February 2016

There are 4 blog entries for February 2016.

Updated:  February 29, 2016

Wendy Carpenter-Israel



It's almost hummingbird time! The most remarkable birds in the world (at least in our view) may be feeling the impact of climate change, and, happily, we can help. Around this time of year, these little beauties fly several hundred miles over the Gulf of Mexico, without food water or rest, in their “commute” north from their southern wintering grounds. They naturally strive to time their arrival to coincide the nectar-rich blooms they need to survive. But with climate patterns shifting it’s likely harder for the little guys to time it just right, according to the Audubon Society.

So what can homeowners in DC, MD, VA do to help them out?

Any or all of these three things:


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11 Perfect Paint Colors for Homebuyers by Buyer's Edge Buyer's Brokerage

February 16, 2016

Wendy Carpenter-Israel


Homebuyers in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia, don't need to stress when selecting simply, lovely, paint colors for their new home, townhouse or condominium. For over twenty-four years, the exclusive buyer's agents at Buyer's Edge have collected a few tried and true colors that are easy on the eyes.  Don't reinvent the wheel when it comes to selecting paint colors for your new place. Whatever your personal style, you're bound to like one or two of our Top 11 Go-To Paint Colors.

These calming neutral colors are a great place to start when decorating a new home. They are clean, warm, crisp and elegant. They also

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Four Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Washington, DC Today

February 12, 2016

In 2016, why not consider investing in residential real estate in the Washington, DC metro area.... “Washington DC real estate continues to be a stable environment for home prices,” says Steve Carpenter-Israel, President of Bethesda, Maryland based Buyer’s Edge.

 “Foreign investors find Washington Metropolitan real estate inviting as the region has one of the highest levels of education and income per capita in the US, and many are within easy commuting distance of the city,” explained Steve Israel, President of Buyer’s Edge, an Exclusive Buyer Brokerage firm serving the Metropolitan Washington area.  “With the Federal Government and all its contractors located in

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15 Signs - When Buying a Home is Like True Love - It's undeniable

February 12, 2016

Wendy Carpenter-Israel 

  1. Kiss a few frogs. Take your time.
  2. Get educated on what’s important to you. What are your needs and your values?
  3. Sparks should fly when you meet the right one! It doesn’t happen that many times in your life. When it does, take notice!
  4. Love is undeniable. In your gut, it feels right. This comes from all that you’ve learned from your past experiences and searching.
  5. When you think you’ve found the right one, there’s a sense that you don’t want to loose this and you don’t want to live without it.
  6. Still it’s important to take your time to make sure you know what you’re getting into.
  7. This is a journey you take with a
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