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As a Northern Virginia Short Sale Listing Agent, I get to deal with many banks, but Wells Fargo continues to be my favorite.  You see, Wells Fargo Short Sales really do go much more smoothly than Bank of American Short Sales, Citi Mortgage Short Sales and others. Wells Fargo sent out an email to ...
As a Northern Virginia Short Sale Listing Agent, I am constantly educating my Short Sale Sellers on the Short Sale process.  From the time I take a Northern Virginia Short Sale Listing, to the day we close, I am talking to my Short Sale Sellers and keeping them informed of the process. You see, u...
This Bristow, VA end unit, garage townhouse in Braemar hit the market on March 19th for $250,000.  Buyer demand in this price range is so intense that my Seller had an offer for full price before I had even entered the home in the MLS.  (A good agent always calls cooperating agents who are repres...
I was alerted by my cousin Vince in Pottsville, PA that his daughter Julia was going to be sending me a school project.  He said it seemed right up my alley and boy was he right. From St Stephen Regional School in Port Carbon, PA, I have just received Flat Stanley.  It's a cute concept.  I am to ...
It's not often that we Braemar residents in Bristow, VA actually think about the significance of the house numbers on our mailboxes.  Mailbox upkeep is generally the only reason we ever think of them.  You know the friendly reminder to paint, straighten or otherwise fix your mailbox is all that w...
I can officially say that Spring is here.  Like every other Spring since I was a child, I am in the throws of a powerful sore throat and runny nose.  Joy!  My ears are so stuffed up I feel like I can't hear my phone ring.  And thanks to my cold medication, my head feels like a balloon.  Hard to c...
I listed and sold a Centreville townhouse for a client that was moving out of the state in the summer of 2008.  In the fall of 2009, plans for this client had changed, and he was moving back to Northern Virginia and wanted to buy something in the same Centreville, VA area.  He preferred a townhou...
Chris Ann Cleland | Long & Foster | 703-402-0037 21846 Goldstone Terrace, Sterling, VA Pets Accepted on a Case by Case Basis 3BR/2+1BA Townhouse $1,600/month Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Sq Footage 1,334 Parking 2 dedicated Pet Policy No pets Deposit $1,600 DESCRIPTION End unit, one ca...
Flat or Eggshell:  What Type of Finish Do You Prefer for Interior Painting? The debate over what finish to paint interior walls has been a topic of recent discussion.   I have two clients that are about to paint the inside of their homes, and are asking everyone they know what finish paint to use...
Two Must Haves for Northern Virginia Pet Owners All right.  Let's continue the theme of Monday Sucks.  Hopefully you saw today's earlier blog of the Best Vacuums for Northern Virginia Pet Owners.  Now it's time to talk about the smaller accessories that really make a Nothern Virginia pet owner's ...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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