Braemar Property Value Report: May-June 2021 (Carriage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: May-June 2021 (Carriage Series)

Monday is my favorite day of the week. It is a day to start fresh and get working. Certainly, when you love what you do, a new work day is never a bad thing. And as a Top Braemar Real Estate Agent, I can tell you that I indeed love what I do. As proof of that, I bring you this latest edition of the Braemar Property Value Report for the Carriage homes in our neighborhood. 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, accessed by a private driveway off of the street, or off of a shared alley in the back of the home.  The floor plans, from smallest to largest, are: Maplewood,  Norwood,  Oakdale and  Parkdale.

There were six Braemar Carriage homes that sold in the months of May and June. The details of those sales are listed below:

First amazing thing about these six sales are their sold prices. Two of the six are $600,000 or more. And the biggest jaw dropper is the second smallest of the Carriage Series, a Norwood model on Tombreck selling for $581,600. That is a lot of money for a three bedroom Carriage home to pull.

Taking all six of these sales and combining them with the entire past twelve months of Braemar Carriage home sales, the six and twelve month data points are updated and reveal the fruits of the seller’s market.

Starting with the sold price column, both the six month average and six month median sold prices are substantially higher than their respective twelve month sold prices. This means Braemar Carriage homes are gaining a lot of value as a result of the frenzied buyer demand.

The seller subsidy column is where we find out how much closing cost help buyers have been able to negotiate from their sellers. The zeros in all but the twelve month average slot tell us that buyers are having to forego closing cost requests to get their offers accepted in multiple offer scenarios. In fact, the only reason there was even a value in the twelve month average seller subsidy is that one Braemar Carriage home seller gave $600 in seller subsidy in their October 2020 sale. That was probably a home inspection repair credit, judging by the amount.

Days on market reveals low, single digits all the way down the column, with only a one day quickening form the twelve month average to the six month average. Braemar Carriage homes are selling extremely quickly in the seller’s market.

If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in less than a week. You could also expect to give nothing in closing cost help.

The summer months are experiencing less demand than we have seen up to the end of June, which is where this report ends. That doesn’t mean buyer demand has dried up. Inventory has increased and some buyers have taken the summer off as they travel and take vacations. A summer slow down in buyer activity and increase in seller listings in typical for our market. Even though there are still more buyers than there are listings, you may not get crazy amounts of offers in a weekend.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in September. Until then, when the need arises for you to sell, understand that buyer enthusiasm is where the highest possible price comes from, no matter than market. Buyer enthusiasm is created by doing the right listing preparation and being professionally marketed, even in seller’s market. I have been helping Braemar sellers with both for a long time. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

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