Braemar Property Value Report: July-August 2015 (NV Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report:  July-August 2015 (NV Homes)

Fall in Braemar is my favorite time of year.  The community comes together for Braemar Day, Yard Sales, the Chili Cook Off and Halloween.  And the fall colors that we Brandenburg Model by NV Homeswill see next month when the trees are dressed in their autumn brilliance is stunning.  For now, we are here to take a look at Braemar Property Values for homes in Braemar built by NV Homes for the months of July and August.  And I’ll tell ya straight up, it’s going to be a short report.

There were no sales of NV Homes during the last two months of summer.  That gives us no value at all to compare to last month’s or last year’s average market value.  So what’s an NV Home owner to do that wants an idea of what their home is worth?  You can check out the Ryan Homes report that will be published on September 24th since there are similar sized homes or you can call me and I’ll be happy to run some numbers based on comparable sized homes for you.

Braemar Property Value Report:  July-August 2015 (NV Homes)

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in late November and will detail sales from September and October.  In the meantime, when you want to sell your NV Home, give me a call for a free market analysis of your home’s specific value.   No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037And if you haven’t already, please join my new Braemar Facebook group:  BRAEMAR (Bristow,VA.)  This is a group I started to provide you links to these reports and have conversations with the neighbors. My favorite happenings are when a lost pet is reunited with its owner.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA


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

Just Listed: Move-In Ready Norwood Model Carriage Home for $385,000

Just Listed:  Move-In Ready Norwood Model Carriage Home for $385,000

13174 Kirkmichael Terrace listed for $385,000 on August 15, 2015.

This three bedroom, three and a half bathroom Norwood model located at 13174 Kirkmichael Terrace underwent a cosmetic renovation before hitting the market.  All three levels were painted (including the closets,) brand new carpet put in place, the deck stain freshly applied, landscaping touched up, driveway sealed and it was professionally cleaned from bedrooms to basement before the owners would even allow photos to be taken.  This home truly is move-in ready.

Dining Room--13174 Kirkmichael

Living Room--13174 Kirkmichael

The main level is a very easy flowing floor plan.  From the foyer entry, you have a formal living and formal dining room open to one another, and the hallway overlook above.  You can even get a glimpse of the kitchen in the back to the left, and the family room in the back to the right.

Kitchen--13174 Kirkmichael

The kitchen is wide open to the family room and boasts the same hardwood floors you find in the foyer, living and dining rooms.  There is an island with an overhang, perfect to enjoy breakfast or an informal meal.  Cooks will love the fact that when they buy this house, they will be preparing their meals with a gas range.

Family Room--13174 Kirkmichael

The family room is the only carpeted part of the main level, which gives it a cozier feel.  In the cold months, you will love the gas fireplace.

Master BR--13174 Kirkmichael MBR Closet--13174 KirkmichaelMaster BA Sinks--13174 Kirkmichael

The upper level is where you find the three bedrooms and two bathrooms, one each making up the master suite.  And perhaps the most impressive aspect of the master suite is the closet built-in organization system, which conveys.  The attached bathroom boasts dual sinks/vanity.  Remaining two bedrooms, equal in size, sit on opposite sides of the second full bathroom.

Built Ins Basement--13174 Kirkmichael

Basement Rec Room--13174 Kirkmichael

The basement offers a third full bathroom and two finished recreation areas, separated by the staircase.  One side has a wall of built-in bookshelves which instantly makes me think it would be a great home office.  The laundry is located in the unfinished area of the basement where you will also find additional storage space, or a room you can frame and finish as you like.

Back Yard Walk Way--13174 Kirkmichael

Step out the walk up exit from the basement and you will be lead into the backyard and around to the wood deck on a paver walkway.  The back yard is fully fenced, with a gate that allows you to drive your car to the detached garage in the rear of home.  And the entry to the kitchen, just up those deck stairs, makes bringing groceries into the home a snap.

Deck--13174 Kirkmichael

This home faces south, so the sun moves over top and in front from sunrise to sunset.  That makes the back yard space a little cooler and more enjoyable.

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037The HOA dues include basic cable and internet service through RCN.  Another value when you purchase this Carriage home.  Not all homes in Braemar have cable and internet service through their HOA dues.

Want to see this one for yourself?  Give me a call.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA


Braemar Residents May be Shocked to Know Their Cul-de-Sacs are No Parking

The Bristow community of Braemar will soon have a safety restriction enforced on it’s cul-de-sacs with center islands.  The Prince William County Fire Marshall determined while Braemar was under construction, that  cul-de-sacs with islands could pose a problem for fire trucks needing to turn around in these areas if there were cars parked along the curb.   Unfortunately, signage to date has not stopped the parking and many residents do not know that their cul-de-sacs have always been a No Parking area.

This safety hazard was brought to light by concerned residents of one of Braemar’s sub-associations, Tartan Hills Village, in 2007. At that time, the County Fire Code was reviewed and No Parking signs were installed by VDOT (Virginia Deparment of Transportation) in Tartan Hills Village culd-de-sacs with islands, after the approval by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.  This was a move to make enforcement of parking restrictions easier.  The signage in place before was ambiguous to police officers an enforcement next to impossible.

The same process was just followed by the Master Home Owners Association of Braemar for the remaining cul-de-sacs with islands within the community.

According to information in the Braemar newsletter, the no parking signs will be installed on the west side of Sudley Manor Drive during the Spring and Summer of 2010. The east side of Sudley Manor Drive will have no parking signs at a later time, at this point undetermined. First cul-de-sacs to have the No Parking signs installed will be:

Ballagan Court

Banchory Place

Crail Court

Cromarty Court

Daldownie Court

Dunblane Court

Fisherford Court

Garrow Court

Grady Pond Way

Kinloss Mews

Kyle Moor Court

Laurencekirk Place

Nethy Bridge Court

Potential Braemar home buyers looking for cul-de-sac lots for the convenience of additional street parking need to be aware of the restriction when house hunting. Cul-de-sac homes have longer driveways provided by the builder for this exact reason, so it shouldn’t be an issue.  Howevr, it’s best to know all the facts before purchasing your Braemar home.  Just another reason to ensure you are working with a neighborhood expert if you have narrowed your search to Braemar.