Braemar Townhouse Report: November-December 2022

Braemar Townhouse Report: November-December 2022

January is going by in a flash. It is the month every market report I put together is due. That’s an internal deadline I set for myself. These reports are something I do because I want to do them. It keeps me on top of our Braemar real estate market and how we are comparing to nationwide trends. I am a real estate nerd.

Today’s report rounds out the end of 2022 as it pertains to Braemar townhouses. A townhouse, defined for the purposes of this report, are three level homes, attached only side to side and have fenceable back yard. These types of homes are what are typically known as townhouses vs. being a piggyback style or patio home. And certainly, Braemar townhouses are separate and apart from Braemar condos which are townhouses with condo ownership.

In this most recent edition of the Braemar Townhouse Report, there were four townhouses that sold. The details of those sales are listed below.

Most of the townhouses sold were garage units. Only one was an exterior unit. There is no consistency between original list price and sold price. As far as I’m concerned, the sale on Maitland may as well have been list price, as it was only one hundred dollars higher. More significant was the sale on Drum Salute being seven-thousand dollars higher. That’s selling above list price. Walloweer sold ten thousand below list and gave five thousand in seller subsidy (closing cost help to the buyer.) That makes their sale fifteen thousand less than their list price. And finally, Wishing Well that sold thirty-five thousand below its original list price and was on the market for one-hundred and twenty-three days! I did have the opportunity to tour this home. To say it was in shabby condition was an understatement. The owner wanted move-in market value and priced accordingly. However, the home needed paint, carpet, and some windows to name a few things. That is a perfect demonstration of what relying on the market alone without any listing preparation will get you.

Taking the entire group of Braemar townhouse sales from 2022 and extracting the six and twelve month market markers followed in this report, a slight shift is evident.

For the first time in a long time, both six month sold prices have fallen below their respective twelve month sold prices. Not to panic. What I know of our market is that there are more buyers looking for homes than there are homes for sale. That is the definition of a seller’s market. I saw it when I placed 10158 Pale Rose Loop on the market. It got a ton of activity and multiple offers in six days! Buyers are not as frenzied as they were, but they are motivated to make a deal when they see a well prepared, properly priced and professionally marketed listing. I believe we are likely to see these six month values trend up in coming reports. Buyers have settled in to these mortgage rates and are ready to buy.

Seller subsidy is definitely becoming a more commonplace request from buyers since the rise of mortgage interest rates. The six month average seller subsidy shows that being nearly double the twelve month average. Better news is that with both six and twelve month median seller subsidy values being at zero, more than half of sellers in both time frames gave none. There is always a chance to market your home to lift buyer enthusiam to get you offers without seller subsidy.

Days on market are increasing. Both six month values are longer than their corresponding twelve month values. The most recent sales are even very quick, with the exception of the one-hundred twenty-three day sale. The current market is one where Braeamr townhouses are still selling quickly.

If you placed your Braemar townhouse on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in a week or two. You should also not be surprised by buyers requesting seller subsidy.

The next Braemar Townnouse Report will be out in March. Between now and then, if you want to know what a sale in early 2023 would mean for you, let’s talk. Get in touch and set up your complementary consultation. The national news has everyone believing a crash is coming. Our local market is not seeing it. Let me put my eighteen years experience and well honed skills to work for you, getting you the top of the market. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (Ryan Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (Ryan Homes)

January is passing by fast and I’m down to my last two Braemar market reports. Today the focus is on houses built by Ryan Homes in our neighborhood. In this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report for Ryan Homes we will see how values, and other telling stats, ended the year.

During the months of November and December there were two Ryan homes that sold. Their sold prices were nearly one hundred thousand dollars apart. Ryan Homes built a large variety of homes from mid-size single family to much larger homes. The details of those sales are right below this paragraph.

The first thing to note is that neither sold for their list price. List price in these reports is the original list price. The Bainbridge model on Moss Tower had one price reduction, took twenty-five days to go under contract and gave a $20,250 closing cost credit to the buyer. The Avalon model on Ballagan never reduced its price, was under contract in six days and gave nothing in seller subsidy. Setting the right list price is much more important now that the buyer frenzy is gone.

Taking these sales and combining them with all the Ryan home sales back to January 2022, the six and twelve month markers tracked in this report are updated.

In the sold price column we see that both six month values are above their corresponding twelve month values. This would be indicative of values still pushing up in what is still a seller’s market. Just because buyers aren’t acting in a frenzy with mutiple offers within days, there is not enough inventory to meet demand. The rise of mortgage interest rates just made buyers act more deliberately.

Seller subsidy (closing cost help to buyers) has definitely increased over the last six months. Both six month values are higher than their respective twelve month values. Some sellers are even offering seller subsidy while sitting on a list price the market is rejecting. My advice to my sellers on offering any concession in the MLS is clear–don’t do it! Your buyer may not need it, but once it is offered, they are taking it anyway. Believe me, if a buyer needs closing cost help, they will ask you.

Days on market is showing increases in the last six months, which is not a surprise with buyer behavior having changed. Sellers can still set themselves up for a faster, more profitable sale by making sure they are priced right, their home is properly prepared for the market and that their listing agent is committed to professional marketing. Getting buyers enthusiastic about your home is where you hit the top of the market.

If you placed your Ryan home on the market, priced to current conditions in Braemar, you could expect your home to be under contract in about two weeks. Seller subsidy requests are more likely these days, but remember, lifting buyer enthusiasm and making buyers fear they will miss out on a great find is where your negotiating power lies.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in March. Between now and then, if you have been thinking of selling your home, let’s talk. I have been helping Braemar sellers reach the top of the market, no matter market conditions, for eighteen years. Put my considerable experience and well honed skills to work for you. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (NV Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (NV Homes)

Happy Monday! This is my favorite day of the week. It helps that I absolutely love my job as real estate agent. I do remember dreading Mondays in virtually every job I held before finding my calling.

In today’s Braemar Property Value Report the focus is on houses built by NV Homes in our neighborhood and the sales activity from the last two months of 2022. During November and December, there was only one NV Home that sold. Details are listed below.

It hadn’t been an issue in deciding which list price to choose in 2019 to late last year because homes sold so quickly that sellers were not faced with lowering their prices. That’s not to say that sellers were able to get any price they slapped on a property. Some still had to come down in price, but none that I took note of in my BPVRs. Recently, as mortgage interest rates have gone up, and seller expectations are having a hard time catching up, I find myself in a position to make a determination when choosing list price. I decided it would be best to go with original list price.

In the sale above, it really does show how over pricing from the beginning can hurt a seller. Sellers may hear that they will be lucky to get a full list price offer then decide that they will go with a higher list price. Some think they need negotiation room. Believe me, there is no need for negotiation room in a market where buyer demand is still outpacing supply. This seller chose to list at $825,900. After twenty-seven days on the market and two significant price reductions, this home made a deal for $752,900 and the seller ended up giving seller subsidy (closing cost help.) Racking up days on the market is not a good thing. It makes buyers wonder what is wrong with a home if a property sits longer than two weeks.

Taking this sale and all the NV Home sales in Braemar that happened in 2022, the six and twelve month data points are updated as seen below.

The six month average sold price is slightly higher than the twelve month average sold price. This would be great if echoed by the six month median being higher than the twelve month median. Unfortunately, the six month median sold price has fallen significantly below the twelve month median sold price. It is far too soon to say that prices are softening. More information is needed. The market has definitely shifted away from buyer frenzy to more deliberate buyer actions.

Seller subsidy is higher in both six month values compared to their respective twelve month values. This is not surprising given the mortgage interest rate increases. Closing cost help is not an uncommon request from buyers struggling with affordability from both high prices and rising interest rates. However, a well prepared and professionally marketed home that is priced right will always set a seller up for the best negotiating position, possibly even avoiding seller subsidy.

Days on market have crept up significantly in the six month values compared to their corresponding twelve month values. With buyer behavior having changed, and some sellers still employing tactics of overpricing, the result is sitting on the market longer. Again, sellers hiring an agent who has experience beyond 2020 and 2021 and that buyer frenzy will stand a much better chance at not making mistakes that would have them linger on the market and sell for less than list price.

If you placed your Braemar NV home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in two weeks to one month. (More likely two weeks if you hire an experienced, local agent.) You can expect seller subsidy requests. You are also unlikely to be working with more than one offer at at time. The key to getting buyers off the fence is creating buyer enthusiasm.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in March. Until then, if you want to investigate what a sale in 2023 could mean to you, please reach out and let’s talk. With over eighteen years experience getting Braeamar sellers top of the market (no matter the market) I would love to do the same for you. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (Heritage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (Heritage Series)

Before the weekend, booked with showings for my buyer-clients, I am getting out this most recent Braemar Property Value Report focused on Heritage Series homes in our neighborhood. Heritage homes are the mid-sized single family homes, built by Brookfield Homes in our neighborhood.  They have two car attached garages and include the following floor plans:  Exeter, Yardley, Zachery (a.k.a. Zurich) & Waverly.  The homes built by Coscan (before Brookfield Homes took them over) in Braemar North Gate are also included in this group, as they are similar in size.

This report looks back to November and December 2022. During that time there were three Heritage homes that sold. Details are listed below.

First thing that pops out to me is that every one of these listings sold below their original list price. It seems as though sellers have been overly optimistic recently and feel they need room to negotiate. Unfortunately, if a listing is overpriced when it hits the market, you can bet on the fact that as the days on market kees going up, buyers are wondering what is wrong with the home. Pricing right from the beginning is the best strategy. Accumulating too many days on the market doesn’t equate to making more money in the long run, but less.

When combining these three sales and combine them with all the Heritage home sales in Braemar for 2022, the six and twelve month data points tracked herein are updated and reveal a shift in the market.

In the sold price column we find that both the six month sold prices have fallen below their respective twelve month sold prices. This is the first time we have seen this in a long time. Could be the beginning of softening values, but we need to see more sales in the next reports. Believe it or not, despite how it may feel, we are still in a seller’s market based on the fact that there are more buyers in our market looking than homes available to buy.

Seller subsidy (closing cost help to buyers) requests are more likely now due to the increase of mortgage interest rates we saw in the last six months of the year. Two out three of the most recent sales gave seller subsidy. Perhaps the best news is that with both median seller subsidy values at zero, more than half of sellers in both time frames did not give any seller subsidy.

Days on market are creeping up in both six month values compared to their corresponding twelve month values. Buyers are no longer acting in a frenzy, but are more deliberate when house hunting now.

If you placed your Braemar Heritage home on the market, priced to current conditions you could expect it to be under contract in about two weeks. As for whether or not you would have to give seller subsidy, a lot of that depends on the negotiating position you put yourself in. Setting a list price that isn’t over reaching, making sure your home is properly prepared for the market and having a local, full-time agent like myself that is committed to professional marketing is what gets buyers enthusiastic about your listing. And when buyers are afraid they are going to miss out on a home, you can get them to act quicker and ask for less in their offers for fear of losing a great property.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in March. Between now and then, if you want to know what a 2023 sale would mean for you, I would love the chance to consult with you. With over eighteen years experience in this business, it is my pleasure to put my skills to work for my fellow Braemarians and get them the max the market will allow. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (Courtyard Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (Courtyard Series)

It is my pleasure to bring you the latest Braemar Property Value Report, focused on sales of Courtyard homes in our neighborhood. Braemar Courtyard homes are located on Orland Stone, Pentland Hills and Playfair.  Five detached homes share a courtyard driveway and have a strip of yard separating them from each other.  I often refer to them as city homes or executive style homes, as they require the most minimal lawn maintenance and have very contemporary floor plans named the Arlington, Ballston and Clarendon.  What they lack in lawn, they more than make up for in generous bedroom sizes.

Like many times in the past, the reporting period of November and December shows no Braemar Courtyard homes sold. There was simply not a lot of inventory available at the end of year, despite buyers still out searching. Nonetheless, when taking the entire year’s worth of sales and breaking out the six and twelve month data points, our updated values are seen below.

For the first time in a long time, both six month sold prices are below their corresponding twelve month sold prices. Only two sales made up the six month values, compared to nine making up the entire year’s worth of Braemar Courtyard home sales. While this could be the softening of Braemar Courtyard home prices, we will need to see more sales before that determination can be made. Buyer behavior certainly has changed. They are no longer acting in a frenzy, fearful of losing homes. However, there still is not enough on the market to meet demand. In other words, we are still in a seller’s market.

Seller subsidy (closing cost help to buyers) certainly made a come back in the last six months of the year. This is expected since mortgage interest rates rose so steeply and suddenly on buyers. Again, it doesn’t seem to hampering their demand for homes. Interest rates would have to go up a lot more than they have to make a measurable downward impact on our market.

Days on market is also something we saw lengthen in the last six months of the year. It goes back to the change in buyer behavior. They are acting more deliberately now that rates are higher. Marketing time growing from one week to two weeks is not the end of the world.

If you placed your Braemar Courtyard home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect your home to be under contract in about two weeks, maybe less. You could also put yourself in the best negotiating position by making sure your listing creates buyer enthusiasm. When buyers are afraid of missing out on your home, that is where the money is made and closing cost help may not even be requested from buyers. Buyer enthusiasm is created by setting a reasonable price, doing proper preparation to your home and the professional marketing that an experienced, local agent like me brings to the table.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be in March. Until then, if you want to find out how much preparation you face when it is time to sell, don’t hesitate to reach out. It’s never too early to get an idea of the projects that may need attention. And as a full-time broker with over eighteen years experience, one of my greatest thrills is getting the max the market has to offer for my sellers. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (Carriage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (Carriage Series)

Being well into 2023, it is time to take a look back at the end of 2022 and the Braemar real estate market as it pertains to Carriage homes in our neighborhood. Braemar Carriage homes 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, accessed by a private driveway off of the street, or off of a shared alley in the back of the home.  The floor plans, from smallest to largest, are: Maplewood, Norwood, Oakdale and Parkdale.

This edition of the Braemar Property Value Report looks back at the Carriage home sales from November and December. During that time period, for only the third time since I have started this report in 2005, there were no Braemar Carriage homes that sold. That is not because they were languishing on the market and not being chosen. There were none listed.

Despite not having sales to report, dropping the November and December Carriage homes sales from 2021, our year’s worth of Braemar Carriage home sales now breaks down to these updated six and twelve months values.

Starting in the sold price column, it is unusual to see both six month sold prices below their corresponding twelve month sold prices. This could be an indication that Carriage home values are softening, but more sales data is needed before that can be determined. From my experience in the market, I think this is an anomaly. Our Braemar market is still experiencing high demand and very little inventory.

Seller subsidy (closing cost help to buyers) is present only in the six and twelve month average values, not in either of the median values. This means that more than half of Braemar Carriage home sellers in both time frames gave nothing in closing cost help. Certainly, creating buyer enthusiasm and getting them to act decisively and quickly on your home for fear of missing out, is what gets some sellers great results and lack of that enthusiasm has others lingering on the market.

Days on market lengthened in both six month values compared to their respective twelve month values. Overall, this is not concerning. With the limited inventory and high demand, Braemar homes are still selling relatively quickly.

If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in two weeks or less. You could also put yourself in the best negotiating position possible by having enlisted the help of a seasoned, local agent like myself to guide you in listing preparation and pricing, and provide you with professional marketing to get buyers excited about your home.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in March. Until then, if you would like to talk about a possible 2023 sale, it would be my pleasure to meet with you. Helping Braemar sellers get the top of the market is something I take very seriously. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

Under Contract After Multiple Offers in Only Six Days

Under Contract After Multiple Offers in Only Six Days

Bristow buyers have a strong appetite for Braemar townhouses. This end unit, garage townhouse at 10158 Pale Rose Loop hit the market on Friday, January 13th (2023) and got immediate attention. Showing requests were rolling in after only an hour on the market. In fact, I wasn’t sure it was going to make it to the Open House planned that Sunday.

While buyers were very interested, the change in their behavior was palpable. No one wanted to act immediately. The Sunday Open House was swarmed with buyers. While another agent in my office hosted it, I popped by and noticed the intense interest just by the abundance of cars not knowing where to park. The neighbors, while probably frustrated, were patient for those two hours. Still, more interest and lots of questions, but no one was ready to step up and make an offer.

Monday, the fifth day on the market, two buyers made offers. There was the possibility of two more, but those buyers were more wary. Not uncommon for buyers in this market. The media runs too many stories about the national statistics and gets buyers thinking there are a ton more homes to hit the market, or a significant decline in prices coming. The former is not necessarily going to happen anytime soon and the likelihood of the latter happening in our market this year is extremely slim. As much as buyers may not want to hear this, the rise of mortgage interest rates has not slowed down demand.

The sellers of this townhouse were very pleased to have two offers to chose from that exceeded their expectations. If all goes according to plan, which is the most probable outcome, it will close the first full week in February.

When you are ready to sell your Braemar townhouse, let’s talk about how you can lift buyer enthusiasm on your property and get the max the market will allow. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (Arista Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (Arista Series)

It is a sunny, but windy and cold Sunday in Braemar today. I am quite happy to be sitting at my desk and typing up this latest Braemar Property Value Report. In this edition the focus is on sales of the Arista homes in our neighborhood during the months of November and December. Arista homes were the largest homes built by brookfield Homes in our neighborhood and include the Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury floor plans. The Canterbury is by far the most commonly seen in Braemar.

During the last two months of 2022, there was only one Braemar Arista home that sold. Detials of that sale are posted below.

It is great to see that this Canterbury, with a finished basement, five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms sold at list price. This was a rare occurrence in our neighborhood of a home having a pool as well. Just as good to see as a full list price sale is the fact that the sellers gave no seller subsidy (closing cost help to the buyer.) And it was under contract quickly in six days.

Taking that sale and combining it with all the Arista home sales in Braemar dating back to January 2022, the year’s worth of sales is broken out into the six and twelve month data points tracked in this report.

It is good to see that sold prices are still going up. It may not be by leaps and bound, but upward growth is upward growth. This is discerned by seeing both the six month sold prices above their corresponding twelve month sold price. This is indicative of still being in a seller’s market.

Seller subsidy is absent in all values except the twelve month average value. This tells us two things. Braemar Arista home sellers in the last six months have given no closing cost help. And in the last twelve months, more than half of Braemar Arista home sellers gave none. Pretty amazing to see despite the increase we have seen in mortgage interest rates. Another sign of a continued seller’s market where demand is higher than supply. Frenzied buyer behavior is the only thing has changed to be more deliberate. The days of multiple offers going ten percent or more over list price are gone.

Days on market are creeping up a bit, as evidenced by both six month values being longer than their respective twelve month values. Nothing here to panic about, just note the change in buyer behavior again. Buyers are acting much more deliberately than they did in 2020 and 2021.

If you placed your Braemar Arista home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect that it would be under contract in two weeks or less. Just based on the buyer demand I see happening now in January, you may be under contract in a week. You may also get away with not giving closing cost help, but your property had better be properly prepared for market and professionally marketed to lift buyer enthusiasm. The goal is to get a buyer so excited to act that they don’t delay and don’t over-ask in their offer for fear of losing your home.

If you have considered buying an investment property in our neighborhood, or have a friend or family member looking for a townhouse in Braemar, please stop by he open house at my new listing at 10158 Pale Rose Loop today, Janaury 15th (2023) from 1pm-3pm.

The next Braemar Property Value Reports will be out in March. Until then, it does seem that the beginning of this year will be strong for sellers. If you want to investigate what a sale would mean for you, please reach out for your complementary consultation. With over eighteen years experience in our market, it is my pleasure to put my skills to work in getting you the top of the market. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

Braemar Reflection Quarterly: October-December 2022 (4th Quarter)

Reflection Series Home

Braemar Reflection Quarterly: October-December 2022 (4th Quarter)

Welcome to another edition of the Braemar Reflection Quarterly. This report focuses on the semi-detached/semi-attached homes located on Tarvie Circle behind Safeway. These homes are attached to one neighbor and only at the rear load garage.

Unfortunately, for the second report in a row, there were no Reflection homes that sold in Braemar. Not at all unusual considering these homes make up such a small portion of the the larger neighborhood.

Below are the updated six and twelve month data points tracked this report.

With no six month values to compare to the twelve month values, let’s just talk a bit about what is happening in the market.

Braemar is still experiencing a seller’s market. It is not the frenzied mess we saw in 2020 and 2021. However, supply is still not meeting demand. Sellers who price their homes right, prepare them for market and hire a listing agent that markets them professionally, are getting great outcomes. The pitfall for sellers right now is that so many are still stuck in the mindset of the ten percent over list price offers, and multiple offers, that they are overpricing their homes despite changing behavior of buyers.

Buyers are acting much more deliberately since mortgage interest rates have climbed up a bit and threaten to climb more. However, properties that lift buyer enthusiasm are still hitting values consistent with upward growth.

Just the other day, I placed a Braemar townhouse on the market. Since then, there have been ten showings scheduled. I will not be surprised if the sellers have more than one offer to choose from, but I don’t think setting an offer deadline is in order at this time.

If you have been considering what the sale of your Braemar home may mean in 2023, get in touch with me for your complementary consultation. It is one of my greatest business pleasures to get my Braemar neigbhors the top of whatever market in which they are selling. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

Just Listed: End Unit, Garage Townhouse in Braemar at $458,000

Just Listed: End Unit, Garage Townhouse in Braemar at $458,000

Is January a good time of year to list your Braemar home? Most sellers tend to believe that warm weather, greening grass, budding trees and flowers in bloom are the first markers of a “spring” real estate market. Let this Top Producing Braemar Listing Agent tell you, our market is more or less, a year round market. Spring pops into action right after the year end holidays.

This end unit townhouse at 10158 Pale Rose Loop, just hit the market on January 13th (2023.) In less than two hours on the market, it had three scheduled showings. Buyers are most certainly out looking for homes and this one has a lot to offer.

Starting with the open floor plan on the main level, with an east facing living room that streams with morning sunlight and the updated kitchen at the opposite end of the floor, this is where every day living happens. The cook will enjoy gas cooking, plenty of granite counter space, under cabinet lighting and LVP flooring that is not hard to stand on for long periods of time. The breakfast nook is a perfect dining area and has a gas fireplace. Maybe you would prefer to make this is a sitting area. And the deck is perfectly located for warm weather cook outs.

Upstairs are the bedrooms and full bathrooms. Owner’s bedroom has two closets, one of which is walk-in. The other closet has been light and bright with tape lighting, making it even brighter than the walk-in closet.

Behind a sliding barn door is the refreshed owner’s bathroom. Modern furniture-like vanity, seamless shower, soaking tub and cubby cabintry make this space spa-like.

Down the hall, a second full bathroom sits between the west and east facing ends of the townhouse. Second and third bedrooms both face east.

Basement level is where your garage enters adjacent to the front door, two story foyer. Go up a flight of stairs and down another and you are in the family room in the basement. A cozy recreation space has a walk out exit, and around the corner is a hallway that takes you past the laundry area and to another half bathroom. That’s one of the must have features of a three level townhouse in my world…at least a half bathroom on every level.

This townhouse is being held open on Sunday, January 15th from 1pm-3pm. Stop by and see it for yourself or take in the 3-D interactive tour by clicking this link. Based on the enthusiasm in the market for this one already, it may not make it through a full week on the market.

If you don’t have an agent, but would like to be partnered with one to be able to act quickly on this home, please get in touch with me. As a matter of business practice, I do not practice dual agency, but I can connect you with an experienced agent in our Long & Foster’s Gainesville office that will fit your style and needs. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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