braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: November-December 2016 (Ryan Homes) - 01/19/17 03:22 PM
Braemar Property Values:  November-December 2016 (Ryan Homes)
With all the real estate activity I am seeing, it feels like spring.   The only problem we are experiencing is a lack of inventory to accommodate the buyers looking to make Braemar their home.  Maybe you are about to read this Braemar Property Value Report with the thought that if the numbers were right, this may be the year you sell.  If so, call me and I'll get a much more specific market analysis together for you.  For now, these are some very general numbers showing what happening in single family homes, built by … (4 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: November-December 2016 (NV Homes) - 01/17/17 11:00 AM
Braemar Property Values:  November-December 2016 (NV Homes)
Tuesdays that feel like Mondays, following a three day weekend, always throw me off.  I'll feel like I am playing catch up all week on my paperwork, and believe me, there is a lot of in the world of real estate.  And then there are my market reports.  I am playing catch up on those today, after running out of time to post the NV Homes edition of the Braemar Property Value Report yesterday.  That's the report that tells you what happened with single family homes built by NV Homes in Braemar.  Let's get to … (6 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: November-December 2016 (Heritage Series) - 01/15/17 06:37 PM
Braemar Property Values:  November-December 2016 (Heritage Series)
Working as a Bristow Real Estate Agent, I rarely even think about a three day weekend.  A lot of residents of Braemar will have off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day tomorrow.  Meanwhile, I'll start my morning with a meeting in Manassas.  When home buyers and sellers have holidays from work, real estate agents work.  Even this Sunday night, before I call it a day and step away from my computer, I want to get out today's Braemar Property Value Report.  This one focuses on sales of Heritage Series homes for the last two months … (4 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: November-December 2016 (Courtyard Series) - 01/14/17 03:54 PM
Braemar Property Values:  November-December 2016 (Courtyard Series)
Ever wonder what the difference between the words mostly and mainly would be in a weather forecast?  At this every moment, I am.  Just checked Accuweather for the Bristow forecast.  I'm trying to find the next sunny day so I can take a picture of my latest Braemar listing.  It's going to be mostly cloudy on Sunday and mainly cloudy on Monday.  I'm thinking mostly means less than mainly, so I will be there with my camera tomorrow.  And if the forecast is off completely, I'll be there the next day too.  Of course, cloudy days … (3 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: November-December 2016 (Carriage Series) - 01/12/17 04:59 PM
Braemar Property Values:  November-December 2016 (Carriage Series)
It is time for another Braemar Property Value Report.  This one focuses on the sales activity during the last two months of 2016 for Carriage Series homes in Braemar.  Braemar 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.
Since I began the Braemar Property Value Reports in July 2005, there has only been one reporting period where there were no sales of these extremely popular homes.  That … (3 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Property Values: November-December 2016 (Arista Series) - 01/11/17 02:35 PM
Braemar Property Values:  November-December 2016 (Arista Series)
The new year is here and while we are less than two weeks into it, I am here to tell you that the buyers are out and house hunting.  The spring real estate market is happening early this year.  Don't let the snow we saw on the ground fool you.  Of course, this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report is focusing on what happened in the last two months of 2016.  Let's get to it and see what happened with Arista Series home values.  Arista Series homes are the large, single family homes built by … (2 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Reflection Quarterly: October-December 2016 - 01/09/17 06:32 PM
Braemar Reflection Quarterly: October-December 2016
It has been a few days since I posted a Braemar property value report, but I promise I haven't forgotten about you.  My real estate journeys over the last few days have taken me to mountain top homes with severe slopes, covered in snow.  Makes you appreciate life here in Braemar.  Paved roads with traffic lights, stop signs and enough width to have two cars pass each other.  
This Braemar property report is the Braemar Reflection Quarterly.  For those who may not be familiar with this style of home, Reflections Series homes are located off of Tarvie … (5 comments)

braemar real estate agent bristow va: Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly: October-December 2016 - 01/06/17 05:52 PM
Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly:  October-December 2016
 
We have officially hit bitter cold winter temperatures.  I was out showing property this afternoon in Marshall, VA and I think I went numb.  When I say I was showing property, I mean land with no heated structure.  At this moment, I am quite content to be sitting in front of my computer, typing another Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly.  or those who 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 … (3 comments)

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 2016 (NV Homes) - 11/21/16 12:05 PM
Braemar Property Values:  September-October 2016 (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)

 
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