Just Listed for $499,000: Another True Five Bedroom Home in Braemar

Just Listed for $499,000:  Another True Five Bedroom Home in Braemar

Usually when you see a home in Braemar advertised as being a five bedroom home, the fifth bedroom is in the basement.  In the case of this home at 9706 Native Rocks Drive, all five bedrooms are on the second level.

9706 Native Rocks Drive listed for $499,000 on June 16, 2016

This home is a Waverly floor plan by Brookfield Homes.  The first thing that you’ll love about this home is the covered front porch.  Step inside and enter the two story foyer.  The hardwood flooring takes you from the front door, into the formal living and dining rooms, which are accented by columns.

Living Room--9706 Native Rocks

Dining Room--9706 Native Rocks

Follow that hardwood floor from the dining room and you’ll enter the kitchen.  With loads of Cherry cabinets, a Granite center island and counters, double ovens and a gas cook top, this kitchen is a cook’s delight.  You even have a bright and cheery breakfast nook here.

Kitchen--9706 Native Rocks

Breakfast Nook--9706 Native Rocks

The family room is open to the kitchen and has soaring ceilings.  A gas fireplace in the corner is the focal point of this room  From here you can step outside to the back yard, but we’ll get to the outdoor spaces later.  Behind the family room is a study.  Just outside of the study, a main level powder  room.

Family Room--9706 Native Rocks

As mentioned at the beginning, all five bedrooms are on the upper level, as is the laundry room.  The master suite has a cathedral ceiling and steps up to the two walk-in closets and the luxury bathroom with two vanities, jetted soaking tub, separate shower and water closet.

Master Suite--9706 Native Rocks

Master Bathroom Tub--9706 Native Rocks

Master Bathroom--9706 Native Rocks

The remaining four bedrooms are beyond the upper level laundry room and second full bathroom from the master suite.  The largest of the secondary bedrooms is 12′ x 13′ and the smallest is 11′ x 10′.   To better accommodate all four of these bedrooms, the second full bathroom has dual sinks/vanity.

Secondary Bedroom--9706 Native Rocks

Secondary Bedroom--9706 Native Rocks

The fully finished basement has an expansive recreation space and a walk-up exit.  And even though it is not a legal sixth bedroom, you could use the finished den with attached full bathroom, as a guest suite.

Recreation Room--9706 Native Rocks

Recreation Area--9706 Native Rocks

The back yard is one that has an extensive amount of hardscaping from the stamped concrete patio and walk ways to the the tiered stone retaining walls.  This space feels very secluded.  And with a retractable awning over the patio, you can enjoy this outdoor retreat even on the hottest summer day.

Back of House--9706 Native Rocks

Patio--9706 Native Rocks

Back Yard--9706 Native Rocks

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037Because the owner understands that their color choices may not be yours, and that you may wish to update the carpet, the house has been priced at $499,000.  If you want to see it, give me a call.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com


Another Three Bedroom Braemar Townhouse SOLD!

Another Three Bedroom Braemar Townhouse SOLD!

On March 31st (2016,) in the late hours of the evening, I uploaded my latest listing into our multiple listing service.  With practically no townhouses on the market in the 12164 Drum Salute Place sold for $340K on June 9, 2016Bristow area, let alone in Braemar specifically, I knew this three bedroom townhouse at 12164 Drum Salute Way was not going to last.

When the Seller and I had meet to go over comparable sales and pick a list price, the low inventory played a key factor.  If there is ever a time when you can push the envelope and get a higher value for your home, it is when there is no competition.  The recent sales showed that like homes had sold for around $325,000.  The Zestimate on Zillow showed a price of $308,757.

My Seller had replaced virtually everything inside in the townhouse in recent renovations, down to the toilets.  She had a wooded lot, fenced yard, stamped concrete patio, wood deck with retractable awning.  She had even painstakingly planted mini-shrubs called mondo grass so she would never have to mow.  Taking the top of the line condition and the lack of competition into account, we landed on a list price of $335,000.

Kitchen--12164 Drum Salute

Within two days we had an offer and threats of more.  While I work at the discretion of my clients, I never advise a Seller to wait and collect offers.  You may lose the early offers you got due to frustration in the lack of response.  And, let’s face it, you can only sell to one person anyway.  Don’t like the offer you got?  Counter it.

My Seller didn’t have to counter.  She had an offer for $345,000 with a request for $10,000 in closing cost help.  She was happy to sign it with only one request, a settlement date in early June vs. mid-May.  The Buyers agreed and just like that, this Braemar townhouse was under contract.

LR Bay Window--12164 Drum Salute

We were all a bit nervous about the appraisal.  Remember when I said comparable sales showed like townhouses sold for $325,000?  That matters to appraisers.  I pulled comps, talked about the market conditions and gave the long list of updates/upgrades to the appraiser.  A week later, I had to call the Seller and tell her the appraisal had come in lower than our sales price, at $340,000.  Because we had the ultimate expectation of $325,000, we both saw it the same way, we were still ahead.

On June 9th, this three bedroom townhouse in Braemar closed for $340,000.  The Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037Buyer still got their closing help and the Seller was able to set the highest sales price in the neighborhood for a townhouse since the fall of 2007, keeping values in our neighborhood rising.

When you are ready to sell your Braemar home, make the most of your only opportunity to get the maximum equity and give me a call.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com