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

Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained

August 19, 2016 | No Comments

We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” “Property Brothers,”and so many more, just in one sitting. But here is what, sadly, they don’t always show on TV… Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the […]

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Ocean Blue makes waves in Sterling

August 9, 2016 | No Comments

Can’t wait to check this restaurant out – it opens August 15th.  Sounds so unique. This is the write-up from the Loudoun Times …. After working around the country at restaurants such as Inn at Little Washington, Bobby’s Flay’s Mesa Grill and Be Our Guest Restaurant Group in New York City, John Kushner decided he was […]

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Happy Gram!!!

August 1, 2016 | No Comments

What a sweet note from some lovely clients moving into their new place today. ” We greatly appreciate your patience, willingness to listen, and time.  Without you, we would not have a place to live!”   Love what I do!!! If you are looking to buy or sell and want excellent service…please reach out!

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What Not to Do as a New Homeowner

June 15, 2016 | No Comments

We know so well the thrill of owning your own house — but don’t let the excitement cause you to overlook the basics. HouseLogic has gathered up a half dozen classic boo-boos new homeowners often commit — and give you some insight on why each is critically important to avoid. 1.  Not Knowing Where the […]

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Flash Mob at One Loudoun

June 13, 2016 | No Comments

Check out the very FIRST Flash Mob held at One Loudoun before the first Summer Concert. This was a special event to bring awareness to and raise money for Sprout Therapeutic Riding Center in Aldie, VA. Also, wondering which restaurants and shops will be opening up in One Loudoun? With Hail & Hog Kitchen and […]

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Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now?

June 7, 2016 | No Comments

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still others might think their current […]

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8 Great Real Estate Quotes

June 1, 2016 | No Comments

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Five Apps for Easy Home Decorating

May 28, 2016 | No Comments

Technology has made it easier than ever to bring your home decor ideas to reality. There are countless smartphone apps that help you plan a space or do some valuable comparative shopping. Here are five apps to use on your next decorating project. Most are available on both iOS and Android devices. Color Capture: Ever […]

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A ‘Buyer’ in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

May 19, 2016 | No Comments

In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are listings for them to purchase, some sellers may feel like the ball is in their court. And they would be right when it comes to choosing which offer to accept, the closing date, or even which improvements the seller is willing […]

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