Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2020 (Heritage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2020 (Heritage Series)

Another day of self-isolation presents another fantastic opportunity to present another Braemar Property Value Report.  Of course, whether we are living in times of self-isolation or business as usual, this Top Braemar Real Estate Agent strives to get these reports to you every other month to keep you apprised of your Braemar home values.

Today’s report is focused on Heritage homes in Braemar.  Heritage homes are mid-sized single family homes, built by Brookfield Homes.  They have two car attached garages and include the following floor plans:  Exeter, Yardley, Zachery (a.k.a. Zurich) & Waverly.  The homes built by Coscan in Braemar North Gate are also included in this group, as they are similar in size.

There were five Heritage homes that sold during the current reporting period of January and February.  The details of those five sales are listed below:

Taking these five sales and adding them to the entire past twelve months of Braemar Heritage home sales, our updated six and twelve month data points are updated as shown below.

Looking first at the sold price column, we see a slight dip in both the six month average and median sold prices when compared to their twelve month respective values.  What gives me a bit of hope that this is not a trend is seeing that four of the five most recent sales are above both the six month values represented in the table.

Seller subsidy (closing cost help to buyers,) is trending up in the six month average and median values compared to their twelve month counterparts.  However, looking at the five most recent sales, two of the five gave no seller subsidy and one gave a lower amount to suggest it may have been a repair credit.  The remaining two gave very large amounts of seller subsidy.  These seller subsidy figures in our six month average and six month median values are still a lot lower than they could be.

Days on market shows increasing marketing times in the six month average and median values compared to their twelve month respective values.  And when looking to the five sales above, I am baffled by the thee sales above with 87 days to 140 days marketing time.  They were all regular sales, not foreclosures or short sales. They hit the market between July and September and all lowered their list prices before going under contract.  Someone unfamiliar with our market may look at these and think that the market is beginning to crash.  My experience as a Top Braemar Real Estate Agent gives me evidence over and over that marketing times like this should not be…at least not when you price your property correctly and marketing it professionally.  My most recent experience with a Braemar Heritage home at 12157 Millbill Court, backing to Linton Hall Road, was that my sellers got multiple offers during a few days on market.

If you placed your Braemar Heritage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in about a month.  You could also expect to pay under 1% of the sales price, on average, in seller subsidy.

A note about the current market in the age of COVID-19 is in order.  What we are living through in terms of crisis management to this pandemic is unprecedented.  And despite the fear of the known and unknown in this time, sellers are still putting their homes on the market and buyers are still looking for homes.  It is important to remember that our local market is experiencing tremendous demand, and will continue to, as a result of the Micron expansion in Manassas.  It is bringing more jobs to our local area than Amazon did!

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in May.  Until then, when the need or desire to sell arises, give me a call for the most thorough market analysis of our market and your home’s value in it.  My professional marketing will get you the most money for your home no matter what the market.   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

www.SellingBraemar.com

www.UncompromisingValues.com

 

 

Another Braemar Home Under Contract After Multiple Offers

Another Braemar Home Under Contract After Multiple Offers

On March 6th (2020,) I had the pleasure of introducing 12157 Millbill Court to the market.  The sellers had done kitchen and bathroom updates in the last two years.  Before listing they had new carpet installed and worked on de-cluttering and staging the home so would be ready for its professional photo shoot.

While Mother Nature gave us a drizzly and cloudy day for the photo shoot, it didn’t matter.  The interior of the home was smiling widely.  The listing was put in the MLS as “coming soon” and the throng of buyers and their agents was unleashed on my cell phone.

There is no getting into a “coming soon” listing before it becomes “active.”  A listing agent who allows anyone to tour a listing that is coming soon can be subject to a $5,000 fine in our marketplace. 

On Friday, March 6th, the listing rolled to active and the showings commenced.  The very first schedule request we had, toured the property on the 6th and wrote an offer as soon as they left.  Even having an offer that first day, my sellers wanted to wait to review offers until the weekend was over.  By that time, they had three offers.

To say there is intense buyer demand in Bristow is an understatement.  At present, the coronavirus has only impacted our market in that mortgage interest rates are getting even lower, heightening buyer demand even more.  Of course, the Micron expansion in Manassas continues to be a major economic force, bringing more employees to the area.

This Braemar home will go to settlement on April 30th.  You’ll have to stay tuned to this blog for the final sold price.  In the meantime, if you want to sell during this time of intense buyer demand while prices are soaring, I am here to help.  Call me for a free consultation on how to get the best results.  Even in a seller’s market, the agent you hire makes a difference to your bottom line.  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

www.SellingBraemar.com

www.UncompromisingValues.com

 

Braemar Property Value Report: January -February 2014 (Arista Series)

Braemar Property Value Report:  January -February 2014 (Arista Series)

Popular Canterbury Model in BraemarWhile it is only a matter of days before we are officially in the spring season, we continue to be pounded by snow in Braemar.  And on trash and recycle days!  As if we didn’t have a hard enough time cramming all of our recycle from one week into the bin, the pick up gets rescheduled or skipped when it snows on recycle day.  It’s a bummer.

We’re not here to talk about the weather, or how small our recycling bins feel.  The purpose of the Braemar Property Value Report is to detail sales of homes in Braemar.  This particular report concerns homes in the Arista Series by Brookfield Homes.  Those were the largest homes built by Brookfield and include the Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury models.

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2014 (Arista Series)

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037Unfortunately, there were no sales of any Arista Series homes during the first two months of 2014.  The last average property value we have for Braemar Arista Series homes is $515,000 from last report, covering the last two months of 2013.  And for now, that will have to do.  Certainly, given the recent activity I’ve seen in the Arista Series, I’d say we are in way better shape than last year.  We will just have to wait until next report to see where we stand.

Speaking of next report, 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 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!

And 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.  You can start any neighborhood conversation you like to there, be it promoting your own local business or just chatting about neighborhood events.

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

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)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2013 (Heritage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report:  November-December 2013 (Heritage Series)

It is not a normal Bristow winter when twenty-three degrees is feeling warm.  It feels like someone took our lovely community of Braemar and put it on an iceberg.  Unfortunately, in the coming days, there seems to be no end in sight to our arctic chill.

Yardley in Braemar, Bristow, VAPerhaps this Braemar Property Value Report will give you a distraction from the cold.  It’s a look at sales of homes in the Heritage Series during the last two months of 2013.  Heritage Series homes are the mid-sized single family homes, built by Brookfield Homes, with two car attached garages including the following floor plans:  Exeter, Yardley, Zachery & Waverly.

There were two Yardleys that sold during the last two months of the year.  The high sold price was $468,000 and the low sold price was $428,000.  Averaging them out we get our new average market value for a Braemar Heritage Series home of $448,000.  That number represents nearly a 3.5% increase since last report and a 5.5% increase since the same time period last year.

Braemar Property Value Report:  November-December 2013 (Heritage Series)

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037If you placed your Exeter, Yardley, Zachery or Waverly on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect that it would be under contract in an average of just over one month.  You may also not have to pay a dime in closing cost assistance to a buyer.  As a seller, you have to love that!

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in March and will detail sales from the first two months of 2014.  Until then, if you want to know your specific home’s value, call me for your free market analysis.  I’ve been a full-time real estate agent and Braemar home owner since 2005.  In 2007, I also added the distinction of being a Short Sale Agent.  No matter what your equity position, I can get you the most money in the shortest amount of time when you sell your Braemar home.  No one knows Braemar better!

And 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.  You can start any neighborhood conversation you like to there, be it promoting your own local business or just chatting about neighborhood events.

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

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

 www.NVARealEstate.netwww.SellingBraemar.com

 

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:

Arista Series  (large single family homes built by Brookfield Homes)

Carriage Series (smaller single family homes with detached garages, Brookfield Homes)

Courtyard Series (executive style home, five to a private driveway, 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)

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

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

Before the calendar even flipped us into 2013, the Bristow-Gainesville real estate market was ramping up.  By the time we rang in the new year, I was wondering if it could Braemar Carriage Home (Maplewood)get anymore hectic when spring arrived.  The answer?  Yes.  Our Braemar real estate market is making a lot of sellers very happy with the high buyer demand.  That demand is always multiplied in the Carriage homes of Braemar.  So without further delay, let’s take a look at what the last two months meant for resales in the Braemar Carriage homes.

In case you aren’t sure what a Braemar Carriage home is, 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 were three Carriage home resales between the months of March and April.  The highest sold price was $360,000.  That was a four bedroom, three and a half bathroom Parkdale model.  The lowest sold price was $350,00).  That one was a Norwood with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.  The average of all three sold prices gives us our new average market value for Braemar Carriage homes of $354,667.  That is up nearly 18% since last report.  Unfortunately, because there were no resales in the same time period last year, we have no twelve month comparison.

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

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current market conditions, this report indicates that your home would be under contract in less than three weeks time.  Some are going under contract within a week or less.  You could also expect a buyer to ask for an average of 2% of the sales price in closing cost help.

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 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)

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You can see the most recent property values in Braemar by clicking the links below:

Arista Series  (large single family homes built by 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)