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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

The Best Gyms in Loudoun County

March 13, 2019 | No Comments

It’s spring time, and that means it’s time to get in shape! Don’t worry – we’ve got a list of the best gyms on in Loudoun to get your sweat on. Each new day is a new opportunity to improve yourself. Take it. And make the most of it. Burr Strength and Performance Training Center […]

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LOUDOUN’S HOT SPOT OF THE WEEK: BITES

March 11, 2019 | No Comments

This week’s Loudoun hot spot is BITES Wine and Grilled Cheese Bar​ It’s no secret that wine and cheese are a match made in heaven. But wine and grilled cheese? Is it even possible to improve upon perfection? At Bites, they’ve taken a childhood classic, added artisanal breads and ingredients and paired them with a […]

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Loudoun County’s Weekend Guide March 8-10

March 8, 2019 | No Comments

There’s something hopelessly romantic about Loudoun 💜 Wedding planning in wine country, symphonic galas and mansions with secrets to tell… you’ll love what’s waiting for you this weekend in Loudoun!! 💌 It’s finally here – Weddings in Loudoun Open House Weekend! This county-wide, self-guided tour gives you and your spouse-to-be a chance to visit wedding […]

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LOUDOUN’S HOT SPOT OF THE WEEK: UNCOMMON RAMEN

March 6, 2019 | No Comments

This week’s Loudoun hot spot is UnCommon Ramen! This is the newest addition to the Chefscape offerings (located at Villages at Leesburg) . In fact, their Soft open is happening RIGHT NOW, so stop on by to get some deliciousness! (Their menu looks fabulous, with lots of options to have the Ramen prepared just the way you […]

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Loudoun County’s Weekend Guide: March 1-3

February 28, 2019 | No Comments

Looks like Mardi Gras is coming early to Loudoun!! Time for another LIVING LARGE IN LOUDOUN event guide full of adventures in DC’s Wine Country! Mardi Mardi Mardi! Who’s ready to laissez les bons temps rouler?! 💜💚💛 Kick-off Mardi Gras a few days early with your Cajun cousins at Breaux Vineyards. The winery will throw its annual “Samedi […]

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PART NINE: Is it really THAT hard to buy a house?

February 26, 2019 | No Comments

Do you continue to rent a home because you feel like the process of buying a house is overwhelming or too complicated? It seems that lot of people rent because it seems so much quicker and easier than going through everything involved with buying a house. Actually, buying a house can be complicated and overwhelming. But it […]

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FeBREWary: LoCo Ale Trail

February 15, 2019 | No Comments

Loudoun has been in the wine business for decades but now the players on the other side of the beverage aisle are making waves. Loudoun has doubled its number of breweries in recent years and is now home to 25- and counting! Let your palate be your guide to small batch, hand-crafted brews or try […]

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PART EIGHT: Can I get the kind of house I want?

January 29, 2019 | No Comments

“I can’t afford to buy my dream home”  Another common reason many renters don’t buy a house is because they can’t get as much of a house, or as nice of a house as they really want. Unfortunately, everyone has a budget.  But here’s the thing… Even people with the highest budget you can imagine go through the […]

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Loudoun County’s Bucket List

January 17, 2019 | No Comments

Every community has those special hideaways, local hot spots and happenings that make their place unique. Loudoun is FILLED with history, beautiful nature, and breathtaking destinations. Sometimes we are so wrapped up in the day to day busyness of life that we don’t take the time to enjoy and experience our surroundings. This is why […]

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PART SEVEN: Are you trapped in an endless cycle?

December 12, 2018 | No Comments

Another legitimate (but fixable) problem many renters have is that they feel they’re always at the mercy of a lease. It’s either too soon to buy a house, or too late. There’s never a perfect time to buy a house. Either they still have too many months to go on their lease, or not enough […]

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