Bristow-Gainesville Real Estate News & Opinion

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Inexpensive, homemade gifts are great for any ocassion.  Birthday.  Housewarming.  New baby.  Or the holdiays.  Here's a great idea that I have used several times since learning it from a family member.  Let me say, it is a NO-SEW project.  I'm going to go step by step to show you how to make a f...
Go figure.  A bank that, as recently as three months ago, was advertising that nasty little devil of a loan the OPTION ARM was facing failure and needed to be bought out.  The kicker is that Citigroup is reported as having been financially insolvent for the last two years.  Sure...go ...
My husband and I have spent the majority of our Saturday looking for his car key.  My husband, James, is a very organized person.  He puts things in the same place every time.  If it were me losing a car key, not unusual.  We have looked under every single piece of furniture.  Through the laundry...
The intersection of Tartan Hills Parkway/Rob Roy Way and Sudley Manor Drive has been a treacherous one from the beginnig of our community.  Wide, landscaped medians have made left hand turns across the divided, four lane road a guessing game. While this intersection had been a magnet for fender b...
I love new homes.  Who wouldn't?  They smell new.  They look great.  And the decorating is phenomenal.  You immediately get that feeling--"I've GOT to have this NOW!"  As a Realtor, I know that buying new construction means it's time to get in the best negotiating condition I can and put on the b...
I was wondering the other day why two of our best known Senators (Barack Obama and John McCain) were still TALKING about the economy on the campaign trail, rather than hashing out a solution for the government funded solution with their peers.  Their pursuit of the President's office is not nearl...
If you have never attended a model home furniture sale, you should try it at least once.  All those unique furnishings you loved in viewing the model are on sale.  Cash and carry.  They sell wall hangings, furniture, rugs and other accessories. The next model home furniture sale on the horizon is...
On November 1, 2008, teenage drivers and their parents are invited to attend Sir Isaac Newton's Driving School at Battlefield High School in Haymarket, VA.  The event is sponsored by Long & Foster, and will be taught by members of the Northern Virginia Corvette Club.  They will even serve you piz...
Any home owner with furry family members knows that pet hair can collect quickly.  Long hair or short, our four legged friends lose a lot of hair around the house.  And the more animals you have, the more often you have to handle the pet hair clean-up.  And if you are listing your home for sale, ...
I don't like making airport drop offs and pick ups if I can avoid it.  This morning was one of those unavoidable favors.  I woke up at 4:45am to pick up my little brother and head to Dulles Airport.   There isn't much going on at 5:30am at the airport, but I was surprised by the sheer number of c...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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