Braemar (Bristow, VA)
About Braemar (Bristow, VA)
Braemar is Bristow, Virginia's largest community, located off of Linton Hall Road. It is home to 2,803 residences including condos, townhouses, courtyard homes, piggyback townhouses, conventional townhouses, carriage homes with detached garages and several sizes and styles of single family homes.
Braemar (Bristow, VA) Real Estate News
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Braemar Property Values: March-April 2015 (Courtyard Series)
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Braemar Property Values:  March-April 2015 (Courtyard Series)While we've been enjoying spring weather lately in Braemar, the overcast skies and drizzly rain made today a bit cooler.  Driving in the inclement weather was down right unpleasant on the highway, but thankfully, doing the majority of my work in Braemar, I rarely have to hit the highways.Let's take a look back at the Braemar real estate market, specifically, as it pertains to Courtyard homes.  Of course, if you don't know what a Braemar Courtyard home is, it is one of three different floor plans that share a private courtyard driveway and have extremely small outdoor spaces.  Models include the Arlington, Clarendon and Ballston.There were two Braemar Courtyard homes that sold between March and April.  A Clarendon model with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms for $349,900 and a Ballston model with three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms for $365,000.   The average of the two gives us our new average market value for Braemar Courtyard homes of $357,450.  When compared to last report that is nearly a 6% decrease in average market value, and compared to last year it is over an 8% drop in average market value since last year.  If you placed  your Braemar Courtyard home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to take over three months to go under contract.  You could expect a buyer to ask for nearly a 1/2% of the sales price in closing cost help from the seller.The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in July and will detail sales from May and June. Until then, when you are ready to sell your Braemar home, give me a call and let's get it done. No One Knows Braemar Better!Feel free to join my neighborhood Facebook group, BRAEMAR (Bristow, VA.)  You can start any neighborhood conversation you like to there.  I started it as a place to easily spread the information from these property reports, but I love to see neighborhood interaction there.  My favorite thing that happens there is reconnecting lost pets with their owners.  Statistics compiled using the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA Top Producing Agent 2013 & 2011 Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA 703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com www.NVARealEstate.net, www.SpeakingOfHomes.net, www.SellingBraemar.com, Victory Lakes Blog The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.
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Braemar Property Values: March-April 2015 (Carriage Series)
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Braemar Property Values:  March-April 2015 (Carriage Series)Braemar is in bloom.  The neighborhood is awash in the colors of spring.  It's no wonder home owners love to sell this time of year.  This is the peak of curb appeal.  Speaking of curb appeal, let's take real estate.This Braeamar Property Value Report will cover the sales of Braemar Carriage homes in the months of March and April.    Carriage homes are characterized by the lack of an attached garage.  Rather, if they have a garage at all, it is detached and sits in back of the home.  The floor plans, from smallest to largest, are: Maplewood, Norwood, Oakdale and Parkdale. There were four Braemar Carriage homes that sold between the beginning of March and April.  Three were three bedroom models on the upper level, one had four bedrooms on the upper level.  The final sold prices ranged from $359,900 to $400,000.  The average of all four gives us our new average market value for Braemar Carriage homes of $381,700.  That represents an increase of slightly over 1% since last report and nearly a 23% increase in value since last year.If you placed your Braemar Carriage home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in a little over one week.  You could also expect a buyer to ask for an average of about 1.5% of the sales prices 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, when you are ready to sell your Braemar Carriage home, give me a call.  I've been a Braemar resident and full-time Bristow Real Estate Agent since 2005.  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!Feel free to join my neighborhood Facebook group:  BRAEMAR (Bristow, VA.)  Here you  will find links to these reports and my Braemar listings.  And you can start any neighborhood conversation you like to there.  Find babysitters, someone to mow the lawn, or help a lost pet find its way back home.  Come join your neighbors! Statistics compiled using the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA Top Producing Agent 2013 & 2011 Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA 703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com www.NVARealEstate.net, www.SpeakingOfHomes.net, www.SellingBraemar.com, Victory Lakes Blog The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.
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Braemar Property Values: March-April 2015 (Arista Series)
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Braemar Property Values:  March-April 2015 (Arista Series)When we first entered spring, I don't know about you, but I thought I might have lost a couple of trees and some flowers in my garden due to the brutal winter temps.  There were some late bloomers, but they all made it and are now coming out in vibrant color.  It's so nice to see Braemar in bloom.Right now, we're going to look back to the start of the spring market in the Arista Series, which are the larger single family homes built by Brookfield Homes and includes the Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury models.  This report will cover the months of March and April.There were two Canterburys that sold, both in April.  One sold for $506,000, the other for $573,000.  The difference is in the amount of space, finishes and location within the community.  The average of the two sales gives us our new average market value of Arista Series homes of $539,500.  That average value is down over 1.5% since last report, but up nearly 3% since last year.  If you placed  your Allister, Buckingham or Canterbury on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in a little less than a month.  You could also expect a buyer to ask for an average of about 1/2% of the sales price in closing cost assistance.  The next Braemar Property Value Report will be out in July and will focus on homes sold inMay and June.  Until then, when you are ready to sell your Braemar home, give me a call.  No One Knows Braemar Better!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.  While you're there, start a conversation with your neighbors or maybe even help a lost pet find its way back home. Statistics compiled using MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA Top Producing Agent 2013 & 2011 Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA 703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com www.NVARealEstate.net, www.SpeakingOfHomes.net, www.SellingBraemar.com, Victory Lakes Blog The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.
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Braemar Reflection Series Quarterly: January-March 2015
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Braemar Reflection Series Quarterly:  January-March 2015In an effort to include property value updates for ALL types of Braemar homes, I am adding this Reflection Series report which will be compiled quarterly.  Reflection Series homes in Braemar are easy to locate and identify.  They are located off of Tarvie Circle and are the semi-detached single family homes that are attached at the garage only.  There were two floor plans offered byBrookfield Homes:  Annan and Bromley.  This first edition of the Braemar Reflection Series Quarterly, there is only one sale to report.  It was a Short Sale of the former builder's model.  It listed for $385,000 and sold for $375,000 with $11,250 in closing cost going to the buyer from the seller.This sale alone indicates that if you placed your Reflection Series on the market, priced to current conditions, it would take more than a month to get it under contract.  You could also expect a buyer to ask for 3% of the sales price in closing cost help.The next Braemar Reflection Series Quarterly will be out in July and focus on activity from April to June.  Until then, when you are ready to sell your Braemar Reflections Series home, give me a call for a free market analysis.  No One Knows Braemar Better!Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA Top Producing Agent 2013 & 2011 Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA 703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com www.NVARealEstate.net, www.SpeakingOfHomes.net, www.SellingBraemar.com, Victory Lakes Blog The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.
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Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly: January-March 2015
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly:  January-March 2015The first quarter of 2015 is behind us and it was extremely busy.  Of course, this report may not reflect that because we can only sell what is on the market.  Many Braemar sellers wait until spring to put their homes on the market.  Let's take a look at what happened in the first three months of the year with Braemar Piggyback and Patio homes.  For clarification, Braemar Piggyback Townhouses are attached side-to-side and back-to-back.  While they do not offer back yards, they offer large bedrooms and a two car garage.  Braemar Patio Homes are also known as quads.  Each is attached at the side, back and corner to another Patio Home.  They have two levels, also offering large bedrooms and a modest side yard.PIGGYBACKUnlike the last quarter of 2014 where there were no sales of Piggyback townhouses in Braemar, the first quarter saw one sale.  One is better than none, and it is the same number of sales we saw first quarter of 2014.  The sold price was $232,575.  That's down 24% since last year, but don't panic.  This home was a Short Sale, which in and of itself doesn't necessarily mean a low sales price.  The home showed poorly.  Dirty, cluttered and in need of carpet and paint.  The same home is relisted by the new owners who recarpeted, painted, renovated the kitchen with new appliances and granite counters, and staged the home.  The new list price?  $295,000.  Carpet, paint and staging go a long way to improving value.If you placed your Braemar Piggyback townhouse on the market, the sale from the first quarter indicates it may take nearly three months to get your home under contract.  However, you may not need to pay any closing cost help.At the time of this report, there are two Braemar Piggyback townhouses on the market.  The high price is $299,000 and the low is the flip of the sale from this report at $295,000.  Stay tuned to next quarter's report to see if these Piggyback townhouses sell. PATIOWe have the reverse problem with Braemar Patio homes as we did with the Piggybacks.  There were no sales in the first quarter, but we had one in the last quarter of 2014, none in the first quarter of 2014.  This means there is nothing to report to you with Patio home values this report.However, at the time of this report, there are three Braemar Patio homes on the market, priced between $299,000 to $315,000.  We'll have to wait until the second quarter's report to see if they sell.The next Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly will cover the second quarter of 2015 and will be out in July.  Until then, when you are ready to sell your Braemar home, call me for a free market analysis.  No One Knows Braemar Better!And if you haven't already, please join my Braemar Facebook group.  You can find links to these reports and be involved in all kinds of neighborhood conversations. Statistics compiled by Chris Ann Cleland, using the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA Top Producing Agent 2013 & 2011 Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA 703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com www.NVARealEstate.net, www.SpeakingOfHomes.net, www.SellingBraemar.com, Victory Lakes Blog The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.
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Braemar Condo Quarterly: January-March 2015
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Braemar Condo Quarterly:  January-March 2015The first quarter of 2015 started with a bang and hasn't slowed down in the Bristow real estate market.  Buyer demand has been incredible.  Of course, we can only sell the homes that come on the market, and sometimes lack of inventory is a problem.  Let's see what happened with Braemar condos during the first quarter of the year.Just like the first quarter of last year, there was only one Braemar condo that sold.  For some reason, Braemar sellers seem to like to wait until spring, though buyers were out in full force in January.  The sold price of $249,900 represents over 4% since last year and an increase of over 1.5% compared to last quarter's average.  As I type this report, there are two Braemar condos under contract and three available for sale.   We'll see if demand holds up through spring.  One thing is for sure, sellers that waited to list until spring faced more competition than those that listed in the beginning of the year. If you placed your Braemar condo on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in a little over a week, based on the sale in the first quarter.  The sales on the market now are going to be pushing that marketing time up.  You could also expect a buyer to ask for 3% of the sales price, or more, in closing cost help.  The sale outlined here is one where the buyer got 4% of the sales price, which is very rare to see.The next Braemar Condo Quarterly will cover the second quarter of 2015 and will be out in July.  Until then, when you are ready to sell your Braemar condo, call me for a free market analysis.  No One Knows Braemar Better!And if you haven't already, please join my Braemar Facebook group.  You can find links to these reports and be involved in all kinds of neighborhood conversations. Statistics compiled by Chris Ann Cleland, using the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA Top Producing Agent 2013 & 2011 Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA 703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com www.NVARealEstate.net, www.SpeakingOfHomes.net, www.SellingBraemar.com, Victory Lakes Blog The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.
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Five Bedroom Single Family in Braemar--Just Listed for $475,000
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Single Family Home for sale in Bristow, VA
Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats
$475,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
5 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,275 sqftLot: 0.25 acre(s)Year Built: 2002MLS #: PW8627742
Location
12833 Gentle Shade DriveBristow, VA 20136USA
Chris Ann Cleland Long & Foster REALTORS®(703) 402-0037chrisann@LNF.comhttp://www.NVARealEstate.net  Listed by: Long & Foster REALTORS®
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Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA Top Producing Agent 2013 & 2011 Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA 703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com www.NVARealEstate.net, www.SpeakingOfHomes.net, www.SellingBraemar.com, Victory Lakes Blog The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.
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