May 2015

There are 4 blog entries for May 2015.


Learn How to Keep your Gutters Clean

May 29, 2015

Kelly Thiede


“Cleaning out the gutters can be a tedious task and even dangerous for those who are uncomfortable with heights or climbing ladders,” says Steve Carpenter-Israel, Broker and President of a Buyer’s Edge, a buyer brokerage real estate company in the Washington, DC Metro area. To help make this task more manageable we suggest using gutter liners. Gutter liners are a great way to simplify the task of cleaning out gutters. They are a cost effective way to gutter maintenance and are available at any Home Depot. Gutter liners are effective because leaves and other debris lay on top of the liner instead of gathering in the gutter, which enables them to blow off the gutters

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Welcome to the Buyer’s Edge| Real Estate for the Home Buyer| 100% Honest

May 18, 2015

Wendy Carpenter-Israel


The moment that you walk through the front doors at Buyer’s Edge, we hope you can tell that you will have vibrant, exciting and completely different home buying experience. Buyer’s Edge is a consumer-oriented, tech-savvy buyer broker real estate company with over $1 billion dollars of home buying experience in our 23-year history. Steve Carpenter-Israel and his wife, Wendy, established the company in 1992.

Through conversations with friends and family, Steve and Wendy realized that homebuyers were not being fully represented when they were purchasing their homes. As a result, Steve organized a team of exclusive buyers agents

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5 Top Things You Should Know About Egress Windows Before You Start a Basement Renovation

May 12, 2015

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

Many homebuyers in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland working with the exclusive buyer's agents at Buyer’s Edge often anticipate that they may have to do some renovations on their new home after they buy it. Sometimes a new home may only require a few minor changes like new paint colors, window treatments or refinishing wood floors.  Other properties may require large-scale projects like complete kitchen and bathroom renovations. One of the most popular upgrades is a basement renovation.  There’re a lot of things to consider when calculating the costs and benefits of doing such a renovation.  One important safety issue

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Money, Schools, and Culture. It's Why Some People are Buying Homes in McLean, VA.

May 5, 2015

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

"The Washington, DC Metro area is a wonderful place to live." says Steve Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker of Buyer's Edge, a buyer brokerage real estate company in the Washington, DC metro area and the Baltimore, MD region. As a native Washingtonian, Steve understands that with so many unique towns and communities to choose from, it can make the home buying process challenging.  Israel advises homebuyers that, "Selecting the best buyers agent is the first step and then narrowing in on a number of communities after a thorough and exhaustive search is the next." It’s also important that your real estate agent protects your

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