Jan Kennemer's Blog

Posted on 10/18/2020
Flex Space: The Most Versatile Trend in Home Design
\ Photo by Karl Solano from Pexels The open concept took over several years ago, and now, homeowners are reluctant to give up the flexibility that this optimal layout provides. Unfortunately, this versatility often only extends to meal prep, dining, and living areas. Other critical spaces tend to be far more difficult to adapt, making them problematic for long-term...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Is Selling a Home a Good Idea?
Believe it or not, selling a home may prove to be a good idea. In fact, there are many reasons why selling a residence could be beneficial, and these include: 1. You can earn a profit from your home sale. If you have allocated significant time and resources to maintain your residence, you may find there will be lots...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Are You Prepared to Buy a Residence?
Purchasing a home is a life-changing decision, and as such, should not be taken lightly. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to prepare for the homebuying journey, such as: 1. Determine Where You Want to Live There is no shortage of high-quality houses available across the United States. Now, you just need to determine where you...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Surviving Storms in Florida - Is it Worth It?
Photo by Dimitris Vetsikas via Pixabay There’s nothing like the South Florida sun, right? The beauty of the water, sandy beaches and plenty of things to do. Those are just a few reasons why Miami continues to be a popular destination – not only to visit, but to live as well. People see all the storms and inclement...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Best Practices for Waterproofing Your Home
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Posted on 09/15/2020
1501 S Edgewood Street #568, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Largest 1 BR model with a beautiful woods view. Freshly painted & hardwood floors refinished & newer heat pump. Updated kitchen has gas cooking, black granite counters, new back splash & lots of white cabinets. Energy efficient Bosch washer & dryer. Living room has sparkling parquet floor, 2 windows and a roomy coat closet. Dining room has chandelier and access to deck for great entertaining flow. Big bedroom has 2 closets, 2 windows and built-in lighted shelving/storage & lighted ceiling fan. Updated ceramic tile bath has newer fixtures, granite top vanity and mirrored medicine cabinet. Deck in quiet courtyard perfect...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Is Your Homebuying Proposal Good Enough?
If you plan to submit an offer to purchase a home, there is no need to leave anything to chance. And in most instances, it is a good idea to put your best foot forward with your offer to purchase. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an instant "Yes" from a seller and moving one step...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
How to Choose the Right Property to Flip
Photo by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay Making a flip profitable starts with one straightforward requirement: find a great deal. These tips are straightforward but crucial if you want to nail your first flip or your tenth. 1. Spread the Word that You're In The Market By this point you should have a rock star team nailed down--a few...
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Posted on 09/05/2020
1506 22ND Street S, Arlington, VA 22202 now has a new price of $3,500!
Vacant and easy to show. Large family house on lovely lot with fence backyard. Hardwood floors and unique updates. Big kitchen with stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile floor & back-splash, lots of cabinets, good counter space & room for table under a bay window. Open floor plan great for entertaining! Big living room has high ceiling w/exposed beam, ceiling fan & stone fireplace. Dining room has chandelier & access to back patio through sliding glass doors. MBR suite has shower bath, ceiling fan, hardwood floors, 3 windows and large walk-in closet. Two more upstairs BRs with ceiling fans & hardwood floors. Light...
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Posted on 09/04/2020
1415 S Barton Street #258, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Brick 1BR, 2 level Townhouse in peaceful Arlington Village facing woods & stream. Updated kitchen has gas cooking, dishwasher & lots of storage. Separate DR w/pass-thru to kitchen. Big bedroom has 2 closets, 2 windows, lighted ceiling fan & built-in bookcases + trunk. Pretty updated ceramic tile bath. LR has built-in book shelves. Hardwood floors, crown & chair moldings, unique paint job. Nice patio out back. You can garden here or let condo do all. Extra storage available. There is an energy efficient washer & dryer in the home, plus a community laundry room across the courtyard. Reserved parking with two assigned...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Flat-Pack Furniture: How to Make It Work for You
Photo by Melinda Nagy via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting, and your dream-book is full of magazine cutouts and interior design sketches. But many entry-level or starter homes do not come with the built-in shelving of your designer-inspired visions. What do you do on a budget? Use your imagination, a little ingenuity and flat-pack furnishings. What...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Five Fundamental Reasons Tenants Should Have Renters' Insurance
Image by edar from Pixabay There are many reasons people choose to rent. There are fewer responsibilities, it doesn't take saving up a large down payment, maintenance is likely taken care of and there are no real estate taxes and no homeowners' insurance to pay. That doesn't mean, however, you shouldn't carry insurance. If you rent a home,...
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