JOYFUL JOURNEY

 

"There are First-Time Homebuyers out there who have always wanted to live in Takoma, Park MD, but can't come up with the down payment needed to buy their first home." explains Stephen Mercer, Exclusive Buyer's Agent with Buyer's Edge an Exclusive Buyer's Brokerage Real Estate Company in the Washington, DC Metro Area. As a Takoma Park resident, Stephen shares with homebuyers, "Luckily, there's a pilot program being offered in Takoma Park, Maryland that might help out First-Time Homebuyers, but they have to hurry. There're just 5 grants being offered." 


The Home Stretch:

Down Payment Assistance Program

 #1 Some of the Eligibility Requirements: 

    • First-Time Homebuyer 

    • Maximum Income Requirements

    • All Applicants Must

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By Wendy Carpenter-Israel       "The Trump Election has had a dramatic effect on prices of high-end, luxury Washington, DC properties for sale." says Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker of Buyer's Edge an Exclusive Buyer's Brokerage Real Estate Company in the Washington, DC Metro area.   Caveat Emptor "Buyer Beware"   Steve Israel found that "List Prices of properties above $3,000,000 compared to the values of properties that sold before the election have risen 31% in the Posh Neighborhoods of Georgetown and Kalorama."   There are currently 21 listings in this Buyer's Edge survey which includes fee simple properties (no condos or coops). The total combined prices of these properties is $131,934,900 according to…
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How Does a Holiday Table
for Family and Friends Come Together?

By: Wendy Carpenter-Israel

I always have loved trying to create a pretty dining room table when entertaining family and friends in our home. I enjoy changing the theme each month. Steve and I often invite folks over last minute, so I like having my table ready to go. I'm ready for a dinner party of 10+ guests with 24 hours notice. And I'm also ready for the last minute, spontaneous bash for 75+. Buffet or sit down, we're good to go!

Over the years, my friends have asked me "How do I make these tables?" For me, it's a labor of love. I truly enjoy putting these tablescapes together. With that in mind, this past December as my holiday table was coming together, we took pictures as it

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December 15, 2016

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

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It's Beginning to Look Like the Holidays are Here! 

From Your Friends and Exclusive Buyer's Agents in the Washington, DC Metro Area.

Please Enjoy the Video!

Meet Exclusive Buyer's Agents with Buyer's Edge Buyer Brokerage DC, MD, VA

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 November 15, 2016

Best DC Realtors: Washingtonian’s Top Real Estate Agents

 

Congratulations to Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker with Buyer's Edge in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. He has been selected by Washingtonian Magazine as One of DC's Top-Rated Realtors in 2016. Please read the Press Release. 

 

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Top 5 Tips - Fall Home Maintenance "To Do" Checklist

By Stephen Mercer, Exclusive Buyer's Agent with Buyer's Edge DC, MD, VA

 

 

Furnace:  

Probably the most important system heading into winter. Have a HVAC company check or tweak your system $50 - $100. You can change air filters every couple of months or longer with better quality  filters.  If your HVAC includes a built-in dehumidifier make sure you or the service contractor changes that one as well. Radiant heat-radiators will have a circulating pump attached to the furnace- find the tiny oil cap and drop 10-15 drops of (3 in1 oil) to keep bearings lubricated. 

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Outdoor Faucets:  

Remove all garden hoses from

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October 27, 2016

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

  

 

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"Hello, I’m Steve Israel, the President and Broker of Buyer’s Edge, Inc. in Washington, DC, MD, VA. We’re a very unique type of Real Estate Company that only represents people buying homes. We’re one of the only companies in the Washington, DC area and around the country that does this. It’s a very consumer oriented process where we never have any listings to sell. As a result, we are never representing the sellers of properties or the buyers of properties in the same transaction.  If you are looking for a house for sale or a condo/coop for sale in the Washington, DC Metro area, please give us a call. We’ll help you save money and protect your best interests

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October 1, 2016

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

When current and past clients of Buyer’s Edge are ready to sell their home, they frequently call and ask for "Selling Your Home Tips." 

As Exclusive Buyer’s Agents at Buyer's Edge, we can’t help them sell their home since we represent buyers 100% of the time. However, they still ask our advice since they know we work on a daily basis with some of the best seller’s agents in the area. We want our past buyer/clients to experience the same level of high quality, professional service that our Exclusive Buyer’s Agents gave them when they purchased their home.

Over the years, we’ve come to recognize what makes a good seller’s agent and we offer this insight to our past/buyer clients who seek our advice.

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September 30, 2016

By Wendy Carpenter-Israel

 

The DMV covers a lot of ground. Buying a house or condo can be a daunting task. For our Buyer's Edge agents, helping you find a dream home is only part of what we do best. It's also about knowing and loving the Washington, DC Metro area. The more our exclusive buyer's agents at Buyer's Edge know about Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia, the happier the home buying journey will be, for everyone.

Top Four Places for Dogs to Swim in DC, MD, VA

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By Wendy Carpenter-Israel

 

It's not too late to enjoy hummingbirds in your DC, MD, VA backyards or balconies this summer. Don't be afraid that if you feed them late into the season, they will delay their migration south. This just won't happen. In fact, you can feed hummingbirds as long as they keep coming by to eat. These little birds have such a strong biological clock that nothing will allow them to delay their long flight home when the time has come to do so. With your help, they will be "fat and happy" and better prepared to make their arduous journey over the Gulf of Mexico.

Here's the Easy Recipe:

Hummingbird Food

4 Parts Water

1 Part Sugar

Stir and Dissolve Sugar into Boiling Water

Cool Mixture and Pour into

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