Coming Back to the Market: 12146 Millbill Court at $495,800

Coming Back to the Market: 12146 Millbill Court at $495,000

Last spring, and into the summer, I listed one of my favorite Braemar homes yet–12146 Millbill Court It blew me away that buyers were unable to see what this home offered.  Everything but the kitchen cabinets and exterior siding had been replaced.  The peace of mind buying a home with no big ticket maintenance items coming up was lost on buyers who put priority on HGTV’s latest and greatest color palettes vs. a home that would cost them practically nothing in maintenance for years to come.  Paint is way less expensive than new windows, a new roof, , new HVAC, new deck, new hardwood floors,  new carpet, new appliances….you get my drift.

The sellers of this fantastic find in Braemar are coming back on the market, having made a couple changes to the home.  New pictures are yet to come, so let me tell you what the sellers have done.  Gone is the desert beige color in the kitchen and family room.  That color had more pink in it than even the sellers expected at the time.  New for 2019, that color was replaced with one of Sherwin Williams’ most popular paint colors, Accessible Beige.  It goes with warm or cool color palettes. You’ll love it!

Feedback from buyers last year was that they loved the cul-de-sac lot, but didn’t like being able to see other homes from the deck.  While it is an unavoidable fact that Braemar is a popular community with many homes on quarter acre or smaller lots, and seeing another home is likely on the majority of lots, the sellers added some fast growing arborvitae that will provide a nice screen.  Don’t worry.  They aren’t two foot saplings.  They are about five feet tall and grow as much as three feet a year.

Keep those improvements in mind as you look through the virtual tour New pictures will be shot toward the end of this month.  This home is sure to make a buyer very happy, but won’t be hitting the market until February 28th.  If you think you have an interest in this home, I may be able to convince the sellers to allow a sneak peek.  Just reach out to me via phone, text or email.

Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®



Another Braemar Single Family Home Goes Under Contract!

Another Braemar Single Family Home Goes Under Contract!

10140 Broadsword Drive went under contract on May 18th 2016.

If you are in the market for a four bedroom Braemar single family home under $500K, I don’t need to tell you that there isn’t much available to choose from.   This Yardley model at 10140 Broadsword Drive hit the market on April 26th (2016) priced at $469,400.   A popular floor plan on a wooded lot didn’t go long without seeing action.  Within eight days on the market, the sellers had an offer.

Kitchen--10140 Broadsword

Buyers that are moving within Bristow marketplace know how tough it can be right now to find a home.  Buyers relocating from out of state for work negotiate their offers without the benefit of that ingrained knowledge.  After a few days back and forth with an out of state buyer, negotiations fell apart.   This is where having an outstanding Buyer’s Agent that knows the Braemar neighborhood, and overall Bristow marketplace, is critical.

Family Room--10140 Broadsword

By May 12th, the second interested buyer stepped forward.  Again, the lack of available inventory in our local marketplace a bit confounding to an out of state buyer.  And I’m sure shows like House Hunters don’t help.  They make buyers think every market gives you ton of negotiating power when a home isn’t exactly everything you wanted.  Maybe if there are tons of homes on the market.  In Braemar that isn’t the case this spring. This second buyer and my sellers struck a deal on May 18th.  After twenty-two days on the market and probably a combined total of eight days negotiating the two offers, this four bedroom Braemar home went under contract.

Breakfast Nook--10140 Broadsword

Don’t despair if you are still looking for a four bedroom home in Braemar under $500K. A popular Victoria model by Ryan Homes at 13625 Chapeltown Mews hit the market on Monday, May 16th still available for $479K.  Same neighborhood, same school district, even the same HOA dues and amenities, which include cable and internet through RCN.

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037When you are ready to buy or sell in Braemar, don’t waste valuable time hiring just any agent to help you.  Hire a true neighborhood expert.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA