braemar realtor bristow: 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 realtor bristow: Braemar Property Values: May-June 2015 (Carriage Series) - 08/07/15 12:29 PM
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2015 (Carriage Series)
Let me start with an apology to my regular readers.  This Braemar Property Value Report is a little later than normal.  For the first time in years, I took a week off during the summer.  And of course, any real estate agent will tell you, as soon as you start the vacation, business goes nuts.  So getting back to work mean doing double time.
This particular Braemar Property Value Report will cover sales of Braemar Carraige homes from May and June.   Carriage homes are characterized by the lack of an attached garage.  Rather, if they have … (3 comments)

braemar realtor bristow: Braemar Townhouse Report: January-February 2015 - 03/30/15 12:15 PM
Braemar Townhouse Report:  January-February 2015
Having a Braemar townhouse listing during the snow storms, I know how glad all Braemar townhouse owners must be that the snow is behind us.  There's nothing quite like spending thirty minutes digging out your car from a common area space and coming back to see someone else enjoying the clear space.  Such is life in the winter in a townhouse.
Right now it is time for another Braemar Townhouse Report, looking back at sales during the first two months of year.  There were only four sales of Braemar townhouses in January and February, which actually … (4 comments)

braemar realtor 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 realtor 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 realtor 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 realtor 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 realtor 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 realtor 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 realtor 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 realtor 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 realtor bristow: Braemar Property Values: January-February 2014 (NV Homes) - 03/25/14 12:18 PM
Braemar Property Values:  January-February 2014 (NV Homes)
Braemar was developed by Brookfield Homes.  As such, the majority of homes in the community are built by Brookfield.  However, Brookfield did sell some of their lots to builders like NV Homes and Ryan Homes.  And by popular demand of the neighborhood, I had once again added the NV Home edition of the Braemar Property Value Report.
Unfortunately, there were no sales during the months of January or February of NV Homes in Braemar.  Same was true last report (November & December.)  

For now, I would recommend that owners of NV Homes … (5 comments)

braemar realtor 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 realtor 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 realtor 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 realtor 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 realtor 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)

braemar realtor bristow: Braemar Property Values: November-December 2013 (Arista Series) - 01/21/14 09:26 AM
Braemar Property Values:  November-December 2013 (Arista Series)
As a Braemar Arista Series home owner myself, I am always curious to know what is happening with my home's value.  (Arista Series homes are the large single family homes built by Brookfield Homes and include three floor plans:  Allister, Buckingham and Canterbury.)  Before I even get to the numbers, let me say that this one makes me happy.
There were two sales during the months of November and December of Arista Series homes.  Not surprisingly, both were Canterburys.  The higher of the two sold prices was $530,000; the lower $500,000.  The average of … (2 comments)

braemar realtor bristow: Braemar Property Values: September-October 2013 (Carriage Series) - 11/08/13 03:25 AM
Braemar Property Values:  September-October 2013 (Carriage Series)
Carriage homes are among my favorite in our community of Braemar.  To me, they look like homes that should be under a Christmas tree, adorned with snow.  And before you know it, we'll be in those snowy months and that image of those snowy, quaint homes will be reality.  For now, let's take a look back at the months of September and October and see how Braemar Carriage home values fared as summer ended and fall began.
Braemar Carriage homes are characterized by the lack of attached garage.  Rather, it has a detached garage, if … (3 comments)

braemar realtor bristow: Braemar Property Values: July-August 2013 (Ryan Homes) - 09/20/13 10:04 AM
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2013 (Ryan Homes)
While spring may be the season of renewal and new life, fall is bringing something new to the Braemar Property Value Reports.  Now, there will be two new reports.  One for NV Homes and one for Ryan Homes.  You asked for it, you got it.
This particular report is going to detail sales of single family homes built by Ryan Homes in Braemar during the months of July and August.  There are no previous reports to link to, but I did compile the same information for the months of May and June 2013 and … (3 comments)

 
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