braemar listing agent bristow: 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 listing agent bristow: 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 listing agent bristow: Braemar Property Values: September-October 2015 (Courtyard Series) - 11/27/15 02:07 AM
Braemar Property Values:  September-October 2015 (Courtyard Series)
Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving yesterday.  It was a gorgeous day to kick back and enjoy the company of friends and family.  Today, instead of braving the busiest shopping day of the year, I am churning out another Braemar Property Value Report.  This particular report is detailing sales of homes in the Courtyard Seires.   If you don't know what a Braemar Courtyard home is,  allow me to explain. Courtyard homes are one of three different floor plans that share a private courtyard driveway and have limited outdoor spaces.  Models include the Arlington, Clarendon and Ballston.
There were … (6 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Reflection Quarterly: April-June 2015 - 07/28/15 09:40 AM
Braemar Reflection Quarterly:  April-June 2015
This is the second Braemar Reflection Quarterly report.  The month after each quarter ends, this report will be published to show activity in Reflection Series homes.  What's a Reflection Series home?  Reflection Series homes are located off of Tarvie Circle and are the semi-detached single family homes that are attached at the garage only.  There were two floor plans offered byBrookfield Homes:  Annan and Bromley.  
Unfortunately, there were no Reflection Series homes that sold in between April and June 2015.  And judging from the one and only sale in the first quarter of $375,000, it is no … (6 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Property Values: May-June 2014 (NV Homes) - 07/17/14 11:49 AM
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2014 (NV Homes)
Today was a much needed respite from the heat and humidity that are all too familiar to those of us who live in Bristow.  Sweltering days.  Thunderstorms in the late afternoon/evening.  Not my favorite type of day.  I love warm temps with a cool breeze and not a lot of humidity like we had in Braemar today.
NV Home values seem to be heating up this edition of the Braemar Property Value Report.  These are home, simply put, that were built by NV Homes in Braemar.  
There were three NV Homes that made … (2 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Property Values: May-June 2014 (Heritage Series) - 07/13/14 11:55 AM
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2014 (Heritage Series)
Braemar home owners are definitely testing the limits of their A/C units lately.  Temperatures have been in the high 90's, but that is what you would expect in July. And I'm sure there will be more of the same to follow in August.
Right now, it is time for another Braemar Property Value Report for homes in the Heritage Series.  Heritage Series homes, for those who may not be familiar, are the mid-sized single family homes, built by Brookfield Homes, with two car attached garages including the following floor plans:  Exeter, Yardley, Zachery & Waverly.
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braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Property Values: May-June 2014 (Courtyard Series) - 07/13/14 11:39 AM
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2014 (Courtyard Series)
Summer in Braemar is certainly enjoyed most by the kids that attend the neighborhood pools.  And if you live in a Braemar Courtyard home, all you have to do is cross Sudley Manor to get the Rob Roy community pool.  
With May and June behind us, we can look back and see what happened with Braemar Courtyard home values.  Of course, if you don't know what a Braemar Courtyard home is, it is one of three different floor plans that share a private courtyard driveway have very small yards.  Models include the Arlington, Clarendon … (2 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly: April-June 2014 - 07/12/14 05:53 AM
Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly:  April-June 2014
This is the second edition of the Braemar quarterly report for Piggyback Townhouses and Patio Homes.  As such, we will only have comparisons to last quarter's report.
For clarification, 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
As the second quarter of 2014 came … (4 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Property Values: March-April 2014 (Ryan Series) - 05/29/14 01:15 PM
Braemar Property Values:  March-April 2014 (Ryan Series)
Ryan Homes built in Braemar have a lot of variety in size and finishes.  There are very modest Ryan Homes in the neighborhood, very much like a Heritage Series home by Brookfield, and some grand ones that easily compete with Brookfield's Arista Series and NV Homes.  With that concept in mind, let's take a look at the resales of Ryan Homes in Braemar for the months of March and April.
There were four Ryan Homes that sold during that time period. Their final sales prices ranged from $425,000 to $545,000.   That's a reflection … (0 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Property Values: March-April 2014 (NV Homes) - 05/28/14 03:16 PM
Braemar Property Values:  March-April 2014 (NV Homes)
Summer may not be officially here in Braemar, but it sure does feel like it with the Braemar pools having opened on Memorial Day weekend.  I bet the kids just wiggle and squirm in their desks at school, itching to get and call the school year done.  While the kids are looking forward to summer, we are looking backward.  This Braemar Property Value Report is looking back to NV Home resales in Braemar in March and April.
During March and April, there were three NV Homes that were sold.  Their final sales prices ranged … (0 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Property Values: March-April 2014 (Courtyard Series) - 05/24/14 11:45 AM
Braemar Property Values:  March-April 2014 (Courtyard Series)
It is Memorial Day weekend and the weather is gorgeous in Braemar.  Got out for a walk in our neighborhood today and ended up helping a wayward elderly dog back home.  He got out because the gate to the fenced yard was open.  Oops!  Remember to close your gates.
This Braemar Property Value Report will take a look back at March and April in the Courtyard Series sales.  Braemar Courtyard homes are any one of three different models that share a private courtyard driveway and have very small yards.  Models include the Arlington, Ballston and … (5 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Property Values: March-April 2014 (Arista Series) - 05/16/14 11:56 AM
Braemar Property Values:  March-April 2014 (Arista Series)
Spring finally seems to have hit Braemar.  I looked in my garden the other day and saw purple flowers that seemed to have bloomed overnight.  Hopefully it won't get too hot too quickly, but at least you don't have to shovel heat.
This is the Braemar Property Value Report for homes in the Arista Series by Brookfield Homes.  These were the largest homes built by Brookfield and there were three floor plans from which to choose:  Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury.
Only one Arista Series home sold and that was a Canterbury with four bedrooms … (4 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly: January-March 2014 - 04/29/14 01:54 PM
Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly:  January-March 2014
In all the market reports I have prepared for Braemar since 2005, I realize that I have not focused on piggyback townhouses or patio homes.  These are truly unique homes and definitely can not be compared to other townhouses in Braemar.  When a buyer pictures a townhouse, they want a backyard.  The piggyback townhouses do not offer a back yard at all.  But they do offer a two car garage.  The patio homes, meanwhile, offer a modest side yard but are only two levels.  
For this very first Piggyback & Patio Quarterly, we will … (2 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Condo Quarterly: January-March 2014 - 04/28/14 12:42 PM
Braemar Condo Quarterly:  January-March 2014
The first quarter of the Braemar condo market was really quiet, but not for lack of buyer demand.  Buyers are out in full force and looking for affordable housing, just like Braemar condos.  Right now, there is only one Braemar condo on the market.  It was listed for $249,900 and after 18 days on  the market went under contract.  I'm sure we'll be talking about that one at the beginning of July for the second quarter report, but let's look at what happened in the first quarter.
There was only one Braemar condo sold in the … (6 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Property Values: January-February 2014 (Courtyard Series) - 03/19/14 01:51 PM
Braemar Property Values:  January-February 2014 (Courtyard Series)
One of the great things about a community like Braemar is the variety of houses available for buyers.  Granted, not enough of them are currently on the market to meet buyer demand, but there are many different home styles in our neighborhood.  This Braemar Property Value Report will focus on the first two months of 2014 in the Courtyard Series.  Braemar Courtyard homes are any one of three different models that share a private courtyard driveway and have very small yards.  Models include the Arlington, Ballston and Clarendon. 
There were two Braemar Courtyard homes that … (8 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Property Values: January-February 2014 (Carriage Series) - 03/18/14 11:18 AM
Braemar Property Values:  January-February 2014 (Carriage Series)
One of my favorite style of homes in Braemar are the Carriage homes.  Quaint is the word that comes to mind, particularly after a nice fresh snow.  And we've certainly had our fill of snow in Bristow this winter.  I know we are all ready for spring.  Of course, when we look at real estate values and try to glean where were are headed for spring, we look backwards.  And this Braemar Property Value is looking back to the first two months of 2014 in the Carriage Series.  
Braemar Carriage homes, for those … (4 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Property Values: November-December (Ryan Homes) - 01/27/14 10:04 AM
Braemar Property Values:  November-December (Ryan Homes)
It's hard for me to believe that January is almost over.  Didn't we just celebrate the turn of the New Year.  Goodness time flies.   And who knew it would be so cold in Braemar this January?  It is bone chilling.  The good news is that the buyers don't seem to notice.  They are out there looking, whether you realize it or not.  And there were out in November & December too.  Let's take a look and see what the year end activity meant to single family homes built by Ryan Homes in Braemar.
There … (0 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Townhouse Report: November-December 2013 - 01/25/14 10:22 AM

Braemar Townhouse Report:  November-December 2013
If you asked a person on the street about the year end real estate market, they would most likely think that the Braemar real estate market would slow down then.  November is the start of the holiday season with Thanksgiving, followed by the festive December with Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve.  I'm here to tell you that is absolutely not true.  In this edition of the Braemar Townhouse Report, focusing on the last two months of 2013, you will see why.
For starters, there were seven townhouses in Braemar sold between November and December. Apparently … (10 comments)

braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Property Values: November-December 2013 (Courtyard Series) - 01/22/14 06:02 AM
Braemar Property Values:  November-December 2013 (Courtyard Series)
Looking for something to warm you up on this bitter cold day?  It is not often Braemar sees temps in the single digits or teens.  Makes me happy to see the high of nineteen degrees.
This edition of the Braemar Property Value Report, focusing on Courtyard homes in Braemar should get your blood pumping.  Before we start, let's clarify what makes a home, a Courtyard home.  Braemar Courtyard homes are any one of three different models that share a private courtyard driveway and have very small yards.  Models include the Arlington, Ballston and Clarendon. 
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braemar listing agent bristow: Braemar Property Values: November-December 2013 (Carriage Series) - 01/22/14 01:40 AM
Braemar Property Values:  November-December 2013 (Carriage Series)
It would be great to be the person that delivers good news about the Braemar real estate market all the time.  Unfortunately, in the real estate industry, good news is not always what is on tap.  That being said, the bad news is not necessarily as bad as may initially think.
What am I getting at?  Well, it's time for another Braemar Property Value Report, which looks at sales of Braemar Carriage homes over the last two months.  In this report, we're focused on the last two months of 2013.  And to clarify what … (2 comments)

 
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