Braemar Property Value Report: January -February 2014 (Arista Series)

Braemar Property Value Report:  January -February 2014 (Arista Series)

Popular Canterbury Model in BraemarWhile it is only a matter of days before we are officially in the spring season, we continue to be pounded by snow in Braemar.  And on trash and recycle days!  As if we didn’t have a hard enough time cramming all of our recycle from one week into the bin, the pick up gets rescheduled or skipped when it snows on recycle day.  It’s a bummer.

We’re not here to talk about the weather, or how small our recycling bins feel.  The purpose of the Braemar Property Value Report is to detail sales of homes in Braemar.  This particular report concerns homes in the Arista Series by Brookfield Homes.  Those were the largest homes built by Brookfield and include the Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury models.

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2014 (Arista Series)

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037Unfortunately, there were no sales of any Arista Series homes during the first two months of 2014.  The last average property value we have for Braemar Arista Series homes is $515,000 from last report, covering the last two months of 2013.  And for now, that will have to do.  Certainly, given the recent activity I’ve seen in the Arista Series, I’d say we are in way better shape than last year.  We will just have to wait until next report to see where we stand.

Speaking of next report, the next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in May and will detail sales from March and April.  Until then, if you are thinking of selling your Braemar home, call me for a free market analysis of your specific home’s value.  I’ve been a Braemar resident and full-time Bristow Real Estate Agent since 2005.  I know our local market and how your home fits into it.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

And if you want to be a member of a neighborhood Facebook group that will always allow links to these reports, please join my new Braemar Facebook group.  You can start any neighborhood conversation you like to there, be it promoting your own local business or just chatting about neighborhood events.

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


Statistics compiled by Chris Ann Cleland, using the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)




You can see the most recent property values in Braemar by clicking the links below:

Carriage Series (smaller single family homes with detached garages, Brookfield Homes)

Courtyard Series (executive style home, five to a private driveway, Brookfield Homes)

Heritage Series (mid-sized single family homes, Brookfield Homes)

NV Homes (single family homes built by NV Homes)

Ryan Homes (single family homes built by Ryan Homes)

Townhouse Report (traditional townhouses with small back yards)

Condo Quarterly (townhouse style condos)

Canterbury in Braemar: Under Contract Before it Hit the MLS

Canterbury in Braemar:  Under Contract Before it Hit the MLS

Just when you think winter has had its last say, and spring is on the way, another load of snow dumps from the sky.  And I suppose there are some Braemar sellers that are waiting for the sure fire signs of springs, like green grass, budding trees, birds chirping and flowers blooming before they put their homes on the market.  I can tell  you this much, Braemar buyers aren’t waiting.

10204 Broadsword Drive in Braemar was under contract before it listed on March 1st (2014) for $525,000

The Sellers of this Canterbury model were set to hit the market on March 1st at $525,000.  The thought being that their home would show one of its finest features best when there wasn’t any snow on the deck and it wasn’t too cold to stand in the back yard.  Having a Brazilian Ipe hardwood deck and patio covered up by snow and ice is definitely not ideal.  But word has a way of circulating between agents about what listings they have coming up.  And that was the case with this one.  A Buyer’s Agent heard about it, asked when it was hitting the market, then asked politely for a sneak peak the week before that MLS list date.

Large Ipe Deck--10204 BroadswordThe Sellers accommodated the sneak peak with pleasure.  And the next day they had an offer in hand.  I can’t tell you the details.  What I can tell you is that the home was set to list for $525,000 and the offer was one that they felt was worth accepting prior to opening themselves up to the MLS.

Kitchen--10204 Broadsword

You might think that a For Sale By Owner would have been able to pull the same quick sale.  Not so.  What made this sneak peak a possibility was agents networking.  For Sale By Owners are not plugged in to the agents that work this market full-time.  Only other agents are.  And when you do this job full-time, it’s bound to become more than a job and more like a lifestyle.

Family Room--10204 Broadsword

Just so you know what lists at $525,000 in Braemar, this is a Canterbury with two finished levels and an unfinished walk up basement.  It has hardwoods throughout the main level, excluding the laundry and mud room.  It has an extra long garage and the family room extension. Kitchen upgrades include Corian counters, maple cabinets and a Butler’s Pantry with a wine rack, wine glass rails and hands free swinging door to formal dining room.  There is also a luxury master bathroom upstairs, adorned in ceramic tile.   The third bedroom has its very own attached full bathroom.   Another bedroom has private access to the second full bathroom and its own sink.  The fourth bedroom has hallway access to the second full bathroom.  The back of the home where the family room, kitchen, study and deck were located have a southern exposure for all day sun.

Master Bathroom has dual vanities, soaking tub and spearate shower--10204 Broadsword

Want to list your Braemar home?  Do it before everyone else does and take advantage of buyer demand before there is more competition.  Give me a call for a free market analysis and let’s get started.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

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