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Your 4 Monthly Home Care Reminders for December

Yes I Ken’s! Monthly Home Care Reminders
It’s December now – so time for this month’s home care items. Here goes:

1 – 3. Inspect CO Detectors, Smoke Detectors and Fire Extinguishers to be sure they are functional. More than normal electricity use during the holidays and maybe a fire burning in the fireplace or a live Christmas tree mean more need for these life-savers to be working in case of an emergency.

4. Replace the Furnace Filter. Typically, people are at home more during the holidays and in colder climates / weather, less outside fresh air is let in the house. Why not plan for the freshest air possible by replacing your filter?

All of these are super easy to do! Happy December – and Happy Holidays!

Ken, Yes I Ken!, Keller Williams Realty

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KenSellsArlington.com

703-981-4646

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3 Home Improvements that Pay

Planning for your possible future sale makes economic sense.

When deciding what to spend your hard-earned money on in renovations, I often get the question from my clients of WHAT to spend it on that will bring them back the most equity when they go to sell.

Often, if one is considering a large project, they weigh doing the costly and intrusive work vs. selling and buying a house that already has what they want. After all, not many projects will bring back at resale even 80% of the value put into them, 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!

Arlington

– 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. lacotedorcafe.com Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday in Arlington. What to do?

Fortunately, we have a wealth of options for entertainment in Arlington on Friday night – or any night!

Check out restaurants and bars along the Orange Line and off a ways too. Need some recommendations? I’ve lived here over 20 years, so I can help out.

Along Metro

Iota in Clarendon for live music. Some great groups play there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Got Children? Strategies to Ease Your – and Their – Move!

It’s important to focus on your children when you undertake the move to a new home. Kids require emotional support during this time of transition. I offer these strategies:

1. Be very upbeat about the process – and get them excited in some way. Maybe it’s the new swing set that you have promised them for the new – and larger – yard. Listen to and address any concerns they have about moving.

2. Explain the process- the ABC’s. In a simple way, Read the rest of this entry »

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