buyers edge: The Psychology in Real Estate - 01/19/18 08:07 AM
The decision-making process is more complex than you may think
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Buying a home is a big deal. It takes focus and dedication to the process to get it right. You will make a list of what you want & need in a home. You and your partner will choose a neighborhood after considering your daily commute and other important factors. And even when you've checked off all the "must-haves" on your list, you could be missing an important piece of the process. 
There are subtle details that can drive your decision-making process Understanding what drives your choices will help you make … (17 comments)

buyers edge: Are We Still Celebrating Christmas in Mid-January? - 01/14/18 04:23 PM
Christmas was a blast! The food, the celebrations, the decorations...but it's over.
 
When you decorate for the holidays, it's easy to go a little overboard. I get it! When our children were young, we filled the house with miniature lighted villages and fresh garland on the piano and staircase. Outside, white lights lined our garden and two huge wreaths hung on the front of the house. 
One year, when Marshall wasn't able to take the lights out of a tree, so we had white lights in our tree until Valentine's Day. We are far from perfect when it comes to taking down holiday decorations … (5 comments)

buyers edge: Why Birds Fly Into Windows and How To Prevent It - 01/12/18 02:08 PM
Birds fly into windows because they see the reflection of the sky. 
I was cooking dinner this week when I heard a loud BAM on the window. I ran to see what happened and discovered a large hawk lying motionless on the ground. As I watched, he slowly began to move his claws and head. After many minutes, he flew a short distance and landed in a bush near my bedroom window. I checked on him for hours and into the night. He was breathing but once the sun set, the bird stayed hidden in the bush and shrubbery. At first light, … (4 comments)

buyers edge: Should I Test My Home for Radon? - 01/08/18 10:34 AM
Yes!
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Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.  Unlike the picture above, radon gas is colorless and odorless. Radon occurs naturally. It is the decay of the elements radium, thorium and uranium in rocks and soil. Radon seeps up through the ground and into the air. In some cases, radon dissolves into groundwater and is released when water is used (when you turn on the shower or faucet).
Radon becomes a serious health risk when it's trapped in areas without adequate ventilation.  In fact, any home that is tightly sealed with insulation … (5 comments)

buyers edge: What Does a Realtor Do For Home Buyers? - 12/20/17 10:43 AM
Marshall and I were leaving the settlement office with our client. She had just bought her first house and we were saying our goodbyes when she turned to us and said,
 
"So what are you guys going to do now?"
 
When we explained we are working with other home buyers she was surprised. We had spent so much time corresponding and house hunting with her that she didn't know we had other clients. Wow! It was my turn to be surprised.
 
But after thinking about it, I understood. We answered her emails, phone calls, and texts promptly. We worked around her schedule, as best … (4 comments)

buyers edge: Goodnight Moon Hello New Day - 12/06/17 07:11 AM

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buyers edge: Best Holiday Happenings in Washington D.C. - 12/04/17 11:09 AM

 
There are so many fun things to do in the Greater Washington D.C. area during the holiday season.
Here's a list of my personal favorites. 
 
ZooLights at the National Zoo - Thousands of Washingtonians take advantage of the free event featuring lights, a winter wonderland theme, and live music. The reptile house is an active place at night and I highly recommend going to see the snakes and other creatures when they're awake and on the move! The gift shop is open and you can buy food and drinks at the concession stands. The military night is December 19th and all military personnel receives … (3 comments)

buyers edge: Wordless Wednesday - Fearless - 11/01/17 05:42 AM

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buyers edge: Wordless Wednesday - Boston - 10/11/17 05:08 AM
Boston is Beautiful

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buyers edge: #1 Best Advice for Selling Your Home - 10/09/17 11:28 AM
Over the weekend, I toured 24 houses for sale in Montgomery County Maryland. 
 
My buyers are ready to buy their first home! We've discussed how to buy a home and what to look for in a property. As exclusive buyer agents, we see lots of houses! So what is our best advice for selling your home? 
Clean it! 
Why is something so simple the best advice? Because dirt is a major turn off. Out of 24 houses, I saw one house was clean. Only one! And I wasn't being overly picky! I'll break down the major turn-offs for buyers. If you're house is on the … (4 comments)

buyers edge: Buying a Home for The First Time - 10/05/17 05:42 PM
If your a little nervous just thinking about buying a house, we get it!
 Buying your first home is a serious commitment. It's likely to be the most expensive purchase in your life. So be a good boy scout and
PREPARE
 
 
 
Like any great adventure, you begin with trusted companions. You want to surround yourself with people who know what they are doing and are really good at it! As a home buyer, you need 100% loyalty from your real estate agent. Learn about exclusive buyer agents who serve only home buyers. Interview agents and make sure you are a good fit. … (2 comments)

buyers edge: TASTE OF BETHESDA - 09/29/17 12:50 PM

28th Annual Taste of Bethesda
50 restaurants and five stages with entertainment. Family friendly with face painting, balloons and craft activities for the kids.
DATE:  Saturday, October 7, 2017
ROAD CLOSURE HOURS 2:30 - 8:00 p.m.
EVENT HOURS:  11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PARKING:  public garages between Auburn and Del Ray Avenues, and St. Elmo & Cordell Avenues will be open
 
The Taste of Bethesda draws huge crowds. This year they're expecting 30-40 thousand people. It's a fantastic opportunity to try food from the local restaurants. 
While you are out and about, stop by our office! We would love to meet you!
We'll have Buyer's Edge giveaways, water & … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Why Love Matters in Real Estate - 09/17/17 11:07 AM

"True love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT – mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky, I love that." Miracle Max
 
The 1987 movie Princess Bride is a beautiful story about true love. Princess Buttercup and Wesley encounter serious obstacles (the entire movie) but eventually end up together and live happily ever after.
True Love Prevails!
This true love story is a lot like buying a home. There is no such thing as the perfect house for everyone! Every home buyer has unique expectations … (4 comments)

buyers edge: Is that Flip a Flop? Here's how you know! - 08/17/17 05:27 AM
At Buyer's Edge, we only work for home buyers. 
Exclusive Buyer Agents & members of NAEBA.org 
 
We are wary of flips and frequently share what we've learned from touring flipped houses. To be fair, not all flips are flops. However, if you buy a flipped house that is a flop, it could be a very expensive mistake. 
Stephen Carpenter-Israel, Marshall Henderson & Stephen Mercer discuss flips and flops. 
 
For More Information about Flips & Flops
ASHI Certified Home Inspectors
Check Your Local Permitting Office
This Old House - Home Inspection Nightmares
HomesBuyHendersons YouTube Channel 
 
 
 
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buyers edge: How to Prevent a Clothes Dryer Fire - 08/10/17 06:58 AM
2900 Clothes dryer fires are reported in the U.S. each year
When buying a home, most people don't think twice about the clothes dryer. The home inspector usually checks the dryer to be sure it heats properly and that's the extent of the dryer inspection. After our experience this week, we will now be asking every seller when they last cleaned the vent on their dryer.
Our Dryer Story
 
Our first time home buyers called us saying they had two issues with their new home. First, there were several wet spots on the ceiling. Second, their clothes dryer was not drying properly. It was taking two or … (8 comments)

buyers edge: Why "I told you so" never works - 08/04/17 05:32 AM
It feels sooo good to be right!
 
It's a little bit happy mixed with smugness and a lofty feeling of superiority. And there are so many opportunities to be RIGHT- 
The waiter/waitress screws up your order-Travesty! How dare they! Do they not know who I am! Are they really that stupid? Daughter finally breaks up with the nightmare boyfriend-You should have listened to my advice long ago!  I saw him for who he really was, if only you could have listened to me back then! Husband procastinates...again-If you had started working on this project weeks ago, when I told you, you wouldn't be up … (10 comments)

buyers edge: Living in Alexandria Virginia - 08/03/17 08:05 AM
Looking for a home in Alexandria Virginia?
 
 
Alexandria is a charming historic city along the Potomac River. Condos in downtown Alexandria range from the low 500's to the millions. Rowhouses and single family homes range in price from the low 800's to several million.
 
 
The Alexandria waterfront is a great place to get the feel of the city. In the summer, there's live music on the dock and the Torpedo Factory, a huge art studio, is open for tours. Sailboats, kayaks and paddleboards are available to rent. A water taxi ferries people between Alexandria and Washington D.C. The Alexandria Seaport Cruise goes down … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Wordless Wednesday-Buying a Home is a Journey - 08/02/17 05:46 AM

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buyers edge: Baltimore Charm City from a rooftop deck - 08/01/17 06:31 AM
Charm City is magical at night
Marshall and I feel so fortunate to work with great people at Buyer's Edge.  We've become good friends with our fellow Edgies and last night we gathered on a rooftop deck on Federal Hill in Baltimore. 
 
Federal Hill is close to Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Camden Yards. Last night, we heard the cheers from the crowd as the Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1. What a gorgeous evening!
 
Many of the Federal Hill row houses were built around the turn of the last century (early 1900's) with three stories and beautiful winding staircases. The homes in this … (3 comments)

buyers edge: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad - 07/31/17 05:27 AM
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park
is a 2 1/2 hour drive from Washington D.C.
 
To get there, drive east on Route 50 toward Annapolis, over the Bay Bridge and take a right on Route 16 in Cambridge Maryland. The address 4068 Golden Hill Road Church Creek Maryland. Harriet Tubman was born a slave in 1822. She was one of nine children and at the age of six, she was rented out to another master to care for children and catch muskrats in the marshlands along the Blackwater River. 
Harriet Tubman was born a slave in 1822. She was one of nine children … (9 comments)

 
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