Braemar Garage Townhouse Under Contract in 12 Days!!

10153 Pale Rose Loop in Bristow was Under Contract in 12 Days!!Braemar Garage Townhouse Under Contract in 12 Days!!

This Braemar garage townhouse hit the market on March 11th (2015) priced at $299,000.  The owner took my notes about getting the home ready for market and had new carpet installed and had the entire townhouse painted, including the front door.  Move in ready is what buyers want.

After reviewing multiple offers, this Braemar townhouse was under contract in twelve days!

A neighbor stopped and asked why this townhouse got so much traffic, when the one down the street was bigger.  Probably a combination between the preparation of the Seller, picking the right list price and my love of online marketing.  I am more than a dump-it-in-the-MLS-and-run agent.  This Braemar blog and my own Braemar Facebook page, make marketing neighborhood listings a snap.

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037When you are ready to list your Braemar townhouse for sale, list with the neighborhood pro.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA


Just Listed: Beautifully Updated Yardley on Secluded Lot for $448,000

Just Listed:  Beautifully Updated Yardley on Secluded Lot for $448,000

13228 Dunnegan Head Place in Braemar

Front Porch --13228 Dunnegan Head --If you are looking for a single family home where you can enjoy the outside of your home as much as the inside, look no further than this Yardley at 13228 Dunnegan Head Place in Braemar.  It’s at the end of a private pipe stem, with a wood deck and fully fenced back yard that gets the early morning sun, and a covered front porch where you can watch the sunset.

Deck--13228 Dunnegan Head

Inside, upgrades include hardwood floors on the main level, with the exception of the kitchen and breakfast nook, which is done in 12 x12 ceramic tile.  That tile goes nicely with the granite counters, composite granite sink and the stainless steel appliances.  Even the staircase to the bedroom level is hardwood.  That is not so easy to find in a Braemar single family home.

Kitchen--13228 Dunnegan Head

Composite Granite Kitchen Sink--132228 Dunnegan Head

Breakfast Nook--13228 Dunnegan Head

The family room is off the kitchen/breakfast nook and has a gas fireplace.  Again, because the family room, breakfast nook and kitchen are in the back of the home, the morning sun here is glorious.

Family Room--13228 Dunnegan Head

Formal dining room boasts a bay window, giving the room a little more visual interest and space.  Formal living room is in the front of the home.

Dining Room--13228 Dunnegan Head

Upstairs you find all four bedrooms.  The Master Suite has two walk-in closets and an attached full bathroom with dual sinks/vanities/medicine cabinets.  Flooring has been updated to 12 x 12 ceramic tile.

Master Bedroom--13228 Dunnegan Head

Master Bathroom--13228 Dunnegan Head

Remaining three bedrooms are all good-sized rooms, particularly the fourth bedroom above the kitchen.  They share hall access to the second full bathroom, also done in 12 x 12 ceramic tile.

4th Bedroom--13228 Dunnegan Head

The basement is fully finished to include two recreation areas, a finished den and a full bathroom.  This is also where the washer and dryer are located.

Rec Room--13228 Dunnegan Head

Current owners took a lot of pride in the landscaping of their front and back yards.  While you may not be able to see it this early in spring, particularly after our harsh winter, you will definitely enjoy it in the warmer months.  You may also like seeing deer nearby.  Just make sure to plant deer resistant flowers.

Back Yard--13228 Dunnegan Head

Landscaping Collage--13228 Dunnegan Head

If this Yardley feels like it may fit your home needs, call Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037me for a tour.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA


Move In Ready, Garage Townhouse in Braemar, Just Listed for $299,000

Move In Ready, Garage Townhouse in Braemar, Just Listed for $299,000

10153 Pale Rose Loop in BristowFrom past experience, I know that when a Braemar seller takes my pre-listing preparation notes as a to do list and prices according to current comps, they get results.  This brick front, three bedroom, two full and two half bath, townhouse at 10153 Pale Rose Loop has a Seller that had the entire home freshly painted and new carpet installed.  When all that was done, a professional cleaning crew came in and made the appliances, bathrooms, hardwood floors and windows shine.

The pictures of this Braemar townhouse will show you the open floor plan and wooded view, which is not easy to come by when buying a Braemar townhouse.  What they won’t show is that the A/C was replaced in 2013.  That’s an expense the next owner will not have to deal with.  The deck of the main level was renovated with fresh wood for a new flooring surface.  And it has something I personally think every townhouse should have— a bathroom on every level of the home.  No running up and down stairs when nature calls.

Living Room has Palladian Window and Overlooks Two Story Foyer

Main Level--10153 Pale Rose

Breakfast Area --10153 Pale Rose

Kitchen --10153 Pale Rose

You can visit this Braemar townhouse this weekend.  It will be held open on Saturday, March 14th (2015) from 1pm-4pm by Cathleen Connolly.  I’ll be by on Sunday, March 15th (2015) from 1pm-3pm.  Come by and take a look.  If you like what you see, make an offer.  The Seller isn’t reviewing offers until Monday the 16th.

Master Bedroom--10153 Pale Rose

Master Bath Tub--10153 Pale Rose

Master Bathroom--10153 Pale Rose

Basement --10153 Pale Rose

Fully Fenced Back Yard--10153 Pale Rose

Wooded View from Deck--10153 Pale Rose

This Braemar townhouse is in the Cedar Point Elementary, Marsteller Middle and Patriot High School District.  It is also walking distance to Cedar Point, Braemar Park and the Iona Sound Clubhouse and Pool.  Don’t miss your opportunity to come see this one this Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037weekend.  Open Saturday, March 14th (2015) from 1pm-4pm and Open Sunday, March 15th (2015) from 1pm-3pm.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA


Just Listed: Oberlin Model by Ryan Homes for $499,000

Just Listed:  Oberlin Model by Ryan Homes for $499,000

13519 Marr Lodge Lane listed for $499,000 on February 27th, 2015The Oberlin model by Ryan Homes is one of my favorites in Braemar.  It is not too big, not too small and has a floor plan as elegant and it is friendly.  This particular Oberlin is located at 13519 Marr Lodge Lane and hit the market on February 27th (2015) for $499,000.  It is a Short Sale, but don’t let that worry you about the condition of the home.  It is move in ready.

Living Room

The more formal areas of the home, the living and dining room, are just where you would expect them to, on either side of the hardwood foyer entry.  The hardwoods continue to the dining room and walk you back to the more informal areas of the home, the heart of which is the kitchen.

Dining Room

The kitchen is a cook’s dream.  Plenty of counter and cabinet space, a breakfast bar where friends and family can visit and watch while you prepare your favorite meal.  Double ovens, a cooktop and microwave give you all the tools to cook, and the dishwasher is there to clean up.


Most meals will likely be enjoyed in the dinette just off the kitchen, and open to the morning room and family room.  Personally, my favorite touch of plantation shutters is present in the living and dining rooms, as well as the morning room.

Dinette/Morning Room

The family room is a very generous size and features a gas fireplace which is perfect the winter weather we’ve been experiencing in Bristow this year.  Tucked to the far side of the family room is the study.

Family Room

Upstairs area all four bedrooms, the secondary bedrooms being larger than you may expect.  The Master Suite feature a large walk-in closet and luxury bathroom with soaking tub, separate shower and double sinks/vanity.  Even the second full bathroom has double sinks/vanity.

Master Bedroom

The basement gives you a large recreation space that is finished and ready to use for whatever hits your happy spot.  And if you wish to grow into the basement a tad more, there is a rough-in for an additional full bathroom and additional finished space that may work nicely as a media room.

With all the snow on the ground it may be hard to picture the warmth of summer and basking in early evening sun, but with the brick paver patio, you can enjoy your outside space as well.

Brick Paver Patio

Here are some side notes about this gorgeous home.  The laundry room is on the main level and the front load washer and dryer will convey.  There is also a powder room on the main level.  The garage fits two cars and gives you great curb appeal being a side loader.

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037As a Short Sale, this home requires a patient buyer.  We expect to gain approval from our two banks within sixty to ninety days of sending them a contract.  If that’s a time frame that works for you, this is an outstanding opportunity to buy an amazing single family home in the Patriot High School district.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA


Bedroom Level Floor Plan

Oberlin Bedroom Level Floor Plan

Main Level Floor Plan

Oberlin Main Level Floor Plan

Basement Level Floor Plan

Oberlin Basement Floor Plan