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A Holistic Alternative to Veterinary Care in Marshall, VAWhen I first moved to Western Prince William County in 2005, one of the first things we needed to find was a good veterinarian.  At the time, we were referred to Dr. Rebecca Verna's practice, Healthy PAWS, in Haymarket, VA.  We were with He...
The Business of Selling a HomeOriginally, I was going to title this post, "What is a For Sale By Owner Gaining Losing By Not Hiring an Agent?"  The answer I imagine coming from the lips of a FSBO would be nothing.  Having talked to many a FSBO, I can say that most honestly believe they are gainin...
One Level, Attached Living in Dunbarton Overview Maps Photos Neighborhood $1,900 Residential Rental Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,763 sqftLot: 5,001 sqftYear Built: 2007MLS #: VAPW390796 Location 13252 Ormond DriveBristow, VA 20136USA Chris Ann Cleland Long & Foster Real Es...
Regency Attached Home Under Contract Before it Ever Hit the MLS Earlier this week, I shared a Coming Soon listing in Haymarket's Active Adult Community Regency at Dominion Valley.  Whenever I have the opportunity to share a virtual tour of a gorgeous home like this before it hits the MLS, I certa...
Coming Soon in Regency at Dominion Valley--5237 Armour CourtThe photographer giggled when she saw me shoveling nasty, exhaust colored snow off the top of the pile at the curb on picture day at my latest listing at 5237 Armour Court.  She knows I go the extra mile for my sellers and she appreciate...
What Do Snow Forecasts Have in Common with the Value of Your Home?This week the Bristow and surrounding Northern Virginia area have been hearing about an impending snow storm.  This storm was to start Saturday night and go into Sunday afternoon.  Wednesday afternoon forecasts showed the snow's to...
Starting 2019 with a Fantastic Seller ReviewSelling real estate is what I was meant to do.  Every day I wake up happy to help home owners sell their homes.  Sure there are challenges, as there are in any career path, but rising to them and getting the job is what I do.  You don't get to be a Top ...
Just Sold in Providence Square on New Year's EveWhen I took the estate sale listing of Unit 307 in Providence Square Condos of Fairfax City in early August, the heirs wanted the condo sold ASAP.  They also had some ideas of what the unit was worth, having been courted heavily by a buyer trying to...
Are Repair Deductibles on Rental Properties a Good Idea? Looking back on my real estate career, I know that repair deductibles on rentals have not always been present.  I think it must have been sometime during the market downturn that landlords decided it would be a great idea to sign their rent...
Just Sold:  One Bedroom Condo in The Ponds of CliftonWhenever I meet with a potential seller, in addition to running comparable recent sales, I also take a look at what Zillow and Redfin think the seller's property is worth.  It is relevant to what a seller may or may not expect and what a buyer ...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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