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Kingsbrooke Townhouse SOLD at 13490 Grouserun LaneToday was one of the oddest closings I've had in a while.  There weren't any issues at closing, it was more the listing process was completely skipped for this Bristow townhouse in Kingsbrooke.  Allow me to explain.Back in March, I met with a coup...
What If...Any question that starts with the words, "What if," is generally one that is usually going to bring up feelings of remorse.  My mom laid a doozie of a what if in my lap the other night."What if your father was still alive.  Would I still be living in the house where I raised you kids?"M...
The Wrong Way to Approach a Home You WantBeing a Top Bristow Listing Agent, I get to see plenty of negotiating tactics that buyers and their agents will use to "get a deal" on a home.  The recent Bristow real estate market has been favoring sellers, and buyers are clearly frustrated by this.  Hom...
Proper Behavior Makes Good NeighborsHow does a Top Bristow Real Estate Agent unwind?  Last night, it was by watching Homicide Hunter on Discovery ID.  About five years ago, I hadn't even heard of Homicide Hunter.  I remember being in the kitchen of one of my listings and being introduced to a ear...
The Advantages of House Hunting in the RainLong ago, I read a statistic that still holds true.  Apparently, the Washington, DC area gets more rainfall, measured in inches, than Seattle.  A lot of places get more rain than Seattle.  I think, though, that Washington, DC tends to get more downpour r...
Suburban Dream Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Open House Market Stats $508,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,057 sqftLot: 0.24 acre(s)Year Built: 1994MLS #: PW10231711 Location 12146 Millbill CourtBristow, VA 20136USA Chris A...
Just Because Someone Else is Doing It Doesn't Mean It Is RightThere is an assumption many people will make, in any number of situations.  If someone before them has done something a particular way, then they feel it is okay to duplicate it.  They give no thought to whether or not the first person...
What's in Store for My Mom This Mother's DayIt's not a news flash to anyone who reads my posts, but my mom has been slowly losing her memory as a result of Alzheimer's.  At this point in her disease, her short-term memory is ineffective, but can still shock me.  Most things that happen nowadays a...
Top Ten Things Moms Want in a Home In honor of Mother's Day being this weekend, I could think of no better way to merge the world of real estate and moms, than to create a top ten list of things moms want in a home.  10.  Covered Front Porch:  No mom wants to think of their kids, or their kids' f...
Open Saturday, May 12th (2018,) 12pm-2pm in BristowIf you are in the market for medium to large size single family home in Bristow, VA, be sure to come by and visit me at my Open House on Saturday, May 12th (2018,) from 12pm-2pm at 12146 Millbill Court.   What you will find is a single family hom...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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