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

Happy First Day of Spring!!!

March 20, 2016 | No Comments

DIY Seed Bombs Happy First Day of Spring! #hgtvhappy Posted by HGTV on Sunday, March 20, 2016

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

March 17, 2016 | No Comments

This is so true – wishing everyone a Happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day!!

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What to Do a Year Before Buying Your First Home

March 14, 2016 | No Comments

This is a great article from House Logic on What to Do a Year Before Buying Your First Home After you’ve figured out how much house you can afford, start visiting open houses and researching neighborhoods to help narrow down your options. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic A real yard. Closets bigger than your average […]

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It’s time for spring cleaning!

March 12, 2016 | No Comments

Please join us next Saturday (3/19/16) to get a jump on your spring cleaning! Shred-It and Loudoun Habitat for Humanity will be here! If you have any questions, please reach out anytime.

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Instant home makeovers

March 7, 2016 | No Comments

Not every home makeover has to be a major project that lasts days, weeks, or even months. There are a ton of quick touch-ups and fixes that can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home, even though you can finish the project in less than an hour. A new mailbox: […]

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Top 5 Spring Break Ideas in Loudoun

March 5, 2016 | No Comments

from visitloudoun.org   It’s about that time of year when everyone is planning spring break trips. The first idea that always comes up is heading to the beach, but as a fair-skinned redhead who can’t be outside for more than ten minutes without scrambling for sunscreen, I like to think beyond the beach, which always […]

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How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your House

March 2, 2016 | No Comments

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this […]

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A Loudoun wine is in the Oscar gift bags tonight !!

February 28, 2016 | No Comments

This is the Wine in the $200K Oscar Swag Bag    A Chardonnay blanc de blancs sparkling wine from Greenhill Vineyards in Middleburg, Virginia, is among the least ridiculous items in this goody bag. Some might argue that getting nominated for an Oscar is its own reward, win or lose; for everyone else, there’s the swag bag. […]

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Why we love Loudoun County

February 25, 2016 | No Comments

I think this only scratches the surface about all there is to love about living in LOUDOUN!!  (from the Loudoun Times) It happens several times a year. Loudoun, the statistics and surveys tell us, is the best county in America to live. We’re the happiest place in the U.S. The richest. The fastest-growing. The most […]

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