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Things That Can Happen During a Scheduled Home TourRepresenting both buyers and sellers in my job as a Bristow, VA Real Estate Agent, I have many experiences on both sides of transactions.  Let me clarify, that doesn't mean I have, or will ever, represent both sides in one single transaction.  No...
Are Bristow, VA Home Prices Back to Pre-Crash Levels?Near the end of November 2016, Case Schiller reported that national home prices had surpassed their pre-crash levels.  You can read the interpretation of that data by clicking this link.  Unfortunately, that is a national look at real estate pr...
The Mind of a Real Estate AgentAs I sat at my desk unwinding from a long day out on the road, I was perusing Facebook.  It only took five minutes for a news story about suspected terrorists arrested in Northern Virginia to show up in my feed.  The photo accompanying the story showed police taking...
Christmas Through the Eyes of AnotherChristmas is a time of year in the Cleland house when the sights, sounds and smells are heightened. Candle lights in the windows, two Christmas trees, a jingle bell wreath on our coat closet and burning Mistletoe scented Yankee Candles.  It is a time of year t...
Should I Take My Home Off the Market for Christmas?Sellers that are on the market during the year end holidays will often wonder if they should take their home off the market for the holidays.  The question comes from one of two ideas.  The first is that there aren't any buyers shopping for homes...
My Christmas Tree Challenges This YearPre-lit, artificial trees are the way the Cleland house decorates for Christmas.  My husband, James, would likely be no more or less excited for Christmas without a tree.  The trees are absolutely to make me happy.  And yes, I said trees, as in two.  We have ...
Holiday Shopping with MomToday was a designated "Mom Day" on my calendar.  A follow-up visit with her neurologist for her Alzheimer's dementia was scheduled in the early afternoon.  These neurologist visit days never get off to a good start.  Mom hates going to him.  He's a great doctor, but some...
Change of Address Notices When You MoveIn the digital age in which we live, sending a change of address card to your friends and family may seem like an outdated mode of communication.  Announcing you have moved on Facebook, however, may not be enough information, or even the right venue for many...
Stacked Townhouse Condo in Centreville Overview Maps Photos Description Market Stats $374,500 Condominium Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,328 sqftYear Built: 2010MLS #: FX9779896 Location 14291-B Brushwood WayCentreville, VA 20121USA Chris Ann Cleland Long & Fo...
Not All Short Sales Have Happy EndingsShort Sales are something most real estate markets haven't been seeing much of the last two to three years.  Unfortunately, the suburbs of Northern Virginia have been a place where Short Sales, while fewer in number than during our market crash, still exist.J...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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