Braemar Property Value Report: July-August 2018 (Carriage Series)

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Braemar Property Value Report: July-August 2018 (Carriage Series)

If you had to guess how many properties there are for sale in Braemar right now, what would you say?  This would include all property types (townhouses, single family homes, condos, etc.)  And it would only be the ones that aren’t under contract.  The answer is twenty-three, and two of those are Braemar Carriage homes.  Twenty three homes is about as much as I have seen on the market at one time in Braemar this year.  Could it be that demand is winding down?  Well, I doubt that’s the case for Braemar Carriage homes, but in this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report, we will take a look at the sales from July and August and see where trends are heading.  And if you aren’t familiar with what a Braemar Carriage home is, 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.  The floor plans, from smallest to largest, are: Maplewood,  Norwood,  Oakdale and  Parkdale.

There were four Braemar Carriage homes that sold between the beginning of July and end of August.  Sold prices ranged from $400,000 to $419,900.  Details of each sale are listed below:

Don’t be alarmed by the sold price range.  As you can see above, three out of four of these homes were three bedroom homes, and the smallest Braemar Carriage home floor plan available to boot–the Maplewood.  When we take these four sales and update our rolling twelve month store of Braemar Carriage home sales data, here is what we find:

When we look at the six month average and median values compared to their twelve month counterparts, what we want to see in the six month values is increases in sold prices, and decreases in seller subsidy (closing cost assistance sellers gave to buyers) and days on market (marketing time.) Let’s start with the sold prices.  The six month average and median sold prices are above their twelve month counterparts.  That’s a great start.  It indicates that Braemar Carriage home values are still pushing upward.

When we move to look at seller subsidy, we see that the six month average is slightly below the twelve month average.  However, the six month median is higher than the twelve month median.  These value trends are opposed to one another, but I think it is safe to say that seller subsidy is marching up.  That median value is a true look at the middle value in all the solds, while the average is just that, an average.

We get back to good news when we see that both the six month average and median days on marketing is lower than the twelve month values.  So while Braemar Carriage home sellers may be giving a bit more in closing cost assistance, they are selling for more and selling a tad faster in the short term.

If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect your home to be under contract in just under a week or two.  You could also expect to pay an average of about 1% of the sales price in seller subsidy.  All in in all not bad when you consider that buyers can receive 3% of the sales price in seller subsidy.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in November.  Until then, when you get the thought that the time may be approaching to sell your Braemar home, give me a call.  It’s never too early to start speaking with this Top Braemar Listing Agent.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.com

 

 

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Braemar Property Value Report: May-June 2018 (Carriage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: May-June 2018 (Carriage Series)

What a gorgeous Friday it was in Bristow.  I hope you enjoyed it because this weekend is going to rainy and stormy.  In fact, I received a weather alert on my phone that the week of upcoming rain may result in some flooding in our area.  Please be careful when driving in low lying areas.

Right now, it is time for another Braemar Property Value Report.  This one focuses on the sales of Braemar Carriage homes during the months of May and June.  In case you don’t know what defines a Braemar Carriage home, 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.  The floor plans, from smallest to largest, are: Maplewood,  Norwood,  Oakdale and  Parkdale.

There were five Braemar Carriage homes that sold during the months of May and June.  The details of the sales are below.  I am very pleased to tell you that the sale of 10143 Broadsword Drive, highlighted in a magenta color, was my listing that set a record high sold price for Parkdale model homes in Braemar.

When we take these five sales and put them in with our rolling twelve months of Braemar Carriage home sales, here’s what we find when pull out our six month and twelve month average and median data points:

The six month average sold price is quite a bit higher than the twelve month average sold price.  Meanwhile, the six month median sold price is a tad higher than the twelve month median.  This means Braemar Carriage home values are going up.

When looking at seller subsidy (closing cost help to buyers) has decreased slightly in the six month values compared to the twelve month values.  That’s a step in the right direction for Braemar Carriage home sellers.  And marketing time is also down a little bit in the six month average and median values compared to the twelve month values.  More movement in a good direction for Braemar Carriage home sellers.

If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in about two weeks or less.  You could also expect to pay about 1% of the sales price in closing cost help.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in September.  Until then, it is very important to remember that the agent you hire to sell your Braemar Carriage home can mean a substantial difference in your sales price.  If you want the best chance at getting the most from your Braemar homes sale, trust the agent that sets record high prices.  Give me a call at 703-402-0037.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

 

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.com

 

Braemar Property Value Report: March-April 2018 (Carriage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: March-April 2018 (Carriage Series)

Feel like you’ve moved to the Pacific Northwest?  Me too.  Cloudy, drizzly day after cloudy, drizzly day in Bristow is making me a bit stir crazy.  The good news is that the lawns and flowers in Braemar are thriving.  Thank goodness I don’t have any listing waiting for exterior pictures this week.

Rainy days are great times to do my Braemar Property Value Report.  This one details sales of homes in the Carriage Series between March and April.   In case you don’t know what defines a Braemar Carriage home, 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.  The floor plans, from smallest to largest, are: Maplewood,  Norwood,  Oakdale and  Parkdale.

There were eight Braemar Carriage homes that sold between March 1st and April 30th. The details of each sale are listed below:

The one highlighted in bright pink was my own listing.  While it isn’t the highest sales price, it is significantly higher than previous Parkdales with unfinished basements with no exits have gotten in their sold prices.

When we take these eight sales and freshen up our rolling twelve month pool of Braemar Carriage home sales, here’s what we find:

The six month average and median sold prices are higher than the twelve month counterparts.  That means Braemar Carriage home values are still moving up.  How much higher can they go?  Well, I do have some insight with one of my current listings that will sell at the end of May for a record for high sales price in the neighborhood.  You’ll have to wait for that one.  Meanwhile, seller subsidy (closing cost assistance) is lower in the six month average and median compared to the twelve month average and median.  Short terms marketing time frames are faster than they are when you look at the long term marketing time numbers.

If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in a few days or a week and a half.  You could also expect to pay out about one percent of the sales price in closing cost help to your buyer.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in July.  Until then, when you are ready to sell your Braemar Carriage home, give me a call to get the max the market will allow.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.com

 

Just Sold: Two Finished Level Parkdale for $419,000

Just Sold: Two Finished Level Parkdale for $419,000

It has only happened twice so far in my real estate career that I have sold the same home twice, with two totally different sellers.  In October 2013 I sold 13802 Tartan Hills Parkway for $378,000.  At the time the home had two finished levels, was in need of new carpet and had basic finishes, no outdoor living space outside of the covered front porch and no exit in the finished basement.

Imagine my surprise when the new owners who purchased in 2013, called me to list 13802 Tartan Hills Parkway again.  Now, if I ran comparables like other agents, I may have come across the last Parkdale model with an unfinished basement with no exit and fairly basic condition (minus the hardwood flooring on the main level) that sold on Tombreck Court in September 2017 for just over $370,000 and declared that my sellers at Tartan Hills should list only slightly above that.  Thankfully, I don’t run comps that way.  Shoot, why would the home be worth about the same as it sold for in 2013?

When I first met the 2018 sellers of 13802 Tartan Hills, my comps told me that if they carpeted the home, painted and did some minor repairs, we could pull a lot more.  They had added a deck and put granite counters in the kitchen, and had a new roof installed after taking on storm damage since I last listed it in 2013.  But since the sellers didn’t have the funds for carpet throughout and a whole house paint job, we priced at $439,000 when we hit the market on February 21st.  When the market didn’t respond, the sellers reduced to $429,000.  Then again to $419,000.  That was the price where a buyer stepped and made a deal.

This four bedroom Parkdale on Tartan Hills, very much like that Tombreck Court that closed in September 2017, closed for $419,000.  Sure my sellers gave closing cost help to the tune of $12,000, making their net sold price $407,000, but it is a lot more than a bit over $370,000.  And I can tell you right now, the market hasn’t increased ten percent in six or seven months.

Hiring the right agent to list your Braemar carriage home can make all the difference to our bottom line.  And it starts with knowing how to analyze the market.  I won’t leave a penny on the table when it comes to representing my sellers.  When you are ready to sell your Braemar home, give me a call.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.com

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

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

Looks like we are in for a rainy St. Patrick’s Day.   As a top Braemar Real Estate Agent, I don’t care if it rains as long as there are still showings on my listings.  Rain isn’t going to keep serious buyers away.  As it stands, I think I have already seen four showings scheduled on my Braemar listings for St. Patrick’s Day.

Right now, it is my pleasure to tell you all about the latest in the Braemar real estate market as it pertains to Braemar Carriage homes.   In case you don’t know what defines a Braemar Carriage home, 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.  The floor plans, from smallest to largest, are: Maplewood,  Norwood,  Oakdale and  Parkdale.

For only the third reporting period since I have been doing this report since May & June 2005, there were no sales of Braemar Carriage homes to report during our current reporting period of January & February 2018.  That doesn’t mean we don’t have updated values.  Dropping whatever sold from January & February 2017 and recalculating our six and twelve month values, we find that that Braemar Carriage home values are steady.  The six month values have changed only the slightest bit compared to the twelve month values.  What we do see is that there is some change in marketing time and seller subsidy.  Most notably, the median seller subsidy (closing cost assistance) is down $2,000 in the short term.  That’s good..  Unfortunately, the median marketing time has increased an entire week in the short term, compared the long term.

If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to take as long as two to three weeks to go under contract.  You could also expect to pay an average of less than 1.5% of the sales price in seller subsidy.

Do you know someone looking for a Braemar Carriage home?  I have two Parkdales on the market right now.  13802 Tartan Hills Parkway is a very affordable option at $429,000 and 10143 Broadsword Drive is loaded with upgrades at $475,000.

Otherwise, if you are looking to sell your Braemar Carriage home, give me a call.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.com

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2017 (Carriage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2017 (Carriage Series)

Braemar is back in the freezer today, after a respite a few days ago where I actually turned on my A/C.  Of course, cold weather days are great days to at my desk, with a cup of coffee and tell you what’s happening the Braemar real estate market.  Today I’m going to catch you up on what happened in November and December with Braemar Carriage homes.  In case you don’t know what defines a Braemar Carriage home, 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.  The floor plans, from smallest to largest, are: Maplewood,  Norwood,  Oakdale and  Parkdale.

There were four Braemar Carriage home sales in the last two months of 2017.  All of them were the smaller two models that Brookfield Homes offered in the Carriage Series.  Details of those sales are below:

Because we take these sales and throw them into the rolling six and twelve month average and median values, spikes and dips in values when we do have larger or smaller homes making up the majority of one single report don’t swing our Braemar Carriage home value reporting wildly.  The short term (six month) average and median sold prices are higher than longer term (twelve month) sold prices.  That means that values of Braemar Carriage homes continue to push up.  Meanwhile, the short term seller subsidy (closing cost assistance) shows higher and lower values compared to the long term.  The average is slightly more in the short term, the median is a $1,000 less than the long term.  As for marketing time (DOM,) it is nearly identical in the short term and long term.

If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect your home to be under contract in one to three weeks.  You could also expect to pay out an average of about 1% of the sales price, or a little more, in closing cost help.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in March.  Until then, if you want to know how these sales have affected your specific home’s value, give me a call.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.com

Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2017 (Carriage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2017 (Carriage Series)

The holiday decorations are popping up all over Braemar.  This is my favorite time of the year in Braemar.  Of course, this is the time of year my husband I fell in love with Braemar.  We were checking out the neighborhood one holiday night and were driving around Iona Sound.  The Carriage homes felt like homes you would find under a Christmas tree.  Still feel the same way today.  I love the Braemar Carriage homes.

This edition of the Braemar Property Value Report focuses on the sales of Carriage homes during the months of September and October.  In case you don’t know what defines a Braemar Carriage home, 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.  The floor plans, from smallest to largest, are: Maplewood,  Norwood,  Oakdale and  Parkdale.

There were three Braemar Carriage homes that sold during our reporting period.  The details for these three sales are below.

When we take these sales and put them into our rolling six and twelve month values, what we find is this:

The short term sold prices are higher than the long term sold prices.  That means values for Braemar Carriage homes are still increasing!   Closing costs are a little higher in the short term, and unfortunately, so is 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 about three weeks time.  You could also expect to pay about $5,000 in closing cost help to your buyer.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in the new year.  Until then, when you are ready to sell your Braemar Carriage home, give me a call for a listing agent that is as knowledgeable as she is passionate about your home and the neighborhood.   Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.com