Coming Soon to N. Arlington. Colonial with garage $780,000

This home will be on the market in Early march. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this home features, an attached garage, 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths on an almost 16000 sq. ft lot (yes, you read that right). You will not want to miss this one. 105 Galveston St. N. Arlington, Va.

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Super Tuesday Voting in Arlington, Va.


It’s time to vote in Arlington and the rest of Virginia.

Lots of folks seem to have forgotten that Virginia is part of the The Super Tuesday Primary Voting. Regardless of who you are supporting I urge you to get out and vote. Voter turnout is generally pretty dismal, and moderates in particular often do not participate.  But if we don’t participate we really can’t/shouldn’t complain about what we end up with. Right?

Polls will be open from 6AM to 7PM. If you don’t know where to vote, go here and put in your address:

We are blessed to live in this democracy, let’s remind the world, and ourselves that we appreciate that and participate in the process.




No drinking and Driving in Arlington, Va

I know you would never drink and drive but if you need one more reason:


Officers to Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint

February 26, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. — On Friday, March 4th, 2016, the Arlington County Police Department will conduct a joint sobriety checkpoint.  These enforcement efforts are in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) National crackdown program on drunk driving that focuses on combining high-visibility enforcement with heightened public awareness through advertising and publicity.

Officers will stop all vehicles passing through the checkpoint and ask to see the licenses of drivers.  Any driver suspected of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be directed to a safe area off the roadway for further observation and possible testing for intoxication.

The maximum penalty in Virginia for the first conviction for driving under the influence is 12 months in jail, a $2,500 fine and a 12-month suspension of driving privileges.

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Media Contact: Ashley Savage,, 703-228-4331

Tell the county (Arlington, Va) how you really feel

Here is a press release from the county. If you sign up, you can provide your comments/input on both expenditures AND the proposed tax rate. For now, the county is advertising no increase in your property tax rate. It can’t go up….but it could go down. Do not expect your tax bill to decrease either way though. For most of us, our homes have increased in value (although no one loves paying taxes, in the big scheme of things…this is a good thing), so we’ll see some increase in our tax bill.

Here is the release:

It Just Got Easier for You to Tell the County Board How to Spend $1.54 Billion

Arlington’s County Board is looking for your thoughts on the Proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. You can weigh in at two public hearings scheduled in March.

There’s a lot at stake. Arlington’s Proposed Budget is $1.19 million. About 40 percent of that goes to support public schools. About $727.5 million pays for County operations.

The Board has advertised the same tax rate for Calendar Year 2016 as it adopted for CY 2015.  Under law, it cannot adopt a tax rate higher than what it has advertised – but it could go lower.

Unlike past years, this year you can comment on both the proposed property tax rate, and the proposed expenditures at either of the two public hearings on the Budget. The Board used to hold one hearing on tax rates, and another on expenditures. If you wanted to speak on both, you had to show up for both meetings. Now you can tell the Board everything Budget-related on your mind at one hearing.

The first public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29 in the County Board Room. The second will be held on Thursday, March 31, also in the Board Room. Both will begin at 7 p.m. with testimony on tax rates and fees. After a break, they will take up expenditures

To speak, sign-up in advance beginning at 8 am 5 business days before the Tuesday hearing date. Advanced sign-up will close at 5 pm the day before each hearing date. To register, visit the County website, call 703-228-3130 or visit the County board Office at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.

You can also sign-up to speak the evening of the hearings. And if you can’t make it to either public hearing, no worries. You can send us your comments through this easy-to-use online form.

To learn more about the new procedures for the Budget Public Hearings, visit the County website.Learn  more about the FY 2017 Proposed Budget.


Media Contact: Mary Curtius, 703-228-7943

Coming Soon: Arlington Bungalow near Clarendon

Love Craftsman style homes? I do.  Large windows, beautiful molding?  Me too. If you’re like me you’re going to love this classic Arlington, Va. home originally built in 1922. Long time owners raised their family here.  It’s being freshly painted, highlighting all that beautiful 1922 molding.  This home has been updated but all the things you love about the classic bungalow are there. Welcoming front porch, large living room with wood burning fireplace, spacious dining room with gorgeous windows. 5+ bedrooms. The 3 upstairs bedrooms include a master with large sitting room (maybe a future luxury bath or walk in closet?). 2 bedrooms plus a full bath on the main level. Lower level has a family room, a room used as a bedroom and a kitchenette (sink and refrigerator).

All of this and the home sits on a 15,777 square ft flat lot. If you don’t know how big this is you haven’t been looking at Arlington, Va real estate for long. In a neighborhood of 5000-10,000 sq. ft lots, this is an incredible find. Imagine what you could do with that.

All of this within .7miles of the Clarendon metro and all of the shopping, restaurants and other activities that the area has to offer.

The home will be coming on the market the first week of March. It will be priced between $1.2M-$1.3M.  Be on the look out…or call me to see 571-228-5656. Your Arlington, Va real estate specialist.

3205 N. Pershing Dr. Arlington, Va. 

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Coming soon. Arlington,Va Duplex $399,000

You’re going to love this home. It’s was completely updated in 2012 with gorgeous hardwoods, stainless steel and granite. 3 levels and 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Home includes a 3,357 Sq. Ft lot. Plenty of space for gardening. Near Shirlington and a great commute to Mark Center, DC and other locations. No HOA or condo fee. It will be coming on the market early March. 3102 24th St. S. Arlington, Va 22206. Questions? Call me at 571-228-5656 or email janejensen@comcast.netIMG_6143IMG_6141

Home on Valentine’s Day


There it is. That lovely saying…Home is where the heart is.

Long before I became a realtor, I loved houses….no, that’s not really correct…I loved homes. A home is a place for people to live whether it’s already been lived in or will be soon. A house…well a house can be any structure. As a realtor, I don’t know if I am unique in this..but every home I go into has a feeling to it. Sometimes it’s a happy home, and sometimes it’s not. I can walk into a home and say to myself…”divorce”, or “having a baby”, or something else. I generally keep these thoughts to myself as “knowing” the reason for the sale seems presumptuous even to me. Almost without exception I’m right. I don’t know if it’s a sixth sense or it’s a vibe a house puts out that most people just don’t pay attention to. But..for me, it’s always there.

I think a home absorbs the energy of the person(s) living there and even if the furnishing are long gone…something of the people who lived there gets left behind.

So, on Valentine’s Day, I am sending wishes and hopes that your home is filled with laughter, good friends, great loves, warm tidings and chocolate (dark for me but if you really think that milk chocolate is chocolate…well, it’s all yours).

And, if you haven’t found the home that you can fill with all the good energy you have coming to you…here’s a list of open houses today. If you would like some help falling in love with your new home, just give me a shout. 571-228-5656. And, don’t forget to click the subscribe button at the top of the page to keep up on all the latest real estate news.

What makes Arlington a world class community?

This video about Arlington, Va. was created a few years ago but is still exceptionally relevant today. I’ve lived here for 25 years and the reasons people cite in this video for loving this community, are the reasons I stay.

Arlington is exceptionally welcoming, diverse and friendly. It’s committed to providing residents with a safe, comfortable environment. Some other things I’ve personally noted is the commitment to the environment, making Arlington, Va. walker and biker friendly, community space, education, art and culture.

As an Arlington, Va. realtor I’ve long noted the different flavors different neighborhoods within our small geography have.’s been interesting to watch various neighborhoods change and evolve over the years. When I moved here the Shirlington neighborhood did not even exist as a town center and Clarendon was a few bars (Remember when Bardos had a car going through their front window?), a Sears and a bike store. Times have changed and almost without exception (I do miss Queen Bee…that fabulous Vietnamese Restaurant) the changes have been well managed and great for the community. I continue to love living here and you will too. What is it that you think makes Arlington great? I would love to hear your comments.