Just Sold in Dunbarton: The Last Vacant, Buildable Lot

Just Sold in Dunbarton: The Last Vacant, Buildable Lot

Being the Active Adult enclave of the larger community of Braemar, Dunbarton was built out by Brookfield between the years, 2001 to 2008. Imagine the community’s surprise when a vacant, buildable lot was listed by Brookfield Homes in Dunbarton on March 11, 2023. No one was more surprised than the neighbors to the west of that lot who had purchased in late 2002 and were delighted to have secured a home next to what Brookfield told them was common area.

The vacant lot was listed for $90,000 and had immediate interest from folks who were anxious to back to Broad Run and live in an established Active Adult community. It is a lovely, wooded location.

Thankfully, my former clients who own the home in the adjoining lot, were able to connect with me and make a fast offer in hopes of preserving their wooded view to the east. Not only had they worked with me before, but the chose to work with me again on this deal thanks to my years of HOA experience as a board member in one of Braemar’s subassociations. The HOA aspect of the lot was perplexing. Sure, it would have access to the amenities of Dunbarton and like the other lot owners, would need to follow the convenants, restrictions and rules. But would the builder, Brookfield Homes, have to pay HOA dues on the lot. Calls to the HOA indicated there had been no dues paid on the lot since its existence.

My buyer clients made the winning bid out of four offers. It was time to make sure title work was done on time, a survey was completed and that an HOA financial statement was in hand for what Brookfield owed and what was expected of the new owner. All of that was accomplished with expert advice from attorneys and title partners along the way. Special thanks to RGS Title who started the title search the day I called to ask how quickly they could close the potential deal when my buyers and I were crafting their offer.

My buyers closed on that lot, preserving their wooded view on March 29th. Final sold price was $115,000. All the questions that had been lurking in the minds of my buyers were answered along the way. My Braemar and Dunbarton buyer and seller clients benefit from my over eighteen years of neighborhood sales experience in addition to my over sixteen years of HOA board member experience. There is a reason I say, “No One Knows Braemar Better.” My knowledge of Braemar is unparalleled. Let me know how I can help you buy or sell in Braemar or Dunbarton.

Chris Ann Cleland 
Associate Broker, Licensed in VA
Long & Foster Real Estate
703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com


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