Jan Kennemer's Blog

Posted on 08/02/2020
Moving to an HOA Community
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Are you considering buying a home with a Home Owner's Association (HOA)? Living in an HOA community can be very rewarding. But if you're accustomed to living without one, it can bring some challenges. Know in advance what to expect with HOA living. Checking out the biggest pros and cons HOA homeowners...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
What to Expect During the Property Buying Journey
The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complex, particularly for an individual who fails to plan ahead. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to get ready to pursue your dream house, such as: 1. Make a Homebuying Budget A homebuying budget will give you a good idea about how much money you...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
5 Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants
Image by LaterJay Photography from Pixabay Many people believe a green thumb is required to grow indoor plants. Or, they’ll hesitate to add some greenery to their home’s décor because they think they’re too busy to care for them or they don’t have enough space. Fortunately, even if you lack the magic touch when it comes to plants,...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Want to Sell Your Home as Quickly as Possible? Here's How to Be Proactive About Making That Happen
Image by mynemesis2011 from Pixabay If you're anticipating putting your home on the market soon and want to sell it as quickly as possible, you're probably thinking that the best way to accomplish this is to accept a major drop in price. Although it's true that price points can affect how quickly a property sells, you don't have...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
The Common Issues Encountered in Real Estate Law
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay Whenever someone is looking to purchase a home, there is always an inherent risk. It is common for buyers and sellers of homes to look for the best deal possible; however, it is also possible that issues might arise after a home has already closed. When looking to buy or...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
1401 S Barton Street #240, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Lovely brick 2 level 1 bedroom TOWNHOUSE in Arlington Village. Open floor plan & beautiful hardwood floors. Large LR has 2 windows & roomy coat closet. DR has pretty chandelier & access to deck.. Modern kitchen w/stainless steel appliances including gas stove & microwave, cabinets reaching to the ceiling, granite counter tops, recessed lighting & ceramic tile floor. Large bedroom has 2 closets, 2 windows and a nook just right for a desk. Classic black & white ceramic tile bath W/ newer fixtures. Fabulous deck in rear is great for entertaining or just relaxing in the outdoors. Steps to off-street parking (with 2...
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Posted on 07/04/2020
1506 22ND Street S, Arlington, VA 22202 is now new to the market!
Large family home 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 & bright lower level BR...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Selling a Home: Tax Considerations
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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