buyers edge: Busy Fall Housing Market in DC Area - 10/12/15 07:49 AM
 
Median price for a DC area home was $400,000 in September 2015
The Washington DC region includes Northern Virginia and Maryland. The real estate market changes dramatically depending on where you want to buy a home.
 
Most neighborhoods in the Washington DC Metropolitan area had more real estate sales activity last month than in September 2014-good news!
 
 
The Fall Real Estate Market is going strong in DC
According to stats from Real Estate Business Intelligence, pending sales are at their highest level since 2005. Most homes sales in Northern Virginia and the Maryland suburbs are linked with the school calendar. Even so, the market activity … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Yoga and Real Estate in Washington DC - 10/10/15 08:35 PM
Harmonious Living in an Alpha City
Yoga is an excellent way to relieve stress and stay fit.  Blending yoga with real estate creates a clear mindset to serve home buyers. The principles of yoga translate to commitment, passion, honesty and excellent customer service.  
As Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge, we negotiate for home buyers best interest in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. We evaluate properties with a focused intention on how it best serves the buyer. Building on yogic principles, we listen to the individual needs of each buyer and develop a strategy to find a great home at the best price possible. 
Our dedication … (4 comments)

buyers edge: Buying a Home in Ellicott City Maryland - 10/08/15 12:47 AM
Old Maryland Charm and Character
Ellicott City
 
Between Baltimore and Washington DC, Ellicott City is the perfect location for home buyers who need to work in both cities. Founded in 1772, Ellicott City is charming! Some buildings on main street date back to the late 1700's. At the Judges Bench, a popular bar on main street, locals share the legends and ghost stories of Ellicott City. 
Ellicott City has fascinating ghost stories 
 
According to the Multiple Listing Service, there are currently 89 homes for sale with 3+ bedrooms
(not including short sales)
Average List Price $524,567 Average Days on Market 84 Average Lot Square Footage 23, 202 The lot … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Buying a Home in NW Washington DC - 10/05/15 11:58 PM
Chevy Chase, Hawthorne, Forest Hills, Barnaby Woods
beautiful older homes in NW Washington DC
 
Washington DC is divided into four geographical quadrants of unequal size.
NW Washington DC is the largest quadrant
covering an area north of the National Mall and west of North Capitol Street. The neighborhoods Chevy Chase, Forest Hills and Barnaby Woods are well established-some of the homes were built over a century ago. Colonials, Dutch Colonials, French Provencial and Craftsman style are the original home styles in NW Washington.
It's fun to see what architects have done to bump out & up these traditional style homes. 
According to the Metropolitan Regional … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Buying a Condo in Reston Virginia - 10/05/15 03:48 AM
Condo Buyers in downtown Reston Virginia
walk to shops, restaurants, bars and parks
 
Reston Virginia is a 10 mile drive from Tysons Corner and the Capital Beltway. The Reston Town Center, where condos and townhomes are for sale, is about 6 miles east of Dulles International Airport and 21 miles west of downtown Washington DC. 
Reston Virginia is convenient to Washington DC and Dulles Airport 
Washington & Old Dominion Bike Trail is a 45 mile paved road that begins in Shirlington and ends in Herndon Virginia. At mile 18, bicyclist are in Reston Town Center where they can stop for food and drinks at one of the … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Condos for sale in Washington DC - 10/02/15 09:28 PM
Find your home at- 
BuyersAgent.com
The right neighborhood, price & daily commute
Interest rates are at historic lows and housing inventory is on the rise in Washington DC. If you've waiting for less buyer competition-Now is the time.
The average sales price for a home in Washington DC is $529,000. 
Buy a condo and move in before the holidays
Comparing the costs of renting vs. buying-
Consider your budget -Most financial experts will agree that you don't want to spend more than 30% of your monthly income on housing expenses. Know what you can afford  9 in 10 Buyers find a home with a real estate agent-According to the National … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Get Your Gutters Ready for Hurricane Joaquin - 10/01/15 12:37 AM
Hurricane Joaquin is threatening the East Coast
are your gutters ready for a downpour?
We live in the Greater Washington DC area and forecasters predict historic rains in Virginia, Maryland and DC. It's raining now and the city is waiting to hear just how bad Hurricane Joaquin will hit the DC area. 
There is time to prepare
Steve Mercer and Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge offer their take on gutter maintenance. 
 
 
Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agent with Buyer's Edge, licensed Realtor in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia
 
Steve Mercer, Exclusive Buyer Agent with Buyer's Edge, licensed Realtor in Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland
Real Estate for … (0 comments)

buyers edge: What to Know Before Signing A Real Estate Contract - 09/27/15 04:48 AM
For a successful home buying adventure
 
 
Definitions for Key Words in Real Estate
Like most professions, the real estate business has a language. If you are planning to buy a home, review these key real estate terms and definitions. You'll want to know basic real estate language before signing a real estate contract.
You should understand everything in a contract before you agree, in writing, to its terms 
 Contract-legally binding document between a home seller and home buyer. Terms and agreements signed off by all parties
Ratified Contract-legally binding document signed by all parties involving specific agreed upon terms in the sale and purchase of … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Come to Taste of Bethesda-Visit Buyer's Edge - 09/26/15 04:23 AM
26th Annual Taste of Bethesda
Saturday, October 3, 2015
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Taste of Bethesda is held at the Woodmont Triangle, 3 blocks from the Bethesda Metro. 
60 restaurant booths and 5 stages featuring entertainment will be along Norfolk, St. Elmo & Cordell Streets and DelRay & Auburn Avenues.   
Admission is Free
Taste tickets are sold on-site (4 tickets for $5) 
Food servings cost 1-4 tickets
Click here for a Parking map courtesy of bethesda.org  The Bethesda Circulator bus is always free
 
What do you want to eat? 
Bethesda is a great place to go out to dinner. Food styles include; Indian, Malaysian, Greek, Thai, Italian, Louisiana Home style, French, … (4 comments)

buyers edge: October is the Best Time to Buy A Home - 09/24/15 08:48 PM
Not an opinion-a fact 
According to data released by RealtyTrac
Home Buyers get the best deals in October
RealtyTrac analyzed data from single family and condo sales since 2000. Analysis of more than 32 million sales nationwide found, on average, October was the month where home buyers got the best deals. Over the last 15 years, 2.7 million home sales closed in October. The data shows the average sale price was 2.6% below the average full market value at the time of sale.
 
Are you ready to buy a home?
Choose an Exclusive Buyer Agent-You have lots of options here. Many Realtors work for large real … (5 comments)

buyers edge: Welcoming Pope Francis to Washington DC - 09/22/15 07:17 AM
Papa Francesco Is In Washington DC
We're used to big name celebrities & world leaders coming to town but this feels really different.
Pope Francis is rocking the world with his views on politics, social issues and religion. He is stirring up controversy while creating a following like no Pope before him.
 
His visit offers a respite from the constant bickering on Capitol Hill 
Pope Francis will be in the United States for six days. His visit started this afternoon, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.  He was greeted by President Obama and First lady Michelle Obama along with Vice President Joe Biden, a … (2 comments)

buyers edge: What is an Exclusive Buyer Agent - 09/17/15 02:35 AM
Buyersagent.com
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Steve Carpenter-Israel is the Owner & Broker of Buyer's Edge
buyersagent.com
Victoria Henderson, Associate Broker, Marshall Henderson, exclusive buyer agent
4849 Rugby Avenue Bethesda Maryland 20814 office 301.657.1475 cell 301.922.1677
Members of NAEBA.org 
 
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buyers edge: Finding a Home in the Fall - 09/16/15 02:16 AM

Fall is my Favorite Time of Year
Summer is taking it's last sultry swings with temperatures in the 80's, but I don't mind. Friday evening is our annual Smore's night with neighborhood friends and next Saturday we will go to our first high school football game of the season. 
Love this time of year in the Washington D.C. area
If you are in the market to buy a single family home, condominium, rowhouse or town home in the District-now is the time! Here's why...
You missed the Summer Buying frenzy-according to the National Association of Realtors, Home sales in July 2015 were at their highest … (2 comments)

buyers edge: How to Find a Good Home Inspector - 09/12/15 11:27 AM
Your Home is The Most Expensive Purchase of Your Life
A good home inspector can make or break the deal
and this is a good thing.
For most home buyers, the sales contract to purchase a home includes a home inspection contingency. This means the home purchase is contingent, or determined by conditions or circumstances that follow. 
In other words, 
If a home inspector finds a big problem, like a cracked foundation, the home buyer can void the contract, using the home inspection contingency.
 
But fortunately, cracked foundations are uncommon. Usually, a home inspector is going to thoroughly inspect the home, with the home buyers by his side, … (8 comments)

buyers edge: Solar Panels for Home - 09/09/15 09:27 PM
Solar Panel Rooftop Installation is at a Record High
 
According to the U.S. Solar Industry, solar photovoltaic installations now exceed 20 gigawatts that is, 
1 billion watts or enough to power 164,000 homes
This varies from state to state considering the average sunshine, consumption of power and the average temperature and wind in your state. 
The Solar Investment Tax Credit
is a 30% tax credit for residential and commercial properties. If you are considering solar panel rooftop installation, you have the option to  lease or buy the solar panels. 
Marshall Henderson
an exclusive buyer agent with Buyer's Edge 
talks about Solar Panels

4849 Rugby Avenue Bethesda Maryland 20814
office 301.657.1475 cell 301.922.1677
Real Estate … (6 comments)

buyers edge: Tell Me Everything I Need to Know - 09/08/15 12:55 AM
 Buying a home is a very personal affair
We walk through peoples bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and living spaces. We witness how they live and maintain their home. As exclusive buyer agents, we talk about your belongings and whether your bed, couch and personal stuff will fit in a home. 
If you want to find the home you are looking for, you need clear honest communication with your Realtor. The sooner you say what you really want, the faster you will find your home.  
Don't Hold Back...Tell Your Realtor Everything She Needs to Know
Here's an example. After several days of house tours, a Realtor asks … (6 comments)

buyers edge: Neighborhoods in Alexandria Virginia - 09/03/15 01:23 AM
Old Town, DelRay, Eisenhower Valley, Rosemont, West End, North Ridge
 
 
When house hunting with home buyers, we often say how fortunate we are to have so many great neighborhoods in the Washington DC area. Like flavors of ice cream, the choices seem endless.
This is great since home buyers have options! But sifting through all the neighborhood details, in addition to home styles, can be a little overwhelming at first. 
Here are a few suggestions to make it easier to buy a home in Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC
 
Commute-never underestimate the traffic and commute times in Washington DC. According to the Texas A&M … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Why We Should Care About Bees - 08/30/15 02:12 AM
coffee, almonds, apples, cucumbers, squash, blueberries, mangos, kiwi, cherries, lima beans, flax, kidney beans, chili peppers, grapes, tomatoes, cranberries, cocoa, eggplant, vanilla....
We Can Thank A Bee for Everything We Eat & Drink 
It's actually funny, humbling and a little scary how much we need bees. Fortunately, bee keepers are in the spotlight.  This short video explains why bees are dying faster than ever before.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKQNx0av7eY
 Commercial Bee Keepers are kicking it into overdrive as they repopulate their bee colonies every year. In California, for example, two hives are needed for every acre of almonds or 1.7 million bee hives needed to grow almonds. 
Gene Brandi, a California … (10 comments)

buyers edge: What Funk is in my Carpet? - 08/27/15 07:36 AM
There is a beautiful custom in many countries...
"Please take off your shoes before entering our home"
  For those who don't practice this custom, it may seem a little odd. Taking off your shoes might feel a bit like you're taking off your clothes.
But when you really stop and consider where you walk and what you've walked in-taking off your shoes when entering a house makes perfect sense. 
I am an exclusive buyer agent with Buyer's Edge in Bethesda Maryland. Today, I walked with home buyers all over the streets of Washington DC. Last weekend, I was with clients from out of town touring … (8 comments)

buyers edge: What To Know Before Buying in Washington DC - 08/24/15 09:40 AM
The Greater Washington DC area includes Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
When relocating to the area, you could buy a home in Northern Virginia or the suburbs of Maryland and still consider yourself a Washingtonian.  
 
We work with many families who are moving to the area for the first time. If this is you-here is what you need to know before buying a row house, town house, condo, co-op or single family home. 
Washington DC is Expensive-you need to make $108,092 a year to live comfortably in DC. That's according to a recent report in the Washington Post. A report … (0 comments)

 
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Bethesda, MD

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