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Real Estate Agent - Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - VA License # 0225089470



Chris Ann Cleland | Long & Foster REALTOR® | (703) 402-0037 4 S Van Dorn St Apt 301, Alexandria, VA 2BR/1+1BA Condo offered at $135,000 Year Built 1963 Sq Footage 1,116 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors Unspecified Parking None Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $400 per month DESCRIPTIO...
Five Easy Steps to Stage Your Bedroom We've discussed the five easy steps to stage your bathroom and kitchen. Now it's time to dive into the room that gets little attention and lots of clutter--the bedroom.  Naturally this room gets neglected.  It's not a room seen by our normal, every day guest....
What Makes Some Northern Virginia Listings Go Under Contract Quicker Than Others? Assuming that you have a Northern Virginia home that is in good condition, shows well and has been priced correctly, any Listing Agent sitting in front of you will tell you that your home will be in under contract s...
Last week I did a post about becoming the 16th Active Rain Millionaire.  We all joke about cashing in our points at some point or another for valuable cash and prizes.  Well, in that post, I jokingly said I was ready for my free toaster.  Gotta love the sense of humor our leaders at AR have.  I w...
Braemar's First Annual "Braemar Day" Happens Saturday, October 1, 2011 What started out in the now defunct Braemar Activities Committee as an Octoberfest, the Braemar Board of Directors took and made an event called Braemar Day. Braemar Day will include live music, food, moon bounces, dunk tank a...
What's the Difference Between an Offer and a Contract? The language we use when talking about real estate transactions is important.  In fact, in some situations the difference in one single word used over another can be critical to understanding what is happening, or what is expected in a real e...
What's the Better Deal for a First Time Buyer in Northern Virginia? Move-In Ready or Fixer Upper? As a first time buyer in the Northern Virginia real estate market, you are most likely looking for the most house you can get for the least amount of money.  That's a natural inclination for any buye...
Who Pays the Commission in a Northern Virginia Short Sale? False advertising exists in every industry.  Why should the world of Northern Virginia Short Sales be any different?  Today I was doing some Internet browsing and saw an proclaiming that there would be no commission paid by the Seller in ...
Prince William County, VA Animal Shelter is Hosting an Open House On September 25, 2011 Turns out that open houses aren't just for real estate agents.  The Prince William County, VA Animal Shelter is hosting an open house on September 25th from 12pm-4pm.   The main attraction is to see all the an...
Braemar Townhouse Report:  July-August 2011 Like it or not, Braemar residents are seeing the beginning of the fall season.  The kids are back in school, the pools are closed and there is a chill in the air.  It won't be long before the leaves turn shades of gold, red and orange.  I for one love f...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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