The Liz Moore Market Watch Blog

Introducing Rebekah Brewster, a Liz Moore Rainmaker

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Aug 24, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Rainmakers are selected based on their sales accomplishments earning them a spot among the top 20% of Liz Moore & Associates top performers.

In additional to sales volume standards, Rainmakers share client-centric philosophies, a dedication to being masters of their craft, and a commitment to giving back to the community they serve.

Introducing Rebekah Brewster, a Liz Moore Rainmaker!

 

Tags: Williamsburg, careers

Art Tour in Eaglescliffe, Ford's Colony

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 03:11 PM

art tour imageJoin us on Thursday, June 21st, from 4-6pm to tour Ford's Colony's best kept secret - luxurious, one floor, maintenance free living!

Enjoy complimentary wine & light hors d'oeuvres and view beautiful local art from Bob Oller, Gulay Berryman, Karen Williamson, Myra Polsky, and Bob Carlson.  Artists will be on hand to talk about their work.

Begin your tour at 1103, 1201, 1202, 1301, or 2303 Eaglescliffe.  See you there!

Ford's Colony, Williamsburg is the beacon of luxury, relaxed and gracious living. Three Dan Maples championship courses boast the most acclaimed golf in our area. Ford's Colony has fine dining in the Country Club and has continually received the AAA Five Diamond award for it's excellence in service and delectable food.

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Tags: Williamsburg, Fords Colony

Introducing Julie Casey, a Liz Moore Rainmaker

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, May 25, 2018 @ 11:59 AM

Rainmakers are selected based on their sales accomplishments earning them a spot among the top 20% of Liz Moore & Associates top performers.

In additional to sales volume standards, Rainmakers share client-centric philosophies, a dedication to being masters of their craft, and a commitment to giving back to the community they serve.

Introducing Julie Casey, a Liz Moore Rainmaker!

 

Tags: careers, Williamsburg

Introducing Toby Jordan, a Liz Moore Rainmaker!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, May 16, 2018 @ 04:25 PM

Rainmakers are selected based on their sales accomplishments earning them a spot among the top 20% of Liz Moore & Associates top performers.

In additional to sales volume standards, Rainmakers share client-centric philosophies, a dedication to being masters of their craft, and a commitment to giving back to the community they serve.

Introducing Toby Jordan, a Liz Moore Rainmaker!

Tags: careers, Williamsburg

Liz's Predictions for the 2018 Williamsburg Real Estate Market

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Feb 06, 2018 @ 02:02 PM

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2017 was a solid year for local real estate. Here in Williamsburg, closed sales finished up 2.1% for the year, with pending sales up over 8%, which indicates a strong start to 2018. Much like last year, we did not experience the typical holiday slowdown, which also bodes well for sales activity in the New Year, despite some
early snow events in January. And, I must brag a little bit on our office, we outpaced the market 5 fold last year!

We are entering 2018 with less than 4 months of active inventory, and homes selling, on average, in only 39
days. That is good news for sellers who are priced properly and in good condition, or for prospective sellers who are thinking about diving into the market. Nationwide, most markets are experiencing inventory shortages,
which is the single biggest factor keeping a lid on the number of sales.

The exception here is the luxury market, where sellers need to be significantly more patient – there is currently 18 months of inventory priced at $750,000 and up in Greater Williamsburg.

Prices remained remarkably steady during the past 12 months, with the median sales price in Williamsburg
slightly above $300,000 for most of the year, and finishing up at $314,900.

Here is what I see in the coming 12 months:

Consumer confidence has been our biggest challenge in recent years, especially during
the contentious presidential election. With that now behind us, activity levels have definitely regained
momentum. Record activity in the stock market has also translated to increased real estate interest.

My expectation is that there are many sellers who have been waiting for more favorable market conditions
to list – and that will continue to happen as we move toward Spring. We have seen a significant jump in
new listings over the past few months, signaling that wise sellers recognize the importance of beating the
competition to the Spring market.

As prices continue to climb due to the inventory shortage, consumers will realize that moves need to be made
ASAP in order to take advantage of an 8 year streak of historically low rates and home values. It’s important to
note that the market can shift quickly, and it will not surprise me to see a highly competitive Spring season for
homes selling below $500,000.

Interest rates will begin a slow and steady climb this year.
Interest rates have been perplexing over the past 12 months. Most predicted the inevitable ascent would begin as the economy gained steam, but rates remained lower than predicted, most likely because the feds were hesitant to do anything that might inhibit the momentum of the recovery.

I believe that 2018 will be the year that interest rates incrementally increase, but the question remains by how much and how frequently. The good news is that this is a sure sign of a strengthening economy, but the bad news is that each hike raises the bar on home affordability. My prediction is that this will add some urgency to the market this year, particularly in the lower price ranges.

Prices will finally begin to show improvement in many neighborhoods.
Prices are neighborhood specific, and some areas are definitely improving faster than others. The overall Greater Williamsburg market appreciated 3% in 2017, and I expect will continue to trend toward more normal appreciation rates (5 to 6%) in 2018 and beyond.

If a home purchase is on your New Year resolution list, buy early in the year, as interest rates have a much greater impact than most realize. For instance, waiting for prices to drop 5% to save $12,500 on a $250,000 purchase may cost you an extra $225 per month in payments; if rates increase from 4% to 5.5%, then your payment increases from $1194 to $1419. For most buyers, the affordability index of monthly payments is a more critical consideration.

We were fortunate to participate in 1 out of every 6 home sales in greater Williamsburg in 2017, insuring our position as the #1 agency in the local market. Your support and referrals are much appreciated, and we promise to deliver the extraordinary client experience that has become our hallmark!

*All stats based on Broker Metrics for WMLS, 23188, 23185, and 23186 residential home sales in 2017

If you are looking to buy or sell a home this year, email us at info@lizmoore.com.  We'd love to help!

Tags: Buyers, Sellers, Williamsburg, lizlocal, lizlocal-Williamsburg, relo-williamsburg-news

Introducing Deelyn Neilson, a Liz Moore Rainmaker!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 @ 09:48 AM

Rainmakers are selected based on their sales accomplishments earning them a spot among the top 20% of Liz Moore & Associates top performers.

In additional to sales volume standards, Rainmakers share client-centric philosophies, a dedication to being masters of their craft, and a commitment to giving back to the community they serve.

Introducing Deelyn Neilson, a Liz Moore Rainmaker!

 

Tags: Williamsburg, careers

Introducing Charlotte Turner, a Liz Moore Rainmaker!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

Rainmakers are selected based on their sales accomplishments earning them a spot among the top 20% of Liz Moore & Associates top performers.

In additional to sales volume standards, Rainmakers share client-centric philosophies, a dedication to being masters of their craft, and a commitment to giving back to the community they serve.

Introducing Charlotte Turner, a Liz Moore Rainmaker!

 

Tags: Williamsburg, careers

Liz Moore Raises over $3,200 for Dream Catchers

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 10:42 AM

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This past weekend, Liz Moore, President of Liz Moore & Associates, participated in the Cowboys Uncorked fundraising event at the Williamsburg Winery.  Liz was thrown in the Cowboys Uncorked Jailhouse and needed to raise bail money to be released.  She raised a total of $3,240!

All money raised benefits the Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center.

Dream Catchers is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide life-changing equine assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with special needs.  Each year, the Center provides over 4,000 lessons to about 500 students from 4 years of age to senior citizens in their 90’s.  

Thank you to all who donated to this amazing cause!

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Tags: Newport News, Williamsburg, Richmond, lizlocal, lizlocal-Williamsburg

Ford's Colony Beer & Home Tour - October 7th

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 02:39 PM

logo-3.jpgJoin us for a fun-filled afternoon in Ford's Colony, Virginia on Saturday, October 7, from  1-4pm. Tour gorgeous homes for sale & enjoy hand-selected beers by local, domestic & international brewers. There’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of fall! Visit 4 or more homes for your chance to win a $100 gift card to Opus 9!

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Southern Living Showcase Home - Refreshed & Relaunched

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Sep 07, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

cR26A3825.jpgThe Southern Living Showcase Home by Wayne Harbin Builders has been refreshed and is back on the market at a new price of $745,000!

Located at 109 Ford's Colony Drive in Williamsburg, the STUNNING "Harrison Place" won Wayne Harbin Builders the Southern Living Builder of the Year Award! It is a unique blend of Coastal Living meets Southern Living, Luxury meets Comfy. Elegance is found in coffered ceilings with metallic inlay, crystal chandeliers, jewelry hinged cabinetry, his and hers baths, commercial grade appliances, quartz countertops and crystal knobs throughout the home. Relaxation abounds! The Outdoor kitchen offers refrigerator, cooking, television, retractable screen and awning, ceiling fan and gas lamps! Down below a custom built fire pit beckons! To beat it all this is a SMART HOME! The Deluxe Lennox HVAC system is completely automated and the entire home is operable from an i-Phone or i-Pad! This 3500 square foot home offers the latest and greatest trends in home design including a dog washing station! It's a MUST SEE!

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Tags: Williamsburg, Fords Colony, New Homes