Just Sold in Braemar: Three Finished Level, Newly Renovated Yardley Model for $415,000

Just Sold in Braemar:  Three Finished Level, Newly Renovated Yardley Model for $415,000

Property values in  Braemar just ticked up a notch with this sale.  In the last Braemar Property Value Report for Heritage Series homes, like Yardley models, the high sales price was $400,000.  This renovated Yardley, with three finished levels caught my Buyers eyes as soon as the listing hit the MLS.  What wasn’t to love?  Granite surfaces in the kitchen, all bathrooms and miscellaneous surfaces.  New stainless steel appliances.  New faucets.  Brushed nickel hardware on even the inside door hinges.  A wooded yard.  Walk out basement.  Two gas fireplaces.  Four bedrooms on the upper level.  New carpet on the second and basement levels.  New hardwood floors on the main level.  Ceramic tile freshly installed in the the bathrooms.  Even the driveway was freshly sealed and the front door painted with a new handle.

The home was listed at $399,000 and was a regular sale.  My Buyers saw it and acted immediately.  When a home like this hits the market in Braemar in October, it isn’t going to be around long.  It’s not like there are a lot of home owners who list this time of year.  Unfortunately, there are Buyers still in need of Braemar single family homes.

Looking back at the comps for similarly appointed homes, we found a sale that happened within the past six months for $415,000.  The Buyers made that their high point in an escalation clause.  They didn’t ask for closing cost help and were able to settle in six weeks.  Despite competing with another set of Buyers who had similiar thoughts, my Buyers won the home.

The settlment took place on November 18, 2011, when the $415,000 became official.  A record high sale for a Yardley in Braemar in recent history, and not surprisingly, it happened during the fall.  This truly is not a bad time of year to sell and get a great price on your home, but as usual, the high sales prices in Braemar are really a reflection of condition and location. 

If you have a single family home in Braemar that you have been thinking of selling, give me a call.  I’ve lived in Braemar since 2005.  That’s the same year I became a full-time Bristow real estate agent.  I have also been a Braemar Short Sale Agent since 2007.  No matter your equity position, I can get your Braemar home sold for the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time.  And if you are a looking to buy a single family home in Braemar, I can help with that as well.  Just ask the very happy Buyers of this home on Fife Ness Court.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in Virginia, Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com, www.NVARealEstate.net, www.SpeakingOfHomes.net

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