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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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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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Loudoun County’s Weekend Guide: October 11-13

Doesn’t it feel like Fall is finally here? This weekend, check out one of the spooky happenings (the Haunted Ropes course or Shocktober), the Loudoun County’s International Festival in Leesburg, or enjoy harvest season at Sunset Hills Vineyard by watching the sunset and toasting to the 2019 Harvest with their Sparkling Vidal Blanc! Check out […]

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Loudoun’s Hot Spot of the week: Bluemont Vineyard

Nestled on the first ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northern Virginia Wine Country, Bluemont Vineyard’s tasting room is located 951 feet above sea level, with panoramic views of the gorgeous Loudoun Valley. Sip a glass of your favorite wine while overlooking the verdant vines that cling to the sun-kissed mountainside, the vast orchards, […]

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5 Things to Do Before Moving Into a New Home

The day has finally arrived! You leave the closing table with the keys to your new house and you’re officially a homeowner. You’re ready to take a few pictures in front of the sold sign, pop open a bottle of champagne to celebrate, prepare to unload a truck full of boxes, and eventually order a […]

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Loudoun County’s Weeekend Guide: October 4-6

Hey Loudoun! Here’s your weekly list of fun, upcoming events! This weekend we’re SUPER excited that Leesburg’s Award Winning Haunted House, Shocktober, opens it’s doors for its 10th Season on October 4th! Shocktober’s Paxton Manor was awarded Event of the Year by Visit Loudoun and was also named fifth scariest Haunted House in the U.S. […]

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Loudoun’s Hot Spot of the Week: Sunset Hills Vineyard

October is #VirginiaWineMonth! This month, be sure to pick a day, grab your friends and follow the wine signs throughout Loudoun County. Whether you’re looking for a boutique wine tasting, food pairings or expansive vineyard views, DC’s Wine Country offers experiences for everyone to enjoy! 🍇 Each week this month, I’ll be highlighting one of […]

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Loudoun County’s Weekend Guide: September 27-29

Fall into a fabulous weekend across Loudoun County!  From Lovettsville’s Oktoberfest to the Leesburg Air Show and a number of Fall Festivals & Apple Galas, you and your family will be able to kick off fall at so many events this weekend. Here’s all the details with what’s going on across Loudoun County this weekend! […]

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Loudoun County Market Update for August

Here is your August 2019 Loudoun County Market Report: Average Sales Price to Original List Price Ratio Hits a 10-Year High (while inventory hits a 10 year low for the month of August)! As a result, this seller’s market is certainly affecting home values, including yours. If you want to know the new value of […]

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Loudoun County’s Weekend Guide: September 20-23

Looking forward to an exciting weekend in Loudoun County! We are super excited about the kick-off of Pumpkin Village and Ticonderoga Farms Fall Festival, as well as the grape stomping event at Bluemont Vineyards (yes, harvest time is here!)! Here’s all the details with what’s going on across Loudoun County this weekend! FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 […]

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