Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly: October-December 2014

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Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly:  October-December 2014

Six more weeks of winter doesn't seem to be keeping the Bristow area buyers inside.  They are out and finding a shortage of homes to buy.  Now would be a great time to your Braemar Piggyback or Patio on the market, and beat the rest of Braemar sellers to the spring market.

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 Townhouse in BraemarRight now, let's take a look back at the Piggyback and Patio home resale activity for the fourth quarter of 2014.  We'll start with the Piggyback townhouses.



There were no sales of Piggyback townhouses in Braemar in last three months of 2014.  However, there were two that were on the market.  One listed for $250,000 and the other for $274,950.  The fact that there have been townhouses of this style listed since the third quarter of 2014 and none picked up in six to seven months is a definitely concerning.  Hopefully, we'll have a sale to report when we wrap up the first quarter of 2015.

Braemar Piggyback Townhouse Activity, 4th Quarter 2014


When it came to Patio home sales, there was only slightly better news.  There was one sale.  It was a home that had listed for $309,900 and sold for $297,500.  Using that $297,500 as a placeholder for the average market value for the fourth quarter of 2014, values were down 4% since the third quarter of 2014

Braemar Patio HomeBraemar Patio Home Activity, 4th Quarter 2014

If you placed your Patio home on the market, priced to current conditions, you could expect it to be under contract in less than one week, if we use that one sale from December as our guide.  And using that same sale, if you were as fortunate as that seller, you wouldn't have to pay any closing cost assistance to the buyer.

The next Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly will cover the first quarter of 2015 and will be out in April.  Until then, when you are ready to sell your Braemar home, call me for a free market analysis.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

And if you haven't already, please join my Braemar Facebook group.  You can find links to these reports and be involved in all kinds of neighborhood conversations.


Statistics compiled by Chris Ann Cleland, using the MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)

Comments (7)

Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Chris Ann - Thanks for teaching me a new real estate term - I've never heard of piggybacks, and that's a style we don't see out here. It sounds like an interesting concept and I can understand why they're popular.

Feb 03, 2015 09:01 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Dick:  Piggybacks are great for folks who don't to maintain a yard, but want the space of a townhouse.  

Feb 03, 2015 09:28 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I've never heard of piggybacks either except when referring to mortgage loans. I suppose it's like a two-row apartment building then with a front yard of sorts.

Feb 03, 2015 10:33 AM
David Saks
(retired) - Memphis, TN

Nice info and a fine post. Have a terrific day ahead.

Feb 03, 2015 10:13 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Chris Ann

Thanks for explaining what each home type is. I have never ever heard of piggyback homes before. cheers cvc

Feb 04, 2015 12:21 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Elizabeth:  You've got the right idea.  Two rows of townhouses backing to each other.

David:  Same to you.

Curtis:  It's just an interesting design of a townhouse is all.

Feb 04, 2015 02:24 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Piggyback is a new term for me but we do have this style in 2 newer complexes. I never was sure what to call them becuase the builder didnt call them anything different. I love your report, you have certainly mastered it

Feb 10, 2015 10:06 PM