Eaglescliffe Condo Vs. Ford’s Colony Single Family Home cost comparisons

The Eaglescliffe Condominiums at Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg consist of two four-story buildings, 12 units each, with individual units ranging from 1,700 to 2,100 square feet. The buildings in this gated community are situated within walking distance to the adjacent country club, golf courses and walking trails. A landscaped courtyard and entry greet visitors as they enter between buildings. Each building was designed with three stories of residential space over a lower parking and storage level.

The Georgian-style exterior’s brick façade is defined by brick quoins, arches and recesses, and a cornice band at the top of the first floor. The units feature covered balconies, screened porches and copper-roofed bay windows. Inside, each dwelling offers generous, open space and a flexible, dynamic plan adaptable for many uses. Typical units have one or two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a flex room that may serve as a bedroom, library, office or den. The dwellings also are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and services while preserving the condominiums’ overall architectural integrity.

The four-story residential project includes the same 24-hour security blanket that covers the entire community. As an added layer of protection, a new security feature for Eaglescliffe Condominiums requires card access between the parking deck and building entrance.

At first glance, the monthly fees seem a little high but with the help of a number of current Eaglescliffe Condo residents who previously lived in detached homes in Fords Colony we have an actual cost comparison. As you can see from the chart below it is less expensive to live in an Eaglescliffe Condo than a detached home in Fords Colony.

Eaglescliffe Condo Vs. Ford’s Colony Single Family Home cost comparisons
 Annual $ ExpenseAnnual $ Expense
Description of ServiceSingle Family Home (3600 sq. ft.)Eaglescliffe Condo      (2127 sq. ft.)
Water & Sewer (by usage)$1,563$0
Trash Collection$218$0
Electricity; condo is estimated 25% reduction…smaller size$2,130$1,598
Natural Gas; condo is estimated 25% reduction…smaller size$1,127$845
Pest Control$320$0
Cox TV, Phone, Internet$2,592$767
Alarm System (included in Eaglescliffe Condo)$0$0
Contract lawn aeration, fertilization, weed control$1,004$0
Mole/vole repellant applicaton$156$0
Lawn mower annual maintenance$200$0
Irrigation winterization and spring start-up$170$0
Shrub trimming$500$0
Snow removal$65$0
Annual mulch application & debris removal$1,548$0
Exterior trim painting (all brick home) and landscape plantings$1,500$0
Real Estate Taxes$5,045$3,526
Homeowners Insurance Policy$1,780$398
Fords Colony HOA fees (458/qtr)$1,832$1,832
Eaglescliffe HOA fees (2233.50/qtr) $8,934
Total Cost2175017900
   This cost comparison is based on expenses provided by an Eaglescliffe condo owner who formerly owned
a Fords Colony single family home. Data is Spring 2017 except HOA fees which have been updated to 2018.
   Consideration for major capital expense e. g. roof replacement is not included. 

Psst, I’m a real estate agent.

This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area and his expertise helping buyers and sellers in the local real estate market.

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