braemar homes for sale: The Honeysuckles are in Bloom in Braemar - 05/29/10 05:57 AM
It's a wonderful thing when the honeysuckles are in bloom in Bristow, VA's community of Braemar.  Makes me wish my blog had the ability to convey a scent.  Insert a scent instead of a picture or a film clip.  Think of the emotion you could convey.
There's nothing like the sweet fragrance wafting in the window of your car as your drive down Tartan Hills Parkway in Braemar.  With the abundance of tree save areas in the community, giving rise to so many shrubs, the scent of honeysuckles is ever present in Braemar this time of year. 
 
In fact, one of the … (14 comments)

braemar homes for sale: Braemar Property Values: January-February 2010 (Heritage Series) - 02/28/10 01:10 PM
Braemar Property Values are in for the first two months of 2010 for Heritage Series homes.  What's a Heritage series home?  That's easy.  A Heritage Series home is one of the mid-size single family homes with attached garages, built by Brookfield Homes.  They come in four models:  Exeter, Zachary, Yardley and Waverly.  Yardleys are by far the most commonly seen of the Heritage Series.
Braemar Property Value for the Heritage Series is an average of the sales for the two months prior.  In this particular report, three Heritage Series homes sold, representing varying sizes and floor plans.   And you'll see below that … (6 comments)

braemar homes for sale: Braemar Property Values: Courtyard Series (November-December 2009) - 01/04/10 01:20 AM
Bramear Property Values are in for the months of November and December 2009 for the Courtyard Series homes.  What's a Courtyard home?  A Courtyard homes is one with nearly a zero lot line.  They are five to a pipe stem, fully detached homes and have two car garges.  Often referred to as "executive" homes, as they are ideal for folks that have no time, or want, for yardwork.    Courtyard homes come in three models:  Arlington, Clarendon and Ballston. 
The Braemar Property Values for Courtyard homes are calculated by averaging the sales within the last two months. In the months of November and … (6 comments)

braemar homes for sale: Braemar Property Values: November-December 2009 (Heritage Series) - 12/28/09 01:54 AM
Braemar Property Values are in for the last two months of 2009 for Heritage Series homes.  What's a Heritage series home?  That's easy.  A Heritage Series home is one of the mid-size single family homes with attached garages, built by Brookfield Homes.  They come in four models:  Exeter, Zachary, Yardley and Waverly.  Yardleys are by far the most commonly seen of the Heritage Series.
Braemar Property Value for the Heritage Series is an average of the sales for the two months prior.  In this particular report, five Heritage Series homes sold, representing varying sizes and floor plans.   And you'll see below … (4 comments)

braemar homes for sale: Braemar Property Values: September-October 2009 (Heritage Series) - 11/14/09 01:57 AM
Braemar Property Values are in for September-October 2009 for the Heritage Series homes.  What's a Heritage series home?  That's easy.  A Heritage Series home is one of the mid-size single family homes with attached garages, built by Brookfield Homes.  They come in four models:  Exeter, Zachary, Yardley and Waverly.  Yardleys are by far the most commonly seen of the Heritage Series.
Braemar Property Value for the Heritage Series homes is an average of the sales for the prior two months.  In this report there were seven resales, five Yardley models, two Exeter models.  This brings the avearage Braemar Propery Value for Heritage Series homes … (7 comments)

braemar homes for sale: Braemar Property Values: September-October 2009 (Arista Series) - 11/12/09 09:06 AM
Braemar Proerty Values for September-October 2009 have just been tabulated for the Arista Series.  The Arista Series consists of the large, single family homes built by Brookfield Homes and will be one of three models:  Allister, Buckingham or Canterbury.   If you have one of these models, this Braemar Property Value Report pertains to you.
Braemar Property Values were impacted by only one resale in the Arista Series this report, so there was no averaging necessary.  One resale means the average market value is the sale price of the one sale.  That resale was a loaded Allister, comparable in square footage to the average … (6 comments)

braemar homes for sale: Bristow, VA: Braemar Single Family Home for $387,000 - 08/11/09 06:52 AM
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braemar homes for sale: Bristow, VA: Braemar Property Value Report, May-June 2009 (Heritage Series) - 07/11/09 08:08 AM
Bristow, Virginia's community of Braemar includes may different sizes of single family homes.  A "mid-size" Braemar home is a Heritage Series home.   They aren't the biggest Braemar home, and not the smallest.  One thing all Braemar Heritage homes have in common is the attached two car garage.  They come in four styles: Zachary, Exeter, Yardley and Waverly.
Of all the Braemar homes to sell in the months of May and June 2009, only one Heritage Series home sold.  It's sales price of $430,000 is our most current average sales price, bringing values up over 26% in two months time....a huge increase … (5 comments)

braemar homes for sale: Braemar Property Value Report: January-February 2009 (Courtyard Series) - 02/28/09 04:32 AM
It's time for another Braemar Property Value Report for the Courtyard Series homes built by Brookfield.    These courtyard homes are near zero lot line homes...five to a single pipe stem or driveway.  They include the Clarendon, Ballston & Arlington models.
The averages for this report are based on one resale in January and February 2009; a Ballston model.
The average sale price went down significantly to $235,000.  That's down from $290,000 last report (November-December 2008.)  There was no seller subsidy(closing cost assistance from seller to buyer) this sale, which is a night and day difference to the reported $8,400 seller subsidy last report.  … (3 comments)

braemar homes for sale: Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2008 (Heritage Series) - 01/04/09 08:52 AM
Another two months of home sales in Braemar is giving us the opportunity to reflect once more on property values in the neighborhood.  This particular post will focus on the Heritage Series homes.  That includes the following models:  Yardley, Waverly, Zachary & Exeter.  They are what I like to call the "Mama Bear" homes built by Brookfield in Braemar.
As the market has declined, the Heritage Series homes have continued to be in steady demand.  With two resales this report (both Yardley models), the average sale price is now $357,450.  That's hardly any change at all from last report's $357,500 (September and October 2008). 
The average seller subsidy … (5 comments)

braemar homes for sale: Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2008 (Courtyard Series) - 01/04/09 08:43 AM
It's time for another Braemar Property Value Report for the Courtyard Series homes built by Brookfield.    These courtyard homes are near zero lot line homes...five to a single pipe stem or driveway.  They include the Clarendon, Ballston & Arlington models.
The averages for this report are based on one resale in November and December 2008; an Arlington model.
The average sale price went from $299,500 last report (September-October 2008) to $290,000 this report.  The average seller subsidy (closing cost assistance from seller to buyer) is up significantly from $2,850 last report to $8,400 this report.  The worst news is that the average number of … (5 comments)

braemar homes for sale: Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2008 (Carriage Series) - 01/04/09 08:30 AM
Another two months of home sales in Braemar is giving us the opportunity to once again reflect on property values in the neighborhood.  This particular post will focus on the Carriage Series homes.  That includes the following models:  Maplewood, Norwood, Oakdale & Parkdale.  They are the detached garage homes built by Brookfield in Braemar.
As the market has declined, the Carriage Series homes have been in consistent demand by buyers.  These smaller single family homes are a great alternative for first time home buyers that may otherwise buy a townhouse.  The average sale price this report, after three resales in the past two months, is now $282,967.  That's an … (5 comments)

braemar homes for sale: Braemar Property Value Report: November-December 2008 (Arista Series) - 01/04/09 04:16 AM
Another two months of home sales in Braemar is giving us the opportunity to once again reflect on property values in the neighborhood.  This particular post will focus on the Arista Series homes built by Brookfield.  That includes the following models:  Canterbury, Allister and Buckingham.  They are the largest single family homes built by Brookfield in Braemar.
This Braemar Property Value Report gives us an average of two Canterbury resales, both with fully finished basements.  The average sale price is now $435,250.  That's up from $410,000 last report (September & October 2008). Before you get excited, please note that one of the two resales … (5 comments)

 
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)

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