Just Sold: Four Bedroom Canterbury for $541,000

Just Sold:  Four Bedroom Canterbury for $541,000

On January 15th (2016,) I had the pleasure of listing 9572 Laurencekirk Place in Braemar.  The home had been previously listed for eighty-one days with no offers.  We kept the last list price of the former listing of $549.900.

9572 Luarencekirk Place sold for $541,000 on April 7, 2016.

Before the listing ever hit the market, as often happens with my Braemar listings, I received a call from a local Buyer’s Agent who had a client looking for a large single family in the neighborhood.  She knew I carried a lot of inventory in the neighborhood and was Kitchen--9572 Laurencekirkpleased when I told her about this one.  Though showing did result in an offer, it wasn’t an offer that made the Sellers want to skip marketing the home.

After only twenty days on the market with me, this home had two more offers, competing to win the home.  A deal was struck with one of the buyers on February 3rd.  On April 7th, it closed for $541,000.    That final sales price was higher than either buyer had been willing to offer in initially in that competitive situation.  The market had spoken loud and clear that $549,900 was just too high for the home. So the sellers made a counter offer and struck a deal while they could.  The timing was perfect for them to pick up their dream home, which was still on the market.

Chris Ann Cleland, Bristow Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037When you are ready to sell your Braemar home and move up or downsize, give me a call.  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 Property Value Report: May-June 2013 (Arista Series)

Braemar Property Value Report:  May-June 2013 (Arista Series)

July in Braemar is usually plenty hot and humid.  And July hasn’t disappointed. It has been wicked hot and so humid you feel like you’ve walked into a sauna when you live an air conditioned home to step outside.  At least for now, we seem to be getting a respite from hot and humid.   It feels like spring outside as I write this.

Canterbury in Braemar, Bristow, VAThe Braemar real estate market continues to be hot.  This Braemar Property Value Report is focused on the Arista Series, or large single family built by Brookfield Homes which include the Allister, Buckingham and Canterburyyou feel like you’ve walked into a sauna when you live an air-conditioned home to step outside.  At least for now, we seem to be getting a respite from hot and humid.   It feels like spring outside as I write this.

There were no sales of Braemar Arista Series homes in May and June.  However, there were some sales of comparable homes built by Ryan and NV that sold in the neighborhood.  While not an apple to apples comparison to the Arista Series homes by Brookfield, it will give an idea of value until next report when we’ll have actual Arista sales to report.  The highest sold price of a comparable home was $525,000.  The lowest was $430,000.  The average of all seven sales was $472,187…really not far off last report’s Arista average of $475,000.  Still, if we took this number as a fill-in average, it would mark a slight decrease from report to report and over an 8.5% decrease since last year.  I don’t think we’ll see that as the case when we do see Arista homes hit the sold column next report.

Braemar Property Value Report:  May-June 2013 (Arista Series)

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037If you used these NV and Ryan comps to predict seller subsidy and days on market, you could expect your home to be under contract in 8 days and for a buyer to ask for an average of just under 1% of the sales price in closing cost help.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in September and will detail sales from July and August.  Until then, if you are thinking of selling your Braemar home, call me for a free market analysis of your specific home’s value.  I’ve been a Braemar resident and full-time Bristow Real Estate Agent since 2005.  I’ve also been a Short Sale Agent since 2007.  I know our local market and how your home fits into it.  No one knows Braemar better!

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

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.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:

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)

Townhouse Report (traditional townhouses with small back yards)

Condo Quarterly (townhouse style condos)