Kathy Jones' Blog

Posted on 04/18/2021
What Is Modern Desert Design?
Photo by Nate Hovee from Pexels Throughout history, humans have continued to find new and innovative ways to build homes according to the surrounding environment. While styles certainly change, there are some elements and concepts that you can still see today in modern structures. One particular example of this is modern desert home architectural design. Combining elements of...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Annuals That Help Keep Southern Gardens Vibrant
Photo by mschiffm via Pixabay In most parts of the country, deep summer is when residential gardens are at their best. Well-watered lawns are lush and green, vegetable plots are thriving and annuals in flower beds, hanging baskets and containers. In the American South, however, the warmest part of the summer is also the most lackluster simply because...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Green Tips: Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Solutions
Photo by Monfocus via Pixabay Homemade cleaning solutions aren't just effective. They're also free of irritating chemicals, gentle on delicate surfaces, and easy on the environment. Here are a few recipes for making your own cleaning solutions. Natural Wood Polish This is a classic mix: In a small cup, mix one part olive oil to one part lemon...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
How Not to Miss the Best Moving and Estate Sales
Photo by MoneyforCoffee via Pixabay Online tools make it easy to find good estate and moving sales. Here's how to catch the best of the local offerings. Your Smartphone Can Keep You Posted. Do a search for find garage sales near me and you'll immediately see online apps that work on your phone to tell you about yard...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
Video Tour - 6205 Little Valley Way, Alexandria, VA 22310
Comfortable 3 level townhome located near major commuter routes. Step into entry featuring half bath, closet and pantry to the right. On your left is the kitchen, white cabinets and room for a small table. Continue through the entry to the dining room with step down to living room featuring a wood burning fireplace.....still plenty of evenings to enjoy the crackling fire. Step out through the sliding glass door to the deck and fenced rear yard where you will enjoy those warm days soon to come! Upper level offers two bedrooms and one full bath. Primary bedroom features two closets and window seat. Lower level may be 3rd bedroom or rec room...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
6205 Little Valley Way, Alexandria, VA 22310 is now new to the market!
Comfortable 3 level townhome located near major commuter routes. Step into entry featuring half bath, closet and pantry to the right. On your left is the kitchen, white cabinets and room for a small table. Continue through the entry to the dining room with step down to living room featuring a wood burning fireplace.....still plenty of evenings to enjoy the crackling fire. Step out through the sliding glass door to the deck and fenced rear yard where you will enjoy those warm days soon to come! Upper level offers two bedrooms and one full bath. Primary bedroom features two closets and window seat. Lower level may be 3rd bedroom or rec room...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Meet Your Buyer Through Your Home Description
Photo by S. Hermann & F. Richter via Pixabay Your real estate agent will ready your description for listing. But only you know your home the way its next owner will come to know it. Here's how to give your realtor that knowledge. Meet Your Buyer Through Your Home , Description: Many descriptions have similar text, and could...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
How to Save on a Mortgage
Image by Andreas Breitling from Pixabay The vast majority of homebuyers need a mortgage in order to purchase a house, and mortgages come with significant costs because they’re such sizeable loans. While there’s no way to avoid all of the costs associated with a mortgage, there are ways to save on your home mortgage. Here are three things...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
What Are Washington, D.C., Homestead Exemption Laws?
Image by jessica45 from Pixabay Sometimes life throws a curveball, whether it’s in the form of extensive medical expenses because of an accident or because your company closed and laid everyone off. If you are not able to work because you have to care for a spouse or child who is injured, or because you cannot find a...
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Posted on 03/04/2021
Video Tour - 20761 Dewberry Court, Ashburn, VA 20147
Just in time for Spring! You will approach this welcoming brick front colonial walking along the brick lead walk and step up to the brick stoop. As you enter the two story foyer you will see the sweeping curved staircase with hardwood treads and carpet runner. To your left is your home library/den/office with hardwood floors, built-in bookcase with base cabinet. To the right is the formal living room, behind it is the formal dining room, which will accommodate a nice size table, notice that the room is also wider than most. The dining room also features a bay window. Directly off the dining room is the updated kitchen, open and bright...
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