Braemar Property Value Report: March-April 2022 (Heritage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: March-April 2022 (Heritage Series)

Welcome to another Braemar Property Value Report, focusing on sales of Heritage Series homes in our neighborhood. If you are not familiar with what constitutes a Heritage home in Braemar, they are the mid-sized single family homes, built by Brookfield Homes.  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 in Braemar North Gate are also included in this group, as they are similar in size.

During the months of March and April, there were four Braemar Heritage homes that sold. The details of those sales are listed below.

With sold prices ranging from $662,000 to $740,000 and all four selling at or above their list price, the Braemar Heritage home market is looking very health. Further support of this, with a quick look, is seeing no seller subsidy (closing cost help to buyers) in any of the sales and all of these homes going under contract in a week or less.

When taking these sales and combining them with the Heritage home sales in Braemar dating back to May 2021, the six and twelve month market markers tracked in this report are updated.

Starting with the sold price column we see that both the six month average and six month median sold prices are higher than their respective twelve month sold prices. This is evidence of the continuation of the seller favored market, despite rising mortgage interest rates.

Seller subsidy went down in the six month average compared to the twelve month average. Not surprising given that the most recent sales gave none at all. Of more importance is that more than half of sellers in both the six month and twelve month time frames gave nothing in closing cost help. When buyers are competing over limited inventory, they are having to write seller favored terms to get their offers accepted.

Days on market is holding steady down the line in single digits. Again, limited inventory and many more buyers competing for it is what is driving this market. The mortgage interest rate increase seems to have had little impact so far.

If you placed your Braemar Heritage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in a week or less. You could also expect to give nothing in seller subsidy.

For the best outcome, even in a seller’s market, having strong representation on your side is a must. It starts with getting the proper listing preparation advice. A well prepared home is one that buyers will be enthusiastic about, especially if it is professionally marketed. Hiring strictly based on the lowest commission and relying on the market conditions for a great outcome is a poor strategy. Sellers employing this technique believe they increase their bottom line by saving commission. They actually leave money on the table with buyers being less enthusiastic about poorly prepared and half-heartedly marketed homes.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in July. Until then, when the time comes for you to sell your Braemar home, I would love to talk with you about how my listing process can increase your bottom line. My Braemar sellers have been hitting the top of the market for many years. Let’s get you to the top of the market too. 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

Braeamar Reflection Quarterly: January-March 2022 (1st Quarter)

Reflection Series Home

Braeamar Reflection Quarterly: January-March 2022 (1st Quarter)

Welcome to another edition of the Braemar Reflection Quarterly. This report details sales of the semi-attached/semi-detached homes on Tarvie Circle. While they look like detached single family homes from the curb, in the back they are attached to one neighbor in a duplex-like fashion, only at the garage. These homes make up only forty-four of the over two-thousand, eight hundred properties in Braemar, so sometimes it feels like quarterly reports are even too frequent. If we go too many quarters without a sale this year, I may make this a semi-annual report.

We get to start off the year examining the sale of one Reflection Series home that sold in January. Details are listed below.

There are many thing about this sale that show the presence of the seller’s market. Selling above list price is one of them. Two others are giving no seller subsidy (closing cost help to buyer) and going under contract in only two days.

When combined with the Reflection home sales from the second, third and fourth quarter of 2021, we have a total of only three sales. However, taking the six and twelve month data points from that pool of data our market markers are updated.

Being the only sale in the last six month, our most recent Reflection home sale makes up both the six month average and median values. Compared to the twelve month average and twelve month median sold price, we still see upward growth in home values. Not surprising since our market continues to have very high demand and limited inventory.

Seller subsidy is zero down the line in all but the twelve month average. That is because one sale out of three in the last year gave $8,000 in closing cost help. One out of three sales giving closing cost help is not great, but still keeps the median values at zero. Your odds of having to give closing cost help if you sell your Reflection home have been slim, but with rising interest rates, don’t be surprised to see seller subsidy increase this year.

Days on market shows that Reflection homes are selling even faster. Again, this is due to high demand and very little inventory.

If you placed your Reflection home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect to be under contract within a week. And whether or not you gave any seller subsidy may depend on large part who you hire to represent you. Relying solely on seller market conditions and hiring low rate agents who do very little to drive up buyer enthusiasm will cost you more than you save in commission every time. Even in a seller’s market, you can leave money on the table. Creating buyer enthusiasm through proper listing preparation and professional marketing keep you at the top of what any market will bear.

The next Braemar Reflection Quarterly will be out in July. Until then, if you would like to investigate the 2022 sale of your Braemar home, get in touch for a no obligation analysis. We can discuss current demand and how rising interest rates may or may not be a factor for you in your next purchase. 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: January-February 2022 (Heritage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2022 (Heritage Series)

Welcome to another edition of the Braemar Property Value Report, focusing on sales of Heritage homes in our neighborhood. Before we get started, it is important to know what constitutes a Braemar Heritage home. They are the mid-sized single family homes, built by Brookfield Homes.  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 in Braemar North Gate are also included in this group, as they are similar in size.

In our current reporting period covering January and February, there were only two Heritage homes that sold. Their final sold prices are very different. Take a look in the details below:

In addition to being well over $100,000 apart in price, I see two other factors that stand out. For starters, the lower sold price actually sold below its original list price. That is not a common occurrence in the seller market conditions we have been experiencing since 2020. That sale also gave seller subsidy (closing cost assistance from seller to buyer.) Again, an uncommon sight in a seller’s market. The homes were certainly different. One was a larger home with four upper level bedrooms, finished basement with a walk up exit and a very private lot with plenty of open space and trees behind it. The other was an odd lot that was positioned to see other homes from virtually every window, had only three bedrooms and no exit from the basement.

Taking these two sales and combining them with the Braemar Heritage home sales going back to March 2021, we get twelve months worth of sales. From that, our updated six and twelve month data points give us some interesting waypoints.

Starting with the sold price column, we see upward growth when comparing the twelve month average sold price to the six month average sold price. This is an indication that the seller’s market is still pushing values up. Tempering that is the fact that the six month median sold price has dipped noticeably below the twelve month median sold price. In the last report I shared thoughts on the second half of 2021 vs. the first half. I believe we are still seeing some lingering effects of the second half in this report. My professional experience in the market thus far in 2022 indicates that this year is starting off just like 2021 with that intense buyer demand.

Seller subsidy shows increases in both six month values compared to the their respective twelve month values. Even seeing closing cost help given in the two most recent sales is not a great sign. Negotiation points like these are minimized when you hire a strong negotiator and professional marketer like myself. The best news is that in twelve months of Heritage home sales, more than half of sellers gave no seller subsidy.

When it comes to days on market, the trend is clear that it has been taking longer in the more recent (last six months) sales compared to the past twelve months as a whole. And if close to two weeks is considered a long time, we have been very spoiled by our seller’s market. I suspect this trend will reverse in future reports, particularly since the marketing times for the most recent sales is lower than both the six month average and six month median time frames.

If you placed your Braemar Heritage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in what should be a week or less. Six month values indicate it could take longer, but my professional opinion is buyer demand won’t allow that if you are properly prepped and marketed. You would be unlikely to have to give any closing assistance is enough buyers were competing for your home, but clearly, seller subsidy seems to be coming back into the discussion.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in May. Until then, if you think 2022 may be the year you sell, it is never too early to start the preparation conversation. Listing in a seller’s market is not a guarantee of getting top of the market price. Creating buyer enthusiasm remains a critical component. You don’t get a second chance to sell your largest asset. Who you hire to list you home matters. Get in touch and schedule your confidential consultation. 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: January-February 2022 (Arista Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2022 (Arista Series)

We are into the third month of 2022 and the market is definitely feeling different than when I left you in January with the wrap up from 2021. In this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report, we will look back at the months of January and February and see what happened with the Arista homes in our neighborhood. These homes were the largest built by Brookfield Homes and include the following floor plans: Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury.

During the first two months of the New Year, only one Arista home sold. It was a three level Canterbury that listed and sold for $799,000. More details on that sale are listed below:

Taking this sale and combining it with the entire past twelve months of Arista home sales in Braemar we get the most reliable data in our six and twelve month data points. These show us how the short term compares to the long term. Let’s take a look.

Starting with the sold price column we see that both the six month average and six month median sold prices are higher than their respective twelve month values. This is a good sign and means Arista homes in Braemar are continuing to push up in value.

Seller subsidy, also known as closing cost help from seller to buyer, has unfortunately gone up in both six month values compared to their respective twelve month values. The only thins redeeming here is that the most recent sale, though it only sold for list price and took three weeks to get an offer, gave nothing. Perhaps we will see better news in the next report.

Days on market reveals lengthening time frames to go under contract when looking at the six month values compared to their corresponding twelve month values. Sad to see that the most recent sale took even longer. Given what I am personally experiencing in the market at the moment, I think we have woken from the second half slumber of 2021 and buyers are ready to buy. Unfortunately, too few sellers are selling, which makes our buyer demand so crazy.

If you placed your Braemar Arista home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in about two weeks max. You could also expect to see minimal closing cost help requests, but given demand, you may see none. Time will tell on this one. Buyers right now are back to the position of having to waive every conceivable contingency just to get their offers accepted.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in May. Until then, if you want to investigate the possibility of a 2022 sale for your Braemar home, get in touch with me for a no obligation analysis. I am an agent that believes in doing all it takes to get you the max profit. Even in a seller’s market it matters. And you only get one chance to liquidate your largest asset. Who you hire matters. 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: September-October 2021 (NV Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2021 (NV Homes)

The turkey and traditional sides induced over-full state has subsided and it is back to work for this Braemar Real Estate Agent. Back to work means actually doing the research and producing this Braemar Property Value Report focused on properties built by NV Homes in our neighborhood. That’s right, I don’t cut and paste reports for you. I run the sales, crunch the numbers and give you my analysis. That is why my wealth of knowledge of our Braemar real estate market is unparalleled. I do the work to understand our market.

In the months of September and October, there was only one NV home that sold. The details of that sale are listed below:

Having only one sale for the current reporting period doesn’t mean that we don’t have updated six and twelve month data points. This sale gets tossed in with the previous sales of NV homes for the previous year and the sales from September and October last year are dropped. The updated six and twelve month data points used in this report are then updated as seen below:

Starting with the sold price column there are healthy increases in both six month values compared to their respective twelve month values. NV homes are continuing to increase in value. And unlike what I have seen with other home types this reporting period, NV homes have lost only one half of one percent in the average six month growth rate compared to last report. They have lost no ground in median six month growth rate.

When we get to the seller subsidy column, we get to see how much closing cost help Braemar buyers were able to negotiate from their NV home sellers. The answer is nothing more than they had before. The most recent sale gave no seller subsidy. And with the six month average seller subsidy decreasing compared to the twelve month average, it seems more and more sellers are giving nothing, bringing that average number down. The six and twelve month median values being at zero means more than half of NV home sellers in both time periods gave no closing cost help. This is the mark of buyer competition being strong for these homes.

Days on market has come down in both six month values compared to their respective twelve month values. This is also contrary to what I have found in preparing other Braemar Property Value Reports for the same time period. The most recent sale going under contract in only four days is fantastic.

If you placed your Braemar NV home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in a week or less. You could also expect to give very little, if anything in closing cost help. And based on trends I am seeing in the market, there is a shift away from the all-out buyer frenzy in our real estate market. Buyers are more likely to ask for home inspections and not waive appraisal. That doesn’t mean we are entering a buyer’s market. Supply is still not keeping up with demand. Buyers are not as many in number and not feeling the need to give away every possible contingency to get under contract.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in January. Until then, I wish you all the best this holiday season. Of course, if the need arises to sell your Braemar home, I am here for you no matter the season. Creating buyer enthusiasm and maintaining it throughout the transaction is what makes keeps my sellers at the max the market will allow. My knowledge of our community is what gets my Braemar sellers the advantage over their competition. Feel free to reach out any time of year for a no obligation consultation. It is my pleasure to serve my neighbors. 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: September-October 2021 (Arista Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2021 (Arista Series)

November is flying by. Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and I have some property value reports to publish. Today I bring you the Braemar Property Value Report for Arista Series homes in our neighborhood. Arista homes are the largest single familiy homes built by Brookfield Homes in Braemar and include the Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury models.

During the current reporting period of September and October 2021, there were four Braemar Arista homes that sold. The details of those sales are listed below:

Taking this information and combining it with the entire past twelve months of Arista home sales, the six and twelve month data points tracked in this Braemar Property Value Report are updated, as seen below.

Starting with the sold price column, it is great to see higher numbers in both six month values compared to their respective twelve month values. This means values for Braemar Arista homes are continuing to increase. Furthermore, the growth rate in six months this report is a tad higher than the growth rate from last report. This is great news.

Making it to the seller subsidy column, it is a sign of change in the marketplace that we even have anything to report. Seller subsidy, as you may already know, is closing cost assistance to the buyer from seller. In the first half of 2021, seller subsidy requests from buyers were non-starters if they wanted their offers accepted. In the four sales listed above for September and October, it is shocking to see three out of four sales gave seller subsidy at all. That’s why we have a six and twelve month average seller subsidy number. Obviously, the bigger deal is that majority of more recent Arista home sales have had a seller subsidy component. Buyer demand definitely cooled a bit since July and August, but this may show us a bit more cooling in the higher price ranges than I had realized.

Finally, the days on market column shows longer marketing times in both six month values compared to their respective twelve month values. That means that in the last six months, Arista homes have been taking longer to sell. Another indicator of a changing market. The good news is that most of the four most recent sales sold in eleven days or less. However, one home took forty-six days to sell. That one sale had been listed with a different agent for over forty days with poor marketing. The second listing agent got the job done quickly after professional photos and marketing.

If you placed your Braemar Arista home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect your home to be under contract in under two weeks. You could also expect to pay some seller subsidy since the buyer frenzy has cooled off.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in January. Until then, when the time comes to sell your home, get in touch with me to find out how I can create the buyer enthusiasm that will lift your property to its absolute max profit. Professional marketing combined with local expertise is what my Braemar sellers have been enjoying for years. 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 Sold Another Braemar Home Above List Price

12809 Gentle Shade Drive Listed for $649,000 on July 8th and Sold for $717,000 on August 6th.

Just Sold Another Braemar Home Above List Price

Having recently listed 12148 Formby Street and 9239 Glen Meadow Lane, I have to say I was not about to advise the sellers of 12809 Gentle Shade Drive to raise their list price prior to hitting the market. Those other Bristow homes had not received offers their first weekend on market and one barely sold above list price. The seller’s market of 2021 had changed going into summer. My advice was to stick to the marketing plan at $649,000 and see what buyers thought. There is no such thing as underpricing in a seller’s market.

It was evident right away that this home in Braemar was in high demand. After three offers, it was time to hit the done button. A buyer came in with an offer the sellers couldn’t refuse. Best of all, the buyer could back up their offer price with a sizeable down payment. That meant if appraisal came in low, the sellers wouldn’t require the sellers to lower the sales price.

uAs we waited for appraisal day, since there were no other contingencies, I got a call from a colleague with a listing nearby that had gone under contract sight unseen. The agent was furios that the appraisal had come in below list price while the offer her seller’s held was well above list price. That’s the risk of sight unseen. You don’t get to see market value if you were never exposed to the market. Appraisers take multiple offers into account when they are heading in the same direction. However, one offer that a buyer puts together to make the seller stop the marketing process before it begins should be a red flag to listing agents.

Thank goodness, the listing preparation my sellers had done at my recommendation, combined with my professional marketing got them a fantastic offer. And showing all of the updates, offers and having the marketing to show the appraiser made a difference. The appraisal, we are told, came in at sales price! Which brings me to the very happy ending of this Braemar home sale.

On August 6th (2021,) 12809 Gentle Shade Drive sold for $717,000..$68,000 above list price.

Ready to list your Braemar home? Don’t leave a penny on the table. Even in a seller’s market it can happen. Get in touch with me to get the skinny on listing preparation recommendations and my professional marketing to power buyer enthusisam. Since 2005, No One Know 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: May-June 2021 (Heritage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: May-June 2021 (Heritage Series)

Another late July day is coming to an end and I find myself doing what I love most, keeping up with the Braemar real estate market. That’s what top Braemar real estate agents like myself do… they eat, sleep and breathe real estate. So at this moment, I bring you another Braemar Property Value Report. This one focuses on the Heritage Series home sales in our neighborhood for May and June. Note: Heritage homes are mid-sized single family homes, built by Brookfield Homes.  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 in Braemar North Gate are also included in this group, as they are similar in size.

There were seven Heritage home sales between the beginning of May and end of June. They all happened to sell in May. Details of the seven sales are listed below:

At first glance, you can see that every one of the seven sold prices start with a six. That’s quite an achievement in and of itself as you will see by the updated six and twelve month data points in the next graphic.

Starting with the sold price column it is evident that the six month average and median sold prices have leapt up substantially compared to their respective twelve month values. Braemar Heritage homes have been gaining significant equity in this market with little inventory and frenzied buyer demand.

The seller subsidy column is where we learn how much closing cost assistance Braemar Heritage home buyers were able to negotiate from their sellers. In the six month average and six month median, even the twelve month median value, seller subsidy is zero. The twelve month average has a small value as a result of nine of forty sales in the past twelve months that gave seller subsidy. Of those nine sales, six sellers gave significant amounts of closing cost help, three gave amounts that would lead an experienced agent to think they were repair credits. No seller has given seller subsidy since Ocober 2020.

Days on market reflects exactly what I have been experiencing as a listing and buyers agent. The highest days on market is the twelve month average at one week. In fact, looking at the most recent sales, only one of the seven was double digits.

If you placed your Braemar Heritage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in a week or less. You could also expect to give nothing in closing cost help.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in September. Until then, if you have been considering the sale of your Braemar home, get in touch with me. Listing preparation and professional marketing are key to creating the buyer enthusiasm that gets top of the market, no matter what marketing conditions you are facing. Believe it or not, even seller’s in a seller’s market can leave money on the table. Don’t let that be 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: September-October (Arista Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: September-October (Arista Series)

It’s a gorgeous autumn day in Braemar. The sun is streaming through the trees, becoming more and more bare with each passing day. It’s one of those days where you may opt for air conditioning during the day, but will need the heat at night. The change from warm to cold doesn’t happen all at once.

The kind of change monitored here in the Braemar Property Value Report is changes in the real estate market. In this particular report, the focus in on the Arista Series homes in Braemar, which are the largest of the single family homes built by Brookfield Homes in our neighborhood. Their floor plans are the Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury.

Looking back at the last two months of Arista home sales, we find only one that closed between September and October. The details of that sale are found below:

Obviously, no trend can be determined by looking at one sale, or even a handful. That’s why I take this sale and combine it with the entire past twelve months of Arista home sales and pull out the six and twelve month average and median values. That’s where we find trends.

Looking first at the sold price column, we see that the six month average sold price has fallen ever so slightly below the twelve month average. Meanwhile, the six month median sold price is exactly the same as the twelve month median sold price. No increase by leaps and bounds in the Arista homes. Values are stable.

Seller subsidy is where we get to find out how much closing cost assistance sellers gave to buyers. The bad news for would-be Arista home sellers is that we see increases in both six month values over their respective twelve month values. That means, despite the most recent sale where no seller subsidy was given, Braemar Arista home sellers have been giving more closing cost help in the more recent sales as a whole.

Marketing time, marked above as days on market, shows very little change. The six month average marketing time is exactly the same as the twelve month marketing time. The six month median marketing time improved by one day from an already low six days in the twelve month median. Braemar Arista homes are selling quite quickly.

If you placed your Braemar Arista home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contact in about two weeks, if not in under one week. You could also expect to give an average of 1% of the sales price, maybe less, in closing cost help.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in January. Then, we’ll be able to see how we finished up the year. Despite popular opinion, the year end market is a very powerful one in which to list. If the time has come to sell, don’t feel you have to wait until spring. Get in touch with me for a free market analysis and discussion on what a year sale could mean 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: July-August 2020 (Ryan Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report: July-August 2020 (Ryan Homes)

The month of September is slipping by fast and I am in the home stretch of putting out all my most recent Braemar Property Value Reports.  My internal deadline is to have them out by the end of the odd numbered months.  Tick tock.  Today’s report focuses on sales of houses built by Ryan Homes in our neighborhood and like the rest of the reports put out this month that preceded it, details sales in the months of July and August.  Let’s get right to it.

There were only two Ryan homes that sold during our current reporting period.  There’s a fairly big difference in their final sold prices.  See for yourself.

The difference in sold prices here goes beyond an additional bedroom on Gentle Shade.  I listed 12833 Gentle Shade the last time it sold.  The home was in good shape, but in need of updating.  Boy, did the new owners take care of that.  That home was updated from head to toe and the basement even finished.  Ballagan, while a nice looking home in good condition, still had basic finishes.

Taking these two sales and combining them with the entire previous twelve months of Ryan home sales in Braemar, our six and twelve month data points are updated as found below:

Starting with the sold price column, we see very healthy increases when comparing the six month average sold price to the twelve month average, and the same when comparing the six month median to the twelve month median.  This means Ryan homes in Braemar are continuing to gain value in this seller’s market.

Seller subsidy is a column where we learn how much closing cost help, on average, sellers of Ryan homes are giving in their sales.  When looking at the details of our two most recent sales, the sellers gave no seller subsidy at all.  However, the six month average seller subsidy is a bit higher than the twelve month average.  Not the direction I’ve noticed lately.  More importantly, the six month median is exactly the same as the twelve month median.  This means that even the shorter term, more than half the Ryan home sellers in Braemar have been giving closing cost help of at least $5,000.

Days on market clearly shows the current seller’s market in full swing.   The six month average marketing time has decreased by twenty days from the twelve month average.  Meanwhile, the six month median is two days shorter than the already quick twelve month median.  Buyers are gobbling up Ryan homes in Braemar just about as fast as they are coming on the market.

If you placed your Ryan home in Braemar on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in less than one week.  You could also expect to give in the neighborhood of about 1% of the sales price in closing cost help, but might get away with giving nothing if this buyer demand continues producing intense competition.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in November.  Until then, know that if you want to take advantage of the peaking prices in our neighbor, the year end market is a great time to do it.  Limited inventory is only getting more limited while buyers are still out in droves.  Get in touch and let’s investigate what a year end sale might mean 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