Pat Kennedy - Home in the Capital

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OK, yesterday's post was a little bit premature!This morning, Washington, DC woke up to it's first snow of the season - and probably the earliest in the decades that I've lived here.   And it's really cold outside - Willie the Labradoodle lasted just long enough to do his thing in the back yard b...
   Several times a week, I walk with some neighbors through Crestwood, the DC neighborhood where I live.  Until a few weeks ago, we'd pull out our smart phones to take shots of flowers or dogs, but finally this week we are finding leaves that are worth a quick photo.  Already, some of the young e...
Whenever it's my turn to host, I go into a complete panic, call the nice lady who cleans my house, and shine the silverware.  It's because six of my dearest, most judgemental friends are coming for dinner!OK, they aren't all that judgemental, but I still feel like I need a spotless house if they ...
For people who want to buy a new home - without doing anything crazy to get the deal done - there are two great opportunities each year to do so.  One is late summer when it gets hotter than Hades here in DC with everyone heading to the beach.  And the other is coming up in about a week. Between ...
A lot of what we learn about working effectively with our own clients comes from watching people who sell products and services in other industries.  And lately I've had some great lessons while out looking for a new car.My lovely Lexus is really old now, and she's been an amazing car for the las...
When my real estate license was brand new (35 years ago) I had a managing broker who encouraged her newbies to look at out centers of influence and to make sure that every one of them knew that we were now licensed to sell houses.  And I did as I was told.The people in my Sphere of Influence were...
Wow!  Haven't done this in a long time!  So here goes!John Henry  Ah Italy...innovation for housing by observing and using nature!!  John is a new to me blogger, and I'm already a fan!  Anna Banana Kruchten  Thankful For My Cell Phone!  Aren't we all?  They are truely a marvel of modern technolog...
When I was born, I was not only my parents' first child.  but a first grandchild and a first neice.  While my uncles didn't notice too much, my mother's younger sisters totally spoiled me.  They were Auntie Pat (I was named after her) and Auntie Joan, who was my Godmother.  They showered me with ...
A year ago, I woke up wanting to make a big change to my hair, which I've worn shoulder-length for most of my adult life.  So I went to my long-time hairdresser and said I wanted it short and layered. He did exactly what I asked of him. And as I drove home, I sort of liked it.  But I woke up the ...
There is an old saying here in Washington, DC: “If you want a friend, get a dog!”Whether you live in Washington, DC or Washington, North Carolina, this is great advice - and I followed it.Willie the Labradoodle was a little, wee puppy when I first began to blog on ActiveRain.  Now, eleven years l...

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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!