Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2020 (Arista Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2020 (Arista Series)

The year 2020 has closed out and so begins the New Year with installments of the Braemar Property Value Report looking back on sales activity in our neighborhood in the last two months of the year. Today’s report focuses on sales in the Arista Series which are the largest of the single family homes built by Brookfield Homes in our neighborhood. Their floor plans are the Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury.

Sadly, there were no sales of Arista homes in Braemar in the last two months of the 2020. There was hardly anything for sale as the year drew to a close. That didn’t mean buyers weren’t out looking for homes. There was one single family home in Bristow in December that received 51 offers! Can you even imagine? That’s why I keep telling you buyer demand is intense. We need more single family homes in Bristow to sell, Braemar in particular. It’s always been a sought after neighborhood in the area.

Despite not having one sale in the current reporting period, we can look back to the entire year’s worth of sales in 2020 and see our updated six and twelve month value points. These are derived from the nine Arista homes sold last year.

Starting with the sold price column, we find both the six month average and six month median sold prices higher than their respective twelve month sold prices. This is exactly what I would expect to see in our current market, the more recent sales are higher. With limited inventory and such intense buyer demand, Braemar home sellers are getting multiple offers and seeing their values peak.

Seller subsidy is the column where we get to see how much closing cost help buyers negotiated from their sellers. The first trend is not what I would expect. The six month average seller subsidy was higher than the twelve month average seller subsidy. Hmm. It only takes one or two of those nine sales to throw off an average. The six month median seller subsidy being at zero tells us that more than half the Braemar Arista home sellers gave nothing in closing cost help in the last six months. Looking at the twelve month median seller subsidy and seeing $1,000, we know that during the course of the entire year, more than half of Braemar Arista home sellers gave $1,000 or less in closing cost help. Given the market, I think the media values here are far more relevant.

Finally, the days on market column definitely shows us what a seller’s market does for marketing time. The six month average and median days on market are identical at three days. Both of those are lower than their respective twelve month days on market. Braemar Arista homes are getting gobbled up by the buyers as soon as they hit the market.

If you placed your Braemar Arista home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in a handful of days. You could also expect to give very minimal seller subsidy, if any at all.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in March. Until then, when the time comes to sell your Braemar home, I would love to consult with you about what my professional marketing and expertise in the market place can mean to increasing your bottom line. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

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Chris Ann Cleland 
Associate Broker, Licensed in VA
Long & Foster Real Estate
703-402-0037
ChrisAnn@LNF.com
www.SellingBraemar.com
www.UncompromisingValues.com
www.ChrisAnnCleland.com

Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2020 (Ryan Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2020 (Ryan Homes)

Having closed out September and October, it is time to bring you another Braemar Property Value Report. Today’s report focuses on the houses built by Ryan Homes in our neighborhood.

There were two Ryan homes that sold during the last two months. As you will see by the details of both sales below, there is quite a bit of difference in their sold prices. What is not noted is the square footage of the homes. However, you have probably rightly guessed by now that the Chandler model is a lot larger than the Victoria model.

Taking these two sales and combining them with the entire past twelve months worth of Ryan home sales in Braemar, the six and twelve month data points are updated as seen below:

Everyone loves to start with the sold column, and so do I. Here we find that both the six month average sold price and the six month median sold price are higher than their respective twelve month sold prices. This means that Ryan homes are continuing to gain value in this seller’s market.

Seller subsidy, also known as closing cost cost assistance from seller to buyer, is another column that shows seller favored trends in the more recent sales. Both the six month average seller subsidy and the six month median seller subsidy are lower than their twelve month counterparts. In particular, I am loving the six month median $1,500 seller subsidy. This value means that of the Ryan home sellers in the last six months, more than half of them gave $1,500 or less. That’s another product of the intense buyer demand and scarce inventory we are facing.

Days on market shows us how long it took Ryan homes to go under contract. The six month average marketing time is nearly two weeks faster than the twelve month average marketing time. Better yet, both the six and twelve month median marketing times are in agreement at four days. This means that in both time periods, more than half of Ryan home sellers were under contract in four days or less.

If 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 one week. You could also expect to give very little in seller subsidy.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in January. Until then, I wish you all the best this holiday season. Of course, if the need arises to sell your Braemar home, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our year end market is a very powerful time to sell. You may find waiting until spring to list unnecessary. Get in touch and I’ll be happy to show the benefits of listing in each market and we’ll figure out what works best for you. 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
www.ChrisAnnCleland.com

Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2020 (Heritage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: September-October 2020 (Heritage Series)

A rainy fall day is a good day to bring you another Braemar Property Value Report. Of course, from where I sit as a Top Braemar Real Estate Agent, I think any day is a good day for Braemar Property Value Report. Today’s report focuses on Heritage homes in our neighborhood. 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.

Looking back to September and October, there were eight Heritage homes that sold in our neighborhood. The details of those sales are listed below:

At a glance, we see that sold prices ranged from $515,000 to $586,000. Only three of eight sellers gave any seller subsidy and there is only one double digit days on market (DOM.) Taking these eight sales and combining them with the entire twelve months of Braemar Heritage home sales, our six and twelve month data points are updated as seen below:

Starting with the sold price column, we find both the six month average and six month median sold prices are higher than their respective twelve month sold prices. This means Heritage homes in Braemar are still gaining value. No surprise in our scarce inventory/high demand market.

Next up is the seller subsidy column, where we learn how much closing cost assistance sellers gave to buyers in their transactions. The six month average seller subsidy is slightly lower than the twelve month average seller subsidy. The six month median and twelve month median seller subsidy values are in agreement at zero. That means in both those time period of sales, more than half the sellers gave nothing in closing cost help.

Days on market shows an already healthy twelve month average marketing time shrinking by one week in the six month average. As for the median values, they are both at five days. That means more than half the sellers in each of those time frames got under contract in five days or less.

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 week. You could also expect that you would not have to give any seller subsidy.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in January. Until then, I wish you every happiness this upcoming holiday season. Of course, if the need arises to sell your Braemar home between now and next report, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our year end market is incredibly powerful and may be just what you need. I am happy to conduct a free consultation to explain what a year end sale could mean to you. 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
www.ChrisAnnCleland.com

Braemar Property Value Report: July-August 2020 (Ryan Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report: July-August 2020 (Ryan Homes)

The month of September is slipping by fast and I am in the home stretch of putting out all my most recent Braemar Property Value Reports.  My internal deadline is to have them out by the end of the odd numbered months.  Tick tock.  Today’s report focuses on sales of houses built by Ryan Homes in our neighborhood and like the rest of the reports put out this month that preceded it, details sales in the months of July and August.  Let’s get right to it.

There were only two Ryan homes that sold during our current reporting period.  There’s a fairly big difference in their final sold prices.  See for yourself.

The difference in sold prices here goes beyond an additional bedroom on Gentle Shade.  I listed 12833 Gentle Shade the last time it sold.  The home was in good shape, but in need of updating.  Boy, did the new owners take care of that.  That home was updated from head to toe and the basement even finished.  Ballagan, while a nice looking home in good condition, still had basic finishes.

Taking these two sales and combining them with the entire previous twelve months of Ryan home sales in Braemar, our six and twelve month data points are updated as found below:

Starting with the sold price column, we see very healthy increases when comparing the six month average sold price to the twelve month average, and the same when comparing the six month median to the twelve month median.  This means Ryan homes in Braemar are continuing to gain value in this seller’s market.

Seller subsidy is a column where we learn how much closing cost help, on average, sellers of Ryan homes are giving in their sales.  When looking at the details of our two most recent sales, the sellers gave no seller subsidy at all.  However, the six month average seller subsidy is a bit higher than the twelve month average.  Not the direction I’ve noticed lately.  More importantly, the six month median is exactly the same as the twelve month median.  This means that even the shorter term, more than half the Ryan home sellers in Braemar have been giving closing cost help of at least $5,000.

Days on market clearly shows the current seller’s market in full swing.   The six month average marketing time has decreased by twenty days from the twelve month average.  Meanwhile, the six month median is two days shorter than the already quick twelve month median.  Buyers are gobbling up Ryan homes in Braemar just about as fast as they are coming on the market.

If you placed your Ryan home in Braemar on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in less than one week.  You could also expect to give in the neighborhood of about 1% of the sales price in closing cost help, but might get away with giving nothing if this buyer demand continues producing intense competition.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in November.  Until then, know that if you want to take advantage of the peaking prices in our neighbor, the year end market is a great time to do it.  Limited inventory is only getting more limited while buyers are still out in droves.  Get in touch and let’s investigate what a year end sale might mean for you.  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: July-August 2020 (NV Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report: July-August 2020 (NV Homes)

Another late September day, another Braemar Property Value Report to share.  This one focuses on the sales of houses built by NV Homes in our neighborhood and covers the activity from July and August.

There were two NV homes that sold during our current reporting period.  Their sold prices were very close to each other at $552,000 and $565,000.  Looking at the details below, on paper it seems the only difference is one had a walk out basement exit and the other didn’t have an exit at all.  That $13,000 difference in sales price, if all else is equal, is what appraisers call a market extraction.  That’s how appraisers determine values of different upgrades or structural differences.  Find two that are mostly alike except for one thing  and figure how much that one thing the higher priced home had is worth.  There isn’t just a list of values for basement exits, extra bedrooms, bathrooms, upgraded kitchens, etc.  It’s all determined by market extraction and why values for upgrades and structures change so frequently.  It’s one of the reasons that hiring a listing agent that understands this principle is so important.  They may be able to find a higher extraction and raise your value.

Enough with the market extraction lesson, the details of those NV home sales are listed below:

As is my practice, I take these most recent sales and combine them with the rolling twelve months of NV home sales and extract six month and twelve month value points to tell us how our market is trending.  The updated values can be found below:

Starting with the sold price column we see that the six month average is a tad higher than the twelve month average sold price.  Meanwhile, the six month median is nearly $10,000 higher than the twelve month median.  While NV home values are still pushing up, their rate of gain is not as pronounced as we see in lower price ranges.  The higher price ranges in our market have not been seeing the frenzied activity of the low $500K and below homes.  Still, upward pressing values is still a good thing.

The seller subsidy column shows us how much closing cost help NV home sellers have been giving on average.  The six month average has fallen below the twelve month average by more than half.  And the six month median and twelve month median remain at zero.  The latter means that more than half of buyers for NV homes are foregoing closing cost requests, or having them negotiated away, in their transactions.  We do see in the two sales above that one seller gave nothing and the other gave $3,000.  Seeing $15,000 in closing cost help is going to be exceptionally rare in this seller’s market.

Days on market is where we find out how long it is taking NV homes to sell in Braemar.  Though only up by one day each, the six month average is higher than the twelve month average and so is the six month median compared to the twelve month median.  The two most recent sales show days on market of over three weeks.  As I stated earlier, the higher price ranges are not as fast as the lower priced single family homes in our market.

If you placed your NV home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in two to three weeks.  You could also expect to give minimal closing cost help, if any at all.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be in out in November.  Until then, I hope you all enjoy the fall season’s upcoming display of brilliant color.  Of course, if you have been thinking of taking advantage of the peaking prices in our neighborhood, or find yourself in a position where a move is inevitable, know that our year end market is one of my favorites in which to sell.  Demand is always there, but inventory is very low.  This year, that difference will be even more pronounced with higher buyer demand than we have seen many fall markets.  Give me a call and let’s see what a year end sale would mean for you.  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: May-June 2020 (NV Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report: May-June 2020 (NV Homes)

The month of July is flying by.  Seems I’ve been viewing property with buyers just about every day of the month too.  With the limited inventory available, whenever something pops on the market you must spring into action.  And with COVID showing restrictions not allowing for overlapping showings, if a property is popular enough, you can end up not being able to book a showing if all the slots fill up early.

This afternoon, however, I am enjoying some much needed desk time in my home office.  That is what is allowing me to bring you this most recent Braemar Property Value Report for the NV Homes in our neighborhood, with sales from May and June.  Let’s get right to it.

There were four NV Homes that sold in our neighborhood during the months of May and June. The details of those sales are listed below.

Taking all four of these sales and combining them with the entire past twelve months of NV Home sale data, our six and twelve month value points are updated as reflected below.

Looking first at the sold price column, the trend is that values are increasing in the six month data points vs. the twelve month data points.  NV Home values are continuing to rise.

The seller subsidy column is where we see how much closing cost help NV Home sellers have been giving to buyers.  Not surprisingly, the six month average seller subsidy is lower than the twelve month average seller subsidy.  And the six and twelve month median values are the same at zero.  In fact, if you look at the most recent sales listed above, not one Braemar NV Home seller had to give closing cost help.

Finally, when we get to days on market we see that our already fast marketing times in the twelve month value points has shortened a bit more in the six month data points.  NV Homes are selling even faster!

If you placed your NV Home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in less than one or two weeks.  You could also expect to give minimal, if any, closing cost help.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in September.  Until then, if the time comes to sell your NV Home, give in touch with me for the most accurate analysis of your home’s value and top notch marketing to maximize your profit.  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: May-June 2020 (Heritage Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: May-June 2020 (Heritage Series)

When I prepare the various editions of the Braemar Property Value Report, I am always excited to see how any listings I had compared with other sales of similar properties.  In this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report for the Heritage Series homes, I have a chance to do that.  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 eight Heritage homes in our neighborhood that sold during the months of May and June.  My listing is highlighted in the detailed sales below in pink.

At first glance, my listing at 9658 Granary Place was the third lowest sold price in all the sales above.  However, when you look at it compared to the other unfinished basement home sales, it was the highest sold price.  My sellers got $17,000 over what was, at the time, a reasonable list price.  In fact, they set a record for the highest sold price for an unfinished basement home sale in the Heritage Series since probably 2005 or 2006.

Taking these eight sales and combining them with the entire previous twelve months of Heritage home sales, our six and twelve month data points are updated as reflected below.

Starting with the sold price column, we see that both the six month average and six month median sold prices are above their respective twelve month sold prices.  That means Braemar Heritage homes are continuing to move up in value.

When it comes to seller subsidy we see how much Braemar Heritage home sellers have been giving in closing cost help summarized with the average and median values.  The six month average seller subsidy is less than the twelve month average seller subsidy.  Not surprising considering buyers are having to write stronger and stronger offers more recently to even be considered.  The six month and twelve month medians are the same at zero.  That means half or more of Braemar Heritage home sellers are not giving any seller subsidy.

Days on market shows a surprise uptick in marketing time.  The six month average marketing time was four days longer than the twelve month average marketing time.  However the most recent sales above show no longer marketing time than fourteen days.  That means the sale(s) bringing up the average are not ones that happened in the two most recent months.  Meanwhile, the six and twelve month median marketing times are identical at six days.

If you placed your Braemar Heritage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in a week or two.  You could also expect to pay very little, if anything, in closing cost help.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in September. Until then, there may never be a better time to cash out for max profit when selling your Braemar home.  There is no question that our circumstances of intense buyer demand and not enough homes to meet it, has created a bubble.  When will it burst?  We’ll only know when values start their downward trend.  If you want to know where your value may be with a sale in the near future, call me for the most accurate analysis of your Braemar home’s value and let’s set another record high sold price.  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: November-December 2019 (Ryan Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2019 (Ryan Homes)

As January draws to a close, I am here at my desk getting the last of the Braemar Property Value Reports, detailing sales from the last two months of 2019, published.  Today’s edition focuses on houses built by Ryan Homes in Braemar.

Between November and December 2019, there were three Ryan Homes that sold in Braemar.  Final sold prices ranged from $485,000 to $540,000.  The details of those three sales are listed below.

Taking all three of three Ryan Home sales and combining them with the entire year’s worth of Ryan Home sales from 2019, our six and twelve month data points are updated and give us the indicators as to what has been happening in our market.  Here is the updated six and twelve month snapshot:

Looking first at the sold price column, we see that both the six month average and six month median sold prices are higher than their respective twelve month values.  This means Ryan Homes have been pushing up in value in the last six months.

When it comes to seller subsidy (closing cost help to buyers,) we see another seller favored trend.  Both six month values are below their twelve month counterparts.  This means that in the last six months, buyers have been asking for less closing cost help.

Days on market (marketing time) shows a trend in the opposite direction.  Both the six month average and six month median marketing times are longer than the corresponding twelve month values.  This means it has been taking a little longer to sell Ryan Homes in the last six months of sales.

If you placed your Ryan Home on the market, priced to current conditions in Braemar, you could expect it to be under contract in about two to four weeks.   You could also expect to give less than 1% of the sales price in closing cost help to your buyer.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in March.  Until then, if you have been thinking the spring 2020 market may be when you want to sell, know that real estate spring happens a lot sooner than Mother Nature’s spring.  Right now buyer demand is very high and we have little to nothing on the market.  Those are the conditions that are most seller favorable.  Give me a call and let’s talk timing, price and marketing to get you the absolute most the market will bear.  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: November-December 2019 (NV Homes)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2019 (NV Homes)

Happy Monday!  This happens to be my favorite day of the week.  Of course, back to work is the association most folks have with Monday, and it’s no different for me.  I just happen to love my job as a Top Braemar Real Estate Agent.

Today I’m going to share with you the latest Braemar Property Value Report, focused on sales of houses built by NV Homes.  This edition focuses on the sales activity of NV Homes during the months of November and December 2019.

There was only one NV Home that sold during the last two months of 2019.  It sold for $560,000 and the detail of that sale is listed below.

Taking this sale and adding it to the entire year’s worth of NV Home sales from 2019, our six and twelve month data points are updated to reveal the following:

Let’s start by examining the sold price column.  The first thing I notice when I look here is that the six month average sold price is higher than the twelve month average sold price.  That alone would an indication that NV Home prices continue to increase in the more recent sales.  Then I notice that the six month median sold price and the twelve month median sold price are exactly the same.  This alone would indicate NV Home values are steady.  Finally, looking at the most recent sale of a large, three finished level NV Home at $560,000, which is below all the median and average sold prices…well that concerns me.  We’ll have to wait and see what our next report shows for value, but I feel safe calling them stable for now.

When it comes to seller subsidy, we see a good seller favored trend when we see that the six month average seller subsidy (closing cost assistance to buyers) is quite a chunk of change lower than the twelve month average seller subsidy.  Then again, we see that the six month median and twelve month median seller subsidy values are exactly the same.  So what how does the most recent sale compare with seller subsidy.  It’s seller subsidy was higher than any of the above.  Again, we’ll have to wait and see what our trend is.  Right now, we’ve got mixed messages.

Looking at days on market (marketing time) there is a definite trend.  Both the six month average and six month median marketing times are longer than their respective twelve month counterparts.  Our most recent sale on Island Fog also shows this to be true.  While the length of time it is taking to go under contract has increased, it is still not anything troubling.

If you placed your NV Home on the market, priced to current conditions in Braemar, you could expect it to be under contract in about three weeks.  You could also expect to pay about 1% of the sales price, maybe a little more, in closing cost help to your buyer.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in March.  Until then, if you have been thinking that the 2020 spring market may be your time to list, the time to act is now.  Real estate spring is happening NOW.  It always happens earlier than Mother Nature’s spring.  Demand is high and our supply is pitifully low.  Give me a call and let’s talk timing, price and marketing.  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: November-December 2019 (Arista Series)

Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2019 (Arista Series)

Who is out there enjoying the sunshine and temps in the low fifties today?  Sure it’s a weekday and the majority of Western Prince William County is at work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. The sun shining in the windows is lovely.  Too bad the weekend is cuing up to be nasty weather-wise. Just like the real estate market, the weather is beyond our control.

In this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report we take a look back at the last two months of sales activity in the Arista Series in Braemar.  Homes known as Arista homes are the largest homes in Braemar built by Brookfield Homes.  The floor plans include the Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury.  The most prevalent of these floor plans in Braemar is the Canterbury.

Getting right to it, there was one Canterbury that sold in December.  Details of the sale are below:

I’m sure I am not the only one scratching my head and wondering why five bedroom, three and a half bathroom Canterbury with a fully finished walk out basement sold for only $574,900.  It turned my stomach to see that one.  Well, part of the issue is that the sale was a Short Sale.  Short Sales are distressed sales where the owners of a home are upside down in their mortgage vs. what they will get for the sale of their home.  Even still, as a veteran Short Sale Agent that saw plenty of action in our neighborhood during the market down turn, I can say that the investors on the back end of the mortgage don’t give these homes away.  They usually want market value.  If this is what a bank considers market value for a Canterbury in Braemar, there could be trouble ahead.  The good news is that this shouldn’t be a comparable sale for any seller with equity.  Nonetheless, that isn’t going to stop buyers from pulling it up on any number of sites and getting unrealistic expectations of what a large single family home in Braemar is worth.  The latter could certainly affect our property values.  After all, buyers are half of the equation.

 Updating the six month and twelve month data points with the entire year’s worth of sales for Arista homes in 2019, here’s what we see:

Starting with sold price, we see the six month average is well above the twelve month average sold price.  However, the six month median has barely moved from the twelve month median.  Best case, Arista homes are still gaining ground in terms of value.  Worst case, they are holding steady.

Seller subsidy (closing cost assistance to buyers) is showing some good trends for Braemar home sellers.  The six month average seller subsidy is a good chunk below the twelve month average seller subsidy.  Meanwhile the six month median is slightly below the twelve month median.  Overall, this means Arista home sellers have been giving less closing cost help.

Days on market shows a trend I don’t like in the averages.  The six month average average marketing time is about fifty percent longer than the twelve month average marketing time.  I would love to blame the Short Sale that sold this reporting period that that one went under contract in twenty-five days!  Once again, however, the median values are where we find stability.  The six month median marketing time and the twelve month median marketing time are exactly the same.

If you placed your Braemar Arista home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in about four to six weeks.  You could also expect to pay an average of about 1% of the sales price in closing cost help.

The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in March.  Until then, if you have you been considering a spring sale, now is the time to get started.  By the time we are in the actual spring season, the spring selling season is well under way.  Now is the time to get on the market and get your price when the competition is minimal. Give me a call and let’s talk market timing.  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