I am happy to see Brandermill featured in the Nov. 3 issue, but feel the overall tone of the article is more negative than it should be. When I was interviewed by Scott Bass, I did say that Brandermill can be a hard sell, since so many folks these days think they want a new or newer home. However, when they meet me at my waterfront Sunday Park office and drive through the wooded parkways of Brandermill, they invariably ask to see homes here, even though they don't meet the initial criteria they gave me.
Most folks, especially newcomers, just don't know a community such as Brandermill exists. And although the homes are older, many homeowners are making needed upgrades and renovations. You may find a home that is 30 years old, but it has a new roof, new kitchen, new siding, upgraded bathrooms, etc. With the added amenities unique to Brandermill (15 miles of trails, playgrounds, canoeing, sailing, boat rental, etc.), and the fantastic location avoiding the clogged arteries to the newer communities farther west, Brandermill still has a lot to offer. Homebuyers in Chesterfield County should definitely keep it on their short list.
Elizabeth Hart Jones
Prudential Slater James River Realtors