Andrea Kenney - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan



Posted by Andrea Kenney on 9/18/2017

For those of us who live in small houses or who try to avoid unnecessary items taking up room our homes, owning an ironing board can seem like a waste of space. The most well-organized among us plan an ironing day and then fold up and tuck away their ironing board until the next week. If you're not the type to do all of your ironing in one day but still want your clothes to be tidy and wrinkle free, you have other options. In this article, we'll give you some tips on how to de-wrinkle your clothing without having to lug around an ironing board.

Quick fixes

If you don't want to go out and buy anything new to iron your clothes, you're in luck. Many thrifty homeowners have discovered ways to de-wrinkle their clothes quickly or on-the-go. Some of the most effective:
  • Steamy bathroom. If you're getting ready for work in the morning but notice your clothes are wrinkled before you hop in the shower you can use the steam from your shower to de-wrinkle them. Don't turn on the fan or open any windows and make sure the water is hot enough to create a lot of steam. Hang up your clothes on the shower rod or on a coat hanger that's hanging on the rod. Make sure they're not near the water because you don't want your clothes actually getting wet. The steam will take 10-15 minutes to fully de-wrinkle your clothes.
  • Hair dryer. If you only have a few wrinkles on your shirt that you need to get out the hair dryer method is a great quick fix. Lay the piece of clothing down on a clean surface, and use the hair dryer on the hottest setting for a few seconds, moving it up and down the wrinkled area. Don't use this method excessively because you can easily damage some fabrics. For a stubborn wrinkle, try dabbing it with a wet towel before hair drying it.
  • Moist towel. If you have an hour or so before you need to leave the house but need to de-wrinkle your clothes, the wet towel method is a good solution. Dampen a towel with hot water and lay it out over the wrinkled article of clothing. Make sure the clothes doesn't have any folds or creases. Remove it after a few minutes and hang up your clothes for at least 20 minutes to dry them out.

Ironing board alternatives

If you're looking for a more permanent solution to your wrinkle problem, these methods have you covered.
  • Wrinkle remover spray. Many stores sell a wrinkle-releasing spray that you can use on your clothes. Alternatively, you can mix your own by using a water-vinegar solution.
  • Dryer to hanger. The best way to avoid wrinkles is to take your clothes out of the dry immediately when the cycle finishes and hang them up. For t-shirts and pants, neatly rolling them and storing them in your drawers will keep them from getting wrinkled.
  • Invest in an ironing pad. If your main objection to ironing is the board itself, many stores sell small, roll-up pads that you can put on top of most surfaces to do your ironing.
  • Garment steamer. The steam method has been perfected and mass-produced in the form of garment steamers. Simply hang up your clothes and run the steamer over them to release wrinkles.




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Posted by Andrea Kenney on 9/11/2017

A real estate agent is a must-have for homebuyers, particularly in a highly competitive housing market. However, it is important to understand what it takes to work with a real estate professional to ensure you can enjoy a fast, seamless homebuying experience.

What does it take to get the best results from the homebuying journey? Here are three rules to follow so that you and your real estate agent can work together to find your dream house.

1. Establish Realistic Homebuying Expectations Before You Begin Your Home Search

Buying a home can be a long, costly process if you're not careful. But with the right real estate agent at your side, you can simplify your house search.

Ultimately, you should work with a real estate agent to establish clear-cut homebuying expectations before you embark on your search for the perfect residence. This will enable you and your real estate agent to work together to achieve a common goal.

With realistic homebuying expectations, you'll be able to help your real estate agent understand what you'd like to find in your dream residence. Meanwhile, your real estate agent can get to work and keep you up to date about available homes that will meet or exceed your expectations.

2. Understand Your Real Estate Agent's Role in the Homebuying Process

A real estate agent should define his or her role in the homebuying process. That way, you'll know exactly what to expect as you go from homebuyer to homeowner.

Typically, a real estate agent will set up home showings, negotiate with home sellers on your behalf and offer honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations. He or she also should be available to respond to your questions throughout the homebuying journey.

Your real estate agent will be happy to assist you in any way possible. By doing so, he or she will make it simple for you acquire to acquire your ideal residence at a price that matches your budget.

3. Ensure That Both You and Your Real Estate Agent Are Comfortable Working with One Another

Communication plays a key role in the success of a homebuyer and his or her real estate agent. If you keep the lines of communication open with your real estate agent, you should have no trouble staying on top of the housing market.

In most instances, a real estate agent will be able to keep in touch with a homebuyer via phone, email and text. At the same time, you should try to remain available to your real estate agent as much as possible.

With ongoing communication with your real estate agent, you'll be able to stay informed as new properties become available that fit your homebuying criteria. Furthermore, your real estate agent can help you alleviate stress by listening to your homebuying concerns at each stage of the homebuying journey.

Many real estate professionals are available in cities and towns nationwide. Start your search for a real estate agent today, and you can move one step closer to discovering your dream home.




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Posted by Andrea Kenney on 9/9/2017


4 Folsom Drive, Boscawen, NH 03303

Single-Family

$439,900
Price

3
Bedrooms
10
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
NO ELECTRIC BILLS! Active solar system will supply electricity to this exceptional +/-3,000 SF home for the next 27 years! Sellers' investment of this 3-year new system will be a huge benefit with only a $10 monthly access fee. And that's just the beginning...this quality built home has been so painstakingly cared for and improved in its young 12 years, you will ask if it's not brand new! Stainless and granite kitchen with center island with deck sporting a nearly new hot tub included. Generous family with fireplace, breakfast area and a formal dining room. Large pantry, comfy front farmers porch and rear deck are composite decking. This is a property that is well loved and enjoyed with beautiful garden areas, a 384 SF barn with added loft space, a shed turned "playhouse" and westerly VIEWS!! to Pat's Peak. Hardwood floors on both levels, and the master en suite offers a private bath, 15' walk-in closet, sliders to a composite balcony. The bright & sunny bonus room is equipped with a wall of generous cabinets. Full house, automatic generator, gas fireplace in Family Room, separate 2nd floor Laundry Room, and daylight-walkout basement. With customized features that will surprise you, nothing has been overlooked in this impeccable home. If you are seeking quality workmanship and a private setting, be sure this is on your list to visit. The westerly views and privacy afforded by 37 Acres of the Kenevel Wildlife Preserve completes this gem! We promise not to disappoint!
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Posted by Andrea Kenney on 9/4/2017

Having the perfect beach day starts at home— especially if you are taking kids along. Even if you are just going for the day, there is some preplanning that needs to take place. Take a look at the tips below to make sure you have the most successful beach day trip.

  1. Make a checklist: Write out everything that you need to take with you and as your packing it into your beach bag or cooler, check it off of your list. This way you will ensure that you won’t forget anything. This might include things like cash, sunscreen, sunglasses, towels, beach chairs, water, snacks, a change of clothes, etc.
  2. Choose a beach: If you live in New England, it’s likely that you have multiple beaches to choose from. And you might be looking for a different beach experience than the one you always go to. Maybe you usually take your day trip to a popular beach, but you know that it is going to be crowded and full of life. But this time you’re looking for a quieter day, so you might want to visit a private or town beach that doesn’t have a boardwalk and hundreds of people around.
  3. Pack the night before: Along with packing from your checklist, it’s best to pack everything up the night before. And if you are ambitious, pack the car the night before as well (everything but the drinks and refrigerated food).
  4. Set a plan for the day: Make sure all parties involved know how the day will pan out. Do you plan on leaving town at 7am or 9am? Do you plan on packing a lunch or grabbing something at the boardwalk? Do you plan on staying at the beach until 2pm or 5pm? These are all very important things to consider beforehand and to include everyone in on the decision.
Hope that these tips help you hit the road sooner and without a worry— except for where you’re going to set up at the beach.




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Posted by Andrea Kenney on 9/1/2017

This Single-Family in Manchester, NH recently sold for $318,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Andrea Kenney - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan.


4 Lavender Lane Lane, Manchester, NH 03109

Single-Family

$299,900
Price
$318,000
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
NEW CONSTRUCTION - Abbey Design at corner lot of Lavender Lane. Best price for real quality new construction on quiet cul-de-sac of 8 homes in Phase I. 2 lots remain for a choice of 3 designs ranging in size from 1666 SF to 2500 SF. This home offers an eat-in Kitchen, generous Family Room, formal Dining Room or Den. First floor laundry/half bath; Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and full bath with double vanity, spa tub, and separate shower. Accommodating builder will customize or change details to suit your style. Ideal commuter location is minutes to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Downtown Manchester and I93. Area shopping, schools, hospitals and services also nearby.






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