Jan Kennemer's Blog

Posted on 04/11/2021
When You Need to Sell Before You Can Buy
Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay If you’ve been renting and preparing to buy a new home, you’ve probably saved up your down payment and are in the process of getting pre-approved for your mortgage loan. If, on the other hand, you’ve been living in a home you own and paying on your mortgage, you may be ready...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Before you Flip: Building a Team You Trust
Photo by TruthSeeker08 via Pixabay Want to flip a property? You need a team of rock stars on your side. This isn't a one-man show; in general, real estate investors only prosper when they've made connections with real estate agents, lenders, contractors, and other investors at the top of their game, and it's even more crucial when you're...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Will Your House Impress Buyers?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to ensure your house impresses buyers. If your residence makes a positive impression on buyers, you could speed up the house selling process. Plus, you may be better equipped than ever before to maximize your house sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
How Do I Know If I'm Eligible for a USDA Loan?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you're looking for loans with excellent interest rates, you may have heard the term USDA bandied about. This special type of loan is attractive on paper, but the reality is a little more complicated than what meets the eye. Learn more about what a USDA loan is meant to do, how to...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Add a Rain Chain to Your Garden
Image by Kaitong Yepoon from Shutterstock Rain in its due time is every gardener's dream. Saving and reusing rainwater is a great way to save resources for the garden. One way to collect rainwater and store it for future use is to install a rain chain. A decorative rain chain can be used in place of a downspout...
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Posted on 03/12/2021
6206 Bren Mar Drive, Alexandria, VA 22312 is now new to the market!
Comfortable and convenient living at beautifully updated, light-filled 5 BR 3BA brick home inside the Beltway set back on large level lot with mature trees, landscaping, and raised garden. Sparkling main-level hardwoods, custom high-efficiency windows, ceiling fans, recessed lighting and fresh paint. New heating and A/C systems in 2019. Sunny open kitchen has granite counters, maple cabinets & breakfast bar. Five good-size carpeted bedrooms. Three nicely updated ceramic tile bathrooms. Large Family Room, work room & 2 bedrooms with full bath on lower level. Entertainment options abound in open floor plan as well as in the spacious,...
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Posted on 03/12/2021
2700 16TH Street S #673, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Light filled 2 BR Townhouse is Arlington Village. Generous room sizes & hardwood floors. Kitchen features cabinets to the ceiling and GAS cooking. Separate Dining room with access to deck. Large living room has hardwoods & roomy coat closet. MBR easily fits a king size bed, has 2 sunny windows and lighted ceiling fan. Second BR is also good-sized, has a lighted ceiling fan and a nook just right for desk space. Newer deck for relaxing or entertaining while enjoying the outdoors. Two parking passes included for off -street parking out front & ART bus a few yards from door. Bus to Pentagon Metro and more at Walter Reed Drive. ...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
How to Approach a Bidding War
Image by Amy Hirschi from Unsplash Situations arise where prospective buyers find themselves in a bidding war with another buyer over the house they desire. Circumstances like this occur in a seller’s market where the demand for property is higher than the market can provide. It’s not uncommon to see multiple buyers vying over the same property in...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Tips For Staying on Track With Home Improvements
One of the most satisfying aspects of being a new homeowner is the process of "making it your own." That could include everything from painting walls and hanging pictures to replacing window treatments and assembling shelves. (Then, of course, there's the unpacking, furniture arranging, organizing, and room cleaning!) For some people, one of the biggest challenges in getting unpacked,...
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