About

Welcome to LIVING LARGE IN LOUDOUN!   Lauren is a licensed real estate agent with Pearson Smith Realty in Ashburn, VA. Lauren and her husband settled in the Lowes Island/Cascades community of Loudoun County in 1999. She immediately fell in love with all that the area has to offer – the friendly suburban communities, the rolling […]

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Get in touch

  Hello!  I’d love to hear from you and am ready to serve you!  Please send a note via this form.  You can also reach me at laurendefrese@gmail.com.  I’ll get back to you within 24 hours!   Lauren DeFrese, REALTOR® The E4 Realty Group of Pearson Smith Realty 43777 Central Station Drive, Ste. 390 Ashburn, VA   20147    Direct:  […]

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Looking for a Trusted Vendor?

Whether you’re a few years away from putting your house on the market, a few months, a new home buyer or a seasoned owner, here are some of our favorite local business to fix, revamp, replace, renew or finance your house:

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Success Stores

“Lauren, Thank you so much for all your help!  We are so happy to be in our new home!  You are wonderful.”  Amanda “Lauren, Thank you so very much for helping us to locate the townhouse.  You went out of your way and it was so appreciated.”  Robin     “Lauren, We greatly appreciate your […]

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Latest Posts

Head Outdoors to Take a Kayak Down the Potomac or Hike the Loudoun Trails

July 16, 2018 | No Comments

No matter how great the wine or beer scene is here in Loudoun County, there’s only so much drinking one can usually manage. When you’re ready to take a break from the booze, you can take advantage of our county’s unique geography as you explore the outdoors. Whether you like to kayak, hike, or horseback […]

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PART THREE: How Low Can You Go?

June 30, 2018 | No Comments

“I don’t have money for the down payment” Many renters don’t pursue home ownership because they feel like they could never save up enough for a down payment.   But what they may not know is there are mortgages out there that require low down payments…you don’t need 20% of the purchase price as a down […]

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CLEANING TIPS FOR A SPARKLING HOME

June 2, 2018 | No Comments

Decorating a beautiful home is one thing but keeping it clean is another! And who wants to spend their Summer weekends cooped up inside with a mop & a dust rag? Not me! Here are 5 tips to a sparkling home that will help you break up your cleaning list throughout the week and prevent […]

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Check out these great coffee shops in Loudoun County

May 12, 2018 | No Comments

You know you love it…You know you live on it…You know you LOOK FORWARD to it, everyday.  For many, drinking coffee is an experience… and the place where you enjoy it enhances that experience even more.  Feeling pensive? Productive? Festive? Are you relaxed or looking to be energized? Are you in the mood for friends, or is a […]

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PART TWO: Can you afford to buy a house?

May 11, 2018 | No Comments

“I can’t afford to buy a home now”. One of the main reasons people rent instead of buy is because they don’t think they can afford to buy a house.  Thinking and knowing are two different things.  For most people, they can’t afford NOT to buy a home now!   If you are paying rent, in all likelyhood, you can […]

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Spring is finally here! Time to get out and enjoy all that’s going on in Loudoun!

April 10, 2018 | No Comments

Looks like the spring weather has finally hit Loudoun County!  It’s time to get outside and enjoy all that we have going on here this month!  First thing, April Is Virginia Vineyard month!  Lucky for us, Loudoun County has more than 40 wineries, each offering a unique tasting experience.  Click here to read more about the popular […]

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Sterling Open House March 25th!!

March 23, 2018 | No Comments

Cameron Open OPEN HOUSE ALERT!Looking for a beautifully updated home in Sterling? This one just hit the market and will be open this Sunday, March 25, from 1-4 PM. Stop by to tour this lovely home, learn about the community and enjoy some treats – courtesy of the Colada Shop. Learn more and view more […]

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Loudoun’s Top Easter Brunch Spots

March 19, 2018 | No Comments

Still looking for a great place that serves Easter Brunch?  It’s not too late to check out some of these fabulous spots in Loudoun.  Reservations strongly encouraged (or required)!   Lansdowne Resort: This classic Easter brunch features holiday favorites including an assortment of starters, entrée items, attended stations, salads, desserts and more. Activities on the Resort […]

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Moving doesn’t have to be a hassle – take a look at this tool that makes the process a whole lot easier!

March 13, 2018 | No Comments

When it comes to moving, the struggle unfortunately isn’t over once you’ve found your new home. Whether it’s changing your address, finding home service providers, or simply packing up your life into boxes, every step of the moving process is tedious, time consuming, and downright stressful. To help simplify your move, we  offer Updater to […]

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PART ONE: Is buying a house right for you?

March 5, 2018 | No Comments

Sooner or later, it hits almost every renter: the pain of dealing with a landlord, or seeing your monthly payments vanish, or realizing you don’t have control over your living space. Sound familiar? It might be time to start thinking about buying a home of your own. The idea of finding, financing and purchasing a […]

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