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The Christmas Spirit is Back! After posting about not being able to find the holiday spirit at the beginning of this week, I got so many Rainers there to boast my spirits that the holiday blues were muted within a few hours.  Unfortunately, the blues were replaced with a three day migraine, and t...
Should an Actual Home Inspection Be Done for Educational Purposes? At issue here in this question is not whether a buyer should have an inspection for informational purposes.  No.  What I'm talking about is whether a home inspection, from top to bottom in a listing, should be performed to train n...
Is Manassas Burning Down? No.  It's Just Santa in Full Siren Mode.  If there is anyone that loves the Christmas holidays, it is yours truly.  Today, I hosted an open house in Manassas' community of Sumner Lakes.  To set the holiday mood, I bought an iPod dock and pumped the house full of Christma...
Open Sunday, December 14th (2014) 1p-4p in Sumner Lake (Manassas) Have you been looking for a single family home around the $400K price point in the Manassas area?  If so, please stop by and see this four bedroom, three and a half bathroom single family home at 9356 Sumner Lake Blvd. in Manassas....
Another Bristow, VA Short Sale---SOLD! On September 12th (2014) I had the pleasure of listing this end unit townhouse in Bristow, VA.  Because it had been well maintained, when the Seller and I went over comparable sales in the neighborhood I advised the Seller that he needed to price as if he we...
Today Started with Sad News Today I was shocked when I received a text message that a former client of mine died on December 5th.   C.J. was a referral from a member of Active Rain who worked as a lender where C.J. was a processor.  He had been looking at listings online and wanted to buy in Gain...
Throwback Thursday:  What To Do With That Built-In Phone Booth? While out yesterday at one of my favorite sandwich shops in Centreville, VA, I saw this as I was coming out of the ladies room.  If a twenty-something walked past it, would they even know what this "shelf" used to house?  Maybe they ...
My New Long & Foster Office Has the Christmas Spirit When I made the decision to switch offices at the end of September this year, it was with a lot of fear, not the least of which was that I felt I might never feel completely at home there.  I had spent my first decade in real estate with one co...
Paying it Forward:  The Spirit of the Holidays in Action Today was a cold, dreary and cloudy day in the Bristow area.  You could feel the moisture frozen in the air.  I expected it to snow at any moment.  As it turns out, we're getting rain later tonight. The pace of life in Northern Virginia, ev...
Never Let the Nay Sayers Talk You Out of Succeeding There's a first time for everything.  And last night was a first for me.  I heard words from the mouth of KISS front man Paul Stanley that had to be shared.   You may think I'm about to hit you with, "I wanna rock 'n roll all night....and party ...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Northern VA
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