Braemar Property Value Report: March-April 2021 (Ryan Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report: March-April 2021 (Ryan Homes)

Another gorgeous spring day in Braemar, another Braemar Property Value Report. This one looks at resales of houses built by Ryan Homes in our neighborhood for the months of March and April. Let’s get right to it.

During the current reporting period, there were five Ryan homes that sold. The details of those sales are listed below:

There is quite a difference between the lowest sold price and the highest. Ryan Homes offered a variety of floor plans that differed greatly in size. For the most part, the mid-sized Ryan Homes are what we see in our neighborhood.

Taking these five sales and combining them with the entire past twelve month of Ryan home sales, the six and twelve month data points are updated as reflected below:

The sold price column is always the first place we look . No surprise to find the six month average and median sold prices are about twenty-thousand dollars higher than they were twelve months ago. Ryan homes are still increasing in value.

Seller subsidy is where we find out what buyers were able to negotiate from sellers in terms of closing cost help. Zero is the answer in all but the twelve month average seller subsidy. The current seller’s market is so competitive for buyers that they must waive unnecessary requests just to have a chance of being chosen in a multiple offer scenario.

Days on market shows us how long it took to go under contract. Four days are the six and twelve month average and median marketing times down the column. Ryan homes are selling fast.

If you placed your Ryan home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect to be under contract in less than a week. You could also expect to not have to go seller subsidy as buyers compete to win your home. Buyers may also waive inspections, appraisal and even financing contingencies.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in July. Until then, if you decide now is the time to sell, get in touch with me to make sure you are getting the absolute max the market will bear. Just about every house in a seller’s market will sell, but for how much? The highest sold prices are a result of being well prepared and professionally marketed. Those are my specialties. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 
Associate Broker, Licensed in VA
Long & Foster Real Estate

Who Do Braemar Sellers Recommend to List Your House?

Who Do Braemar Sellers Recommend to List Your House?

12146 Millbill Court sold for $499,800 on April 16th, 2019.

In 2005, I not only became a Braemar home owner, but a licensed, professional real estate agent.  Having a passion for my new chosen home of Braemar, I have helped many buyers and sellers since then move into our neighborhood, and when the time comes, get the most money for their homes when they sell.

One of my most recent Braemar home sales at 12146 Millbill Court was a tremendous success, not just in my eyes, but most importantly, the eyes of the sellers.  Here’s what they said about me in their review:

“When we decided to sell our home, we chose Chris Ann because she is personable, very knowledgeable with real estate and easy to work with. Her sense of humor and honesty certainly helped us throughout the process. She strongly recommended selling our home in February because she knew the inventory  was very low and she was right! The first day our home was on the market we had multiple offers. She has in-depth knowledge of our community and the local real estate market. Because of her extensive knowledge of the local area, she is armed and ready when it comes to home appraisals. She does her homework and has all the necessary documentation to defend the sale price of the home. She also helped with finding us a rental home in the area. We recommend Chris Ann!”

So who do Braemar sellers recommend you hire to list your house?  Yours truly, Chris Ann Cleland.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster Real Estate



Just Listed: Updated Four Bedroom Carriage Home for $475,000

Just Listed: Updated Four Bedroom Carriage Home for $475,000

In the last three days, the available homes for sale in Braemar has nearly doubled.  That sounds incredible, doesn’t it?  Well, as of right this minute, there are only eleven properties for sale in Braemar.  That includes an assortment of townhouses, patio homes, semi-detached, carriage homes and detached homes.   Buyers don’t have much to choose from, but one lucky buyer is going to nab this Parkdale carriage home that just hit the market at 10143 Broadsword Drive.  It’s list price is $475,000.

Step inside this Braemar Carriage home and the first thing you notice is that hardwood floors in the foyer carry throughout the mail level and even up the staircase in front of you.  That’s not typical of Carriage homes in Braemar.

The living and dining rooms, flanking the foyer, are light and bright in the early part of the day with their eastern exposure.

The most updated part of the main level is what you find in the back of the home, where the family room and the kitchen are open to one another.  The focal point of the family room is a stacked stone fireplace.  This is the first Carriage home in Braemar that I have seen with this update, but after folks get a look at how it elevates the family room, I doubt it will be the last.

The kitchen, carrying shades of gray and white from the cabinets to the granite counters and tile back splash, add modern sophistication.  Custom breakfast bar seats four.  Add a table to the breakfast nook for more seating, or enjoy late afternoon sun in what the owner has set up as sitting area nook.  What a great place to enjoy a book and your favorite beverage.

As with all Parkdale models, the kitchen and dining room connect via a butler pantry.  Main level laundry room is across from the butler’s pantry.

Up the hardwood stairs, you find the hardwood flooring continues on the upper level hallway.  Right atop the stairs is the master suite, behind French doors.  This is an expansive room with a large walk-in closet, sitting area and attached bathroom.  Bathroom includes separate tub and shower, as you would expect in any upper end home.

The remaining three bedrooms you can see in the virtual tour, along with the second full bathroom.  I think you need to see how the basement was finished.

Not only is the basement fully finished with a walk up exit, it boasts a home theater.  The motorized, retractable screen, speakers and projector will convey to the next owner.  There’s also an L-shaped den and third full bathroom.

Enjoy sunsets on the patio, overlooking your backyard.  

And of course, at the end of  the long driveway, there is a detached two car garage.  If you love to entertain, you won’t run out of parking anytime soon.

This Parkdale model at 10143 Broadsword Drive is about as upgraded as you can get.  And I’m sure it won’t last long.  Of course, if this one is out of reach financially, take a peek at 13802 Tartan Hills Parkway.  It’s listed for $429,000.  You can take the ideas you find here and implement them over time at that Parkdale.

If you are in the market for a Braemar home, give me a call. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®