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2013 

Braemar Carriage Home Under Contract, Again, in Bristow, VA Some times buyers can get nervous.  It is usually the result of something someone said, be it a relative or even a real estate or home inspection professional.  In the case of the initial contract that fell through on this charming carri...
12/29/2013
Another Bristow Short Sale--SOLD!   Short Sales are things that many agents stay away from.  And I can understand that.  It takes a special kind of personality to keep the process moving forward when you are dealing with ineptitude on the part of the banks and investors holding these upside down ...
12/29/2013
Charming Carriage Home in Braemar OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhoodMarket Stats $378,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2,410 sqftLot: 0.15 acre(s) Location 12461 Iona Sound DriveBristow, VA 20136USA Christine A Cleland (703) 402...
12/24/2013
There's Something Magical About Christmas Eve There really is something magical about Christmas Eve.  The sun hasn't even set and already I'm feeling the excitement of this special day.  Perhaps, if my husband and I are up for it tonight, we'll take a drive around various neighborhoods checking o...
12/24/2013
My Christmas Shopping Day with Susan Haughton Last year a tradition was born between myself and fellow Active Rainer, Susan Haughton.  We had both suffered losses of pets around Thanksgiving.  And in our lives, our pets are our kids. So to shake off the sadness, we decided to get together and hit...
12/23/2013
Do You Know Any Princesses That Sell Real Estate?  I Do! Not all princesses look like Disney characters come to life in big ball gowns with their long flowing hair and impossibly small waists.  There are some princesses that walk among us every day and one that even sells real estate, that are ot...
12/23/2013
Some Things in Life Require Acting FAST The end of a weekend is usually a winding down time.  Get things in order for the week.  Not for me this Sunday.  I was out all day doing holiday shopping and such, only to return home at eleven in the evening to find that my outdoor cat, Gray Kitty, was ex...
12/17/2013
I Found the Holiday Spirit at the Bristow Post Office Today Shopping close to the holidays is almost as bad as the lines you face at the post office this time of year.  Yet, somehow, retail shopping and the post office meant two totally different experiences for me.   Yesterday, at Bed, Bath & Be...
12/16/2013
Snow Doesn't Keep Serious Bristow-Gainesville Buyers From Seeing Homes In general, the Northern Virginia suburbs tend to go into panic mode when there is snow in the forecast.  Schools, churches, stores and all that shut down or close early.   Let me tell you that snow does not keep serious Brist...
12/10/2013
The Cold, Hard Facts of Living at the End of the Cul-De-Sac My husband and I enjoy a lovely, private lot in our neighborhood of Braemar.  We are at the end of a cul-de-sac, with trees on two sides of our lot.  It is a good life--a quiet life.  And then winter comes around and it snows enough to g...
12/10/2013
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