come be inspired by our Southern Living Showcase Home & learn from the area’s best in home renovations on Saturday, January 23rd from 1-4pm at 109 Ford's Colony Drive.  Wayne Harbin Builder’s Inc. renovation team and Danny Coates from the Ferguson Showroom will discuss the updates you should make to your home before selling, changes to refresh your space, the biggest trends of 2016, and how to maximize your return on investment.

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Talks will be held at 1, 2, and 3pm, so please feel free to come and go at your convenience!

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Sign Me Up!  For more information on the Harbin Southern Living Showcase Home in Fords Colony or building your dream home in Williamsburg, call our new homes team at 757-645-4106 or email us at newhomes@lizmoore.com.

Tags: Fords Colony, New Homes, Williamsburg

The Latest York County Homes Magazine is Here!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 03:57 PM

We are excited to bring you the latest issue of the Liz Moore York County Homes MagazineClick the image below to flip through the magazine featuring our newest York County homes for sale.

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Tags: Buyers, York County

Staging the Outside of Your Home in the Dead of Winter

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Jan 08, 2016 @ 03:06 PM

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression, but how do you make a home look inviting in a photograph when the ground is frozen, the tree limbs are bare, and the sky is overcast?  REALTOR Mag gives some tips for staging the outside of your home in the dead of winter.Winter_Wonderland_part_2_6537752463.jpg

1.  Follow the sun.
Capture the home’s exterior when the sun is lighting the front of the house, usually between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., suggests Tony Calarco, owner of Jump Visual, a real estate photography company. You can use mobile apps—Sun Seeker (iPhone), Focalware (iPhone), or The Photographers Ephemeris (iPhone, Android, or desktops)—to tell you the sun’s direction by time of day.

2.  Add some color.
Add hearty potted plants such as mums, poinsettias, or ornamental cabbages around the front entrance.

3.  Tidy up the landscaping.
Even in the colder months, home owners need to make sure the lawn is well-manicured. Make sure to put away hoses and seasonal items and to remove fallen leaves. Pay careful attention to the front porch. too. 

4. Use snow to your advantage.
If your area gets snow, the best time to capture a home in the winter is following a fresh snow. Be sure to have walkways and driveways cleared so that the photograph leads the eye to the home’s front door.

(side note - make sure you get new photos taken of the exterior once the snow melts so the listing doesn't look dated.)

Have you thought about selling your home this season but decided to put it off until the spring?  Winter is actually a great time to sell!  Email us at concierge@lizmoore.com, or click below, and we can prepare a complimentary analysis of market value for you – you just may be pleasantly surprised. 

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Months Supply of Inventory Continues to Drop on the Virginia Peninsula

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 @ 12:27 PM

The months supply of inventory continues to drop on the Peninsula.  This, along with steady sales LMA_info-nn-11-15-1.jpgnumbers, indicates a strong early winter market.  What is currently going on in the real estate market?

  • Months Supply of Inventory - 6.8
    Six months of inventory is considered a balanced market.  
  • Current Median Sold Price - up slightly to $174,900
     
  • % of Sold Price to List Price - 97.8%
     
  • Average Days on Market - 93.9
     
  • Closed Sales - up 8%

If you’re a seller who has been wondering if it might finally be time to sell, email us at concierge@lizmoore.com, or click below, and we can prepare a complimentary analysis of market value for you – you just may be pleasantly surprised.

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Tags: Home Sale Statistics & Trends

Closed Sales Up 18.5% in Williamsburg, Virginia

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Dec 29, 2015 @ 02:49 PM

The statistics are in for November and they are pointing toward an active early Winter real estate market in Williamsburg, Virginia.LMA_info-wmb-11-15.jpg

  • Months Supply of Inventory - 7.4
    Six months of inventory is considered a balanced market. 
  • Current Median Sold Price - $305,767
     
  • % of Sold Price to List Price - 98.2%
     
  • Average Days on Market - down slightly to 55

  • Closed Sales - up 18.5%

If you’re a seller who has been wondering if it might finally be time to sell, email us at concierge@lizmoore.com, or click below, and we can prepare a complimentary analysis of market value for you – you just may be pleasantly surprised.

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Tags: Home Sale Statistics & Trends, Williamsburg