Just Listed: End Unit, Garage Townhouse for $384,900 in Braemar

Just Listed: End Unit, Garage Townhouse for $384,900 in Braemar

Today I hit the go button for this beautiful end unit, garage townhouse in Braemar located at 9619 Innerwick PlaceThe sellers contacted me last summer about listing their home and that is when we discussed home preparation and what they could do to get ready for market.  Mind you, at the time they had no immediate plan to list.  It is never too early to consult with your Listing Agent and get solid advice on what projects to undertake and which ones are a waste of time and money.

In the case of the preparation that was done to ready this three bedroom, two full bath, two half bath townhouse, the list is simple, but what an impact it made.  For starters, the sellers put in new carpet and neutralized the interior paint.  The main level hardwood flooring was a great selling feature, but had some wear from the sun beating in those front south facing windows.  A total refinish of the entire main level’s hardwood flooring to a walnut color was completed a week before hitting the market.  Those floors are as smooth and shiny as a bowling alley floor now.

With a two level bump out, this townhouse benefits from expansive recreation space on the lowest/entry level and a family room on the second/main level off the kitchen.  Normally, these townhouses would stop with that kitchen and breakfast nook area, leaving the living and dining room space in the front of the home.  With the family room addition on the main level, the current owners were able to use the front living/dining room as a large dining room for family gatherings and game nights.

The kitchen is the heart of the main level floor plan, complete with an island and plenty of counter space.  The transition to stainless steel appliances is already underway.  Enjoy a stainless steel electric range and dishwasher.  The kitchen is open to the breakfast nook to one side and open to the family room with gas fireplace on another end.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, the master suite being one each with a walk-in closet.  While the bedroom is more than enough size wise, the bathroom boasts double sinks, a soaking tub and separate shower.

Down the hall are the secondary bedrooms.  The smallest of which, measuring a little over eight feet by 9 feet makes a perfect nursery or office.  The larger of the secondary bedroom is more generously sized at ten by ten.   The full bathroom off the hallway has a tub shower combo with a single vanity, but with extended counter space and linen closet inside the bathroom itself.  Smart!

One I the things I love about this home is the outdoor space.  Off the family room on the main level is an expansive deck that overlooks the neighboring community of Dunbarton.  It’s quite a nice view and not sun soaked, making it unusable in the summer.  On the contrary, it is a northerly exposure spending most of the day in the shade.

Below the deck and accessible by way of the basement recreation room walk out exit is a fully fenced back yard, done in the privacy board on board style, complete with a patio and large hot tub.  Ahhhhh!  Why more agents don’t show you what’s underneath the hot tub cover is beyond me.  Have a peek.

The full size washer and dryer are located in the basement behind louvered bi-fold doors. Another important, yet often overlooked convenience, is the fact that there is a bathroom on every level.  Yes, the basement and second level have powder rooms.  There need be no stairs involved in your journey to heed nature’s call.

See all the property photos by clicking this link to the virtual tour.  In the meantime, if this looks like the home for you, or someone you know, don’t delay.  As I write this we’ve already got interested buyers.  Give me a call, or send a text, to 703-402-0037.  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





Braemar Patio Home at 9826 Earls Ferry, Under Contract in Four Days

Braemar Patio Home at 9826 Earls Ferry, Under Contract in Four Days

On Tuesday, June 12th (2018,) 9826 Earls Ferry Circle in Braemar hit the market, priced at $349,000.  Being a patio home with hardwood floors on most of the main level and up the stairs and into the hall, as well as having a main level second master suite, I knew this home was not going to last.

The first day on the market we got an offer, but it wasn’t enough for the owners to take the home off the market.  So they set a deadline for offers of Saturday at 8pm.  In that time frame we had nine more showings and four attendees at our Saturday Open House.

Just as the sellers had desired, they received multiple offers.  Those were reviewed today and the sellers chose the one that worked best for them.  Some buyers wanted the home and didn’t feel they had time to make the offer.  Things move fast in this seller’s market.

While the final sold price of this patio home won’t be revealed until mid-July, the good news for other Braemar Patio home owners is that there are plenty of buyers looking for homes like yours.  If you want to place yours on the market, now is the time.  Call me at 703-402-0037 and I’ll be happy to consult with you about our market.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com




Just Listed: Worry Free, End Unit Townhouse in Braemar for $275,000

Just Listed:  Worry Free, End Unit Townhouse in Braemar for $275,000

9850 Maitland Loop in Bristow, VA is located in the Patriot High School DistrictThis brick front, end unit townhouse in Braemar is truly worry free.  I say that because it was completely renovated prior to putting it on the market.  The owner is not even a real estate investor.  He just wanted to get the house truly move-in ready, and boy did he ever.

First impressions are everything so the renovation started at the exterior.  A fresh coat of paint on the front door and shutters, along with new exterior light fixtures, give the home great curb appeal.  Inside, you won’t be disappointed.

Living Room--9850 Maitland

Step down from the foyer into the living room.  This is the main level of the home.  To me, the main level of any home is where the kitchen is located, and this one is just beyond the living room.  There you find a new stainless steel appliance suite, new granite counters and island that create a breakfast bar, and a breakfast nook.  There is even a new kitchen sink, faucet and light fixtures.  The flooring is also new.

Kitchen--9850 Maitland

Breakfast Area--9850 Maitland

Off the kitchen is a laundry room with a full size washer and dryer.  As you walk past the utility room to the powder room, you should know that the hot water heater is new, as is the entire HVAC system.  See what I’m talking about with worry free?

Laundry Room--9850 Maitland

The main level powder room has new flooring, faucet and light fixture.

The second level is where you find a large family room and the second bedroom and full bathroom.  The bathroom has new light fixture, faucet and flooring as well.

Family Room--9850 Maitland

Family Room--9850 Maitland

The third level, in its entirety, makes up the master suite.  A gigantic room with a cathedral ceiling and a partial wall separating the space into a sitting area and the bedroom itself.  Off the sitting room you find a large walk-in closet with a window providing natural light.  The attached bathroom has all you would except.  Dual sinks/vanity, soaking tub and separate shower.  Flooring here is new, are the vanity faucets and light fixtures.

Master Suite--9850 Maitland

Master Bath Sinks--9850 Maitland

Master Bathroom Tub--9850 Maitland

You may be wondering about the condition of the carpet and paint.  It probably won’t surprise you to know it is brand new carpet and freshly painted from head to toe.

If you like to be located near amenities and extra parking, get ready for cherry on top. This home is 50 yards from the Rob Roy pool and a little over 100 yards from Clareybrook Park.   During the summer days, the parking lot at the park may be full, but in Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037the evenings and for most of the year, it is largely vacant.  There is plenty of visitor parking.

Waiting to see this one may have you kicking yourself.  It won’t last long in its worry free, renovated state at the price of $275,000.  Call me for your tour today.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com


Just Listed: Three Level Garage Townhouse in Braemar for $315,000

Just Listed:  Three Level Garage Townhouse in Braemar for $315,000

9704 Kennoway Court listed for $315,000 on July 12, 2015Garage townhouses in Braemar are always a hit, and this one is not going to be an exception.  With brand new carpet and fresh paint, this interior garage townhouse at 9704 Kennoway Court, is move in ready.  And one of the first things you will notice when you pull into this cul-de-sac is the abundance of visitor parking.

Laminate wood flooring in the foyer brings into the lowest level, known as the basement, even though it is above grade.  The recreation room in the back of the home is a good size and has a walk out exit to the back yard.  On this basement level, there is a rough-in for a bathroom, should you wish to have a bathroom on every floor.  This is also the level where you find your laundry area, complete with newer washer and dryer.

Living Room--9704 Kennoway CourtDining Room --9704 Kennoway

The main level sits in the middle of this townhouse, and has one of the most pleasing layouts in the neighborhood, and this one has blonde hardwood flooring taking you from one end to the other.  Formal living and dining rooms are to you left as you walk up to the main level, separated by a wall from the kitchen.  The box window in the dining room adds just a little bit more elbow room.

Main Level--9704 Kennoway

Kitchen --9704 Kennoway

The kitchen is the heart of this level and features an island, stainless steel appliances and is open to the over-sized family room.   Lack of space for furniture won’t be an issue in this townhouse.  In the warmer months, step out onto the wood deck and enjoy the sunset over the mountains in the distance.  In the colder months, cozy up by the gas fireplace.

Family Room--9704 Kennoway

Deck--9704 Kennoway

The master suite is directly above the family room and is very generous in size.  French doors welcome you inside.  Here you find an attached full bathroom with dual sinks/vanity, soaking tub, separate shower and self-contained linen closet.  There is also a large walk-in closet in the bedroom.  Second and third bedrooms are good sized rooms for a townhouse, and have hall access to the second full bathroom.

Master Bedroom-9704 Kennoway

Master Bath Sinks--9704 Kennoway

Master Bath Tub--9704 Kennoway

Master Bath Shower--9704 Kennoway

Being located on the newer side of Braemar, this townhouse offers basic cable and internet service with RCN as part of the HOA dues.  Other community amenities include two outdoor pools, multiple tot lots, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds and walking trails.

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037This townhouse won’t be on the market long.  Call today for your tour.  And if you have additional neighborhood questions, don’t hesitate to ask.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com



Braemar Garage Townhouse Under Contract in 12 Days!!

10153 Pale Rose Loop in Bristow was Under Contract in 12 Days!!Braemar Garage Townhouse Under Contract in 12 Days!!

This Braemar garage townhouse hit the market on March 11th (2015) priced at $299,000.  The owner took my notes about getting the home ready for market and had new carpet installed and had the entire townhouse painted, including the front door.  Move in ready is what buyers want.

After reviewing multiple offers, this Braemar townhouse was under contract in twelve days!

A neighbor stopped and asked why this townhouse got so much traffic, when the one down the street was bigger.  Probably a combination between the preparation of the Seller, picking the right list price and my love of online marketing.  I am more than a dump-it-in-the-MLS-and-run agent.  This Braemar blog and my own Braemar Facebook page, make marketing neighborhood listings a snap.

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037When you are ready to list your Braemar townhouse for sale, list with the neighborhood pro.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com


Move In Ready, Garage Townhouse in Braemar, Just Listed for $299,000

Move In Ready, Garage Townhouse in Braemar, Just Listed for $299,000

10153 Pale Rose Loop in BristowFrom past experience, I know that when a Braemar seller takes my pre-listing preparation notes as a to do list and prices according to current comps, they get results.  This brick front, three bedroom, two full and two half bath, townhouse at 10153 Pale Rose Loop has a Seller that had the entire home freshly painted and new carpet installed.  When all that was done, a professional cleaning crew came in and made the appliances, bathrooms, hardwood floors and windows shine.

The pictures of this Braemar townhouse will show you the open floor plan and wooded view, which is not easy to come by when buying a Braemar townhouse.  What they won’t show is that the A/C was replaced in 2013.  That’s an expense the next owner will not have to deal with.  The deck of the main level was renovated with fresh wood for a new flooring surface.  And it has something I personally think every townhouse should have— a bathroom on every level of the home.  No running up and down stairs when nature calls.

Living Room has Palladian Window and Overlooks Two Story Foyer

Main Level--10153 Pale Rose

Breakfast Area --10153 Pale Rose

Kitchen --10153 Pale Rose

You can visit this Braemar townhouse this weekend.  It will be held open on Saturday, March 14th (2015) from 1pm-4pm by Cathleen Connolly.  I’ll be by on Sunday, March 15th (2015) from 1pm-3pm.  Come by and take a look.  If you like what you see, make an offer.  The Seller isn’t reviewing offers until Monday the 16th.

Master Bedroom--10153 Pale Rose

Master Bath Tub--10153 Pale Rose

Master Bathroom--10153 Pale Rose

Basement --10153 Pale Rose

Fully Fenced Back Yard--10153 Pale Rose

Wooded View from Deck--10153 Pale Rose

This Braemar townhouse is in the Cedar Point Elementary, Marsteller Middle and Patriot High School District.  It is also walking distance to Cedar Point, Braemar Park and the Iona Sound Clubhouse and Pool.  Don’t miss your opportunity to come see this one this Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037weekend.  Open Saturday, March 14th (2015) from 1pm-4pm and Open Sunday, March 15th (2015) from 1pm-3pm.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com


Braemar Townhouse Report: March-April 2013

Braemar Townhouse Report:  March-April 2013

Braemar Garage Townhouse

The Braemar real estate market has been on fire recently, and the townhouse resales are no exception.  These days, with the lack of inventory, if a Braemar home hits the MLS in good condition and is priced right, it flies off the market.  Without further delay, let’s take a look at the Braemar townhouse market for the months of March and April.

There were twelve Braemar townhouses sold between March and April.  The high sold price was $295,000, repeated three times, with the one car garage townhouses.  The low sold price was $230,000.  That comes from a two bedroom, two and a half bathroom townhouse with no garage.  When you average all the sold prices, you get our new average market value for Braemar townhouses of $277,833.  That represents nearly a 12.5% increase since last report, and over an 8.5% increase in value since last year.

Braemar Townhouse Report:  March-April 2013

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037If you placed your Braemar townhouse on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in an average of just barely over two weeks.  You could also expect a buyer to ask for an average of 1.5% of the sale price in closing cost help.

The next Braemar Townhouse Report will be out in July and will detail sales from May and June.  Until then, if you are interested in selling your Braemar townhouse, call me for a free market analysis of your specific home’s value.  I’ve been a Braemar home owner and full-time Bristow Real Estate Agent since 2005.  In 2007 I added the distinction of being a Short Sale Agent to my resume.  No matter what your equity I can help you get your Braemar home sold quickly and for the maximum amount of money.  And remember, no one knows Braemar better!

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

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.comwww.NVARealEstate.netwww.SellingBraemar.com


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


You can see the most recent property values in Braemar by clicking the links below:

Arista Series  (large single family homes built by Brookfield Homes)

Carriage Series (smaller single family homes with detached garages, Brookfield Homes)

Courtyard Series (executive style home, five to a private driveway, Brookfield Homes)

Heritage Series (mid-sized single family homes, Brookfield Homes)

Condo Quarterly (townhouse style condos)