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

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

What does a Top Braemar Real Estate Agent do in her spare time? Braemar Property Value Reports of course! There is no such as work when you love what you do for a living. I imagine when I worked at a radio network, in a cubicle down in Arlington, nine to five , I would have hated doing anything resembling a market report. Not now. Today, I bring you the Carriage Series edition of the Braemar Property Value Report, detailing sales from the last two months of 2020. In case you are not familiar with them, Braemar Carriage homes are characterized by the lack of an attached garage. When these homes have a garage, it is detached and sits in back of the home.  The floor plans, from smallest to largest, are: Maplewood,  Norwood,  Oakdale and  Parkdale.

There were three Braemar Carriage homes that sold in November and December. The details of those sales are listed below:

Taking these sales and combining them with all of the Carriage home sales in Braemar for 2020, we get updated six and twelve month value points, pictured below:

Starting with the sold price column, we see both the six month average and six month median sold prices are higher than their respective twelve month values. This means that Braemar Carriage homes have been increasing in value in the shorter term. Not surprising given the intense buyer demand and lack of inventory.

Moving to the seller subsidy column, we see what buyers were able to negotiate in closing cost help from their sellers. The six month average seller subsidy is only $55, compared to the $1,874 twelve month average seller subsidy. That’s quite a reduction. Of course, both the six month and twelve month media seller subsidy values are at zero. That means more than half the Braemar Carriage home sellers gave no closing cost help. Obviously, looking at the three most recent sales where no sellers gave any seller subsidy, buyers are having to forego closing cost help requests to get under contract in multiple offer scenarios.

Days on market, down the entire column, shows very low marketing times that have shrunk in the six month values compared to their respective twelve month values. Braemar Carriage are getting immediate attention from buyers. Of course, in the most recent sales, we see a home sale that took over two weeks. Price for size and condition may have been a factor there.

If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect to be under contract in less than one week. You could also expect to give no seller subsidy.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in March. Until then, when the time comes for you to sell your Braemar Carriage home, get in touch with me and find out how my neighborhood expertise and professional marketing will get you even more money from your home sale. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

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