JOYFUL JOURNEY

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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 By Wendy carpenter-Israel 

More and More Homebuyers Believe Working with an

Exclusive Buyer's Agent is the Right Way to Buy a Home

 

Buyer's Edge Company, Inc. has been challenging the real estate industry status quo for over twenty-four years in the Washington, DC metro area. As exclusive buyer's agents, we believe in doing real estate differently. We believe that consumers have a right to unconditional protection and loyalty throughout the entire home buying process. A buyer shouldn't have to buy a home from a real estate company that represents both sides of the real estate transaction.

This enormous conflict of interest was one the main motivating factors when Stephen Carpenter-Israel and his wife, Wendy, founded their unique

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Updated: January 13, 2016

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

When homeowners decorate their houses in the Washington, DC metro area, the finishing touch for many is a vase full of flowers that will greet them on a table by the front door. It's a wonderful treat that you can give to yourself, your family and your friends as they enter your home. Depending on your budget, flowers around the home can be done extravagantly or simply. Here are my Top 6 Favorite Ideas for decorating with flowers and plants in the home.

Stems Vases

I found these wonderful vases at a Sugarloaf Crafts Festival a number of years back when I was looking for a housewarming gift for one of our buyer/clients at Buyer's Edge. They are handmade by Maria & Jan Schultz out of

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Deck the Halls... With Home Decor Ideas

From Other Women! Fa la la la!

 

By Wendy Carpenter-Israel

Updated December 21, 2015

 

 

Where do creative ideas come from when decorating your home? With websites like Houzz and Pinterest, the possibilities are exciting, inspiring and endless. At times however, the abundance and often the absurdity of the images available on the web today can make the creative process a little overwhelming. That's why when a home decor idea comes to you from out of the blue, it often ends up being the creative idea that brings a homeowner the most pleasure overtime.  Though it's a bit convoluted, one of my favorite home decor ideas came when I least expected it. I started collecting sterling silver sugar

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WHAT'S AN EXCLUSIVE BUYER'S BROKER?|

Don't Buy a Home with Any Tom, Dick or Harriet 

A focused business model and a clear-cut agency relationship has convinced many homebuyers to work with an Exclusive Buyer's Agent when buying a home.

What's an Exclusive Buyer's Agent?


Updated December 16, 2015

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

Exclusive buyer’s agents who work for Buyer Broker Real Estate Companies in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC are a unique kind of Realtor in that they represent homebuyers 100% of the time. Never sellers. It's as simple as that. Exclusive buyers agents and their brokers haven chosen not to list or sell properties. Instead, they make their living by representing only buyers, earning their client's trust as true

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One Magical Free Stock Photo Website You Need to Visit Today|Unsplash.com

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

December 9, 2015


Writing a blog for an exclusive buyer’s brokerage Real Estate Company in the Washington, DC Metro area can be challenging. With most SEO websites recommending that a minimum of 10 articles be written and shared each week to keep your company brand on the first page of Google search, the whole management of a webpage blog can be overwhelming for a small company.

Luckily, in the last few years the “blog-enabler” industry has exploded on the web! Unique, small companies along with enormous corporations have access to the same tech-savvy tools to keep their blogs interesting and creative at little or no costs.

One of the

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29 Photos from Alexandria, Virginia that

Prove Choosing Exterior Paint Colors for the Home can be a Snap

October 14, 2015

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

 

 


For most new homeowners, selecting exterior paint colors for their home can be a daunting process. Steve Carpenter-Israel, President and exclusive buyer’s broker of Buyer’s Edge in the Washington, DC metro area says, “For many of my buyer clients after an exhaustive home search, they’re fully aware that the exterior colors of a property is the making or breaking of a home’s curb appeal.”  Not only is it an expensive undertaking for the majority of folks, it’s a commitment that they have to be live with for many years to come.  

Steve recalls an occasion when he was working with

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Buyer’s Edge Takes on the Real Estate Industry

with a Unique and Powerful Move....

No Dual Agency 

9-29-2015

 Unsure how Dual Agency can have a detrimental effect on your home buying process? Listen to home buying tips...

 

 

Here's a quick introduction to "Daily Home Buying Real Estate Tips" with Stephen Carpenter-Israel from Buyer's Edge on MusicPlanetRadio.com:

"Hi this is Stephen Carpenter-Israel. I am the President of Buyer's Edge. We are a completely different kind of real estate company that exclusively represents homebuyers in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. We're a unique and very consumer oriented real estate company. At Buyer's Edge, our exclusive buyer's agents believe that our job is to help homebuyers evaluate

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