buyers edge: Hyattsville Maryland a Trendy Neighborhood - 06/12/15 05:56 AM
Have you been to Hyattsville lately? 
 
I was born in Washington DC and grew up in Prince Georges County Maryland. In the 60’s and 70’s, I remember going to Hyattsville Maryland with my grandfather to buy cars at Lustine Chevrolet.  That particular stretch of Route 1 in Hyattsville, from East West Highway to the District was lined with car dealerships; thrift stores a funeral home, various small local shops and Dematha Catholic High School which is an all boy school just off Route One.  Today….Hyattsville is a very different place!
Over the last few years, townhomes have been built along and just off of Route One in … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Living in McLean Virginia - 06/11/15 02:00 AM
 
Living in McLean Virginia
McLean Virginia is 8 miles Northwest of Washington DC. Residents of McLean have a convenient commute to downtown Washington DC. McLean is at the Capital Beltway. George Washington Parkway and I-66 are major roadways that run through the town.
Beautiful old homes, new construction and condominiums are available for home buyers in McLean.
We've enjoyed working with home buyers in McLean Virginia and can answer any of your home buying questions.
We are exclusive buyer agents with Buyer's Edge
Victoria Henderson, Associate Broker, licensed Realtor in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC
Marshall Henderson, experienced Realtor, licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC
4849 Rugby Avenue … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Homes for Sale near Van Ness Metro - 06/10/15 01:48 AM
Van Ness is in Upper Northwest Washington DC
Van Ness is bordered by Rock Creek Park, Tilden Street, Broad Branch Road and  Connecticut Avenue. Metro's Red line Van Ness station is located on Connecticut Avenue at Van Ness Street. WalkScore.com gives the Van Ness neighborhood a rating of 83 out of 100. This walkscore means most errands, shopping and dining out can be easily done on foot. The Forest Hills Neighborhood Alliance is an active community organization. In 2006, twelve members of the Neighborhood Alliance published the book, Images of America: Forest Hills, detailing the area's heritage.   
There are condos, 3 co-ops and single family … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Wordless Wednesday-Time Flies - 06/10/15 01:42 AM

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buyers edge: Live in Ellicott City Maryland - 06/04/15 06:38 AM
Living in Ellicott City Maryland
 a smart choice for Marylanders
Ellicott City is a 25 minute drive south from Baltimore and 45 minute drive north from Washington DC
 
 
Ellicott City is one of the oldest cities in Maryland. Full of old charm and trendy shops and restaurants,  Ellicott City is a popular place for an evening out on the town. It's also a sweet home town for local residents.
If you like Ellicott City and want to call it home, we are here to help. We are exclusive buyer agents with Buyer's Edge. Licensed Realtors in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.
We choose to only represent home buyers … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Evaluating Homes & Neighborhoods - 06/02/15 12:01 AM
Where you buy a home affects every aspect of your life
 
Not to be too dramatic but this is a really big deal. Sure you may move someday but in the meantime your day-to-day quality of life is intrinsically linked to where you live. As exclusive buyer agents, home buying is our focus. 
Here are the main points of the home buying process 
Your daily commute matters-there is plenty of data showing a direct link between commute time and well being. If you are moving to a new city, research the traffic patterns so you can buy a home an hour or less from your work.  Pay attention … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Meditation for Motivation - 05/31/15 10:40 PM
We All Want to Be Creative, Motivated & Successful
and there are thousands of books, podcasts and classes offering ideas and guidance.  The truth is-there is no 'one way' to becoming a creative, motivated and successful person. Each of us needs to find a path that resonates true to our calling. Meditation works for me. Some people have told me, 
"There's no way I can sit still for an hour!"
If that is you, or some variation of what you believe, then sit still for a minute. No kidding! Start with just a minute and focus on your breathing. Try this a couple of … (4 comments)

buyers edge: Best Way to Buy A Home - 05/26/15 10:50 PM
Buying a Home Begins with Communication
Ask tough questions and stay in control of your home buying experience
 
We sat down this week with first time home buyers in Virginia. They're new to the Washington DC area and came to the meeting well prepared. In fact, Marshall and I were so impressed with their questions-we are sharing them with you. 
Before you choose to work with a real estate agent-ask these tough questions
How do I get out of a buyer contract? A buyer broker agreement, should have a start and end date. This gives you the option to get out of the agreement if you are not pleased with the real … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Excellent Customer Service is Good for the Soul - 05/26/15 10:34 PM
This morning, I had a problem accessing the Multiple Listing Service 
We couldn't access the automatic email updates for our clients.  I tried clicking on subject links, rebooting the computer, deleting cookies and finally called customer service. The customer service representative asked me to reboot the computer, the server, delete cookies and then said,
" Honestly, I can access your account from where I am, so I think this is your problem." he added, "I need to document everything we went over so it's clear that I helped you."  "If you have any more problems, you can call back." 
I felt so "helped"
I … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Buy A Home in Fit City Washington DC - 05/20/15 11:28 PM
Washington DC is the Fittest Big City in America
What? I love it but was a little surprised until I read the new study, released by the American College of Sports Medicine ranking large cities according to-
Number of smokers Prevalence of diabetes Average DC person's intake of fruits and vegetables Access to public parks, bike lanes & farmer's markets
Washington D.C. is at the top of the Fit City list pushing the city dwellers of  Minneapolis-St. Paul off the top after a 3 year reign. Minneapolis came in second place while Oklahoma City, Louisville and Memphis are at the bottom of the Fit City … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Fireside Chat with the President of Buyer's Edge - 05/19/15 07:00 AM
Old Homes have classic features worth Restoring-like a stone fireplace
 
 
I had a great time following Marshall Henderson, Steve Carpenter-Israel and Steven Mercer as they toured a home in Silver Spring Maryland. The home is being remodeled but has beautiful hardwood floors, arched doorways, original 1932 interior doors with glass door knobs and a fantastic stone fireplace.
Since Steve, President of Buyer's Edge, is remodeling the house, he describes how to update, repair and ultimately enjoy an old stone fireplace in a remodeled home. Enjoy the video!
 
Buyer's Edge is Washington DC's Premier Exclusive Buyer Brokerage-Real Estate for Home Buyers 4849 Rugby Avenue … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Best Real Estate Agents in Washington DC area - 05/17/15 10:24 PM
5 Steps to Finding the Best Real Estate Agent 
 
Buying a home is often the single largest investment in a lifetime
How do you begin? Who can you trust?
Your home buying experience starts with professionals who protect & promote your interests as the Home Buyer. After all, you are the one bringing the money to finance the transaction. You deserve uncompromising-straight forward service from your real estate agent.
1. Look for a real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of Realtors. Realtors pledge to follow a code of ethics which include promoting your interests and treating all parties with honesty. You have to trust … (2 comments)

buyers edge: The First #1 Step Before Buying a Home - 05/17/15 10:57 AM
If you are buying a home with someone else-have a written plan
 
Where do you want to live? How far do you want to drive to work everyday? What particular home features do you have to have in your home?
Get on the Same Page as Your Partner
You may be very surprised to see what your partner writes! This is different than having a conversation while the two of you drive to work.
Writing down your plan makes it clear, to both buyers, what each of you expects to find in a home. 
Things to Do Prior to Searching for a Home
Tell your partner if you are considering … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Gutter Maintenance with Exclusive Buyer Agents - 05/15/15 12:50 AM
Gutter Maintenance-How to Take Care of Your New Home
Steve Mercer and Marshall Henderson are Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge in Bethesda Maryland.
 
Steve and Marshall have seen hundreds if not thousands of homes in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. They offer their insight on gutters. 
We recommend having a home inspection. A licensed home inspector can provide expert advice on a home. As Exclusive buyer agents we look for what is right & wrong in a home. We are licensed Realtors in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC-offering a  refreshing approach to the home buying process. 
 
Members of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer … (0 comments)

buyers edge: How To Buy A House-Your Easy Checklist - 05/13/15 12:06 AM
A Simple Checklist for Buying a Home
Have a conversation with a mortgage lender -  you need to know the facts about your financial situation. According to home buying research, this is where many people stop. They either assume they can or cannot buy a home. They often start looking for homes before knowing if they can buy & how much they can afford.  Find a qualified Realtor -  if you want to buy a home in Maryland, Washington DC or Virginia-call us! We are Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge. Fully licensed Realtors in VA, MD and Washington DC who only work … (2 comments)

buyers edge: OutDoor Movies in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC - 05/11/15 08:21 PM
Nostalgia and Nature
Every summer, our pool hosts a couple of movie nights. We stretch out on lawn chairs with popcorn and blankets and watch The Princess Bride for the 100th time. 
Why do we love watching movies outdoors?
It could be a shout out to the good ol' days or a contemporary twist on communing with nature. Whatever it is-outdoor movie watching is popular. If you love it or want to try it for the first time, try a few of these Outdoor movies in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.
Screen on the Green 
 
2015 is the 16th year for Screen on the Green, an … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Home Inspection Contingency-Why You Need One - 05/10/15 05:27 AM
When a home inspection contingency is part of a contract offer, a Buyer can cancel that offer based on what is found during the home inspection
99% of the time, Home Buyers want a home inspection contingency. There are so many things that can and do go wrong!  
cracked foundation mold in crawl space or attic signs of poorly done construction or remodeling without proper permits water issues in basement (hidden by new carpet and paint) leaky roof faulty electrical wiring grading, sloping and drainage issues  and many other issues that can cost a Home Buyer thousands! Most of these issues are fixable. … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Buying a Home in Silver Spring Maryland - 05/08/15 11:38 PM
 
Such a fun place to live & work
 
I met my friend at McGinty's Public House in downtown Silver Spring last night. She works at Discovery based in Silver Spring and across the street from the main street & promenade. 
What an exciting place! I met people from Discovery, NOAA and Radio One, all local businesses and within walking distance of downtown Silver Spring. Musicians were performing at the outside stage and the sidewalks were crowded with shoppers, diners and local kids skate boarding their way through the crowds. 
Silver Spring is a Happening Place to Live
 
Condominiums, town houses and single family homes are within … (0 comments)

buyers edge: VinoFest DC 2015 - 05/06/15 12:34 PM
 
VinoFest DC 2015
Love NoMa Wine & Music 
Saturday, May 9th 2015
Celebrate a Fantastic Neighborhood In America's Coolest City 
Forbe's magazine ranked Washington D.C. America's Coolest City last year. Cool? Well, you can decide if that description works for you.
VinoFest DC 2015 will host musicians TroubleFunk, QuestLove and White Ford Bronco
and of course-plenty of wine to fuel your dance moves!
Food from many excellent local restaurants including Timber Pizza and Chaia
VinoFest Party 3 p.m - 10 p.m. 
 
Take Metro's Redline to the NoMa stop or walk down from Union Station. Stay all day or stop by on your way to the museums on the National Mall.  
Interested … (6 comments)

buyers edge: Wordless Wednesday-Cleaning Gutters - 05/05/15 11:05 PM
This is what I get for asking them to go on the roof and clean the gutters
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