braemar listing agent bistow 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 listing agent bistow 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 listing agent bistow 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 listing agent bistow 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 listing agent bistow 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)

braemar listing agent bistow va: Braemar Property Values: March-April 2017 (Carriage Series) - 05/21/17 10:47 AM
Braemar Property Values:  March-April 2017 (Carriage Series)
Another overcast weekend day is making for the perfect opportunity for this Braemar Real Estate Agent to update you on Braemar home values.  This particular report focuses on sales activity for Braemar Carriage homes in March and April.   Braemar Carriage homes are characterized by the lack of an attached garage. When these homes have a garage, 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 six sales of Braemar Carriage homes between the beginning of March and end of April.  
Two of the six sales … (5 comments)

braemar listing agent bistow va: Braemar Property Values: March-April 2017 (Arista Series) - 05/20/17 04:11 PM
Braemar Property Values:  March-April 2017 (Arista Series)
Gray, overcast weekend days are perfect for getting things done.  In my world, being a full-time Bristow Real Estate Agent, that means taking time to run numbers for any one of my Braemar Property Value Reports.  This particular report focuses on recent sales in the Arista Series.  Arista Series homes are the large, single family homes built by Brookfield Homes.  The floor plans include the Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury. 
There was only one sale of a Braemar Arista Series home during the months of March and April.  It was a four bedroom, four and a half bathroom, three … (5 comments)

braemar listing agent bistow va: Braemar Reflection Quarterly: January-March 2017 (1st Quarter) - 04/29/17 02:35 PM
Braemar Reflection Quarterly:  January-March 2017 (1st Quarter)
The first quarter of 2017 is behind us, which means more Braemar market reports.  This is the Braemar Reflection Quarterly, focusing on sales of the semi-attached homes located off of Tarvie Circle in New Castle Village.  These homes are attached only at the garage, located in the back of the home.
It is no surprise that there have been no sales of a Reflection home in the first quarter.  Just like Braemar Courtyard homes, these homes make up such a small percentage of home in the neighborhood that sales can be few and far between.  And … (1 comments)

braemar listing agent bistow va: Braemar Piggyback Quarterly: January-March 2017 (1st Quarter) - 04/26/17 02:38 PM
Braemar Piggyback Quarterly:  January-March 2017 (1st Quarter)
Are you as happy as I am that it is sunny today?  Too many dreary days in a row bring me down.  Guess I should enjoy this sun while I can.  The extended forecast for Bristow had shown a lot of cloudy days coming up, but I just looked and it seems that some of those days are now showing as partly sunny.  We'll have to wait and see what Mother Nature gives us.  Predicting the weather may be similar to predicting real estate values.  You can say exactly what is going to happen, but … (7 comments)

braemar listing agent bistow va: Braemar Condo Quarterly: January-March 2017 (1st Quarter) - 04/24/17 04:34 PM
Braemar Condo Quarterly:  January-March 2017 (1st Quarter)
If April showers bring May flowers, May is going to be very colorful in Braemar.  It's been a pretty dreary stretch, but I'll take this rainy Monday to catch you up on Braemar condo values for the first quarter.  This report, however, we're going to do things a little bit differently to give you a more accurate view of what direction values are going by incorporating rolling six month and twelve month figures.
There was only one sale of a Braemar condo in the first quarter.  It happened on March 24th.  It was an end unit … (3 comments)

braemar listing agent bistow va: Braemar Townhouse Report: January-February 2017 - 04/01/17 08:17 PM
Braemar Townhouse Report: January-February 2017
Been wondering what your Braemar townhouse is worth?  Well, this edition of the Braemar Townhouse Report is sure to help get in the ball park of your townhome's value.  In this report, we are looking back to the first two months of 2017.
Between January and February there were three Braemar townhouses that sold.  Details of those sales are shown below.
Three sales aren't very many for a two month period when it comes to Braemar townhouse sales.  Simply put, there just weren't any others on the market.  Hence the low marketing time (DOM.)  And there is no doubt … (2 comments)

braemar listing agent bistow va: Braemar Property Values: January-February (Ryan Homes) - 04/01/17 04:53 PM
Braemar Property Values:  January-February (Ryan Homes)
Braemar's real estate market has been hopping ever since the turn of the new year.  And in this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report we are going to take a look back at January and February sales activity of properties built by Ryan Homes in our neighborhood. 
There were three sales to report from January to February:  
 
 
Taking a look at how these sales figures, compare with the rolling six and twelve month average and median prices we see that Ryan Homes in Braemar are ticking up in value. 
Even looking at the more recent six month … (2 comments)

braemar listing agent bistow va: Braemar Property Values: January-February 2017 (NV Homes) - 04/01/17 03:07 PM
Braemar Property Values:  January-February 2017 (NV Homes)
Putting together Braemar Property Value Reports is something I have been doing since 2005.  And this cycle, I've retooled how I'm working my stats to be more true to average and median market values.  Good thing too, because in this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report for NV Homes, we have no sales to report.
You may be wondering what in the world I can tell you about properties built by NV Homes in Braemar when I have no sales to report for the reporting period of January-February.  Well, I decided to take a six … (1 comments)

braemar listing agent bistow va: Braemar Property Values: January-February 2017 (Heritage Series) - 03/31/17 02:15 PM
Braemar Property Values:  January-February  2017 (Heritage Series)
One of the things I love most about my job is keeping Braemar home owners updated about the values of their property.  And that is exactly what I am about to do.  This particular Braemar Property Value Report focuses on Janaury and February sales in the Heritage Series.   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 Braemar Heritage home to … (2 comments)

braemar listing agent bistow va: Braemar Property Values: January-February 2017 (Carriage Series) - 03/31/17 12:25 PM
Braemar Property Values:  January-February 2017 (Carriage Series)
A rainy day in Bristow is a great time to sit down in front of my computer and tell you all about the Braemar real estate market.  It is Braemar Property Value Report time, after all.  And in this report, we are going to focus on sales in the first two months of the year in the Carriage Series.  Braemar Carriage homes are characterized by the lack of an attached garage. When these homes have a garage, it is detached and sits in back of the home.  The floor plans, from smallest to largest, are: Maplewood,  Norwood,  Oakdale and  Parkdale.
The … (1 comments)

braemar listing agent bistow va: Braemar Property Values: January-February 2017 (Arista Series) - 03/30/17 07:29 PM
Braemar Property Values:  January-February 2017 (Arista Series)
Spring is in the air in Bristow.  As I drive down our suburban streets of Braemar I'm seeing daffodils and hyacinths blooming and our trees are finally sprouting their buds.  While winter didn't give us much of a show this past season, I know we all get excited when warmer weather approaches and our days are gaining sunlight.  The warm weather and sunlight has been tempting me away from my Braemar Property Value Reports.  It's easy to start them on a cold dreary day.  Harder to get them done when spring awaits just out the … (3 comments)

braemar listing agent bistow va: The Best Thing I Heard All Day: No One Knows Braemar Better - 03/15/17 07:46 PM
The Best Thing I Heard All Day:  No One Knows Braemar Better
Yesterday, thanks to a dusting of snow, coupled with loads of panic, title companies in Prince William and Fairfax Counties closed.  That meant a delayed closing for my latest Braemar Carriage home at 9758 Tobmreck Court.  Nonetheless, it closed today for $5,000 more than asking price and not a single appraisal issue.  That's what hiring the agent that knows Braemar's real estate market better than any other will get you--fantastic marketing, great price and no drama.
Some folks ask me how I manage to get so many listings in Braemar.  It's … (10 comments)

braemar listing agent bistow va: Just Listed: Four Bedroom Carriage Home in Bristow for $420,000 - 02/14/17 01:58 PM
Four Bedroom Carriage Home on Cul-De-Sac Lot



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braemar listing agent bistow va: Just Listed: Updated Carriage Home in Bristow for $425,000 - 02/05/17 02:48 PM
Updated Carriage Home in Braemar



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braemar listing agent bistow va: Braemar Townhouse Report: November-December 2016 - 01/21/17 07:20 PM
Braemar Townhouse Report:  November-December 2016
What a week it has been!  I feel like it's May and I haven't seen my husband or talked to my friends in days.  That's what happens when buyers and sellers come back out of hibernation.  Even though we still have some winter ahead of us, the activity I am seeing tells me that now is the time to capitalize on Braemar buyers who are out and about.  Right now, let's go back to the last two months of 2016 for a look at the sales activity for Braemar townhouses in this edition of the Braemar Townhouse … (7 comments)

 
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