Jan Kennemer's Blog

Posted on 11/20/2022
Pet basics: How to make a cat happy
Are you a prospective cat owner wondering how to make a...
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Posted on 11/13/2022
Clever party ideas for Fall entertaining
There’s much to celebrate in Fall. The leaves are just...
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Posted on 11/06/2022
6 Kitchen Details You Should Update First
No trend can remain popular forever. Regarding interior design, this is especially true in kitchens. If you've designed your kitchen based on popular trends—or are looking for inspiration for fresh changes—here are some trends gradually going out of style: Tile Countertops Tile countertops have been a popular trend for a long time. However, one major disadvantage is they...
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Posted on 10/30/2022
Outdoor entertainment: Backyard party ideas for less
When it comes to outdoor entertainment, backyard design can...
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Posted on 10/23/2022
Dream home interior & exterior design tips
If you're designing a custom home interior and exterior, there are countless options available to you. Sometimes the amount of options and freedom can be more overwhelming than working within a strict template. Luckily, there are some simple ways to approach the process to make it easier to design your perfect living space. Here are some tips for...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
Craft room office ideas: How to combine creative & work spaces
For crafting enthusiasts who also work from home, it's...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
Mortgage broker vs lender: How they compare
At first, it might seem tricky to differentiate a...
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Posted on 10/09/2022
What borrowers should know about PITI & property taxes
PITI is an acronym for principal, interest, taxes and insurance. In real estate, it's used by lenders to estimate your qualifications for a mortgage. One of the key variables in the formula is property taxes, which vary by location and individual home. But how do property taxes affect your PITI ratio? Here is a basic explanation to help:...
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Posted on 10/05/2022
Video Tour - 4610 34TH Street S, Arlington, VA 22206
Comfortable and convenient living at beautifully updated, light filled brick end townhouse in Fairlington Mews among tall trees and manicured lawns. This Clarendon model features quality updates like newer HVAC system & energy efficient double pane windows. Sparkling hardwood floors on the main & upper levels. Generous storage throughout, plus pull-down stairs to floored attic. The fully renovated OPEN kitchen has newer Bosch stainless steel appliances including French door/bottom freezer refrigerator, range, dishwasher & microwave. Granite counter tops, quality cabinetry, tile back splash and custom lighting make the kitchen...
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Posted on 10/05/2022
4610 34TH Street S, Arlington, VA 22206 is now new to the market!
Comfortable and convenient living at beautifully updated, light filled brick end townhouse in Fairlington Mews among tall trees and manicured lawns. This Clarendon model features quality updates like newer HVAC system & energy efficient double pane windows. Sparkling hardwood floors on the main & upper levels. Generous storage throughout, plus pull-down stairs to floored attic. The fully renovated OPEN kitchen has newer Bosch stainless steel appliances including French door/bottom freezer refrigerator, range, dishwasher & microwave. Granite counter tops, quality cabinetry, tile back splash and custom lighting make the kitchen...
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Posted on 10/02/2022
Light fixtures and you: Harnessing all four types of lighting in your home
When most of us come across the phrase “lighting,” we automatically go to standard lighting fixtures seen in hardware stores or swanky floor lamps featured in chic living room showcases. Those lighting styles are so well-designed, we may even consider using those designs in our homes after inspiration hits. But don’t reach for the first set of light...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
Tips to Consider Before Installing Your Driveway
Paved driveways are widely credited with increasing curb appeal and improving real estate values. However, dirt, gravel or driveways suffering from disrepair can negatively impact home sales. If you rank among homeowners who need a new driveway installation, these are things worth considering. What driveway material should you use? The best material for a driveway is driven by...
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