Bristow-Gainesville Real Estate News & Opinion

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Enjoy the convenience of location.  Walk to shops and be minutes from I-66, Routes 28 & Route 50 in Chantilly, VA.  This three bedroom condo is a great opportunity for investors, anyone looking to downsize, or a first time homebuyer.  Live on one level.  Separate living and dining rooms.  Galley ...
My long hair tabby, Minx, is a true bag lady.  She loves purses, backpacks, gym bags and even my husband's flight bag.  She's a true wannabe stowaway.  If it's got a shoulder strap, or handles, and will soon be leaving the house, she'll jump on or in.  If it's just returned from a trip, Minx wan...
I have really been turned off by the media's obsession with Barack Obama.  I hate it when anyone tries to form my opinion for me, or shows extreme favoritism.  So lately, I have turned off the news when it comes time for political discussion.  Obama's always been a hard sell for me.  He strikes m...
Relocating to the Washington, DC Metro Area from the Southwestern United States can be culture shock....especially when it comes to price!  My most recent homebuyers started off in a rental, then chose to buy once familiar with the area.  This Canterbury Model by Brookfield, in the community of B...
I just read a post by an Active Rain member, calling for a radio host (Michael Savage) to be fired for an insensitive comment he made about Autism.  I don't promote bashing people with illnesses, or juding what I don't understand, as much as the next big hearted person.  But as a former radio ind...
Mr. Mom is a movie that stays with you.  Remember Kenny and his woobie?  That beat up old blanket he carried around? Every one needs a woobie. Every one of our five cats have their own distinct woobies.  That one toy, bed, or blanket that they uniquely love. It's their "happy place".  The one thi...
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Distessed Home Owner: You are no doubt facing a financial crisis. Your home is being foreclosed and you are angry.  In your anger, don't make the situation worse.  When you bought your brand new home in Prince William County, it came with a stove, refrigerator and most likely, a m...
For me, Ben & Jerry's ice cream has always been a treat, but not my go to ice cream.  I think I am changing my mind. The Ben & Jerry's flavors that divide my attention are Phish Food and Dublin Mudslide.  It truly depends on my mood, but I do get my chocolate fix from either. I first learned of P...
Curb appeal is all about first impressions.  There are many details that you can attend to in an effort to make that positive first impression.  Edging is something that requires sweat equity.  And in the Northern Virginia summer heat, you may want to wait until an hour before dusk to get started...
I love helping first time home buyers become first time home OWNERS.  There is such a feeling of satisfaction helping someone through the process of buying their very first home.  It's the start of their financial future.  Yesterday I had the pleasure of handing the keys to my buyer client, a fir...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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