Just Sold: Another Five Bedroom Braemar Home

Just Sold:  Another Five Bedroom Braemar Home

10206 Moss Tower Place sold for $428,500  on April 15, 2016.

It isn’t often that you come across, what I call, a true five bedroom home in Braemar.  To me, a true five bedroom home has five bedrooms on the second level.  The fifth bedroom is not a loft or in the basement.

Kitchen--10206 Moss TowerThis five bedroom Bainbridge model in Braemar listed on February 1st (2016) for $430,000.  It was located at 10206 Moss Tower Place.  You may think that is a low list price, but consider this:  it had an unfinished basement with no exit and standard finishes, except for the kitchen which had granite counters.  It also had a lot that backed to Sudley Manor Drive.

After seven days on the market and multiple offers, this five bedroom Braemar home went under contract.  There was little to worry about with no financing contingency involved, which made the deal even more attractive to the sellers.

On April 15th, this five bedroom home in Braemar sold for $428,500.  

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037When you are ready to list your Braemar single family home, call me for a free market analysis.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.UncompromisingValues.com

Just Sold: Four Bedroom Canterbury for $541,000

Just Sold:  Four Bedroom Canterbury for $541,000

On January 15th (2016,) I had the pleasure of listing 9572 Laurencekirk Place in Braemar.  The home had been previously listed for eighty-one days with no offers.  We kept the last list price of the former listing of $549.900.

9572 Luarencekirk Place sold for $541,000 on April 7, 2016.

Before the listing ever hit the market, as often happens with my Braemar listings, I received a call from a local Buyer’s Agent who had a client looking for a large single family in the neighborhood.  She knew I carried a lot of inventory in the neighborhood and was Kitchen--9572 Laurencekirkpleased when I told her about this one.  Though showing did result in an offer, it wasn’t an offer that made the Sellers want to skip marketing the home.

After only twenty days on the market with me, this home had two more offers, competing to win the home.  A deal was struck with one of the buyers on February 3rd.  On April 7th, it closed for $541,000.    That final sales price was higher than either buyer had been willing to offer in initially in that competitive situation.  The market had spoken loud and clear that $549,900 was just too high for the home. So the sellers made a counter offer and struck a deal while they could.  The timing was perfect for them to pick up their dream home, which was still on the market.

Chris Ann Cleland, Bristow Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037When you are ready to sell your Braemar home and move up or downsize, give me a call.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.UncompromisingValues.com

 

Three Bedroom Braemar Townhouse: Under Contract in Two Days!

Three Bedroom Braemar Townhouse:  Under Contract in Two Days!

12164 Drum Salute PlaceThe title nearly says it all.  This three bedroom, three and a half bathroom Braemar townhouse, located at 12164 Drum Salute Place, hit the market on March 31st priced at $335,000.  Two days and six showings later, we were expecting two offers.  Only one materialized, but that’s all it takes to make a seller say, “Deal.”

Can’t give you the details of the deal until it settles in June, but stay tuned.  I don’t keep my Braemar sales a secret.

 

Kitchen--12164 Drum Salute

Chris Ann Cleland, Bristow Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037Want the best results when you sell your Braemar townhouse?  Give me a call.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.UncompromisingValues.com

Just Listed: Three Bedroom Braemar Townhouse Backing to Woods for $335,000

Just Listed:  Three Bedroom Braemar Townhouse Backing to Woods for $335,000

12164 Drum Salute PlaceBraemar townhouses come in a variety of sizes and styles.  This particular style, the Providence by Ryan Homes with a three level bump out, is among my favorites.  And what makes this townhouse at 12164 Drum Salute Place such a find is the lot itself.  It backs to trees and is located near plenty of visitor parking.

Enter the sunken foyer and you will walk up into the formal living and dining areas, open to one another.  This space is carpeted and features a bay window streaming sunlight all day long as the sun moves across the southern sky.

Living Room LR to Kitchen--12164 Drum Salute

Around the corner is a kitchen that sits between the breakfast nook and family room.  This entire area flows very well, partially because of the contiguous hardwood flooring throughout.  What a bright and happy place to prepare meals with white counters, under cabinet lighting, white appliances and a granite center island in Luna Pearl.

Kitchen--12164 Drum Salute

Kitchen Island--12164 Drum Salute

Breakfast Area has Built-In Bookcase

The family room is spacious with plenty of room for large seating, like a sectional sofa.   And in the colder months you will love the focal point of the room–a gas fireplace.

Family Room--12164 Drum Salute

In the warmer months, take in the wooded view from the deck, just off the family room.  If you are finding it a bit too sunny, the retractable awning is there for shade.

Deck--12164 Drum Salute

Wooded View--12164 Drum Salute

The Master Suite is where you take advantage of the third level bump out and get an expansive room with sitting area.  Cathedral ceiling gives the room a sense of grandeur.  Attached Master Bathroom has a separate shower and soaking tub.  And any master bathroom would not be complete without dual vanity/sinks.

MBR--12164 Drum Salute

MBA Shower Sinks--12164 Drum Salute

The second and third bedrooms are what you would expect in a townhouse.  Second full bathroom is just off the upper hall, with an extended vanity.

Step down into the walk out basement and you will find your laundry area with front load washer and dryer, a den that would make a great guest room and a very sleek full bathroom.  There is even built-in storage in the den.

Basement Den--12164 Drum Salute

Basement Bathroom--12164 Drum Salute

Entertaining is a breeze in expanded recreation room, complete with wet bar and a mini refrigerator.  

Wet Bar--12164 Drum Salute

Rec Room--12164 Drum Salute

Just outside the recreation room is a stamped concrete patio under the deck and a fully fenced yard.

Patio--12164 Drum Salute

Back Yard--12164 Drum Salute

Some specific perks of this townhouse in Braemar start with the drought and heat resistant dwarf mondo grass in the front yard.  Trim it once a year.  Never mow, never water.  And the back yard is nearly maintenance free have no grass, but ornamental vegetation.  Best of all, the windows are under two years old, installed in July 2014, and are double hung.

Chris Ann Cleland, Bristow Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037If you think this may be the townhouse you’ve been waiting for, give me a call for a tour.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.UncompromisingValues.com

 

Braemar Townhouse Report: January-February 2016

Braemar Townhouse Report:  January-February 2016

It is another gorgeous spring day in Braemar.  We had a little early morning rain, but Braemar Townhousenothing substantial.  Didn’t even need my rain jacket when showing homes bright and early this morning.  This is the time of year when the real estate market begins a fever pitch.  Real estate agents like myself strap in and know that we will be swept up in the spring activity.

Right now, let’s take a look back at what happened in the Braemar townhouse market during the first two months of the year, in this edition of the Braemar Townhouse Report.

Between January and February, there were five Braemar townhouses that sold.  Their sold prices ranged from $240,000 to $316,000.  The average of all five gives us our new average market value of Braemar townhouses–$281,180.  That’s an increase of over 2% since last report and an increase in over 8.5% since last year.   Great news for Braemar townhouse values!

Braemar Townhouse Report:  January-February 2016

Like we’ve seen for years, buyers of Braemar townhouses expect they will be able to get closing cost help from sellers.   The average closing cost assistance this report is an average of 2% of the sales price.  That is also reliable information.

What is less reliable is the average marketing time we see in this report, which is 114 days.  Would it take 114 days for you to get your Braemar townhouse under contract if you put it on the market today?  Probably not.  The market is moving a lot faster now than it did at the end of 2015, which is when these homes were marketed.

The next Braemar Townhouse Report will be out in late May and will detail sales from Chris Ann Cleland, Bristow Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037March and April. In the meantime, when you are interested in selling your Braemar townhouse, call me for a free market analysis of your specific home’s value.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.UncompromisingValues.com

 

Statistics compiled using the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)

Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2016 (Ryan Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2016 (Ryan Homes)

It is time for another Braemar Property Value Report.  This one is specifically for Ryan Home in Braemarhouses built by Ryan Homes in Braemar.

There were four Ryan Homes that sold in the first two months of the year.  The low sold price was really low at $325,000.  The high sold price was $540,000.  Quite a difference between the bottom and top numbers.   The average of all four gives us our new average market value of $435,000 for Ryan Homes in Braemar.  That is nearly 7.5% lower than last report and 9% lower than last year.  Again, remember we have a crazy low number bringing down that average.  For the most part, home values in Braemar have been fairly stable over the last year.

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2016 (Ryan Homes)

If you placed your Ryan Home on the market, priced to current conditions, this report indicates it would be under contract in less than three months.  Please bear in mind this average marketing time is for homes marketed during the final months of 2015.  The last Ryan I listed in February went under contract in 6 days.  More accurately, this report indicates you could expect to pay over 1.5% of the sales price in closing cost help to the buyer.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in late May and will detail sales from Chris Ann Cleland, Bristow Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037the months of March and April. In the meantime, when you are ready to sell, call me for a free market analysis of your home’s value in today’s marketplace.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.UncompromisingValues.com

 

Statistics compiled using the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)

Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2016 (NV Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2016 (NV Homes)

There is a sense of optimism in the air in Braemar.  The sun is shining.  The days are getting longer.  And finally, the warmer temperatures may be here to stay.  Looks like some rain is coming our way, so get out and enjoy this while you can.

For now, it is time for another Braemar 9713 Lennice Way listed for $580,000 on March 18, 2016 and went under contract 2 days later.Property Value Report.  This one will detail sales of houses built by NV Homes in our neighborhood for the first two months of 2016.  So let’s get to it.

There were two NV Homes that sold between January and February.  They were both Potomac models.  The high sold price was $550,000 and the low sold price was $520,000.  The average of both gives us our new average market value for NV Homes of $535,000.  That means an increase of nearly 9% in average market value since last report and an increase of over 7% since last year.   Does that mean your NV Home just went up 9% since the end of 2015?  No.  We are dealing in averages.  However, it is nice to see the averages going up.

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2016 (NV Homes)

If you placed your NV Home on the market, this report indicates you could expect it to be under contract in an average of 134 days.  Remember, these homes were listed in the fall and wen through the holiday months before they sold.  We are in spring.  It’s likely yours would sell as fast as this NV Home I just listed that went under contract in two days.  That is, you could expect results like that IF you got your property market ready and priced it right.  What you really could expect is to pay an average of 1.5% of the sales price in closing cost help to the buyer.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in late May and will detail sales Chris Ann Cleland, Bristow Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037from the months of March and April.  In the meantime, when you want to sell your NV Home, give me a call for a free market analysis of your home’s specific value.   No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.UncompromisingValues.com

 

Statistics compiled using the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)

 

Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2016 (Heritage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2016 (Heritage Series)

If I had a screened in deck, I would have been perfectly happy to work on a lap top there today.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous.  Guess I’ll have to give TB Yardley in BraemarContracting a call for a quote to build one for me.  For the time being, the covered front porch does nicely for an after work beverage.

Right now, it is time for another Braemar Property Value Report detailing sales of Braemar homes in the Heritage Series.  Heritage Series homes, for those who may not be familiar, are the mid-sized single family homes, built by Brookfield Homes, with two car attached garages including the following floor plans:  Exeter, Yardley, Zachery & Waverly. 

There were three sales of homes in the Heritage Series between January and February 2016.  Final sold prices ranged from $392,000 to $465,000.  The average of all three gives us our new average market value for Heritage Series homes of $435,667.   Unfortunately, that marks a drop of nearly 1% in average market value since last report and a little less of a drop since last year’s report.   Not substantial at all.  In fact, I consider that stability.

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2016 (Heritage Series)

If you placed your Heritage Series home on the market, priced to current conditions, this report indicates you could expect it to be under contract in an average of three and a half months.  That might not even be the case right now, since buyer demand is stronger right now.  Nonetheless, this is the information from closed sales in January and February.  You could also expect to pay nearly 1% of the sales price in closing cost help to a buyer.  That isn’t likely to change anytime soon.

Chris Ann Cleland, Bristow Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in late May and will detail sales from the months of March and April.  Until then, when you are ready to sell, give me and call and let’s talk about the value of your specific Braemar home.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.UncompromisingValues.com

 

 

Statistics compiled using the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)

Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2016 (Courtyard Series)

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2016 (Courtyard Series)

It is that time again.  Time for another Braemar Property Value Report.  This one is specifically for Braemar Courtyard homes and covers the first two months of the year.  If Braemar Courtyard Home, Bristow, VAyou don’t know what a Braemar Courtyard home is, it is one of three different floor plans that share a private courtyard driveway and have extremely small outdoor spaces, prefect for the home owner who wants a single family home, but no big yard to maintain.  Models include the Arlington, Clarendon and Ballston.

Because Courtyard homes make up such a small portion of the homes in Braemar, it is not unusual to have only one sale every couple of months.   This is one of these ocassions.  There was one Braemar Courtyard home that sold between January and February.  It was a three bedroom Ballston model with a partially finished basement, but no basement exit.  The list price was $369,999 and the sold price was $365,000.  Taking that sold price as a place holder for average market value for this report, we see a decrease in value of 1/2% since last report and a decrease of nearly 4% compared to last year.  We always get a better idea of value when we have a few sales to report.

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2016 (Courtyard Series)

If you placed your Braemar Courtyard home on the market, priced to current condition, this sale indicates you may be under contract in as few as four days.  You may also prepare to give 2% of the sales price in closing cost help.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in May and will detail sales from
March and April. Until then, when you are ready to sell your Braemar home, give me a call Chris Ann Cleland, Bristow Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037for a free market analysis.  I’ve been a Braemar resident and full-time Bristow Real Estate Agent since 2005.  Getting your Braemar home sold as fast as possible, and for the most amount of money is my job.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.UncompromisingValues.com

 

Statistics compiled by Chris Ann Cleland, using the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)

Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2016 (Carriage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2016 (Carriage Series)

Mother Nature appeared to be bowling over our empty garbage cans with her wind gusts down the streets of Braemar on this first day of spring.  Nothing like a scheduled trash pick up to get those winds fired up.  I will tell you something that fires me Carriage Home in Braemarup is Braemar Carriage homes.  In this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report we are going to see what happened with Carriage home values during the first two months of the year.  For those that may not know what I am talking about, Carriage homes are characterized by the lack of an attached garage. Rather, if they have a garage at all, it is detached and sits in back of the home.  The floor plans, from smallest to largest, are: Maplewood,  Norwood,  Oakdale and  Parkdale.

There was only one sale of a Braemar Carriage home in the opening two months of 2016.  It was a three bedroom Oakdale model with a finished basement and two car garage.  It listed for $387,500 and sold for $385,000.  That sold price becomes our placeholder for average market value of Braemar Carriage homes.  Compared to last report that marks an increase in average market value of over 2.5%.  Compared to last year, it is a 2% increase.

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2016 (Carriage Series)

If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditions, this one sale indicates that you could expect it to be under contract in 132 days.  Personally, I don’t think that’s what the average Braemar Carriage home would find in terms of marketing time.  My Braemar real estate gut tells me a max of three weeks.  This sale also sets an expectation of paying nearly 1.5% of the sales price in closing cost help to the buyer.  That is more in line with reality than the marketing time.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in late May  and will detail sales from March and April. Until then, when you are ready to sell your Braemar Carriage home, give Chris Ann Cleland, Bristow Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037me a call for a free market analysis.  I’ve been a Braemar home owner and full-time Bristow Real Estate Agent since 2005.  Getting your Braemar home sold for the maximum amount of money in the shortest period of time is what I do.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.UncompromisingValues.com

 

Statistics compiled using the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)