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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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Loudoun County’s Weekend Guide: November 15-17

Hey Loudoun! Here’s your list of fun, upcoming events! This weekend, a Michelin Star Chef shows off his culinary skills (and even puts on a cooking class for us), and local actors present several wonderful shows. Check out the rest of the weekend happenings for inspiration on what to do and how to connect with […]

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READY, SET, STAGED!

Raise your hand if your home could use a bit of a makeover before you put it on the market. If this is you, you’re going to want to keep reading & get your hands on my FREE guide! Have you been watching HGTV trying to figure out the latest home trends before putting your […]

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Loudoun County’s Weekend Guide: November 8-11

Hey Loudoun! Here’s your list of fun, upcoming events! Not only is TV Star/Award-Winning Designer Thom Filicia coming to town, but we’re also super excited about the long holiday weekend, with lots of celebrations honoring our Veterans! Check out the rest of the weekend happenings for inspiration on what to do and how to connect […]

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Loudoun County’s BEST Steakhouses

Julia Child said that the only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook! I think she was on to something… don’t you? I can’t go a season without visiting at least one of my favorite steakhouses in Loudoun County! Here are my top picks: Eddie Merlot’s Quality, exceptional […]

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Loudoun County’s Weekend Guide: November 1-3

We are in for a beautiful sunny fall weekend so get out and enjoy all of the activities happening in Loudoun! We’re SUPER excited about Loudoun’s Largest Halloween Party happening this Saturday at the National Conference Center! This weekend you can also take your Jack-O-Lantern to Great Country Farms and give it a proper send-off at […]

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Moving to Loudoun County: A Complete Guide to Living in DC’s Wine Country

If you are thinking about moving to Loudoun County, congratulations! There is SO MUCH to love about this area – there is something for everyone! My husband and I settled in the Lowes Island/Cascades community of Loudoun County in 1999. I immediately fell in love with all that the area has to offer – the […]

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Loudoun County’s Weekend Guide: October 25-27

Hey Loudoun – October is in full swing and there is SO much to do! This weekend we’re SUPER excited about the 5th Annual Loudoun Wine Awards, Air & Scare at Udvar Hazy and the Madhaunter’s Madhouse Pop-Up Haunted House! Check out the rest of the weekend happenings for inspiration on what to do and how […]

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Top 5 Spooktacular Events in Loudoun

Pumpkin spice is out in full force, scarecrows wave from mazed cornfields, candy and costumes line the aisles… Halloween is officially here! Time to stock up on cotton cobwebs, carve a grin into your pumpkin and bust a move doing the Monster Mash. Looking for the most shocking ways to celebrate the spooky season? Have […]

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Loudoun’s Hot Spot of the Week: Breaux Vineyards

Breaux Vineyards overlooks the beautiful valley between the Blue Ridge and Short Hill Mountains. The friendly and knowledgeable staff offers tours and tastings of their flagship wines. You can enjoy light gourmet fare and their internationally acclaimed wines by the stone fireplace in their tasting room (perfect for a cool Fall day) or on Patio […]

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SAY YES TO THE ADDRESS

Navigating the home buying process probably feels comparable to sailing across the Atlantic Ocean and I totally get it! ⛵ Especially when it comes to finding the RIGHT house! I’m here to help boost your home buying confidence with my FREE guide that will walk you through some key questions to help you determine the top […]

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