Pat Kennedy - Home in the Capital

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OK, it wasn't like I dropped the F-Bomb in a crowded Kids-R-Us or anything like that!After a home inspection and before a neighborhood party, I decided to brave the shopping mall in DC's Columbia Heights to find a Christmas tree skirt (Willie the Labradoodle chewed on my old one).  Target had one...
Maybe I get Millenials because I didn't buy my first place until I was in my late-30's.  It was roommates in New York - I lived in a Stew Zoo for a bunch of years, and it was even rent controlled.  Then, when I came to Washington, I rented until my building went condo.  So I can relate to so many...
Last night, I looked out the window of my office to see the moon coming up in a sky full of pink clouds.  So I grabbed my favorite camera, a Sony mirrorless with interchangeable lenses, and I headed for the front yard.  On my way out the door, I grabbed my iPhone (I was expecting a call).Here is ...
My early real estate career was pretty magical.  My first company had an amazing training program, my managing broker was a master at picking and mentoring new agents, and I had a center of influence any newbie would kill for. Everything worked very well. Even better than very well.Then, into abo...
This is another airplane window shot.  Oh, wait!  What else could it be?  It's a snow topped mountain someplace around Montana or Washington State.   It was a gray and hazy day before I started to play with the picture in my new favorite photo editor.  And most of the difference was achieved by a...
Let me just start by saying that I hate bidding wars, whether I’m representing a buyer or a seller.  And one reason is that the entire process is so prone to shenanigans. In my area, a listing will typically come on the market on a Thursday or Friday, and the price is often a little below market ...
When it was time to settle my  parents' estate, the heirs, my siblings and I, were very fortunate.  My father was a compulsive engineer who loved everything to be tidy, and that included my parents' estate.We were able to list the house as soon as it was painted and staged and ready for prime tim...
Of course if you "borrow" a blog, even with permission, to post here on ActiveRain, you need to be careful to click the box that says it isn't your content.  And you won't get points for it.  And it won't be so easy for us to get to know you if you are blogging in someone else's voice! Today’s me...
I was just cleaning out a drawer in a little chest in my foyer, and this sort of jumped out at me!This came from ActiveRain's salad days, and it brought back a lot of memories. I went to many of Rain Camps, and at each one made new friends and learned something new.Rain Camps attracted bloggers i...
Lise gives a fun reminder that it's not all work!  I am in New York this weekend with my husband, Bill, to see our grandson - and by extension., our son and daughter in law.  Last April I bought tickets to the first Annual College Hockey Showdown between North Dakota and Boston College where my h...

Patricia Kennedy

Home in the Capital
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Pat Kennedy -- author of The Irreverent Guide to Real Estate -- gives you a look at life on the streets as a real estate broker in our nation's capital. And her blog is peppered with great advice combined with humor!