Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2018 (Courtyard Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2018 (Courtyard Series)

A rainy Saturday, post Thanksgiving family gatherings, is a great opportunity for me to get another Braemar Property Value Report together for my fellow Braemarians.  Today’s report focuses on Courtyard home sales in September and October.  If you aren’t familiar with Braemar Courtyard homes, they are one of three different floor plans that share a private courtyard driveway and have limited outdoor space.  Models include the Arlington, Ballston and Clarendon.

As is sometimes the case, as Braemar Courtyard homes only number 142 homes in the entire Braemar community of over 2,800 homes, there were no sales in our current reporting period.  That doesn’t mean that we don’t have updated data.  Because I keep a rolling store of twelve months of data, I simply dropped the sales from last September and October and updated our six and twelve month data points.  Here’s what we find:

The six month average sold price has dipped below the twelve month average sold price.  That’s not great to see, but the six month median sold price is above the twelve month median sold price.  Hard to see a trend with contradictory information, so we’ll have to wait for more Braemar Courtyard homes to sell in our next report to see which way we are going.  For now, I would call this stable values.

The six and twelve month seller subsidy (closing cost assistance to buyers) is much lower in the six month average and median values compared to the twelve month counterparts.  That’s a great trend if  you are Braemar Courtyard home owner. Not so great if you are a prospective Braemar buyer.

When it comes to days on market, again we see data favoring Braemar Courtyard home owners.  The six month average and median days on market is lower than the twelve month average and median values.  That would indicate Braemar Courtyard homes have been selling faster in the last six months.

If you placed your Braemar Courtyard home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in a little over a week to two and a half weeks.  You could also expect to chip in a small amount of money to the buyer in seller subsidy.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in January.  I know we will have some Braemar Courtyard home sales to share.  Until then, if you find yourself considering the sale of your Braemar Courtyard home, give me a call to find the benefits often overlooked in our year end market.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®




Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2013 (Courtyard Series)

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2013 (Courtyard Series)

Braemar is bathed in sunshine today and I love it.  I was worried that with all the overcast weather we’d had lately, we would hit daylight savings time and not even see the sun.  Spring finally feels like it is here.

Braemar Courtyard Home, Bristow, VAWith January and February behind us, we can look back to those months and see how the Braemar Courtyard homes fared in terms of sales.  In case you are unfamiliar, a Braemar Courtyard home is one of three different models that share a private courtyard driveway and have very small yards.  Models include the Arlington, Ballston and Clarendon.

Seems that a lot of the different series of homes in Braemar were in the same boat for January and February that the Courtyard homes often find themselves in.  That is with one sale in a span of two months.  For the Courtyard homes, the sale was an Arlington style home with four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and a fully finished basement.  It listed for $324,900 and sold for $331,000.  That $331,000 is now our average market value for Braemar Courtyard homes for the first two months of 2013.  It represents over a 4.5% drop in average market value since last report, but over a 3% increase in average market value since last year.  So overall, this is not bad news.

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2013 (Courtyard Series)

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037If you placed your Braemar Courtyard home on the market, priced to current market conditions, this report indicates that you could expect it to be under contract in about a month and a half.  You could also expect a buyer to ask for nearly 3% of the sales price in closing cost assistance.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in May and will detail sales from March and April.  Until then, if you are thinking of selling your Braemar home, give me a call for a free market analysis.  I’ve been a Braemar resident and full-time Bristow Real Estate Agent since 2005. In 2007, I added the distinction of being a Short Sale Agent to my resume.  No matter what your equity position, I can get your Braemar home sold as fast as possible, and for the most amount of money.  And remember, no one knows Braemar better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in Virginia, Long & Foster REALTORS®