buyers edge: Alexandria Real Estate-find houses for sale - 12/17/15 12:13 AM
Alexandria Virginia is in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area
A sixteen minute drive to downtown Washington D.C.
 
Most locals use public transportation to get around the Washington D.C. area. There are businesses & federal government agencies that offer parking for employees but that is the exception and not the rule. 
Houses for sale in the historic neighborhood of Alexandria Virginia range in price from the upper 900's to several million. In the surrounding neighborhoods, condos and single family homes are for sale from the mid 400's to the millions.
The first settlement in Alexandria Virginia was in 1695
It's a treasure trove for history buffs! Alexandria Virginia was … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Beautiful Houses and Bad Neighbors - 12/15/15 09:39 AM
It's the single biggest disappointment-to find a house...
next to a very messy neighbor
 
My Buyer and I stood in the backyard of a large brick colonial style house near a Metro station. He checked off three major items from his "What My House Must Have" list.
 
1. large beautiful backyard backing to trees and then a soccer field
2. brick colonial home-classic style, built in the 40's with crown molding, arched doorways and hardwood oak floors
3. walking distance to Metro-everyone in the DC area knows the value of an easy commute. Buying a home near a Metro station is a great find!
 
So … (69 comments)

buyers edge: Inflatable Christmas Decorations - 12/11/15 09:26 PM
 
Nothing says Christmas like a 5 foot tall inflatable Darth Vader!
 
Are you with me.....No? 
 
Then how about a photo realistic 5 foot tall Elsa from Disney's movie, Frozen? 
Are inflatable Christmas decorations a passing trend or here to stay? You can buy them everywhere-Home Depot , Walmart & eBay.  
 
I love seeing the inflatable Christmas decorations at night. They fill up a front yard with the magic of Christmas!! 
 
 
However, with the light of day, Christmas inflatables look like Christmas trash heaped onto a front yard. Wouldn't it be great if the inflatables came with large Christmas boxes that could cover the deflated Santa's and Frosty's during the … (8 comments)

buyers edge: Septic Tank Inspection in Winter - 12/10/15 01:36 AM
 
A Home Inspector who does a septic tank inspection in Winter is Awesome!
 
 
Jeff Pearce with The Pearce Group does a thorough inspection of a septic tank for our clients who bought a home in Haymarket Virginia. This was not an easy job since the tank was buried and Jeff had to dig his way to the top of the tank. Our video features the home inspection & the septic tank inspection. 
 
A qualified, reputable, experienced home inspection is a valuable member of the home buying team! If you are buying a home, make sure your buyer agent, home inspector and your mortgage … (4 comments)

buyers edge: #Chaia Best Veggie Tacos in Washington DC - 12/08/15 10:46 PM

WORDLESS WENDESDAY.....
 
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buyers edge: It's Time To Clean Your Gutters - 12/08/15 12:05 AM
The Easy Way to Maintain Gutters
 Foam Gutter Inserts  
 
Steve Carpenter-Israel,  Broker & President of Buyer's Edge explains how he easily keeps leaves and debris from clogging gutters. The foam inserts, shown in the video, are easy to install and well worth the time it takes to cut the foam to size.
Buyer's Edge is a real estate Brokerage serving only Home Buyers. We are members of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents 
Offering full real estate services to Home Buyers in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. 
Learn more about us at HomesBuyHendersons, BuyersAgent.com & NAEBA.org
 
We work with families and individuals moving from overseas to … (0 comments)

buyers edge: How To Sell Your House in Winter - 12/06/15 10:32 PM
Advice From Home Buyers
 
This weekend, I was touring a home in Maryland with our client. The home was charming and full of potential but needed some work. After carefully examining the home, price and cost for updates our client said,
"I really want to love this home but I just can't." 
The home price is too high for the necessary updates. On the market for almost 3 months, the house continues to sit...
What can you, the Seller, do to avoid this situation?
Follow these 5 steps to successfully sell your home  
 
Choose the Best Listing Broker-This is a critical first step. To have … (4 comments)

buyers edge: Best Tips on How To Remove Pet Stains - 12/03/15 04:32 AM
'Oh independent wild beast of the house, arrogant vestige of the night...the cat' 
part of a poem by Pablo Neruda
Don't let the sweet expressions fool you-these two can wreak some havoc!  We love our cats and most of the time, they are wonderful companions. But this is not a happy blog about good times shared with our domestic animals.
Best Tips on How to Remove Pet Stains
is all about loving your pets through the bad times. And we have had some trouble with these two. Although they look like sisters, they are not. Two rescues who've shared our home for 14 and 10 years respectively. Recently, our … (8 comments)

buyers edge: Wordless Wednesday-First Steps - 12/01/15 08:43 PM

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buyers edge: Homes for Sale in Silver Spring Maryland - 11/30/15 01:14 AM
Silver Spring Maryland is convenient to downtown D.C., Rockville, Gaithersburg and Bethesda
Silver Spring is unincorporated and covers more than nine and a half square miles. The southern part of downtown Silver Spring borders Washington DC.
Metro's Red line has a stop in downtown Silver Spring with convenient Red Line stops at Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont. Sligo Creek, Northwest Branch and Rock Creek are waterways in and around Silver Spring. Older established neighborhoods have high walkability scores and plenty of charm. Woodside & Montgomery Hills are two older neighborhoods. The median single family home price is 572K. Woodmoor and Indian Springs neighborhoods are "outside … (6 comments)

buyers edge: How TRID Affects Home Buyers - 11/22/15 11:00 PM
TRID
 
An acronym for a couple of other acronyms
is it as scary as everyone thought? 
 
 
TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, TRID is the work of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It is the compilation of the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Any transaction involving a mortgage now uses new disclosure forms. This new rule took effect October 3, 2015.
So how's it Going with the new TRID rules?
A few important details
The Loan Estimate-this is how Buyers apply for a loan. The new rules mean a lender provides a loan estimate and can only charge you for the … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Townhomes in Mosaic District of Virginia - 11/18/15 01:50 AM
Mosaic District in Fairfax Virginia is a new small town 
 
 
Living in the Mosaic District of Virginia is convenient with easy access to I66, I395 and I95 and National and Dulles International Airports
 
Single family homes in Merrifield, surrounding the Mosaic District, start in the mid 500's
Townhouses in Mosaic District start in the low 500's
Condominiums in and around Mosaic District start in the low 400's
 
EYA has a signature style with communities in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Most of the communities are Metro-centric or within easy walking distance to a Metro station.
 Grovesnor Heights in Bethesda Maryland     is being built now and features … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Selling Your Home? Make Sure it's Clean - 11/17/15 04:27 AM
Home Buyers want to buy clean houses 
 
When you find a buyer for your house and make it through the home inspection and other contingencies-it's time to celebrate! After all, you are out the door and already decorating your new place. But wait a second, before you leave your old house behind-make sure it's clean.
It's not only the nice thing to do it's the legal thing to do as well. According to the GCAAR contract, used in the Greater Washington DC area- 
 
"Except as otherwise specified herein, Seller will deliver the Property free and clear of trash and debris, broom clean and in substantially the same physical condition … (4 comments)

buyers edge: Can I Trust My Real Estate Agent? - 11/05/15 09:32 PM
Trust 
is the belief that someone is reliable, good & honest
A trusting relationship is this belief in action
When meeting new clients, the first conversation is the beginning of an inquiry. 
"Can I trust you?"
Most people don't come right out and ask this question. Trust is a process. It begins with getting to know someone and believing in them. Trust is the basis of every relationship. It is defined by actions, not words.
Building a Trusting Relationship with Home Buyers
Since we are exclusive buyer agents, this advice is geared for home buyers & their Realtors  
Be honest-never be afraid to tell your clients the truth. There are … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Condos for Sale in Penn Quarter ChinaTown - 11/04/15 11:44 PM
Condos in Penn Quarter Chinatown in the heart of Washington DC
Living in a Condo in Penn Quarter and Chinatown is fun & convenient!
Walking, taking Metro bus or rail & hailing cabs are typical ways of getting around town.
There are excellent restaurants, theaters and museums in the neighborhood.
Condo prices range from the upper 400's for a 1 bedroom 1 bath. The average condo in this price range is usually 1000 square feet or less.
Two bedroom condos range in price from the low 500's to a million plus. Depending on the building, amenities include 24 hour security, parking garage, rooftop swimming pool, gym and large … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Halloween at the National Zoo - 10/30/15 02:49 AM
Wear your costume and walk the grounds of
The National Zoo 
 
Where- National Zoo in Washington DC
What- Night of the Living Zoo #nightofthelivingzoo
When-October 30th 2015 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Who-Halloween lovers of all shapes and sizes
 
Event Details
Costume contest at 7:30 pm, fire twirlers, illusionist & scary monsters strolling along the pathways! 
Live music tonight by Black Masala and DJ Squirrel 
Live entertainment by the Cheeky Monkey Sideshow
 
Food Trucks & Local Breweries will be providing food and beverages
I love Washington DC! This event is one of many in this city that creates a sweet small town feel to a major metropolitan city. Take advantage of other great … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Buying a Home in Alexandria Virginia - 10/29/15 03:02 AM
Alexandria Virginia is home to over 150 thousand people
Tourist come from all over the world to see Old Town
Alexandria founded in 1695 along the Potomac River
Alexandria Virginia is seven miles south of Washington DC. Like many cities in Maryland and Virginia, Alexandria is shaped by Washington DC. There are government agencies and businesses that do government contract work in Alexandria.
 
Old Town feels like a step back in time.
Many of the buildings were built in the mid-1700s.
Alexandria is compact and walkable.  I recommend wearing comfortable shoes since the streets are mostly cobblestone and brick. Charming to walk on but ruff … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Mt. Vernon Square in NW Washington DC - 10/26/15 11:18 PM
Mt. Vernon Square
NW Washington DC
 
Mount Vernon Square is a neighborhood of new condos and Victorian style brick row houses. Built in 1845, Mount Vernon Square is one of the most popular places to live in Washington DC. 
Two blocks  from China Town & seven blocks from the White House
Walking is the easiest way to get around this neighborhood. Street parking is very limited. 
One and two bedroom condos range in price from the mid 400's to the upper 600's and beyond
Row houses and town homes start near one million. 
Mount Vernon has many bars, restaurants, gyms and yoga studios. It's one of the most … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Buying a Home in Sterling Virginia - 10/22/15 12:17 AM
Sterling is in Loudoun county Virginia
close enough to commute to downtown Washington DC & a short drive to Dulles International Airport
Sterling is close to Herndon, Potomac Falls, Oakton and Reston and home to many major corporations and businesses including the National Weather Service, an agency of the U.S. government.
 
Home prices in Sterling Virginia average in the mid 400's for single family 
while townhomes and condominiums range from the high 200's to the upper 700's
 
Claude Moore Park is located in eastern Loudoun county. The park has 357 acres of mature forests with two fishing ponds, hiking and biking trails and several buildings preserved from the late 1700's. … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Reston Virginia International Wine Festival - 10/14/15 10:06 AM
Wine Tasting 
October 17th, 2p.m. - 6 p.m.
Reston Town Center
The wine tasting event is hosted by the Washington Wine Academy-how did I not know there is a wine academy in town?!? 
Taste 26 different wines from California, Virginia, Portugal, Germany, Argentina, Chili, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa
 
Listen to the band, My Generation while enjoying wine and food all afternoon. 
 
Buy ticket now and save a few bucks or you can buy your ticket the day of the event-price $40
 
Reston Town Center has 30 restaurants & 50 retail stores
While you are in Reston Town Center, check out the area restaurants … (0 comments)

 
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