Just Listed: Three Bedroom Norwood Model for $435,000

Just Listed: Three Bedroom Norwood Model for $435,000

It is always an honor when a purchaser from one of my Braemar listings, who had been represented by another agent, calls ME up when the time comes to sell that Braemar home.  My knowledge of the Braemar real estate market, professional marketing and in depth knowledge of our real estate contract must shine through.  My latest Braemar Carriage home listing is one of these cases.  I first listed 13174 Kirkmichael in the late summer/early fall of 2015.  Since then, the current owners have been quite busy making improvements and customizing their home.

The basics of the home are the same.  It is a three level Norwood model with a private driveway along the side of the home and a detached two car garage in the back of the home.  The back yard is fully fenced with plenty of yard to enjoy and a wood deck with a pergola off the kitchen.  The hardwood floors on most of the main level, with the exception of the family room, are still present.  Three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs include the master suite with an attached full bathroom dual sinks/vanity and a walk-in closet.  Secondary bedrooms sit on opposite sides of the second full bathroom, accessed by the hallway entrance. In the basement, a walk up exit and two finished areas along with a full bathroom.  The built-in bookcases are working great for a home office area.

 

What’s been updated makes the home different this go round?  For starters, there was a new roof installed in 2018.  That will make any interested buyer happy.  Inside, the kitchen and family room areas are most notably changed.  The kitchen now sports leathered granite counters, a tile back splash, stainless steel appliances and a cherry wood butcher block island.  Across from the kitchen, the ship lap style accent wall bring new life to the family room.

There is a nice use of colorful accent walls in this home.  Tones of dusty teal wrap the main level staircase walls. Upstairs, each bedroom has an accent wall.  And the powder room makes a bold statement with its stripes.  The good news for buyers is that, if this isn’t your style, paint is easy to change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see all there is to see about this Braemar Carriage home, currently listed for $435,000 by clicking this this for the virtual tour.   If you don’t have an agent and would like to see it, give me a call at 703-402-0037.  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

 

 

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Luxury Living in This Braemar Single Family Home for $475,000

Luxury Living in This Braemar Single Family Home for $475,000

10062 Tummel Falls Drive in Bristow, VA

This unassuming white vinyl siding home at 10062 Tummel Falls Drive, at first glance, probably seems no more remarkable than any other home on the street.  To make that assumption, you would be missing out on one of the most unique finds in Braemar.

To begin with, this is a Yardley model by Ryan Homes, not a Yardley by Brookfield Homes.  Of the 2,801 homes in Braemar, only 13 are Yardleys by Ryan Homes.  The odds of one being on the market when you are looking to buy are not in your favor.  Not like the 331 Yardleys by Brookfield which seem ever present in the resale market.  The uniqueness of the floor plan will definitely stand out when you see it in person.

Living Room--10062 Tummel Falls

The foyer entry have a formal dining room to the left, behind two decorative pillars, and a formal living room to the right with a decorative pillar defining the right most boundary of the room.  The staircase that widens with a natural wood and white spindle banister, creates the far left boundary of the living room.  Both formal rooms have plantation shutters, along with afaux marble finish on the pillars, which gives an air of sophistication.

Kitchen & Breakfast Area--10062 Tummel Falls

What you won’t notice standing in the foyer, but is one of the many details that makes this home a rare find, is the chandelier in the foyer is on an automated system that raises or lowers the light fixture for easy cleaning and light bulb replacement.  If you are anything like me, you probably didn’t even know that type of thing existed.

Kitchen--10062 Tummel Falls

There are three pass throughs to the back of the home. If you take the one from the formal living room, past the staircase, you walk directly into the family room.  If you take the one from the dining room, you end up in the kitchen after passing the pantry on the right.  There is a pass through in the middle of the two that walks past the main level powder room into the breakfast area.

Kitchen Island--10062 Tummel Falls

The kitchen, breakfast area and family room are completely open to one another, which is a style most buyers prefer.  The designer kitchen offers everything you need, and things you didn’t even know you needed, but won’t want to live without, like the double decker dishwasher.  The stainless appliance suite does include a French door refrigerator, gas range and microwave.  Finishes here include the white cabinets, ceramic backsplash even up and around the kitchen window, and contrasting granite counters in rust to the more golden toned island.  Cooking your first meal here, you will likely feel you entered into the pages of an interior design magazine.

Family Room--10062 Tummel Falls

Hardwood floors are found throughout the main level, with the exception of the carpeted living room, mud room/laundry room, and the family room which has the softest teddy bear carpet your feet will ever walk on.  Appropriate for the lounging that happens every day in a family room.  The gas fireplace, and more informal wood blinds, also add to the coziness factor.

Screened Porch Deck--10062 Tummel Falls

Back Yard--10062 Tummel Falls

Off the breakfast area is a screened porch that you can enjoy the majority of the year, sitting atop your fully fenced, lightly wooded back yard.  Evergreens provide a year round screen for privacy.  An open area of the deck, done in composite material, is a perfect location for the grill.

Second Bedroom--10062 Tummel Falls

Third Bedroom--10062 Tummel Falls

Time to go the bedroom level.   The second, third and fourth bedrooms are all good sized.  Some have plantation shutters, others don’t.   They all have plenty of space.  And they share the hallway access to the second full bathroom, which has double sinks/vanity. Why didn’t I start with the Master Suite?  Because it is jaw dropping in the space and amenities.

Master Bedroom--10062 Tummel Falls

The room itself is enormous…on par with what you might find in a Canterbury model by Brookfield Homes.  The vaulted ceiling certainly adds to that spaciousness.  And designer touches, like wall sconces that bring soft light to the room evenly, are absolute perfection.  The things you would expect a Master Suite like this to have, it does, like two walk-in closets and an attached luxury bathroom.  And when I say luxury bathroom, it isn’t just ceramic tile and a soaking tub.

Soaking Tub--10062 Tummel Falls

The Master Bathroom is finished with granite counters on the separate vanities and ultra modern fixtures.  The flooring is ceramic tile with river rock accents.  The seamless shower has a river rock floor. The soaking tub has a river rock listello.  And when you flip one particular switch on the wall, your feet will be spoiled again by the heated bathroom floors.

Master Bathroom--10062 Tummel Falls

Master Bathroom--10062 Tummel Falls

The full, walk-up exit basement is unfinished and offers plenty of space for storage.  However, if you wish to finish it, there is a rough for a full bathroom here.  Conceivably, you could finish a den, full bathroom, recreation room and still have plenty of unfinished storage.

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037The garage, on the other hand, is completely finished, including a Harley Davidson inspired stripes on the painted walls.

Now you know why you never judge a white, vinyl sided home, by unassuming outward appearances.  For luxury living in Braemar, this single family home more than fits the bill.  Let’s set up your tour today.  Give me a call.  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

Just Listed: Beautifully Updated Yardley on Secluded Lot for $448,000

Just Listed:  Beautifully Updated Yardley on Secluded Lot for $448,000

13228 Dunnegan Head Place in Braemar

Front Porch --13228 Dunnegan Head --If you are looking for a single family home where you can enjoy the outside of your home as much as the inside, look no further than this Yardley at 13228 Dunnegan Head Place in Braemar.  It’s at the end of a private pipe stem, with a wood deck and fully fenced back yard that gets the early morning sun, and a covered front porch where you can watch the sunset.

Deck--13228 Dunnegan Head

Inside, upgrades include hardwood floors on the main level, with the exception of the kitchen and breakfast nook, which is done in 12 x12 ceramic tile.  That tile goes nicely with the granite counters, composite granite sink and the stainless steel appliances.  Even the staircase to the bedroom level is hardwood.  That is not so easy to find in a Braemar single family home.

Kitchen--13228 Dunnegan Head

Composite Granite Kitchen Sink--132228 Dunnegan Head

Breakfast Nook--13228 Dunnegan Head

The family room is off the kitchen/breakfast nook and has a gas fireplace.  Again, because the family room, breakfast nook and kitchen are in the back of the home, the morning sun here is glorious.

Family Room--13228 Dunnegan Head

Formal dining room boasts a bay window, giving the room a little more visual interest and space.  Formal living room is in the front of the home.

Dining Room--13228 Dunnegan Head

Upstairs you find all four bedrooms.  The Master Suite has two walk-in closets and an attached full bathroom with dual sinks/vanities/medicine cabinets.  Flooring has been updated to 12 x 12 ceramic tile.

Master Bedroom--13228 Dunnegan Head

Master Bathroom--13228 Dunnegan Head

Remaining three bedrooms are all good-sized rooms, particularly the fourth bedroom above the kitchen.  They share hall access to the second full bathroom, also done in 12 x 12 ceramic tile.

4th Bedroom--13228 Dunnegan Head

The basement is fully finished to include two recreation areas, a finished den and a full bathroom.  This is also where the washer and dryer are located.

Rec Room--13228 Dunnegan Head

Current owners took a lot of pride in the landscaping of their front and back yards.  While you may not be able to see it this early in spring, particularly after our harsh winter, you will definitely enjoy it in the warmer months.  You may also like seeing deer nearby.  Just make sure to plant deer resistant flowers.

Back Yard--13228 Dunnegan Head

Landscaping Collage--13228 Dunnegan Head

If this Yardley feels like it may fit your home needs, call Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037me for a tour.

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

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

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

It is hard to concentrate on a beautiful spring day with the sun shining in my office window.  I’ll take the sun over the rain any day.  And despite the way that sun is winking at me, I am here to bring you the latest real estate activity for Braemar Courtyard homes Braemar Courtyard Home (Ballston Model)from the months of March and April.  In case you are unfamiliar, a Braemar Courtyard home is one of three different models that share a private courtyard driveway and have very small yards.  Models include the Arlington, Ballston and Clarendon.

There was only one sale of a Braemar Courtyard home during the months of March and April.  If you’ve been following this report for any length of time, you know that one sale is not unusual given the small number of Courtyard homes in Braemar.  In fact, one sale is better than none, which is often what we see.  This particular sale was a three bedroom, two and a half bathroom Ballston model for $315,000.  That sold price was $16,000 above its asking price.  With only one sold price, we simply make that our new average market value for Braemar Courtyard homes.  Unfortunately, that new value is nearly a 5% decrease since last report and a 5.5% decrease since last year.  None of this should have a Braemar Courtyard home owner distressed.  I have seen some of the upcoming Courtyard home sales.  As we’ve found through tracking values since 2005, more than any type of Braemar home, these Courtyard values fluctuate a lot.

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

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037If you placed your Braemar Courtyard home on the market, priced to current market conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in about one month.   You could also expect a buyer to ask for an average of 3% 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 home, give me a call for a free market analysis.  I’ve been a Braemar resident and full-time Bristow Real Estate Agent since 2005. In 2007, I added the distinction of being a Short Sale Agent to my resume.  No matter what your equity position, I can get your Braemar home sold as fast as possible, and for the most amount of money.  And remember, no one knows Braemar better!

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

703-402-0037, 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)

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

Just Listed: Five Bedroom Yardley for $420,000

Just Listed:  Five Bedroom Yardley for $420,000

9713 Native Rocks Drive in Braemar hit the market on May 8, 2013 for $420,000

On the evening of May 8, 2013, this Yardley model home in Braemar hit the market priced at $420,000.  Being located in the Patriot High School district is already a selling feature before I even tell you what features this Yardley sports inside and out.

The Yardley floor plan is popular for having its formal rooms (living and dining) separate, and the open informal rooms (family room, kitchen and breakfast nook.)

Kitchen in the Yardley

Yardley Family Room with ExtensionThe owners took advantage of the extensions to the family room and breakfast nook when building this home with Brookfield Homes.  They also chose to put hardwood flooring in every room except the family room on this main level.  

 

The family room, one of my favorites in the Yardley, is light and bright with a wall of windows on one side, and windows on either side of the gas fireplace.

Off the family room, there is a sliding glass door that leads to the brick patio.  Here you can host outdoor gatherings and enjoy the tranquil back yard space that combines lawn, a mulch garden area and tall deciduous trees.

Back Yard

Upstairs are four bedrooms and the laundry room, complete with full size washer and dryer.  The fourth bedroom and the upper level laundry were also options that the owners chose when building this home.

Owner's Suite in the Yardey

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037

The owner’s suite has two walk-in closets, and a full attached bathroom with dual sinks and vanities.  Like the hall bathroom, it has a tub/shower combo.


The basement is fully finished with a large recreation space, additional bedroom and a third full bathroom.

Basic cable and internet with RCN are included in the monthly HOA fee, along with access to the many amenities in Braemar which include two outdoor pool, multiple tennis courts, basketball courts, tot lots and more.

This home is proudly listed by:

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

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.comwww.NVARealEstate.netwww.SellingBraemar.com