braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: July-August 2017 (Courtyard Series) - 09/05/17 03:39 PM
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2017 (Courtyard Series)
While the fall solstice may not be until September twenty-second this year, it certainly felt like fall as soon as we entered September.  The chill in the air reminds me of back to school time, even decades after graduating high school.  Even driving to a listing appointment this afternoon I noticed some early autumn leaves blowing around.  You may think fall is a slow time of year for Bristow real estate, but I'm here to tell you it is what I call our "second spring."  
Right now, we are going to look back at the … (2 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: July-August 2017 (Carriage Series) - 09/04/17 11:47 AM
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2017 (Carriage Series)
For some reason, this doesn't feel like a holiday weekend to me.  Maybe it is because I haven't fired up the grill and done the American classic holiday weekend meal--hot dogs and hamburgers.  The sunshine outside today is certainly inviting me to come on out and enjoy.  
Before I finish work and head for the grill, it is time for another Braemar Property Value Report.  This one will focus on sales of Braemar Carriage homes in July and August.  Braemar Carriage homes are characterized by the lack of an attached garage. When these homes have a garage, … (2 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: July-August 2017 (Arista Series) - 09/03/17 12:24 PM
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2017 (Arista Series)
Labor Day weekend certainly didn't get off to a sunny start yesterday.  The drizzling rain made it fairly miserable.  Seems you will have a chance to enjoy the last days of the Braemar pool season today and tomorrow though.  
Right now, it is time for another Braemar Property Value Report.  This one is focused on Arista Series home sales in Braemar.  Arista Series homes are the large, single family homes built by Brookfield Homes.  The floor plans include the Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury.   
Unlike last report when we had no recent sales to report, we have one … (2 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Just Listed: Five Bedroom Home in Bristow, VA for $499,000 - 08/29/17 05:38 PM
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braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Townhouse Report: May-June 2017 - 07/22/17 11:48 AM
Braemar Townhouse Report:  May-June 2017
Not every agent that sells real estate in Braemar, keeps their finger on the pulse of the market.  One of the things I love about doing my Braemar market reports is that it keeps me informed of our neighborhood market to keep YOU informed about it.  And doing these reports since 2005 has really helped me understand what makes our neighborhood real market tick.  That knowledge I have acquired through constant compiling of Braemar real estate data makes selling my Braemar listings that much faster and more profitable for my sellers.
This particular report is the Braemar Townhouse Report. … (4 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: May-June 2017 (Ryan Homes) - 07/21/17 10:17 AM
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2017 (Ryan Homes)
 
 
The kind of heat wave we are experiencing in Bristow is one that makes you not want to eat.  Foods that normally favorites, like hamburgers, just sound too heavy.   One of my favorites for weather like this is a watermelon and cucumber salad.  Simply cut them both up, put in some of the juice from the watermelon, add salt and you have a light, refreshing salad.  It lasts for days in the refrigerator too. 
Just as none of us can do anything but wait through the summer heat, I can't do anything but report Braemar … (4 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: May-June 2017 (NV Homes) - 07/20/17 12:35 PM
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2017 (NV Homes)
The weather the last few days in Bristow, VA has felt sweltering.  High temps.  High humidity.  It makes being outside during the mid-afternoon unpleasant.  These are the dog days of summer and great days to spend at the Braemar community pools.  Of course, I'm still plugging away at my Braemar Property Value Reports.  Three more left to churn out and this NV Homes update in one of them, so let's get to it.
Between the months of May and June there were four NV Homes in Braemar that sold.   The details of those sales follow:
When … (5 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: May-June 2017 (Heritage Series) - 07/19/17 09:40 AM
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2017 (Heritage Series)
May and June have traditionally been months seeing the most real estate sales activity in Braemar.  This edition of the Braemar Property Value Report, focusing on sales in the Heritage Series, is not breaking that tradition.  
Before we get started, let's clarify what makes a home a Braemar Heritage home.  Heritage homes are the mid-sized single family homes, built by Brookfield Homes.  They have two car attached garages and include the following floor plans:  Exeter, Yardley, Zachery & Waverly.  Of course, Coscan, before they became Brookfield Homes, had some floor plans that crop up occasionally in the … (4 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: May-June 2017 (Courtyard Series) - 07/18/17 03:08 PM
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2017 (Courtyard Series)
When it comes to writing Braemar Property Value Reports, perhaps the hardest part is coming up with the opening.  Facts and figures are easy to discuss, but coming up with a snazzy open to a market report takes some inspiration.  Having spent the last two days as the "crazy aunt" to two nieces, ages six and eight, I don't think my brain is quite ready for work again.  Of course, that could just be the abnormal amounts of sugar consumed while sharing meals with the nieces.  
Let's just kick this into gear and get to … (4 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: May-June 2017 (Carriage Series) - 07/17/17 09:04 AM
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2017 (Carriage Series)
Happy Monday!  Did you know that Mondays are my favorite days of the week?  That hasn't always been the case.  It wasn't until I became a Bristow Real Estate Agent that I actually looked forward to the work week starting up again.   Funny what happens when you find what you were always meant to do.  For me, that's sell homes.  And my favorite homes to sell are those in our neighborhood of Braemar.
What first attracted my husband and I to Braemar was the curb appeal of the Carriage homes.  I still remember vividly driving … (4 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: May-June 2017 (Arista Series) - 07/16/17 10:14 AM
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2017 (Arista Series)
As I sit here, about to type the most recent Braemar Property Value Report, I realize that I completely missed Casino Night at the Braemar Clubhouse last night.  If you went, I would love to hear about, so feel free to share in the comments below.  
This edition of the Braemar Property Value Report is focused on activity in the months of May and June for Arista Series homes in our neighborhood.  Arista Series homes are the large, single family homes built by Brookfield Homes.  The floor plans include the Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury. 
It is not at … (5 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Reflection Quarterly: April-June 2017 (2nd Quarter) - 07/15/17 09:07 AM
Braemar Reflection Quarterly:  April-June 2017 (2nd Quarter)
Hard to believe, but I was just reading about a school supply drive.  Say it isn't so!  The kids have been out of school only a month.  Summer goes by so fast.  Hope you all are enjoying every minute of it.
Even though it is summer, which means we all get the opportunity to have a little more fun than usual, the job of this Braemar Real Estate remains the same.  It's my sworn duty to keep you up to date on the latest news in our neighborhood real estate market.  So today, let's talk about … (7 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Piggyback Quarterly: April-June 2017 (2nd Quarter) - 07/14/17 10:19 AM
Braemar Piggyback Quarterly:  April-June 2017 (2nd Quarter)
Do you look forward to Friday?  If you have a Monday through Friday job, I bet you do.  Of course the kids enjoying their summer vacation (likely at the Braemar pools) are probably starting to lose track of what day of the week it is.  From the eyes of this Braemar Real Estate Agent, Fridays are not a day that is distinguishable from most.  Weekends are some of the busiest times a real estate agent encounters.  Of course this Friday, I'm plugging away at my Braemar market reports.  This one is the Braemar Piggyback Quarterly. … (3 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Patio Home Quarterly: April-June 2017 (2nd Quarter) - 07/13/17 03:21 PM
Braemar Patio Home Quarterly:  April-June 2017 (2nd Quarter)
The three words dreaded in Bristow, VA during the summer months are hazy, hot and humid.  That's our triple threat, making you want to explore indoor activities like cooking, watching TV, or surfing the Internet.  Today we are experiencing just the double threat of hot and humid.  That darn sunshine, combined with blue skies and white puffy clouds makes you want to wander outside and then BLAM!  You wonder why the heck you stepped outside to begin with.  It's like a sauna.
As a result, I'm partaking of the indoor activity of putting Braemar market … (4 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Condo Quarterly: April-June 2017 (2nd Quarter) - 07/12/17 09:50 AM
Braemar Condo Quarterly: April-June 2017 (2nd Quarter)
We are well into summer in Braemar and I am sure that folks in the condos are happy with their proximity to the Iona Sound community pool.  Of course, that is likely with the exception of swim meet mornings when parking around that pool reminds you of a big box store on Black Friday.  There are pluses and minuses to everything in life, promixity to the community pool used by the Braemar Blasters for their swim meets included.
Being well into summer means that I can share the second quarter Braemar Condo Quarterly data with you … (2 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Townhouse Report: March-April 2017 - 05/31/17 03:48 PM
Braemar Townhouse Report:  March-April 2017
After days of cloud cover and rain, I can honestly say that I would never last in the Pacific Northwest climate.  Sunshine is essential to my existence.  And I'm so happy to see the sun shining away in Bristow today.  Makes it very tempting to go outside and play hooky, but I'm not doing that.  Nope.  This Braemar Real Estate Agent knows that my fellow Braemar residents expect my market reports before the end of the month.  So here I am, putting out the last of May's reports with the March-April edition of the Braemar Townhouse Report.
There … (2 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: March-April 2017 (Ryan Homes) - 05/27/17 02:41 PM
Braemar Property Values:  March-April 2017 (Ryan Homes)
It is Memorial Day Weekend in Braemar and it makes me proud to see so many homes displaying the American flag.  Some of our neighbors going the extra mile and putting miniature flags around the periemter of their front yard.  What a nice touch, as we approach a day of remembrance for those military members who lost their lives in the line of duty to our country.
There isn't much on the radar for this holiday weekend for this Braemar Real Estate Agent, except of course, keeping you informed about our Braemar real estate market.  In … (4 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: March-April 2017 (NV Homes) - 05/26/17 10:45 AM
Braemar Property Values:  March-April 2017 (NV Homes)
The sun is shining brightly in Bristow today, after countless days of cloud cover.  That makes it a great day for me.  Even the sight of a rat snake in the road on Native Rocks Drive didn't get me.  He's needed some sun too.  Unfortunately, I think he also got hit by a car, because he wasn't moving.   
Braemar's real estate market certainly is moving.  In this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report we are going to examine the sales activity of NV Homes between the months of March and April.  
There were three … (1 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: March-April 2017 (Heritage Series) - 05/23/17 12:38 PM
Braemar Property Values:  March-April 2017 (Heritage Series)
It is another gloomy day in Bristow, perfect conditions to do a Braemar Property Value Report and tell you
what's going on in the Braemar real estate market.  This report will look back to sales in the Heritage Series homes in Braemar for the months of March and April.  If you aren't familiar with what type of homes make up the Heritage Series, they are he mid-sized single family homes, built by Brookfield Homes.  They have two car attached garages and include the following floor plans:  Exeter, Yardley, Zachery & Waverly.  
There was only one sale of a Heritage home … (4 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: March-April 2017 (Courtyard Series) - 05/22/17 03:27 PM
Braemar Property Values:  March-April 2017 (Courtyard Series)
Most days I wake up and pay no attention the weather report.  As I was getting ready to head to Wegman's to put a few groceries, after placing a TOO LATE sign topper on a listing in Gainesville, I expected it to be sweltering.  I'm not really sure why.  I was pleasantly surprised to find it was in the low seventies on my thermostat.  Of course, with all the cloud cover Bristow has had lately, I'm not sure why I expected sweltering.  Maybe it's because I've had my nose in the MLS looking at Braemar … (1 comments)

 
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