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Kingsbrooke Townhouse Report:  May 2015We are a third of the way into what we, in Bristow generally consider summer.  However, in this Kingsbrooke Townhouse Report, we are going to look back at the last month of the spring real estate market (May 2015) and see how the Kingsbrooke townhouse values...
Kingsbrooke Single Family Home Report:  May 2015The last day of June seems like the perfect time to look back at the Kingsbrooke single family home market for the previous month of May.  All the sales from May have been closed out and updated in the MLS.  We will make our comparisons to last mont...
Behind the Scenes of Local Real EstateFor over a decade, I have been thrilled to make my living helping people in my area buy and sell homes.  Of course, if you know me, you know I take a lot of pride in my professionaliam and ethics.   It really disappoints me when I see people in my profession ...
Top Floor Condo Overlooking Pool Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $379,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,132 sqftYear Built: 1980MLS #: FX8645670 Location 8380 Greensboro Drive1011McLean, VA 22102USA Chris Ann Cleland Long & Foster RE...
Can Property Photos Be TOO Good?Prepping for a listing appointment a few months ago, I started by viewing the currently active listing.  Seems the Seller's agreement was about to expire and he was exploring his options.   Looking at the listing I could familiarize myself with the house and see if...
Rotonda 2 Bedroom Condo OPEN, June 21st (2015,) 12pm-2pmThis two bedroom, two full bathroom, F model condo in the Rotonda is all about the location.  It is in building 8380 and is unit 1011.   Not only are you buying in the heart of Tysons Corner when you buy in the Rotonda, but this particular u...
Let Me Count the Ways Suntrust Mortgage Screwed UpIn my role serving my HOA, I have learned a lot about pool capacity and who counts toward it.  Prince William County, VA counts people on deck in the enclosed pool area, as well as those physically in the pool, as bathers.  And sometimes, for inst...
Buying  a Protected ViewSometimes I stand in a group of angry, or frenzied adults and wonder how they got that way.  Mind you, as someone who has volunteered for their neighborhood HOA for a decade, I see a lot of that mentality.  People never come to meetings to tell you did a great job.  They o...
Sometimes You Have to Take a Day Off WorkBuying a home is serious business and you know what, sometimes you have to take a day off work to get it done.  Buyers who think that they can get the entire process done from start to finish without using any leave or doing any business during working hou...
Taking One Last Walk Through the House Before You LeaveRecently I helped a family relocating out of the country to sell their Bristow, VA home.  The husband had gone ahead and the wife was left to finish up the school year with her three young boys.  Needless to say, moving was chaotic.  After se...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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