Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (Carriage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2022 (Carriage Series)

Being well into 2023, it is time to take a look back at the end of 2022 and the Braemar real estate market as it pertains to Carriage homes in our neighborhood. Braemar Carriage homes are characterized by the lack of an attached garage. When these homes have a garage, it is detached and sits in back of the home, accessed by a private driveway off of the street, or off of a shared alley in the back of the home.  The floor plans, from smallest to largest, are: Maplewood, Norwood, Oakdale and Parkdale.

This edition of the Braemar Property Value Report looks back at the Carriage home sales from November and December. During that time period, for only the third time since I have started this report in 2005, there were no Braemar Carriage homes that sold. That is not because they were languishing on the market and not being chosen. There were none listed.

Despite not having sales to report, dropping the November and December Carriage homes sales from 2021, our year’s worth of Braemar Carriage home sales now breaks down to these updated six and twelve months values.

Starting in the sold price column, it is unusual to see both six month sold prices below their corresponding twelve month sold prices. This could be an indication that Carriage home values are softening, but more sales data is needed before that can be determined. From my experience in the market, I think this is an anomaly. Our Braemar market is still experiencing high demand and very little inventory.

Seller subsidy (closing cost help to buyers) is present only in the six and twelve month average values, not in either of the median values. This means that more than half of Braemar Carriage home sellers in both time frames gave nothing in closing cost help. Certainly, creating buyer enthusiasm and getting them to act decisively and quickly on your home for fear of missing out, is what gets some sellers great results and lack of that enthusiasm has others lingering on the market.

Days on market lengthened in both six month values compared to their respective twelve month values. Overall, this is not concerning. With the limited inventory and high demand, Braemar homes are still selling relatively quickly.

If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in two weeks or less. You could also put yourself in the best negotiating position possible by having enlisted the help of a seasoned, local agent like myself to guide you in listing preparation and pricing, and provide you with professional marketing to get buyers excited about your home.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in March. Until then, if you would like to talk about a possible 2023 sale, it would be my pleasure to meet with you. Helping Braemar sellers get the top of the market is something I take very seriously. 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
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