Real Estate is Fun too! Movie Night in Tysons Corner

Real estates is a personal business. I am so grateful and thankful for my clients and their business and referrals. Every so often I like to let them know with a special event. Last night they got movie tickets, gift cards, candy and other treats.This event was held at the Tysons Corner AMC Theaters. Everyone had a great time and I’m excited about the next event. Here are a few scenes from last night.

If you know anyone that needs to buy or sell a home. Or if you would like a free home valuation contact me at janejensen@comcast.net or 571-228-5656


More Halloween Fun in Arlington

Everyone liked the photos so much yesterday that I took a few more neighborhood photos and videos this morning. These are from the Overlee Knolls and Westover neighborhoods of Arlington. If you would like your neighborhood represented, you can always email a photo or two with your neighborhood listed to janejensen@comcast.net. I’ll post it here. Nothing obscene or really, really gross. Just gross is ok though.

And…just in case you thought there was no real estate perspective here….my personal observation after being a realtor in this area for thirteen (lucky number ?) years is that when people spend time and money on holiday decorations, they are feeling good about the economy and their personal finances which are both good indicators of the direction of the real estate market. Your home is probably worth more then you think. If you want to know, call me at 571-228-5656 or email janejensen@comcast.net. Consultation is always free (what’s better then that?). No trick, just treat.

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Here’s one for Edvard Munch Fans. 

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Something for everyone including those on Gluten Free diets. 

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Having just seen the Peculiar Children movie, this is a personal favorite


I love Halloween in Arlington, Va. Check out these decorations.

Who doesn’t love Halloween Decorations. There’s the Scary and the Spooky and even the Kooky.  Here are a few photos and a video that I took on my walk around the Westover/Overlee Knolls neighborhood in Arlington, Va. this morning. Boo!

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I thought this one was particularly creative. Sccreaming Skeleton covered with spiderwebs and spiders tied to the bushes.

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This one made Teddy the Dog Bark. I give it an 8 out of 10 on the Creepy Scale.

Here’s Teddy checking out the flying cat and wondering if it takes off, will he catch it. I’m sure he’d give it a try.

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Yes, this is a pigwitch. Yes, it’s on my porch. Happy Halloween!

 

Post your photos in the comments if you like or email them to me at janejensen@comcast.net and I’ll post them here. Boo!


Leaf pickup schedule for Arlington, Va.

A sure sign of the season is the pile of leaves at the curb. Here is information from Arlington county about the Vacuum pickup. And…if you’re bagging, be sure to pick up recyclable FREE bags at the locations noted below.

 

Arlington County Leaf Season Update

Department of Environmental Services, Solid Waste Bureau

Ready. Rake. Recycle.

2016 – 2017 Leaf Collection Season

Leaf collection season begins on October 31. The County collects and recycles your leaves through vacuum trucks, biodegradable bags and in your green organics cart. Please be sure to drive safety around County vehicles. Stay aware as there may be crews servicing the immediate vicinity around parked County vehicles, as well. 

Vacuum Collection Schedule

Check our online vacuum schedule to determine when the leaf vacuum will be in your neighborhood.

Vacuum Collection 

  • Crews will complete two passes through each neighborhood between November and December, Monday-Saturday, except Thanksgiving Day.
  • Bright yellow and orange leaf collection signs will be posted in your neighborhood two to three days before crews arrive.
  • Plan accordingly to have leaves raked to the curb before scheduled pick-up. If the vacuum collection schedule doesn’t meet your needs, or if you missed the first vacuum pass, residents have the option to bag their leaves for the weekly bag collection, wait for the second vacuum pass or place the leaves in their green organic yard waste cart.
  • If you miss your collection date, leaves should be recycled in biodegradable leaf bags. Dates are subject to change due to weather and other events.
  • Call 703-228-6565 for recorded schedule by civic association.

Leaf Bag Collection

Place leaves in biodegradable bags only. Don’t use plastic bags. Leaf bags are now collected year-round on the same day as your regular trash collection day.

Where to Find Leaf Bags

Biodegradable paper leaf bags are available at most hardware stores. Please use any bags left over from spring yard waste collection. Free bags are also available beginning October 24 at these locations while supplies last.

Year-Round Yard Waste Collection

Arlington County provides weekly, curbside collection of yard waste to single-family homes, duplexes and some townhomes in Arlington. Yard waste collection will occur each week on your regular scheduled trash collection day. More details can be found in our brochure.

Interactive Leaf Collection Progress Map 

Be sure to follow the leaf vacuum’s progress on our interactive map.

Share Your Colors

Days are getting shorter and the leaves are showing their colors. Share your photo of Arlington’s changing tree canopy or leaf pile with us for a chance to be featured as our Facebook cover photo. Photos can be posted on Facebook or sent to @ArlingtonDES on Twitter.

 

For more information, visit www.arlingtonva.us and search “Leaf Collection.”

Arlington County Department of Environmental Services

Solid Waste Bureau

www.arlingtonva.us/des

703-228-6570


Westover Farmers market has a new vendor for your four legged friends.

The Westover Farmers market (which I am pleased to be a sponsor of) has a new vendor for your furry friend. Dog Bark has hand crafter natural treats for dogs. No wheat, corn, soy or gluten. You  can visit their website at http://www.dogbarkbones.com or better yet come to the farmers market this Sunday. You can’t bring your dog into the market but because they are right at the Washington Blvd entrance you can bring your furry friend into their booth.
The Farmers market is located in the Westover neighborhood of Arlington, Va and the entrance is on the corner of Washington Blvd and McKinley.

 

 

 

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Keeping Children Safe in Arlington

Of course, you already know that you need to stop for a stopped school bus. Now you know that if you don’t…you’ll get caught. Keep children safe. This from Arlington County:

 

School Bus Stop Arm Enforcement Program Restarts on July 1, 2016

Arlington, Va. – Beginning July 1, vehicles that illegally pass an Arlington Public Schools (APS) bus that is stopped for students are at risk for receiving a traffic ticket through the school district’s CrossingGuard School Bus Stop-Arm Safety Camera Program. The county’s program was temporarily paused while the state legislature passed legislation improving the operation of the student-safety focused program.

More than 20 Arlington school buses are outfitted with the CrossingGuard system, supplied by American Traffic Solutions. The system is used to reduce the number of vehicles that wrongfully pass stopped school buses and endanger children walking to or from the bus.

APS operates 165 buses that transport about 10,000 students to and from school each week. During the first four weeks of this school year, the CrossingGuard Program recorded 216 school bus stop arm violations across 19 days of operation.

The CrossingGuard school bus stop-arm safety solution mounts cameras and sensors on the side of the school bus. When the stop arm is deployed, the sensors automatically detect a vehicle illegally passing the stop arm in either direction or captures video of the violation including the vehicle’s license plate. The video is then reviewed by the Arlington County Police Department for approval prior to a citation being issued. In Virginia, the penalty for a stop-arm violation will warrant the vehicle’s owner a civil penalty of $250.

CrossingGuard is a completely automated, turnkey system that allows school bus drivers to focus on what is most important – the safety of their passengers. Answers to frequently asked questions about the program and Virginia traffic laws pertaining to school bus stop arms are available on the APS website at www.apsva.us/stoparmcameras.



What is that in the sky

It looks familiar but it isn’t something I’ve seen in the morning sky for a very, very long time. Could it be? Could it be? Maybe it is. The Sun, the Sun!!!!!! And it’s Bike to work day in Arlington, Va and the rest of the USA.  Go get ’em. IMG_6547

My Check in for #BTWD2016 is the East Falls Church Metro. Where’s yours? And…yes, that’s a dinosaur bell/horn on my bike. Don’t judge. 🙂

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6238 22nd Rd. N. Arlington. $699,000. 3 beds/2baths. Near Metro and Westover

Great little house in a cul-de-sac that is just .5 to the East Falls church Metro and .75 to the popular Westover Shopping Area which includes a library, hardware store, Westover Beer Garden, Lebanese Taverna, Lost Dog, The Italian Store and More.  3 beds, 2 baths, finished lower level + plenty of storage. Nice fully fenced back yard. This home will be priced at $699,000. You will want to see this. janejensen@comcast.net. 571-228-5656


Free Peeps at the Westover Farmers Market in Arlington

 

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Many of you know that I am one of the original sponsors for our local Westover Farmer Market in Arlington, Va., and this is my third year as a sponsor. The market is a great service to the community and I am proud to be associated with it. All of the vendors come from within a 125 mile radius so when they say the produce is fresh and local…they mean it. It’s located at the intersection of Mckinley and Washington Blvd.

It’s a slow day with the cold weather but stop by and see some of great vendors including bakeries, produce and Number One Son’s pickled products (you must try the Kim Chee…seriously, it’s my favorite…just don’t breathe on anyone afterwards. The garlic is intense, yum).

Please stop by the Sponsors booth where you can pick up a package of free Peeps courtesy of me!  The man in the photo is Robert Swenson who is the markets Marketing Manager and the two ladies are volunteers and from Yorktown High. Stop by and say hello and thank them for manning the booth on this cold spring morning. Happy Peep-ing.

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