Does Living Next to the Pool Negatively Affect Your Braemar Townhouse Property Value?
This was a question I was recently asked by a townhouse owner in Bristow, VA’s community of Braemar. If you are unfamiliar with Braemar, there is one section of townhouses that surrounds the Braemar pool on Rob Roy Drive and Clareybrook Park.
In the summer, during pool hours, there is ambient noise from the pool with kids playing and splashing, and the sounds of the fountains running. However, in my six years as a Braemar real estate agent, I have never encountered a buyer that thought being next to these amenities was a bad thing. In contrast, this location is considered to be a good thing by many buyers.
That may surprise some Braemar townhouse owners. There’s a very simply explanation why it is a good thing, if not for being in walking distance to the pool and park itself is not reason enough. With the amenities comes parking. And one of the major complaints common among townhouse owners is lack of visitor parking. Having a townhouse next to the pool and park actually gives a ton of parking that is largely untouched by pool and park visitors, with the exception of the summer months.
Living next to or near the Braemar pool does not negatively affect your Braemar townhouse’s value. In fact, it can be a selling feature when you hire the right real estate agent to sell your home. Give me a call. No one knows Braemar better!
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in Virginia, Long & Foster REALTORS®