Braemar Patio Home: Just Listed & Open Sunday, July 21st from 12pm-2pm

Braemar Patio Home: Just Listed & Open Sunday, July 21st from 12pm-2pm

It is my pleasure to introduce 12849 Rannoch Forest Circle to the market.  Priced at $360,000, this Braemar Patio home is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  For starters, it is the only Braemar Patio home currently on the market with four bedrooms, one of which is a main level bedroom with attached full bathroom.  That’s a secondary master suite.

The main level floor plan is open.  A large living room sits next to the dining room and kitchen, both of the latter having been upgraded to laminate hardwood flooring.  The kitchen is very eye catching with its granite counter and tile back splash.   Beyond the kitchen, down the hall to the garage, is a very large pantry.  And in the garage, there are two storage areas that a typical townhouse doesn’t have.

Upstairs this Braemar Patio home continues to distinguish itself from a typical townhouse with the generously sized bedrooms.  The master suite runs the entire length of the side of the home and has an attached full bathroom.  The smallest of the secondary bedrooms is eleven feet by eleven feet.  (Typical townhouses would have the smallest secondary bedroom at nine feet by ten feet.)  The secondary bathroom boasts dual sinks/vanity in a compartmentalized bathroom that allows closed door privacy in the shower/toilet area from the sink area.  Great feature for siblings.  And the upper level laundry is just one more every day convenience you are sure to appreciate.

This Braemar Patio home will be open Sunday, July 21st (2019) from 12pm-2pm.  Come by and see all this home has to offer and why it is such a great alternative if you have been focused on traditional townhouses.  And if you have specific questions about the neighborhood, don’t hesitate.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster Real Estate


Braemar Patio Quarterly: October-December 2018 (4th Quarter)

Braemar Patio Quarterly: October-December 2018 (4th Quarter)

With the New Year in full swing, we have the opportunity to look back at the fourth quarter sales activity for a variety of Braemar homes and get a sense of what is happening with Braemar property values.  This particular report focuses on Braemar Patio homes, which are also known as quads.  They are the two story, one car garage home attached on two sides and a corner.

There were three Braemar Patio homes that sold in the fourth quarter of 2018.  Their final sold prices ranged from $330,000 to $344,000.  The details of those sales can be found below.

Taking these three sales for the fourth quarter, and combining them with the Braemar Patio home sales from the previous three quarters, gives us a year’s worth of data.  As is the custom when I prepare these reports, key values are pulled out in six and twelve month increments.  The short term (six month) values give us a sense, when compared to the longer term (twelve month) values, whether values are increasing, decreasing or remaining stable.  Here’s the break out for the last six and twelve months for Braemar Patio homes:

The six month average and median sold price are both above their twelve month counterparts.  That means Braemar Patio homes are still inching up in value!

When it comes to seller subsidy (closing cost assistance to buyer) the numbers in the six month average is nearly identical to the twelve month average.  And the median numbers in both six and twelve month are zero.  The news here is that buyers are not asking for any more closing cost than they have been the last year.

Finally we come to days on market (DOM.)  This is a category that is going to unreliable for a time because of the switch to the Bright MLS our area underwent in November.  You can click this link for specifics on the MLS change, but DOM is measured differently in Bright, so until we have a full year’s values, the numbers for marketing time are likely going to show higher in the short term.  In this report, the change in the six month values compared to the twelve month values is not so drastic, but still shows a slight increase in marketing time.

If you placed your Braemar Patio home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract and heading to closing in a little over a month or near a month and a half.  You could also expect that you may have to give less than 1% of the sales price in closing cost help.

The next Braemar Patio Quarterly will be out in April.  If you would like to sign up for the online copy of the report, send me an email at  You can also reach me there, or by phone at 703-402-0037 for a free market analysis of your home’s value when the time is drawing near to sell.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better! 

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®



Just Listed: Four Bedroom Patio Home at 9826 Earls Ferry for $349,000

Just Listed: Four Bedroom Patio Home at 9826 Earls Ferry for $349,000

If you’re looking for an attached style home in like a townhouse in Braemar, there aren’t many choices out there.  That means attached homes in Braemar, offering a lot of living space, go quickly.  Well pay close attention, this patio home at 9826 Earls Ferry Circle is not going to be on the market long.  It just hit the market today, June 12th, priced at $349,000.  You can catch a real in depth look by clicking the link above for a virtual tour.

To start with, this patio home, a Dartmouth model by US Homes, offers a main level bedroom with attached full bathroom.  That is not an easy find in attached homes below $350,000.  Really, it is a second master suite.  And this one boasts a little more space, and definite architectural interest, with the added bay window.

The main level living space is done in hardwood flooring.  A large family room, complete with a gas fireplace, is open to the dining room.

Behind a high bar top, the kitchen sits next to the dining room.  The long hallway beside the kitchen leads you past a large pantry to the one car garage where you find an abundance of storage space.  This is where you put your Costco or BJ’s Wholesale goods.


Kitchen and Hall to Garage Entry

The hardwood flooring continues up the staircase and through the upper level hallway.  On the second level, you find a wonderfully expansive master suite with attached full bathroom and a closet with built-in organizers.

Down the hall from the master suite you find your second and third bedrooms.  The third is the smallest, measuring 14′ x 11′, and I rounded down.  You can’t find bedrooms that large in a traditional townhouse!

The second bedroom has the same architectural interest of the main level master with its own bay window.

The second full bathroom has dual sinks/vanity and a door between the sink area and the shower/toilet area.  Privacy for use by two occupants when it is time to get ready for work, school or bed.

An added convenience is the upper level laundry room, sizable enough to house the full size washer and dryer and allow you a place to store an ironing board, vacuum cleaner, and other cleaning supplies with room to spare.

Upper Level Laundry Room

This home even has a covered front porch where you can sit and watch the world go by.  And it has a patio off the dining room, a perfect place to grill in the warmer months.

This attached home in Braemar won’t be on the market very long.  If you want to take a look, or know someone that does, don’t hesitate to give me a call.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®



Braemar Patio Home Under Contract BEFORE It Even Hit The Market

Braemar Patio Home Under Contract BEFORE It Even Hit The Market

When I advertise myself by saying No One Knows Braemar Better, it’s not a pick up line.  I serve on a sub-association Board within the community.  I have made Braemar my own neighborhood and real estate specialty since 2005.  And by compiling bi-monthly market reports for nearly every different type of home in the neighborhood and posting those reports online, folks looking for help to buy in Braemar tend to find me.  And folks that are selling in Braemar either already know me, or quickly learn about me.

12935 Correen Hills Drive in Bristow, VA Listed Officially at $299,000 on April 20, 2013The owners of this particular Braemar patio home knew about me by a postcard I mailed out about a sale I’d made in the summer of 2012.  The final sales price of the home made Braemar patio home history.  So when these Sellers wanted to sell, they called me.

In our first conversation I was able to relate to them that I knew more about their neighborhood than maybe even they did.  Turns out, they live in the sub-association for which I serve as Board President.  We chatted about current happenings and what’s on the horizon.  They loved that I had a deep level of knowledge of our community.

At the listing appointment, I mentioned a particular Buyer I’d been working with that was looking for a home just like a Braemar patio home.  A potential buyer already and they haven’t even hit the MLS.  They liked that.  

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037The Sellers wanted to wait about five weeks before hitting the market at their list price of $299,000.  In the meantime, the Buyer I’d mentioned at that listing appointment was hitting a wall and unable to find what she wanted.  I do not partake in dual agency so when I showed that Buyer the home, I told her if she were interested in it, I’d have to refer her to another agent as both parties hired an agent for professional advice and help with negotiations, and dual agency is really a professional passing paper back and forth and keeping their advice to themselves.  

As it turns out, the Buyer was interested.  And my Sellers were willing to look at an offer before hitting the market on their planned May 4th.  The Buyer, now represented by another agent, and the Sellers represented by me, came to an agreement on price and terms on April 20th, just twenty-four hours after receiving the offer….and two weeks before when they planned to hit the market.

My Braemar patio home Sellers were under contract BEFORE I even had a chance to enter their home in the MLS.  They didn’t have to endure a parade of buyers and juggling dogs, kids and cleaning to keep the house neat.    They straightened up for one showing, and a repeat showing before their Buyer wrote an offer.  How easy is that?

Want to find the buyer for YOUR Braemar home fast?  Give me a call. No One Knows Bramear Better! 

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