Just Sold in Braemar: Three Finished Level, Newly Renovated Yardley Model for $415,000

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Just Sold in Braemar:  Three Finished Level, Newly Renovated Yardley Model for $415,000

Property values in  Braemar just ticked up a notch with this sale.  In the last Braemar Property Value Report for Heritage Series homes, like Yardley models, the high sales price was $400,000.  This renovated Yardley, with three finished levels caught my Buyers eyes as soon as the listing hit the MLS.  What wasn't to love?  Granite surfaces in the kitchen, all bathrooms and miscellaneous surfaces.  New stainless steel appliances.  New faucets.  Brushed nickel hardware on even the inside door hinges.  A wooded yard.  Walk out basement.  Two gas fireplaces.  Four bedrooms on the upper level.  New carpet on the second and basement levels.  New hardwood floors on the main level.  Ceramic tile freshly installed in the the bathrooms.  Even the driveway was freshly sealed and the front door painted with a new handle.

The home was listed at $399,000 and was a regular sale.  My Buyers saw it and acted immediately.  When a home like this hits the market in Braemar in October, it isn't going to be around long.  It's not like there are a lot of home owners who list this time of year.  Unfortunately, there are Buyers still in need of Braemar single family homes.

Looking back at the comps for similarly appointed homes, we found a sale that happened within the past six months for $415,000.  The Buyers made that their high point in an escalation clause.  They didn't ask for closing cost help and were able to settle in six weeks.  Despite competing with another set of Buyers who had similiar thoughts, my Buyers won the home.

The settlment took place on November 18, 2011, when the $415,000 became official.  A record high sale for a Yardley in Braemar in recent history, and not surprisingly, it happened during the fall.  This truly is not a bad time of year to sell and get a great price on your home, but as usual, the high sales prices in Braemar are really a reflection of condition and location. 

If you have a single family home in Braemar that you have been thinking of selling, give me a call.  I've lived in Braemar since 2005.  That's the same year I became a full-time Bristow real estate agent.  I have also been a Braemar Short Sale Agent since 2007.  No matter your equity position, I can get your Braemar home sold for the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time.  And if you are a looking to buy a single family home in Braemar, I can help with that as well.  Just ask the very happy Buyers of this home on Fife Ness Court.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in Virginia, Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com, www.SellingBraemar.com, www.NVARealEstate.net

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Ed Kurosz , Lic. Assoc. RE Broker
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Congratulations on the sale of your Braemar property listing! S-O-L-D is a great four-letter word in our industry !

Nov 18, 2011 04:33 PM #1
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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ChrisAnn, congratulations on this sale and to the happy buyers who now own a very nice house.

Nov 18, 2011 04:34 PM #2
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Ed:  Wasn't my listing, but I'm happy to have sold it to the Buyers.

Rebecca:  It's a great home.  There were smiles from ear to ear at settlement today.

Nov 18, 2011 04:54 PM #3
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Sergio Rebollo Jr.
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Hello Chris Ann...Congratulations on your sale.  I am sure that the Buyers were very pleased with what you were able to find them.  It seems like a great home for the price!!

Nov 19, 2011 12:13 AM #4
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Al Raymondi
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Congratulations on your sale in Braemar Chris Ann.  Buyer competition for a home can be stressful, glad your buyers won out in the end.

Nov 19, 2011 02:06 AM #5
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Sergio:  It was the best fit for them and they are thrilled.

Al:  I wasn't going to let them lose, especially when I heard from the Listing Agent that our offers were almost identical.  I then sold myself as a competent agent whose transactions go smoothly.

Nov 19, 2011 02:11 AM #6
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Congratulations on another sale.  You are smoking this year! 

Nov 19, 2011 04:06 AM #7
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Cindy:  If only selling houses could cure my cold.  I am so miserable.

Nov 19, 2011 04:12 AM #8
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Linda Coffey
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Glad to hear the prices are coming back in Braemar as well:)  Buyers seem to not see this happening in our area until they go out.  Add to that the low inventory levels that we have out there makes buyer competition high, so it was good that you were able to find a great home for your buyers and get them under contract ahead of the other Buyers.  Congrats! 

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Linda:  Thanks.  The inventory this time of year and the level of seriousness of the buyers are really working in the sellers' favor.

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