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Happy Buyers Find Their Dream Home in WarrentonOne of the most disappointing things a buyer, who has a home to sell, finds their dream home and is told that the seller will not entertain a contract that is contingent on the sale of the buyer's home.  It happens.  Sellers don't like to take those ...
Bristow-Gainesville Emergency Veterinary FacilityOur Bristow, VA household has had up to six cats at a time.  Right now, we have four indoor cat and one outdoor cat.  Try as we might, the outdoor cat refuses to embrace indoor living.  He's a rough and tumble dude and gets into his share of scuffl...
Kingsbrooke Townhouse Report:  September 2015The fall brilliance of the leaves in Bristow certainly came to life over the last week.  October is a beautiful month around here.  And even though it is the end of October, this Kingsbrooke Townhouse Report is focused on what happened in the month of ...
Kingsbrooke Single Family Home Report:  September 2015It may be a rainy, dreary day as I put this Kingsbrooke Single Family Home Report together, but at least the rain is passing through before Halloween.  Can you imagine how disappointing it would to the kids in Kingsbrooke if Halloween got rain...
Wordless Wednesday Halloween Pet ParadeMoney spent on pet costumes is not money well spent in our home, but that doesn't stop me from that very impulse buy at the pet supply store.  As cute as you think something will look on your pet, the immediate look of shame that washes over them when the ou...
Active Rain on the BrainThis morning I awoke to what we know in Bristow, VA as "the sounds of freedom."  Quantico Marine Base often holds training that gets loud and can shake the earth.  This morning, it felt and sounded like we lived not too far from a war zone.  The house was shaking and dista...
Love My Perpetual Jack-o-LanternsHalloween is one of my favorite days of the year.  The decorations still bring the excitement of getting dressed up and running around door to door for candy.  Who doesn't love a well carved jack-o-lantern?I've learned to do very good jack-o-lanterns over the year...
Five Bedroom Home on Wooded Half Acre Lot Overview Maps Photos Description Market Stats $525,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,481 sqftLot: 0.54 acre(s)Year Built: 1998MLS #: PW8764695 Location 11648 Crest Maple DriveWoodbridge, VA 22192USA Chri...
What Happens When a For Sale By Owner Meets the AppraiserYou can tell sellers until you are blue in the face that having representation on their side of the transaction will help them make more money, but there are those that think going For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is easy as pie and a way to cut ha...
Cowboy Boots and Beating Out a Cash BuyerLast night I got a hankering to look at cowboy boots.  I love boots and have never had a pair of cowboy boots.  My Dad used to wear black cowboy boots on the weekends.  He probably would have worn them to work if he could.  No wonder my cousins remember hi...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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