Braemar Property Value Report: March-April 2022 (Courtyard Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: March-April 2022 (Courtyard Series)

Sunny spring days are something just about everyone can agree is a good thing. We have most definitely hit the spring season, but our sunny days may actually be outnumbered by overcast and rainy days lately. Perspective can mean a lot in how we process information. Those drawn to bad news will inevitably see the negative and vice versa.

With regard to the Braemar real estate market, this Braemar Property Value Report actually breaks it down into understand numbers. This edition focuses on the Courtyard homes in our neighborhood. Courtyard homes are located on Orland Stone, Pentland Hills and Playfair.  Five detached homes share a courtyard driveway and have a strip of yard separating them from each other.  I often refer to them as city homes or executive style homes, as they require the most minimal lawn maintenance and have very contemporary floor plans named the Arlington, Ballston and Clarendon.  What they lack in lawn, they more than make up for in generous bedrooms sizes.

There were three Courtyard homes that sold in Braemar during the months of March and April. The details of those sales are listed below.

The low sold price at $583,000 is quite a ways off of the high sold price, repeated twice, at $630,000. Taking these sales and combining them with Braemar Courtyard home sales going back to May 2021 for one year’s worth of data, our six and twelve month market markers are updated and reflect the continuation of a seller’s favored market.

The six month average and median sold prices are most definitely higher than their respective twelve month values. This is the trend we have been seeing for a while now. As buyer demand has increased and inventory has not met the need, the market has driven up prices. Even in the face of rising interest rates, buyer demand remains strong.

Seller subsidy (closing cost help to buyers) is zero down the line. This means for at least one year, no Braemar Courtyard home seller has had to give any closing cost help. Multiple offer situations certainly help. Making sure your home is creating buyer enthusiasm helps with an increased price and not paying seller subsidy.

Days on market is the only place we may see the beginning of a shift. The six month average marketing time increased by four days. The six month median marketing time increased by only one day. Still, the most recent sales were under contract in single digit days. Only time will tell if this is a trend that will continue.

If you placed your Braemar Courtyard home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in less than two weeks. You could also expect to give nothing in seller subsidy. As mentioned above, the key to the highest price and best terms is very much dependent on how your home is prepared and marketed. Who you hire to sell your home matters.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in July. Until then, if you would like to investigate the sale of your home, I would love the chance to show you what I do for my Braemar sellers that get them to the top of the market. Consultations are free and come with no obligation on yoru part. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

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