Braemar Property Value Report: March-April 2014 (Arista Series)

Braemar Property Value Report:  March-April 2014 (Arista Series)

Spring finally seems to have hit Braemar.  I looked in my garden the other day and saw 10204 Broadsword Drive sold for $525,000 on April 25thpurple flowers that seemed to have bloomed overnight.  Hopefully it won’t get too hot too quickly, but at least you don’t have to shovel heat.

This is the Braemar Property Value Report for homes in the Arista Series by Brookfield Homes.  These were the largest homes built by Brookfield and there were three floor plans from which to choose:  Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury.

Only one Arista Series home sold and that was a Canterbury with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms and an unfinished basement. It was my very own listing so I can tell you the reason that it was under contract before it ever hit the market.  It was planned to list at $525,000 and sold for that very price.  Using that value as our average property value market for this report, we can say that values in this type of home are up nearly 10.5% since last year.  There’s no month to month comparison because there were no sales last report.

Braenar Property Value Report: March-April 2014 (Arista Series)

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037If you placed your Allister, Buckingham or Canterbury on the market priced to current conditions, you could expect to go under contract quickly, though maybe not in zero days.  You could certainly also expect a buyer in this price range to not need closing cost assistance.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in July and will detail sales from May and June.  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 know our local market and how your home fits into it.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

If you want to be a member of a neighborhood Facebook group that will always allow links to these reports, please join my new Braemar Facebook group.  While you’re there, start a conversation with your neighbors or maybe even help a lost pet find its way back hone.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

2013 Top Producing Agent & 2013 Top Selling Agent, Long & Foster REALTORS® Gainesville, VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.NVARealEstate.net

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

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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)

NV Homes (single family homes built by NV Homes)

Ryan Homes (single family homes built by Ryan Homes)

Townhouse Report (traditional townhouses with small back yards)

Condo Quarterly (townhouse style condos)

Piggyback & Patio Quarterly (back to back townhouses and quad homes)

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Braemar Property Value Report: March-April 2013 (Arista Series)

Braemar Property Value Report:  March-April 2013 (Arista Series)

Spring time hit Braemar and the surrounding Bristow area with what felt, and still feels, like buckets of rain.  It is great for the lawns and other plants, but I would love to see some more sun.  The cloudy and rainy days seem to be outnumbering the sunny Canterbury model in Braemar, Bristow, VAones.  Of course, the weather, be it good or bad, really doesn’t seem to ever affect the Braemar real estate market.  In this report, we’ll look back at March and April’s sales activity for larger single family homes in Braemar known as the Arista Series.  These include the Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury models built by Brookfield Homes.

There were two resales of Arista Series homes over the last two months.  There were both Canterburys, which are the most popular home choice of the Arista Series in Braemar.  The high sold price was $500,000 on a five bedroom, four and a half bathroom Canterbury.  The low sold price was $451,000 on a four bedroom, three and a half bathroom Canterbury.  The average of their sold prices gives us our new average market value in the Arista Series of $475,500.  That is an increase of over 18.5% since last report, and not surprising since last report’s sale was a very modest Allister and not representative of most Arista homes that are located in Braemar.  And since there weren’t any sales in March or April 2012, we have no year to year comparison.

Braemar Property Value Report, March-April 2013, Arista Series

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037If you placed your Allister, Buckingham or Canterbury model home at the market, priced to current market conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in an an average of just over three weeks.  And since neither of the Canterburys that sold in March or April gave any closing cost help, it is safe to say that the buyer competition for the limited amount of homes for sale may amount to more and more sellers not giving any closing cost assistance.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in July and will detail sales from May and June.  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.comwww.SellingBraemar.comwww.NVARealEstate.net

 

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

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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)