Pat Kennedy - Home in the Capital

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There is a hint here that I probably wasn't looking up to check out the fireplace damper.  I'm thinking stockings are hung and still empty, And I am - oh my God!  I'm waiting for Santa to come down the chimney and emerge, all sooty, into our living room!  I was about three when my father took thi...
Right now I am multi-tasking.  I'm writing this on Saturday night, because early on Christmas morning, I'm heading for Christmas dinner at my sister's and have to take off early.  And as I write this, I'm watching my favorite Christmas movie, "It's a Wonderful Life".  It's a real estate movie and...
On most Christmas Eves, I have written a post on ActiveRain about one of my favorite childhood memories of my father and of Christmases Past.  It's about an Ogden Nash poem that my father taught his children to love, and at least in the case of my brother, Jack, and I, to commit to memory.  The p...
Saving isn't always easy, and here are some great ideas from Lise Howe to make you or your clients at least temporarily frugal! Saving for a downpayment on a new home? Focus on your spending! Even if you are incredibly disciplined, frugal, and budget-conscious, it is still hard to reach a big sav...
This is Willie the Labradoodle's after picture, taken after yesterday's Spa Day.  He had a ManiPedi, a shampoo and cut, probably a massage and a chance to meet some other really cute dogs.  And when I picked him up, there was enough Labradoodle fur on the floor to knit a sweater!We both like the ...
The agents at Evers and Company probably do our part to increase the average age of the average Realtor here in the United States - which is someplace in the high-50s.  And there we were, a small group of village elders (with a combined three centuries of experience in real estate), sitting aroun...
1The other day, I was driving around town on a bunch of errands and heard a wonderful interview on National Public Radio.  The guest was Sara Blakely, the youngest self-made female billionaire in the history of the United States.  Sara is the founder of Spanx - a product that is in my dresser - p...
I come from a long line of serious fudge makers and have wonderful memories of my mother trying to teach me her secrets.  So I really enjoyed Carol's story.  jI also just scarfed down a box of homemade fudge that a lender left on my desk, and it was quite wonderful!Hope you enjoy this one and dro...
The halls aren't quite decked, but the tree is up and all decorated.  This is the first year that either Willie the Labradoodle or Millie the cat haven't done any damage at all.  For his first few years, the dog tried to chew the cord for the lights.  He must have gotten some sort of shock becaus...
Maybe it's a seasonal thing, or maybe I've been noticing it for the last couple of weeks.  But there have been an awful lot of extreme typos here on ActiveRain.  And they are often from bloggers who are far more careful than I am with spelling and grammar.  Then, last night, I came home from the ...

Patricia Kennedy

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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!