braemar real estate agent bristow va: For Best Results, Hire the Best Person for the Job - 12/03/16 01:04 PM
For Best Results, Hire the Best Person for the Job
Last week, I got a call that had me scracthing my head.  It was from a young man who had just acquired a Braemar condo at a foreclosure auction.  He wanted me to help him determine a price for the home.  A home he had yet to improve.  Yeah, let me just pull a value out of thin air.
When I asked if he had a garage, he didn't even know.  Let me just say, it is wise to know what you are purchasing when standing on the courthouse steps, as much as … (18 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: A Sign of a Good Real Estate Agent - 12/01/16 06:40 PM
A Sign of a Good Real Estate Agent
As a Bristow, Virginia Real Estate Agent, I love that I live in the area where i do most of my business.  I get to run into my clients from time to time and it makes me feel like I live in a small town.
Tonight, I attended our neighborhood's Annual Board of Directors Meeting.  Mind you, most of my business comes from my neighborhood of Braemar.  I was so happy to run into a buyer who I helped purchase a home exactly one year ago today.  There wasn't a look of dread on his … (17 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Townhouse Report: September-October 2016 - 11/27/16 02:15 PM
Braemar Townhouse Report:  September-October 2016
This weekend after Thanksgiving, I have seen a lot of holiday decorations going up in Braemar.  I've even seen some Christmas trees in windows.  Just when you think the rapid approach of night is getting you down, holiday lights make it not just bearable, but happy.  Let's enjoy them while we can,
Right now, it is time for another Braemar Townhouse Report.  This one will focus on sales activity from the months of September and October.  So without further delay, let's get to it.
There were eight Braemar townhouses that sold between September and October.  Their sold prices ranged … (6 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: September-October 2016 (Ryan Homes) - 11/26/16 02:16 PM
Braemar Property Values:  September-October 2016 (Ryan Homes)
Thanksgiving Day is behind us and so is Black Friday.  Today is Small Business Saturday and I hope you have the opportunity to make some purchases with small businesses in the area.  You may not consider real estate agents as small business owners, but we are.  For instance, I hang my real estate license with Long & Foster, but I'm an independent contractor running my own real estate business.  So if you wanted to list your Braemar home on Small Business Saturday, you would be honoring that day by calling me.
To serve the buyers and … (3 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: September-October 2106 (NV Homes) - 11/21/16 12:05 PM
Braemar Property Values:  September-October 2106 (NV Homes)
It was another gusty day in Bristow today.  Fortunately, I didn't have to spend much time out in it.  My biggest venture out today was grocery shopping.  Not sure why I thought that wouldn't be so bad, but the Thanksgiving rush was hitting Wegman's.  For the items Wegman's didn't have, I stopped by Harris Teeter, and thankfully, their store at the six o'clock hour was quiet...and they had the items I needed.  Took two stops, but the shopping is done.  That leaves me time this evening to tell you about Braemar Property Values for homes … (2 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: September-October 2016 (Heritage Series) - 11/20/16 03:42 AM
Braemar Property Values:  September-October 2016 (Heritage Series)
Seems Mother Nature has whipped up some serious wind gusts in Bristow today.  Guess that's her way of getting the rest of these autumn leaves off of trees.  High speed wind gusts always get my attention when I'm in my home.  I know that houses are designed to have siding be flexible and the roof be able to handle the pressure of the winds, but the noise of it happening, particularly in my home office above the garage always gets me a little nervous.   Nonetheless, here I sit in my home office, listening to those thuds as … (2 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: September-October 2016 (Courtyard Series) - 11/19/16 10:56 AM
Braemar Property Values:  September-October 2016 (Courtyard Series)
Leaving my Braemar home today it was a perfectly temperate afternoon.  Temps were in the low seventies.  By the time I got this evening, it was in the mid-forties.  That's quite a temperature swing when you aren't prepared.  A short sleeve t-shirt and lightweight jean jacket weren't cutting it.  
Now that I'm nice and toasty in my home office, I can give you the latest market information for Braemar Courtyard Series homes.  If you aren't familiar, with Braemar's different home styles, Courtyard homes are one of three different floor plans that share a private courtyard driveway and have … (1 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: September-October 2016 (Carriage Series) - 11/18/16 10:52 AM
Braemar Property Values:  September-October 2016 (Carriage Series)
It was another gorgeous fall day in Bristow today.  Who would expect it to feel like it was near seventy degrees in mid-November?  If you weren't able to enjoy it, you will have a chance tomorrow.   Except for a few showers, it should be much the same.  For now, let's get to what we're here for--the latest news on Braemar Property Values.  This report will focus on the Carriage Series homes.  Braemar Carriage homes are characterized by the lack of an attached garage. Rather, if they have a garage at all, it is detached and … (1 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: September-October 2016 (Arista Series) - 11/17/16 04:43 AM
Braemar Property Values:  September-October 2016 (Arista Series)
We are well into November, the Presidential election is behind us and it is time to get back to business.  Of course, a Braemar Real Estate Agent like me isn't one to put work on hold.  I've been busy getting my Braemar Property Value Reports together.  This one will detail sales of homes in the Arista Series.  Arista Series homes are the large single family homes built by Brookfield Homes.  The floor plans are:  Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury.
While I knew there were going to be at least a couple sales of Arista homes to report this … (3 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Reflection Quarterly: July-September 2016 - 11/06/16 01:30 AM
Braemar Reflection Quarterly:  July-September 2016
Can't believe it is is November, though like virtually everyone at this point, I am looking forward to an end to this contentious Presidential election on November 9th.  It is as though the election coverage is sucking me into mental quicksand.  Just the other day, during a trip to meet an appraiser on my own Reflection Series listing at 9684 Tarvie Circle, I realized that I had completely missed doing my quarterly Braemar market reports in October.  Since then I've been playing catch up.  This report is the last of the quarterlies, and it focuses on Reflection … (4 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly: July-September 2016 - 11/04/16 08:12 AM
Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly:  July-September 2016
It is time for another Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly.  In case you aren't familiar with these types of home styles, 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. 
 
PIGGYBACK
There were five piggyback townhouses that sold in the third quarter of 2016.  That's four more than last quarter and … (5 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Condo Quarterly: July-September 2016 - 11/04/16 06:43 AM
Braemar Condo Quarterly:  July-September 2016
We are well into fall in Braemar.  Driving to meet an appraiser in the neighborhood today, and admiring the brilliant foliage, I suddenly remembered that I had not prepared my Braemar third quarter market reports.  Yikes!  So without further delay, let's get it to it in this edition of the Braemar Condo Quarterly.
The third quarter of 2016 was definitely slower than the third quarter of 2015 when it came to Braemar condo sales.  Where six had sold during the third quarter of 2015, there was only one Braemar condo sale in the third quarter of 2016.  The … (2 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Townhouse Report: July-August 2016 - 09/20/16 12:49 AM
Braemar Townhouse Report:  July-August 2016
Gray fall days in Braemar make you want to stay inside and drink pumpkin spice coffee and read a good book.  Gray days for this Braemar Real Estate Agent are great days to type up market reports.  This particular Braemar Townhouse Report will focus on sales between the months of July and August in our neighborhood.  Let's dive right in and see what happened.
Between the beginning of July and end of August there were eleven Braemar townhouses that sold.  The high sold price was $335,000 and the low sold price was $273,000.  When you average all eleven … (2 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: July-August 2016 (Ryan Homes) - 09/18/16 04:49 AM
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2016 (Ryan Homes)
Yesterday Braemar hosted its fall community yard sale.  Seems every time one of these community yard sales rolls around, I have every intention to participate, but never seem to be able to pull it together.  You won't find me having a problem pulling Braemar Property Value Reports together. This particular report will detail sales of properties built by Ryan Homes for the months of July and August.
There were four Ryan Homes that sold in the last two months.  Two of them were my listings, in a third I represented a buyer.  The sold prices ranged … (2 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: July-August 2016 (NV Homes) - 09/17/16 03:54 AM
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2016 (NV Homes)
The onset of the fall season has brought our temperatures down to the low eighties.  However, if you want to get out and enjoy this weather and the sunshine, do it today.  Looks like we are expecting some rain tomorrow.  Right now, we are going to take a look at the last two months of the Braemar summer real estate market.  This specific Braemar Property Value Report will focus on sales of single family homes built by NV Homes.
There were two NV Homes that sold between the beginning of July and the end of August.  There were … (5 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: July-August 2016 (Heritage Series) - 09/15/16 05:20 AM
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2016 (Heritage Series)
When I was out and about around town yesterday, I noticed so much fall themed decor.  Seeing the rows and rows of pumpkins at plant nurseries definitely got me in the mood for the fall season.  Of course, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let's take this chance to look back at the Braemar real estate market's performance in the last two months of summer.  This specific report will focus on sales in the Heritage Series.  Heritage Series homes, for those who may not be familiar, are the mid-sized single family homes, built by Brookfield … (5 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: July-August 2016 (Courtyard Series) - 09/14/16 03:20 AM
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2016 (Courtyard Series)
The fall real estate market is here in Braemar.  Unfortunately, it will be a couple of months before we know how much real estate is selling this fall.  Right now, in this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report, we are going to look back at the last two months of summer and focus on the Courtyard homes sold.  Before we begin, let's explain what sets Braemar Courtyard homes apart.  Braemar Courtyard homes are one of three different floor plans that share a private courtyard driveway and have very limited outdoor spaces.  Models include the Arlington, Clarendon and Ballston.
There … (2 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: July-August 2016 (Carriage Series) - 09/12/16 03:37 AM
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2016 (Carriage Series)
The Braemar pools are closed and school is back in season.  That means fall is here, though it doesn't quite feel like it yet.  Of course, before we know what the fall real estate market in Braemar will yield home sellers, we have yet to look back at the last two months of the summer 2016 market.  This particular Braemar Property Value Report will focus on Carriage home sales in July and August.  Before we begin, let's start with a definition of  a Braemar Carriage home.  Braemar Carriage homes are characterized by the lack of an … (4 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: July-August 2016 (Arista Series) - 09/11/16 03:19 AM
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2016 (Arista Series)
While it has been quite humid the last few days, it is evident that fall is approaching.  Passing through Native Rocks Drive yesterday I saw that some trees were already dropping some leaves.  Since summer is behind us, let's take a look back at the months of July and August in this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report and see what happened with the sales of Arista Series homes.  Arista Series homes are the large single family homes built by Brookfield Homes.  The floor plans are:  Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury.
While it is better than none, there … (3 comments)

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