Just Listed: Updated Four Bedroom Carriage Home for $475,000

Just Listed: Updated Four Bedroom Carriage Home for $475,000

In the last three days, the available homes for sale in Braemar has nearly doubled.  That sounds incredible, doesn’t it?  Well, as of right this minute, there are only eleven properties for sale in Braemar.  That includes an assortment of townhouses, patio homes, semi-detached, carriage homes and detached homes.   Buyers don’t have much to choose from, but one lucky buyer is going to nab this Parkdale carriage home that just hit the market at 10143 Broadsword Drive.  It’s list price is $475,000.

Step inside this Braemar Carriage home and the first thing you notice is that hardwood floors in the foyer carry throughout the mail level and even up the staircase in front of you.  That’s not typical of Carriage homes in Braemar.

The living and dining rooms, flanking the foyer, are light and bright in the early part of the day with their eastern exposure.

The most updated part of the main level is what you find in the back of the home, where the family room and the kitchen are open to one another.  The focal point of the family room is a stacked stone fireplace.  This is the first Carriage home in Braemar that I have seen with this update, but after folks get a look at how it elevates the family room, I doubt it will be the last.

The kitchen, carrying shades of gray and white from the cabinets to the granite counters and tile back splash, add modern sophistication.  Custom breakfast bar seats four.  Add a table to the breakfast nook for more seating, or enjoy late afternoon sun in what the owner has set up as sitting area nook.  What a great place to enjoy a book and your favorite beverage.

As with all Parkdale models, the kitchen and dining room connect via a butler pantry.  Main level laundry room is across from the butler’s pantry.

Up the hardwood stairs, you find the hardwood flooring continues on the upper level hallway.  Right atop the stairs is the master suite, behind French doors.  This is an expansive room with a large walk-in closet, sitting area and attached bathroom.  Bathroom includes separate tub and shower, as you would expect in any upper end home.

The remaining three bedrooms you can see in the virtual tour, along with the second full bathroom.  I think you need to see how the basement was finished.

Not only is the basement fully finished with a walk up exit, it boasts a home theater.  The motorized, retractable screen, speakers and projector will convey to the next owner.  There’s also an L-shaped den and third full bathroom.

Enjoy sunsets on the patio, overlooking your backyard.  

And of course, at the end of  the long driveway, there is a detached two car garage.  If you love to entertain, you won’t run out of parking anytime soon.

This Parkdale model at 10143 Broadsword Drive is about as upgraded as you can get.  And I’m sure it won’t last long.  Of course, if this one is out of reach financially, take a peek at 13802 Tartan Hills Parkway.  It’s listed for $429,000.  You can take the ideas you find here and implement them over time at that Parkdale.

If you are in the market for a Braemar home, give me a call. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com



Braemar Carriage Home Under Contract in Seven Days!

Braemar Carriage Home Under Contract in Seven Days!

This Parkdale model Carriage home in Braemar, located at 13805 Tartan Hills Parkway, hit the market on April 15th (2015) priced at $395,000.  After four days on the market, 13805 Tartan Hills Parkway listed for $395,000 on April 15, 2015 and was under contract in 7 days!!a buyer called her agent back from vacation to write up an offer on the home.

It took a few days to iron out the terms that were acceptable to both the Buyer and the Sellers, but on April 22nd, it was officially under contract.

Selling Braemar homes is my specialty.  The combined resources of my own in depth knowledge of the neighborhood, as a Braemar home owner myself, and my online marketing techniques that go beyond putting your home in the MLS, help you land the Braeamr buyers faster and for great terms.

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037Call me when you are ready to sell your Braemar home for a free market analysis.  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: January-February 2013 (Carriages Series)

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2013 (Carriages Series)

It may not be the official beginning of Spring, but whenever we jump ahead an hour, I consider that the beginning of Spring.  There’s something about that extra hour Parkdale Carriage Home in Braemarof daylight that is so rejuvenating to my spirit.  I’m sure it won’t be long now before the lawns are greening up, the trees are budding and the flowers are blooming in Braemar.

Now that we have the first two months of the year behind us, we can do our bi-monthly review of the Braemar Carriage home market.  Carriage homes are characterized by the lack of attached garage.  Rather, it has a detached garage, if it has one at all  Not all Carriage home buyers opted for the garage and instead, have a paved parking area in the rear of their home.  The models, from smallest to largest, include the MaplewoodNorwoodOakdale and Parkdale.

There was only one Braemar Carriage home that sold in all of January and February.  It was a Parkdale model with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms and a finished basement.  It listed for $325,000 and sold for $301,000.  Since this was the only sale, it becomes our new average market value for Braemar Carriage homes.  However, when there is only one sale in a marketing period, the average value can be tremendously skewed.  I suspect that is the case.  While we see a decrease in value over over 12.5% since last report and a decrease of 9% since last year, I suspect that values are stable to increasing, based on what I see happening daily in Breamar and the surrounding Bristow-Gainesville real estate market.

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2013 (Carriage Series)

If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current market conditions, this report indicates that you could expect it to be under contract in a little over Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037a month.  The reality is really that demand is so strong in our neighborhood that the next report that takes multiple Carriage homes sales into account, will likely show a much smaller marketing period.  This report also indicates you could expect a buyer to ask for about 2% of the sales price in closing cost help.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in May and will detail sales from March and April.   Until then, if you are thinking of selling your Braemar Carriage home, give me a call 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 added the distinction of being a Short Sale Agent in 2007.  No matter what your equity position, I can get your Braemar home sold for the maximum amount of money in the shortest period of time.  And most importantly…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.)

Just Listed in Braemar: Four Bedroom Carriage Home for $349,000

Just Listed in Braemar:  Four Bedroom Carriage Home for $349,000

This is a great opportunity!   As a Parkdale floor plan, this home is the largest among the carriage homes built in Braemar by Brookfield Homes.  All four bedrooms are on the upper level.  Master Suite has separate soaking tub and stall shower, along with dual sinks/vanity.  Remaining three bedrooms have hallway access to the second full bathroom.

The main level has its formal and informal areas.  Formal living and dining rooms flank the foyer.  Each is a made bit more sophisticated with a bay window.  Formal dining room has access to kitchen through the Butler’s pantry, which is directly across from the laundry room.  The kitchen has a breakfast nook and plenty of counter and cabinet space with its large island.  The whole area is open to the family room, which sports a gas fireplace.  There’s also a powder room on the main level.

You will find the recreation room in the basement, along with a den and another full bathroom. The basement does have a walk up exit.  Outside is a detached two car garage, accessed by a private driveway off of the main road.

The HOA fees for this carriage home covers the Braemar community amenities, along with basic cable and Internet service through RCN.  Community amenities include two outdoor pools, multiple tennis & basketball courts, playgrounds and walking trails.

As a Short Sale, a buyer will have to wait about thirty to forty-five days for bank approval.  If you are interested in seeing this one for yourself, call for a tour.

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

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com, www.SellingBraemar.com, www.NVARealEstate.net