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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

Pricing your home to sell

November 26, 2014 | No Comments

Here is a short video on pricing a home to sell. We have found that the homes that sell the fastest sell for the most amount of money!  If you have any questions about the value of your home (even if you are not going to be selling it anytime soon), give me a call! […]

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Home For the Holidays in Loudoun County

October 28, 2014 | No Comments

I am very excited to announce that I am part of The REAL Home Team (Real Estate Advocates of Loudoun County), a select group of local Real Estate professionals offering workshops and events geared towards HOME OWNERSHIP. On November 2, 2014 the REAL Home Team is sponsoring a HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS event to help […]

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Check out the Nightlife in Loudoun – Halloween style!!

October 17, 2014 | No Comments

It’s getting dark earlier and the evening air is taking on the chill of autumn. Pumpkins and cornstalks decorate doorsteps, noting the harvest season and the arrival of Halloween. But if jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, and hay bales transformed into spiders don’t offer the thrills and chills you’re seeking this season, Loudoun has a few haunting experiences […]

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Lots of reasons to hang out in Purcellville this fine fall weekend!

October 10, 2014 | No Comments

Don’t miss out!  This weekend (Oct. 10-12) is Purcellville’s Annual Town-Wide Tag Sale, an established fall tradition and a favorite event now in its twelfth year. The entire Town of Purcellville becomes a giant flea market drawing bargain shoppers from the region and beyond. Boasting over 200 sale sites each year, there is something for everyone […]

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Thinking about doing a Home Renovation?

September 28, 2014 | No Comments

Occasionally friends or neighbors will get in touch to tell me they’re considering a home renovation and ask for my opinion as a Realtor.  I’m always happy to go over to anyone’s home to talk about possible renovations or to provide a referral for a contractor.  I’ve found there are several questions that anyone thinking […]

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Happy Birthday Dulles Town Center- You’re looking good!!

September 9, 2014 | No Comments

In case you haven’t been here in a while. there are a lot of exciting new changes going on at the Dulles Town Center, in Sterling, Virginia. A Nationals themed toddler play area opened in the food court last month. Coming to Dulles Town Center in the next few weeks…a new resort-inspired shoppers lounge, new seating […]

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Attention all golf lovers ….

September 6, 2014 | No Comments

47748 WARWICKSHIRE TER, STERLING, VA 20165 I am thrilled to be holding an open house at this luxurious town home this Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 1:00 – 4:00.  Offered at $464,900, it’s a great price point to be right next to the Trump National Golf Course.    This three bedroom, 4 bath home shows […]

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Take a tour of our beautiful Loudoun County

August 22, 2014 | No Comments

Sometimes I can’t believe how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful place (and this video is a great reminder). For those of you that are new to Loudoun County, welcome and enjoy this tour of what our county has to offer. For those of you thinking of moving here, what are you […]

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3 Money-Smart Reasons to Downsize Your Home

August 16, 2014 | No Comments

Here is some great information from Dave Ramsey, renowned financial expert, author and television personality.  In his latest article, Dave discusses the benefits of downsizing.  Besides financial, there are some other great benefits to moving into a smaller home.  I have a friend who has decided to downsize because she wants to simplify her lifestyle. […]

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So…the #1’s just keep coming for Loudoun County!

August 7, 2014 | No Comments

This country is full of great places to live, and when it comes to counties, Loudoun is the tops! MOVOTA real estate blog has done a lot of rankings for different criteria, like education or safety. But what if you’re just looking for a general area that has a lot to offer? They have gathered some all-important […]

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