Monthly Archives: December 2014

Renovation Resource: Organize Your Household in 2015!

Looking for ways to better organize your household? Need a centralized place for grocery lists, a calendar, invitations, and other household errand lists?

I used to be very skeptical of “household command centers” or organization walls – until I created one. Now I can’t imagine our household without it.

But I do believe there are a few tricks to making it work…

1) Location: locate it in a high traffic area where you and other family members will see it often. A simple wall space will do. Ours is on the side of our refrigerator panel.

2) Pens: you must have a pen or pencil attached to the area or you won’t use it. I used velcro (CVS, hardware store) to attach a pencil and a pen to the side of a bulletin board.

3) What works for you: think back on your life and what you’ve used successfully – bulletin boards, chalk boards, white boards, mail pockets? Use only those mediums. You want to create a system you’ll actually use.

4) Key documents: think about the lists, errands, information that clutter your mind – that you’d love to be able to write down in one place. Include some type of document or form for those items. We have a monthly calendar, weekly grocery list, and list for other household errands. We also include a list of places we read about and want to remember to check out.

5) Keep it attractive: don’t let it get cluttered! Occasionally take down anything old and straighten posted items. Select attractive boards and organize them in a grouping. Don’t be afraid to have more than a couple boards – it can fill a space and actually look nice.

Looking for ideas for how to set it up? Check out my Pinterest board!

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How’s the Market? Washington DC November 2014

032Recent momentum in the DC market continued into November.

Closed and new pending sales were up this November over November last year. Seller activity dipped for the first time since last year, with active listings declining this November over last. (Source: Real Estate Business Intelligence).

Video recap

My take: Buyers are taking advantage of relatively low interest rates and improvements in inventory since last year. Potential sellers, the coming months could be a good time to list your home.

If you or someone you know is looking for top-notch real estate service, contact me today! 202-905-5369 | jennifer.macomber@gmail.com.

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Renovation Resource: Holiday Gifts for the Home!

Looking for a hostess gift? Something fun for a friend or a family member’s home? Check out my list of 2014 holiday gift ideas for the home! To make the list, items have to be both attractive and highly practical…

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How’s the Market? Washington DC October 2014

032October was a strong month for the DC real estate market, after a slower start to the fall. Compared to October of last year, closed sales were up, as were active listings and the median sale price (Source: Real Estate Business Intelligence). Video recap.

My take: Like these stats, my colleagues and I are seeing an increase in activity in recent months when the market typically slows down. Buyers are wisely taking advantage of the still relatively low interest rates and improved inventory.

If you or someone you know is looking for top-notch real estate service, contact me today! 202-905-5369 | jennifer.macomber@gmail.com.

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