January 2014

There are 6 blog entries for January 2014.

Do You Know Where your HUD-1 Settlement Statement Is?

January 27, 2014

By Wendy Carpenter-Israel


April 15, 2014 is just around the corner and the realtors at Buyer’s Edge are still taking care of their buyer clients that they worked with in 2013. Over the years, our exclusive buyer’s agents have found that many times during the excitement and stress of buying and moving into a new condo or home, some of our homebuyers misplace their HUD -1 after settlement. “Where is that darn house folder? Is my HUD-1 at the bottom of a box I haven’t unpacked yet? Has that miserable form been misfiled in the flurry to move in and get organized?” Inevitably we get the “freak out” call, “Help! My accountant is asking for the HUD -1 and I haven’t a clue where

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New location accommodates company’s growing number of agents serving homebuyers in the Washington DC metro area.


January 21 -- Bethesda, MD -- After more than 22 years in the same location, Buyer’s Edge, a leading Bethesda, MD-based Exclusive Buyer Brokerage firm, has moved to a new headquarters located at 4849 Rugby Avenue, Bethesda MD 20814. 

The new office houses the company’s team of 13 realtors as well as administrative staff. “Its high-tech layout is designed to help our growing team of buyer’s agents meet the needs of their clients even more effectively,” said Steve Israel, President of Buyer’s Edge. “It’s a great space to showcase both our technology and our people as well as giving us room to grow.”

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Community Service Go Hand and Hand

 January 20, 2014

By Wendy Carpenter-Israel

Thirty years ago today federal legislation was signed to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  During his short life,  he made an impact that changed the course of American history. Dr. King spent his life trying to bring equality, social justice and economic opportunity for all.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: “What are you doing for others?”

In 1994, Congress designated that the MLK Jr Federal Holiday also would be a national service day. Their hope was to keep alive and honor the legacy of service of this great man. Each year, Americans from all over the country

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Sliver Spring, Maryland Real Estate May be Perfect for Home Buyers

January 14, 2014




Choosing the community that is perfect for you and your family when buying a home is never easy. Decisions may be based on neighborhoods, public transportation,  public schools, walkability, shopping and parks for fun and recreation. Marshall and Victoria Henderson, Exclusive Buyer's Agents with Buyer's Edge, have an amazing insight into many communities in the Washington, DC Metro area. Recently, they wrote a terrific blog about Silver Spring, Maryland.Please take a look and give Vic or Marshall Henderson a call with any questions that you may have about Silver Spring, MD Real Estate. 301-922-5667  At Buyer's Edge, we work

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Carol Boochever Joins Top Real Estate Team Serving
Washington DC Metro Area 


(January 9, 2014) — Bethesda, MD -- Leading Bethesda, MD-based Exclusive Buyer Brokerage firm, Buyer’s Edge, recently welcomed Carol Boochever as the newest member of its team of top residential real estate specialists providing buyer services in the Washington DC metro area.

Carol has been living and working in the Washington DC area for 30 years, witnessing first-hand the growth and benefits of the expanding DC metro area.  “Her thorough knowledge of the area and her keen eye for identifying unique properties enables her to provide an excellent insight into Washington DC real estate market,” said Steve Israel, President of Buyer’s Edge.


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It's Still a Great Time to Buy a Home

January 6, 2014

By John Sullivan, Vice President and Associate Broker with Buyer's Edge

So you may have missed what I believe is the best time to buy a home, the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day; where does that leave you?

Well, some of the same reasons I cited in a December 9th article in the www.BuyersAgent.com blog post still apply:

1.  Houses still on the market after the holidays will still have motivated sellers and many of them are still offering or will grant closing cost assistance to the buyer;

2. Some sellers are still offering an incentive to the buyer’s agent which will benefit you for using a Buyer’s Edge agent because we pass on any incentive on to the buyer when the

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