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

Loudoun’s Destination Restaurants – how many have YOU been to?

May 14, 2014 | No Comments

  I just love trying out new places to eat.   Even though I’ve lived here for 15 years (and have watched new restaurants sprout up and have seen lots close their doors), I still like to search around for a new discovery.  This is especially true when we have friends or family in town […]

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Simple tips to make your home look more luxurious

May 13, 2014 | No Comments

Everyone loves the look of luxury, but most of us cannot afford it. When it comes to the home, many of us think we do not have the financial means to upgrade our home or give it what it needs to look more luxurious. Thanks to Lifespan.com, here are some simple and affordable tricks that […]

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May is what ??

May 9, 2014 | No Comments

Yes,  I know it sounds glamorous, but in case you weren’t aware (get it?), May is National Lyme Disease Awareness month.  When our Keller Williams office decided to devote our Red Day campaign to this cause, I thought that’s nice, but surely there are other causes out there.  Then I remembered my mother had suffered […]

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Top Ten Wineries in Loudoun County

May 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

LOUDOUN IS DC’S WINE COUNTRY My husband and I love any excuse to go out to the wine country! Our appreciation began when we went to Napa and Sonoma Valley for a vacation (pre-children).  We moved to Northern Virginia a few years later and discovered our own little wine country here in Loudoun!   Just […]

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Affordable Housing in Loudoun County: Where can it be Found?

May 7, 2014 | No Comments

Because one of my areas of specialty is working with first time home buyers, I participated in the Dulles Association of Realtors forum on affordable housing today.  I was encouraged by the updates from three programs whose sole focus is to fund and develop this type of housing.  I will spend more time digging deeper […]

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