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From Arlington – Reporting the TOP 10 Turnaround markets

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I thought you might be surprised to learn which are the Top 10 Turnaround Housing Markets. In case you don’t know, turnaround markets are those that are “either at what we would call a bottom or a turnaround, or have already reached that point” (, September 2012). The following trends are used to rank cities: Median list price, drawdown in inventory, drop in the time homes are on the market and unemployment rates. Following are the current top turnarounds towns (not listed in rank order):

Boise, Idaho (recently named the second best place to raise a family by Forbes)
Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona
Oakland, California
Miami, Florida
San Jose, California
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
Bakersfield, California
San Francisco, California
Fresno, California
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, California

Chances are that many housing markets outside Arlington are also showing some improvement. For a complimentary home consultation in Arlington, if you are thinking of selling now or in the future, please contact us. We are always glad to be here for you every step of the way!

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Ken Courtade
The Yes I Ken! Team

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Recommended Read: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent

The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, also known as the MREA book, is already a classic. In 2004, Gary Keller, along with Dave Jenks and Jay Papasan, wrote the National Best Seller.

With input from Mega Agents in North America, Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy MLK Day!

Martin Luther King Day is one of my favorite holidays. Why?

In one word: Diversity.

With more explanation: In real estate, I enjoy the fact that I have a diversity of clients and potential clients, who have a diversity (also!) of homes to select from to fit their needs, wants and lifestyles.

This rich variety is exciting and intellectually interesting to me. The opportunity for having a great time in matching people and homes is infinite.

So, Happy Martin Luther King Day! I celebrate the diversity you bring to the table in making our country strong and incredible, and the diversity you bring to my life’s work of providing service in finding the home that fits you!

So, thank you. Celebrate MLK Day – and celebrate you!

Ken, Yes I Ken!

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Friday Frivolity – What’s so Cool about Arlington? 10 Things.

What’s cool? There is SO much to LOVE about Arlington. You know I’m crazy about it. Are you?  Add to my list!

1. It just is – in total. Read the rest of this entry »

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Where to Eat / Dine in Arlington and the DC Area for Thanksgiving 2011?

If you are visiting Arlington, VA, or the DC area for Thanksgiving – or simply live here and want to have someone else do the cooking this year – where can you go for Thanksgiving dinner?

No problem finding somewhere! With a wealth of incredible restaurants – and many, many more than 20 years ago when I moved here (even more than 5 years ago) – there is no need to wonder too long. To help out, here is a list!


– La Cote d’Or. I have not been in awhile to this sweet little gem of a restaurant. Serving a 4 course traditional turkey menu. Read the rest of this entry »

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