February 2014

There are 4 blog entries for February 2014.

Easy 3 Step Process - How to Clean a Crystal Chandelier


By Wendy Carpenter-Israel

Crystal chandeliers are no longer just for formal dining rooms. Explore any home décor website and you’ll find crystal chandeliers in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and family rooms.  With the possibility of having more than one crystal chandelier in a home to maintain, many homeowners often wonder how will they actually go about cleaning this kind of light fixture.  Will I have to climb up on a frightening, tall ladder and hang from the chandelier as I clean each individual crystal by hand? Will it take an entire weekend to polish one chandelier?

Please don’t have a panic attack. Cleaning a chandelier is a lot easier than you think.

Here’s a

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Washington DC’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) Can Affect A Property Buyer’s Ability to Complete a Real Estate Sale


Bethesda, MD -- When buying a tenant-occupied property in Washington DC, it is essential to be familiar with the DC Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA).  Tenancy issues that are not immediately apparent can have a serious effect on a buyer’s ability to complete the sale.  Every situation is different so a thorough understanding of TOPA is essential from the very beginning of the buying process.  Retaining a Buyer’s Agent who can anticipate potential TOPA issues before they happen can help buyers navigate past potential pitfalls.

Enacted in 1980, TOPA gives the tenant the first right of

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Need Help Training a Dog?

Stop Pulling on the Leash Now!

February 10, 2014

By Wendy Carpenter-Israel

After buying a home or condominium with an exclusive buyer’s agent at the Buyer’s Edge, we love helping our clients with any question that they may have even after they move into their new home. The other day, we received a call from a past client who had recently adopted a 6-month-old dog from PetConnect Rescue. (Previously, we suggested that they contact PetConnect when they were ready to adopt a new pet.) Though their flat coated retriever mix is adorable, she is in need of some serious training. She doesn't sit, stay or come when she's called. Worst of all, with all her high energy and exuberance for life, this little pup drags them

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Personal Property Tax Appeal? - Let Buyer's Edge - Real Estate for Home Buyers - Give you a Hand

February 3, 2014

By Wendy Carpenter-Israel


At Buyer’s Edge, we are more than happy to research and provide our clients, friends and family with the important home or condo sales data that is needed to appeal a property tax assessment. Just the other day a past client of Buyer’s Edge called about their elderly mother’s new tax assessment from Montgomery County, MD. Since their mother had recently been widowed and she required 24 care, the family was interested in conserving their mother’s fixed income. They believed that the assessment was high and asked us to analyze the recent sales in the neighborhood and help them determine if they might be

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