Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2020 (Arista Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2020 (Arista Series)

The year 2020 has closed out and so begins the New Year with installments of the Braemar Property Value Report looking back on sales activity in our neighborhood in the last two months of the year. Today’s report focuses on sales in the Arista Series which are the largest of the single family homes built by Brookfield Homes in our neighborhood. Their floor plans are the Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury.

Sadly, there were no sales of Arista homes in Braemar in the last two months of the 2020. There was hardly anything for sale as the year drew to a close. That didn’t mean buyers weren’t out looking for homes. There was one single family home in Bristow in December that received 51 offers! Can you even imagine? That’s why I keep telling you buyer demand is intense. We need more single family homes in Bristow to sell, Braemar in particular. It’s always been a sought after neighborhood in the area.

Despite not having one sale in the current reporting period, we can look back to the entire year’s worth of sales in 2020 and see our updated six and twelve month value points. These are derived from the nine Arista homes sold last year.

Starting with the sold price column, we find both the six month average and six month median sold prices higher than their respective twelve month sold prices. This is exactly what I would expect to see in our current market, the more recent sales are higher. With limited inventory and such intense buyer demand, Braemar home sellers are getting multiple offers and seeing their values peak.

Seller subsidy is the column where we get to see how much closing cost help buyers negotiated from their sellers. The first trend is not what I would expect. The six month average seller subsidy was higher than the twelve month average seller subsidy. Hmm. It only takes one or two of those nine sales to throw off an average. The six month median seller subsidy being at zero tells us that more than half the Braemar Arista home sellers gave nothing in closing cost help in the last six months. Looking at the twelve month median seller subsidy and seeing $1,000, we know that during the course of the entire year, more than half of Braemar Arista home sellers gave $1,000 or less in closing cost help. Given the market, I think the media values here are far more relevant.

Finally, the days on market column definitely shows us what a seller’s market does for marketing time. The six month average and median days on market are identical at three days. Both of those are lower than their respective twelve month days on market. Braemar Arista homes are getting gobbled up by the buyers as soon as they hit the market.

If you placed your Braemar Arista home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in a handful of days. You could also expect to give very minimal seller subsidy, if any at all.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in March. Until then, when the time comes to sell your Braemar home, I would love to consult with you about what my professional marketing and expertise in the market place can mean to increasing your bottom line. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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Chris Ann Cleland 
Associate Broker, Licensed in VA
Long & Foster Real Estate

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