January 2013

There are 7 blog entries for January 2013.

At the Buyer's Edge, we are real estate agents that work with real estate buyers 100% of the time!

January 26, 2013

AFIRE’s Annual Foreign Investment Survey ranked Washington DC in the top U.S. cities for real estate investment. According to Buyer’s Edge President, Steve Israel, some of the compelling reasons why Washington DC is a good investment for real estate investors include a highly educated and constant workforce, a high level of income per capita, and the cosmopolitan nature of the area.

“Washington is a city that is economically strong and has an abundance of prime real estate. Compared to housing markets in America’s big cities, the D.C. area appears to be having the strongest and steadiest recovery."

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 22,

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Homes For Sale - Open House 101 for Real Estate Buyers

January 26, 2013

John Sullivan, Vice President and Associate Broker with the Buyer's Edge, shares an email he recently sent to a new client.


"Yesterday, after a couple of e-mail messages, new prospect called and said it wasn’t necessary for me to show her a house she was interested in because there was an open house on Sunday and she would just go then. Here’s the e-mail I sent back to her.

Most home buyers have never heard of procuring cause but it is the main reason why open houses are hazardous for home buyers. The legal principle of procuring cause determines who is entitled to the commission on a sale. Unless you inform the agent sitting on the open house that you are represented

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A Cool Time to Buy Washington, DC Real Estate - Steve Israel of Buyer's Edge Provides Top Tips and Incentives to Real Estate Buyers Searching for New Homes During the Winter Months

Looking for homes during the winter months is generally less stressful, and allows consumers the time to get educated in ways that can actually improve the buying experience and the outcome.

While you may have less selection, the trade-off is definitely more opportunity to negotiate on price. The same cannot be said for spring or summer.”
Steve Israel, President of The Buyer's Edge

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 15, 2013


House hunting in the winter time can be a wonderland of opportunity and there are many incentives and advantages to slogging through the

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A thoughtful piece for real estate buyers before they go out and look at real estate listings.

January 15, 2013

John Sullivan, Vice President and Associate Broker with Buyer’s Edge answers this important and frequently misunderstood question.

“National Association of Realtors defines Exclusive Buyer Agency as “the practice of representing only buyers never sellers in a transaction. The company never lists a seller’s property and thus never has a seller as a client.” Only agents affiliated with an Exclusive Buyer’s Agency, EBA, can call themselves an exclusive buyer’s agent.

A designated buyer’s agent is an agent that works for an agency that represents both buyers and sellers and has been selected by the broker to represent either the buyer or

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Top Ten Tried and True Interior Paint Colors From the Buyer’s Edge – The Company Real Estate Buyers

By Wendy Carpenter-Israel

January 14, 2013

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, January is the time of year when we have a chance to breathe again. Traditionally with cooler temperatures outside, we find ourselves cooped up in our homes. Of course, this is when we start to notice all the things in the house that need to be organized, recycled and renewed. How about those walls! Looking a bit shabby? Maybe it is time to spruce up the room with a fresh coat paint. For many selecting a new paint color is a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be. We have selected our top ten favorite interior paint colors that we know our home buyers will

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Ask a Buyers Agent! Why do Real Estate Buyers Need Title Insurance?
January 8, 2013

Wendy Carpenter-Israel


For most Americans buying a home is still one of the biggest investments that they will ever make. This important investment needs to be protected by title insurance. It protects the purchaser against a loss that may come about in the event someone asserts a claim against the buyer’s real property - like a boundary line dispute. The title insurance company also agrees to defend the homeowner in court if there is a claim made against the title - as in someone who believes they were on heir to the property from a previous owner. They also will cover attorney fees, court expenses and pay for any loss caused by the defect in title up to the

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Happy Days! Last week we had a beautiful dusting of winter snow in the Washington, DC Metro area. Schools closed, children screamed with joy, parents scrambled for coverage and sleepy sleds came out of storage! It was so fun to see parents, dogs, kids and sleds enjoying the great outdoors. Here are our Top Ten+ Magical Sledding Stops to Capture the Perfect Memory!!       Please call: 301-657-1475

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