Another Yardley in Braemar SOLD!!

Another Yardley in Braemar SOLD!!!

In my career as a Braemar Listing Agent, which began in 2005, I have listed and sold nine Yardley models.  That’s more homes than have sold so far in 2018 in Braemar.  And in case you are curious, as of right now there have been seven Braemar homes sold in 2018.  I’m happy to say I’m responsible for two of those sales.  Let me tell about 12366 Fife Ness Court, which sold today–January 31, 2018.

In the middle of September I was contacted by the owners who were looking for the right agent to sell their home.  There was a lot of trepidation on their part about timing.  Everyone always talks about the spring market.  No one talks about the year end market.  And that’s exactly the market they were going to be facing to list if they wanted to dove tail the sale of their Yardley before purchasing their new construction home, due to be complete in January.  It was my pleasure to put their minds at ease.

The year end market is a fantastic time to list.  We took a look at average days on market and made a plan to list in November.  The home hit the market on November 9th, priced at $489,000.  I knew this home was going to be eaten up by the market.  After all, I also had 12278 Scotts Mill Drive on the market around that time.  And having more than one buyer ready and willing to buy that one, it was great to be able to tell those agents that they could bring their buyers to 12366 Fife Ness Court. That’s an advantage of hiring a top agent in Braemar.  If you have a listing coming up, you can let buyer’s agents looking in that price range know.

After only eleven days on the market, this home was under contract.  The sellers were very pleased to see just how many buyers were out at the end of the year.  They were even more excited that the buyers that wrote on their home were willing to settle in late January.

This meticulously maintained four bedroom home went sold on January 31st (2018) for $485,000.  

When you are ready to sell your Braemar home, hiring a top Braemar listing agent is key to getting your home sold for the most money.  Call me and let me show you why Since 2005,  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.SellingBraemar.com

 

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Braemar Reflection Quarterly: October-December 2016

Braemar Reflection Quarterly: October-December 2016

It has been a few days since I posted a Braemar property value report, but I promise I haven’t forgotten about you.  My real estate journeys over the last few days have taken me to mountain top homes with severe slopes, covered in snow.  Makes you appreciate life here in Braemar.  Paved roads with traffic lights, stop signs and enough width to have two cars pass each other.

Annan Model in BraemarThis Braemar property report is the Braemar Reflection Quarterly.  For those who may not be familiar with this style of home, Reflections Series homes are located off of Tarvie Circle and are the semi-detached single family homes, attached at the garage only.  There were two floor plans offered by Brookfield Homes:  Annan and Bromley.  

There was only one Reflection Series home that sold in the fourth quarter of 2016 and I sold it.  It was an Annan model with a brand new kitchen appliance suite and hardwood floors on the main level.  It also had an unfinished basement, four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.  It listed originally for $425,000, but was lowered to $414,900.  It sold for $404,000, which having been monitoring the values of these homes for a solid year now, was actually quite a nice pull for the sellers.  With only 44 total Reflection Series homes in Braemar, it isn’t surprising that activity is limited when it comes to sales.  So I have no comparison for the third quarter of 2016 or the fourth quarter of 2015.

Braemar Reflection Quarterly: October-December 2016

If you placed your Braemar Reflection Series home on the market, priced to current conditions, you may be under contract in about 50 days.  And you may not have to give much in closing cost help.  Depending on inventory levels and buyer demand, you may see a different result.

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037Despite having quarters where there is no activity, I will continue to report back at regular intervals.  I find that more useful because you know when to expect to hear from me.  That means the next Braemar Reflection Quarterly will be out in April and will focus on the first quarter of 2017.  Until then, when you are ready to sell your Braemar home, give me a call for a free market analysis.  Since 2005, 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

 

Statistics compiled using the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)

Braemar Property Value Report: May-June 2014 (Ryan Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report:  May-June 2014 (Ryan Homes)

July started off pretty quiet, not counting the Fourth of July fireworks that screamed throughout Braemar.  Of course, I am referring to home sales.  The Braemar real estate market and surrounding Bristow and Gainesville seemed to be hitting their Ryan Home in Braemar, Bristow, VAsummer slump.  Somewhere after the Fourth, all hell broke loose and I haven’t had time to even think.

We’ll see what happened in July later on.  This Braemar Property Value Report will focus on resales of houses built by Ryan Homes in Braemar for the months of May and June.

There were two Ryan Homes that sold during May and June.  The low sold price was $435,000 and the high was $465,000.  The average of both gives us our latest average market value for Ryan Homes in Braemar of $450,000.  That’s a nice even number.  Like getting an even $100 for a grocery bill.  That number, however, represents nearly an 8.5% decrease in average value since last report and a 1% decrease in average value since this same time last year.

Braemar Property Value Report:  May-June 2014 (Ryan Homes)

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037If you placed  your Braemar property, built by Ryan Homes, on the market and priced it to current conditions, this report indicates you would be under contract in an average of one week.  I would love to believe that was true right now, but the reality is that it does take a bit longer to sell the further we go into summer.  The better news is that you are likely to get a buyer that doesn’t need any closing cost assistance from you.  Woo-hoo!

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in September and will detail sales from July and August.  Until then, if you want to know your specific home’s value in today’s marketplace, call me for your free market analysis.  I’ve been a full-time real estate agent and Braemar home owner since 2005.  I can get you the most money in the shortest amount of time when you sell your Braemar home.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Come join my new neighborhood Facebook group–BRAEMAR (Bristow, VA) where you will find links to this reports and other neighborhood discussions.  

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:

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)

Heritage Series (mid-sized single family homes, Brookfield Homes)

NV Homes (single family homes built by NV Homes)

Braemar Townhouse Report (traditional townhouses with back yards)

Condo Quarterly (townhouse style condos)

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

Braemar Property Value Report: March-April 2014 (Ryan Homes)

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

Ryan Homes built in Braemar have a lot of variety in size and finishes.  There are very modest Ryan Homes in the neighborhood, very much like a Heritage Series home Ryan Home in Braemar, Bristow, VAby Brookfield, and some grand ones that easily compete with Brookfield’s Arista Series and NV Homes.  With that concept in mind, let’s take a look at the resales of Ryan Homes in Braemar for the months of March and April.

There were four Ryan Homes that sold during that time period. Their final sales prices ranged from $425,000 to $545,000.   That’s a reflection of the size of the homes.  We had some more modest Ryan Homes sell and some bigger ones.  The average of all four gives us our new average market value for Ryan Homes in Braemar of $491,500.  That’s over a 17.5% increase since last report, and looking back one year ago, it’s a 26% increase in value.  Does that mean your Ryan Home has shot up 26% in value since last year?  No.  We are averaging all Ryan homes together.  But given the demand in the Braemar market, I think it’s safe to say everyone in the neighborhood has had some very nice appreciation since last year.

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

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037If you placed your Ryan Home on the market, priced to current conditions in Braemar, you could expect it to be under contract in less than a week—an average of 4 days to be exact.  Single family homes in Braemar are in demand.  You could also expect that a buyer may ask for an average of $1,850 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 want to know your specific home’s value in today’s marketplace, call me for your free market analysis.  I’ve been a full-time real estate agent and Braemar home owner since 2005.  I can get you the most money in the shortest amount of time when you sell your Braemar home.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Come join my new neighborhood Facebook group–BRAEMAR (Bristow, VA) where you will find links to this reports and other neighborhood discussions.  

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:

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)

Heritage Series (mid-sized single family homes, Brookfield Homes)

NV Homes (single family homes built by NV Homes)

Townhouse Report (traditional townhouses with small back yards)

Condo Quarterly (townhouse style condos)

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

Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2014 (Ryan Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report:  January-February 2014 (Ryan Homes)

We have passed the official beginning of spring, and yet there is a forecast of some snow for tomorrow in Bristow.  I know Braemar residents are sick of it, all except the kids.  We are all looking forward to more pleasant spring weather.  Of course, buyers and sellers in Bramear weren’t hibernating during the first two months of 2014, despite the brutal temps and snow storms.  In this Braemar Property Value Report we’ll see what happened with values in the single families built by Ryan Homes in Braemar.

Ryan Home in Braemar, Bristow, VAThere was one sale in the first two months of the year of a Ryan Home.  It was a Vandenburg model with four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and an unfinished, walkout basement.  It listed and sold for $405,000.  So that, being the only sale, is now the average market value for Ryan Homes.  This $405,000 average market value means over a 17% decrease in value since last report and over a 10% decrease in value since last year.  Is that real?  I really wouldn’t bank on it.  The buyer demand in Braemar for single family homes is far too intense for values to be falling.  This is just what happens when you take one sales price and compare it to averages of multiple sales.

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Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037What we can get from this report is that if you placed your Ryan Home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in about a month.  You could also expect a buyer to ask for a little over 1% 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 want to know your specific home’s value in today’s marketplace, call me for your free market analysis.  I’ve been a full-time real estate agent and Braemar home owner since 2005.  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 where you find these reports posted, along with other neighborhood interaction, please join my new Braemar Facebook group.  

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:

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)

Heritage Series (mid-sized single family homes, Brookfield Homes)

NV Homes (single family homes built by NV 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: September-October 2013 (Carriage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report:  September-October 2013 (Carriage Series)


This was the Carriage home that sold for the highest price in September & October 2013.Carriage homes are among my favorite in our community of Braemar.  To me, they look like homes that should be under a Christmas tree, adorned with snow.  And before you know it, we’ll be in those snowy months and that image of those snowy, quaint homes will be reality.  For now, let’s take a look back at the months of September and October and see how Braemar Carriage home values fared as summer ended and fall began.

Braemar 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 homes that sold during the past two months and their styles varied.  There was a Norwood, Oakdale and Parkdale that sold.  Their sold prices ranged from $350,000 to $378,000.  I’m happy to have been the Listing Agent of the Carriage home with the highest sold price.  Even though it was the only one without a finished basement and had basic finishes, it sold for more than a more upgraded competitor.  The average of all three sales gives us our new average market value for Braemar Carriage homes of $363,667.  That’s nearly a 3% increase since last report and a 14.5% increase since last year.

Braemar Property Value Report:  September-October 2013 (Carriage Series)

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037If placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditions, this report indicates it would be under contract in an average of less than two weeks.  You could also expect that a buyer may ask for an average of less than 1% of the sales price in closing cost help.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in January and will detail sales from the last two months of 2013. 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!

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:

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)

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)