Achieving the American Dream: What I actually do as a real estate agent

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Lauren Budik

How did you get started in the real estate industry?

My background is in journalism, and I used to work as a newspaper reporter. As my husband and I were planning to move back to the States after serving two years overseas with the State Dept., a colleague suggested to me that I’d be great in real estate. I looked into what it would take to get a license. I ended up taking the licensure classes and sat for the national, Virginia and D.C. exams when we got back. And that was almost two years ago!

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Fall Foliage in the DMV

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No matter how long you live in the Washington D.C., Maryland or Virginia area, you can never get tired of gorgeous fall foliage. The reds and yellows and oranges are so intense, and driving through the countryside and mountains gives you the pleasure of watching the most stunning season change ever.

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November Events

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The next two months will be jam-packed with festivals, holidays, and parades. Here are some fun things to do in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia leading up to the holiday season.

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Veterans Day: Honoring all who serve

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Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11, the same day that World War I ended in 1918. It was originally established as a way to honor the Americans who had served in that war. Today, the holiday serves to honor veterans of all wars who have displayed patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for this country. To recognize and celebrate these brave men and women, there will be plenty of events around the country, especially right here in the nation’s capital. We’re proud to say that our nation’s first responders are among the honorees.

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Living with grandma, housing market exacerbating inequality and STC “Free For All”

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Are the Washington Redskins coming to Reston? Plus, D.C. median home price hits $566K

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Family Splash on Friday at RCC, Fairfax Co. “Discovery Trail” Map Guide

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  • Less than 15 percent of new rentals built in D.C. since 2014 were affordable (via Curbed DC)
  • Quiz: Where in D.C. should you buy your first home? (via Curbed DC)
  • File this under the #nicetodream category: The driveway is becoming the main event — some boast their own roadside attractions, extensive landscaping and even a pro race track. (via WSJ)
  • In that same file: A shortage of developed land is driving up lot prices in affluent areas like Beverly Hills, Southampton, Miami and Chicago. (via WSJ)

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