Lauren Gassenmeyer, Realtor

Lauren Gassenmeyer, Realtor Buy. Rent. Sell.

Northern Virginia Real Estate

Pearson Smith Realty
Licensed in Virginia

Buy. Rent. Sell. Let me open the door to a successful real estate experience! Serving all of Northern Virginia! Long & Foster Real Estate Licensed in Virginia

04/12/2019
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Tips for fire safety! Does your family have a fire escape plan?

Spring Into Safety! Know Two Ways Out To Escape Fire!

It is the middle of the night and you are suddenly awakened by your smoke alarm. You notice some smoke in your bedroom. What do you do next?

The answer is easy: Get Out and Stay Out!

However, before that occurs it is important you develop, and practice, a home fire escape plan! “Spring Into Safety” this week and develop a home fire escape plan. The video below, from our partners in safety at the United States Fire Administration, will help guide you.

In addition, please go to our website and the Family Escape Plan which provides a grid and further guidance on developing a home escape plan. Go here: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/spring-into-safety-know-two-ways-out-to-escape-fire/ #SafeFairfax #FCFRD

https://youtu.be/C9KSFRq4rXA

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist
04/05/2019
Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist

Some Highlights: Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC! Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year. Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for gett

The Loudoun & Fairfax County Spring Home Show is this weekend (April 6 & 7) at Michael & Son Sportsplex in Sterling.  Ad...
04/02/2019
Loudoun & Fairfax County Spring Home Show | Free Pass

The Loudoun & Fairfax County Spring Home Show is this weekend (April 6 & 7) at Michael & Son Sportsplex in Sterling. Admission is free with online registration 👇 or $10 at the door.

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Mortgage Rates Post Biggest Drop in a Decade
03/30/2019
Mortgage Rates Post Biggest Drop in a Decade

Mortgage Rates Post Biggest Drop in a Decade

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage plunged 22 basis points this week. Home buyers may want to rush to lock in the lower rates.

TBT - 1958 Aerial view of Sunset Hills farms in Reston.📸credit: Reston Historic Trust & Museum
03/29/2019

TBT - 1958 Aerial view of Sunset Hills farms in Reston.
📸credit: Reston Historic Trust & Museum

Hunter Woods Retirement Community On Track for a May Opening
03/27/2019
Hunter Woods Retirement Community On Track for a May Opening

Hunter Woods Retirement Community On Track for a May Opening

Almost exactly two years after its ceremonial groundbreaking, the Hunter Woods Retirement Community at 2222 Colts Neck Road in Reston is planning on opening in two months.

According to an employee at Hunter Woods, the first residents will be moving in end of May.

The $72 million project will a

February 2019 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Loudoun County Housing Market Remains Tight, May Ease
03/19/2019
February 2019 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Loudoun County Housing Market Remains Tight, May Ease

February 2019 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Loudoun County Housing Market Remains Tight, May Ease

Overview The number of active listings in Loudoun County in February was the fewest February active listings in over a decade. As compared with data from January, however, there is some indication that the market may ease. Active listings increased from February 2018 to February 2019 in three of the...

30-Year Rates Plunge 10 Basis Points This Week
03/17/2019
30-Year Rates Plunge 10 Basis Points This Week

30-Year Rates Plunge 10 Basis Points This Week

While these low rates will certainly get the attention of prospective home buyers, the supply of homes for sale remains stubbornly low, says...

New store opening tomorrow!
03/15/2019

New store opening tomorrow!

TBT!  Do you recognize this house?  HINT: If you’ve driven on Rt 7 between Reston and Cascades you’ve passed it!  A ...
03/14/2019

TBT! Do you recognize this house?

HINT: If you’ve driven on Rt 7 between Reston and Cascades you’ve passed it!

A recent picture and the answer is in comments below.👇

Northern VA Market Statistics February 2019 vs February 2018
03/13/2019

Northern VA Market Statistics February 2019 vs February 2018

⏰⏰⏰Change your clocks and check your smoke detector batteries this weekend⏰⏰⏰
03/08/2019

⏰⏰⏰Change your clocks and check your smoke detector batteries this weekend⏰⏰⏰

✅Grand Opening of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet today in Sterling!Looking forward to Sierra Trading Post opening across the...
03/06/2019

✅Grand Opening of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet today in Sterling!

Looking forward to Sierra Trading Post opening across the street soon too. It will be joining Home Sense, Home Goods, Michaels and Target in the same shopping center! Gonna be dangerous for the wallet 😂

03/05/2019
Proud to be a part of the PSR Family!  Congrats Pearson Smith Realty!  #bestofloudoun2019
03/02/2019

Proud to be a part of the PSR Family! Congrats Pearson Smith Realty! #bestofloudoun2019

Throwback Thursday! Real estate advertisement for Clarendon in the Washington Post on April 23rd, 1900📸source: ghosts...
02/28/2019

Throwback Thursday! Real estate advertisement for Clarendon in the Washington Post on April 23rd, 1900

📸source: ghostsofdc.org

Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!
02/27/2019
Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!

Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018! Last week’s survey results reported an interest rate of 4.35%. This is a welcome change f

If you live in Northern Virginia, you may have received your 2019 Real Estate Tax Assessment.  These are used to calcula...
02/26/2019

If you live in Northern Virginia, you may have received your 2019 Real Estate Tax Assessment. These are used to calculate annual property tax rates.

Many saw an increase this year and according to Fairfax County's website, "There are several factors that affect real estate assessments including sales in the neighborhood, economic factors such as average number of days homes have been for sale and sales volume, improvements to the property (remodeling, additions),new construction and rezonings, property characteristics (such as size, age, condition and amenities)."

For more information on your specific area check out the links below or let me know if you have any questions!

City of Alexandria - https://www.alexandriava.gov/realestate/info/default.aspx?id=1544

Arlington County - https://topics.arlingtonva.us/realestate/taxes-payments/real-estate-taxes/

City of Fairfax - https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/real-estate/assessment-appeal-information/assessment-guide

Fairfax County - https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/2019-real-estate-assessments-now-available/

City of Falls Church - https://www.fallschurchva.gov/718/Real-Estate-Assessment

Town of Herndon - https://www.herndon-va.gov/town-services/taxes-licenses/real-estate-taxes

Loudoun County - https://www.loudoun.gov/649/Annual-Assessment-Summary

Prince William County - http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/finance/Pages/Real-Estate-Assessments.aspx

Town of Vienna - https://www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?nid=253

There have been lots of questions about Amazon in Northern Virginia after the cancellation of the NYC deal.   According ...
02/22/2019
Amazon talks HQ2 in Arlington: "Nothing will change" after cancellation of NYC deal

There have been lots of questions about Amazon in Northern Virginia after the cancellation of the NYC deal.

According to Holly Sullivan, Amazon’s Head of Worldwide Economic Development, "nothing will change for Virginia. We are committed to the 25,000 jobs here in Arlington. We think it’s going to be a great fit in building that talent pipeline.”

Thursday marked a rare chance for people in Arlington to hear directly from Amazon about the company’s plan to build a second headquarters in Crystal City. On Thursday evening, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments held what it called ‘A Regional Conversation With Amazon&rsq...

Throwback Thursday!  Can you tell where this is in Fairfax County?This is the intersection of Rte. 7 and Rte. 123 in 193...
02/21/2019

Throwback Thursday! Can you tell where this is in Fairfax County?

This is the intersection of Rte. 7 and Rte. 123 in 1935 looking south towards Vienna! Tysons Corner Market on the right, crossroads market on the left.

📸source: Fairfax County Public Library Photographic Archive. Donie Rieger Collection.

realtor.com
02/20/2019
realtor.com

realtor.com

The breakdown on tax breaks for homeowners.

January 2019 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Inventory Tightest in Over a Decade
02/15/2019
January 2019 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Inventory Tightest in Over a Decade

January 2019 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Inventory Tightest in Over a Decade

Overview Active listings in Loudoun County reached a decade low in January after declining 17.1 percent from January 2018 to just 727 homes in January 2019. The number of active listings in January was the fewest active listings of any month over the past ten years. Active listings in January declin...

Wow!!
02/14/2019
BREAKING: Amazon Cancels NYC HQ2 Plans

Wow!!

(Updated at 12:35 p.m.) Amazon is cancelling plans to build half of its "HQ2" in New York City, where it faced mounting criticism from local officials and activists. Thus far, early reports have not said whether the change in plans will add jobs in Arlington and Alexandria, but Amazon did say in

Ashburn Now
02/12/2019
Ashburn Now

Ashburn Now

The first 70 jobs for Amazon’s new HQ2 in NoVA are posted! Here are some tips on how to apply and ace your interviews. 💼

Northern VA Market Statistics January 2019 vs January 2018
02/11/2019

Northern VA Market Statistics January 2019 vs January 2018

Let’s be honest, we all do it 😂
02/08/2019

Let’s be honest, we all do it 😂

Throwback Thursday!!  Cover of House & Home June 1966.  Aerial of the Lake Anne area in Reston.   #tbt #Reston #northern...
02/07/2019

Throwback Thursday!! Cover of House & Home June 1966. Aerial of the Lake Anne area in Reston.
#tbt #Reston #northernvirginia #northernvirginiarealestate #northernvirginiarealtor

**Client Appreciation Drawing** This month I'm teaming up with Palmer Harned, REALTOR to giveaway a $300 Home Depot gift...
02/06/2019
PSR's January Client Raffle

**Client Appreciation Drawing**

This month I'm teaming up with Palmer Harned, REALTOR to giveaway a $300 Home Depot gift card!

You don't have to be a past client. To enter, 'like' our pages then visit the link below and enter by 2/28!

To thank all of our past clients, family, and friends we send out a monthly raffle to all of our VIP's! Each month you will have the opportunity to enter and win big, all you have to do is submit your name and email.

“The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on t...
02/06/2019
The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

“The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for their service – then let them go.”

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of T

Today’s real estate market is highly competitive. Having a professional who’s been there before to guide you through...
01/21/2019
The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes

Today’s real estate market is highly competitive. Having a professional who’s been there before to guide you through the process is a simple step that will give you a huge advantage!

In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, with the addition of more information, comes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers,

01/15/2019

Client Appreciation Drawing! Enter to **WIN** a set of Apple AirPods!

Make sure to 'Like' my page then PM or email me at [email protected] for instructions on how to enter!

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!
01/14/2019
Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified

If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will ...
01/04/2019
Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI).

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impress

Hard to believe I joined Pearson Smith Realty a year ago today!  Since becoming a Realtor in 2012 my business has been s...
12/29/2018

Hard to believe I joined Pearson Smith Realty a year ago today! Since becoming a Realtor in 2012 my business has been solely built on referrals and word of mouth and wouldn’t be where it is today without my friends, family and clients. THANK YOU for trusting me with your real estate needs and helping make 2018 my most successful year yet!

Reston Now
12/03/2018
Reston Now

Reston Now

Locals have one week left to vote Reston’s holiday parade to the top of USA Today’s nationwide ranking.

Last year, Reston landed in sixth place on the list. In 2016, it claimed the fourth spot.

Realtor Magazine
11/29/2018
Realtor Magazine

Realtor Magazine

Rising mortgage rates and home prices will make it more difficult to buy and sell a home next year, according to realtor.com's 2019 housing forecast.

Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!
11/26/2018
Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!

Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!

Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required to obtain a mortgage? By law, a homebuyer will receive a loan estimate from their lender 3 days after submitting their loan application and they

What Does Amazon’s HQ2 Mean for the Washington Region's Housing Market? - The Stephen S. Fuller Institute
11/14/2018
What Does Amazon’s HQ2 Mean for the Washington Region's Housing Market? - The Stephen S. Fuller Institute

What Does Amazon’s HQ2 Mean for the Washington Region's Housing Market? - The Stephen S. Fuller Institute

While HQ2 will generate additional demand for housing, its effects will be geographically dispersed and gradual. Even so, the additional demand would like increase both home sales prices and rental rates, albeit only marginally above the rise that is expected to occur without these households. The a...

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