Another Braemar Carriage Home Sold!
This Norwood model, a three bedroom Carriage home, hit the market priced at $378,000 on December 1, 2013. It had multiple offers within days and after some negotiating with the best offer, went under contract on December 8th. Having to negotiate for four days with the first Buyers should have been a clue of trouble around the bend. Nonetheless, the Sellers were ecstatic, as well they should have been. They had had a pre-list home inspection and done the items on the inspection list recommended by the inspector. The house was in tip top shape, but the Buyer’s home inspector took issue with the enclosed porch. He stated it wasn’t built to code. Well, the building permits told a different story.
This is what happens when home inspectors talk current code about a home built in 2000. Do buyers really expect a seller to rebuild parts of their home to current code? That’s just not even remotely going to happen because a home inspector speaks out of turn and panics a buyer.
Not willing to rebuild the enclosed porch, the Sellers put the home back on the market on December 23rd. Almost makes your stomach flip to read that, doesn’t it? Hitting the market the day before Christmas Eve. But you know what? It was back under contract on December 26th with Buyers who had been part of the original multiple offer mix.
On January 31st, this Braemar Carriage home at 12461 Iona Sound Drive sold for $378,000. The Sellers contributed $5,000 toward the Buyer’s closing cost. Best of all, this sets a high sales price for the Norwood model. A sales price this high hasn’t been seen on a Norwood since August 2007. Now THAT is good news for Braemar Carriage home owners.
If you are interested in selling your Braemar home, contact me for a free market analysis of your home’s worth. No One Knows Braemar Better!
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA, Long & Foster REALTORS®