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Braemar Property Values are in for the first two months of 2010 for Heritage Series homes.  What's a Heritage series home?  That's easy.  A Heritage Series home is one of the mid-size single family homes with attached garages, built by Brookfield Homes.  They come in four models:  Exeter, Zachary...
Bramear Property Values are in for the first two months of 2010 for the Courtyard Series homes.  What's a Courtyard home?  A Courtyard homes is one with nearly a zero lot line.  They are five to a pipe stem, fully detached homes and have two car garges.  Often referred to as "executive" homes, as...
Braemar Property Values for January-February 2010 have just been calculated for the Carriage Series homes.  What's a Carriage Series home?  That's easy.  These are single family homes with detached garages.  (Of course, not all Carriage home have a garage.  Some homes chose to have only asphalt w...
Braemar Proerty Values for the beginning of the year, January-February 2010, are in for the Arista Series.  The Arista Series consists of the large, single family homes built by Brookfield Homes and will be one of three models:  Allister, Buckingham or Canterbury.   If you have one of these model...
Alan May hits one of my hot buttons in his blog about Realtors® and their cell phones and poptart mentalities.  I am proud to say that setting scheduled appointments and time frames for my business has never insulted a client.  I think most Realtors® underestimate the understanding capacity and ...
If you live or work in, or near Woodbridge, VA and feel like giving a bit of yourself to help others, then stop by the Realtor® Association of Prince William (PWAR) on Wednesday, March 3rd between 9am and 3pm.  The American Red Cross will be on site conducting a blood drive.  Appointments are enc...
Turns out that Good Samaritans do exist in Northern Virginia.  The first one I encountered today was my husband James.  Sure, it's his job to be my Good Samaritan, but I was really lucky to have him by my side this morning.  First order of business was a Short Sale Settlement.  As any Short Sale ...
The story of this Oakton, VA Short Sale started on September 11, 2009 when the short sale listing became active at a list price of $248,000.  Naturally, I thought the short sale seller made an outstanding choice of Short Sale Listing Agent.  And coming to the conclusion of a successful settlement...
Being a full-time Realtor® and working in busy Northern Virginia, my days can easily run together.  Sometimes I may forget to eat because I am juggling numerous tasks with my buyers and sellers.  Talking to short sale banks to gain short sale approval for my short sale sellers, attending home ins...
Watching the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, I have much appreciation for many events, but am left scracthing my head how some events even make the cut.  Don't get me wrong.  I really enjoy skill sports like figure skating.  Just don't get why there is also ice dancing?  Is there a difference?  See...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Northern VA
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