Kathy Jones' Blog

Posted on 06/20/2021
Real Estate Investing: Setting Goals
Photo by F. Muhammad via Pixabay Whether you're about to sign on your first rental property or already possess a portfolio full of properties that are cash-flowing like crazy, you need this. Time to reframe your mindset, step above the minutiae, and get a panoramic view of the path you're choosing. Why Set Goals? It's easy to get...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Assistance Programs for Financing Your New Home
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay If you’re in the market for a new home, chances are you’ve been evaluating your finances. As a first-time homebuyer, there are programs in place to help with the down payment. According to the December 2019 Realtor Index Confidence Survey, first-time homebuyers accounted for 31% of all sales, and 77% put down less...
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Posted on 06/11/2021
6208 Old Valley Court, Alexandria, VA 22310 is now new to the market!
Welcome home to this freshly painted light filled three level townhome. Kitchen is on your left as you enter, featuring white cabinets, granite countertops, tile backsplash and gas range. Breakfast bar with pendant lights overlooks living room. The living room offers a gas log fireplace with mantel. Pull back the sliding glass door to step out to the large deck, backing to some mature trees, where you can kick back and relax. Upper level primary bedroom, full bath and secondary bedroom. Lower level rec room or could be 3rd bedroom with full bath. Storage area, two closets, washer and dryer found on lower level. Main level, including...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Mortgage vs. Investing: Which is Better for Your Finances
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
3 Space-Saving Plant Ideas for Your Bedroom
Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels Keeping plants in your bedroom can have positive effects on your mental and physical health. It can also transform the entire look of a room and enhance a relaxing aesthetic. However, if you have a small bedroom, it’s hard to factor in house plants while avoiding unnecessary clutter. Here we will go...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
How to Decide between Carpeting, Hardwood or Tile?
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels The short answer to our question of the day is... We all know what we like when we see it. New flooring can greatly increase your home's beauty in the eye of the beholder, yet it's impossible to know what kind of flooring will attract your home's next buyer. That said, here are...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Window Sealants: Which Is Best for You?
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock Window sealants are sealing materials used to fill in cracks, holes, or openings around windows. A good seal is essential for protecting your windows’ lifespan. Gaps around a window let in the elements and end up increasing your energy bill. For home maintenance, preparing for the next season, or getting your house...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Easy Tips for Making Your Pet Feel Welcome in Their New Home
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels As true creatures of habit, dogs and cats are not particularly fond of moving to a new home. There’s no good way to explain it to them either, leaving them feeling a bit shaken up until everyone gets settled in. Thankfully, you can ease their distress and help them feel cozy in...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Common Steps First-Time Homebuyers Might Miss
Photo by Avi Waxman on Unsplash Many people view purchasing property as a long-term goal, some see it as a rite of passage. Either way, buying a home for the first time can be an incredibly stressful experience. Those who are going through this process for the first time might be worried about making mistakes that may leave...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
How to Attract Buyers with Home Features
Photo by alvinmatt via Pixabay What homeowner doesn’t want to maximize overall home value when the time comes to sell? In order to sell your house faster and for more money, it's important to have a firm understanding of the specific housing features that matter the most to prospective buyers. Well-Established Property Value Boosters If you’ve ever considered...
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