Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2021 (Carriage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2021 (Carriage Series)

Have you been wondering what your Braemar Carraige home may be worth in the 2021 seller’s market? If so, this is exactly where you need to be. Welcome to another edition of the Braemar Property Value Report focusing on Carriage homes in our neighborhood. For those unfamiliar, 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.

During the first two months of 2021, there were two Braemar Carriage homes that sold. Both were the smallest model of Carriage home available, the Maplewood. Nonetheless, when you see the details of the sale below, your jaw may fall open.

These are record high sold prices for Maplewood Carriage homes. And I can assure you, there is no home sold right now that isn’t capable of breaking a record. Buyer demand is out of control and our supply is very limited.

Taking the sales from January and February, and combining them with the sales from March 2020 to the end of 2020, we have an entire twelve months of Braemar Carriage home sales data. From that, the six and twelve month data points are updated as seen below.

Starting in the sold column, you notice that both the six month average and six month median sold prices are higher than their respective twelve month values. Braemar Carriage homes are a hot commodity, particularly as larger single family homes are ceasing to be affordable to many buyers.

In the seller subsidy column we learn how much closing cost help sellers agreed to give buyers. The six month average seller subsidy is incredibly low compared to the twelve month average seller subsidy. Meanwhile, more than half of the Braemar Carriage home sellers in both time frames gave absolutely nothing in closing cost help. To get their offers accepted in intense multiple offer situations, buyers are having to waive these requests and in more and more cases, many contingencies.

Days on market brings no surprises considering the fast pace of our current market. The six month average marketing time is half what it was in the twelve month average. In agreement, the six month and twelve month median values show four days of marketing time.

If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in four to five days. You could also expect to give nothing in seller subsidy.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in May. Until then, if you have been considering the sale of your Braemar Carriage home, being in a seller’s market is not enough to guarantee the next highest sold price. Professional marketing, no matter the market is what it takes to create the buyer enthusiasm that pushes you to the absolute max the market will bear. Get in touch with me for a no obligation consultation on what a sale in 2021 could mean for you. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

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