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

Fourth of July Celebrations

July 1, 2014 | No Comments

Can you believe some of the communities already had their Independence Day celebrations this past weekend?  I don’t know about you, but I like to celebrate holidays on the actual day!  Here are a few wonderful events to check out in and close by to Loudoun County. However you decide to celebrate our nation’s independence, […]

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Open House Time

June 27, 2014 | No Comments

I’m psyched to be holding an open house at this luxurious home -at 45936 Pullman Court in Sterling, Virginia, on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.  Come on by to see this  beauty! This home has three finished levels, totaling approx. 5,000 square feet of living space.  There are four bedrooms & 3 […]

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FLIP OR FLOP?  The do’s and don’ts of buying a fixer-upper

June 27, 2014 | No Comments

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE watching those HGTV shows, like Property Brothers, Flip This House or Rehab Addict, where they take run down properties, make them look beautiful and instantly turn a profit.  But how realistic is that?  Have you wondered whether you should invest in a fixer upper? A fixer-upper is real […]

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51 Budget Backyard DIY’s that are borderline genius (numbers 21-30)!

June 25, 2014 | No Comments

Let’s continue on with our backyard makeovers  (courtesy of Peggy Wang / BuzzFeed), with numbers 21-30.  We have a little herb garden in our backyard and I would love to try some of these additions (maybe a toadstool, hedgehog, or painted M&M rocks!).  Have fun checking these out …. 21. Make toadstools out of cut logs and […]

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Metro Silver Line Opening Set for July 26th

June 24, 2014 | No Comments

I’m so excited to share the news regarding the long anticipated opening of the Metro’s Silver Line!  While this phase of the Silver Line (phase 1) is not in Loudoun County it will still have such a positive impact on our community once it goes live.  Phase 2, which encompasses the Dulles Corridor, is predicted […]

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Community Clothing Exchange

June 18, 2014 | No Comments

Have your kids grown this year? I know my girls are growing like weeds!  Are you thinking about trying that latest clothing project you pinned on Pinterest? Well, this is recycling at its finest!  Reston Bible Church is providing us with the chance to clean out those closets of unwanted or unneeded clothing and fill […]

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51 Budget Backyard DIY’s that are borderline genius (numbers 11-20)!

June 17, 2014 | No Comments

We continue on with our backyard makeovers  (courtesy of Peggy Wang / BuzzFeed), with numbers 11-20.  We’ve actually tried #16 in our backyard with the kids and it’s a blast.  Be careful of slippery stairs though (my daughter slipped off and bruised her knee!).    Enjoy …… 11. The sedum sarmentosum plant makes a fast-growing ground cover. […]

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Neighborhood Spotlight: What can you buy in Sterling for under $400,000?

June 16, 2014 | No Comments

Like I mentioned, I have been previewing a lot of homes in the Sterling area recently; partly for clients, partly to keep up with the market.  There is a lot of new inventory available in Sterling and here are some of my favorites.  As always, contact me if you are interested in a showing or […]

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Neighborhood Spotlight: STERLING

June 11, 2014 | No Comments

Located on the eastern most part of Loudoun County, on what was once rolling countryside and dairy farms sits the bustling community of Sterling, Virginia.  Sterling is convenient to Dulles International Airport and provides easy access to Washington, DC making it an ideal place to live.  Sterling offers a diverse mix of housing options.  From stylish […]

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51 Budget Backyard DIY’s that are borderline genius (numbers 1-10)!

June 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Can’t afford that dream deck or in-ground pool you’re dying for? There are still ways to get a beautiful backyard that’s perfect for entertaining.  Peggy Wang, from Buzzfeed offers 51 creative, genius ways to give our backyard a summertime spruce.  This week, I offer up numbers 1-10.  I am definitely interested in #10.  Stay tuned as […]

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