April 2016

There are 3 blog entries for April 2016.

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

April 28, 2016


Buying a home that needs work can be a lot of fun for many homebuyers in the Washington, DC metro area.  There may be a number of exciting benefits to buying a “fixer upper.” Typically, a home or condominium that needs major renovation and updating may have less competition from other buyers. The property may sit on the market for months before a homebuyer writes an offer, making sellers more receptive to accepting a lower price. Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker at Buyer’s Edge, explains “Our exclusive buyers agents find that in the right circumstances homebuyers can purchase a house with good “bones” at a significant discount in a more expensive neighborhood, just because it needs work.”

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Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2016

Wendy Carpenter-Israel


Happy Earth Day. We live on a beautiful planet. Sometimes it's nice to be reminded of that during the home and condo buying process in the Washington, DC metro area. With the hot, Spring real estate market in full swing, homebuyers find themselves running all over town looking at new real estate listings in DC, MD, VA with their exclusive buyer's agent. They frantically wonder, "Will we ever find our dream home? Will we ever win a multiple bidding war at our price point? Will we live in Arlington, VA, Bethesda, MD or Logan Circle, DC?  Will I still want to live with my partner after this process?"

Yikes! Time to take a deep breath and remember that there will be other homes and

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April 4, 2016

By Wendy Carpenter-Israel

 Are you a Crazy Bird?

Here are the Top 5 Questions to ask yourself before you buy a home or condominium in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland from the real estate agent at the Open House.

See fun video at the end of the blog.


#1 When you’re hungry and want to go out for a super, expensive dinner would you walk into a OPEN HOUSE, sit down, eat and share your entire life story with a stranger?


#2 When you want to build your dream home for hundreds and thousands of dollars would you walk into an OPEN HOUSE under construction and randomly hire the unknown contractor working on site? 


#3 When your child is sick would you carry her into an OPEN HOUSE of an unknown pediatrician and

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