Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2021 (Carriage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2021 (Carriage Series)

The year end holidays are rapidly approaching and for so many, things slow down a bit this time of year. Does it slow down in the world of Braemar real estate? Not as much as you may think. In this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report I will show you how Carriage homes in Braemar fared in the months of September and October. If you are unfamiliar with what constitutes a Braemar Carriage home from any other home in our neighborhood, they 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 three Braemar Carriage homes that sold during the current reporting period. Coincidentally, that is the same number of Carriage home sales that happened in the previous reporting period. Details of the sales from September and October are listed below:

At first glance, the things that stand out to me in the sales above are that only one of the three sold significantly above its list price. One of three gave a significant amount of closing cost help. And one of the three took longer than single digits to sell. When combined with the entire previous twelve months of Braemar Carriage home sales, the six and twelve month data points are updated as seen below:

Starting with the sold price column, we still see significantly higher prices in both six month values when compared to their respective twelve month values. Increases in value are always great news to Braemar Carriage home owners. However, the six month growth rates seem to have waned a bit. Last report, the six month average growth rate was 7% and the six month median growth rate was 10%. In this report, the month average growth rate has dropped to 5%. The six month median growth rate is also at 5% this report. Could it be that the market is shifting? Only time will tell so looking to future Braemar Property Value Reports will give more of an indication of any trends. For now, the trend is still upward growth in value.

Seller subsidy is where we learn how much closing cost help Braemar buyers were able to negotiate from their Carriage home sellers. Seeing one Braemar Carriage home sale this report with nearly 2% seller subsidy is certainly unusual. In the entire past twelve months of Braemar Carriage homes sales there have been only two of twenty that have given any seller subsidy. Timing wise, it was one sale this report and one sale last report. This definitely indicates a cooling of the buyer frenzy we have seen throughout 2020 and in the first half of 2021. While conditions still favor sellers, the herd of buyers is thinning out and the ones remaining are not as quick to act, and able to ask for more.

Days on market is really very stable. The six and twelve month average marketing times are five days, while the six and twelve month median marketing times are at four days. Braemar Carriage homes are selling very quickly.

If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditons, you could expect it to be under contract in one week, maybe two max. You could also expect to have some seller subsidy requests. The amount you are able to knock it down will largely by determined by the negotiation strength of your listing agent.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in the New Year. Until then, if the need arises to sell your Braemar Carriage home, know that the year end market is one of the most powerful a seller can encounter. Inventory shortage along with strong emotions regarding “home for the holidays” with serious buyers are factors that can equate to a very profitable sale. Of course, hiring a local, professional marketing agent like myself is a key to maxing your profit when selling. Even in a seller’s market, money can be left on the table through lack of preparation and poor marketing, which do not create buyer enthusiasm. Don’t let that happen to you. Get in touch with me for a no obligation consultation. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

2 thoughts on “Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2021 (Carriage Series)

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