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

Tax Reform & Housing: A Reference Guide

January 4, 2018 | No Comments

Disclaimer: This guide is not meant to be a resource for tax advice but instead a resource for basic information concerning only certain aspects of the new tax code and how they may impact the real estate market. You should get tax advice from your accountant or tax preparer who will explain how the entire […]

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🎄 The Best Christmas lights in Loudoun and Northern Virginia!! 🎄

December 7, 2017 | No Comments

Fa la la la la, la la la la. It’s that magical time of year when Christmas music fills the airwaves, Godiva peppermint bark chocolates are back, and twinkling lights adorn. As a child, nothing said Christmas is coming like seeing all the lights and decorations everywhere we went. Now, whole neighborhoods make it an […]

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7 Debates First-Time Homebuyers Face

October 17, 2017 | No Comments

Buying your first place can be an exciting but often overwhelming experience. From finding “the one” to figuring out how you’ll pay for it, you’ll face many choices along the road to home ownership. Before you box up your belongings and prepare to put your new welcome mat in place, you’ll have to do some […]

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Why Fall might be the best time to buy a home in Loudoun County

October 3, 2017 | No Comments

A lot of people think the best time to buy a house is during the Spring market. And, it is… …in the sense that more houses are listed for sale in the Spring. But, there’s also a heck of a lot more buyers trying to buy those listings. The thing is, some of the houses listed back […]

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A Storm of Support From Loudoun Residents – September 14, 2017!!

September 14, 2017 | No Comments

Pearson Smith Realty was at My Guys Moving, along with the Briar Woods Football Team!   We were “Filling the Truck” for the victims of Hurricaine Harvey. Local friends, you can still stop by My Guys Moving on Friday if you have any items you would like to donate! Northern Virginia Fills Truck for Texas! […]

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June Is National Homeownership Month. (Here’s An Interesting Take On It)

June 8, 2017 | No Comments

Are you aware that June is National Homeownership month? Probably not. Because you’re too busy working to afford the home you live in, whether you rent it or own it. Why should you care? If you poke around and read anything you can find about it, you’re being urged to recognize and celebrate the benefits […]

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Shopping For A Home in Loudoun County? Here’s The Best Day To Go Looking

May 1, 2017 | No Comments

It’s Sunday morning. You’re scheduled to go out and see houses later on with your real estate agent. But it’s nasty outside. It’s beyond pouring. You can’t even imagine walking from the car into a house. You’d rather just cancel the appointment and hang inside, maybe watch some TV. You can always go see the […]

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Househunting: An Easter egg hunt for adults

April 14, 2017 | No Comments

It kind of stinks that Easter egg hunts are mostly for kids. Who doesn’t want to grab a basket and go on the hunt? Adults are left to hide the eggs. Not find them. I guess it’s fun enough to watch the kids look for them and see the glee on their face when they find them. […]

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Want to own, but not ready right now?

March 23, 2017 | No Comments

There’s a New Path to Your Dream!  You may not be ready to buy a house today, but you can still live in the home and community you really want.   Contact me to learn more about a program that allows you to select a home that is for sale, rent it, and  have the […]

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Your First Home: What Should You Look For?

March 21, 2017 | No Comments

When you’re buying your first home, there’s so many things to consider: you need to secure a home loan, find a realtor, decide on an area… the process can be a bit overwhelming. And as someone new to the home purchasing process, it can be challenging to know exactly what to look for in a home. […]

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