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Handmade Holiday Decor, Compliments of Nature Several years ago I was shopping with friends in Old Town Manassas.  We browsed through a gift shop and the most interesting Halloween decorations caught my eye.  They were gourds, carved out and decorated in various shapes.  I ended up buying three ...
Real Estate Dish:  Buyers and Agents in Abusive Relationships If you see a few real estate agents huddled together in a tight circle at a cocktail party this holiday season, there is a good chance they are dishing about buyers and the abusive relationships they find themselves in.  We try and try...
Finding My Happy Place for the Holidays Wouldn't it be nice if life truly were like a Norman Rockwell painting.  Families smiling around a table loaded with food, not seeming to have a care in the world.  Truth is, if you took that moment in time and unfroze it, someone would be in the kitchen mu...
Taking Joy in the Little Things With a winter weather advisory encompassing all of the mid-Atlantic and northeast, and Thanksgiving just two days away, I braved the grocery store this afternoon.   Mind you, Northern Virginia is not getting snow.  We are getting rain.  Not freezing rain.  Just rai...
Victory Lakes Townhouse Report:  October 2013 The end of November has certainly brought some low winter temperatures to Victory Lakes.  Cold weather combined with holidays might make for a slow November real estate market, but we'll find that out next month.  For now, let's take a look back at Oc...
Victory Lakes Single Family Home Report:  October 2013 If you are heading outside in Victory Lakes or the surrounding Bristow area, you will agree that winter has unquestionably arrived.  Fall never lasts as long as I wish it would.  Before we get too far out from October, let's look back at what...
Kingsbrooke Townhouse Report:  October 2013 As I type this, I dread heading out into the bitter cold Bristow evening to take my trash and recycle to the curb for Monday pickup.  I just hope that tonight is not as windy.  It never seems to fail that trash nights are among the windiest we experienc...
Kingsbrooke Single Family Home Report:  October 2013 Seems we had just welcomed winter when the wind blew in a cold snap that makes Kingsbrooke and other Bristow, VA communities suddenly feel like arctic locations.  Hopefully, you are toasty and warm inside your home when you are reading this ins...
US Bank Short Sale Finally Gets Approval Being a Short Sale Agent in Northern Virginia since 2007, I have to say that it has been a long time since I worked with a bank that wanted to make me pull my hair out and light my client's file on fire.  Not that I would ever do either, but it does show t...
Should You Sell if You May End Bringing Money to the Settlement Table? I meet home owners all the time that are just about to break even in their homes, or maybe still find themselves slightly upside down.  Bristow-Gainesville-Haymarket has been experiencing high buyer demand and low inventory, s...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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