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What do Home Buyers Notice?
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What do Home Buyers Notice?

The average showing is about 20 mins. That puts a lot of weight on a buyer's first impression of being in the home! In past posts, we've shown you ...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid in Alexandria
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5 Mistakes to Avoid in Alexandria

I'll admit this headline is pretty deceiving. There really isn't anything in Alexandria that I'd consider a mistake! I love our town, but here are ...

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Hey Britt! What's New In Town?
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Hey Britt! What's New In Town?

In our bustling town, things are always changing. This fall, there will be a few new places coming to town, and we can't wait to try them! From res...

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The List You Didn't Know You Needed...
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Food & Drink
The List You Didn't Know You Needed...

Looking for a drink after work in Old Town? We’ve got you covered! From walks around town, research online, and recommendations from friends, we’ve...

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What Does It Mean to Be a Good Neighbor?
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What Does It Mean to Be a Good Neighbor?

There are easy ways to be a good neighbor! Yes, of course, we can point out that cleaning up after your dog on walks and not playing music too loud...

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4 Examples to Prove That A Fresh Update is Magic!
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4 Examples to Prove That A Fresh Update is Magic!

Vision. Vision. Vision!! The biggest question is, "Can you visualize this space as your own?" Luckily for us, staging can take us there. In prepari...

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Restaurant Report: Emmy Squared Pizza
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Restaurant Report: Emmy Squared Pizza

Check out Alexandria's newest pizza restaurant!

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Fireworks From Our Front Lawns
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Fireworks From Our Front Lawns

Previously Published on AlexandriaStylebook.com

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Misha's Coffeehouse & Wine Bar!
Food & Drink
Misha's Coffeehouse & Wine Bar!

Now open at 6 Prince Street, Misha’s Coffeehouse and Roaster has opened a second location down by the Old Town Waterfront. What are the three liqui...

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The Dapper Fox Bakery, Fresh Cookies Every Time!
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The Dapper Fox Bakery, Fresh Cookies Every Time!

There’s nothing oh-so-good as a fresh-baked cookie right out of the oven! Dapper Fox Bakery’s bake-at-home cookies ensure you’ll enjoy these delici...

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Find Your Outdoor Oasis!
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Find Your Outdoor Oasis!

With Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start to summer, here are a few of our favorite outdoor spaces from our recent listings! It’s time...

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MIMI RYAN Tray Bar - Storytelling Through a Personalized Gift
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MIMI RYAN Tray Bar - Storytelling Through a Personalized Gift

It’s not often we get an afternoon to truly take a moment and spend time thinking about those tangible things that represent ourselves, the places ...

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Why The Cleaning Army Handbook Makes Me Want To Clean!
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Why The Cleaning Army Handbook Makes Me Want To Clean!

Believe it or not, I’ve waited six months to get my hands on Go Clean Co’s The Cleaning Army Handbook. If you didn’t know, our last Go Clean Co (fa...

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Home on Cameron is going Virtual!
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Home on Cameron is going Virtual!

Doors closing on Cameron lead to new opportunities ahead for local designer! A few weeks ago, we had the chance to sit down with Todd Martz of Home...

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Look Down! Old Town North’s Stormwater Covers Are A Blank Canvas For Inspired Designs!
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Look Down! Old Town North’s Stormwater Covers Are A Blank Canvas For Inspired Desi...

Calling all artists! This is your opportunity to make your mark on the Old Town art scene! Old Town North’s stormwater covers are getting a faceli...

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Pinterests Worthy Homes from Sotheby's RESIDE Magazine
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Pinterests Worthy Homes from Sotheby's RESIDE Magazine

Twice a year, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty releases RESIDE Magazine, dedicated to the connoisseurship of art, travel, fashion, food, and D.C....

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New Ownership, New Brand for Local Coffee Shop
Food & Drink
New Ownership, New Brand for Local Coffee Shop

Under new ownership and a new brand, ESP Tea & Coffee is embracing the community with open arms, hoping to make a positive change to local charitab...

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Expand Your Space by Thinking Outside the Box!
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Expand Your Space by Thinking Outside the Box!

Spring is here and I can’t be more thrilled. It’s a wonderful time for change and renewal as we move into warmer weather and longer days. The drear...

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Turn the Heat Up! It’s Augie’s Charity Chili Showdown!
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Turn the Heat Up! It’s Augie’s Charity Chili Showdown!

Three words: Charity. Chili. Showdown. Anyone who knows me knows I’m always in for fun with food and fundraising! Throw in a little healthy competi...

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Appreciating Home, One Year Later
Appreciating Home, One Year Later

One year later and our world is still healing. From early quarantine craft projects to summer socially distanced time outdoors to family gatherings...

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Fontaine Caffe, The Newest Addition to Your Morning Routine!
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Fontaine Caffe, The Newest Addition to Your Morning Routine!

“Where the locals eat!” may be Fontaine Bistro’s slogan, but their Fontaine Caffe will take that to the next level, becoming a place where local b...

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Reflecting on New Orleans House Floats: Adapting to the Pandemic with Flare!
Reflecting on New Orleans House Floats: Adapting to the Pandemic with Flare!

Weekly, we learn of local businesses and community members who are positively adapting to the constant challenges, directly and indirectly, brought...

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Ada’s On The River is Now Open… and Barca Pier & Wine Bar is Coming Soon!
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Ada’s On The River is Now Open… and Barca Pier & Wine Bar is Coming Soon!

You’ve probably already heard talk of or walked past the new development in Robinson’s Landing. Well, Ada’s On The River has officially opened its ...

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Be Mine on the Water and Support Alexandria Seaport Foundation
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Be Mine on the Water and Support Alexandria Seaport Foundation

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so let’s show love by supporting a local charity: The Seaport Foundation! Join me on February 11th as I...

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This Season's Newest Accessory is a Tiny Home!
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This Season's Newest Accessory is a Tiny Home!

Have you heard the term “accessory dwelling unit (ADU)” recently and wondered what that means and why people are talking about it? Well, you’re lik...

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These Local Cookies are a Batch Made in Heaven!
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These Local Cookies are a Batch Made in Heaven!

If you haven’t already stumbled upon her mouthwatering Instagram @sugarcookiesisters or experienced her cookie decorating class, we want to introdu...

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ALX-Opoly is on Its Way!
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ALX-Opoly is on Its Way!

When the pandemic lockdown began, we turned to our favorite board games… and Alexandria’s Chamber of Commerce did the same! To all my Alexandria-lo...

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New Year, New You, New Home!
New Year, New You, New Home!

In Alexandria, it’s not uncommon to see new construction seemingly at every turn. But what is it about a newly constructed home that is so appeali...

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2021 New Year Market Update
2021 New Year Market Update

2020 was a year full of uncertainty and frustration, however, the housing market showed incredible strength. We expect 2021 will have similar dema...

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Hey 2021! What are you Planning?
Hey 2021! What are you Planning?

In three days, we will turn the page on 2020 and look to 2021 with full hearts! So, what are our predictions for 2021? Well, this year allowed us t...

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It's Christmas Eve...
It's Christmas Eve...

It’s Christmas Eve and only eight days until 2021! I think this calls for a celebration! Well Alexandria, we’ve had some ups and downs, some roses ...

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Suckers for Sugar: National Cupcake Day Report
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Suckers for Sugar: National Cupcake Day Report

Before we have dreams of sugarplums dancing in our heads this holiday season, here at our Patterson Group HQ, located just blocks away from some fa...

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Festive Wreaths and Garlands at Home
Festive Wreaths and Garlands at Home

Before you deck the halls, deck out your decor 🎄✨⁠

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Happy National Christmas Lights Day!
Happy National Christmas Lights Day!

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays! To kick off December, we are celebrating National Christmas Lights Day. This year more than ever, ...

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Resturant Report: Sisters Thai
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Resturant Report: Sisters Thai

Nestled under The Gables in North Old Town, imagine a display of creativity, both in decor and flavor. At Sisters Thai, you’ll find beautiful blues...

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The Magic of Giving this Christmas
The Magic of Giving this Christmas

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the Christmas season has already started to make its way into shop decorations, TV commercials, radio s...

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Resturant Report: Wooboi Hot Chicken
Resturant Report: Wooboi Hot Chicken

We visited Wooboi Hot Chicken’s grand opening and all we can say is wooo boy; this is good! Located in North Old Town, Wooboi Hot Chicken opened ...

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It's the Perfect Time to Enjoy Wine Country
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It's the Perfect Time to Enjoy Wine Country

Close your eyes and imagine this: a crisp, fall breeze and the bright sunshine warming you up while you sip on a glass of wine and look out onto be...

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My Obsession with Go Clean Co
My Obsession with Go Clean Co

Originally posted on Alexandria Stylebook, the Go Clean Co instagram account inspires and teaches cleaning hacks for any household!

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Three Health Tips to Change Your Life with Kristen Coffield
Three Health Tips to Change Your Life with Kristen Coffield

Britt and Paige talk to the incredible Culinary Coach, Kristen Coffield of The Culinary Cure. She tells us three tips that you can start TOMORROW (...

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Holding Titles for A Stress- Free Home Buying
Holding Titles for A Stress- Free Home Buying

Phyllis talks to settlement attorney & MBH Settlement Group LC Manager, Ryan Stuart. Once you are under contract on a house, one of the first thing...

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Community and Mindfulness with Barre3
Community and Mindfulness with Barre3

We are big fans of barre3! Britt sits down with Old Town barre3 Studio Owner, Meredith Patel, to learn how barre3 instills community, fitness, and ...

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Old Town Boutique District & the Warehouse Sale with Elizabeth Todd
Old Town Boutique District & the Warehouse Sale with Elizabeth Todd

Britt kicks off our "Alexandria Built This" series with the amazing Elizabeth Todd, who is Co-Founder of The Boutique District, Co-Founder of Style...

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Understanding Bridge Loans with Graham Setliff
Understanding Bridge Loans with Graham Setliff

Phyllis takes the lead on this episode and sits down with First Saving's Vice President, Graham Setliff, to talk bridge loans. Graham tells us all ...

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Home Staging with Brittany Simon
Home Staging with Brittany Simon

Britt talks to Home Staging Expert, Brittany Simon, to answer all of your questions about interior designer, when selling your home. Brittany goes ...

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Lending 101 with Christian Hartung
Lending 101 with Christian Hartung

In this episode, Britt sits down with Guaranteed Rate Branch Manager/SVP of Mortgage Lending, Christian Hartung to talk lending 101. Are you a firs...

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We Launched a Podcast!
We Launched a Podcast!

Welcome to the Patt Pod! This is the new Patterson Real Estate Group podcast where we'll be talking about real estate trends, expert tips and what'...

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Split-level Homes are Back in Vogue
Split-level Homes are Back in Vogue

The split level home is a popular architectural style that we find in this neck of the woods. And guess what? It’s an architectural style that’s po...

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Top Fall Real Estate Questions
Top Fall Real Estate Questions

Autumn can be an amazing time to sell your home. Sellers might have an easier time finding the right buyer because home shoppers are typically more...

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Forecasting the 2019 Real Estate Market
Forecasting the 2019 Real Estate Market

The start of a new year brings about a time of reflection, but also marks a time of planning and preparation for the upcoming year.

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