Just Listed: Allister Model in Braemar on Wooded Cul-de-Sac Lot for $525,000

Just Listed:  Allister Model in Braemar on Wooded Cul-de-Sac Lot for $525,000

9535 Laurencekirk Pace in Braemar Listed for $525,000 on October 3, 2015

Allister models, built by Brookfield Homes in Braemar, are few in number.  That’s probably because there was no on-site model when Brookfield Homes was developing the community.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a Bristow buyer to see all the Allister has to offer.  Its open floor plan with an angled, center staircase, pleases as soon as you enter.

Foyer Staircase--9535 Laurencekirk

Formal living and dining rooms are open to each other and to the right when you enter the open foyer.   And this particular Allister has the added study behind French Doors.  What a great place to have a home office.  There are windows on three of the walls, giving you plenty of natural light.

Dining Room--9535 Laurencekirk

Living Room--9535 Laurencekirk

Study--9535 Laurencekirk

Go to the left when you walk in the front door and you are lead back to the family room, breakfast area and kitchen, all open to each other.  The kitchen has Uba Tuba granite counters and island, which is a nice contract to the maple cabinetry.  And the kitchen does pass through to the formal dining room.  This is also the area of the home where the mud room entry connects.  Laundry room is off the mud room as well.  Everything on the main level is done in hardwood flooring except the mud room, laundry room and study.

Breakfast Area & Family Room--9535 Laurencekirk

Kitchen--9535 Laurencekirk

Upstairs master suite may seem unassuming as you enter, but there are three walk-in closets and an attached luxury bathroom.  Enjoy the soaking tub, or every day convenience of dual sinks/vanity.   Bathroom is done in ceramic tile.

Master Bedroom--9535 Laurencekirk

Master Bathroom Sinks--9535 Laurencekirk

Master Bathroom Tub--9535 Laurencekirk

The second and third bedrooms sit across the staircase, open to the foyer below, from the master suite.   One of these rooms has a walk-in closet.  They share they second full bathroom with dual sinks.

Hallway Upper--9535 Laurencekirk

BR 2 w Closet--9535 Laurencekirk

BR 3--9535 Laurencekirk

BA 2--9535 Laurencekirk

My favorite part of the Allister floor plan is the fourth bedroom.  Off a separate hallway and down two steps it sits above the garage.  This is a great princess suite because it has it’s own attached full bathroom and a walk-in closet.

Hall to BR 4--9535 Laurencekirk

BR 4--9535 Laurencekirk
BR 4 with Bathroom--9535 Laurencekirk

The basement of this Allister has a walk-up exit, large recreation space and another full bathroom.  There are two additional rooms you can finish and still have tons of storage space.

Basement --9535 Laurencekirk

Bathroom in Basement--9535 Laurencekirk

The wood deck, off the family room, overlooks a wooded area.  The backyard, wider than it is deep, is fully fenced.

Deck with Seating--9535 Laurencekirk

View Back Yard--9535 Laurencekirk

This Allister has over 4,000 finished square feet on the first two levels and has so much to Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037offer a patient buyer.  It is a Short Sale, which means bank approval is needed before the sale can close.  It is estimated that process would take sixty days.  The property is also being sold as-is.  As of today, it is still possible to be in this home for the holidays.  Call me for your tour today!  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.comwww.UncompromisingValues.com

Canterbury in Braemar: Under Contract Before it Hit the MLS

Canterbury in Braemar:  Under Contract Before it Hit the MLS

Just when you think winter has had its last say, and spring is on the way, another load of snow dumps from the sky.  And I suppose there are some Braemar sellers that are waiting for the sure fire signs of springs, like green grass, budding trees, birds chirping and flowers blooming before they put their homes on the market.  I can tell  you this much, Braemar buyers aren’t waiting.

10204 Broadsword Drive in Braemar was under contract before it listed on March 1st (2014) for $525,000

The Sellers of this Canterbury model were set to hit the market on March 1st at $525,000.  The thought being that their home would show one of its finest features best when there wasn’t any snow on the deck and it wasn’t too cold to stand in the back yard.  Having a Brazilian Ipe hardwood deck and patio covered up by snow and ice is definitely not ideal.  But word has a way of circulating between agents about what listings they have coming up.  And that was the case with this one.  A Buyer’s Agent heard about it, asked when it was hitting the market, then asked politely for a sneak peak the week before that MLS list date.

Large Ipe Deck--10204 BroadswordThe Sellers accommodated the sneak peak with pleasure.  And the next day they had an offer in hand.  I can’t tell you the details.  What I can tell you is that the home was set to list for $525,000 and the offer was one that they felt was worth accepting prior to opening themselves up to the MLS.

Kitchen--10204 Broadsword

You might think that a For Sale By Owner would have been able to pull the same quick sale.  Not so.  What made this sneak peak a possibility was agents networking.  For Sale By Owners are not plugged in to the agents that work this market full-time.  Only other agents are.  And when you do this job full-time, it’s bound to become more than a job and more like a lifestyle.

Family Room--10204 Broadsword

Just so you know what lists at $525,000 in Braemar, this is a Canterbury with two finished levels and an unfinished walk up basement.  It has hardwoods throughout the main level, excluding the laundry and mud room.  It has an extra long garage and the family room extension. Kitchen upgrades include Corian counters, maple cabinets and a Butler’s Pantry with a wine rack, wine glass rails and hands free swinging door to formal dining room.  There is also a luxury master bathroom upstairs, adorned in ceramic tile.   The third bedroom has its very own attached full bathroom.   Another bedroom has private access to the second full bathroom and its own sink.  The fourth bedroom has hallway access to the second full bathroom.  The back of the home where the family room, kitchen, study and deck were located have a southern exposure for all day sun.

Master Bathroom has dual vanities, soaking tub and spearate shower--10204 Broadsword

Want to list your Braemar home?  Do it before everyone else does and take advantage of buyer demand before there is more competition.  Give me a call for a free market analysis and let’s get started.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

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

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

 www.NVARealEstate.netwww.SellingBraemar.com